February 2023 Idaho News

Watch this page for the latest news from sources around the state and the country with a focus on the grace of the place that is Idaho. It will update throughout the month.


February 28

Idaho Falls group to celebrate March 4 Idaho territory day

Boise State calls for mail art college exhibition entries

Fish and Game grants meeting at 6 p.m. and online

Ten great Idaho campgrounds for children
Survey claims Ada is best Idaho county to live in


February 27


Molybdenum mine near Challis may resume operations




Major construction to begin March 13 in Idaho Falls

Ice Palace in Labelle winds up exciting season
VIDEO: Idaho man adds 13th world record: most Q-tips in beard
School closures and delays today in eastern Idaho

VIDEO: Idaho nonprofit funnels supplies to Ukraine


February 26

Idahoans provide aid and shelter to Ukrainians

March 9 meeting set on Lava Ridge wind project

In Idaho, one of the nation’s most fully booked campsites

Caldwell airport will undergo major changes

Idaho moving company expands services
VIDEO: Idaho has the most UFO sightings


February 25

Free ski day for mental health March 1 at Kelly Canyon

Ada County departures outnumbered arrivals in 2020

Are Large Tract Program lands public or private?
Rexburg student maps Madison County with Minecraft





Idaho State nursing school gets grant of almost $3 million

Brewery opens this spring in Boise’s Hyde Park


February 24

VIDEO: American Falls child donates big to cancer fund

Winter burbot fishing productive in Kootenai River
Ukranian family lauds help in Idaho
Apprenticeship program grows Lewiston floral business

Moscow architect describes award-winning outdoor school

Idaho entrepreneur credits former CIA career for his success


February 23

Forest Service ponders 40,000-acre restoration near McCall

Feds offer $300,000 in grants for Idaho conservation projects

Tip: overlooked game fish for late-winter anglers




Black History Month: 200 Idaho black-owned businesses

Shotgunning workshop set for March 25 in Athol

Affordable ski and snowboarding lessons at Pomerelle


February 22

College of Idaho offers $25 million in full scholarships

Two College of Southern Idaho students get renewable energy grants

VIDEO: Craig Mountain timber harvest

Extreme weather closes eastern Idaho schools

VIDEO: Jerome students drive tractors to school

Teton County issues no unnecessary travel advisory
VIDEO: Club brings top comic to Rexburg Feb. 23


February 21

Arts impresario will keynote refugee conference Feb 22-23

Just four percent of Treasure Valley commutes are by bike or foot

Drought expected to increase beef prices

Condo fire in Idaho Falls


Yellowstone makes world list of underrated national parks
What cherries do well in eastern Idaho?


February 20

ISU plans Black History Month events beginning Feb. 23

Valley County economic study reports on mining vs. tourism

Video: revisiting the Payette River mudslide of 1997

State labor growth expected to continue through 2024

BYU’s Rexburg campus sees student decrease

Twenty songs about Idaho


February 19

Idaho boys take firsts in 2023 Simplot Games

Recent weather affects leafy trees in Treasure Valley

More snowstorms on the horizon


Meridian officers commended for remote rescue

Argument made against Idaho passenger train revival

Survey of employees aims at finding best Idaho workplaces


February 18

Priorities identified to make Nampa more livable

Ketchum talk set Feb. 28 on yew, deadly to wildlife


Idahoans join Great Backyard Bird Count


Meridian teens get interviewing workshop Feb. 22

Big Idaho Falls police grant includes martial arts training

Why Silver Valley is forested again


February 17

Idaho safe haven for women gets big grant

Couple matches Food Bank donations to honor friend

Study ranks Boise fourth-best among state capitals

Feb. 23 Caldwell hiring event will offer numerous jobs


Idahoan completes marathons in all 50 states

Dangerous wind chills across the state
VIDEO: Calving season in Mayfield


February 16

Rain causes highest flooding on record in Moscow






Idaho Human Society notes dog shortage

Snake River shelter provides free dog coats

Lake Cascade walleye was illegally transplanted

Micron layoffs double to total of 15%

Open house Feb. 22 in McCall for forest restoration project


February 15

Weather closes eastern Idaho highways

Highway department out in force to clear roads

Both marriage and divorce rates fall in Idaho

Fishermen’s opinions canvassed Feb. 21-25 for Chinook season

State continues slow recovery from years of drought

Boise police officers get big pay raise


February 14

Ammon truck rally to support blind boy draws 200 vehicles





Hecla Mining reports highest silver years in 130-year history

Numerous deer may be removed in Idaho County to curb disease

State superintendent focuses on science of reading

Big U of I grant is part of escalation in agricultural research


February 13

CWI plans three major projects at Nampa campus

Tribes caution Fort Hall residents about mountain lions

Boise–SLC Amtrak passenger service is still on track

PHOTOS: Luxurious log home remodeled in Harrison

Idaho’s rolling stop cycling law may reach Virginia
Moscow native will be new state Fish and Game director

