Officials from 14 hospitals across eastern and southeastern Idaho signed a letter saying their intensive care units and inpatient hospital floors are regularly pushed to capacity, re-upping requests for community members to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
POCATELLO — Idaho State University started its school year on Monday with vaccinations front of mind, as an effort to fend off COVID-19 has turned to cash incentives for vaccinated students and weekly testing for the unvaccinated.
Mike Phillips prevents animals from going extinct.
LAME DEER, Mont. — Wildfires in Montana threatened rural towns and ranchland Friday and victims of a California blaze returned to their incinerated community, even as the U.S. West faced another round of dangerous weather and smoke pollution fouled the air.
ALTA, Wyo. (AP) — Standing at the edge of a mountain meadow, Mike Whitfield explained to a group of journalists, activists and backcountry skiers how the slopes of Teton Canyon are important habitat for far more than just bighorn sheep.
By the time Kiki Radermacher, a mental health therapist, arrived at a Missoula, Montana, home on an emergency 911 call in late May, the man who had called for help was backed into a corner and yelling at police officers.
A Canyon County resident over age 50 has been confirmed as suffering from the dangerous, neuroinvasive form of West Nile Virus, and officials are warning Treasure Valley residents to drain standing water left from recent rains to avoid breeding mosquitoes that can carry the virus.
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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in southern Oregon may start arresting people who refuse to heed evacuation orders issued because of a large, growing wildfire that threatens two small towns.
SHELTON, Wash. — Tribal leaders continued to voice a united front for salmon recovery in the Snake River Basin and across the Pacific Northwest on Thursday as the two-day Salmon and Orca Summit came to a close here.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Power customers in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon used a record amount of electricity last week, the company said.
Several fair food vendors who regularly appear at the Eastern Idaho State Fair will be stopping by Idaho Falls in August for the East Idaho Fair Food Tour 2021.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Wildlife officials say a rare animal spotted in a Utah neighborhood likely has been on the move in search of a new place to live.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The way Darin Watkins sees it, the real estate boom in the once-sleepy Spokane, Washington, metropolitan area is a numbers problem. Far too many people are moving in, far too few homes are being built and prices have skyrocketed.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A 37-year-old Maine man has been sentenced to 15 days in jail for running onto Yellowstone National Park’s Old Faithful geyser multiple times while wearing a raccoon-skin hat and waving an American flag.
KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) — The Nature Conservancy has closed its Silver Creek Preserve in central Idaho to fishing due to low water levels and extreme heat.
POCATELLO — After being ejected from a rollover crash on Interstate 15 in Pocatello and surviving over a week wandering the Gate City area foothills amid an exhausting heat wave, a 3-year-old pit bull was reunited with her owner early Friday morning.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials and a sheep industry group have filed notices to appeal a federal court ruling involving an eastern Idaho sheep research facility long targeted by environmental groups concerned about the potential harm to grizzly bears and other wildlife.
An Indiana man this week pleaded guilty to several charges stemming from his behavior in Yellowstone National Park after a guide refused to take him and a group of intoxicated people on a kayak trip.
A NASA research plane passed over a patch of land in central Montana four times last winter in an effort to gather data on how snow falls and collects in the prairie.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The grim toll of the historic heat wave in the Pacific Northwest became more apparent as authorities in Canada, Washington state and Oregon said Wednesday that they were investigating more than 100 deaths likely caused by scorching temperatures that shattered all-time records.
The family of a man killed when his single-engine plane crashed into a house in North Logan on Saturday has identified him as Don Gerszewski.
IDAHO FALLS — There was a bit of relief to go along with excitement in the air Wednesday during Media Day for the 2021 Eastern Idaho State Fair.
BOISE — At some point, everything became too much for Adam Solomon and his wife Angelene.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Many Americans aching for normalcy as pandemic restrictions end are looking forward to traditional Fourth of July fireworks. But with a historic drought in the U.S. West and fears of another devastating wildfire season, officials are canceling displays, passing bans on …
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Intense. Prolonged. Record-breaking. Unprecedented. Abnormal. Dangerous.
The Idaho Commission on the Arts announced its fiscal year 2022 annual grants on Monday, totaling $578,000 to 100 organizations and schools throughout the state.
