BOISE, Idaho – It was still dark the morning Ruperto Vazquez-Carrera began his shift at Sunrise Organic Dairy. It was mid-February 2016. A winter heat wave had melted snow and ice overnight, flooding part of the rural Jerome County farm. A foot of standing water made it hard to tell where the feeding area ended and the deep pond that held the farm’s manure began.
SAGLE, Idaho – Northern Idaho officials say a sonar team will look for the body of a Washington state man believed to have drowned in Lake Pend Oreille earlier this month. Officials say 67-year-old John Key of Newman Lake, Washington, disappeared July 2, and friends found his unoccupied boat idling on the lake.
Dressed in a traditional “jingle dress,” a multicolored outfit covered with silver ornaments that clink when she moves, Imani Antone and other members of the tribe’s PowWow Sweat dance group visited the nation’s capital this week to teach visitors to the National Museum of the American Indian how to perform tribal dances, and – more important – the cultural significance of those dances to the Coeur d’Alene Tribe.
Farmers in the U.S. West face a creepy scourge every eight years or so: Swarms of ravenous insects that can decimate crops and cause slippery, bug-slick car crashes as they march across highways and roads.
That groan you heard from North Idaho was the sound of lovers of good government reacting to news that respected state Sen. Shawn Keough will retire after she ends her current 11th term. Good legislators are hard to come by in North Idaho. And Shawn is one of the state’s best. We knew she was going to be good in 1996 when we endorsed her for the first time.
By 7:45 a.m. Kim Ashbaugh has already picked up two bagfuls of broken glass, bottles and wrappers. Now, standing on one secluded beach on Tubbs Hill in Coeur d’Alene she’s found a used diaper tucked at the base of a shrub.
Idaho’s welfare agency is investigating allegations that staffers physically and psychologically abused and neglected some residents at a state-run treatment center for people with severe disabilities.
Sheila Barnes of Ponderay, Idaho, refers to Heather Branstetter’s book as “that sex book,” rather than “the Wallace book.” People know what she means, Sheila told Huckleberries. Branstetter's “Selling Sex in the Silver Valley: A Business Doing Pleasure.” Sheila graduated from Wallace High but didn’t share the community's tolerant attitude toward the sex trade. Still, she wanted to read what Branstetter had to say.
Protesters in south-central Idaho say a pending contract that would allow federal authorities to use a local jail as an immigration detention facility will spread fear throughout the region’s Hispanic population.
Now that Col. William Ross Wallace has gotten his due as the founder of Wallace, Idaho, his second wife (of three), Lucie, deserves her own 15 minutes of post-mortem fame. Without Lucie, according to local researcher Tony Bamonte in his new book, “Historic Wallace, Idaho, and My Unforeseen Ties,” Wallace might have been named something else.
FISHING -- Despite a tribal gillnetting effort and a sportfishing bounty, non-native northern pike continue their downstream invasion of the Columbia River and Lake Roosevelt. Northern pike have been confirmed ...