Beth Pendergrass / Twin Falls School District

More Teens In Mountain West Brought Weapons To School Than Nationwide Average

Each year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asks high schoolers about their risky behavior - anything from drug use to bringing weapons to school. For at least for one behavior our region’s youth has a high score.

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Thomas Hawk / Flickr

As Idaho's inmate population swells, state officials are considering building a new state prison. The suggestion comes at a time when all of Idaho’s county jails and prisons are at or above capacity.


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AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Idaho Senator Jim Risch is praising the Trump Administration’s first steps in attempting to disarm North Korea’s nuclear weapons stockpile.

USFWS Mountain-Prairie / Flickr Creative Commons

Public lands facilities around the nation are cutting budgets and staff. But in the Mountain West region, cutbacks at Montana's National Bison Refuge are prompting accusations of a political vendetta by regional U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service managers. 

Jay Peeples / Flickr

A milk processing plant in the Magic Valley is planning a big expansion. It’s the latest in a dairy industry growth spurt taking place in Jerome.

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

University of Idaho students who want to pursue a career in the dairy industry will be eligible for a new scholarship from the Chobani Foundation. It's the largest gift of it's kind to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

David Day / Bureau of Land Management

Wild horses that were removed from their range three years ago after the Soda Fire are headed back home. 

Albert Sun via Flickr

Traffic on Canyon County’s main highway could get a little bit lighter in the near future.

Douglas Forest Protective Association

A handful of rangeland wildfires have cropped up in southwest Idaho despite recent rain showers across the region.

Four different fires near Grand View, Kuna, Marsing and Murphy have been contained this week – the largest of which burned more than 200 acres.

City of Boise

A City of Boise program designed to give residents more say in improving their neighborhoods is expanding to three new areas.

Jeremy Franklin / Flickr

A planning group in southwest Idaho is contemplating bringing commuter rail to the region. They’re looking to Utah as an example.

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