Boise State University graduate student Kent Kiser

Public invited to new exhibit at military museum on Idahoans’ untold story from WWII’s Battle of the Bulge

BY: - December 6, 2023

The Idaho Military Museum in Boise will host an opening celebration for a new exhibit examining a previously untold story of Idahoans who played a key role in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. The event is free and open to the public. It begins at 7 p.m. Friday at the museum, […]

Buck Lake in Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness

Idaho’s Salmon-Challis National Forest names new supervisor

BY: - December 6, 2023

Intermountain Regional Forester Mary Farnsworth has picked Heather Degeest as the next forest supervisor for Idaho’s Salmon-Challis National Forest, replacing Charles Mark. “Her strong leadership experience will help the forest experience continued success in delivering the Forest Service mission to the public,” Farnsworth said in a press release.  Degeest started her Forest Service career in […]

a package of NARCAN (Naloxone) nasal spray sits on the counter at a Walgreens pharmacy

North Idaho’s Panhandle Health District installs free Narcan vending machines in Coeur d’Alene, Kellogg

BY: - December 4, 2023

Two new vending machines offering Narcan, a lifesaving medication that can help with opioid overdose, have been installed at The Pantry at St. Vincent de Paul in Coeur d’Alene and the Shoshone County Fire District in Kellogg. The machines, provided by the Panhandle Health District, are filled with free Narcan, a brand name of the […]

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $14.5 million for wildfire resilience in Idaho

BY: - December 1, 2023

The federal government has allocated about $14.5 million in federal funding for wildfire resilience and fuel reduction in Idaho, officials with the U.S. Department of Interior said in a press release issued Thursday. The federal funding is for fiscal year 2023 and came from the Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act, often called the Bipartisan Infrastructure […]

apple cinnamon sauce and pouches from WanaBana, Weis and Schnucks.

These cinnamon applesauces were recalled. Two Idaho kids ate them and got sick.

BY: - December 1, 2023

Two southwestern Idaho children had heightened lead levels in their blood after eating cinnamon applesauce packets that were recalled, state health officials announced this week. The company that distributes the products recently recalled apple cinnamon sauce and pouches from WanaBana, Weis and Schnucks. Those products should be thrown away, federal regulators say — not eaten, […]

A solar panel

‘Indigenous Perspectives’: Idaho Energy Freedom to host clean energy webinar

BY: - November 27, 2023

Idaho Energy Freedom, a nonprofit dedicated to educating Idahoans about the economic impacts of clean energy, is hosting its inaugural webinar on Dec. 1.  The webinar, “Idaho’s Clean Energy Future: Indigenous Perspectives,” is open to the public, and it will include leaders from the Nez Perce and Shoshone-Bannock tribes to discuss insights on clean energy […]

Idaho State Capitol building in Boise

Learn about Idaho’s public records laws at this free workshop in Boise or online

BY: - November 24, 2023

A workshop that is free and open to the public on Idaho’s public records laws will be held Nov. 28 online and in the Lincoln Auditorium at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise. The event, which will be held in partnership by Idahoans for Openness in Government, Idaho Secretary of State Phil McGrane and Idaho […]

Monkeypox virus, illustration

Mpox has spread locally in southwestern Idaho, officials say

BY: - November 22, 2023

Mpox, a rare disease formerly known as monkeypox, has spread within Idaho, health officials announced this week. Seven mpox infections in southwestern Idaho residents have been reported this month — the only cases reported in Idaho all year.  Six cases were reported in residents of Ada County, according to a news release on Tuesday from […]

Betsy Z. Russell

Longtime Idaho state politics journalist Betsy Russell to receive civic engagement award

BY: - November 20, 2023

Betsy Russell, the longtime president of the Idaho Press Club who covered state government for 36 years before retiring Jan. 1, is being honored by the City Club of Boise this month. Russell will receive the Stimpson Award for Civic Engagement during ceremonies beginning at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at JUMP, 1000 W. Myrtle St., […]

Idaho Capitol Christmas decorations

Idaho governor, first lady invite all Idahoans to Capitol Christmas tree lighting in Boise

BY: - November 20, 2023

Idaho Gov. Brad Little and first lady Teresa Little will host the Idaho Capitol Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 30 at the Statehouse in Boise. The free celebration is open to the public. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. with holiday music and entertainment and remarks from the governor, first lady and the […]

Idaho Public Utilities Commission office

Idaho Public Utilities Commission accepting input for Idaho Power proposal to increase electric rates

BY: - November 18, 2023

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is hosting public hearings this month in Twin Falls and Boise to receive testimony about an Idaho Power proposal to increase electric service rates, according to a press release.  If approved by the commission, Idaho Power would be allowed to increase overall retail revenue by $54.7 million annually — nearly […]

Boyer Slough, a tributary of the Pend Oreille River

North Idaho volunteer group earns award for Lake Pend Oreille Water Quality Monitoring

BY: - November 18, 2023

Water quality stewards with the Idaho Conservation League are receiving multiple awards from the Idaho Nonprofit Center and Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on service and volunteerism.  The stewards are a part of the Idaho Conservation League’s Water Quality Monitoring Program, a group of 30 volunteers that visit 15 locations across Lake Pend Oreille to […]