Two people from eastern Idaho have died in an ATV crash in Island Park.
Idaho State Police say Brent Thueson, 33, of Idaho Falls, and Triana Galley, 28, of Rigby, died after a 2016 Polaris ATV driven by Thueson went off the road and struck a tree.
Police responded at 12:50 a.m. Sunday to investigate the crash on Fish Creek Road.
Police said neither Thueson nor Galley were wearing helmets, and both died at the scene.
Montana wildlife officials are planning to offer 600 special licenses to hunt deer in an effort to test for chronic wasting disease and contain its spread.
The Missoulian reported that licenses for the special white-tailed deer hunt in the Libby area will go on sale Aug. 19 first at retailers in Libby, Noxon, Eureka, Kalispell and Troy.
The licenses allowing the hunting of does or young bucks will be available statewide later in the day.
Hunters in the special management zones will be required to take the heads of their kills to a wildlife office to get the animal tested for the deadly brain-wasting disease.
Five deer in the Libby area this year have tested positive for the contagious and fatal disease that affects the nervous systems of white-tailed and mule deer, elk and moose.
Some teenagers in Colorado, where marijuana is legal for adults, are shifting away from smoking in favor of edible cannabis products, a study released Monday shows.
About 78% of the Colorado high school students who reported consuming marijuana in 2017 said they usually smoked it, down from 87% two years earlier. The number of teens who usually consumed edibles climbed to about 10% from 2% in the same period, while the number of users dabbing — heating or vaporizing an oil or wax with a high THC level and inhaling the vapors — increased to about 7.5% from 4%.
Research about the way young people consume marijuana products is still limited, and the study’s lead author said Colorado’s survey data could provide valuable insight for public health researchers and regulators.
“Since the implementation of retail marijuana sales, we haven’t seen an increase in use among youth, but we are seeing a difference in how young people are consuming,” said Kayla Tormohlen, a PhD candidate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The study was published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics and is based on high schoolers’ responses to Colorado’s biennial health survey in 2015 and 2017.