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Idaho Ski Hills Open As Winter Creeps In

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

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If you spend time scrolling the #idpol Twitter feed, you may have noticed the proliferation of parody accounts posting snarky – and often critical – jabs aimed at Idaho politicians.

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Twitter has become ubiquitous in politics. The social media platform is one way to reach voters, but it’s not without pitfalls. In Idaho, there’s a growing number of Twitter accounts created just to make fun of Gem State politicos.


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Results for the Eagle City Council election may not be final just yet.

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Police in Twin Falls are now equipped with Narcan, the drug able to counteract the effects of an opioid overdose. The addition of the medication to law enforcement officer’s toolbox could potentially save lives.

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Forbes is out with a fresh list highlighting the Best States for Business and Idaho is – near-ish the top? The Gem State comes in at 20 on the list, sandwiched between Massachusetts and Missouri.

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Friday, the BLM will begin to close several recreation areas in the Wood River Valley to motorized vehicles. The goal is to reduce the stress put on big game animals.

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The first day of winter is December 21, but a telltale sign of the colder months is here. Starting November 30, the Sawtooth Avalanche Center will start publishing daily avalanche advisories. The center is relying on a range of media to broadcast its information.

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Two weeks after Boise State University President Bob Kustra announced he’s leaving his post at the end of the year, another top administrator is stepping down.

 

Chobani

The Greek yogurt juggernaut Chobani has rebranded as the company moves into its second decade on the market. Chobani opened its Twin Falls plant in 2012, becoming the largest yogurt facility in the world. The plant employs 1,000 people who earn an average of $15 an hour.

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Boise’s Department of Arts and History has put a call out for two public art projects. The first is for Vista Avenue, which the city has designated as a gateway to Boise and the state. The idea is to fill the medians on the thoroughfare with welcoming public art for visitors arriving from the airport.


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