January 2023 Idaho News

The latest news from sources around the state and the country, updated regularly, with a focus on the grace of the place that is Idaho.


Idaho employment growth is projected to continue

Snow boon for recreation also poses challenges

Scat-sniffing dogs revolutionize wildlife research

Four Idaho chefs nominated for prestigious award

Out-of-state college students rise in Idaho

Freezing temperatures break eastern Idaho records

Moscow writer discusses inspiration for Oscar-nominated The Whale

Reservation dogs can be a problem

Photos: western fashion from Mountain Home

INL adds first electric bus to its fleet

List ranks Ketchum as Idaho’s coolest small town

Idaho Fish and Game wants to reduce wolf population by 60 percent

Winter storm warnings in frigid eastern Idaho

Gallery: eastern Idahoans snap snow photos

Pocatello kids get a look at camouflaged critters

Treasure Valley students showcase inventions

Care improves of Lowman’s Kirkham Hot Springs

Idaho Falls Symphony to perform first feature-length film

Photos: Friends of Camas to welcome eagles’ return

Coyotes around Sandpoint are behaving strangely

Three moose relocated from Wood River Valley communities

State buys 18,000 acres in northern Idaho counties

Ecologist contends horses were historical key to Idaho bison decline

Newspaper selects Franklin County storyteller as resident of year

The beauty of Wendell’s Niagara Springs

Idaho Department of Labor encourages hiring of Boomers

Video: out with biologists trapping salmon and steelhead smolts

Shoshone-Bannock member describes tribal connection to Snake River

Winter advisory in the Salmon area

List: biggest snowfalls in Idaho history

Jingle writers alert: Coeur d’Alene Casino starts $5000 contest

Retiring longtime Idaho Falls school secretaries get a nice surprise

Photo: in a hurry

Three things to do Jan. 27 weekend in southeastern Idaho

Young Coeur d’Alene students hear this stirring Blackfoot tale

Father and son compete in judging today of McCall snow sculptures

Major snowstorm expected to strike eastern Idaho Thursday

Idaho’s largest solar energy project starts operations in Twin Falls

Growing numbers of Boise River floaters worry officials

Idaho State student targets Olympics in race-walking

Too-numerous deer near Cascade to be trapped and relocated

Cascade City Council scraps tough rules plan for food trucks

MIT physics student credits youth of writing poetry in Idaho

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes propose casino near Mountain Home

Boise teen describes why he entered and won school board election

Idaho Falls students compete in “Souper Bowl” fundraiser

Moose dies near Ketchum after eating banned plant

Spate of moose attacks in residential areas

Twin Falls launches new family mental health tool

Survey ranks Idaho 15th among healthiest states for seniors

New commute shuttle begins from Pocatello to American Falls

Feeding begins for thousands of elk invading Upper Snake Region

Mountain lion reports in McCall

Bridge road damage north of Blackfoot

Study shows parasite affects bighorn sheep fertility

Schweitzer Mountain offers 300-foot snow tubing lanes

How to watch rare green comet in Idaho

Full schedule of the Idaho Dog Sled Challenge

Idaho credit unions reap profits of population boom

Architectural Digest features gorgeous Sun Valley home

Boise scientists study how to protect birds from wind turbines

Idaho Falls bridge gets makeover

Meridian is a bedroom community no more

INL uses microbes to recycle rare earth materials

A hike with photos: St. Joe National Forest

Some Idahoans  feel bad about doing the smallest things

Coeur d’Alene Airport could see commercial flights

New magazine connects Idaho bands, venues, and fans

ISU professor describes climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

