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94-year-old arrested on sexual abuse charges

September 25, 2014 State of Idaho Comments Off

Michigan police arrested a 94-year-old man for felony sexual abuse charges issued by the Teton County Sheriff’s Office. Michigan’s Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office found the man in an adult foster care home. Teton County’s sheriff hasn’t released any more information because it’s a sensitive case

Teton School District Asks for $19 Million Bond

July 31, 2014 State of Idaho Comments Off

The Teton County School District is asking residents to pass a $19 million bond. The district plans to build new schools in Driggs and Victor to house kindergarten through third-grades. If it passes, the bond would mean $95 in additional taxes on a $100,000 home. The bond will be held Aug. 26

Driggs Quake

July 18, 2014 State of Idaho Comments Off

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

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(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
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(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
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(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

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(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
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(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

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  • Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014
    I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
  • Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014
    Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]

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