Idaho has been rediscovered. Or least a welcome sign greeting travelers from Montana has been.
The large sign greeting travelers on U.S. 93 headed into Idaho was returned Feb. 23 in much the same way it was removed late last month. Thieves swiped the large reflective sign under the cloak of darkness. Three individuals pulled to the side of the road, removed four bolts holding it to 4-x-4 posts, put it in the back of a pickup truck and drove away.
Perhaps it was guilt that led them back to the scene of the crime. Or perhaps it was the revelation their actions were recorded visually by a Road, Weather Information System camera and its infrared technology.
Regardless the motive, thieves returned just before midnight a few days after taking the sign and deposited it near the bare wooden posts.
Today, it’s back in place reminding motorists that Montana is in their review mirror and Idaho looms in the front windshield.
Who says there is no honor among thieves. Thanks for returning it.