Good afternoon! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Idaho. The West Regional Desk can be reached at (602) 417-2400.
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Idaho at 2:30 p.m.
KELLOGG — An avalanche at an Idaho ski resort that killed three people last week was triggered by skiers, despite the efforts of the ski patrol to mitigate the danger, according to a preliminary investigation. The Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center said the ski patrol had taken steps on Jan. 7 to prevent avalanches at the Silver Mountain Resort near Kellogg, Idaho. SENT: 280 words.
SALT LAKE CITY — Businesses in communities bordering Utah say the state’s new and stronger beer allowances have hurt sales. The beer sales have dropped about 20% to 30% in Utah-bordering communities in Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada and Colorado, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. SENT: 230 words.
SUICIDE EMERGENCY NUMBER
BOISE — Idaho residents who are experiencing a mental health crisis can now dial a three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline. Gov. Brad Little announced Tuesday that suicide prevention help has been added to the existing 211 Idaho CareLine. SENT: 230 words.
YELLOWSTONE VISITS: Yellowstone airport sets passenger record; park visits drop
FBC-BOISE STATE-KIESAU: Boise State promotes Eric Kiesau to offensive coordinator