united states

10 pioneer-era apple types thought extinct found in US West

The apples positively identified as previously “lost” were among hundreds of fruits collected from 140-year-old orchards tucked into small canyons or hidden in forests that have since grown up around them in rural Idaho and Washington state.

Wandering wolf that captivated the world is believed dead

A wolf that wandered thousands of miles from Oregon and became the first wild wolf spotted in California in almost 90 years before returning to Oregon and starting a pack is believed to be dead, wildlife officials said.

Study: Warming makes US West megadrought worst in modern age

A two-decade-long dry spell that has parched much of the western United States is turning into one of the deepest megadroughts in the region in more than 1,200 years, a new study found.

69 dogs rescued from home given to Idaho Humane Society

The Idaho Humane Society has received dozens of dogs and three cats after the animals were rescued from a hoarding situation in the small city of Mountain Home.

Stuck on art: Idaho man specializes in artisan stickers

Stacey Barker’s works of art are affixed to surfaces throughout the region — on water bottles, car bumpers, trash bins, bike racks and even a few ski lift towers.

LDS church to hold major conference without attendees

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Wednesday that it will hold a major conference in April that features speeches by top leaders without any attendees because of the spread of the coronavirus.

Boise adopts hand-held phone ban for drivers

It's now illegal to use a hand-held device while driving in Boise.

BYU: Same-sex romantic behavior still banned

BYU said Wednesday that “same-sex romantic behavior” is not allowed on campus even under recent changes to its strict code of conduct that dropped a section banning any behavior that reflected “homosexual feelings."