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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.

Chadd Cripe / Idaho Statesman

A group of state lawmakers is asking Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter to call a special legislative session to support a potential deal on water rights in southwest Idaho.

Ted Richardson / AP

A senior U.S. military commander is endorsing the decision to spare Army Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl prison time for abandoning his post in Afghanistan, endangering military comrades who participated in the lengthy search for him.

Thomas Hawk / Flickr

An investigation into an April fire at a Sun Valley ski lodge has come back inconclusive.

The Warm Springs Lodge – part of the Sun Valley Resort – caught fire on Wednesday, April 18. The blaze was especially hard to put out as flames burned in a space between the roof and the ceiling meant to prevent ice dams.


Jimmy Emerson / Flickr Creative Commons

Last year, the cold and wet winter evolved into a cold and wet spring, presenting a swath of challenges for producers. But milder conditions have prevailed so far this season. According to the Capital Press, growers from Nyssa to New Plymouth are reporting a good start to the summer.

Amanda Peacher / Mountain West News Bureau

Environmental Protection Agency leader Scott Pruitt made a quiet visit to Boise Tuesday, to sign a new agreement between his agency and the state of Idaho.

 

Alex Proimos / Flickr

With many schools on summer vacation and the summer travel season here, deaths on Idaho roadways are spiking in what the Idaho State Police call the 100 Deadliest Days.

npatterson / Flickr Creative Commons

According to a 2016 NPR report, Syringa Mobile Home Park was once a nice place to live – beautiful, even, in view of golden wheat fields and snowy north Idaho mountains.

BumbleBCons / Flickr

Biologists are putting out the call to citizen scientists to help them map the bumblebee population in Idaho. 

sagebrush, sage grouse
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.

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