Category Archives: Local News

Add The Words Bill Introduced in the Idaho Senate

Add The Words Bill Introduced in the Idaho Senate

Boise (670 KBOI News) – The Add the Words bill is back, and officially part of the 2019 Idaho legislative session. Boise Senator Maryanne Jordan introduced the legislation on the floor of the Senate today, as a personal bill. That means it skips the draft legislation process in committee, and goes directly to print. Jordan says…MORE

Idaho Freedom Foundation Sues Boise Over URAs

Idaho Freedom Foundation Sues Boise Over URAs

Boise (670 KBOI News) – The Idaho Freedom Foundation is suing the City of Boise over two recently-created Urban Renewal Agencies, the Shoreline URA in downtown, and the Gateway East URA, near Micron. Policy Analyst Lindsay Atkinson says the two URAs were created last month, with little fanfare and no voter approval. “The Idaho Constitution demands…MORE

“Golf Entertainment” Complex Could Be Coming to Former Farmstead Site

“Golf Entertainment” Complex Could Be Coming to Former Farmstead Site

Meridian (670 KBOI News) – We’re getting a hint at what may take over the land that was once the home of the Farmstead corn maze, next to I-84 in Meridian. BoiseDev.com publisher Don Day says developer and former gubernatorial candidate Tommy Alquist has filed plans with the City of Meridian, to build a so-called golf…MORE

Boise State hosts Fresno State on Saturday

Boise State hosts Fresno State on Saturday

  The Broncos and Bulldogs will face off Saturday,at 3:30 p.m. MT at Taco Bell Arena in what will be a battle of two teams contending for the top spot in the Mountain West standings. Bob Behler will once again have the call on 670 KBOI. The Bulldogs are led by two of the best…MORE

Boise mass stabbing suspect to be sent to Idaho Secure Medical Facility

Boise mass stabbing suspect to be sent to Idaho Secure Medical Facility

  Boise mass stabbing suspect, Timmy Kinner, is likely days away from being committed after a judge found him unfit to stand trial. The Order of Commitment from the State of Idaho states that Kinner is “in such a mental condition that he is in need of supervision, further evaluation, treatment and care.” It states…MORE

Shopko stores in Idaho closing

Shopko stores in Idaho closing

  Shopko is closing stores nationwide, including its three in the Treasure Valley. CBS 2 News reports, the company is also filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Boise’s Shopko on West Fairview Avenue is set to close March 17, followed by the Broadway Avenue store on April 8th. Nampa’s Shopko will be the final local…MORE

Idaho Department of Lands Buys 32K+ Acres of North Idaho Forest

Idaho Department of Lands Buys 32K+ Acres of North Idaho Forest

Boise (670 KBOI News) – The Idaho Department of Lands is the new owner of 32,000 more acres of North Idaho forest land. According to the Idaho Press, the Department bought the acres for $42.2 million, from the Molpus Woodlands Group. The money came from the sale of state-owned lake cabin sites and other commercial properties.…MORE

Idaho High School Graduation Rates Top 80% for the First Time

Idaho High School Graduation Rates Top 80% for the First Time

Boise (670 KBOI News) – Idaho high school seniors are graduating at a higher rate than ever before. The Idaho State Department of Education announced Thursday that in 2018, 80.65% of high school seniors graduated…the first time the rate has been over 80%. The Department said 43% of districts had graduation rates over 90%, and 18…MORE

$21 million in Federal funds appropriated to keep invasive mussels out of state waters

$21 million in Federal funds appropriated to keep invasive mussels out of state waters

  About $21 million in federal funds have been appropriated to Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington to help keep invasive quagga and zebra mussels out of state waters. The invasive mussels can devastate lakes and rivers, affecting water intakes, agriculture, recreation and more. The Idaho Press reports, to combat this, Northwestern states have banded together…MORE

Boise State football 2019 opening game against Florida State set

Boise State football 2019 opening game against Florida State set

  The date for the Boise State football team’s 2019 season-opening game against Florida State has been set for Saturday, Aug. 31st. The Atlantic Coast Conference also announced the Broncos and Seminoles will square off at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Bronco fans should note, the game time…MORE

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Random Thoughts of a News and Sports Junkie

Random Thoughts of a News and Sports Junkie

  Random Thoughts of a News and Sports Junkie 12/4/18 Rick Worthington — I actually met President #41 while I was living in Elko, Nevada. He and former Canadian Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney, met in Elko for a fund raising event put on by Barrick Goldstrike. Barrick is one of the local gold mines. I…

Conference thoughts

Conference thoughts

College football conferences are infuriating.  They’re inconsistent, and they only make a lot of sense if you look at them from a single point of view.  And that point of view is money.  Money, naturally, makes the world go around.  Or at least it makes the United States go around while the world is going…

BLOG:  Nice to see Bronco Nation Again

BLOG: Nice to see Bronco Nation Again

Rick Worthington   This is just my own observation…. When I first moved to Idaho, Coach Pete had Boise State rolling. Kellen Moore was piling up the wins and the NFL was getting it’s share of Broncos to the professional ranks. I also rarely saw a car or truck without a Boise State flag or…

“Albuquerque”, what’s in a name…

“Albuquerque”, what’s in a name…

For someone who’s never been to Albuquerque, I feel as if I’ve always known quite a bit about it.  Boise State plays the University of New Mexico football team tonight in Albuquerque.  I know exactly where I first heard of the city.  It was in Bugs Bunny cartoons.  More than once, Bugs emerged from digging…