Owyhee

Megan Blanksma Challenges for Idaho House
Megan Blanksma is one of Idaho’s up and coming political leaders.  The Elmore County Republican Chair has now turned her attention to unseating incumbent, Pete Nielsen, in the May 17th GOP Primary for House District 23B.  Nielsen is a long time member of the House, and has …
State Representative Rich Wills on Top Story
State Representative Rich Wills dropped by the Top Story studio this morning.  Wills faces a challenge in the May 17th Republican Primary (his opponent attends the same church!)  If you remember the tall and stately actor, Andrew J. Duggan, you could imagine him playing Representative Will…
Commentary: Autumn in Idaho
Autumn arrived this week in Idaho.  It has been windy and rainy and cool.  Tuesday morning I climbed out of bed and realized it had rained heavily during the night.  On the drive to work the Jeep briefly hydroplaned and it struck me we may have seen more water in one day than during t…
More Time To Comment On Owyhee Land Swap
People will have more time to weigh in on a planned land swap between the federal government and state aimed at consolidating territory within federally-protected wilderness in Idaho's Owyhee canyon lands.  The Bureau of Land Management announced this week the comment period will run until…
Plane Crash In Owyhee County
Rescue personnel are in the process of reaching a Cessna airplane that crashed in Owyhee County at about midnight Saturday night.The plane, a 1966 Cessna 172, took off from Sacramento, Calif., for Mountain Home earlier Saturday.  After the plane crashed, one of the three passengers onboard used a ce…
Idaho Unemployment Rate Drops
Idaho's unemployment rate dipped to 9.2 percent in August, down from 9.4 percent in July.  The state Department of Labor released the latest jobless numbers Friday.  While Idaho posted its lowest unemployment rate since May 2010, the agency says 70,000 workers were still without jobs …