Scott Graf http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Boise Native Aaron Paul Nabs 5th Emmy Nomination http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-native-aaron-paul-nabs-5th-emmy-nomination <p></p><p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0666739/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1" target="_blank">Boise native Aaron Paul</a> is up for another primetime Emmy this year. <a href="http://www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners" target="_blank">Nominations were announced</a> early Thursday in Los Angeles.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Paul is nominated in the category of 'Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series' for his role as Jesse Pinkman in the AMC series Breaking Bad. Paul won the award in 2010 and 2012. He's now been nominated for five primetime Emmys.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:16:42 +0000 Scott Graf 48566 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise Native Aaron Paul Nabs 5th Emmy Nomination Update: Private Planes Collide Mid-Air In Central Idaho, One Pilot Dead http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/update-private-planes-collide-mid-air-central-idaho-one-pilot-dead <p><em>This story was updated July 8 at 12 p.m.</em></p><p>The surviving pilot of a deadly midair collision involving two small private planes in central Idaho is an aviation professor at Central Washington University.</p><p>Authorities say 52-year-old Amy Hoover of Ellensburg, Washington, landed her plane in a grassy area after the Monday morning collision about 30 miles east of Cascade. The other plane crashed and caused a small fire.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:23:35 +0000 Scott Graf & Associated Press 48377 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Update: Private Planes Collide Mid-Air In Central Idaho, One Pilot Dead Evacuation Orders Lifted For Hailey Homeowners http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/evacuation-orders-lifted-hailey-homeowners <p><em>This story was updated at 4:26 p.m.</em></p><p>The Blaine County Sheriff's Office has lifted all mandatory evacuation orders for residents near Hailey impacted by the Colorado Gulch Fire.</p><p>The <a href="http://blainesheriff.com/" target="_blank">sheriff's website</a> says some roads and bridges are still closed, but residents can return.</p><p><em>This story was updated at 4:15 p.m.</em></p><p>Authorities have expanded mandatory evacuation orders as a growing wildfire nears the community of Hailey.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:06:03 +0000 Scott Graf & Associated Press 48358 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Evacuation Orders Lifted For Hailey Homeowners Surges Of Rain, Snow Keep Western Wildfires At Bay http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/surges-rain-snow-keep-western-wildfires-bay <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The number of acres burned by wildfires across the U.S. so far this year is less than half the 10 year average.</span></p><p>Figures from the <a href="http://www.nifc.gov/fireInfo/nfn.htm">National Interagency Fire Center</a> in Boise show 865,030 acres have burned this year throughout the country. That’s just 44 percent of the 10-year average. The 25,096 fires are 70 percent of the average.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:03:04 +0000 Scott Graf 47850 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Surges Of Rain, Snow Keep Western Wildfires At Bay Idaho GOP Leaders Call Competing Meetings In Fight Over Leadership http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-gop-leaders-call-competing-meetings-fight-over-leadership <p></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:50:23 +0000 Scott Graf 47642 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho GOP Leaders Call Competing Meetings In Fight Over Leadership Boise Musician Curtis Stigers Sets Out On His Latest European Tour http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-musician-curtis-stigers-sets-out-his-latest-european-tour <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Curtis </span>Stigers’<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> latest album “<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hooray-for-love/id865649896">Hooray For Love</a>” is the Boise singer’s first <a href="http://mediakits.concordmusicgroup.com/p/hooray-for-love/press-release.html">release</a> since his 2012 record “Let’s Go Out Tonight.”</span></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:47:15 +0000 Scott Graf 46742 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise Musician Curtis Stigers Sets Out On His Latest European Tour Boise Company BMC Announces It's Leaving for Atlanta http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-company-bmc-announces-its-leaving-atlanta <div><p>A Boise-based construction supply and services company says it's moving its headquarters to Atlanta because it wants access to a larger population and better airline service.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 15:55:15 +0000 Scott Graf 46221 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Wolf Kills Sheep Herding Dog In Boise Foothills http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/wolf-kills-sheep-herding-dog-boise-foothills <p>A Boise-area sheep rancher says a wolf killed his border collie in the Boise foothills earlier this month. Rancher Frank Shirts says a wolf killed one of his herding dogs on May 8 in the upper Hulls Gulch area of the foothills.