February 12

City and county differ on big planned Kuna development

Artwork by the homeless goes on display

PHOTOS: Great gray owls captivate photographers near Rexburg






Nampa grade school provides on-site therapy and day care
ISU professor helps to train astronauts for moon mission

Coeur d’Alene real estate prices soar post-pandemic


February 11

Idaho brothers make it to the Super Bowl

Night photos capture mountain lion near McCall

Housing prices fall in Boise

Boise’s popular Polecat Trail flips direction

Share of wader sales goes toward Yellowstone ecosystem
Ada County to lengthen pedestrian crossing times for safety

Suit filed against $25 billion merger of Kroger and Albertsons


February 10

Deer reduction set near Riggins to combat chronic wasting disease

Ice-fishing derby draws young anglers to Salmon

Idaho and Hawaii blue-collars have the most college-educated friends

PHOTOS: Guide to Idaho backyard birding

Public comments sought on proposed 400-turbine Magic Valley wind farm

Boise artist sculpts 10-foot chief for Omaha park


February 9

St. Luke’s will reduce workforce by 2%

High-profile hotels CEO takes over Boise’s Baintree Group


Elk are getting entangled in Wood River Valley yard items




Idaho employers invited to Feb. 14 webinar on US Census
State poets offer Valentine’s Day thoughts

In Blackfoot, eight neglected dogs sent to shelter

Idaho’s post-secondary completion rate soars

McCall townhomes project slows


February 8

In close vote, Nampa council disapproves new housing

Survey shows almost three-quarters of Idaho roads in good condition

Idaho National Guard conducts mass casualty training

City of Rocks gains 365 acres

PHOTOS: WWII aircraft are favorites at Warhawk Museum

How to see Northern Lights in Idaho
Boise gets astronomical public art installation


February 7

Idaho’s largest solar plant starts up in Twin Falls County

Cascade deer relocation abandoned because of lice

Chronic wasting disease found in deer north of Riggins

Cache Valley suffers worst air quality in a decade






Public invited to Feb. 9 Grangeville big game hunting meeting

Emus and other out-of-place wildlife in Idaho

Task force pushes for better emergency response

New Pocatello barbershop offers hair tattoos

Burley food studies center gets $500,000

VIDEO: New series on Craig Mountain Wildlife Management Area


February 6

$26 million for internet connectivity from Moscow to Star

Multi-employer career fair in Meridian Feb. 9


Latah County libraries begin home deliveries





Funding kickoff for Jerome family struck by tragedies
How a 2018 order sparked $20 million in western habitat conservation


February 5

U of I experimental forest lures cross-country skiers

Public invited to Feb. 7 wildlife winter feeding meeting

Idaho State hosts middle school math competition Feb. 11

Meridian children’s museum has big expansion plans






February 4

Melba teacher ranked among 30 nationwide as extraordinary educator

Public comment sought on five-year draft plan for wolf management

Author celebrates new Spirit of Idaho Women statue

Feds reject Idaho petition to strip protection of grizzlies

VIDEO: Former Boisean produced new film in national release

Super-cold places are warmer than Idaho nowadays

Cold snap improves ice fishing in Clearwater region
Idaho Public Television to air teen vaping doco


February 3

City of Rocks joins Craters in “dark sky” designation

Survey ranks Idaho ninth among best states to retire in

Vital northern Idaho wetlands include rare peat bogs

US may lift protections for grizzlies in Idaho and nearby states

U of I prof likes prospects for renewed Columbia River Treaty

VIDEO: Ten million photos to monitor Idaho wolf populations

Moscow runner eyes sub-four-minute mile

Outdoor-themed hotel chain considers Snake River Canyon site

McCall hatchery grows crucial supply of Chinook during winter


February 2

Ketchum considers vote to share tax on air travel with housing

Weather brings more mountain lions to Teton Valley

Pandemic money still available in Idaho






Researchers find Mountain West fish rife with man-made chemicals

Middle Fork Salmon trip inspires woman to become river scientist

Lewiston Port dredging aids tourist boat industry

Afghani refugee describes new life in Idaho Falls


February 1

Another day of dangerous, icy driving

Boise City Council supports design of new homeless shelter

Bull Moose frequenting freeway near Declo is euthanized

Photos: Ingenious quilt commemorates Swan Falls fishing day

Ten percent of University of Idaho students take their classes online

Estimated Idaho wolf population fell by 13 percent in 2022

Relatively few eligible Idahoans use free tax e-filing

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