February 22nd, 2015
BOISE (AP) â€” Total highway spending in Idaho has dropped nearly 20 percent in recent years, a dip that has compounded the state's road funding problems and added urgency for lawmakers seeking a solution.
One of the major reasons for the drop is an 8 percent decline in federal money. The state received $321 million in federal road funding in 2010. By 2013, that number had fallen to $295 million.
The reduction mirrors a national trend in which decreasing federal dollars have stalled road upkeep across the country, according to a review of data from The Associated Press.
COEUR D'ALENE (AP) â€” Imagine a world where items normally made of metal are fashioned out of wood - airplane engines, Ferris wheels, logging chains, Geneva drive gear mechanisms, maritime pulleys, pendulum systems within grandfather clocks.
Throw in mischievous puzzles, functional and fashionable home decor and unique pieces of art and you would see a world created by Ray Gotz.
"I just like to make stuff," the 88-year-old Coeur d'Alene resident said.
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POCATELLO â€”Â The Blackfoot Broncos boys basketball team saw its season coem to an end with a 70-59 loss to Pocatello on Thursday. For more on the game pick-up Friday edition of the Morning News of visit the e-edition.
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BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Bronco wrestling team won the 4A District 5/6 championship Wednesday at Blackfoot High School. For more on the day pick up Thursday's Morning News or visit the e-edition.
By AARTI SEQUEIRA
A brimming pot of hearty stew is a gift in so many ways during the gray, bone-chilling days of winter. Simmering merrily away on the stove, it warms the kitchen (especially if you fire up the oven and bake a pan of cornbread to serve with it). Its aroma lifts the spirits, encouraging anyone who walks through the front door that they are finally home.
And given that it's made in a huge pot, it's an antidote to loneliness. It begs to be shared with your neighbors!
Morning News â€” Bob Hudson
Blackfoot Police and an Idaho State Police trooper begin an investigation into why a pickup truck crashed into a building near Kesler's Market on Wednesday. Check back later for more information.
Dancing With The "Blackfoot" Stars contestants have met their dance partner and are in the midst of intense rehearsals this week in preparation for the final show on Friday, 7:30 p.m., at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC).