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UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018, 10:36 a.m.

Big Wood Canal Co. purchases Magic Dam hydroelectric facility

The Big Wood Canal Co. has purchased the hydroelectric facility at Magic Dam and has applied to federal regulators to transfer the facility’s license.

Central Idaho county to enforce cellphone driving ban

Central Idaho authorities in Blaine County say a county ordinance approved in 2016 making it illegal to use a hand-held device while driving will be enforced starting this summer.

Blaine County, former employee reach agreement on lawsuit

Central Idaho officials have tentatively agreed to settle a wrongful-termination, whistleblower lawsuit.

Group that runs camps for kids with cancer to find new site

A nonprofit organization that runs camps for children with cancer says it will look for a new home after months of wrangling over a proposed site in central Idaho.

17-year-old dies of hypothermia in Montana

Authorities say a 17-year-old whose body was found along a highway in Blaine County died of hypothermia.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 3:48 p.m.

Idaho county may withdraw from state death penalty fund

A central Idaho county is considering withdrawing from the state’s Capital Crimes Defense Fund, a move commissioners say is intended to stop local prosecutors from seeking the death penalty.

Blaine County denies camp for children with cancer

A nonprofit organization that serves children with cancer was denied the opportunity to develop a camp in Idaho.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 12:01 p.m.

Former deputy coroner sues Idaho county, claims retaliation

A former chief deputy coroner in southern Idaho is suing the Blaine County government, claiming he was fired in retaliation to whistleblowing.

Transportation director resigns after Idaho school bus crash

Officials with the Blaine County School District say its transportation director has resigned following a school bus crash that rolled over and injured more than a dozen students in April.

UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 3:41 p.m.

Flooding in central Idaho causes voluntary evacuations

Officials with the Blaine County Sheriff’s office say 30 homes in central Idaho have been asked to voluntarily evacuate because of flooding.

Blaine County bans plants toxic to elk

Blaine County is outlawing plants that are poisonous to wild and domestic animals.