Imperiled sockeye salmon run shows poor return

This photo provided by Idaho Fish and Game shows Snake River sockeye salmon that returned from the Pacific Ocean to Idaho over the summer swim in a holding tank on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at the Eagle Fish Hatchery in southwestern Idaho. The number of the endangered fish that made it back this year is the second worst in the last decade but there are enough hatchery-raised fish to make up for the bad return. (Dan Baker/ Idaho Fish and Game via AP)

BOISE — The number of imperiled Snake River sockeye salmon that made it back to central Idaho this year is the second worst in the last decade, officials said, but enough hatchery-raised fish exist to keep a state and federal recovery program going.

Otter forms LINE 3.0


Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter signed an executive order Monday creating the latest iteration of the Leadership in Nuclear Energy Commission, branded LINE 3.0. The new iteration of the commission will be staffed by many familiar faces, though a number of changes have been made. One of those changes led a local representative whowasn’t reappointed to the commission to cry foul.

Fire chief discusses budget


Idaho Falls Fire Department Chief Dave Hanneman reviewed the department’s fiscal year 2016-2017 budget Monday during an Idaho Falls City Council work session, including construction costs for the department’s new fire station and overtime associated, in part, with special summer events.



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