Category Archives: Local News

Crush the Curve Idaho opening a mobile testing site in Eagle

Crush the Curve Idaho opening a mobile testing site in Eagle

Crush the Curve Idaho will open a new testing site in Eagle due to a major spike in COVID-19 cases. The non-profit organization, saw a large spike in people completing their online COVID-19 assessment questionnaire about two weeks ago noting symptoms and/or recent exposure to an infected individual. KIVI-TV reported at the time that Crush…MORE

Your Fitbit may predict COVID-19 symptoms before they start

Your Fitbit may predict COVID-19 symptoms before they start

Roughly 40 million people are estimated to wear a fitness tracker of some kind. Now one of those brands, Fitbit, has teamed up with researchers to try and predict COVID-19 symptoms before they start. Dr. Michael Snyder with Stanford University’s School of Medicine says they were first able to use the technology to help them…MORE

New COVID-19 cases in Idaho have increased significantly

New COVID-19 cases in Idaho have increased significantly

This 3 day holiday weekend saw a huge increase in new COVID-19 cases in Idaho. On Friday we added 401 new cases, on Saturday 376, and on Sunday 363. The Gem state now has 7,733 total cases and 93 deaths. Last week, Ada County was once again the hot spot for new cases in Idaho…MORE

City of Boise to require face masks in public starting on July 4th

City of Boise to require face masks in public starting on July 4th

  City of Boise to require face masks in public beginning on July 4   Boise mayor Lauren McLean will now require everyone in the city limits to wear masks while in public beginning on July 4. In a lengthy statement issued Thursday afternoon, Boise mayor Lauren McLean says the public health emergency order goes…MORE

Idaho Department of Labor continues to process claims

Idaho Department of Labor continues to process claims

  After three months of long wait times for unemployment claims to be processed, the Idaho Department of Labor has cleared 85% of the pending requests for funds. The department has cleared a majority of the 42,000 pending claims, and it expects to work through the remaining pending claims by mid-July. The Idaho Press reports,…MORE

Fireworks canceled for Eagle Fun Days

Fireworks canceled for Eagle Fun Days

  The City of Eagle announced in May that Eagle Fun Days would be modified due to growing concerns of the pandemic. The last straw was pulled Wednesday when the city announced the fireworks show would now be canceled too. CBS 2 News Reports, the drive-in style event was planned to allow for social distancing. However, with…MORE

McCall City Council passes order requiring masks

McCall City Council passes order requiring masks

  Here is something you need to know if you are planning a weekend trip to McCall. McCall City Council passed an order Wednesday requiring masks be worn in public starting at midnight. During the meeting, McCall’s chief of police suggested adding a $100 fine so his officers could first educate and then enforce if…MORE

Monday 7/6/20: 1,140 new cases reported during 3 day holiday weekend

Monday 7/6/20: 1,140 new cases reported during 3 day holiday weekend

Monday 7/6/2020 Over the 3 day holiday weekend there was a significant increase in new COVID-19 cases in Idaho. Between Friday and Sunday, 1,140 new cases were reported. On Friday we added 401 new cases, on Saturday 376, and on Sunday 363. The Gem state now has a total of 7,733 cases and 93 deaths. The…MORE

State of Idaho’s bid to stay Reclaim Idaho decision is denied

State of Idaho’s bid to stay Reclaim Idaho decision is denied

  A federal judge has denied a motion from Gov. Brad Little and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney to stay his ruling granting Reclaim Idaho a second shot at qualifying its school funding initiative for the November ballot. Reclaim Idaho filed an expedited motion Monday afternoon, which asks the court to enforce its order by…MORE

New hands-free law in Idaho goes into effect today

New hands-free law in Idaho goes into effect today

  Today is a big day in Idaho, as some new laws will go into effect. Idaho drivers go hands-free starting today – July 1st. That means, no more holding devices while behind the wheel. The new Idaho State code prohibits all use of devices while driving. That includes while stopped at a red light…MORE

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Blogs

Worthington BLOG: Racism is more common than you think

Worthington BLOG: Racism is more common than you think

  Racism is more common than you think 6/4/20   By: Rick Worthington I guess this is as good a time as any to admit, the #BLM rallies in Idaho and the rioting in other areas has me thinking more about racism than I have in years. Let us speak honestly. Racism exists, and it is…

Worthington BLOG: Don’t Judge Me For Opening My Business Early

Worthington BLOG: Don’t Judge Me For Opening My Business Early

Worthington BLOG: Don’t Judge Me For Opening My Business Early 5/13/20 By Rick Worthington I’m not one to rebel or clash against the government. I believe in the rule of law, and abide by the law as best I can…for the most part. Yes, I’ve had a speeding ticket in my lifetime. I mean, I’ve…

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 4

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 4

  Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 4 By Rick Worthington 4/8/20 The Worthington family continues to practice social distancing, as we have for a month now! I think at this point, we are all going a little crazy, and I don’t just mean my family. I miss people I don’t normally miss! Anybody else? As…

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 3

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 3

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Self Quarantine Week 3 By Rick Worthington 4/3/20 It’s no longer a “Self Quarantine!” Just to recap – my family and I began to “self quarantine” on March 13th. Today is April 3rd, and so much has happened in the last 3 weeks. I’ll start with some personal stuff. (also something I…