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Driggs Quake

July 18, 2014 State of Idaho No Comments

A 3.1A 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Driggs last night. The United States Geological Survey said the quake hit about 5:30 pm four miles north of Driggs. No damage or injuries were reported, but several residents reported feeling the temblor

Pilot Dies in Plane Crash

June 19, 2014 State of Idaho, State of Montana Comments Off

One person is dead after a plane crash near the Idaho-Montana border. The twin-engine airplane crashed in a parking lot Tuesday near the Lost Trail ski area. The pilot was alone on the plane and was killed in the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating

Lummis Defends States’ Water Rights

Forest Ski

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)  Wyoming’s U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis voted with a bi-partisan majority of 238-174 to pass the Water Rights Protection Act yesterday.  The bill bars federal agencies from demanding that citizens and businesses relinquish their water rights to the U.S. government and have them considered for a public lands permit or lease.  Lummis told the Congress that such a federal government practice … Continue Reading

Fire Near Driggs, ID Investigated

March 14, 2014 State of Idaho, Teton Valley Comments Off
TV Fire

(DRIGGS, Ida)  Fire officials are still trying to determine what caused a fire south of Driggs Tuesday that gutted a barn, destroying its contents.  The mid-afternoon fire burned for about an hour, and while the contents were destroyed, the structure remained sound.  Fire Marshal Earle Giles says no livestock was lost in the blaze.  Giles says he hopes to have a cause determined by early next week.

Idaho To Join States Raising Speed Limit

March 13, 2014 State of Idaho Comments Off
80 mph

(BOISE, Ida)  Wyoming is not the only state to recently authorize the raising of speed limits on portions of interstate highway to as much as 80 miles per hour.  A bill to do the same in Idaho has been passed in that state’s legislature and sent to Governor Butch Otter to be signed into law.  As in Wyoming, … Continue Reading

Gas Prices Spike

gas prices

(JACKSON, Wyo)  Jackson Hole residents are suffering sticker-shock as they go to fill up their cars this week.  The price of gasoline spiked by about 10¢ per gallon over the weekend.  Nationally, the US Energy Information Administration says prices rose about … Continue Reading

Victor Re-examines Open Container Law

March 11, 2014 State of Idaho, Teton County Comments Off
Victor

(VICTOR, Ida)  The town of Victor Idaho has launched a survey to determine public opinion about its open container ordinance and the sale of alcoholic beverages on public property for community events. Currently, the town’s ordinance prohibits any person from having an open container of … Continue Reading

Caribou-Targhee Seeks Comments For Vegetation Project

March 11, 2014 State of Idaho Comments Off
CTNF

(IDAHO FALLS, Ida)  The Palisades Ranger District, Caribou-Targhee National Forest is seeking comments on the proposed Rainey Creek Vegetation Restoration Project, located on National Forest lands east of Swan Valley in Bonneville County, Idaho.  The proposed actions of thinning juniper stands and use of prescribed fire would occur in … Continue Reading

Area Reservoirs To Fill This Year

Jackson Lake

(Burley, ID) The Bureau of Reclamation office in Burley, Idaho this week has been able to provide some positive news about the prospects this summer for the reservoirs making up the Minidoka Project.  Spokesman Mike Beus says with the amounts of snow being measured in the Natural Resource Conservation Service measuring sites, it now appears Jackson Lake and the reservoirs downstream will … Continue Reading

Fall River Electric Offers Scholarships

March 4, 2014 State of Idaho, Teton Valley Comments Off
Fall River Electric

Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative in eastern Idaho is once again offering college scholarships to local area high school graduating seniors whose parents or guardians are members of the co-op. A member is anyone who receives electric service from Fall River, whether at a … Continue Reading

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