Category Archives: Local News

Gas prices jump in Idaho by 12 cents in last week

Gas prices jump in Idaho by 12 cents in last week

  Gas prices continue an upswing in Idaho…with another 12 cent per gallon increase last week. That increase was in addition to the 16 cents per gallon increase the week of May 11…the biggest in the nation for that period. As more people gradually do get back to traveling for work, or even recreation, demand…MORE

Middleton cancels parade but still plans to have 4th of July fireworks

Middleton cancels parade but still plans to have 4th of July fireworks

  Independence Day is just six weeks away and Treasure Valley communities are already planning how to celebrate without compromising people’s health. As communities continue to recover from the first wave of the coronavirus, leaders are deciding how best to celebrate upcoming holidays. In Middleton, the story’s no different. With social distancing still a top…MORE

YMCA facilities begin to reopen

YMCA facilities begin to reopen

  YMCA facilities in the Treasure Valley began reopened to members yesterday. The reopening process is happening in phases, and members will notice several changes to increase safety, including cleaning protocols and social distancing. Members and staff are asked to do wellness self-assessment before entering a YMCA location. If you have any symptoms related to…MORE

Idaho Fishers: $50,000 of reward money is swimming in Lake Pend Oreille

Idaho Fishers: $50,000 of reward money is swimming in Lake Pend Oreille

Yes you read correctly, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game announced there is $50,000 in reward money swimming in Lake Pend Oreille. Anglers can catch and turn in tagged walleye heads to the Fish & Game freezers for a cash prize reward. CBS2 reports nearly 200 people participated in the first season and took…MORE

Boise Bicycle Project’s goathead collection project starts on June 1

Boise Bicycle Project’s goathead collection project starts on June 1

Boise Bicycle Project (BBP) is looking for help from the community to collect four tons of goatheads from June 1 to August 1, 2020. Over the past two years, BBP has collected over eight tons of goatheads in the Treasure Valley. KIVI-TV reports goathead hotspots, like the Wylie Apartments and Jefferson Elementary, have seen a…MORE

City of Boise will resume orange EnergyBags program after peer review

City of Boise will resume orange EnergyBags program after peer review

The City of Boise says it’s planning to resume its orange EnergyBags program after it went on hiatus in March. CBS2 reports the city says it’s now supportive of the bags being sent to a Utah cement manufacturing facility after the city says data shows that the bags used as fuel results in “improved environmental…MORE

Boise State University announces they will offer in-person and online courses

Boise State University announces they will offer in-person and online courses

  Boise State University announced Friday that it will be offering classes in a combination of in-person and online courses as the nation moves toward reopening, but with an eye on slowing the spread of COVID-19. Thru a press release, Boise State says in order to teach in person with physical distancing, small classes will…MORE

Middleton school board to hold special meeting this week to address labor negotiation error

Middleton school board to hold special meeting this week to address labor negotiation error

  A local teachers’ union says the Middleton school board violated open meetings law with a closed-door discussion of labor negotiations. Middleton district spokeswoman Vickie Holbrook says Trustees plan to correct the error this week. The Idaho Press reports, the issue came to light when Middleton Education Association leaders filed a grievance with the board…MORE

Idaho’s deadline to request an absentee ballot EXTENDED to Tuesday, May 26

Idaho’s deadline to request an absentee ballot EXTENDED to Tuesday, May 26

  Idaho’s deadline to request an absentee ballot was extended until May 26. Judge B. Lynn Winmill, U.S. Courts, District of Idaho ruled in favor that the deadline must be extended following complaints that people did not have adequate means or time to request the ballot. Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney sent a letter…MORE

Two people in Twin Falls County died from COVID-19

Two people in Twin Falls County died from COVID-19

There were 61 new cases of COVID-19 Friday. Idaho is now reporting 2,595 cases. Two people died today, both in Twin Falls County. There have been 79 fatalities in Idaho due to the virus. 1,008 tests were completed today. In total, 40,370 tests have been administered. Out of the 2,595 cases 1,735 have recovered.MORE

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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…

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Self Quarantine Week 2

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Self Quarantine Week 2

  Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Self Quarantine – Week 2 By Rick Worthington 3/24/20 If you did not read my Week 1 Quarantine blog, you can do so HERE.  My family and I began our self quarantine on March 13th. Since then, my wife and girls have been outside to walk around the neighborhood a few…