Business use of drones takes off as new rules kick in

Brad Ward of Empire Unmanned launches his drone on Five Mile Prairie in Spokane. The Coeur d’Alene-based company deploys unmanned aircraft in agricultural and forestry surveys, among other commercial uses.

Before the flames were completely out on last summer’s Three Sisters Fire, the Idaho Department of Lands hired Empire Unmanned to fly a drone over the North Idaho scene.

Idaho glass artists to exhibit works in Challis

A postcard promotes “Reflections — Glass Artists of Idaho,” which open Saturday at Mad Dog Gallery in Challis. Each of the featured artists has gained a measure of national or international acclaim. submitted photo

Five Idaho glass artists will display their genius in design and color composition in “Reflections,” a show to open at 7 p.m. Saturday at Mad Dog Gallery, 632 Main St., in Challis.


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