One-third of Idaho is in severe drought: What it means and why that matters

Low water in many parts of the state has a number of impacts, including farm production, wildfire danger, and possibly your power bill. BOISE, Idaho — It’s abnormally dry all over Idaho in these final days of spring, but the impact of below-normal snow and rain, followed by early snowpack melt, is making the situation … Read more

Nez Perce Tribe backs Idaho Rep. Simpson’s Snake River dam removal plan

The tribe added that Washington’s U.S. Senators and the Washington governor haven’t provided any solutions, other than standing against the plan. LAPWAI, Idaho — The Nez Perce Tribe announced on Monday that the tribe backs Idaho Representative Mike Simpson’s plan to breach the four dams along the Snake River. The Republican’s $33.5 billion plan would … Read more

Don’t eat the Yellowstone snow: Elite ski resort aims to turn sewage into powder

About a dozen other ski areas across the U.S. have used wastewater to make artificial snow before, but the Yellowstone Club would be the first in Montana. YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Editor’s note: This story originally appeared on the Idaho Press website. An exclusive Montana resort wants to turn sewage into snow so that its … Read more

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