If you need it: 14 amazing things to do in Idaho

Child care industry faces challenges

18th Century house is moved to Deary to become an Airbnb

Idaho campaign encourages car passengers to be alert

Meridian canine rescue flooded with offers of pups

In Bonner County, nine dumped dogs improve

Major grants to Zoo Boise for pandas and to Boise Rescue Mission

Big western snows make experts cautiously optimistic

Kimberly students pull pop tabs for critically ill kids

Idaho appeals court justice nominated to US district court

State unemployment rate edged down in December

Deadline Feb. 10 for community service project grant applications

Boise fights climate change and inequality with trees

The twelve unofficial seasons of Idaho

Pocatello gets $5.7 million for railroad bridge underpass project

Study forecasts acute shortages in post-pandemic Idaho health care workers

College of Eastern Idaho bucks national trend with enrollment increase

Report shows charter school resources are stretched thin

World-class cellist performs Jan. 21 with Boise Philharmonic

Driggs block party and snow sculpture voting set for Jan. 21

Farmers and tribal members at capitol discuss renewable energy projects

Ammon presents first annual bonfire and fireworks show Jan. 23

INL leaps forward in biomass feedstock processing

Photos: City of Rocks offers dream-like experience

Moose injures Ketchum woman

Study ranks Idaho sixth among best states to drive in

Snow slows Treasure Valley commuters

Idaho has had nation’s most UFO sightings per population over past five years

More fiber installations and road projects are coming to Idaho Falls

Play tourist for a day in Emmett

ITD launches new mobile app for travel and road conditions

Former Boise State QB Hank Bachmeier transfers to Louisiana Tech

ISU continuing education teaches wide variety of skills

Idaho ranks fifth among best states to start a business

Sandpoint leads the way in nationwide parking reforms

Idaho Google search-quality rater champions pay raise

Fisheries surveys this month on Lake Cascade

Idaho Conservation League celebrates 50-year anniversary

INL’s small air-cooled nuclear reactor gets water-cooled competition

My Boise employer gave me eight paid weeks off

How Idahoans celebrated Martin Luther King Day

Wildlife experts stumble across massive elk graveyard near Lewiston

Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel donated more than $200,000 in 2022

First Field to Fork Festival is Jan. 19 in Boise

Dan Noakes completes solo winter ski of Frank Church­­­–River of No Return Wilderness

The ultimate travel guide to Boise

What makes the Idaho potato special?

History of Idaho Northern and Pacific Railroad out of Emmett

Idaho Falls declares snow event Jan. 16

Caldwell firefighters rescue dog that chased a squirrel up a tree

Salmon to hold 30th annual kids’ ice fishing derby Feb. 4

Charter school breaks ground for new building in Twin Falls

Applications open for Idaho students National Youth Science Camp

Fish and Game increases patrols along Boise River

Government, business, and schools join in apprenticeship class for Idaho eighth-graders

Idaho childcare advocates want longer grants to keep services going

Fish and Game Boise public meeting January 26 will address hunting and wildlife management

Pocatello’s Zoo Idaho will hold first annual Poke Fest January 21 to see animals in winter

Idaho’s only glacier gets an official name

The case for an amusement park on the Snake River Canyon

Coeur d’Alene Tribe mourns passing of visionary leader David Matheson

Applications open for Fish and Game private land access program in Clearwater Region

Teachers in rural and undeserved districts get grants for their own educational expenses

Photo: squirreled away

Caldwell considers restoring passenger trains to Treasure Valley

Free entrance to all national parks on January 16 holiday

Is Idaho a Good Place to Raise a Family?

Video: Yellowstone wolf calmly makes sure grizzly leaves wolf pack alone

Bear Lake Monster Winterfest returns January 27-29

Boise man hits lottery win so big his wife doesn’t believe him

Sawtooth National Forest is hiring for summer jobs

Are cairns bad for our environment?

Idaho Sled Dog Challenge returns to McCall January 24

Eleven of fifteen eastern Oregon counties now want to join Idaho

Castle Rocks fishing pond closes January 20 to remove goldfish

Photo: tiny humans regard Idaho from atop Swallows Nest Rock

More than half of Idahoans don’t yet have a Star ID for air travel

Parma mom tells how her family saved the drive-in movies by going digital

USDA officials focus on housing for Idaho farmworkers

Investigative journalism outlet announces plans to expand into Idaho

Renewable energy firm buys total interest in Mountain Home wind farm

Home kidney tests come to Idaho

How to research your genealogy through 135 Idaho newspapers

Idaho experiences major fluxes in its annual share of wildfire suppression costs

New INL lab will explore quantum mechanics of nuclear fuels

Large elk herds cross Preston highways

Sellers beware, buyers rejoice: Idaho housing bubble may pop in 2023

Caldwell grapples with the pros and cons of growth and change

The battle between brook trout and bull trout in Idaho streams

Smallmouth bass state record catch with photo

Snowpack levels above average throughout Idaho

Veteran Idaho reporter Betsy Z. Russell files good-bye column

Reflections on editing a small newspaper in Aberdeen

Bear Lake area frequently has the nation’s coldest spot

A first-person report with photos on the annual Christmas Bird Count in Howe.

Caldwell teen wins National Miss Voice for Autism title in Alabama.

For first time since 2014, study says Idaho was not in top ten states where Americans moved.

For prospective Idaho Master Naturalists, an introductory meeting January 19 in Pocatello.

Prisoners help Meridian canine rescue dogs get a second chance.

Young Idahoan makes $49,000 annually on tiny home Airbnb.

Sharp points found along Salmon River could be America’s earliest tools.

How to grow berries in your garden.

Celebrating Idaho’s State Bird.

Garden Valley citizens donate $12,000 to schoolchildren who need lunch.








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