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‘Scary’: Fuel shortage could ground firefighting aircraft

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BOISE, Idaho — Airport officials facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they’ll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants during...

Wildfires threaten homes, land across 10 Western states

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LOS ANGELES — Wildfires that torched homes and forced thousands to evacuate burned across 10 parched Western states on Tuesday, and the largest, in...

Idaho will send 5 troopers to help Arizona secure border

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BOISE, Idaho — Five Idaho State Police troopers will go to Arizona for 21 days to help with border security, Gov. Brad Little said...

‘Not fun’: Northwest heat wave builds, all-time records fall

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon's largest city broke its all-time heat record on Saturday. It could beat the new mark on Sunday. ...

Drought woes in dry US West raise July 4 fireworks fears

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SALT LAKE CITY — Many Americans aching for normalcy as pandemic restrictions end are looking forward to traditional Fourth of July fireworks. But with...

US seeks ways to recruit, retain wildland firefighters

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BOISE, Idaho — U.S. wildfire managers are considering shifting from seasonal to full-time firefighting crews to deal with what has become a year-round wildfire...

Anti-government activist Bundy issues Idaho campaign video

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Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy on Saturday came out with his first video announcing his campaign to become governor of Idaho. ...

Heat wave grips US West amid fear of a new, hotter normal

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PHOENIX — An unusually early and long-lasting heat wave brought more triple-digit temperatures Wednesday to a large swath of the U.S. West, raising concerns...

Idaho’s ongoing drought halts some irrigation months early

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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Water managers are cutting off irrigation flows to farmers in Idaho’s Wood River basin and wildlife officials are scrambling to...

Mom committed, husband pleads not guilty to kids’ murders

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ST. ANTHONY, Idaho — A woman charged with conspiring with her new husband to kill her two children has been committed to a mental...