On The Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:

Aug 8, 2018
  • Kevin Richert recaps last week's State Superintendent debate
  • The BLM describes how recreational shooting can cause wildfires
  • Dogs fly into Boise for adoption
  • A look at the first Goathead Fest

- State Superintendent Sherri Ybarra met with Democratic challenger Cindy Wilson last week to debate ahead of the upcoming election.  Idaho Education News reporter Kevin Richert joins us to break down the results.

- As crews struggle to bring Idaho's wildfires under control, federal officials have traced at least five of the fires back to exploding targets used by recreational shooters.  Idaho Matters speaks with BLM officials about the the danger of using these targets and other catalysts for wildfires.

- 29 dogs were recently flown from San Antonio to Boise to be adopted.  Dog Is My CoPilot is a Jackson Hole-based non-profit that flies animals facing euthenasia in shelters to locations where they can be adopted.  We'll talk to the Idaho Humane Society about recieving these lucky dogs and finding new homes for them.

- The first Boise Goathead Fest wrapped up on Saturday and we'll get the recap from organizer Jimmy Hallyburton.