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Leighton Vander Esch was raised in the Idaho mountains, in a town with a population smaller than many high schools. We go back to his roots to .... “There are a lot of talented kids in small towns like this who just need to get discovered and be given an opportunity,” Darwin says. Before our crew headed out ...
In response, the city gave us another 50-pound (No. 9) plastic cart for carrot peelings. While I had to pave the garden to store the new container, I'm proud that our No. 1 plastics, and now vegetable skins, are recycled into useful products like organic escarole and No. 2 plastic to individually wrap dog feces ...

Woodruff Ave. water service repair scheduled tonight in Idaho Falls ... The following is a news release from the city of Idaho Falls. IDAHO FALLS — The City of Idaho Falls Water Division will be repairing a leaking water service in the 300 block of Woodruff Avenue beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday. North- and ...
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - A lot goes into running a city and sometimes officials need a refresher. The Association of Idaho Cities held a Spring Academy workshop to go over open meeting laws, legislation and other topics to make sure our cities are being run efficiently. Some of the mayors that ...
Right now, the Idaho economy and particularly southwest Idaho look “hot.” The Census Bureau reports the 2018 Idaho population at 1,753,860. That's peanuts compared to 39,776,830 in California and barely 0.5 percent of the nation's population. But in 2018, Idaho grew 2.15 percent, faster than any other ...
Earlier this month, leaders with the state departments of agriculture and commerce, the University of Idaho and business group Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho visited Japan. The trip came together after Japanese aluminum company Sakae Casting opened its first U.S. location in Idaho ...

Kelly Anthon was among a group of state and university officials who spent six days in Japan promoting foreign investment in Idaho. ... to the future opportunities for Rupert, the Mini-Cassia area, and Idaho that may result from this successful trip abroad,” Anthon, who is also Rupert's city administrator, said.
ANTHONY — The city's police department has a new drug dog thanks to its affiliation with TV cop turned St. Anthony reserve officer, Erik Estrada. ... Belew in searching for narcotics in our local schools, on search warrants, and assist the Sheriff's Office, Ashton Police, Rexburg and Idaho State police when ...
Three Republican candidates vying to become Idaho's next state treasurer traded barbs and defended their backgrounds Thursday during their first and only ... "The state treasurer's office involves interacting with cities, schools, courts, the executive branch," Ellsworth said, who has served a teacher, civil ...
A leading international rights group says Syrian refugees are increasingly being evicted from towns in Lebanon without any legal basis. Human Rights ... The New York-based HRW released a study on Friday saying more than 3,600 Syrians have been evicted from 13 municipalities in Lebanon since 2017.
Population growth promises economic growth, but it threatens good farmland. Downtown still has many vacant storefronts. The needs outweigh the tax money available in Nampa. “But I don't want to raise taxes,” said Debbie Kling, now in her fourth month as mayor of the city of 98,000, Idaho's third-largest.
Police in Massachusetts are warning residents to watch out for a person posing as a city employee in order to steal from people's homes. The Salem News reports police in Peabody sent out the warning Thursday after the suspect was let into a home earlier in the week and stole about $1,400 in cash.
Fugate joined Citizens Allied for Integrity and Accountability, an Idaho group organized to push health, safety and property-rights issues raised by oil and gas development. She and other members then went to the Fruitland City Council to press for an ordinance to protect residents and property values.
During the city's recent council meeting, City Clerk Patty Parkinson announced that the national organization, “100 Cities Memorial” had awarded the ... “Idaho's City of St. Anthony has joined the exclusive club of 100 cities to receive matching grants to restore their WWI Centennial Memorial in time for the ...
One man is dead and another in custody on suspicion of homicide after a shooting early Monday morning at a home on the west side of Tremonton. The Tremonton City Police Department, along with the Box Elder County Sheriff's Department, Utah Highway Patrol, Garland Police Department and the Utah ...
A local Idaho developer and 'Games of Thrones' fan has reportedly been given the chance to name the streets in a new housing development outside Boise, Idaho. She decided to go with a handful of names from Game of Thrones like Baratheon Ave. and Rickon St., some of which have been approved by ...
There's a wide variety of ideas that both teach and entertain, like the process of developing a new Pocatello city flag after the current one was made fun of as the ugliest flag in America by a ... The TEDx event will be held Saturday, March 10 between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Colonial Theater in Idaho Falls.

