Mountain Home News News News headlines from the Mountain Home News newspaper in Mountain Home, Idaho en-us Breaking: Burial site contained two sets of remains Elmore County Sheriff Mike Hollinshead announced on Monday that a burial site discovered north of Mountain Home on April 15 actually contained two sets of human remains. During the course of the... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:24:17 -0600 Race for two school board trustee seats go uncontested Two members of the Mountain Home School Board will maintain their seats after no one registered to run for their positions, according to information presented at a public meeting April 18. Trustees... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:20:37 -0600 Heated discussion rises during rec district meeting The latest meeting of the Western Elmore County Recreation District last week had the board taking one major action before the meeting ended and led to a melt down between the board and its critics.... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:19:53 -0600 This is only an exercise... Rimrock High School student's project illustrates consequences of drinking and driving "Wake up! Come on!" Mylee Meyers frantically stood over her friend yelling at him to respond. It took a few... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:19:09 -0600 Mountain Home Arts Council hosts fiddling poet's visit Music of the Appalachian Mountains and stories of Alaska will take the stage this week as the Mountain Home Arts Council presents fiddling poet Ken Waldman. Waldman begins his four-day residency here... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:08:11 -0600 Historic steam engine rolls through local area A piece of history rolled through Mountain Home and Glenns Ferry in recent days as a vintage steam engine crossed southern Idaho. Union Pacific's "Living Legend" Number 844 steam locomotive and... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:29:05 -0600 Surprise homecoming Tears start flowing as Chiara and Savannah Morin welcome home their father, Master Sgt. Stephen Morin, on Friday. The sergeant surprised his children after showing up at East Elementary School's... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:30:06 -0600 Missing The Camas County Sheriff's Office has released an alert for two missing minors. Jacalyn Warren, 16, is white, five feet five inches and 125 pounds with brown hair and eyes. She has an identifying... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:07:38 -0600 Classic steam engine to roll through Mountain Home, Glenns Ferry A piece of history will roll through Mountain Home and Glenns Ferry over the next few days as a vintage steam engine crosses southern Idaho. Union Pacific's "Living Legend" Number 844 steam... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:45:52 -0600 Air Force ensemble concert scheduled for this coming Tuesday The sounds of classic jazz music will fill the air next week as a group of Air Force musicians visit Mountain Home for an evening of entertainment. A concert featuring the Falconaires Big Band begins... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:25:53 -0600 Dodgeball event slated for Friday The spirit of friendly competition returns to Mountain Home High School later this week during a community dodgeball tournament. Open to local businesses, government and private organizations, civic... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:02:59 -0600 Sheriff's office addresses concerns on boat registration With people in Elmore County raising concerns over new registration requirements involving boats and other watercraft, Elmore County Sheriff Mike Hollinshead said that these changes shouldn't... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:57:39 -0600 Mountain Home High School athlete wins Mr. MHHS title One of Mountain Home High School’s top athletes took home $500 in scholarship money while earning the title of Mr. MHHS during an award presentation on Saturday. The high school’s Business... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:49:29 -0600 Elm seed bugs pose problems locally As people in the local area continue to deal with a pest that's making its way into their homes, the University of Idaho extension office in Mountain Home outlined ways for people to combat these... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:47:48 -0600 Drop everything and read... Mayor Rich Sykes reads "Bark, George" by Jules Feiffer to children that gathered at the Mountain Home Public Library during its Drop Everything and Read Day celebration April 12. Featuring cake,... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:46:08 -0600 AF development class set The social and emotional implications of transition for military-connected students will be the focus of a professional development course scheduled for today and Thursday in Mountain Home. Parents,... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:41:52 -0600 Wendell woman's death remains under investigation A Wendell man is due back in court on Monday on a felony charge of driving under the influence in connection with a case in which his wife died. Gregory Park, 37, was arrested April 9 after sheriff's... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:39:11 -0600 Dealership's donation helps MHHS' speech, debate team A donation from a local vehicle dealership will help three Mountain Home High School students complete their quest to attend a national-level speech and debate tournament this summer. During a... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:35:57 -0600 Skeletal remains discovered near city An investigation continued this week following the discovery of skeletal remains that were discovered north of Mountain Home on Saturday. Officers with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game found... