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Another scam is hitting the area.  This time it’s a phone scam claiming that power will be turned off in just a few minutes.  The caller then asks for payment.  Idaho Power is once again reminding residents that’s not how they do business.  A company official said they will never call and demand immediate payment. 

New nationwide data shows Idaho ranks among the best in the country for economic well-being, family and community factors, but also shows increasing anxiety and depression rates among children and low education scores.  Out of the 16, 11 of Idaho’s indicators improved since 2020. The number of children living in a home with a caregiver who does not have a high school diploma has also dropped from 12% in 2008 to 9% in 2020, and the teen birth rate in Idaho is less than half of what it was in 2010, dropping from 33% to 15%.

Governor Brad Little appointed Eva Nye to the District 29 Senate seat vacated by her late husband, Senator Mark Nye.   A Pocatello resident, Nye is a former Pocatello City Council member who served the community for 14 years. She is a registered Democrat whose public service includes acting as a substitute legislator for District 29 Representatives Elaine Smith and Chris Abernathy.

Friday was the last day for Debbie Critchfield as the Communications Officer for the Cassia County School District.  She is moving along with becoming Superintendent of Public Instruction for Idaho.  Critchfield was the districts communications officer for the last nine years, and a school board member for 10 years. Additionally, she was president of Idaho’s Board of Education.  Jennifer Woodbury will be taking her place as Cassia County School’s Communications Officer.

In southern Idaho some schools are still dealing with teacher shortages, with the start of a new school year only a few weeks away.  Applicants are encouraged to contact a school district for a complete list of openings.

 

SPORTS

Following its launch of the Playbook for Success and Athletics Master Village in April, Boise State Athletics is releasing updated details for the north end zone of Albertsons Stadium and renovations to ExtraMile Arena.  It also includes the department's initial project-based cost analysis for the Athletics Master Village, totaling more than $300 million in future projects, highlighted by $129.4 million in plans for Albertsons Stadium.

As high school football approaches, this morning we look at Filer and Kimberly’s programs. In Filer, Justin Brandsma returns as coach for the second season.  The Filer Wildcats hope that a 6-3 campaign in 2021 is a sign of things to come. While they came up just short of making the playoffs, there is plenty of reason to believe Justin Brandsma’s team is poised for a breakout season in 2022.

In Kimberly, Joe Dille is the coach.  It’s his first season.  After just missing out on the playoffs in 2021, the Kimberly Bulldogs will look to get back there in 2022 under a new head coach. Rich Bishop resigned after nine years and Joe Dille comes in after 4 years as an assistant coach for the Bulldogs.

WEATHER

Today:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 94. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.

Tonight:  Mostly clear, with a low around 66. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 9 mph in the evening.

 

Tuesday:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 96. East wind 8 to 13 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. East wind 5 to 9 mph becoming south after midnight.

 

Wednesday:  A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. South wind around 7 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night;  A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.

 

Thursday:  A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 90.

Thursday Night:  A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.

 

Friday:  A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 89.

Friday Night:  A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.

 

Saturday:  A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 90.

Saturday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

 

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