Mary Sullivan that would prohibit building new fossil fuel infrastructure, with the exception of projects certified by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Proponents say the bill would reduce emissions and could stop an extension of the Vermont Gas Systems pipeline. Town leaders say the resolutions ...
Geneva's airport has been closed "until further notice" after the Swiss city was blanketed by snowfall overnight. The airport's website says passengers should stay away for the time being and recommends they check with their airlines to see if their flights are still scheduled for departure. Airport spokesman ...
Les Kenworthy was appointed fire chief for the city of Twin Falls Fire Department by the Twin Falls City Council on Feb. 12. Kenworthy started as a resident firefighter when he joined the King County Fire District in Washington state in 1977. He later joined the Mercer Island Fire Department in 1980, where ...
The Chicago City Council has agreed to pay $20 million to the families of two men killed when a drunken off-duty police officer slammed into their car in 2009. Krystal Cazares said the settlement in the death of her brother Andrew Cazares and his friend Fausto Manzera is part of "a movement" to hold police ...
An upstate New York town is creating a "safe space" where online purchasers and sellers can meet face-to-face. WHEC says the town hall campus in Greece is being designated as an "Internet Purchase Exchange Location." The town in Monroe County will provide video surveillance in the designated area ...
Participants from academia, architecture, planning, real estate and government are invited to gather in Portland for the inaugural Urbanism Next Conference at the Oregon Convention Center next month. Urbanism Next is a University of Oregon research initiative focused on understanding how new ...
Builders, architects and local officials from across Idaho urged strongly against it – as did the state association of fire chiefs – but a House committee on Tuesday passed legislation to forbid cities or counties from adopting any residential building code provisions that are more up-to-date or more stringent ...
SHOSHONE — Work will begin Tuesday to relocate utilities on Idaho 46 between 4200 N. and 4300 N. near Buhl in advance of a road paving and culvert replacement project later this year. During re-positioning ... Additional work includes replacing curb ramps within the city of Buhl and guardrail upgrades.
MALAD — On Feb. 16, at approximately 4:56 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle fatality crash southbound on I-15 near milepost 17, north of Malad City, in Oneida County. Kylie R. Smoot, 21, of North Salt Lake, Utah was driving a 2013 Honda CRV southbound on I-15. The vehicle went off ...
An Idaho utility is challenging a decision by federal regulators rejecting its request to negate an Oregon law requiring fish passage as part of relicensing for a hydroelectric project on the Snake River. Idaho Power on Friday petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to review the ...
The lawyer for a woman with a sexual harassment lawsuit against the city of Reno says its "deplorable" for the city attorney to ask his client to list any workplace lovers she may have had in the past 18 years. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports Deanna Gescheider's lawyer Mark Mausert has asked Reno City ...
The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports that the city hired HIP advertising to create a campaign geared toward attracting visitors from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The marketing campaign for the city will target those more than 50 miles outside of Springfield, including Chicago, St. Louis and other ...
According to Dave Fisher, general manager for Republic Services in Idaho, cities in Ada and Canyon counties have several options, including paying more ... up for recycling in Caldwell and the surrounding area is $5.24 per month, according to Michelle Davis, utility billing supervisor for the city of Caldwell.
Marcy Logsden tells the Elko City Council about her personal and professional experience with people who use medical marijuana during public comment ... Rice and Robert Schmidtlien voted no, while Reece Keener and Mandy Simons voted to approve banning medical or recreational sales in the city.
Voters in the affected area, which is south of Idaho Highway 33 and divides the town of Teton in half, will have the final say in the May election. Annexing the ... Many of these families are drawn to the closer proximity of schools across district lines, said Stanger, who lives closer to Sugar City than to Teton.
The city of Boise says it is stuck between two bitter options for paper recycling: stop the program altogether or raise rates to keep it going. City leaders said Tuesday that the choice is being forced on them because China recently imposed new restrictions on recyclable paper imports. China is the destination ...
