No. 119 is one of two replicas of 1860s steam trains at Golden Spike National Historic Site in northern Utah. The site marks the spot where America's first Transcontinental Railroad was completed in May 1869. The two trains chug back and forth from their display spots for visitors once a day. Video taken July 2, 2016.
Ken Swanson, the longtime and now retired curator of the Idaho Military Museum, recently took a DNA test for ancestry.com and had a surprising match: A sister he never knew he had. His new-found sister, who is 80 years old living in Pennsylvania and winters in Florida, has searched for her birth parents since the late 1980s.
Rep. Dorothy Moon, R-Stanley, introduced Eric Parker of Hailey during the Idaho House session on Jan. 16, 2018. Parker had recently pleaded guilty to obstruction of a court order stemming from his actions during the 2014 standoff with the BLM at Cliven Bundy's ranch near Bunkerville, Nev. Many lawmakers on the floor that day had earlier been part of a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that raised concerns about the man’s prosecution.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 struck off Alaska’s Kodiak Island early Tuesday, initially prompting a tsunami warning. The warning has since been cancelled, but an advisory remains for part of the state.
Courtney Gessford, 28, of Sacramento, Calif. lived out a dream when she was "showered" with puppies from the Front Street Animal Shelter. Gessford, who has been battling cancer for three years, said she felt like she was “in a dream.” Her family thought this would be a great way to lift her spirits.
On Monday, The Senate advanced a bill reopening federal agencies through Feb. 8 after Democrats relented and lifted their blockade against the legislation. The shutdown began Saturday after Democrats derailed a Republican measure that would have kept government open until Feb. 16. Democrats wanted to pressure the GOP to cut a deal protecting young immigrants from deportation and boosting federal spending.
Sage is a St. Luke's Health System staff member who gets called in when a patient is upset, confused or angry. "It's amazing to watch what (it does to) some of the folks that are in crisis, just the arrival of that friendly four-legged creature," the health system's security director said. Sage recently helped to calm an elderly patient at St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center who had been upset and wanted to leave the hospital. Sage was accompanied by Security Operations Supervisor Josh Schwenken.
Jackie and Jason Bargabos operate Aloha Auto, a repair shop on State Street near the intersection with 36th Street. The high volume intersection is being reconstructed by ACHD to create a roundabout traffic system that Jackie says will put traffic just five feet from her office window.