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Police reports revealed in Everette Jackson’s death

EMMETT, Idaho — Warning: This story contains graphic details and may be disturbing for some readers. When Everette Jackson’s body was found along the Payette River in Emmett on June 19, people on Facebook and other social media sites began speculating what could have happened in the moments before witnesses saw the 21-year-old float away.
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Grass fire burns north of Eagle

EAGLE, Idaho — Firefighters from several agencies were called to a grass fire north of Eagle Friday morning. The fire, near Highway 16 and Chaparral Road, was reported to Ada County Dispatch at 11:18 a.m. A car accident was also reported in that area, but the crash and the fire are not related.
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Eagle Saturday Market

Established in 2002, the Eagle Saturday Market is a handmade market located in the heart of downtown Eagle. The market runs from 9 am to 2 pm every Saturday from May 7 to October 1, 2022, except for July 9 due to Eagle Fun Days. Vendor applications and maps are...

Family members remember Utah woman killed in Idaho crash

GEM COUNTY, Idaho — Family members on Tuesday were remembering a Utah woman killed in a weekend crash that also left her father critically injured. On Saturday, Idaho State Police said 39-year-old Ainslee Larsen of Kearns was riding with her father on a motorcycle on State Highway 16, south of Emmett, when a driver in an SUV crossed over the center line and struck them.

New Eagle Parks and Recreation Reception Office

The Eagle Parks & Recreation Department has a new reception office in the expanded Eagle City Hall (660 E. Civic Lane, Eagle). If you need to visit Parks and Rec in person, please use the Community Hall entrance on the south side of the building (next to the post office). There is a convenient pull-through parking area next to the Community Hall. For all other City of Eagle departments, please continue to use the main entrance on the west side of the building (facing the museum and library.)

ACHD Emergency Repairs on Park Lane Sinkhole

The Ada County Highway District (ACHD) is conducting emergency repairs on a section of Park Lane in Eagle. The road has been closed for emergency repairs since last Thursday, June 23, after a failure from an irrigation pipe crossing caused a sinkhole to form in the asphalt. Park Lane is...

Emmett's Landon Helms named Gatorade Idaho Track & Field POY

Landon Helms of Emmett High School was named 2021-22 Gatorade Idaho Boys Track & Field Player of the Year on Wednesday. The award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Helms is now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Boys Track & Field Player of the Year award to be announced in July. The...

Summer Fireworks Safety

The City of Eagle and the Eagle Fire Department want to ensure you have a safe time this summer. The hot weather and dry conditions create a perfect storm for wildfires. All it takes is one spark, cigarette, or rogue firework to ignite a fire and threaten homes and lives. In Eagle, fireworks are prohibited north of Beacon Light Road, and only "safe and sane" non-aerial fireworks are allowed in the rest of town. Additionally, the Ada County Commissioners have adopted a fireworks prohibition for unincorporated areas of Ada County.

Price captures fourth Grand Champion title

The 2022 National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest and Festival was a complete success this year, according to organizers who said there was good attendance for the competition and plenty of people taking part in musical performances and other festivities in Memorial Park.  The contest and festival officially began June 21...

Barbacoa to Open New " Coa Del Mar" Restaurant in Eagle

The popular Barbacoa brand of restaurants will soon come to Eagle, with Coa Del Mar, set to open next spring. For owner Nikolai Castoro, the idea is a long time coming. “We’ve been thinking about it for a while,” he said. “My father and I were thinking about it before he passed away two and a half years ago.”

Using genetics to track wild Chinook salmon and steelhead returns

Each year, biologists sample thousands of Chinook salmon and steelhead at Lower Granite Dam as they return to spawning tributaries in the Snake River basin. This opportunity allows biologists to gather data to better understand salmon and steelhead populations in Idaho. As part of this process, a small piece of their fin — about the size of a pencil eraser — is taken from each fish, placed on a special sheet of paper called Whatman sheets to dry and are transferred to a genetics lab in Eagle to analyze.