The layoffs at the potato processing plant amount to 262 Caldwell workers, according to the Idaho Department of Labor.
"Technology has really made it so the production of each worker can be really magnified, so Simplot's just making use of that," said Andrew Townsend of the Idaho Department of Labor.
It was the second bomb scare in two days at the school, and Caldwell Police say this cycle of bomb scares is putting a strain on their emergency resources.
The first call was threatening Vallivue High School, when a caller told 911 dispather a bomb was in a car in the parking lot of the school. As police were investigating that call, two others came in for Jefferson Middle School and Washington Elementary. The investigation continues into who may have made the phone calls.
Someone called 9-1-1 Tuesday morning and said there was a bomb in a car at Vallivue High School. Nearly 90 minutes later, Jefferson Middle School and Washington Elementary School were also included in the bomb threats.
One group in particular, The Idaho Community Action Network, wants to see payday loan businesses pushed to the outskirts of town, in non-commercial areas.
Canyon County Prosecutor Bryan Taylor told KBOI 2News that a judge sentenced Gregory Raymond Higgins Jr. for last summer's shooting death of 27-year-old James Groat of Nampa.
The executive director of the shelter said it's been a difficult summer and the money will be a great help.
A Caldwell man is arrested on a parole violation.
The two-alarm fire was reported at a home in the 3100 block of Turning Leaf Street.
Deputies say Stills was not wearing a helmet and was thrown off of his bike after hitting a dog.
Ian's parents say they never got a call from the school and they had to call them to figure out where he was
Police say Matthew Tincher, 32, of Caldwell, was arrested Wednesday afternoon outside a grocery store where he was seen acted suspiciously by officers.
The shelter has about 200 large dogs and not enough room for any more.
Nobody else can take shelter there, and the 25 women and children currently living there will have to find another place to live within the next month.