10:34 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Ketchum Says Idaho's Wolf Management Policies Hurting Tourism


The resort town of Ketchum, Idaho, is asking the state to back off on killing wolves. They say it’s bad for business.

The Ketchum City Council passed a resolution Monday night urging wildlife managers to use non-lethal tactics to control the wolf population.

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12:28 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Bike And Soak: Maps Take Riders On Hot Springs Tour Of Central Idaho

Riding alongside Castle Peak in the White Cloud Mountains.
Casey Greene Adventure Cycling Association

Soaking in an Idaho hot springs may be the perfect way to wrap up a challenging mountain bike ride. The Adventure Cycling Association has combined the two activities into one, with the “Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route.” It’s a two-map set that takes bikers through 518 miles and 50 hot springs in central Idaho.

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Bucket List
12:46 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Idaho 'Bucket List' Readers Add 35 More Must-Dos To The List

This is Upper Mesa Falls near Ashton, Idaho off Highway 47.
Credit Pete Char / Flickr Creative Commons

Of the hundreds of comments we've received on the Idaho Bucket List we published last week, two things are abundantly clear: Idahoans are passionate about their state, and 75 simply isn't enough to create a complete bucket list.

In all honesty, we knew both of those things going into the project.

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Bucket List
7:00 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Idaho Bucket List: The 75 Things All Idahoans Should Try (At Least Once)

Fly-fishing the Henry's Fork near Island Park, Idaho is #7 on the bucket list.
Credit Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

Idaho's nearly 84,000 square miles of breathtaking views, rugged terrain, and unique landmarks mean the Gem State is rife with recreation and site-seeing options. It could take a lifetime to see it all. In the spirit of the new year, we've compiled a list of the 75 things you must experience in Idaho -- at least once.

Consider this list a starting place for your own Idaho bucket list. By no means is this a definitive list. Send us more Idaho must-dos using the hashtag #IDbucketlist.

75. Bike the Hiawatha Trail.

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8:16 pm
Sun September 8, 2013

Yellowstone National Park Visitation Tops 2.5 Million

A herd of bison wander through Yellowstone's Lamar Valley.
Credit Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

Yellowstone officials say they have seen increased traffic this summer at most entrances at the national park.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that in August, the number of recreational visits to the park surpassed 2.5 million, with more than 2 million visitors to the park during the three summer months.

Yellowstone has recorded nearly 2.6 million recreational visits so far this year, and the total number of vehicles was up 4.37 percent from the same time period in 2012.

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6:29 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Idaho Tourism Jobs Are Up, But Not Back To Pre-Recession Levels

Credit Nicholas D. / Flickr Creative Commons

After a sharp decline, Idaho's tourism industry is on the rise. The Department of Labor reports that 851 jobs have been added in the tourism sector since 2010. Restaurants, bars and hotels make up most of those jobs.

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StateImpact Idaho
6:45 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Airstream Dealer Signals Upswing In Idaho’s Economy

Scott Ki Boise State Public Radio

The silver bullet known as an Airstream trailer has roamed the nation’s highways since the 1930s. It’s as iconic as a Coke bottle.  The start of summer brings with it thoughts of exploring and camping.  For some people, that means hitching up the Airstream and heading out on the highway.

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