The entry deadlines for exhibits at the Eastern Idaho State Fair begin Friday. The annual fair, held in Blackfoot between Aug. 31 and Sept. 8, distributes $150,000 in total prize money to entrants each year.

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The Museum of Idaho is collecting the stories of community members throughout eastern Idaho for a regional history exhibit to be titled "The Way Out West." The exhibit is planned to debut in 2020.

JACKSON, Wyo. — After almost two days underground and no apparent way out, Spencer Christiansen resigned himself to the fact that he and his wife, Jessica, might die in the Darby Canyon Ice Cave.

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Summary: The fire was active yesterday, with roughly 3,200 additional acres consumed, mainly on the eastern flank. Firefighters and resources are being assigned to areas where the potential for success is the highest and there is acceptable risk to firefighters. These are areas where roads, …

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Today, the fire again burned actively throughout the fire area. The main smoke column was not as well pronounced as yesterday however, more acreage was consumed, mainly in the area near North Fork Hat Creek. An accurate acreage count will not be known until the next Infrared observation flig…

In front of hundreds of onlookers, and more than 5,000 online viewers, Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot celebrated his 70th birthday with a showman’s flair, breaking a world indoor rowing record Tuesday at Melaleuca headquarters in Idaho Falls, while saving his job in the process.

Experts on driving and aging say it’s important for seniors and their families to remain vigilant about their driving abilities, and to take steps to deal with the changes that come with aging. It’s important both for the safety and quality of life for seniors whose reaction times, flexibili…

Beginning Wednesday, those floating the Middle Fork of the Salmon River will see signs designating chinook redds — nests built by female salmon to house their eggs — and boaters should move to the opposite side of the river to avoid damaging the species, which is threatened with extinction.

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MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — The park hosted 940,563 visits in July 2018. This is a slight decrease from last year (962,404 visits) making it the second busiest July ever recorded in Yellowstone.

Teresa Stone arrived at the Idaho Lottery offices in Boise wearing a homemade T-shirt that simply said “Believe.” She also happened to be holding a winning scratch ticket worth $200,000, an Idaho Lottery news release said.

The driver’s license issuance process is experiencing significant delays throughout the state, including in Idaho Falls, as officials work the kinks out of a new software system.

The 15,767-acre Rabbit Foot fire continues to burn, with little optimism for containment anytime soon, a United States Forest Service spokeswoman said.

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FORT HALL — Nearly triple-digit heat didn’t stop dozens of American Indian girls from dancing in heavy dresses, some made of leather and fur and all with intricate beading and designs, at the Delbert Farmer Dance Arbor on Friday afternoon during the Shoshone-Bannock Festival.

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ST. ANTHONY — A 40-year-old Rigby man drowned after hitting his head on a water slide and slipping underneath the water at a private St. Anthony pond on Friday at 4 p.m.

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JACKSON, Wyo. — Skiers and snowboarders might not know that the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center's forecast includes no information from Grand Teton National Park's backcountry.

REXBURG — A visually impaired woman recently returned from three weeks at the Yorktown Heights, N.Y.-based Guiding Eyes for the Blind school where she trained to work with her own guide dog. The dog, a golden Lab, named Yonny, helps her get around independently.

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When the music of AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, or any number of classic rock bands hits the airways, children of the 1970s and 1980s can typically close their eyes and flashback to a different period. It was a time when heavy-hitting guitar riffs and boisterous lead singers dominated a stage, turnin…

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Firefighters on the Rabbit Foot fire are bracing for the Red Flag Warning conditions today, with winds expected at 10-15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Yesterday's record temperatures pre-heated the fire area like an oven, possibly leading to the fire spotting up to a half mile upon ignition. …

The survivor of a rollover who was pinned under his truck for two days described the experience to reporters Friday during a press conference at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

The Idaho Falls Police Department is temporarily suspending involvement in the D.A.R.E. program until officers can be hired and trained to fill 14 open positions. Officers who were previously assigned to teach D.A.R.E are being assigned to patrol and training duties.

The Fremont County Commission is set to finalize wording next week on a planned advisory vote on the subject of wildlife overpasses.

SALMON — Due to weather and fuel conditions, the Central Idaho Dispatch Zone has moved to extreme fire danger. In extreme fire danger fires start and spread quickly, and burn with high intensity. Small fires can quickly become large fires and exhibit extreme fire intensity, such as long-dist…