Category Archives: Local News

Date for Lori Vallow Daybell’s arraignment scheduled

Date for Lori Vallow Daybell’s arraignment scheduled

The district court arraignment for Lori Vallow Daybell is scheduled for the afternoon of Aug. 27. Daybell waived her preliminary hearing last week, moving her case automatically to the district court. Daybell is facing two felony counts of conspiracy to conceal, alter or destroy evidence in Fremont County. The charges came after investigators discovered on…MORE

Idaho housing authorities receive $1.1 million in funding

Idaho housing authorities receive $1.1 million in funding

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said Monday that Idaho housing authorities have received $1.1 million in funding to assist during the COVID-19 pandemic. HUD says the the funding will be used to help low income families using House Choice vouchers. CBS 2 News reports, the funding was made available via the CARES…MORE

Caldwell School District to begin the new academic year online

Caldwell School District to begin the new academic year online

  Students in the Caldwell School District won’t be heading back to the classroom at the end of the month. On Monday, the Caldwell School District board approved a recommendation to begin the new academic year online for students through at least Oct. 2. A decision will be made Sept. 21 whether conditions have improved…MORE

Mountain West postpones fall sports season

Mountain West postpones fall sports season

    Boise State University won’t be suiting up for sports this fall. The Mountain West Conference on Monday announced an “indefinite postponement” to its fall sports lineup due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns. CBS2 reports the indefinite postponement affects men’s and women’s cross country, football, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball. “Despite everything that has been…MORE

New COVID-19 crisis counseling hotline offers support to struggling Idahoans 

New COVID-19 crisis counseling hotline offers support to struggling Idahoans 

As Idahoans identify the many impacts of COVID-19, the need increases for behavioral health support, food security, housing, and other services. The Division of Behavioral Health in the Department of Health and Welfare and in conjunction with the Idaho Office of Emergency Management is pleased to announce that the COVID Help Now Line offers statewide…MORE

First wave of Idaho Air National Guard members return home from deployment

First wave of Idaho Air National Guard members return home from deployment

  The first wave of Idaho Air National Guard members returned from their mission in Southwest Asia over the weekend. More than 120 members of the Idaho Air National Guard returned home to Gowen Field after supporting overseas contingency missions in Southwest Asia. However, this special homecoming was handled a bit differently because of the…MORE

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

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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…