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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Bureau of Land Management

Federal officials have approved a project that aims to help the iconic sage grouse in southwest Idaho. The threat? An encroaching evergreen that has infiltrated much of the region's sage brush steppe.

 

John Cassinelli / Idaho Fish and Game

All-you-can-eat shrimp is a slogan that should stay in restaurants, not in the Boise River. That’s the message from Idaho Fish and Game after they found non-native shrimp making a beachhead in Boise.

Courtesy Idaho Shakespeare Festival

Shakespeare's Macbeth reminds us that "what's done cannot be undone." Indeed, much is done in one of drama's greatest tragedies that returns this summer to the Idaho Shakespeare Festival.

The Idaho Transportation Department has been around in some form for more than 100 years. And during that time, employees have taken thousands of pictures, of everything from road projects to historical events in the Gem State. Now those pictures are going online and are free for anyone to use.

Boise State University

Martin Schimpf will serve as interim president of Boise State University for the coming academic year. Idaho’s State Board of Education announced the decision Friday morning.

He joined Boise State in 1990 and has worn several hats, including Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Schimpf announced in November 2017 that he planned to step away from his administrative position and go back to the classroom.

“This is someone the board was very familiar with,” says Linda Clark, president of the State Board of Education. “The continuity that he will provide is really the largest and single most important factor.”

In a statement released Friday afternoon, Schimpf says, "I am honored to have been asked to serve as interim president of Boise State University and appreciate the trust our State Board of Education has placed in me."

Sadie Babits / Boise State Public Radio

Last week, we reported on closures on the Greenbelt due to a swelling Boise River. But even the flooding is part of a controlled process involving three dams: Lucky Peak, Arrowrock and Anderson Ranch.

 

 


Scuddr / Flickr

The Trump Administration announced it’s allowing stiff tariffs to go into effect on steel and aluminum from Mexico and the European Union. With Idaho’s growing beer scene, the move is getting mixed responses from brewers.

Scott Graf / Boise State Public Radio

Legislative leaders say Gov. Butch Otter might call a special legislative session to address a years-long water battle that has been building in southwestern Idaho.

Anna King / Northwest News Network

Winds from the Pacific coast bring much-needed rains to dry Southern Idaho this time of year. For wheat farmers, they may also carry a tiny threat: fungal spores, which cause stripe rust.

CarSpotter / Flickr

A recent study by the Ada County Highway District found instances of speeding around the Treasure Valley to be on the rise. The agency is launching on a new initiative to get people to slow down.

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