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Bill would have N. Idaho permanently adopt daylight saving time If passed, the bill would have the regions of the state that currently operate in the Pacific time zone adopt daylight saving time as the permanent time of the state. Senate Bill 1267 passed the Idaho Senate on Feb. 26, and, if passed by the House, would only be signed into law with congressional approval.

UPDATED: Legislation adds restrictions for drone operators in Idaho Restrictions on using drones for surveillance on individuals and private property would be increased under legislation that's heading to the Senate. The House voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the measure that adds commercial and industrial property to agricultural areas where drones wouldn't be allowed without permission.

Homes in McCall top $400,000 median price; Other mountain towns boom, too - BoiseDev By Tom Grote/The Star-News Republished by permission from the McCall Star-News. Subscribe to the digital or print editions. The median sale price of a home in McCall topped $400,000 in 2019, according to real estate industry figures. The median price of a home sold in the McCall area last year was about $406,000, according to…

New subdivision would add 67 new homes in SW Boise - BoiseDev Sountpoint, LLC applied to convert two large-lot properties at Victory Rd. and Mitchell St. into a new residential development. The project would add 67 homes to the 19.6-acre site. Right now, three homes, some outbuildings and a few head of cattle spread out across two properties.

Video: Rancher Schools Mike Bloomberg on Farming I’ve said on-air, Bloomberg watched Ma and Pa Kettle when he was a 7-year-old and it’s all he knows on the subject of agriculture.

Boise Man Died of Natural Causes After Returning From China Ada County authorities say a man who died after returning to Idaho from China did not have the coronavirus.

I spent a day in Boise's hippest neighborhood and can see why it's been named one of the best places for millennials to live in the US Our travel correspondent spent a day eating and drinking her way through 8th Street and Downtown in Boise, Idaho, to find out why people love it.

Lost Near Atlanta This story won third place Idaho Magazine's 2016 writing contest. I spent many summers exploring the old mining town of Atlanta, Idaho. I hope you enjoy this tale. Lost Near Atlanta. "It's great here," Pam said as she stoked the campfire.

Girl, 11, brings loaded AR-15 strapped across her back to gun legislation hearing "Bailey is carrying a loaded AR-15," Charles Nielsen told lawmakers. "People live in fear, terrified of that which they do not understand. She's been shooting since she was 5 years old." "She got her first deer with this weapon at 9. She carries it responsibly.

Texas demolition company accidentally tears down wrong house - East Idaho News A demolition company was hired to tear down a house last week in Dallas, but it mistakenly tore down a different home on the same street, according to CNN affiliate KTVT. Jeremy Wenninger inherited the 97-year-old house in a historic neighborhood when his friend, Mary Ann, died several years ago, according to KTVT….

Oregon Residents File Petition to Become Part of Conservative Idaho By Bradley Cortright – Re-Blogged From IJR Residents in Oregon who are fed up with liberal policies in their state have introduced a petition to become part of neighboring, more conservative…

New climbing gym opens on Boise Bench Climbers from the now-closed Urban Ascent gym have opened a new Boise climbing gym called Climbing Commons with 12,000 sq. ft. of 45 ft. tall climbing walls.

Stepfather of missing Idaho kids refuses to say if children are OK The husband of Lori Vallow, an Idaho mother facing charges amid her children's monthslong disappearance, spoke out for the first time in the case, thanking his supporters but refusing to say if the kids are ok.

Saint Alphonsus plans major Caldwell expansion Approximate location of the future Saint Alphonsus clinic in Caldwell. Click to enlarge. Graphic by Catie Clark. Imagery courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey National Geospatial Program. The Saint Alphonsus Health System announced on Feb. 25 that it plans to build a 45,000 - to 50,000-square-foot outpatient clinic in Caldwell.

Sportsmen upset and demanding answers about elk depredation study A depredation hunt is something that occurs when a particular species of wildlife is doing significant agricultural damage or poses threats to humans and other wildlife. Idaho Fish and Game was a part of an elk depredation study from July to October of 2019 and many sportsmen are not happy about it.

Huff tabbed SEC Golfer of the Week Huff is the third Tiger to earn distinction from the SEC office in two weeks, joining teammates Jovan Rebula and Alex Vogelsong. The Eagle, Idaho native guided Auburn to its second team title of the season in a 21-team field at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes buy 157 acres in Mountain Home The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes purchased 157 acres of land just off of the Exit 95 - Mountain Home interchange of I-84. The transaction was finalized at the end of January after the Tribes spent two years looking for a suitable property.

'Cult mom' Lori Vallow's husband Chad Daybell spotted hauling furniture into moving truck in Hawaii 'Cult mom' Lori Vallow's new husband Chad Daybell was spotted loading furniture into a moving truck outside the Princeville apartment on Wednesday, as his wife was denied reduced bail.

NAWG and the National Wheat Foundation name new board officers at the 2020 Commodity Classic SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The National Association of Wheat Growers and the National Wheat Foundation wrapped up the 2020 Commodity Classic with a new slate of officers. NAWG President and Lavon, Texas, farmer Ben Scholz has passed the gavel down to Vice President Dave Milligan, a farmer from Michigan.

Big Idaho Potato Truck starts 2020 tour The Big Idaho Potato Truck is back for it's ninth annual tour.

Organizers in Spokane and North Idaho hope to make farmers-market season a year-round thing Although Happy Mountain Mushrooms' website refers to itself as a "cultivator" versus "farmer," the local grower faces challenges similar to other regional food growers that rely on farmers markets to sell their goods: What to do in the "off" season?

Legislation adds restrictions for drone operators in Idaho Restrictions on using drones for surveillance on individuals and private property would be increased under legislation that's heading to the Senate.

Happy Place to Happy Place: Coeur d'Alene to The Sawtooths From Libby we headed directly to Coeur d'Alene where we parked next to Steve and Jan at Steve's sister's alpaca farm. Neither Tom or I had spent much time near CDA so we all planned on doing some low-key touristy stuff with Steve and Jan in addition to just hanging out at the farm.

Lori Vallow, mother of missing children, will be returned to Idaho The mother of two children who have been missing for months has decided not to fight extradition from Hawaii to Idaho.

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