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Friday 061821

A three semi-truck pileup yesterday just after 1 sent one person to the hospital and shut down freeway traffic near Hazelton for about 4 hours.  Police say an eastbound truck hauling potatoes failed to slow down in the construction zone and collided with a truck load of lumber.  The collision pushed that truck into the rear of the third semi-truck.  The collision scattered cargo from the three in both eastbound and westbound traffic lanes and spilled over into the nearby frontage road. 

The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation is suing Idaho Gov. Brad Little and state wildlife officials in federal court, contending the state has wrongly denied the tribe hunting rights guaranteed by the 1868 Treaty of Fort Bridger.  The lawsuit asks a judge to declare that the Northwestern Band is protected under the treaty.

The Idaho State Board of Education says higher education institutions no longer have to require entrance exams for admissions.  The board formally approved the change during a meeting Wednesday. 

One person was killed and another seriously injured late yesterday afternoon following a crash in the mountains southwest of Lava Hot Springs.  Idaho State police say a Sandy Utah woman was on a ATV on Smith Canyon Road when she lost control.  She died at the scene.  Her passenger was taken by air ambulance for treatment.

Idaho will observe the new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery, Gov. Brad Little said in a proclamation issued yesterday.  Little said the state will recognize Juneteenth, or June 19, as required by Idaho law when a new federal holiday is created.  Little said state offices will be closed today because the holiday falls on a Saturday this year.

Idaho will support Texas and Arizona in sending help to secure the border in the federal government’s absence.  Idaho Governor Brad Little said he would be sending law enforcement help.  Idaho State Police is working with the governor’s staff to evaluate resources.

SPORTS

The Mountain West champion will now be playing in a bowl game named after a late night host.  The Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl is slated for December 18 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, marking the first college football game at the second-year stadium.  The game pits the No. 1 team from the Mountain West against the No. 5 team from the Pac-12 Conference.

Pickleball anyone?  Southern Idaho is stepping up to the game.  The third annual Twin Falls Pickleball Association Father’s Day Bash Tournament kicked off yesterday at Frontier Park.  Tournament officials say they have about 140 players. This is about 45 more players than the first year of the event.  The event aims to raise money to help fund amenities around the six courts currently at Frontier Park. The tournament has drawn people from as far as Nevada and Utah this year.

Pro Bowl Linebacker and Former Boise State Linebacker Leighton Vander Esch is spending some time in Idaho for his annual youth football camp.  The dallas cowboy will be in Boise tomorrow for the camp set to begin at 9 am at Bishop Kelly High School. It’s for children ages 6 to 16.

WEATHER

Fire Weather Watch

  • Goose Creek and Raft River Valley, Southern Sawtooth NF, Twin Falls BLM south of the Snake River, ID

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 410, 411, 413 BELOW 6000 FEET, 425 AND 427 BELOW 7000 FEET... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 427 BELOW 7000 FT... * AFFECTED AREA...Fire Weather Zone 427 Goose Creek and Raft River Valley/Southern Sawtooth NF/Twin Falls BLM south of the Snake River. * WINDS...Northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 25 to 35 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...12 to 17 percent. * IMPACTS...Strong winds and low humidity coupled with dry fuels will create critical fire weather conditions.

  • Middle Snake River Valley, Twin Falls BLM north of the Snake River, ID
  • Upper Snake River Valley, Idaho Falls BLM, ID

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 410, 411, 413 BELOW 6000 FEET, 425 AND 427 BELOW 7000 FEET... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 410 AND 425... * AFFECTED AREA...Fire Weather Zone 410 Upper Snake River Valley/Idaho Falls BLM and Fire Weather Zone 425 Middle Snake River Valley/Twin Falls BLM north of the Snake River. * WINDS...West 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 30 to 40 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...9 to 15 percent. * IMPACTS...Strong winds and low humidity coupled with dry fuels will create critical fire weather conditions.

Today:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 94. South southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Tonight:  Mostly clear, with a low around 62. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

 

Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 93. West wind 6 to 14 mph.

Saturday Night:  Clear, with a low around 61. West southwest wind 8 to 15 mph.

 

Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 89. West wind 10 to 14 mph.

Sunday Night:  Clear, with a low around 55.

 

Monday:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 92.

Monday Night:  Clear, with a low around 61.

 

Tuesday:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 98.

Tuesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 64.

 

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

Wednesday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

 

Thursday:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 92.