</p><p>It's the first wolf-related problem Shirts' herd has encountered since 2010.&nbsp;</p><p>"I thought people would like to know," Shirts said.&nbsp;</p><p>Todd Grimm, the Idaho director of USDA Wildlife Services, confirmed the dog was killed by a wolf. He says trauma and bite marks support that conclusion.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 19:07:41 +0000 Scott Graf 45619 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Wolf Kills Sheep Herding Dog In Boise Foothills As America Laughs, Host Of Wacky Idaho Debate Has No Regrets http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/america-laughs-host-wacky-idaho-debate-has-no-regrets <p>Idaho Public Television host Melissa Davlin says she doesn’t blame <a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/why-idahos-governor-wouldnt-debate-without-2-perennial-election-losers">Idaho’s governor for insisting</a> that long-shot candidates Harley Brown and Walt Bayes be invited to participate in this week’s GOP gubernatorial debate.</p><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 19:45:01 +0000 Scott Graf 45405 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org As America Laughs, Host Of Wacky Idaho Debate Has No Regrets Facebook Gun Clubs Buy, Sell, Trade And Cause A Stir http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/facebook-gun-clubs-buy-sell-trade-and-cause-stir Mass shootings in the U.S. in recent years have put access to firearms in the cross-hairs of gun control groups. Last year, some gun control advocates urged Facebook to ban posts advertising guns.<p>Facebook recently announced that it wouldn't do that, but that it would tighten its rules. Some gun control groups say Facebook missed the mark, but for gun owners, it's a good deal.<p>Cody Bourgeois recently got a new Smith and Wesson M&P .40 semi-automatic<em>. Mon, 12 May 2014 15:45:57 +0000 Scott Graf 45099 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Facebook Gun Clubs Buy, Sell, Trade And Cause A Stir Slow Snow Melt Means Record Low River Flow Through Boise http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/slow-snow-melt-means-record-low-river-flow-through-boise <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Flow in the Boise River set a record low this week. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, flow Thursday at the Glenwood bridge on Boise’s west side was the <a href="https://twitter.com/USGS_Idaho/status/464413365860057090">lowest ever recorded</a> on May </span>8<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 22:25:46 +0000 Scott Graf 44952 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Slow Snow Melt Means Record Low River Flow Through Boise Listen: Gov. Otter Says His Primary Challenge Is A Battle For "Heart And Soul" Of Idaho's GOP http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/listen-gov-otter-says-his-primary-challenge-battle-heart-and-soul-idahos-gop <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Idaho </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. C.L. “Butch” Otter says no matter what, the Affordable Care Act, or </span>Obamacare as it's known,<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was coming to Idaho. &nbsp;</span></p><p>“Because if we hadn’t [have] established our own state exchange, we would have had Obamacare in Idaho,” he says. “We didn’t have a choice. We were going to have an exchange in Idaho. We were going to have the Obamacare exchange in Idaho or we were gonna have [an]&nbsp; Idaho exchange in Idaho.”</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 12:40:00 +0000 Scott Graf 44735 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Listen: Gov. Otter Says His Primary Challenge Is A Battle For "Heart And Soul" Of Idaho's GOP Listen: Fulcher Paints Otter As GOP Outsider In Race For Governor http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/listen-fulcher-paints-otter-gop-outsider-race-governor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Russ </span>Fulcher<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says incumbent </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. C.L. “Butch” Otter no longer represents the heart of Idaho's Republican Party. &nbsp;</span></p><p>Fulcher<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a <a href="http://legislature.idaho.gov/senate/membershipSingle.cfm?ID=82">state senator</a> from Meridian, has been on the campaign trail since late November spreading that message. He’s the tea party candidate trying to unseat a longtime cowboy politician he says has a political “machine” behind him.</span></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 12:45:00 +0000 Scott Graf 44666 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Listen: Fulcher Paints Otter As GOP Outsider In Race For Governor How Boise's 1959 Mudslide Led To Lasting Protections For City's Foothills http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/how-boises-1959-mudslide-led-lasting-protections-citys-foothills <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was August, 1959. Boise was having one of its typical hot, dry summers. A fire had just burned 9,000 acres in the nearby foothills. Then on August 20, a huge storm system dumped heavy rain on the Treasure Valley. One inch of rain fell in an hour on the burn scar.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The water overwhelmed the hills and washed away tons of topsoil. A Forest Service <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UxSjP-Dn2o">video</a> made several years after the event, tells the story.