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Tuesday 062122

Despite skyrocketing gas prices AAA predicts the Fourth of July holiday will go out with a bang this year, as nearly 48 million Americans, including 285,000 Idahoans, take a trip to see family and fireworks over the long weekend.  That’s more than 14% of the population.  AAA projects a nearly 4% increase in travel, or 1.7 million additional people, from a year ago, with volumes nearly reaching pre-pandemic levels. 

After 20-cent and 18-cent jumps in the last two weeks, soaring Idaho gas prices slowed this week, while the national average reversed course – at least temporarily.  AAA says that the current average price for regular in the Gem State is $5.17 per gallon, which is seven cents more than a week ago and 57 cents more than a month ago.  Meanwhile, the U.S. average is $4.98, which is three cents less than a week ago and 39 cents more than a month ago.

Mondelēz International has made moves to acquire Clif Bar & Company, a US-based maker of energy bars, for US$2.9 billion.  The company will continue to manufacture its products in its facilities in Twin Falls and Indianapolis, Indiana.

Residents in 38 Idaho counties can estimate their 2022 property taxes by using a calculator on the Idaho State Tax Commission’s website.  To use the estimator, you’ll need the net taxable property value and tax code area information listed on your property tax assessment notice.  Estimates may not include levies for new taxing districts and recent voter-approved fund.

Today starting at noon, the Idaho Transportation Department is seeking public comment on the future of electric vehicle charging stations in the Gem State.  ITD is inviting area municipalities, residents, and business owners to provide them feedback on where they should be built, with special consideration given to Idaho interstates and highways.  The meeting will take place at the CSI Human Services Building.

At tonight’s Twin Falls city council meeting the parking structure planned for downtown will get a public hearing.  Developers are asking for an additional 10 feet.  Two mixed use buildings have already been approved for heights of 85 feet.

SPORTS

Boise State head men's basketball coach Leon Rice announced the addition of Mohamed Sylla – a transfer from Detroit Mercy – to the 2022-23 roster.  Sylla boasts a 6-foot-11 frame that adds size and length to the Broncos' frontcourt. A native of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Sylla appeared in 10 games during his junior season with the Titans, averaging 1.5 points and 0.7 rebounds.

WEATHER

Today:  Sunny, with a high near 78. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.

Tonight:  Clear, with a low around 47. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

 

Wednesday:  Sunny, with a high near 86. Light and variable wind becoming east northeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 52. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable.

 

Thursday:  Sunny, with a high near 87. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.

Thursday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

 

Friday:  Sunny, with a high near 82.

Friday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 53.

 

Saturday:  Sunny, with a high near 86.

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

 

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

Sunday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.

 

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