Troy Oppie grew up playing trombone in Seattle, developing an interest in jazz at an early age thanks to many great music teachers. That interest in music became an interest in radio, and Troy was eventually blessed with an opportunity to host overnight jazz programming on KPLU-FM in Seattle for nearly five years.
In 2006, he started a television career at KECI-TV in Missoula, Montana. Less than three years after arriving in Missoula, he was hired at Boise's KBOI-TV (then KBCI-TV), where he spent five years as a sports anchor and reporter.
After leaving television in fall 2013, Troy transitioned to a full-time career as a financial associate for Thrivent Financial. When not in his office or the studio, Troy might be playing trombone with the Boise Modern Jazz Orchestra or Phatazmagoria!. But, he's more likely to be home with his wife Carly and daughter Brooklyn.
APHIS monitors grasshoppers in 17 western states, and when the agency deems there’s an outbreak - or is asked to intervene by stakeholders like the US Forest Service or adjacent land owners - it can apply a pesticide to kill the insects.
At the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, hockey player Taffy Abel became the first Indigenous athlete to carry the flag at the Olympics — and, days later, to medal.
Refineries are still ramping up after the pandemic tanked fuel demand. That's causing shortages at the airports where firefighting tanker planes and helicopters fill up.
Twenty-five years after wolves were reintroduced to Idaho, state lawmakers want most of the animals killed, despite different advice from wildlife managers.
A new law authorizes and encourages killing 90% of Idaho's wolf population: about 1,350 animals. That goes against professional wildlife managers' advice, and not all hunters like the idea either.