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Monday 031323

One person died yesterday after their snowmobile was caught in an avalanche in the Stanley lake creek drainage in the Sawtooth National Recreation area.  The victim was located about 15 minutes later but died at the scene. 

As of this morning, the City of Hailey said all roads and parks are now open in Della View.  Warm Springs Road remains CLOSED to all traffic from the pavement onward. Officials say crews will not enter the area until it is deemed safe.

A former Idaho legislative intern is suing a lawmaker who was convicted of raping her and one of his colleagues for publicly releasing the teen’s identity and launching a campaign of harassment against her. The young woman was19 when she reported that then-Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger raped her at his apartment after the two had dinner at a Boise restaurant.  The lawsuit says von Ehlinger and then Rep. Priscilla Giddings retaliated by publicly releasing her name.

The Idaho Legislature’s Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee signed off on a $32 million supplemental funding request for emergency rental assistance.  Under the assistance program, payments are made directly to the landlord or utility company.

Rupert Business owner Ryan McEuen has been charged with felony counts of possession of a controlled substance and delivery of a controlled substance to a minor.  The 44 year old’s arraignment is set for Thursday.

A $355 million property tax bill was introduced in the House Revenue and Taxation Committee for school districts.  It would divide $100 million between districts, based on average daily attendance. The money would pay off existing school bonds and levies and save for future facility needs.  It would also eliminate the March school election.

A plan to pump $50 million into career-technical education programs is headed to the Senate.  The bulk of the money, $45 million, will go into a fund to provide one-time money for CTE programs.


Yesterday was selection Sunday and the College of Southern Idaho will be headed to the NJCAA tournaments with the men as 2 seed and the women as 4 seed.  Both teams will have first-round byes and learn who their second-round opponents will be after round one.  The men will face the winner of #15 Vincennes and #18 Trinity Valley. The women will take on the winner of #13 Dodge City and #20 New Mexico.

The college of southern Idaho ladies basketball team will head to the national playoffs.  For the third straight season, The College of Southern Idaho women’s basketball team rules Region 18.  The number 1 ranked CSI took the win over third ranked Salt Lake 60 to 57. 

The 2 day rodeo at the CSI expo center wrapped up Saturday.  The 46th annual intercollegiate rodeo saw three winners.  Raegan Steed took the breakaway roping with 4.9 seconds.  Tyson Hirchi took the win for bull riding with the only qualified ride of the weekend with 77 points.  Coy Montgomery finished first with 79 points in the bareback riding.

In softball from CSI, The College of Southern Idaho lost the opener of a four-game series against the College of Southern Nevada on Friday.  Then No. 12 CSI swept Saturday’s games, winning by the scores of 15-4 and 8-6. The Coyotes won 10-2 in the first game, and the Golden Eagles took Game 2 by a count of 11-9.

In high school baseball, in a double header in Payette, Buhl took both wins over Payette 7 to 4 and 13 to 1.  In Bishop Kelly a double header with Wood River the Wolverines took the win over Bishop Kelly 5 to 4 in the first game.  In the second game Bishop Kelly took the win 8 to 0. 

All the softball games were cancelled locally Saturday. 

On today’s schedule, there are two double headers for High School Baseball, Columbia travels to Mountain home and Burley goes to Century.  There are two double headers on the schedule for softball as well. Mountain Home meets Columbia and Highland travels to Twin Falls to take on the Bruins.


Monday:  Rain likely, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. East wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light northeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday Night:  A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. East southeast wind 9 to 11 mph.


Tuesday:  Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. East wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night:  Rain. Low around 38. East wind 11 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.


Wednesday:  Rain before noon, then a chance of rain and snow. High near 44. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Wednesday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. Breezy.


Thursday:  Sunny, with a high near 42.

Thursday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 23.


Friday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.

Friday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.


Saturday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 46.

Saturday Night:  A slight chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


Sunday:  A chance of rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 40%