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Idaho Power Scaling Back Plans at Shoshone Falls Facility
Idaho Power is scaling back its plan to boost hydroelectric capacity at its power-generating facility at Shoshone Falls in south-central Idaho
Wyoming’s Population Drops for 2nd Straight Year
Wyoming's population has dropped for the second year in a row. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that U.S. Census data released on Wednesday show the state has lost more than 6,600 residents since the energy bust began in 2015.
Utah Birth Rate Credited with Population Growth
New U.S. census figures show Utah is the third-fastest growing state in the country thanks to a high birth rate.
Mistrial Declared in Case Involving Bundy Family
Judge declares mistrial in Nevada case against rancher accused of leading 2014 armed standoff with US agents. Proceedings were scheduled to resume today in federal court in Las Vegas for Cliven Bundy, Ryan and Ammon Bundy and Ryan Payne.
Idaho Lands Nation’s First International Dark Sky Reserve
A giant chunk of central Idaho with a dazzling night sky has become the nation's first International Dark Sky Reserve. The International Dark-Sky Association late Monday designated the 1,400-square-mile reserve.
Idaho to Move Kids to Medicaid if Congress Doesn’t Save CHIP
Many depend on the Children's Health Insurance Program to help pay for their child's medical care.
Boise Democrat to Challenge Simpson for Congressional Seat
A Boise Democrat will challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson for Idaho's 2nd Congressional District in 2018.
Jerome County Still Waiting on ICE Contract
Jerome County officials are awaiting a contract from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to lease beds at the county jail.
Idaho Hay Prices Low Until Dairy Market Rebounds
Experts say hay prices are down in Idaho due to low milk prices that are depressing the market.
Twin Falls Area Designated an Official Urban Region
Officials in Twin Falls say they were surprised to learn that the south-central Idaho area has been designated an official urban region years sooner than expected.
Idaho’s Capital is Moving to Gooding, For a Day
Gooding will become the state capital for just a day next week. On Monday, December 18, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter will move state business to the city of Gooding.
Tentative Deal Approves $216 Million for Idaho Utility
Idaho officials have reached a tentative agreement approving a utility company's $216.5 million in relicensing expenses for a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border.
Idaho Group Clarifies after Stating Governor’s 2018 Plans
The head of an Idaho business lobbying group says he overstepped when stating what Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter will propose during the 2018 legislative session.
Company Faces Fine After FedEx Workers Exposed to Radiation
U.S. officials want to fine an Idaho company that sent radioactive materials across the country that leaked from lead containers and exposed FedEx workers.
Yellowstone National Park to Open for Winter Season
Yellowstone National Park is set to open for the winter season. Visitors will be able to travel the park's interior roads on commercially guided snowmobiles and snowcoaches from the north, west and south entrances.
Mistrial in Utah Case of Girl Raped While Mom Smoked Meth Nearby
A mistrial has been declared in the case of three men accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl at a Utah home while her mother was in the garage smoking methamphetamine.
Department of Energy Gives ‘Excellent’ Rating to Idaho Lab
Federal officials gave the Idaho National Laboratory positive ratings and determined it earned 97 percent of the total available fee in a recent performance evaluation.
Boise to Start Charging for Metered Parking on Saturdays
Officials in Boise have approved a plan to charge for parking in metered spaces in the downtown area on Saturdays.
Nevada Officials Vote to Transfer Management of Mustangs
Over the objections of wild horse advocates, Nevada's Board of Agriculture has voted to transfer control of as many as 3,000 free-roaming mustangs in northern Nevada to a non-profit group.
Prosecutors Seek Higher Restitution For Idaho Hygienist in Fraud Case
Federal prosecutors are seeking higher restitution from a western Idaho woman who authorities say performed work as dentist despite being licensed as a dental hygienist. The Idaho Statesman reports 62-year-old Cherie R. Dillon pleaded guilty in January to multiple counts of health care fraud