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Monday 062022

Idaho’s congressional delegation has received hundreds of thousands of dollars of support from gun rights organizations and has stayed mostly quiet on the topic of new gun safety and gun control proposals now making their way through the U.S. Congress.  The four men who represent Idahoans in the U.S. House and Senate have yet to comment on new firearms policies.

The man who won a $1 million jackpot from the Idaho Lottery just claimed his winnings after the ticket had been sitting on his counter for 168 days!  According to the Idaho Lottery, Ketchum Resident Mike Lloyd bought the ticket back in October 2021. Lloyd never checked the ticket and didn't realize he was the winner until three months ago. Even then, he still didn't claim the prize because he was "getting his financial affairs in order."

The nearly two dozen books the Nampa school board voted last month to remove from its libraries will continue to be stored until the board comes up with a more formal process for challenged books.  The board voted to keep the banned books in the district’s warehouse and revisit them once a process is in place.  Trustee Brook Taylor, who made the motion, also said board members would be provided with a copy of the books to read upon their request.

The Gem County Sheriff’s Office said yesterday they have found the body of missing man, Everette Jackson.  A volunteer located Jackson approximately two miles downstream from where he was last seen on the Payette River.

The Bureau of Land Management has approved the Idaho Army National Guard to conduct military training on an additional 44 square miles of Federal and State land located west of Mountain Home and adjacent to the existing Orchard Combat Training Center.  The BLM decision authorizes rights-of-way for the expanded military training area.

The U.S. is adding $103 million this year for wildfire risk reduction and burned-area rehabilitation throughout the country as well as establishing an interagency wildland firefighter health and well-being program.  Interior Secretary Deb Haaland made the announcement following a briefing on this year’s wildfire season at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise.

SPORTS

In legion baseball from Friday in a double header the Twin Falls Cowboys took the win over the Staton Crushers in both games.  In the first game it was 7 to 3 and in the second 5 to 4.  In the A league the Twin Falls hawks defeated the cowboys 15 to 14 and 16 to 1.

Over the weekend the fourth annual Twin Falls father’s day pickle ball tournament took place at frontier park.  145 participants from the area were in attendance.  In case you are interested in participating there is training every Tuesday night at 6 pm at Frontier park. 

Boise State track and field 800-meter national champion Kristie Schoffield was named the West Region Women's Track Athlete of the Year.  Each of the nine regions honored both gender's top track and field athletes as well as the top men's and women's head coaches and assistant coaches. Schoffield is just the third woman in Bronco track and field history, second in outdoor, to earn the award. During the final of the women's 800m, Schoffield clocked a Mountain West record, school record and PR time of 2:01.09 to win the event and earn her sixth-career All-America honor.

WEATHER

Today:  Sunny, with a high near 68. West wind 13 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Mostly clear, with a low around 45. West northwest wind 6 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight.

 

Tuesday:  Sunny, with a high near 78. Light and variable wind becoming east northeast around 6 mph in the morning.

Tuesday Night:  Clear, with a low around 49. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph after midnight.

 

Wednesday:  Sunny, with a high near 85. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming north in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 51.

 

Thursday:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 90.

Thursday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

 

Friday:  Sunny, with a high near 87.

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

 

Saturday:  Sunny, with a high near 89.

Saturday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 59.

 

Sunday:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 90.