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Stories tagged: idaho

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 7:09 p.m.

Open-pit phosphate mines approved in Idaho, with safeguards

Federal officials have approved two open-pit phosphate mines in eastern Idaho that include environmental protections intended to prevent the type of pollution caused by past phosphate mining in the area

August trip of the month: Rent a boat on Priest Lake

August trip of the month: Rent a boat on Priest Lake

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 7:38 a.m.

Mayor of Harrison, Idaho, resigns, citing fears for family’s safety and disagreement over development

Kayleen Walker, who’s served as mayor of the small vacation town of roughly 200 people since 2017, resigned Aug. 6 after vandalism of her home near downtown. Walker said she …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 7:38 p.m.

St. Maries men injured in Wednesday crash with detached semi-truck trailer remain in critical condition

Two men from St. Maries, Idaho, who were hit by a detached semi-truck trailer on Wednesday remained hospitalized in critical condition on Thursday.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 8:32 a.m.

ISP releases names of 2 critically injured when trailer detaches from semitruck on U.S. 95

A semitruck trailer came unhitched, drifted into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into a car on U.S. Highway 95, south of Coeur d’Alene on Wednesday morning.

Authorities find missing Athol man on ATV after four days pinned to a tree

Howard Coates was discovered with injuries not thought to be life-threatening by a family riding dirt bikes on a trail near Athol. Authorities had been searching for Coates since Thursday …

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 11, 2019, 10:31 p.m.

The Festival at Sandpoint offers the Avett Brothers, Che Apalache and peaceful, easy vibe

Friday evening was a night of at least two firsts: the Festival at Sandpoint and, well, traveling to the popular resort enclave of less than 8,000 on the shoreline of …

A Grip on Sports: A new face at UI, a new problem at NIC and an old friend rocks the Mariners

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Sunday morning. It’s a good time to take a quick spin around the dial, to use an ancient term made irrelevant by electronics, remotes …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, 4:26 p.m.

Area roundup: Coeur d’Alene Little League falls to Oregon in Northwest regional championship game

Sprague LL, the Oregon representative, tied the game in the top of the sixth when Andrew Mhoon stole home following a CdA out.

A Grip on Sports: It may not be about the toons anymore, but Saturdays are still special no matter your age

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Those of us a certain age remember Saturday mornings as the be-all and end-all of kid-dom. No school on the horizon. Bugs Bunny and Underdog …

Idaho trail alliance fundraiser upcoming

The Lake City Trail Alliance’s annual membership party and sponsorship drive will be hosted at the Ponderosa Springs Golf Course at Capone’s Pub on the Green on Aug. 29 from …

Lawsuit seeks to halt construction of central Idaho trail

Central Idaho ranch owners want construction of a trail connecting the popular tourist destinations of Redfish Lake and Stanley stopped and additional work to make it a smooth path for …

Idaho lawmakers ponder if counties should fund Medicaid expansion

A panel of Idaho lawmakers looking for ways to pay for the state’s expansion of Medicaid is considering eliminating county indigent health care funds, dipping into money collected from court …

Idaho tribe sues mining company over pollution at idle site

The Nez Perce Tribe has filed a lawsuit to force a Canadian company to clean up an idle central Idaho mining area – which the company says it plans to …

A Grip on Sports: With the stars playing cheerleader, Seahawks open preseason with a win

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you had told your neighbor as you ran into each other at the mailbox Thursday afternoon you thought Paxton Lynch would be key for …

Double duty: The Avett Brothers are at Sandpoint, then the Gorge this weekend

“We speak as if we are not one body, though we are,” Seth Avett writes. “We judge as if we don’t value the judgment of others upon us, though we …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 4:44 p.m.

200 acre fire burning southeast of Coeur d’Alene

Fire crews were battling a fire about 27 miles southeast of Coeur d’Alene on Thursday that has burned about 200 acres since Wednesday, according to a news release from the …

A Grip on Sports: Will you know half the names playing in tonight’s Seahawks’ exhibition? Don’t bet on it

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Does it seem to you August is just flying by, or is that just the view from here? Maybe it’s the heat, as much of …

Idaho mulls fall chinook season

Idaho Fish and Game officials are polling anglers to get their opinions on potential rules designed to balance salmon fishing with catch-release steelhead fishing, in preparation of a possible fall …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 10:19 p.m.

Moscow student, mother killed in crash

A Moscow High School student and her mother were killed Saturday in a head-on crash involving a semitrailer on Interstate 90 near Alberton, Montana.

Boise police: Man arrested with $40,000 in stolen bicycles

A 26-year-old Florida man has been taken into custody after police say he tried to pawn stolen bicycles in Boise. Boise police say Bradley D. Knirnschild of Kissimmee was arrested …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 4:44 p.m.

On Tap: Sandpoint boasts thriving craft beer scene

Once a hub of railroads and logging, Sandpoint seems to have embraced its current identity, and you don’t have to look far to find antique stores, art galleries and boutique …

A Grip on Sports: Sure it’s still early August, but who among us can’t wait to watch the games play out this football season?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s hard to stay in the present this time of year. The days are getting shorter, which is a harbinger of winter. And football practice …

Ales for the Trail Microbrewery Festival is Saturday in Coeur d’Alene

This microbrewery festival featuring ales should cure your ails. The Ales for the Trail Microbrewery Festival is Saturday from 2-8 p.m. at McEuen Park, 420 E. Front Ave., in downtown …

A Grip on Sports: Asking questions about football’s popularity is a little like asking about the chicken or the egg

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today’s column will start with a question, somewhat rhetorical in nature but also meant to elicit a response. Are you a football fan? We mean …

A Grip on Sports: As Cougars search for a starting quarterback, a Mariner legend searches for the fountain of youth

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh, yes. Anticipating the opening of preseason football practice. It started while we were playing hooky.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Idaho girl dies after she was impaled in head by steel bar

A 9-year-old Idaho girl who fell out of a tree and was impaled in the head by a steel bar has died. Jesi Bergeson said Friday that her daughter Shaylyn …

Forest Service to change sage grouse protections in 5 states

Plans for protecting sage grouse in five Western states are being changed in ways that will conserve habitat while allowing ranchers to maintain their livelihoods, federal officials said Thursday.

A Grip on Sports: The month ahead will be full of heat, sure, but football is what really takes over

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Hold on to you baseball cap. You know the one. It has a Seahawks or Cougar or Eagle or Vandal logo on it. Hold on …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 3:49 p.m.

Man swims 23-mile length of Idaho’s Priest Lake

There is a point in any endurance sport – once the muscles have loosened and the seconds have blended into minutes and then, even, hours – that the world condenses, …