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.

City budget approved

Mayor Morgan Anderson opened the budget hearing with a roll call for city council members. Those in attendance were Mary Leisy, Karalee Krehbiel-Bonzon, Brian Schneider, Larry Barrett and Craig Wampler. Linda Balls and Richard Mayer were also in attendance. Mayor…