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Scott Graf 43660 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org How Boise's 1959 Mudslide Led To Lasting Protections For City's Foothills 4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Challis, Idaho http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/41-magnitude-earthquake-rattles-challis-idaho <p></p><p>The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 4.1 earthquake has been recorded three miles underground near Challis, Idaho.</p><p>USGS monitors <a href="http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000pe6v#summary">recorded the quake</a> at <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_412424341" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">6:21</span></span> a.m. Thursday. It occurred nine miles north-northwest of the town.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:33:23 +0000 Scott Graf 43257 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org 4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Challis, Idaho Boise River Flow Increases Sixfold, Water Managers To Maintain Current Level http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-river-flow-increases-sixfold-water-managers-maintain-current-level <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Those managing water flow in the Boise River Basin say they plan to keep the river at its current level for the foreseeable future.</span></p><p>The river is been flowing at roughly 1,800 cubic feet per second at the Glenwood Street bridge in Boise.&nbsp; The flow last week was around 300 cfs and then increased steadily over the weekend.</p><p>Snake River Area Office Water Operations Manager Brian Sauer says the outflow at Lucky Peak reached 1,800 cfs for the first time this season at 8 a.m. Monday. &nbsp;Flood level is 7,000 cfs.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 17:05:33 +0000 Scott Graf 42727 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise River Flow Increases Sixfold, Water Managers To Maintain Current Level Idaho Seeks Preliminary Permit From FERC As Part Of Weiser Dam Study http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-seeks-preliminary-permit-ferc-part-weiser-dam-study <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Idaho water managers this week filed an application for a preliminary permit with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or </span>FERC<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The state's Water Resource Board continues to study the feasibility of building a new dam on the </span>Weiser<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> River.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 23:07:58 +0000 Scott Graf 42552 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Seeks Preliminary Permit From FERC As Part Of Weiser Dam Study Boise State Sets Policy As It Prepares For Guns On Campus http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-state-sets-policy-it-prepares-guns-campus <p>Boise State University has released its preliminary plans for implementing the state’s new guns-on-campus law. It and other state colleges and universities have until July 1 before the law goes into effect.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The update from the university came in the form of an email Thursday from university president Bob </span>Kustra<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He says the school is in the process of revising policies and procedures and that administrators have already made several decisions.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:02:41 +0000 Scott Graf 42062 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise State Sets Policy As It Prepares For Guns On Campus Interior Secretary Jewell, Congressmen Visit Boise To Tout Wildfire Suppression Funding Overhaul http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/interior-secretary-jewell-congressmen-visit-boise-tout-wildfire-suppression-funding-overhaul <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A coalition of Congressional Democrats and Republicans gathered in Boise Monday to tout a proposal that would change the way the federal government pays for firefighting operations in the West and beyond. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined Sen. Mike Crapo, R-ID, Sen. Jim Risch, R-ID, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-OR, Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-OR, Rep. Raul Labrador, R-ID, and Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:03:03 +0000 Scott Graf 41862 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Interior Secretary Jewell, Congressmen Visit Boise To Tout Wildfire Suppression Funding Overhaul Latest Snowpack Map Shows Continued Improvement In Idaho's Water Supply http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/latest-snowpack-map-shows-continued-improvement-idahos-water-supply <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The latest map showing the water content of Idaho’s </span>snowpack<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reveals the state continues to make up significant deficits seen early this winter.</span></p><p>Idaho has 21 basins where the Natural Resources Conservation Service measures snow accumulation and then assesses how the water content compares to that of a normal year. As of Thursday, all but five are at 80 percent of their average, or greater.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:22:09 +0000 Scott Graf 41254 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Latest Snowpack Map Shows Continued Improvement In Idaho's Water Supply