Category Archives: Breaking News

Downtown Boise “Bike Garage” Cost $150,000, Will Take 40+ Years to Pay for Itself

Downtown Boise “Bike Garage” Cost $150,000, Will Take 40+ Years to Pay for Itself

Boise (670 KBOI News) – Boise’s Urban Renewal Agency, the Capital City Development Corporation, says it’s new so-called “bike garage”, at what used to be called the Eastman Garage, will provide secure parking for as many as 42 bikes…at a cost of $150,000. BoiseDev.com publisher Don Day says CCDC wanted to provide a more secure method…MORE

Oregon’s GOP Senators Protest Carbon Tax Bill by Walking Out

Oregon’s GOP Senators Protest Carbon Tax Bill by Walking Out

Somewhere in Idaho (670 KBOI News) – Oregon’s 11 Republican state senators are in hiding until the end of the legislative session on June 30th, to deny the legislature the quorum needed to pass a carbon tax bill critics say will cripple the state economy and cost jobs. Senator Tim Knopp of Bend told 670 KBOI’s…MORE

“Spring Cleaning” for Idaho’s Administrative Code

“Spring Cleaning” for Idaho’s Administrative Code

Boise (670 KBOI News) – The State of Idaho has done some “spring cleaning” of their administrative rules, and 20% of those will expire entirely on July 1st. About two weeks shy of the end of the fiscal year, Governor Little has republished a number of admin rules, that ordinarily are reauthorized at the end of…MORE

CWI Board Holds Tuition, Bumps Dual-Credit Cost

CWI Board Holds Tuition, Bumps Dual-Credit Cost

Nampa (670 KBOI News) – With college tuition rising almost across the board, the College of Western Idaho is holding their tuition at what it was last year, and the last four years in a row. Spokesman Mark Browning says the Board of Trustees last night voted to keep tuition at $139 per credit. He says…MORE

Accused Double Murderer Arraigned in Cassia County Court

Accused Double Murderer Arraigned in Cassia County Court

Cassia County (670 KBOI News) – The Los Angeles man who’s accused of killing two people in Utah, then running from police only to be caught last month in Cassia County, says he’s not guilty of the charges. The Idaho Statesman is reporting Johnathan Llana was arraigned in Cassia County court on charges he killed two…MORE

Idaho Power Reminds You to “Clean, Drain and Dry” Your Boat

Idaho Power Reminds You to “Clean, Drain and Dry” Your Boat

Boise (670 KBOI News) – Summer’s here and the time is right for hitching up the boat and heading down to Lake Powell or Lake Mead for some fishing or skiing. But Idaho Power is reminding you to be careful you don’t bring hitchhikers home to Idaho on your boat’s hull…quagga mussels. They’re asking you to…MORE

“Consumer Guilt” Affecting Americans’ Buying Decisions

“Consumer Guilt” Affecting Americans’ Buying Decisions

Boise (670 KBOI News) – When you go to the grocery store or go shopping for clothes, do you care about the political causes your favorite brand of dish soap contributes to? According to a survey from promotional marketing company CrestLine.com, 2/3 of the 2,100 people they surveyed — in 25 large cities — said yes,…MORE

West Nile Positive Mosquito Caught in Canyon County Trap

West Nile Positive Mosquito Caught in Canyon County Trap

Parma (670 KBOI News) – It’s almost summer, and it’s getting warmer…that means West Nile season is at hand. Ed Burnett with the Canyon County Mosquito Abatement District says they’ve actually found the first positive mosquito of the season, so it’s game time. “It turned up southwest of Parma, by the Oregon line, over by the…MORE

ChamberofCommerce.org Ranks Moscow as Best Place to Live in Idaho

ChamberofCommerce.org Ranks Moscow as Best Place to Live in Idaho

Moscow (670 KBOI News) – We keep telling you about how highly Idaho ranks on a number of lists — from job growth, to wage growth, to how great a place it is to live and retire, Idaho scores highly. But where are the best places inside Idaho to live? According to small business resource website…MORE

Individual Investors Will Have a Chance to Buy a Piece of the Boise School District

Individual Investors Will Have a Chance to Buy a Piece of the Boise School District

Boise (670 KBOI News) – Here’s a follow up to a story we had for you last week…it’s a chance for investors to take advantage of the upgraded bond rating Moody’s gave to the Boise School District. Eric Harringer with investment bank Piper Jaffray says next Monday, they’ll have a one-day retail sale of Boise School…MORE

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A Day in the Life of Mike’s Newest Family Member

A Day in the Life of Mike’s Newest Family Member

My wife and I have a house with a huge back yard that has a koi pond and swimming pool. We’ve lived here and raised our 7 kids over the past 17 years. The kids have pretty much all moved out on their own and now it’s just us and our dog Bailey. That is…

Mom’s deviled eggs, and other Independence Day memories

Mom’s deviled eggs, and other Independence Day memories

My parents did a wonderful job of exposing me to as much art and culture as possible growing up. We didn’t picnic often, but when we did, we did it in style. Just a simple family of 3, Mom Dad and me, would go to Blossom Music Center every July 4th to see the Cleveland…

Mike’s Idaho 4th Of July Memories

Mike’s Idaho 4th Of July Memories

Whenever I think about Independence Day, my most vivid and favorite memories come from when I was a kid growing up here in Idaho and how our family celebrated the 4th of July every year. I grew up on the prairie in North Central Idaho near Grangeville. Every 4th of July our family began the…

Worthington BLOG: Being the Little Brother

Worthington BLOG: Being the Little Brother

When I was a kid, I often was invited to the movies with my older brothers. NOT ALWAYS, but on occasion, either my Mom bribed them or forced them to take little Ricky to the movies. It should not come as a surprise that my older brothers would take one of those opportunities to scare…