Kayaker dies on the North Fork of the Payette

BANKS, Idaho — Officials have released the name of an expert kayaker who is missing in the North Fork of the Payette River. Valley County Sheriff’s Lt. Dan Smith says 19-year-old Stephen Forster of Wilton, Conn., is feared drowned after an accident around...
Boy safely found after rafting accident

Boy safely found after rafting accident

BOISE — A 15-year-old boy is safe after his raft capsized on the South Fork of the Boise River Monday afternoon. Emergency responders in Elmore County launched a search from the ground and the air. Then some five hours later, the boy came walking out of a wooded...
Some campgrounds in Idaho closed due to snow

Some campgrounds in Idaho closed due to snow

McCALL — Summer may be just a week ago but it still looks a lot like winter in the Idaho high country around McCall and New Meadows. Many campsites in the Payette National Forest recreation areas are still closed because there is a considerable amount of snow on...
The wonders of the Weiser River

The wonders of the Weiser River

The Weiser River funnels into a narrow chute as it cuts hairpin turns through a 1,000-foot canyon in Southwest Idaho. I kept a good grip on the oars of my drift boat as the bow of the boat rocked skyward. The river bank and hillsides moved by quickly but not too...