Colby Ward posted this photo from the Grassy Ridge fire to Facebook. “Been a wild 4 days,” he wrote on Facebook. Colby Ward and his brother MaCoy Ward are among about 15 farmers and ranchers who have received firefighting training as participants in the three-year-old Camas Creek Rural Fire Protection Association, which played a key role in protecting livestock and property from the 162-square-mile Grassy Ridge Fire. Facebook / Colby Ward

When flames jumped Camas Creek and swept toward a farmhouse south of Dubois early Saturday, local ranchers Colby and MaCoy Ward carried a hose into the burning grassland to help save the... More >>

In this March 13, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a tour as he reviews border wall prototypes in San Diego. Trump said Sunday, July 29, 2018, that he would consider shutting down the government if Democrats refuse to vote for his immigration proposals, including building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans anxious about keeping control of Congress think it’s a bad idea, but President Donald Trump still says he’s willing to close the government... More >>

A tanker drops fire retardant on the Grassy Ridge fire on Sunday. Facebook / screenshot Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center

The Grassy Ridge Fire is now 151 square miles. It is 20 percent contained and 183 fire personnel are battling the blaze. The fire is burning through grass, sage brush and scattered... More >>

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2015 file photo, Pope Francis reaches out to hug Cardinal Archbishop emeritus Theodore McCarrick after the Midday Prayer of the Divine with more than 300 U.S. Bishops at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington. Pope Francis has accepted U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick's offer to resign from the College of Cardinals following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy, and ordered him to conduct a "life of prayer and penance" in a home to be designated by the pontiff until a church trial is held, the Vatican said Saturday. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via AP, Pool, File)

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a move seen as unprecedented, Pope Francis has effectively stripped U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick of his cardinal’s title following allegations of sexual... More >>

Deer graze along a road covered in fire retardant as the Carr Fire burns near Redding, Calif., on Saturday, July 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of dazed evacuees struggled to keep their emotions in check while trying to take care of themselves and their pets as a deadly wildfire in Northern... More >>
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Signs bring awareness to Canyon County crops

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The Nampa-Caldwell Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee responds to public curiosity about the diversity of crops in Canyon County by placing signs near crop fields during the growing season. The committee has been trying to include more seed crops into its labeling.

NAMPA — While driving through many of the main roads in Canyon County, some people may notice green and white signs positioned next to crop fields that look similar to political campaign signs. Each year, the Nampa-Caldwell Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee places these crop signs throughout the county.