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EWU, Idaho in BracketBuster games on Saturday

With its postseason fate resting squarely on the outcome of its three remaining Big Sky Conference games, the Eastern Washington men’s basketball team will be forced to turn its attention …


Idaho teachers in demand despite proposed cutbacks

BOISE – Job opportunities for teachers in Idaho are relatively good and, based on projections, will likely continue to be that way, educators and state officials said. A growing state …


Vandals lose squeaker to Grizzlies

MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho coach Don Verlin left Montana three weeks ago after a 42-point drubbing from the Grizzlies and made a simple, candid declaration. The Vandals didn’t compete, he …


Basketball Notebook: Change is good

Heidi Heintz didn’t hesitate when discussing why she left San Francisco after two seasons to play at UC Davis, although it’s old news by now. The senior from Central Valley …


Lookout for big changes to Idaho’s first ski hill

Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area might be one of the smaller ski hills in the Northwest, but it’s a mountain of firsts.


Technology improves Schweitzer experience

Schweitzer Mountain Resort has long been a favorite Inland Northwest ski destination, and this season the resort is betting that technology will take them another step toward the top.


Minnick concedes in Idaho congressional race

Outgoing Congressman Walt Minnick issued a statement early this morning, saying, “It now appears that Raul Labrador will be the victor when all the votes are finally tallied. Therefore, early …


Editorial: Four Idaho resolutions merit voter approval

Four proposals to amend Idaho’s constitution await voters on Nov. 2. All involve money, a predictable cause of anxiety, but each has been drafted thoughtfully enough to win overwhelming majorities …


Wolves among predators exacting a toll on elk in Idaho

Since the return of wolves to Idaho 15 years ago, Idaho’s overall elk population has dropped by 20 percent from 125,000 to about 100,000. Idaho Fish and Game research in …


Hecla stakes its claim in Wallace with new office

After an absence of 26 years, Hecla Mining Co. has moved an office back into Wallace. The 119-year-old company had an office in Wallace from about 1917 to 1984, when …


Idaho tourism industry shows signs of hope

Idaho’s $3 billion tourism industry is showing fledgling signs of recovery, with outfitters among those who expect their businesses to expand this year after the poor economy caused guests to …


Hecla Mining opens Silver Valley office

Hecla Mining Co. is opening an office in Idaho’s Silver Valley to keep local residents abreast of future expansions at the Lucky Friday Mine and the company’s role in environmental …


Minnick spending-cut bill gains new stature

Legislation proposed by freshman Idaho Congressman Walt Minnick to make it easier for the president to push Congress to slice specific items out of big spending bills has been latched …


In brief: Inspection finds damage in mine

The Lucky Friday Mine in North Idaho was evacuated Thursday morning when a routine inspection uncovered damage to the No. 2 shaft, which serves as a secondary escape route for …


Raul Labrador eyes more nuclear power

Idaho Republican congressional candidate Raul Labrador on Tuesday unveiled a plan for economic prosperity that leans heavily on the state developing a more robust nuclear power industry and exporting this …


Two Nine Mile teens drowned in North Idaho

Two Nine Mile Falls teenagers drowned early Saturday morning in North Idaho’s Lion Head Creek at the north end of Priest Lake.


Bayview stays afloat amid changing times

Editor’s note: This is the first in a four-part series of articles exploring the history of Bayview, Idaho, and its environs as the community celebrates its centennial. Today, Bayview, Idaho, …


Forest fire in 1910 ruined Grand Forks

The town of Grand Forks was populated by railroad workers and scalawags of every type who enjoyed and profited from all the vices. It was said that Taft, Mont., was …


Hazardous waste volume declines

BOISE – Idaho generated far less hazardous waste in 2009 – 28.6 percent less – than the year before, and imported a third less. An annual report to the governor …


Otter should just let the chips fall at retirement center

A few months ago Butch Otter, the governor of Idaho, was soliciting ideas to help his state in these times of economic duress. Now it’s been years since I called …


Otter seeks midyear cuts

BOISE - Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Thursday declared his support for additional midyear budget cuts that would hit schools along with all other state operations. Otter said he’ll include …


Injury collision at Sagle under investigation

Idaho State Police are investigating the cause of a three-vehicle accident this morning that resulted in injuries along U.S. HIghway 95 at Sagle.


Hayden grocery store robbed at gunpoint

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who robbed a Hayden grocery store at gunpoint early Saturday morning.


Idaho road signs tell colorful history

If you’re like most folks, road signs that denote historic sites or doings often blur as you whiz by. That’s too bad: if you take the time to stop, their …


Idaho’s new hunt

More than 15,000 hunters have purchased tags for the first authorized wolf hunts in some 80 years in Idaho and Montana. Experts say few of these hunters are likely to …


Federal court nails four for passing phony bills

BOISE – Four counterfeiters have been nailed in federal court in Boise, all for making or passing fake $100 bills in Idaho. One of them, Brian Mercier, 34, of Salt …


He refuses to apologize, but Rammell’s one sorry guy

There was a time back in my naive younger days of journalism when the imbecilic behavior of politicians would confound me. “How can these so-called leaders be such embarrassing clods?” …


Wolf hunting just one facet of management, experts say

Some tough love – including regulated hunting – is needed to carve a permanent niche for wolves reintroduced to the Northern Rocky Mountains, say leading wolf authorities in this region …


Six dead wolf pups found in Idaho

FAIRFIELD, Idaho – Six dead wolf pups have been discovered on national forest land in south-central Idaho, state officials announced today.


Thousands buy Idaho wolf hunting tags

The first hunter to buy a wolf tag at Idaho’s Fish & Game headquarters in Boise this morning, J.D. Dennis of Kuna, arrived 55 minutes before the sale started. “Fortunately, …