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

Want a break on your broadband bill? Find out if you’re among the many Idahoans eligible for temporary help

The benefit program includes discounts on computer equipment as well as high-speed internet service. BOISE, Idaho — Remote learning, working from home, video meetings, searching online for jobs, ordering groceries for delivery, and – of course – streaming video binges are, for better or worse, some of the memories many Idahoans will carry from the … Read more

‘One hack can take down your business’: Cyber experts recommending businesses use proper tools for cybersecurity

The Better Business Bureau said small businesses are one of the main targets and sees the most impacts by ransomware. BOISE, Idaho — Ransomware attacks can impact all businesses, no matter the size of the company. The United States has seen the carryover from hacks on an oil pipeline on the East Coast and a … Read more

Power up: Idaho Power preparing for increased electric vehicle usage

The vast majority of Americans gas up their cars at the local gas station right now, but that will likely change in the coming decades. Electric cars, like Tesla and the Nissan Leaf, are slowly growing in popularity across the country. These new vehicles cost less to drive per mile than traditional fossil fuel-powered vehicles … Read more

US Navy says it met Idaho deadline on spent nuclear fuel

The project was finished 18 months ahead of a required schedule in a 2008 agreement with Idaho. BOISE, Idaho — The U.S. Navy said it has met a deadline for treating spent nuclear fuel from its fleet of nuclear-powered warships that’s stored at its eastern Idaho facility. The U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program said Monday … Read more

North Carolina restaurant launches ‘elevated comfort food’ on Crave delivery platform

Local-food delivery service Crave Hospitality is partnering with a North Carolina chef to bring “elevated Americana” food to the Treasure Valley. Crawford Cookshop has just opened on the Crave delivery platform. The cookshop is chef Scott Crawford’s spin-off of his Raleigh restaurant Crawford and Son. “Last year I reconnected with an old mentor of mine … 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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