The City of Mountain Home wants to make local service members, veterans, and family members aware of an Idaho law that can remove some of the uncertainty some licensed professionals may feel when they move to a new state. The 2019 law, called the Occupational Licensing Reform Act, mandates that all Idaho licensing authorities have procedures in place to issue “licensure by endorsement” to any service member, honorably discharged veteran, or the spouses or either, who possesses a current, valid professional license in another state. [read more]

“One more day.” Dave Conley, an American Legion Rider and member of Lloyd E. Hutcheson Post 113 in Meridian, Idaho, hears those three words a lot when speaking with families who have lost a veteran to suicide. The conversations always center on a wish for more time to help their loved one through the feelings of hopelessness and despair. “That became my mission in life, to give them that one more day,” Conley says. [read more]

Everyone knows plants need water, sunlight, and fertile soil to flourish, but there is an important element we often forget to include in the equation – pollinators. Pollinators like bees and the Monarch butterfly, Idaho’s official state insect, are integral to plant reproductive cycles, both in the wild and Idaho’s agricultural success. [read more]

MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho, (Sept. 14, 2020) – Mountain Home Fire Department received a call about a tree on fire at 1220 E. 10th North on Sept. 13 at 8:36 p.m.  Firefighters responded with two brush trucks, two structure engines and a tender truck within minutes. The fire was burning in the back yard of the residence and spread quickly through an area tightly packed with trailers, debris and sheds containing propane, acetylene tanks and ammunition, some of which exploded due to the fire. MHFD firefighters reported the fire as contained to Elmore County Dispatch at 10:29 p.m. The residence was untouched by the fire and there were no injuries to residents or firefighters. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Fire Chief Mark Moore said the department has requested assistance with the investigation from the Idaho State Fire Marshal’s office.  Mountain Home Fire Department reminds citizens to comply with requests from first responders in all emergency situations for everyone’s safety. No further information is available at this time. [read more]

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho – Between September 1-4, and 8-11, Mountain Home Air Force Base will be conducting training approximately 30 miles, south-southeast of Bruneau through the general Bruneau and base area. Devices in that area that rely on GPS may malfunction at times between 9 a.m-5:30 p.m. on these dates. [read more]

The Mountain Home School District made the short list of organizations invited to advance to the next round of the Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP). The Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment has identified 16 project proposals out of more than 100 initial applications submitted under the category related to military quality of life. [read more]