Twin Butte fire closes Highway 33

The Twin Butte fire in the Menan Butte area just west of East Butte Road is estimated at 600 acres. Facebook / Madison County Sheriff’s Office

The Bureau of Land Management’s Idaho Fire Info Facebook page reports that the Twin Butte fire, estimated at 600 acres, has closed state Highway 33 near Twin Butte Road.

Yellowstone faces high fire danger

The 2013 Druid complex fire burns in Yellowstone National Park in this file photo. The park’s fire danger has reached a high ranking for the first time this year following several of weeks of sunny weather and curing vegetation. courtesy Yellowstone National Park

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park’s fire danger has reached a high ranking for the first time this year following several of weeks of sunny weather and curing vegetation.

Premier Technology continues expansion of Blackfoot operations

Chief Business Officer Doug Sayer poses for a photo at Premier Technology in Blackfoot, Idaho on May 17. Premier Technology will be expanding its manufacturing adding a 66,000-square-foot facility out its back door and will be hiring at least 100 employees. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

BLACKFOOT — Doug Sayer sits at the end of a large table in the upstairs conference room at Premier Technology’s headquarters, peering out the window to his left. Through the double panes of glass he sees an expanse of large buildings, manufacturing operations, and construction.

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