October 7, 2013 |
Boise is crazy about its hometown son, Aaron Paul. Last month more than 700 fans showed up at Boise's historic Egyptian Theater to get a glimpse of Paul and watch a live stream of the third-to-last episode of Paul's hit show, "Breaking Bad. " Soon after that, Idaho's governor issued a proclamation declaring Oct. 1 "Aaron Paul Sturtevant Day. " It's easy to see why Boise is excited about Paul. The only other super-famous Boise resident was also a Paul . Paul Revere (of Paul Revere & the Raiders , not Paul Revere & the Midnight Riders )
August 19, 2013 |
SEATTLE - Firefighters in Idaho continued to combat a 100,000-acre blaze Monday near the state's popular mountain resort areas as officials warned that the fire was likely to continue to grow. More than 1,100 firefighters are on the ground and in the air fighting the Beaver Creek fire, which has reached just over 104,000 acres with 8% containment, fire officials said. The lightning-caused fire started Aug. 7 near Hailey, in the central part of the state. Fire crews are watching for spot fires near the Highway 75 corridor around Hailey and nearby Ketchum, and will be dropping retardant on the northern portion of the fire and in southern parts of Ketchum, areas that officials said have become a focal point in battling the fire. In recent days, crews have also been on the ground in areas with homes, clearing possible fuel for the fire and taking other precautions to help protect residences in Ketchum, Hailey and the area around the resort community of Sun Valley.
August 18, 2013 |
As wildfires burn through several pockets of Idaho, the resort area near Sun Valley frequented by celebrities and the ultra-rich has become the latest front line, fire officials said. On Sunday, officials said more crews were being directed to the Beaver Creek fire in the central part of the state, which has grown to just over 100,000 acres with 9% containment. Authorities issued a red-flag warning of higher temperatures and gusty winds on Sunday, with more than 1,000 firefighters at work on the ground and in the air beating back the blaze.
August 17, 2013 |
An erratic, fast-moving wildfire raged through sagebrush and pine trees and threatened the Idaho mountain resort community of Sun Valley on Saturday as residents of 1,300 homes in the area were ordered to leave. Evacuation orders, which already included homes in drainages and foothills west of Hailey and north of Ketchum in central Idaho, were expected to spread Saturday to homes in the west Ketchum area, said Bronwyn Nickel, spokeswoman for Blaine County. Nickel said one home and one smaller structure had already been destroyed, and others were “definitely at risk.” The blaze burned across 92,754 acres Saturday, up dramatically from the 64,236 acres burning Friday, a spokeswoman for Beaver Creek Fire, Shawna Hartman, said.
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August 14, 2013 |
James Lee DiMaggio - the man who was killed by FBI agents in the Idaho wilderness after allegedly kidnapping 16-year-old Hannah Anderson - was shot at least five times in the head and chest, an Idaho coroner said Wednesday. DiMaggio, who is also suspected of killing Hannah's mother and 8-year-old brother before fleeing San Diego County, was armed with at least one weapon when an FBI tactical team moved in on his campsite near Morehead Lake...
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August 13, 2013 |
CASCADE, Idaho - The only sign that anything out of the ordinary happened in this quiet community sits on the southern edge of town. The electronic sign outside Ben Wellington's real estate office flashes the time and temperature - the only one in the county to do so, he proudly noted. But starting Sunday morning, a new message was added to its rotation. "Good job law enforcement. " The message could mean a few things, Wellington said. "Good job that you got him. Good job you saved her life.