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The last week of spring is feeling more like summer with temperatures hitting the triple digits.  Yesterday both Twin Falls and Mountain Home experienced record breaking temperatures.  In Twin Falls it was officially 99 degrees breaking the record set back in 2018 of 91.  In Mountain Home the temperature was 102 beating the record of 101 set back in 1959.  The rest of the week is looking hot with highs in the upper 80’s to Mid 90’s.

The Idaho fish and game has issued a fish salvage order for the Richfield Canal and the Big Wood River below the dam because irrigation water is being turned off due to drought conditions.  In the specific areas bag and possession limits have been removed.  A license to fish is still required.

A 35 year old Burley man was injured after losing control of his vehicle.  Brice Hamann was westbound on I-86 west of American Falls in a pickup when he drove off the road.  The vehicle overturned and he was ejected from the vehicle.  Hamman and his passenger were both taken for medical treatment in Pocatello. 

Many Idahoans could be eligible for discounted broadband service through the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.  The $3.2 billion program provides temporary financial assistance of up to $50 per month for broadband internet service plans. A discount of $100 on equipment such as a laptop, desktop computer or tablet is also available to qualifying individuals. 

Idaho’s newest federal magistrate judge, Raymond Patricco Jr., has been sworn in during a brief ceremony at the federal courthouse in Boise.  Chief District Judge David Nye said a more formal swearing-in ceremony with pomp and circumstance will be held at a later date, but Friday’s event allowed Patricco to get right to work presiding over his first hearing that afternoon. 

Saturday evening a boat on Murtaugh lake crashed and sunk into the water.  The Twin Falls County sheriff’s office said the operator of the boat hit some rocks at high speed. There were no reports of any serious injury.  


Local high school rodeo participants from District 6 are headed to the nationals after competing in the 2021 Idaho High School Rodeo Association State finals.  Wyatt Lyman ranked number 1 in the Saddle Broncs.  Teely Bott picked up 1st place for Barrel racing. Wes Shaw is 3rd place in Steer Wrestling.  Luke Dalton is 4th in Tie down Roping.  In Bull Riding Tennessee Owens picked up honors and Joe Zebarth is number 1 for Boys Cutting.  Those finishing in the top four will head to  National High School finals in Lincoln Nebrasska.



Today:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 96. West southwest wind 5 to 13 mph becoming east northeast in the afternoon.

Tonight:  Mostly clear, with a low around 62. South southwest wind 6 to 11 mph.


Tuesday:  Sunny, with a high near 88. West southwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night:  Clear, with a low around 54. Northwest wind 9 to 11 mph becoming west southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.


Wednesday:  Sunny, with a high near 86. West southwest wind 8 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 55.


Thursday:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 91.

Thursday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 58.


Friday:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 95.

Friday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 62.


Saturday:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 97.

Saturday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 63.


Sunday:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 93.