The unwritten rules of the Greenbelt: ‘It’s kind of the Boise way’

The Greenbelt is a playground of official and unwritten rules but all connect to the principle of common courtesy. BOISE, Idaho — With temperatures routinely in the 90’s this time of year, many are leaving the house and enjoying the outdoors, including the Boise Greenbelt. Boise Parks and Recreation maintains 25 miles of the Greenbelt … Read more

Fish and Game Commission amends wolf hunting and trapping seasons to start on July 1

The amended seasons will take effect on July 1. That’s consistent with the effective date of Senate Bill 1211 approved by the Idaho Legislature. BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has approved some changes to the wolf trapping and hunting seasons. The commission met Thursday during a conference call to amend the … Read more

‘Fish salvage’ issued for Magic Reservoir due to drought conditions

The order was issued due to irrigation water being shut off following drought conditions at the Big Wood River. IDAHO, USA — Editor’s note: the original version of this story included a description of the area of salvage which was inaccurate. The story has been updated with specific details of the area of salvage provided … Read more

Family says teen stomped by bull at Idaho rodeo recovering well

POCATELLO, Idaho — Family members of a Utah teen who was stomped by a bull at the Idaho High School Rodeo Association State Finals over the weekend say he is recovering well and likely to be back in the arena within six months.  The Idaho State Journal reports 17-year-old Brock Hansen of Hyrum, Utah was … Read more

‘Fish salvage’ issued for Magic Valley reservoir due to drought conditions

The order was issued due to irrigation water being shut off following drought conditions at the Big Wood River. IDAHO, USA — Idaho Fish and Game (F&G) announced Monday that a ‘fish salvage’ for the Richfield Canal and the Big Wood River below Magic Dam is in effect. The order was issued due to irrigation … Read more

Solar power and drought impact water flows in Hells Canyon

This year, the water flow in Hells Canyon has dropped to about 6,500 cubic feet per second from the usual 20,000 to 50,000 cfs. BOISE, Idaho — After a year of the coronavirus pandemic, many Idahoans are itching to enjoy a “normal” summer, which includes a whole gambit of outdoor activities, from hiking, fishing and … Read more

Tips and tricks for effectively growing potatoes in your garden

Potato plant | Lance Ellis, EastIdahoNews.com Living in the potato state and being surrounded by fields of potatoes, most people take this humble tuber for granted. Adding to their commonness, they are also inexpensive in the grocery store and ultimately, the good old spud just isn’t as respected as it should be — especially when … Read more

Birds rarely seen in eastern Idaho visit my front yard for the first time in 3 years

A flock of about 14 Red crossbills recently showed up in the four large, cone-laden mixed evergreens in my front yard, with their soft “clip-clip-chip” calls. It did not take them long to discover the sunflower seed feeders. | Bill Schiess, EastIdahoNews.com After three years of being absent, a flock of about 14 Red crossbills … Read more

Yellowstone National Park sets tourism record for May

Courtesy EastIdahoNews.com YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming (AP) — Yellowstone National Park had its busiest May as tourism continued to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. The park had over 483,000 recreation visits last month, up 11% from May 2019, park officials said Friday. So far, Yellowstone is having its busiest year in recent memory. The park … Read more

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