Tag Archive for Idaho

Warning: Aggressive goats ahead

There are some days when it’s awfully hard to trawl through the news. And then I find a gem. The U.S. Forest Service announced on Friday that the Scotchman Peak Trail will be temporarily closed due to recent encounters between hikers and aggressive mountain goats. Source: Goat encounters dim out trail use Goats were there…

Geese fall from the sky, assumed diseased

There are countless cases of mass bird deaths. The reasons can be various. In this case, officials suspect disease and are collecting the birds for testing and to limit exposure. ‘Basically, they just fell out of the sky’: 2,000 snow geese found dead in Idaho – The Washington Post. About 2,000 snow geese migrating from…

Northwest US experiences dusty rain (UPDATE: yep, dust)

This rain cleaned the air but made everything else dirty. Mystery milky rain falls on Washington, Oregon. Rainfall described as milky-colored, dusty or dirty fell across parts of Washington, Oregon and Idaho, with its origin is unclear. Suspects include volcanic ash from worldwide volcanoes that mixed with the moisture. Such rain is very common near…

Mystery booms of Idaho explosively explained

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: Exploding targets are source of mystery “booms” Bingham County Sheriff…

Meldrum’s course on relict hominoids is a bit of a stretch

The Bigfoot professor, Jeff Meldrum, has proposed a new course for credit. It’s not sitting well with everyone. Bigfoot and you — ISU prof to offer class that factors Bigfoot into theory of evolution In the upcoming semester, Idaho State University professor Jeff Meldrum will be teaching an experimental course titled The Relict Hominoid Inquiry.…

Idaho to address faith healing exemption

This is GREAT news. Another challenge to a religious shield law that allows for faith healing exemptions. Those exemptions allow for parents to withhold medical care on religious grounds. Idaho rep tackles faith healing after child deaths – SFGate. After several recent child deaths, an Idaho lawmaker wants to follow Oregon’s lead and require parents…

Bigfoot in science class – that’s a problem

John Pedersen has a 7-foot-tall sasquatch in his middle school classroom. Bigfoot researcher donates to middle school classroom | KTVB.COM Boise. Pedersen says he uses the creature to teach kids about ecology and scientific possibilities. What’s more, he now says Idaho State University Professor Dr. Jeff Meldrum, who is a bigfoot researcher, saw KTVB’s story…