A Central Texas town devastated by a 2013 fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people, many of them emergency personnel, has reached a settlement of its lawsuit for damages caused by the blast. The city council in West this week approved of accepting $10.44 million to settle its claims against the ...
Concerned about soaring health care costs, Idaho on Wednesday revealed a plan that will allow insurance companies to sell cheap policies that ditch key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. It's believed to be the first state to take formal steps without prior federal approval for creating policies that do not ...
The mural in Downtown Boise that depicts traditional Basque scenes on the side of a building is deteriorating, and portions have peeled off. So the city plans to replace it. The City Council approved a plan Tuesday to replace the mural — on the Basque Block near the west end of Grove Street — with a new ...
I think it's highly unfair for city council members to voice personal opinions to sway others' vote. If you are in a position of power, your opinion should be kept to yourself. Especially when others' welfare is on the line. And why send notices to citizens when we voice our opinions and you do nothing but stomp ...
An airplane approaching a central Idaho airport aborted its initial landing after a mountain lion was spotted on the runway. ... The Delta flight from Salt Lake City to Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey on Saturday night was delayed about 20 minutes due to the mountain lion, the Idaho Mountain Express ...
President Donald Trump's homeland security adviser says the United States would prefer that Turkish troops "remove themselves" from a conflict in the Syrian border town of Afrin, and appealed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to focus on "longer-term strategic goals" of a peaceable Syria. Speaking at ...
The Future City Competition is an annual event showcasing the work of middle school students from across Idaho after they spend several months designing a city that exists at least 100 years in the future and presents solutions to sustainability issues present in today's cities. This year's competition was ...
Laws in Idaho and Washington that allow people to salvage roadkill have yielded some benefits, according to wildlife officials in both states. Idaho and Washington have passed laws allowing people to salvage roadkill, provided they fill out a short form with the state wildlife agency to get a permit.
Shuler led the Idaho Human Rights Commission for two decades and served on numerous boards, including the Boise School Board and the City Club of Boise. She was part of the YWCA non-tuition kindergarten program for low-income children and also volunteered for several years as a guardian ad ...
BOISE -- Idaho ranks second to last in the nation when it comes to the number of physicians per capita in our state. It may be ... Idaho's larger cities will always be able to attract enough physicians. ... "And there are many towns like that across the state of Idaho where we have limited numbers of physicians.".
Some Texas coastal towns where Hurricane Harvey made landfall are working to restore tourism and other economic attractions nearly five months after the storm. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports hundreds of businesses in Rockport and Fulton are now open amid recovery efforts assisted by ...
Also looming are questions about how to protect the town against future disaster. Is it time to install culverts and storm drains to siphon floods like other Southern California cities have built? Or to require that properties capture storm water for future use rather than let it cascade to the Pacific Ocean?
Two separate companies are interested in building a food-processing plant on city of Nampa-owned land in the Ford Idaho Horse Park east of the Ford Idaho Center. A plant by either one would entail private investment of as much as $85 million and jobs for dozens of people, said Beth Ineck, the city's ...
An Idaho City man was sentenced Thursday to a fixed three-year sentence and nine years indeterminate for one count of rape, according to a press release from the Idaho Attorney General's Office. Jared N. Hendryx, 42, engaged in sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl twice in April 2017, according to ...
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The city of Idaho Falls swore in re-elected Mayor Rebecca Casper this evening at city council meeting. ... At the meeting tonight, they did things a little differently this year; city and department directors announced all of the cities accomplishments last year through a ...
The sexual assault did not involve a knife, and the town at hand, Twin Falls, Idaho, does not admit refugees from Syria. ... One woman named Vicky Davis furiously declared to the Twin Falls city council, “The Nation of Islam has declared global jihad on us.” ... And it's not just in this town, it's in other towns.
He said Platt also works closely with Idaho Power, helping the city to take advantage of a sizable Idaho Power rebate for which the city has ...


 

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