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Human waste, trash and off-trail ATV use prompt closure of popular local recreation land

Endowment trust land at the East Fork of Rock Creek closed Wednesday because of land abuse, according to an Idaho Department of Lands news release. The area covers 40 acres located four miles east of Rockland in Power County. The land faced danger of closing this time last year because of trash overflow, human waste and off-trail usage of all-terrain vehicles. Sharla Arledge, public information officer for the Idaho Department...
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Endowment lands in southern Idaho closed due to misuse

POWER COUNTY, Idaho — An area of endowment land at the east for of Rock Creek in Power County has been closed due to people abusing the recreation parcel. The decision was made after trash, human waste and large tread marks were found left over. The large divots pose a safety threat and are a cost to refurbish back to normal.
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Popular recreation land closed due to abuse

Endowment trust land at the East Fork of Rock Creek closed Wednesday because of land abuse, according to an Idaho Department of Lands news release. The area covers 40 acres located four miles east of Rockland in Power County. The land faced danger of closing this time last year because of trash overflow, human waste and off-trail usage of all-terrain vehicles.
POWER COUNTY, ID

Continued Abuse Closes Idaho Endowment Land Off to Camping

ROCKLAND, Idaho (KLIX)-A 40-acre plot of Idaho Endowment Land in Power County is now closed off to most recreation and camping from continued abuse. The Idaho Department of Lands announced earlier this week that the East Fork Rock Creek area near Rockland will no longer be available for camping or open to all-terrain vehicles after the state agency warned it could be closed because people kept trashing the place.
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Officials close popular local recreation area to camping, UTVs because of human waste, trash, other abuses

Endowment land at the East Fork of Rock Creek in Power County will close to camping and UTVs beginning Wednesday, June 15, 2022, due to abuse by people recreating on the parcel. This 40 acre parcel is managed by the Idaho Department of Lands to generate funding for the Public School Endowment. This popular recreation site is located four miles east of Rockland. IDL staff discovered that after moderate weekend use, users continued to leave significant amounts of human waste and trash at the site,...
POWER COUNTY, ID
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Boat towed back to docks after breaking down on American Falls Reservoir

AMERICAN FALLS — Two people were rescued from the American Falls reservoir early Saturday evening after their boat experienced mechanical issues. The Power County Sheriff’s Office around 4:45 p.m. Saturday received the report that a ski boat was stalled on the American Falls Reservoir after experiencing mechanical issues. A Power County Search and Rescue boat towed the ski boat back to the docks. The two occupants inside the ski boat were not injured in any way.
POWER COUNTY, ID

Semi driver uninjured in Interstate 86 rollover crash near American Falls

A semi-driver walked away uninjured after high winds blew his truck and trailer over on Interstate 86 near American Falls Sunday morning. The Power County Sheriff’s Office around 10:39 a.m. was dispatched to mile marker 37 on Interstate 86, about two miles west of American Falls, for the report of a single-vehicle accident involving a semi-truck. Upon arrival, officers observed that the truck and trailer had blown over, and made one full rotation before coming to a rest, deputies said. The truck landed back on its wheels and the trailer came to a rest on the driver’s side at an angle, deputies said. The driver of the semi-truck was uninjured in the crash and was driven away from the scene by an Idaho State Police trooper. The Power County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash.
AMERICAN FALLS, ID
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Hispanics are a growing driver of Idaho’s economy, with millions in buying power

Restaurateurs. Importers of artisan goods from Mexico. A horticulturist. A photographer. A family with untapped savings. Nearly all of Idaho’s racial and ethnic groups saw their buying power expand faster than the U.S. average over 10 years, according to a new Idaho Department of Labor report. But with a growing number of Hispanic Idahoans in the workforce and starting small businesses, the Hispanic population’s buying power is rocketing ahead.
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