The snowpack around southern Idaho this year is just a little behind what it was last year but Idaho’s water experts say we are still in good shape. Ron Abramovich with the Natural Resources Conservation Service says with some of the snowfall arriving a little late this year, it could be a sign that our spring will be cooler.
Some are calling the President's State of the Union speech last night a knock out while others say it was just another election year speech meant to gain support. The members of Idaho's congressional delegation say there were parts they could agree with but other parts fell flat...
Also, the council made no decision yet on an appeal from a Twin Falls attorney who has appealed a decision by the Twin Falls Planning and Zoning Commission on granting a special use permit for a zip line in the Snake River Canyon.
In late December the Twin Falls City Planning and Zoning Commission granted a special use permit to Magic Valley Flight Simulation to construct a zip-line in the Snake River. The vote to grant the permit was 7 to 1. That decision is now being appealed by a resident near the affected area.
Some 150,000 sandbags have been shipped across Idaho as states across the Northern Plains and Rockies grapple with rising waters. So far, only agricultural areas in Idaho have been swamped by high water.