Category Archives: Local News

Bryan Harsin named to Dodd Trophy Midseason Watch List

Bryan Harsin named to Dodd Trophy Midseason Watch List

  Bryan Harsin named to Dodd Trophy Midseason Watch List Officials from the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl released the midseason watch list for the 2019 Dodd Trophy. The list includes 22 of the nation’s top college football coaches representing seven conferences and Notre Dame. The Dodd Trophy, college…MORE

Idaho State Board of Education allow university presidents to decide alcohol policy

Idaho State Board of Education allow university presidents to decide alcohol policy

  After years of fights over alcohol at public college athletic events — including details of where and how college football fans can celebrate before and during games — Idaho’s State Board of Education on Thursday moved to wash its hands of those decisions. Instead, under a new policy the board gave its unanimous preliminary…MORE

State Department of Education releases fall Idaho Reading Indicator results

State Department of Education releases fall Idaho Reading Indicator results

  The State Department of Education released statewide preliminary results for the fall Idaho Reading Indicator. The test looks at the reading skills of students kindergarten through third grade. The Department of Education says, overall statewide performance shows 55 percent of students are at or above grade level, up from about 53 percent last fall.…MORE

11 Public Libraries in Idaho Receive Grant from Google for Workforce Development

11 Public Libraries in Idaho Receive Grant from Google for Workforce Development

Eleven public libraries throughout Idaho were selected to each receive a $1,000 grant from Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of the American Library Association and the Public Library Association, sponsored by Grow with Google. The goal of the initiative is to ensure that public libraries across the nation receive ongoing access to free…MORE

Boise will spend $100,000 on U.S. Census

Boise will spend $100,000 on U.S. Census

    With cuts to federal spending for the U.S. Census, the city of Boise will spend $100,000 of its own funds to make sure as many people within city limits as possible take the federally mandated survey next year. Boise City Council gave the green light to dedicate its own funds to pay for…MORE

“Boil Water” warning for people in Hailey

“Boil Water” warning for people in Hailey

  Hailey officials are warning residents Wednesday not to drink water until they boil it. A water main break has caused water pressure to lower. When pressure lowers it allows for the possible contamination of water. What should residents do? DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Boiled or bottled water should be…MORE

Boise Police officer accused of rape

Boise Police officer accused of rape

  A Boise Police officer is accused of rape. The Ada County Sheriff’s Office says Eric Simunich forced himself on the victim, whom he had met the day before, and had illegal sexual contact with her at a home in Eagle. The investigation began after the victim called 911 on Monday morning. He has been…MORE

Idaho Power is releasing over 78,000 rainbow trout this month.

Idaho Power is releasing over 78,000 rainbow trout this month.

Idaho Power is releasing over 78,000 rainbow trout this month. If you catch one with a metal jaw tag, you can be entered in a drawing for $1,000 dollars. About 52,000 fish will go to C.J. Strike Reservoir, south of Mountain Home. The releases will be split between the Cottonwood Park boat launch and the…MORE

Boise River float route cleanup event along the Boise Greenbelt October 26th

Boise River float route cleanup event along the Boise Greenbelt October 26th

  Idaho Public Land Conservation Group, 43rd Exposure, is scheduled to host a Boise River float route cleanup event along the Boise Greenbelt. What: Boise-based public land conservation group, 43rd Exposure, will host a Boise River cleanup focused on the summer float route spanning from Barber Park to Ann Morrison Park. The event will feature…MORE

Kidnapping suspect shot and killed after chase through Elmore County

Kidnapping suspect shot and killed after chase through Elmore County

  A man, wanted in Twin Falls, was shot and killed Tuesday after a wild chase through Elmore County. The man was initially pulled over by Ada County deputies at 11 a.m. for a routine traffic stop, but, he drove off and got away. The suspect was spotted in Elmore County and was chased by…MORE

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Blogs

Pauly Shore visits with Kasper and Chris

Pauly Shore visits with Kasper and Chris

Pauly Shore visits with Kasper and Chris Pauly Shore is an American actor, comedian and filmmaker best known for his roles in several comedy films in the 1990s. Shore began as a stand up comedian at the age of 17, before becoming an MTV VJ in 1989.   Hear the full interview in the Kasper…

BLOG: Broncos Running Game a Concern?

BLOG: Broncos Running Game a Concern?

Broncos Running Game a Concern? By: Rick Worthington As of today, the Boise State Broncos are a perfect 4-0 and ranked #16 in the country. That is great news, considering the Broncos are off this week and have a chance to get healthier. But, there are some big differences between this Boise State football team…

UPDATED BLOG: Pay to Play in California Could Cripple Boise State Recruiting

UPDATED BLOG: Pay to Play in California Could Cripple Boise State Recruiting

UPDATE:  Pay to Play in California Could Cripple Boise State Recruiting BLOG by Rick Worthington UPDATED: 9/30/19   The state of California made history Monday when Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law a bill that will enable college athletes to sign endorsement deals and hire agents while protecting their collegiate eligibility. Senate Bill 206 has been in…

Marshall University, a respectable opponent

Marshall University, a respectable opponent

Marshall University, Friday night’s Boise State football opponent, is most famous for one thing: a plane crash that happened in 1970. You know about it if you saw the 2006 movie “We Are Marshall” or the documentary “Marshall University: Ashes to Glory” from 2000. The Marshall Thundering Herd football team was returning from a 17-14…