Category Archives: Local News

Vote early Ada County here’s how

Vote early Ada County here’s how

EARLY VOTING Ada County provides voters with opportunities to cast their ballot before Election Day, either by voting during the early voting period or requesting an absentee ballot and voting by mail. This allows voters to participate in the election process, even if they are not present during Election Day. How to Vote Absentee by…MORE

Central District Health Board considers less than 10 social gatherings

Central District Health Board considers less than 10 social gatherings

CDH considers prohibiting social gatherings over 10 people A recent White House report for Idaho, that put the state in the ‘red zone’ based on several factors and data points, recommended limiting social gathering sizes to 10 or fewer people. Through a review of case investigations, Central District Health disease investigators determined that gatherings, such…MORE

Kid City Camps designed for working parents

Kid City Camps designed for working parents

The City of Boise Parks and Recreation is partnering with Boise School District to host Kid City Camps at five community centers for the fall. The camps will host children going into first through sixth grades while in-person school is canceled due to COVID-19. The program is specifically designed for working parents who do not…MORE

Red Flag Warning in Southwestern Idaho thru 6pm Friday

Red Flag Warning in Southwestern Idaho thru 6pm Friday

  Once again – we have a Red Flag Warning today. A weather system has moved into the area, bringing wind and warm air into southwestern Idaho. The National Weather Service says there is a chance we could see a thunderstorm by this afternoon, and that is where the real trouble lies. Lightning strikes, coupled…MORE

Boise man sentenced on child porn charges

Boise man sentenced on child porn charges

  A Boise man was sentenced for producing child pornography and sexual battery. Darin Odgen will serve up to 30 years in prison for sexual crimes against a minor. He was arrested in September of 2018 for charges of lewd conduct, sexual battery with a minor, and production of sexually exploitative material of a child.…MORE

CWI plans for upcoming fall semester

CWI plans for upcoming fall semester

  The College of Western Idaho is planning to offer a combination of in-person and online learning for its upcoming fall semester, beginning Aug. 24th. CWI is reducing its maximum capacity for its classrooms by about 50% to maintain social distancing. Masks will be required for all students and employees while on campus, unless an…MORE

It’s all about masks

It’s all about masks

About Masks A mask may not protect the wearer, but it may keep the wearer from spreading the virus to others. COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice (e.g., while shouting, chanting, or singing). These droplets can land in the mouths or…MORE

Friday deadline to Add/Drop Boise Online School in Boise School District

Friday deadline to Add/Drop Boise Online School in Boise School District

In a Special Board Meeting held on August 4, 2020, members of the Boise School Board voted unanimously to begin the 2020-2021 school year virtually for all Boise School District students after considering guidance from medical professionals, a recommendation from Central District Health, a recommendation from the Boise School District administration, as well as oral…MORE

Idaho directing millions of dollars to the safe reopening of schools

Idaho directing millions of dollars to the safe reopening of schools

Governor Brad Little emphasized once again Thursday (8/6/2020) the importance of getting Idaho students back into schools for in-person instruction while highlighting the millions of dollars the state has directed to schools for safe reopening. “The unprecedented amount of money we’re directing to the safe reopening of schools is helping to make schools safe places…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…