Category Archives: Local News

N. Idaho Couple to Appeal EPA and Judge’s Ruling to 9th Circuit

N. Idaho Couple to Appeal EPA and Judge’s Ruling to 9th Circuit

San Francisco (670 KBOI News) – A North Idaho coupe who have been fighting for years to build a home on their property near Priest Lake are appealing an Idaho judge’s ruling to the 9th Circuit Court. Tony Francois with the Pacific Legal Foundation, represents Mike and Chantell Sackett…he says (Idaho federal) Judge Edward Lodge recently…MORE

Lawmaker: Feds May Have the Solution to Hemp Legalization in Idaho

Lawmaker: Feds May Have the Solution to Hemp Legalization in Idaho

Boise (670 KBOI News) – Hemp still isn’t legal in Idaho…not to cultivate, not to transport, nothing. The 2019 Legislature failed to pass bills to legalize hemp cultivation, and even a last-minute bill to at least make it legal to transport across the state. Midvale Representative Judy Boyle says those farmers who want to grow hemp…MORE

E-cigarettes and vaping soon to be banned in some Boise areas

E-cigarettes and vaping soon to be banned in some Boise areas

  E-cigarettes and vaping will soon be banned in the same places as traditional cigarettes in Boise. On Tuesday night, Boise City Council voted unanimously in favor of moving ahead with an ordinance that would add the increasingly popular devices to the city’s Smokefree Air Act and ban their use in many public areas. This…MORE

Boise City Council votes to contribute more funds to Valley Regional Transit

Boise City Council votes to contribute more funds to Valley Regional Transit

  With the Treasure Valley’s roads packed with cars, Boise is looking to public transit to help people get to where they need to go. On Tuesday, Boise City Council voted to contribute more funds to Valley Regional Transit and change the city’s strategy for contributing to the system in the hopes of bringing public…MORE

Portions of greenbelt experience minor flooding

Portions of greenbelt experience minor flooding

  A portion of the Boise River Greenbelt is experiencing localized flooding in Eagle after flows were recently increased on the Boise River. Flows will be increasing to 5,450 cubic feet per second through Friday. Flood stage for the Boise River is 7,000 cfs. At this point, there is no predicting when this portion of…MORE

Hemp Truck Driver Pleads Not Guilty

Hemp Truck Driver Pleads Not Guilty

Boise (670 KBOI News) – The truck driver arrested for hauling what state troopers say was marijuana, but he says was hemp, is scheduled to go on trial in October. According to the Idaho Statesman, Denis Palamarchuk of Portland pleaded not guilty at his arraignment this afternoon. He was arrested in January at the east Boise…MORE

Bail Set for Three Suspects in Deadly Bench Shooting

Bail Set for Three Suspects in Deadly Bench Shooting

Boise (670 KBOI News) – Bail is set for the three suspects in Monday’s deadly shooting on the Boise Bench. According to the Idaho Press, Anthony Alcala, Taja Ra McMurtrey-Winn, and Jessica Lee Perez had their initial appearances — via video link — in court this afternoon. Judge Cheri Copsey set bail for Alcala at $1…MORE

Boise State and City of Boise negotiate new stadium plans

Boise State and City of Boise negotiate new stadium plans

  Over a year after deciding to step out on its own to build a baseball stadium, Boise State University is ready to negotiate to join the proposed Boise sports park project. In a Monday afternoon press release, the school laid out a series of requirements the city of Boise and Atlanta-based developer Greenstone Properties…MORE

Boise River flows set to increase today

Boise River flows set to increase today

  Flows on the Boise River will continue to increase throughout the week, according to the Army Corps of Engineers. Beginning today (Tuesday), flows will increase 500 cubic feet per second through Friday until the river reaches 5,450 cfs. The river is currently flowing around 3,450 cfs at the Glenwood Bridge gauge. The increase in…MORE

Monday shooting suspects arrested and victim Identified

Monday shooting suspects arrested and victim Identified

  We now know more about the victim in Monday’s shooting. A memorial is outside the residence where Briana Martinez was shot and killed, and two others wounded early Monday morning. The circumstances surrounding Briana being shot and killed are not known at this time. Anthony Alcala has been charged with Murder in the 2nd…MORE

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We Need Walter Cronkite Now More than Ever

We Need Walter Cronkite Now More than Ever

Most of us, who are over the age of 40 remember the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite. At one time, Walter Cronkite, was not just the most trusted name in news, he was the most trusted person in America. Cronkite anchored the CBS evening news from 1962 till 1981. His nightly news program averaged…

Spring football fans are true fans

Spring football fans are true fans

Football fans love to sit in judgment.  It’s part of the fun of watching the game.  When a pass play doesn’t work, it’s fun to turn to the guy next to you and say, “I don’t understand why they’re not running the ball.”  When a running play goes nowhere, it’s fun to say, “They should…

Worthington BLOG: Should I Leave the Republican Party?

Worthington BLOG: Should I Leave the Republican Party?

Worthington BLOG: Should I Leave the Republican Party? Rick Worthington 4/3/19   I look at the “old republican guard” and it’s refusal to modernize and catch up with the rest of the country. I find new blood and new ideas are badly needed. I support government that it is accountable to the people and does…

Worthington BLOG: Better days ahead for Boise State Men’s Basketball

Worthington BLOG: Better days ahead for Boise State Men’s Basketball

  Better days ahead for Boise State Men’s Basketball Blog by Rick Worthington I hope at the end of the season we don’t hear Boise State hoops fans calling for Leon Rice’s job. We will all agree this season has been far short of the standard set by Rice and his staff over the last…