Category Archives: Breaking News

Fall Burning?  Check Before You Throw That Match

Fall Burning? Check Before You Throw That Match

Boise (670 KBOI News) – All right…fire season is over, so it’s a great time to go out and just burn all those leaves you raked up, right? Not necessarily so, says Michael Toole of the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. He says true, the wildfire smoke is gone, but smoke from crop residue burn-offs and…MORE

Nampa Approves Anti-Panhandling Signs

Nampa Approves Anti-Panhandling Signs

Nampa (670 KBOI News) – Panhandling is protected by the First Amendment, so says the United States Supreme Court, but that doesn’t mean Nampa leaders want to encourage it. This week, the City Council approved $1,800 to build and install 10 signs encouraging people to not give money to panhandlers, but to non-profit groups that help…MORE

UPDATE: Nampa Standoff Ends Peacefully

UPDATE: Nampa Standoff Ends Peacefully

Nampa (670 KBOI News) – A police standoff in South Nampa is over, after a woman wanted on a felony failure to appear warrant surrendered Tuesday afternoon. According to Sergeant Tim Riha with the Nampa PD, the standoff began shortly before 10:00 Tuesday morning, when they got a call from a homeowner that a wanted woman…MORE

Idaho Parents Will be Able to Enroll Their Kids in Utah-Based Pre-K Program

Idaho Parents Will be Able to Enroll Their Kids in Utah-Based Pre-K Program

Salt Lake City (670 KBOI News) – Not this school year, but next, there will be another opportunity for some parents to enroll their kids in a pre-kindergarten program in Idaho. Claudia Miner, with the Waterford Institute in Salt Lake City, says they’ve recently gotten a federal Department of Education grant to expand their software-based pre-K…MORE

Standoff in South Nampa

Standoff in South Nampa

Nampa (670 KBOI News) – Nampa police are on the scene of a standoff situation in South Nampa, where a woman with a gun is holed up in a home, refusing to come out. According to Sergeant Tim Riha, it started just before 1:00 this afternoon, when officers tried to serve the woman with a felony…MORE

Idaho Power Releases 70K+ Rainbow Trout in Snake River

Idaho Power Releases 70K+ Rainbow Trout in Snake River

Boise (670 KBOI News) – Don’t tell anglers it’s getting cold…fall is a great time for fishing, because when the temperature drops, less hardy fishermen get off the water, which means more fish for the rest. Idaho Power is helping hardcore fishermen out…they stocked more than 70,000 rainbow trout along the Snake River last week.…MORE

Little, Jordan Square Off

Little, Jordan Square Off

  Boise (670 KBOI News) – The dust has settled at Boise’s Riverside Hotel, after Saturday’s debate between Democrat gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan, and her Republican opponent, Brad Little. When it comes to the two statewide ballot initiatives, Prop 1 to legalize instant horse race betting machines, and Prop 2 to expand Medicaid, both said…MORE

Otter, Bieter, Other Elected Officials Back Prop 1

Otter, Bieter, Other Elected Officials Back Prop 1

Boise (670 KBOI) – Proposition 1, the ballot initiative to legalize instant horse race betting machines, gets some heavy-hitter support. Governor Otter, Boise Mayor Dave Bieter, and elected officials from state and local government gathered Thursday afternoon to throw their support behind the initiative. Otter told the crowd at the Basque Block the machines are needed…MORE

Open Enrollment for Medicare Starts Monday

Open Enrollment for Medicare Starts Monday

Boise (670 KBOI News) – Open enrollment for Medicare begins Monday, and for a lot of people turning 65, they may not know much about the program, or how to get enrolled. Shannon Hohl with the Idaho Department of Insurance says their SHIBA office — or Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors — is a great place…MORE

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Nevada, UNR, Nevada-Reno; Whatever, lets beat them all.

Nevada, UNR, Nevada-Reno; Whatever, lets beat them all.

I like the way Idaho has named its institutions of higher learning.  There are four four-year colleges or universities, and each has a unique name.  The one in Moscow is called the University of Idaho.  The one in Pocatello is called Idaho State University.  The one in Boise is called Boise State University.  And the…

Don’t count out the Broncos!

Don’t count out the Broncos!

The Boise State Broncos had the table set for a nice win on Saturday afternoon against Mountain West Conference rival San Diego State. The fourth largest crowd in the history of Albertson’s Stadium was still settling in their seats at kickoff and the Broncos appeared ready. Appearances can be deceiving as BSU failed to move…

Worthington BLOG: Who Deserves Due Process?

Worthington BLOG: Who Deserves Due Process?

Worthington BLOG: Who Deserves Due Process?   I don’t know what is going to happen with the Kavenaugh investigation. If the FBI finds he has lied about anything, I personally would not vote to confirm him. On the other hand, if there is no new information, I really don’t see how he won’t be confirmed.…