In the leftovers of 29 December, we posted a link to a story about mystery booms in Idaho. Another mysterious explosion heard in Bingham County; residents in Riverside say boom shook their homes
This has now apparently been solved; it was exploding targets.
Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland reports that officials believe exploding targets are the source of the two loud explosions heard in the county during the past week.
The targets were on sale, sold in 20 lbs buckets and make for a powerful explosion when shot. It’s often very difficult to trace such events that cause community disruptions unless someone comes forward to admit they did it. There is no word how the sheriff tracked this down but it’s a very plausible explanation as tannerite explosions are somewhat common, if rather annoying and disruptive.