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Friday 081222

The Bureau of Land Management Idaho Resource Advisory Council’s Proposed Lava Ridge Wind Energy Project Subcommittee will meet to discuss the proposed project on Thursday, August 25. The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. It begins at 9:00 a.m. on the BLM website.

Five health clinics that serve rural Idaho communities will receive a total of about $3.6 million in emergency grants to use for costs related to COVID-19 and to continue providing medical care to rural Idahoans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Terry Reilly Health Services will receive $1 million in funding for a clinic in Homedale. The Nez Perce Tribe will receive $1 million. The Adams County Health Center will receive $1 million.  Valor Health will receive $447,325. The Shoshone-Bannock Tribe will receive $112,475.

A federal judge has ordered the state of Idaho to pay $321,224.50 in legal fees stemming from a lawsuit over a bill the Idaho Legislature passed in 2020 regarding birth certificate changes.  The issue will go to the full board for a vote in the Aug. 16 meeting.

The City of Twin Falls will be implement some new fee and rate increases that will most likely go into effect in October.  The Twin Falls City Council approved new fee and rate increases, which they say were necessary to help fund increasing costs and operational expenses.

The Boise Police Department is lowering its education standards for future candidates looking to become police officers.  Previously an officer candidate needed 60 college credits. The change now only requires a high school diploma or a GED.  Currently the department is down 32 officers.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is developing proposed aquatic life water quality standards for mercury pollution in Idaho that could have statewide ramifications. The agency made public a proposed remedy resulting from a federal court’s 2021 ruling in a lawsuit.

A boil water advisory, which affected parts of Kimberly, has now been lifted.  The boil water advisory went into effect on Monday night.

SPORTS

Here is another look at a local high school football program. This time we head to Wendell where for the Second season Jon Helmandollar will return as head coach. Last season the 2-6 record Wendell amassed may not seem impressive. But when you consider that Wendell's program won one game combined in 2019 and '20, the job that Helmandollar did in Year One was impressive. Five departed seniors helped lay the groundwork for Wendell in 2021.

WEATHER

Today:  A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 94. East wind 5 to 9 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon.

Tonight:  A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind 6 to 8 mph becoming east after midnight.

 

Saturday:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 92. East southeast wind 6 to 8 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Saturday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 64. West wind 7 to 9 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.

 

Sunday:  Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 91. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Sunday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.

 

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

Monday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

 

Tuesday:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 94.

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

 

Wednesday:  A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 92.

Wednesday Night:  A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.

 

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