November 17th, 2014
BOISE (AP) â€” Americans are using less water, though people in the Northwest individually use more than the national average and Idahoans use more than people in any other state.
A study by local, state and federal officials tracking everything from collective sips at the public fountain to irrigating crops to water used to cool nuclear power plants has found that water usage has dropped to levels of at least 40 years ago.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) â€” Those army cutworm moths are a nuisance to people, but they are an important nutritious snack for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Researchers say more grizzly bears are congregating each summer on steep rocky slopes in the southeastern portion of the 9,210-square-mile ecosystem in search of the moths.
Scott Austin McAllister, Oct. 20, 1990 â€“ Nov. 9, 1914, age 24, beloved son of Bruce Craig McAllister and Reva Ellen Austin McAllister, died at home on Sunday due to his decade-long illness of drug addiction.
Scott was a gentle soul, kind and open to all. He had many friends and family whom he cared for deeply. His love was returned and he knew that he was loved. We only wish that he would have allowed us do more to help him overcome his addictions.
Melba Joy Lee, 79, of Blackfoot, passed away Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 at her home.
She was born Aug. 16, 1935 to J. D. and Willie Mae McCasland, in Westbrook, Texas.
Her father was a farmer in Texas, but work was scarce so he relocated his family to Arizona when Melba was five years old.Â He worked on various farms in Chandler, Queen Creek, Gilbert and Casa Grande.Â In 1947 they moved to Coolidge where Melba became best friends with Marcene Lee.Â
In 1952 Melba met Marceneâ€™s very handsome older brother Garth.Â They were married July 24, 1954 in Lords Berg, New Mexico.
PINGREE â€” A dozen or so members of St. John's Catholic Church have spent the last three Sundays preparing for their annual Christmas noodles bazaar.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) â€” The grand opening of an L.L. Bean store in Vermont has ruffled some feathers, with an owl attacking a hawk in a shopping mall display.
Officials say a European eagle owl attacked a Harris's hawk Friday in Burlington's Town Center Mall.
The Burlington Free Press reports witnesses said the owl squeezed the hawk in its claws for several minutes, causing the hawk to shriek.
Workers at the mall display for the Freeport, Maine-based outdoors outfitter separated the birds.
POCATELLO â€” With a berth in next Friday's 4A state championship game just a win away the Blackfoot Broncos had just a scrappy run oriented Middleton team standing in their way.
But this years Broncos squad was not going to be denied a return to the championship game.
Pacen Hayes threw for 228 yards and five touchdowns and the defense held the Vikings scoreless until late in the fourth quarter as Blackfoot rolled to a 48-15 win over the Vikings Saturday night inside Holt Arena.
POCATELLO â€“ When the Shelley Russets ventured to Thomas in early October the Panthers defense took the control of the game on the first defensive series as Snake River pitched a 19-0 shutout of the two-time defending state champs.
After that loss Shelley head coach Travis Hobson said that was a game his and the rest of his team wanted back.
Great things come in little packages.Â Take 11-year old Hailey Transtrum from Blackfoot.Â This tiny-framed huntress harvested her first deer in October.Â Though she herself is pint-sized, her story -- and the exuberance she uses to tell it -- is larger than life.
When recounting that exciting day on Oct. 17, Hailey doesnâ€™t immediately jump to the blood-pumping moment the deer came into view or that breathless moment when she settled in and took her shot.Â She starts at the beginning.
â€śWe had to get up "really" early,â€ť Hailey starts.Â â€śBut, my dad had bought doughnuts for breakfast!â€ť
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) â€” Police in Southern California have arrested a suspected calf rustler after the animal was found in the back seat of his car.
Riverside Animal Services spokesman John Welsh says an officer approached Cesar Zamora Santana early Wednesday when the man was spotted loitering outside an auto shop.
When the officer looked inside Santana's vehicle, he saw the calf lying in the back seat. Santana told police that he bought the animal for $200 at a gas station.
Animal control officers found that the bovine's ear identification tag had been forcibly removed.