Yellowstone National Park recorded its slowest year since 2014 last year, with visitation numbers dropping by a little more than 2% from 2018’s total.
When the avalanche first caught Bill Fuzak, he fought to stay on top of the roiling mass. First by trying to kick off his skis. Then by using his arms to try and “swim” to the top — or at least near the top — of the rapidly accelerating mass.
KELLOGG — Two skiers died and five were rescued after an avalanche swept down two inbounds ski runs on Wardner Peak at Silver Mountain Tuesday morning.
POCATELLO — The day after police shot an armed adult male suspect outside a popular Pocatello restaurant following a vehicle and foot pursuit not much is known about the incident other than that the man is still alive.
JUNEAU, Alaska — A survivor of a Alaska crab boat sinking that left five fellow fishermen missing said the crew went from "sleeping to swimming" in minutes as rough seas and ice threatened to sink their vessel on New Year's Eve.
The Logan City Police Department is advising people to review their credit and debit card charges after a skimmer device was found at a Cache Valley convenience store.
If you lose something in the snow, Jason Wilmot is the guy you want searching. His eyes are trained to find what hides well in white. He looks for wildlife in winter, specifically wolverine and lynx. From the air and on the ground, Wilmot covers thousands of miles in the Greater Yellowstone …
A storm that arrived in eastern Idaho early on New Year’s Day caused headaches for motorists but added badly needed snow to a thin base at Pebble Creek Ski Area in Inkom.
BOISE — A Boise woman has filed a tort claim against the Boise Police Department claiming the SWAT team damaged her apartment the night her estranged spouse allegedly threatened her with knives and engaged in a seven-hour standoff with police.
SALT LAKE CITY — When Nalini Nadkarni was a kid, she’d run home from school, climb into one of the eight maple trees in her parents’ backyard and spend an afternoon there with an apple and a book.
BOISE — Incentives probably aren’t enough to convince developers to build affordable housing in Boise, according to a feasibility study commissioned by the city.
Washington state House Republican leaders expelled state Rep. Matt Shea from their caucus Thursday after an independent investigation found the Spokane Valley lawmaker’s role in the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge in 2016 amounted to “an act of domestic terrorism against the Unit…
Idaho anglers will usher in the new year with a restored opportunity to fish for steelhead on the Clearwater and lower Snake rivers.
PORTLAND, Ore. — A judge here heard arguments Thursday about whether the U.S. government was right to renew the grazing permits of two ranchers who were pardoned last year by President Donald Trump on an arson conviction for setting fire to federal lands.
BOISE — Rental application fees in Boise are now under new regulations.
BOISE — Former Vice President Joe Biden and author Marianne Williamson both filed for the Idaho presidential primary ballot Tuesday, bringing the total number running on the Democratic ticket in Idaho to a whopping 18.
RUPERT — At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, a giant sugar beet will descend from the sky on the Rupert Square as part of the city’s newest community holiday party.
NEZPERCE — As many rural school districts slash their music programs because of budget constraints, the beat of the drum continues to get stronger in a small town on the Camas Prairie.
NAMPA — This year, one Treasure Valley household had a Thanksgiving spread with the classic turkey, green bean casserole and mashed potatoes, served alongside Ethiopian flatbread and stews.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks released this week an online survey on ways to deal with the Madison River, which set a state record in 2017 with 207,000 angler days.
HONOLULU — A Hawaii man tormented a Utah family for over a year by sending more than 500 people to their house for unwanted services including food deliveries, repairs, tow trucks, locksmiths, plumbers and prostitutes, according to a U.S. prosecutor who called it “extreme cyberstalking.”
OROFINO — A family that had for years resisted eviction from their property near Orofino were removed from the home Tuesday without violence.
EAGLE — On Veterans Day, retired U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jesse Cottle and his family received a brand-new home provided by the Gary Sinise Foundation.
In early August, Elizabeth Petersen was home-schooling her children in the kitchen of their northern Idaho home when she got a call from Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, where her 4-year-old son, Paul, was set to have surgery a few weeks later.
Editor's note: Veterans Day marks the 75th anniversary of Montana State's 1944 "All-America Team" commemorating 14 football players who perished in World War II. This story was first published in 2012.
PINESDALE, Mont. — It’s not every day that someone has the chance to experience a miracle.
West Yellowstone, Mont., firefighters and other agencies contained a blaze Tuesday morning that burned down two homes and a commercial building.
