According to the South Central Public Health District: One individual was male and in his 30’s. He was hospitalized at the time of his death. The second individual was male and in his 50’s. He was not hospitalized at the time of his death, both of Lincoln County
The Shoshone Police Department made the announcement on their Facebook page that Police Chief Austin Smith will be stepping down from his position. He will remain in position until the transition to a new one can be fulfilled.
People living in parts of Lincoln and Blaine counties will need to be aware of possible flooding this weekend. The U.S. National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a Flood Watch for parts of the Magic Valley starting at noon and lasting until Sunday afternoon.
UPDATE: Authorities say they now know what was causing the "booms" in the Shoshone area during the weekend. According to the Shoshone Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies determined the sounds were made by Tannerite, or exploding targets, southwest of Shoshone.