Nineteenth and twentieth-century miners used southern Idaho as a route to the west to seek claims of gold booms and lost treasure. According to many documented explorations, a good amount of gold and other valuables were lost in the southern desert of Idaho in the process.
For those who live or have traveled through Oakley, you have probably seen Howell's Opera House. It sticks out pretty good and it is a gorgeous old building that, without a doubt, has a rich history. It is in need of some repairs to help keep the building standing
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has sent a letter to the Cassia County prosecutor and sheriff asking for an investigation into the recent Oakley Pioneer Days rodeo event involving wild cows and fireworks.
There is a gorgeous bed and breakfast that you can stay in called the Haight Home Bed and Breakfast in Oakley. This historic home is a great way to visit the Victorian era. It looks completely stunning.
Two Burley men died early Saturday morning just south of Oakley after their truck rolled on a gravel road. At just after 7 a.m. Dakota G. Cantu, age 25, and Jared A. Taylor, age 21, were thrown from the 2005 Dodge Ram pickup when the driver lost control about nine miles south of Oakley on Birch Creek Road
UPDATE: Fire crews have been able to contain 80% of the fire as of Sunday morning. There are about 83 people working on the blaze that sparked ahead of the weekend. Officials say the fire grew little in the last several days. At this time it has burned roughly 300 acres.