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:25:06 -0600 Report: No water shortages expected across Idaho Idaho's water supply remains above average across the state with one basin seeing nearly double the amount of rain and snow for this time of year with others seeing their highest snowpack in two... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:20:49 -0600 'Charge!' Sponsored each year by Sabre Lodge No. 7, Free and Accepted Prince Hall Masons, dozens of children made the annual trek to collect their share of eggs. While the younger children searched the school... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:15:35 -0600 Students showcase talents at local fundraiser Many of them sang. Others played musical instruments. A few others simply hammed it up on stage. On April 12, individuals as well as small groups of performers took the stage at Mountain Home High... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:09:31 -0600 Large-scale plans highlight agenda at council meeting During a meeting April 10, the city council focused its attention on future endeavors as well as large-scale road projects local residents can expect to see starting this summer. The evening started... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:08:21 -0600 Report: State, county's population increased Idaho's population continued a steady shift with more people moving from smaller to larger counties between July 2015 and July 2016, according to estimates released recently by the U.S. Census... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:05:18 -0600 Federal and state income tax returns due by Tuesday Local residents have until 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, to submit their state and federal tax returns to the Mountain Home Post Office to meet this year's filing deadlines. The post office will... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:12:53 -0600 Extension office welcomes incoming county educator Brad Stokes is known in some circles as the "bug guy." Not only can he quickly identify the name of a specific insect or spider, he can trace these organisms down to their specific species and... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:23:55 -0600 Taking a stand to protect children It's estimated that approximately 683,000 children in the United States are the victims of abuse and neglect. While 75 percent of these cases involve actual neglect, the US Department of Health and... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:15:16 -0600 100 years and counting... Lions Club District Governor Dennis Burks and Mountain Home Lions Club President Bob Ebbs join Mayor Rich Sykes and city hall staff members as he prepares to sign a proclamation making 2017 the Year... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:52:15 -0600 Heat lamp linked to blaze A heat lamp was linked to a fire that destroyed a family's storage building next to their home south of Mountain Home early Thursday. Members of the Mountain Home Rural Fire Department were... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:47:39 -0600 Home sales hit 10-year high The total number of homes sold in Elmore County hit a 10-year high with the price of real estate continuing to steadily increase after the local real estate market crashed nearly a decade ago. The... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:39:24 -0600 Applications due for property tax reduction program Qualified homeowners have until Tuesday to apply for a program that can help with their property taxes. Those who qualify for Idaho’s property tax reduction, or circuit breaker program can get... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:19:09 -0600 Talent show set for tonight A collection of student musicians, singers and actors will take the stage this evening as Mountain Home High School presents this year's talent show. Twenty students will showcase their talents... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:18:02 -0600 Crash sends one to hospital Members of the Elmore County Extrication Team work to remove the passenger side door of a mini van to free the woman trapped inside as emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle collision at the... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:15:38 -0600 High-speed chase leads to man's arrest, narcotics bust A California man remains in custody at the Elmore County Jail following a high-speed chase on the interstate that led to a drug bust on Thursday. Fabian Fretwell, 27, was initially charged with... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:13:08 -0600 ACLU attorney hosts meeting An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union came to Mountain Home last week to answer questions and teach the local Hispanic community how to preserve their rights in the current political... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:10:19 -0600 Commission votes to cut building permit fees In a move seldom seen in politics, the Elmore County board of commissioners voted to cut back on fees charged by the county's land use and building department with many of them slashed by at least... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:10:03 -0600 Yearly Easter egg hunts set for Saturday, Sunday Organizations will host a series of Easter egg hunts in Mountain Home and surrounding communities over the next several days. The Mountain Home Public Library’s annual Easter egg hunt is set for... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:09:43 -0600 Children's theater returns to Mountain Home The world of ordinary heroes, sinister villains and extraordinary magic took the stage on Saturday as the Missoula Children's Theater presented the mystical tale of Aladdin at Mountain Home High... