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A naturally ignited wildfire burning about 8 miles southwest of Alturas Lake had grown to around 320 acres as of Tuesday afternoon, according to the federal Great Basin Coordination Center.

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The over 100-year-old Mackay Dam in Idaho’s Custer County needs repairs and poses a risk to the town of Mackay just downstream and the Idaho National Laboratory about 30 miles further, according to the Idaho Department of Water Resources and the Environmental Defense Institute, an Idaho nonp…

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A 300-acre brush fire is burning in tall grass along Dry Creek in southern Blaine County, the Bureau of Land Management reported Tuesday afternoon.

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A naturally ignited 260-acre wildfire is burning in northern Camas County about 8 miles southwest of Alturas Lake, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

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David R. Kimpton grew up in Idaho and studied natural resource management. After 21 months in the U.S. Army as a helicopter crew chief, he went to work for the U.S. Forest Service, transferring to the Stanley Ranger District in August 1971 during the earliest days of the Sawtooth National Re…

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Officers from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game will once again attempt to trap and euthanize a bear or bears that continue to frequent campsites north of Ketchum in search of human-sourced food and garbage.

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The Ketchum City Council is exploring measures to reduce the risk of human-bear conflicts following a late July incident in Warm Springs that resulted in the killing of an adult black bear.

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While firefighters battling the Moose Fire near Salmon made notable headway on control lines over the weekend—containing about a quarter of the fire perimeter, up from 15% on Friday—the fire grew by about 12,000 acres amid critically hot, windy conditions.

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A plan from telecommunications giant AT&T to build a 195-foot cell tower on a ridge overlooking Redfish Lake in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area appears to be moving forward, though not under its originally expressed purpose of improving emergency communications in the area.

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Dry heat, gusty winds from thunderstorm downdrafts and possible lightning strikes created ripe conditions for wildfire in Blaine County on Thursday afternoon, triggering the third red-flag warning of the season for the Wood River Valley.

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Smoke from wildfires burning in central Idaho and the surrounding region has cast a haze over the pristine mountain views in the Wood River Valley—and has started to negatively impact the area’s air quality. The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality reported Thursday that the air-quality…

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A black bear reportedly attacked and injured an off-leash dog in the East Fork area on Friday, according to a news release from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

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A red flag warning remains in effect in the southern half of Blaine County today, July 22, as two large wildfires continue to burn north and south of the Wood River Valley.

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A female black bear scheduled for euthanasia due to a pattern of rifling through garbage cans in the Warm Springs area of Ketchum died Monday afternoon shortly after it was darted and trapped by Idaho Department of Fish and Game officers.

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Idaho Fish and Game officers are attempting to trap and euthanize a food-habituated black bear in the Warm Springs area of Ketchum that reportedly charged a resident in the early morning hours of Monday, July 11.

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Work began this week on Bald Mountain to remove dead trees, plant new ones and free up ski terrain. The effort is part of a five- to seven-year collaboration between Sun Valley Company, the National Forest Foundation, the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.