Magnida air permit upheld

Hearing officer calls ConAgra concerns speculative by Kurtis Workman Press Staff Writer Is Magnida a threat to the environment? That is the question raised by local potato processor ConAgra Foods/Lamb Weston. According to a recent determination by specially appointed hearing…

Picture of the week: What is it?


A dark blue to green substance has coated the western shore of the American Falls Reservoir over the past few days. One explanation may be cyanobacteria, a type of bacteria that mimics algae blooms and feeds off phosphorus. Often called blue-green algae the cyanobacteria’s peak blooming season is late August to early September.