New programs underway at Technical Careers High School

Olivia Islas, right, and Emilee Lund, center, treat Lexi Ferrin for injuries during a mock car accident in their fundamentals of health occupations class Monday at the Technical Careers High School in Idaho Falls. The class is part of the school’s new EMT program. Pat Sutphin /

The fourth-year school added agriculture, EMT and IT programs this year bringing the total count to eight. School officials hope to see program offerings continue expanding.

Problem grizzly euthanized, cubs to be relocated

On Thursday, a 13-year-old grizzly sow and her two cubs were trapped near Chester after being found getting into fruit trees. The sow was euthanized as she had repeatedly been found getting into human-related food. The cubs are in captivity and are expected to be relocated for a second time. Courtesy Idaho Department of FIsh and Game.

A 13-year-old sow grizzly was euthanized Thursday after repeatedly venturing on to private property and pilfering apples.

Yellowstone, Grand Teton set all-time visitor records

Visitors await the eruption of Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park. Both Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks set all-time visitor records this year, with three months to spare. Courtesy Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park has smashed its annual visitation record set in 2010 with three months to go in the year.

Bad wake-up call: Bear mauls Idaho hunter

Stephen Vouch of Boise, talks to a reporter on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game in Boise, Idaho and describes being bitten in the back of the head by a black bear while he slept at a hunting camp in central Idaho on Oct. 2. The attack left Vouch, 29, with cuts to the back of his head but he didn't need stitches. A hunting companion shot and wounded the bear that Vouch then shot and killed. State officials estimated the black bear was 3 to 7 years old and weighed from 200 to 275 pounds. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A hunter asleep in the remote Idaho wilderness woke up when he felt something tugging on his hair. Then he heard the black bear breathing.


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