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The City of Blinding Rocks The sun slowly made its way to bed as stars began to appear in the east. The road was practically empty. The only sights we had to observe were those of the desert and distant mountains. I fumbled with the settings of my camera and began taking test shots of what looked like burning clouds.

Car Canping #6: 1952 & '53 My dad worked full time for Idaho Power Company. He and Mom also operated a rental business out of our home. Or should I say they made a home in the machine shop of the rental business? Half the building was home and half shop. The business rented a selection of trailers and two Ford tractors including a variety of implements to fit the tractors.

A look at the religious circle surrounding Chad and Lori Daybell Chad and Lori are affiliated with several informal groups whose teachings go contrary to what one would hear in a typical Latter-day Saint congregation. East Idaho News reached out to several people who were or are part of these semi-secretive groups.

Boise State Broncos: RJ Williams dominant on Senior Day The Boise State Broncos avenged an early-season loss to New Mexico by defeating the Lobos Sunday afternoon on Senior Day at ExtraMile Arena.

Trump congratulates Sanders on 'great win' in Nevada - East Idaho News President Donald Trump on Sunday congratulated Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on “a great win” in the Nevada caucuses, saying he hopes the Democratic presidential candidate is “treated fairly” during the nominating process. “So I think it was a great win for Bernie Sanders.

Daredevil 'Mad Mike' Hughes dies while attempting to launch a homemade rocket - East Idaho News Daredevil “Mad Mike” Hughes died during an attempt to launch his homemade rocket Saturday. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mike Hughes’ family and friends during this difficult time. It was always his dream to do this launch, and Science Channel was there to chronicle his journey, ” the Science Channel said in…

A look at the religious circle surrounding Chad and Lori Daybell - East Idaho News Watch reporter Nate Eaton interview “Jessica” in the video player above. In our coverage of Chad and Lori Vallow Daybell and her missing children, JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan, people who have known them say they have extreme religious beliefs and are members of a doomsday “cult.” But the nature of the reported cult…

Pocatello man missing since September - Local News 8 A man has been missing from the Pocatello area for nearly six months.

Williams, Jessup spark Bronos past New Mexico 74-61 BOISE, Idaho - RJ Williams poured in 27 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, Justinian Jessup added 15 points and four assists on a history-making day and Boise State defeated New Mexico 74-61 on Sunday.

Other rebuilding examples offer hope for the 2020 San Diego Padres First, they addressed the rotation. They went out and got Jake Arrieta during the 2013 season, and in 2015, he really hit his stride, winning the Cy Young thanks to a ridiculous 1.77 ERA in 33 starts. That wasn't all. They acquired now five-time All-Star Jon Lester in 2015, who posted a 2.7 WAR.

District sports roundup Semi - Hector Miramontes 0-2 received a bye 3rd Place Match - Elliot Pastoor 19-27 won by decision over Hector Miramontes 0-2 152 Kaleb Homan placed 3rd and scored 8.0 team points. Quarterfinal - Kaleb Homan 1-1 received a bye Semifinal - Tayten Gillette 46-7 won by fall over Kaleb Homan 1-1 Cons.

Three local teams win consolation titles Lighthouse 52, Mackay 46: Three players reached double figures as the Lions won their remaining two games to win the consolation title. Lauren Gomez scored 17 points, Kynlee Thornton added 15 and Taylor Smith produced 14 with nine rebounds.

Injury crash blocking lanes of Highway 54 near Spirit Lake KOOTENAI CO., Idaho - An injury crash is blocking both lanes of Highway 54, just east of Spirit Lake. Idaho State Police is currently on-scene and investigating, and are urging drivers to use alternate routes. This is a developing story.

Video: This week's 'Idaho Reports' From our partners at Idaho Public Television, here's the video for this week's "Idaho Reports." This week, Betsy Russell of the Idaho Press interviews retiring Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb, D-Boise.

Stirring the pot at the Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off - Photo Maria with Malone’s Grille, based in Scotts Valley, stirs a large pot of clam chowder during the annual cook-off at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. The 23 teams in the professional division competed Sund…

5 Tips For Successful Ski Trips Planning ski trips can be a difficult process. Finding affordable options and making the trip fit your schedule can make the effort straight up unruly. So how do you avoid wasting money on ski trips when the weather gods are far from cooperative?

Nevada County Police Blotter: Concerned mother steals sword - A business owner on the 100 block of Idaho Maryland Road reported his shop was broken into the previous night. 12:42 p.m. - A caller on the 1700 block of East Main Street reported a dumpster fire. 6:13 p.m. - A caller reported a stop sign on Packard Drive and Butler Street was run over and is laying on the street.

Idaho World War II veteran turns 105 - East Idaho News CALDWELL — World War II veteran Delbert “Okie” Pierce turned 105-years-old Saturday. Pierce served in the United States Army during World War II from 1941 to 1945 and grew up in Paul’s Valley, Oklahoma. Pierce’s birthday party took place at Sportsman’s Hideout in Caldwell.

Boise State Broncos women's basketball: Honoring 6 seniors The group of seniors for the Boise State Broncos women's basketball team will be gunning for their fourth consecutive Mountain West Conference tournament title. Boise State is fresh off a 95-76 victory at New Mexico. The Broncos are playing some of their best basketball of the season and currently hold the second seed in the Mountain West.

Let's Get Weird: Stanley Winterfest and Fat Bike Fondo 40k Race That a tiny town of 63 people could throw such a wicked weekend festival and slip in a majestic fat bike race/ride in as well? It's true. And they raced toilets on skis. And sledded down hills on huge rafts. Don't believe me? Click here to check out this video I posted on our YouTube Channel and don't forget to subscribe!

Is Collecting Rainwater Illegal in America? Collecting rainwater is not illegal according to federal law, however many states, have legislation that relates to water in general and more specifically how rainwater is collected and what it can be used for. State legislation varies dramatically according to geographical location, climate, and the levels of water that are available.

Kanye, Out West - It's surprising that a global celebrity who frequently self-identifies as the greatest artist living or dead has become an everyday presence in a tightly connected town of about 10,000 people. It's more surprising just how much the town's leaders want him to stay.

February Trip of the Month: Chasing powder, turns on Idaho's Tiger Peak If you're looking for deep powder, steep turns, solitude and adventure, you'll hit pay dirt on the Silver Valley's Tiger Peak. The 6,600-foot peak offers some of the region's best backcountry skiing. Unlike other areas, it's relatively easy to access.

Mother of 2 missing Idaho children remains behind bars as investigators search for motive An Idaho mother whose children haven't been seen since September remains behind bars Saturday. She was arrested in Hawaii. Police continue the investigation into the missing children. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

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