The Idaho State Police is currently investigating a crash on US20 at 800 N in Fremont County. Both eastbound lanes of travel are blocked at this time. More information will be released as it becomes available.
A couple complained of being kicked out of a Shari’s restaurant in Lewiston on Saturday after they dressed up as Native Americans and made war cries in the restaurant, sparking a viral online response defending the restaurant.
Montana state and federal officials are investigating three human-caused grizzly bear deaths that happened last week.
BOISE — Over 75 years since the disappearance of Private First Class Lawrence "Mike" Worthen during World War II, his family has some closure.
BOISE — The woman shot by Boise Police Department officers on Sunday morning had a BB gun resembling a 9 mm handgun, according to a release from the Meridian Police Department.
BOISE — The fight between Idaho’s GOP state treasurer and GOP legislative leaders over office space in the Capitol is heating up, with Treasurer Julie Ellsworth now arguing that former Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter promised the treasurer could keep the first-floor office space permanently.
JEROME — Magic Valley native EllieMae Millenkamp was eliminated during the Battle Round on NBC’s “The Voice.”
JEROME — Police released few details Tuesday evening of a multi-county police chase that reached high speeds, went the wrong direction on Interstate 84 at times and ended with a dead suspect.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Sometime in early 2020, teams of WSU Health Sciences Spokane medical students and faculty will hop in an RV and head out on a road trip with a serious mission: bringing medical care to rural communities.
On Sept. 26, Mountain Pursuit, a hunters’ advocacy group in Jackson, Wyo., filed a lawsuit against the Bridger-Teton and Caribou-Targhee national forests for allowing mountain bike use in the Palisades Wilderness Study Area and ATV use in the Shoal Creek Wilderness Study Area.
Western governors are disappointed that the U.S. Department of Energy didn’t consult their states’ nuclear waste experts before releasing a five-year plan for a nuclear waste facility in New Mexico, the governors say.
The state of Montana has denied a $97 million claim from a Sanders County man who spent nearly two decades in prison for a murder he didn’t commit before being exonerated in 2016.
NORTH LOGAN, Utah — Walking to the middle of the Green Canyon High School football field, decked out in a calf-length sparkling silver dress with a matching crown on her head, Deserae Turner said she felt the cheers from the thousands of spectators hit her like a wall.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Areas of the northern Rocky Mountains looked more like mid-winter rather than early fall on Sunday as a snowstorm dumped record amounts of wind-driven snow that caused hazardous travel conditions and scattered power outages.
CALDWELL — With a record-setting class of 406 new students this year, The College of Idaho has maxed out its student housing.
Native American artists who show their work at art shows around the country are often the only American Indians that many white folks have ever met, which carries a lot of responsibility.
MERIDIAN — When Dan McKnight decided to host a Veterans Appreciation Night during a Rocky Mountain High School football game, he had a particular veteran in mind: Army Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Dustin Ard.
As the number of mysterious vaping-related deaths and respiratory illnesses throughout the country continues to rise, local electronic cigarette retailers are voicing frustrations that their products are being unfairly blamed for the outbreak.
Pocatello-Chubbuck School District 25 is in the process of implementing a new app for people seeking to help students in need.
Standing in a section of Tremonton’s Riverview Cemetery are four standard military-issue headstones, their unassuming stature belying the staggering sacrifice of one local family.
A man convicted of murdering his niece in Logan last May was given the maximum sentence for each charge he faced in court on Tuesday.
HIKO, Nev. — Hundreds of curious Earthlings from around the world traveled to the secret Area 51 military base in the Nevada desert after seeing an internet hoax dubbed “Storm Area 51.”
SEATTLE — U.S. protections for the waters that a group of endangered orcas call home could soon expand beyond the Seattle area to encompass much of the West Coast, from the Canadian border to central California.
SPOKANE — Washington state's liberal reputation is well-known, but voters in a conservative legislative district have re-elected Republican lawyer Matt Shea to the Legislature six times — as he has raged against Communists and atheists he thinks will destroy the U.S. and lobbied for a breaka…
TWIN FALLS — A California man died Monday while BASE jumping off the Perrine Bridge.
A vehicle crash on Interstate 15 along the border of Bannock and Oneida counties ignited a raging wildfire on Tuesday afternoon that resulted in numerous evacuations and burned dangerously close to several houses.
Record-breaking temps and a controlled burn that got out of hand between Pocatello and Inkom almost led to disaster on Sunday afternoon.