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South Hills Fire Grows-Road Still Closed
(KLIX)- Fire fighters are battling a fire in the South Hills about half a mile from Magic Mountain. According to a Bureau of Land Management spokes person the blaze is burning just west of the ski area in Thompson Creek Drainage. Several summer homes are under threat of the fire...
Court Upholds ‘Roadless’ Areas
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal challenging a federal rule that barsdevelopment on 50 million acres of roadless areas in national forests. The justices said Monday they will leave in place a federal appeals court decision that upheld the so-called roadless rule th…
Volunteer Fire Fighter Arrested for Arson
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials in Boise County say they've arrested an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter suspected of igniting a blaze that destroyed one home and is threatening about 100 other residences. Authorities identified the suspect Tuesday as Nathanial Fay Bartholomew...
Fire Threatens North Idaho Town
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Firefighters are working to protect homes from a wildfire in remote Idaho County as wind gusts pushed the blaze toward the community of Dixie. Some residents fled Tuesday under a voluntary evacuation order. The U.S. Forest Service began asking residents to leave Monday a…
Endowment Money Up
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's endowment trusts are due a total of nearly $49 million in fiscal year 2014, about 2.8 percent more than this year, as increased revenue from timber sales helps bolster cash. The Idaho Land Board Tuesday unanimously approved the distribution, from money generate…
Rock Creek Road Opens
(KLIX)-Rock Creek Road into the South Hills is now open. The Minidoka Ranger District opened the road early Monday morning to the general public. People need to be aware there are still area closures in effect. Crews are still working in areas where the Cave Canyon Fire burned and the public is aske…
Incident Team Takes over Fire on Forest Land
(KLIX)- Fire crews have their hands full fighting several fires across Southern Idaho. The
Great Basin Incident Management Team One took over the Minidoka Complex fires.
Crews are battling three fires on the Minidoka Ranger District of the Sawtooth
National Forest...
Fire North of Stanley Difficult for Firefighters
BOISE -- A wildfire burning in the central Idaho wilderness has grown to 3,700 acres. Fire
managers’ report the Halstead Fire is actively burning in subalpine fir and
lodgepole pine, about 18 miles northwest of Stanley. KTVB reports fire activity
has forced the closure of several campgr…
Camp for Free Saturday June 9th
(KLIX)- Along with free fishing this weekend you can go camping for free. The Sawtooth National Forest announced this Saturday is National Get Outdoors Day. Sawtooth National Forest Supervisor Becky Nourse says it’s an opportunity for people to get out and enjoy the forest...
Forest Selling Wood Permits
Twin Falls-Wood Permits are now being sold by the Sawtooth National Forest. People can get personal firewood with permits that sell for $12.50 a cord. There is a two cord minimum per person. The permits are available at any forest service ranger district offices...
Sawtooth Forest Ready for Holiday Campers
Twin Falls- The Sawtooth National Forest is ready to take visitors for this Memorial Day Weekend. Most of the forests campsites will be open, however, in some places you can expect some road closures due to snowpack. Sawtooth spokesperson Julie Thomas says people need to be prepared to pack water in…