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Soft Closure for Idaho Schools Extended, Local Districts May Have Option to Reopen
Idaho schools will remain on a "soft closure" for the remainder of the school year, but local districts may have the option to bring back students to the classroom depending on the status of social distancing directives are lifted because of the the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Idaho Education Board to Consider Extended Soft-Closure for Schools
Today the state board of education will consider a number of issues in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic in Idaho, including the extension of the "soft closure" of schools.
UPDATE: Vehicle Fire on I-84 Near Jerome
Troopers are on scene of a vehicle fire eastbound Interstate 84 at milepost 163 in Jerome County. Motorists are being routed off the Interstate
Idaho Manhunt for Attempted Murder Suspect Ends
The manhunt for a man accused of shooting at law enforcement in Adams County is behind bars after he was located early Saturday morning.
First Death Due to COVID-19 in Twin Falls County
Twin Falls County has had its first death due to novel coronavius (COVID-19).
Street Paving and Signal Battery Projects Continue in Twin Falls
Crews are scheduled for several projects next week across the city of Twin Falls that include street paving and battery backup installation for traffic lights.
Community Spread of COVID-19 Confirmed in Twin Falls County
Southern Idaho health officials expect to see more confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Twin Falls County as there have been more than one case that resulted in community spread.
Idaho Road Crews Clear Rock Falls After Earthquake
Idaho road crews acted quickly to remove boulders that fell onto roads after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake shook the region Tuesday night.
Gooding County 1st Confirmed COVID-19 Case, All Magic Valley Counties Have Cases
All counties within the South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) now have at least one or more confirmed case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as Gooding County reports its first confirmed case.
Idaho Oil/Gas Wells and Mining Facilities Fine After Earthquake
After a 6.5 magnitude earthquake rattle most of Idaho Tuesday evening the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) announced most drilling and mine operations have not reported major damage.
Seasonal Fishing Closures in Effect for Southern Idaho
Seasonal closures have gone into effect at several specific areas on Idaho rivers to help spawning fish until Memorial Day weekend.
Protective Equipment Supply Strained, Magic Valley Health District Asks for Donations
The public health district of the Magic Valley has put out a call for donations of personal protective equipment for area first responders and health care workers as supplies are being strained.