Category Archives: Local News

First payment due December 20 for 2019 Nampa & Meridian Irrigation Taxes

First payment due December 20 for 2019 Nampa & Meridian Irrigation Taxes

The deadline for more than 41,000 Treasure Valley property owners to pay their 2019 irrigation tax bill is just two weeks away, officials with Nampa & Meridian Irrigation District said today. The irrigation tax bill must be paid by December 20. Property owners have the option of paying the taxes in full or in two…MORE

The National Fire Protection Association released Christmas tree fire prevention tips

The National Fire Protection Association released Christmas tree fire prevention tips

Forgetting to keep your Christmas tree watered could have deadly consequences, according to the National Fire Protection Association. According to the NFPA, nearly 160 house fires per year are sparked by Christmas trees. These fires caused an average of three deaths, 15 injuries, and $10 million in direct property damage annually, the NFPA said. A…MORE

Road Project Moving Forward to Widen Ten Mile Road from Ustick to McMillan

Road Project Moving Forward to Widen Ten Mile Road from Ustick to McMillan

  A $6 million project to widen Ten Mile Road from Ustick to McMillan roads in Meridian is moving forward. On Wednesday, the Ada County Highway District approved the project in a consent agenda. The new construction will widen Ten Mile Road to two lanes in each direction and a center turn lane. The project…MORE

Boise State Football Claims Several MWC Awards

Boise State Football Claims Several MWC Awards

  Boise State claimed three of the Mountain West’s five major football awards and had 17 players named to all-conference teams. STUD end Curtis Weaver is the second Bronco to be chosen as the league’s defensive player of the year, joining current Dallas Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch. Cornerback/punt returner Avery Williams is the first…MORE

Erpelding now with Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce

Erpelding now with Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce

  Just a month before the start of the legislative session, Idaho House Minority Leader Mat Erpelding, resigned from the Legislature. But, we now know more about his future plans…. Erpelding’s resignation is effective Friday. He’s taking a job as the new vice president of government and community relations with the Boise Metro Chamber of…MORE

Idaho cuts and simplifies 75 percent of rules in one year, becomes least-regulated state in country

Idaho cuts and simplifies 75 percent of rules in one year, becomes least-regulated state in country

Governor Brad Little joined members of the Idaho Legislature in announcing today that Idaho surpassed South Dakota in becoming the least-regulated state in the country by cutting and simplifying 75 percent of regulatory rules in one year. “Idaho’s conservative approach to governing has truly transformed the state’s administrative code into a set of regulations that…MORE

The runoff election results are in for Caldwell’s City Council Seat No. 6

The runoff election results are in for Caldwell’s City Council Seat No. 6

In Tuesday’s runoff election for Caldwell’s City Council Seat No. 6, former Idaho State Senator John McGee was the winner, with 60% of the vote, over Evangeline Beechler. McGee talked with 670 KBOI after the win and said the city of Caldwell really has some momentum going right now in regards to attracting people, including…MORE

Boise has a new Mayor

Boise has a new Mayor

The voters have spoken, and after the runoff election, Boise has a new Mayor. In Tuesday’s voting Laura McLean received 65% of the vote, compared to 35% for incumbent Dave Bieter. Following her win, McLean called 670 KBOI and said the first thing she’ll be doing is to start working with Mayor Bieter and his…MORE

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Blogs

BLOG: Coach Harsin and “Twitiots”

BLOG: Coach Harsin and “Twitiots”

  Coach Harsin and “Twitiots” By Rick Worthington Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin discussed social media criticism – specifically on Twitter – during his weekly press conference Monday. Coach Harsin coined the phrase “Twitiots” during the presser. It was quite a rant, and to a man, I’m pleased to see coach Harsin defending his…

Halloween Blog: Candy Corn – YUCK!

Halloween Blog: Candy Corn – YUCK!

Halloween Blog: Candy Corn – YUCK! By Rick Worthington 10/31/19 Let me just go ahead and get this out of the way. Candy corn is gross. If you give out candy corn on Halloween, kids are leaving your house upset. Little Jimmy and Suzzy are complaining to Mom and Dad, and your neighbors are embarrassed…

I Love Mike Kasper…But Sometimes He’s Just…Wrong

I Love Mike Kasper…But Sometimes He’s Just…Wrong

While some may celebrate Meridian’s dedication to automotive safety by passing a “Hands Free Ordinance”, I do not. Driving any automobile is dangerous. Distractions are abound. Be it inside or outside the car. Screaming kids, eating, makeup application, shaving, pets, and your radio (not us, everyone else) to name a few from the inside. Then…

Isn’t It About Time We Ban Hand Held Devices While Driving in Every Idaho City?

Isn’t It About Time We Ban Hand Held Devices While Driving in Every Idaho City?

After weeks of debate and public hearings, The Meridian City Council has approved an ordinance that prohibits the use of mobile devices and cellphones while driving within Meridian city limits. The ordinance passed Tuesday night (10/22). But it didn’t pass easily. It required Mayor Tammy deWeerd to cast the tie-breaking vote. The ban goes into…