Copyright 2022 - Lee Family Broadcasting

Thursday 062322

There is really no good route to get from Jerome to Twin Falls right now as construction between the Perrine bridge and pole line road continues to bog down traffic.  Drivers can expect up to a 30 to 45 minute delay depending on the time of day.  Crews are working 24 hours a day to complete the project.

Idaho state police are looking to the public for help in finding a man that was last seen more than four years ago.  Michael Murphy was last seen in March of 2018 in the Lewiston Clarkston area.  He is described as a Native American male around 6′2″ with brown hair and brown eyes with a medium build. Murphy was 26 years old at the time of his disappearance.

There was a moose on the loose in Twin Falls.  The Idaho Fish and Game say they relocated two yearling bull moose this past weekend from near Highway 30 to Fairfield near Couch Summit.  Fish and Game believe the moose came from the South Hills after being separated from the cow moose.

The Gooding Sheriff’s office has identified the deputy that was injured in a crash just before noon Tuesday at the intersection of 1700 east and 2950 south in Gooding County.  The office said Eric Swanson suffered significant injuries.  He was life-flighted to St. Luke’s in Twin Falls and then to Idaho Falls.  His patrol pickup struck a semi-truck that failed to stop at the intersection.  Both vehicles burst into flames.

As phosphorus and lead levels in Coeur d’Alene Lake increase at a quicker pace, Idaho Gov. Brad Little is directing millions of dollars to research and efforts that will inform decisions about the health of the lake and surrounding communities.  The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality is directing $20 million toward researching phosphorus and lead contaminants in Coeur d’Alene Lake. The funds are an addition to $2 million by the DEQ.

The U.S. Forest Service has approved a new rule waiving fees for unauthorized grazing under some circumstances in a move blasted by an environmental group that says the agency is codifying lax enforcement. Western Watersheds Project said the agency’s new rule creates loopholes allowing a rampant industry practice to continue.

SPORTS

Former Seattle Seahawk and current Denver Broncos' star quarterback Russell Wilson made an appearance at Boise State.  During the trip, the nine-time NFL Pro Bowler took the time to speak with Boise State's quarterback group.

Once A Bronco, a team of Boise State basketball alumni, was accepted into The Basketball Tournament's field of 64 yesterday.  TBT is a $1 million, winner-take-all event this summer, broadcasted live on the ESPN network. The Bronco squad will play in the New Mexico Regional from July 18 to July 21 at The Pit in Albuquerque.  Boise State's squad enters The Basketball Tournament as the No. 7 seed in New Mexico, set to square off with No. 2 seed Challenge ALS in the first round on Monday, July 18 at 3 p.m.

Kristie Schoffield, the 2022 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field 800-meter National Champion, was named the Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Women's Athlete of the Year.  Schoffield is just the third woman in Boise State history to earn the award, joining Allie Ostrander and Emma Bates.  The honor comes on the heels of Schoffield being named the West Region Women's Track Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

WEATHER

Today:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. West southwest wind 8 to 10 mph.

 

Friday:  Sunny, with a high near 82. West southwest wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Friday Night:  Clear, with a low around 49. West northwest wind 7 to 15 mph becoming southwest after midnight.

 

Saturday:  Sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 5 to 8 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.

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

 

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

Sunday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

 

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

Monday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 65.

 

Tuesday:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 96.

Tuesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 61.

 

Wednesday:  Sunny, with a high near 87.