A Madison High School student has been chosen as a showcase performer by the National Women’s History Museum for her virtual performance submitted to National History’s Day 2021 National competition.
SALT LAKE CITY — Top leaders from the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced $9.25 million in new educational and humanitarian projects Monday as they seek to build on an alliance formed with the NAACP in 2018 as part of the faith’s efforts to improve race relations.
RATHDRUM — Tilly the dog has had a chaotic few days.
SEATTLE (AP) — Licensed marijuana stores in Washington state can offer free joints to promote on-site COVID-19 vaccine clinics, officials said Monday.
SEATTLE (AP) — Despite recent guidance from federal and state officials, the top health official in Washington’s most populous county urged people Thursday to keep wearing face masks in public, indoor settings.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A fisherman missing for more than two weeks in the wilderness of southwestern Oregon has been found alive.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Most of the statewide elected officials in Montana are expecting a salary increase soon under a state law that requires comparative pay raises every other year.
CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) — The sand was packed on a recent sunny day at this upscale beach town on Oregon’s coast, but signs of the state’s cautious approach to the pandemic were still everywhere. Almost all the beachgoers wore masks — those that didn’t got nasty looks — and lines for a seat …
NAMPA — Mayor Debbie Kling is hoping a higher power might intervene to help solve Nampa's property tax debacle.
Average temperatures are rising in the Greater Yellowstone Area, resulting in less snow, earlier runoff and major economic implications in the western headwaters region, according to a newly released climate study. The changes threaten to upset traditional land uses and commerce for a region…
The data released Friday by the Idaho Department of Labor showed a continued drop in the state's unemployment rate for March.
BOISE — Two new variants of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), including one that may be more infectious than current variants in Idaho, have been discovered in wastewater samples from three Ada County cities, Central District Health announced Wednesday.
A fugitive opened fire on Chubbuck police on Thursday afternoon and then led officers on a high-speed chase and foot pursuit before being arrested on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, authorities said.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three Idaho Army National Guard pilots died Tuesday evening when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed near Boise during a training flight.
REXBURG — A suicidal man threatened a woman with a knife at the Rexburg Police Office on Wednesday afternoon before a hostage negotiator successfully defused the situation.
Funeral director Kevin Spitzer has been overwhelmed with COVID-19-related deaths in the small city of Aberdeen, South Dakota.
The gun debate in America will soon enter a new chapter with a Democrat in the White House after four years under President Donald Trump in which gun control advocates developed a long wish list for reform amid a spate of large-scale mass killings in places like Las Vegas, El Paso and Parkla…
BEND, Ore. (AP) — A central Oregon man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison after spitting on a police officer and saying he was infected with COVID-19.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters barricaded streets in a residential neighborhood in Portland, Oregon, and set booby traps for police after officers arrested about a dozen people in a clash over gentrification and the eviction of a Black and Indigenous family from a home.
BOISE — Hundreds protesters outside of Central District Health’s headquarters and at least three board members’ homes caused Tuesday’s health board meeting to be adjourned early due to safety concerns.
In a special video message released on Nov. 20, Russell M. Nelson encouraged people throughout the world to “flood social media with a wave of gratitude.”
Two sisters, ages 77 and 95, watched as people — including plenty of grandkids — drove by Cache Valley Assisted Living on Monday morning to celebrate their newly earned high school diplomas.
BOZEMAN, Mont. — Experts, conservation advocates and others who attended a virtual workshop Thursday said landowners should direct strategies for minimizing conflicts between grizzly bears and livestock, though agencies should offer support.
A man convicted last year of sexual exploitation of a minor is alleged to have committed new offenses in Idaho and federal charges are being screened.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park had its second-busiest August on record but tourism is still down substantially this year, park officials said Thursday.
CALDWELL — Southwest District Health officials canceled a special meeting Thursday morning after a group of people forced entry inside the district’s Caldwell office trying to attend.
BOISE — Face coverings are now required to be worn in public in Ada County, including within city limits, after Central District Health’s Board of Public Health on Tuesday issued a mask mandate.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A spike in COVID-19 cases in Umatilla County has been fueled in part by sick employees returning to as the economy there reopens without realizing they have the virus because their symptoms are mild, a local public health official told a newspaper.