Southern Idaho Tourism

Shoshone Falls Will Put On Show Through End Of The Year

In April, as all the snow from last year's punishing winter melted, flows over Shoshone Falls peaked around 20,000 cubic feet per second. By May, the flow rate over the falls had settled around 12,000 cfs, but they still dazzled. If you missed the show in the spring, water managers are again upping the water that will tumble over the Niagara of the West.

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Gov. Butch Otter (R) has signed a disaster declaration for a north-central Idaho town that’s been without a public water system since last month.

 

The U.S. Census Bureau is out with fresh data about Idaho based on its American Communities Survey. The latest batch of information provides an updated snapshot of the Gem State.

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After months of cold and wet weather, the 4 Bros. Dairy near Shoshone started to flood last February. Melting snow and winter rain overwhelmed the wastewater ponds, prompting the Lincoln County Commissioners to call an emergency meeting.

Turns out the dairy was pumping the excess water into a canal, where water leaked into residential wells.

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Students at the College of Western Idaho have wrapped up a five-year project of mapping and recording hundreds of petroglyphs in Celebration Park near Melba.

Idaho National Laboratory

After decades of being offline, an old test reactor at Idaho National Laboratory will get new life.

The Transient Reactor Test facility, or TREAT, was designed to put nuclear reactor fuels under stressful conditions. It operated at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) from 1959 to 1994. Then it went dark.

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Nampa Police will pack pellet guns during their patrols of the downtown core this weekend.

Rick Strack / Boise State Public Radio

Skiers and snowboarders have more options this weekend as winter starts to take hold across Idaho mountains.

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Boise has made another magazine’s best of list. This time, Travel + Leisure is calling the City of Trees one of the best places to travel in 2018. Idaho's capital city appears on the magazine's list of the top 50 destinations to escape to.

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While daytime highs across Idaho flirt with freezing, Los Angeles is parked in the low 80s and getting blown away with gusting Santa Ana winds. The dry heat and sustained windy conditions are primary drivers of the numerous fires engulfing the region.

A science class at Boise State University is hosting its own storytelling podcast. Part of the goal is to show that science nerds are people too.

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