Category Archives: Local News

Idaho Falls teen identified as person who drown in Boise River

Idaho Falls teen identified as person who drown in Boise River

  An American Falls teenager died in a water accident this past weekend on the Boise River. She is 18-year-old Taylor Smith, a recent graduate of American Falls High School. Elmore County sheriff’s officials said a citizen reported the rafting accident Wednesday afternoon, on the South Fork of the Boise River. The Idaho Press reports,…MORE

Hepatitis A confirmed in Boise area food service worker

Hepatitis A confirmed in Boise area food service worker

  The Central District Health Department (CDHD) has confirmed a case of hepatitis A in a food service worker employed at Saint Lawrence Gridiron in downtown Boise. Hepatitis A is a virus that affects the liver and can make people sick for a number of weeks. To date, the food service worker is the only…MORE

Paulette Jordan documentary debuts in Boise

Paulette Jordan documentary debuts in Boise

  The documentary “Paulette,” about Paulette Jordan’s run for governor of Idaho, made its Boise debut on Wednesday night to an enthusiastic crowd at Boise’s Egyptian Theatre. The short film chronicles her campaign, from preparing for and participating in her first debate against now-Gov. Brad Little, to meeting with voters and traveling the state. The…MORE

Judge places Sarah Kester on probation for 10 years

Judge places Sarah Kester on probation for 10 years

  A mother who for years failed to report her husband’s sexual abuse of their daughters will be on probation for the next decade. In February, Sarah Kester was sentenced for felony injury to a child after pleading guilty to the charge. Her husband, Lester Kester Jr., pleaded guilty in November to five felony charges…MORE

Meridian City Council members set to receive raise

Meridian City Council members set to receive raise

  In order to bring Meridian City Council salaries in line with other cities in the Treasure Valley, a citizen committee recommended that council increase each member’s salary by $5,000 over the next two years. That would increase members’ salaries from $10,000 to $13,500 next year and $15,000 the year after. The citizen committee made…MORE

Boise city officials hear from residents during 2020 fiscal year budget meeting

Boise city officials hear from residents during 2020 fiscal year budget meeting

  The proposed budget for fiscal year 2020 drew criticism from nearly a dozen residents Tuesday night across a variety of topics, including services on the city’s fringes, public safety and spending priorities in general. Many residents stood before council and expressed frustration with planned parks still without amenities, worries about fire station coverage in…MORE

Over 100 people gather to discuss voter initiative laws

Over 100 people gather to discuss voter initiative laws

  Close to 100 people gathered in the cafeteria at West Junior High School in Boise on Tuesday evening to discuss whether Idaho should keep its current voter initiative laws, or whether, as lawmakers attempted unsuccessfully earlier this year, those laws should be substantially changed. Luke Mayville, co-founder of Reclaim Idaho, the group that spearheaded…MORE

West Nile positive mosquitoes found in Gem County

West Nile positive mosquitoes found in Gem County

  Mosquitoes trapped in Gem County have tested positive for West Nile virus. The Southwest District Health Department says mosquitoes were trapped outside of the Gem County Mosquito Abatement District near the Payette County border. Residents are encouraged to take extra precautions to avoid being bitten, such as draining any standing water on your property…MORE

Rape trial continues today in Ada County

Rape trial continues today in Ada County

  For the second time in the case of a Boise man accused of raping a woman last year, attorneys Monday gave opening statements before a jury at trial. Zackary Byrd – who is just 18 is charged with rape dating back to September of 2018. The Idaho Press reports, the prosecution says he sexually…MORE

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Blogs

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…