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:07:33 -0600 Children's theater team visits Mtn Home They got excited. They got sad. They jumped into the air, stomped their feet or raised their hand to make their point known. In some cases, they strayed from their cues and improvised. For many of... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:37:38 -0600 State water resource board updated on base pipeline A water pipeline project aimed at directly supporting Mountain Home Air Force Base remains on track as work begins to design the infrastructure needed to move this resource from the Snake River. The... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:37:15 -0600 Officer installation During a ceremony last week, the Mountain Home Elks Lodge held its annual installation of officers for the upcoming year. The following is the list of this year's officers and the offices they will... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:36:54 -0600 CTE program offers hands-on lessons to local students A state-wide effort to provide hands-on technical experience in a variety of careers continue to grow within the Mountain Home School District as part of its ongoing pursuit of Career and Technical... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:36:45 -0600 Local forest roads closed due to restoration efforts As part of an ongoing effort to restore forest land damaged during the 2013 Elk Complex fires, the Mountain Home Ranger District will temporarily close National Forest System roads northeast of... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:36:37 -0600 St Luke's honors local volunteer Honoring her years of service to the Mountain Home medical community, the St. Luke’s Elmore Foundation board of directors honored one of its volunteers last week. Connie Cruser, a retired nurse, has... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:36:22 -0600 Students selected for Boys State government program Three local area high school students will see how local, state and federal governments function first-hand during an upcoming mock government exercise. Students selected for the 2017 American Legion... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:36:12 -0600 We have a winner Lynlee Lord, executive assistant with the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce, holds up $50 in chamber bucks presented to her by Air Force Appreciation Day Chairman Randy Valley and chamber executive... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:35:26 -0600 Commissioners address water, landfill concerns Water issues and decisions regarding a landfill in Elmore County highlighted a list of issues the county commissioners tackled during a meeting March 29. The commissioners are continuing to move... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:35:17 -0600 IDL responds to data breach After a hacking incident compromised roughly 170,000 of the state's 530,000 job-seeker accounts, the Idaho Department of Labor established a toll-free number to help those affected by the computer... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:35:08 -0600 Summertime prep highlights council agenda Preparation for summer recreation at the city pool along with other community events headlined a list of issues the city council discussed during a public meeting March 27. The first announcement of... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:34:58 -0600 Animal control issues straining shelter staff March was an especially busy day for Danniele Strain and her team. During the month, the Mountain Home Animal Shelter had picked up nearly 40 stray cats in addition to dealing with a number of dogs... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:34:45 -0600 Outage shuts off power to Air Force base A primary meter system failure was linked to an outage that cut off electrical power to Mountain Home Air Force Base on Thursday. The outage was reported at 11:30 a.m. with crews from Idaho Power... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:48:32 -0600 People's Garden help sought With people in the Mountain Home area starting to get their yards ready for this year's planting season, officials with the USDA Service Center are seeking volunteers to support a community-based... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:03:15 -0600 Sixth graders graduate from D.A.R.E. program Following weeks of lessons focused on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse and the risks associated with using tobacco, sixth grade students from Hacker Middle School completed their participation... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:00:48 -0600 WECRD meeting ends abruptly fueling public outcry A series of new project suggestions dealing primarily with city parks were overshadowed by a heated discussion after the head of the Western Elmore County Recreation District abruptly ended a meeting... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:00:10 -0600 Tax commission officials offer tax filing suggestions With time running out before the April 18 income tax filing deadline, officials with the Idaho State Tax Commission outlined ways to make the yearly process easier. n Take advantage of free tax help... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:40:50 -0600 High school officials name their student of the month At only 15 years old, Ryan Tindall caught the eye of his teachers, who nominated him as Mountain Home High School's student of the month. The nomination of Tindall came from teachers who noticed the... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:38:50 -0600 School district plans cuts at MHHS, MHJHS Seeking ways to deal with overcrowded classrooms in the city's elementary schools, the Mountain Home School District plans to cut two teaching positions at the secondary level. District... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:29:08 -0600