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1 year 1 month ago

Over 50 wildfires burn across the west

Right now, about 51 wildfires are burning out of control in the western part of the country. One of the most severe fires is the Beaver Creek blaze in the mountains of central Idaho. It's at about 108,000 acres and is 47% contained. Thousands of buildings and homes are threatened....

1 year 1 month ago

Beaver Creek Fire growing dangerously in Idaho

A massive wildfire burning in Idaho has now scorched nearly 160 square miles, forcing more than 2,000 evacuations. Drought conditions and dry vegetation are fueling that dangerous Beaver Creek Fire. More than a thousand firefighters are battling the blaze. One home has been destroyed, but thousands are threatened. At...

1 year 10 months ago

King Soopers, City Market recalling ice cream

DENVER (AP) - King Soopers and City Market are recalling ice cream because of concerns over pecan allergies. The recall involves Kroger Deluxe French Vanilla ice cream sold in Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The federal Food and Drug Administration says people...

2 years 2 months ago

Seasonal firefighters seek health care coverage

DENVER (AP) - They work the front lines of the nation's most explosive wildfires, navigating treacherous terrain, and dense walls of smoke and tall curtains of flame. Yet thousands of the nation's seasonal firefighters have no health insurance for themselves or their families. Many firefighters are now asking to buy...

2 years 9 months ago

States suing over health care law collect funding

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials are awarding more money to help states carry out President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The surprise? The list includes seven states suing to overturn the landmark law. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday that 13 states will split grants totaling...

3 years 5 months ago

Search continues for missing Idaho miner

MULLAN, Idaho (AP) - Mining company officials in northern Idaho have brought in a remote-controlled digging machine to help search for a missing worker. Officials have not had contact with 53-year-old Larry Marek, who's a mile below the surface, since a tunnel collapsed deep inside the Lucky Friday Mine on...

3 years 9 months ago

Vestas sells more wind generators

Vestas has received an order for 44 wind turbines to be installed near American Falls, Idaho for Ridgeline Energy. "We look forward to working with Ridgeline on its Rockland wind energy project," said Martha Wyrsch, President of Vestas Americas. "Ridgeline is a highly respected and experienced developer of commercial-scale...

3 years 11 months ago

Montana wants permission to kill gray wolves

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana officials are seeking federal approval to kill 186 endangered gray wolves in a special "conservation hunt," while neighboring Idaho wants permission to kill up to 50 of the predators that officials say are eating too many elk. Documents released Monday detailed the states' new...

4 years 1 month ago

Pot plot hidden in farmer's corn field

Authorities say a southern Idaho farmer unknowingly watered and fertilized more than 300 marijuana plants while tending to his corn fields. The Jerome County sheriff's office says the farmer found the plot of pot growing between his tall, green stalks of unripened corn early Monday and called authorities. ...

4 years 5 months ago

Skunks, badgers enlisted to control pelicans

Idaho is enlisting badgers and skunks in its fight against pelicans that are eating too many sport fish and hurting sensitive populations of Yellowstone cutthroat trout. Idaho Department of Fish and Game managers released three badgers and two skunks last week on Gull Island in southeastern Idaho's Blackfoot Reservoir. Last...

4 years 11 months ago

Montana stops wolf hunting near Yellowstone

Montana wildlife commissioners shut down gray wolf hunting Tuesday in backcountry adjacent to Yellowstone National Park after nine of the predators were killed there in recent weeks. Commissioners, however, kept the statewide kill quota at 75, repeating their belief that the planned harvest would not hurt the overall population...

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