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IDAHO FALLS – Heavy smoke from the Henry’s Creek Fire has forced the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality to issue an air quality alert for several areas in east Idaho.


Current elevated DEQ monitors include Salmon, Rexburg, Franklin, Garden Valley, Idaho City, Pinehurst, Potlatch, Lewiston, and the Coeur d’Alene tribal monitor in Plummer which are all reading in theModerate Category. Idaho Falls is currently reading in the Unhealthy category.

“The effects of pollution can be harmful,” Rensay Owen, DEQ regional manager for air quality, tells EastIdahoNews.com. “Right now you’re okay to go outside but it can change on an hourly basis.”

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n 2014, the Salmon-based Gem Air started offering round-trip flights between Idaho Falls and Nampa for $300 on an eight-seat turboprop. But Craig Davis, the Idaho Falls Airport director, who has been working tirelessly to restore service between Idaho Falls and Boise, said there were only two bookings for flights in the three months that Gem Air tried to make a go of it.

“It was really an eye-opener for us,” said Davis of the low interest...

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Thunderstorms will be again possible Sunday, but storm coverage will be fairly sparse in the afternoon. The best chance for storms will be from Salmon, Idaho to Dillon, Ennis, and Big Sky south to the state line.

Elsewhere, expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies with highs in the mid 80s to low 90s. Areas such as Missoula and parts of the Bitterroot and Mission valleys should expect to hit 90 for the first time in a while Sunday afternoon. Morning lows will be in the 40s and 50s around the region.

Hot summertime weather continues through Wednesday with highs mainly in the 90s.

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TWIN FALLS — The Idaho Travel Council distributed more than $4.5 million in grant funds for tourism marketing this week, including more than $300,000 for Southern Idaho Tourism.

Each year, 45 percent of Idaho’s lodging tax collections is distributed back to communities through the grant program. The council met this week in Lava Hot Springs and awarded money to eligible tourism development organizations to be used toward marketing and promoting tourism.


With additional grant money available this year, Southern Idaho Tourism got more than it had asked for.

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Scientific Metals Corp. ("STM" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:STM) (FRANKFURT:26X) (OTCQB:SCTFF) wishes to clarify certain information regarding the historical estimates disclosed in its press release earlier today relating to the Iron Creek Cobalt Property in Lemhi County, Idaho, USA (the "Property").

A substantial amount of historical exploratory work has been completed on the Property, including approximately 30,000 feet of diamond drilling, and the mining of 1,500 feet of underground workings. Exploration by several companies since the 1940s, including Hanna Mining, Noranda Exploration, Inc. and Cominco, has identified a number of significant cobalt, a key component in Lithium-ion batteries, and copper targets on the Property. The Property is located in the most prolific trend of cobalt mineralization in the USA, the Idaho Cobalt Belt. The Property shares similar geology and structure with other deposits in the 40 mile long Idaho Cobalt Belt, including the Blackbird Mine and the proposed Idaho Cobalt Mine (Formation Metals)....

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BOISE - It' has been nearly a year now since 2-year-old DeOrr Kunz Jr. went missing while on a camping trip with his family near Leadore, Idaho. It's a story that's garnered national attention, especially with last week's People Magazine article in which the toddler's parents outline what happened that day, and what they've done since.

On Thursday, Lemhi County Sheriff Lynn Bowerman told KTVB he thinks the parents are hiding something. Sheriff Bowerman says he, along with other agencies, have searched from air to ground, turning over logs, digging holes, checking mine shafts and the rivers and reservoirs in that area, and still have no trace. 

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SALMON — Lemhi County Sheriff Lynn Bowerman said 2015 was a difficult year for law enforcement in Lemhi County.

The year’s events began with a shootout between the sheriff and a local rancher in April and continued with the missing person case of 2-year-old DeOrr Kunz Jr. in July.

Though it’s not even March yet, 2016 is also proving to be a tough year for authorities in Lemhi County. Earlier this month, a 32-year-old man was fatally shot on US Highway 93 North in Lemhi County.

To say that the recent wave of violence is unusual in Lemhi County would be an understatement. But Bowerman said it has reaffirmed his decision to retire from law enforcement when his term ends....

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