Rachel Cohen

Reporter, South Central Idaho

Rachel Cohen joined Boise State Public Radio in 2019 as a Report for America corps member. She is the station's Twin Falls-based reporter, covering the Magic Valley and the Wood River Valley.

Rachel began her journalism career working at a local newspaper in Vermont. She interned on NPR's Science Desk in Washington, D.C., where she reported on food and health, and has most recently worked at New Hampshire Public Radio as a producer for All Things Considered. In New Hampshire, Rachel also contributed to coverage of state politics and the early days of the 2020 presidential primary.

She is a graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont, and enjoys spending her weekends in the mountains.

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A new report from the Idaho Conservation League suggests the Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer, which provides drinking water for around 300,000 residents across much of southern Idaho, is contaminated.

 


Friedman Memorial Airport

The annual Allen and Company conference, which kicks off this week in Sun Valley, is notably secretive. But one place that isn’t so quiet before and after the conference is the airport.

 

 

Chobani
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Last week Chobani announced a new certification program called Milk Matters that it says will help the dairy industry, which is struggling due to low milk prices.

 

 

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If you stop by Hailey during the week of the Fourth, you’ll probably hear the familiar sounds of the rodeo. The Sawtooth Rangers put on a show for three nights this week for the town’s Days of the Old West celebration.

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The city of Ketchum released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2019-2020 last Friday. This comes as the city grapples with a shortfall in expected revenue for the coming year.

 

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Peak wildflower season is not exactly a scientific determination. But if Ted Stout, the head of interpretation and education at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, had to guess, he’d say this is the time.

 

 

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One week after the Cassia County School Board voted to close Almo Elementary School, the community has rallied to keep it open.

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Signups opened last week for the latest USDA dairy safety net program called the Dairy Margin Coverage Program. Farmers who sign up can get benefits based on the difference between milk prices and feed costs.

 

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The Cassia County School Board voted 3-2 to close Almo Elementary school on Thursday night. The K-3 school is one of Idaho's smallest.

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A new report from the International Rescue Committee, a global non-profit organization, finds that the number of refugees entering the country is at an "historic low."