CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) — An Idaho-based company says its two founders and seven of their relatives died in a weekend plane crash in South Dakota. Travis Garza, president of the wellness company Kyani, said in a Facebook post that the crash near Chamberlain Saturday afternoon killed founders Jim and Kirk Hansen along with seven extended family members.
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little is calling for a third-party review of Lake Coeur d’Alene water quality, as the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has expressed frustration with management plans. The Coeur d’Alene Press reports for the past two decades, the state and tribe have worked to track toxins and compile plans showing to reduce pollutants. But the tribe is leaving the process, with one official citing inaction on efforts to clean up the lake.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in downtown Boise has been delayed because the tree fell over. The Idaho Statesman reports that the 45-year-old evergreen toppled sometime Thursday night. The ceremony, which brings a crowd to the Grove in Downtown Boise every year, had been set for Friday night. The Downtown Boise Association says it will reschedule the event
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho utility will dismiss its lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency because it has now approved allowing warming water temperatures in an area where federally protected fall chinook salmon reproduce. Idaho Power said in court documents that the EPA has approved allowing warmer water in the Snake River near the Idaho-Oregon state line. The National Marines Fisheries Service says the change is not likely to jeopardize salmon or their critical habitat.