Pocatello, IDIdaho State Journal

Thunderstorms cause flooding, downed trees, funnel clouds in East Idaho

Thunderstorms brought high winds and rain to East Idaho on Monday, causing flooding, downed trees and even funnel clouds. Dan Valle, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service forecast office in Pocatello, said a strong push of monsoonal moisture that came from Arizona was responsible for the unusual weather. “The...
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Bliss events coming soon

1. Dixie Belle Furniture Boot Camp with Wendy Vaughn; 2. Thousand Spring Festival of the Arts; 3. Jerome Farmers Market; 4. Raptor War (BAH); 5. Master Sculptor Ryan Anderson Wood Carving;
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Bliss Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Bliss: Tuesday, August 3: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Wednesday, August 4: Sunny during the day; while slight chance of showers and thunderstorms then partly cloudy overnight; Thursday, August 5: Mostly sunny then slight chance of showers
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Hiring Now: These roles are open in Bliss

Want to get yourself a job? Here are a selection of open positions in Bliss: 1. OTR Class A Driver; 2. Sales Rep - Make $1,500 + a week!; 3. Field Underwriter ($20k Monthly!) (Training Provided!!); 4. Medical-Surgical Travel Nurse RN - $3636 per week in ID- Jerome, ID;
Oakley, IDTwin Falls Times-News

Record rainfall causes erosion damage in fire-scarred portions on forest land, prompting road closures west of Oakley

TWIN FALLS — The Magic Valley and other areas in southern Idaho experienced record-breaking rainfall over the weekend, the National Weather Service in Boise says. The Cassia Mountains west of Oakley received heavy rainfall that resulted in washouts in fire-scarred areas, causing the National Forest Service to close several roads near Monument Peak and Badger Mountain. Flash floods carved a 12-foot-deep trench right down the middle of Trapper Creek Road, the forest service reported on Facebook.
Twin Falls, IDkmvt

Recent rain’s impacts on fire danger

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Monsoonal moisture has been a common phrase across Southern Idaho over the past few days. The moisture has allowed rain to move into the area over the past few days. Magic Valley Regional airport saw 1.25″ of rain Saturday and Sunday combined. When the rain...
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News Radio 1310 KLIX

Is Renting an RV the New Best Way to Make Extra Money on Idaho Airbnb

If you own a camp trailer and it just sits in your yard most of the year, you may be missing out on an unexpected income opportunity. This seems to be a pretty new addition to the options on Airbnb, but I don't think this is fully to be blamed on the COVID-19 pandemic or the financial strains some families are feeling. Some people just like money and are now realizing that this is a way to cash in on a need in Idaho right now. People need places to stay either long term or for small vacations. I've thought about doing this with our camp trailer for a while now, but it always seemed weird to have strangers spend the night on our property in our camper.
Boise, IDTwin Falls Times-News

Stapilus: A wildfire coming to a place near you

As I write this, here’s what the National Interagency Fire Center—based in Boise, you’ll recall—has to say about wildfires in Idaho. Idaho land on fire amounts to 195,355 acres, third-most in the country after Oregon (with its enormous Bootleg fire) and California. Idaho has 23 NIFC-recognized active wildfires, more than any other state, which may mean that Idaho’s wildfire situation is especially complex.
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Take advantage of Monday sun in Bliss

(BLISS, ID) The forecast is calling for sun today in Bliss. Here are three ideas for how to make the most of it, along with a four-day forecast. Have a picnic: Especially in the era of COVID-19 restrictions, a novel way to safely engage in the beloved pastime of a shared meal can be hard to find. Why not get creative and meet a friend somewhere pretty with a basketful of snacks and a blanket? Risk levels should always be taken into account along with advice from health authorities on gathering sizes.
EnvironmentTwin Falls Times-News

Defensible space: Wildfire experts say planning, preparation can reduce the risk of losing homes

Brett Van Paepeghem doesn’t mince words when he talks about the potential consequences of this fire season. “It’s frightening,” Van Paepeghem said in a telephone interview. “The drought, the heat, the forecasts; all of it is kind of a recipe for disaster. It’s scary. We’re sitting in, potentially, one of the worst fire seasons I have ever seen in my life.”