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Tuesday 031423

It could be the biggest school election day in Idaho history.  Today voters will decide on bonds and levies running more than $1 billion making it, easily, the spendiest election day in the past several years.  About $700 million of the bond issues and levies have a set lifespan. If passed, the bond issues would run from 10 to 30 years. The levies would run from one to 10 years.  In Cassia County there is a Ten-year, $32.7 million plant facilities levy for roof repairs and technology upgrades.  In Twin Falls a Two-year, $11.4 million supplemental levy for salaries and security guards.  In Castleford, a 6 million dollar bond Issue.  Jerome a 2 year $1.25 supplemental levy.  Camas County a 2 year 600-thousand levy and in Hansen a 2 year 580-thousand levy.

A bill that would add the firing squad as an alternative form of execution in Idaho is headed to the floor of the Idaho Senate for a final vote.  Idaho has eight convicted murderers awaiting execution on death row.

Legislation aimed at addressing concerns related to no-excuse absentee voting in Idaho is going back to the drawing board, after failing in the House yesterday.  The bill would have restricted who could request an absentee vote. 

Idaho’s average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.67, which is two cents more than a week ago and the same price as a month ago.  Meanwhile, the U.S. average currently sits at $3.47.

County commissioners in Twin Falls are joining other counties in Southern Idaho to oppose the Lava Ridge Wind Project.  On April 6th, Twin Falls, Jerome, Gooding, Minidoka, and Lincoln County will all meet together at the Minidoka National Historic site near Hunt, to sign the joint resolution, making it official.

A bill that would prohibit the resale of new liquor licenses that become available, while allowing one transfer of a license ‘inherited or given by a family member’ was presented in the senate state affairs committee.  The bill seeks to reduce speculative purchasing by out-of-state interests and give Idaho small business owners a better chance to grow and compete.


Dick Fosbury, an Olympic Gold Medalist at the 1968 Mexico City Games, died in his sleep, Sunday at the age of 76.  The creator of the “Fosbury Flop”, forever changed the sport of the High Jump by jumping backwards, a method used by high jumpers today.  Fosbury set a record of 2.24 meters on his third and final jump, to win gold.

On to baseball from yesterday for area High Schools.  Both the Columbia at Mountain Home and Burley at Century double header games were cancelled.  For softball where Highland traveled to Twin Falls to play at CSI, it was Twin Falls 6 Highland 5 in the first game but in the second game, Highland took the win 11 to 4. 

On today’s baseball schedule, Mountain Home heads to Payette, Buhl to Gooding, Kimberly to Filer, Firth to Declo, Vision Charter to Glenns Ferry and Mountain Home heads to Twin Falls for a double header.  Both the Marsh Valley at Minico and Elko at Jerome games are Canceled. 

For softball, Kimberly travels to Filer, Wood River heads to Buhl, Firth to Declo, Glenns Ferry to Vision Charter, Burley plays a double header at Century.  The Bonneville at Minico game has been canceled.

There are a couple of Golf matches today.  Lighthouse Christian, Buhl, the Community School, Valley, Filer and Carey will be at Canyon Springs.  Declo, Gooding and Kimberly will meet at Clear Lakes in Wendell.


WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 6 PM MDT WEDNESDAY.  West winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected.  Local gusts to 60 mph during passage of a cold front in Western Magic Valley.


Tuesday: Rain, mainly after noon. High near 49. East wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Tuesday Night:  Rain. Low around 35. Breezy, with a southeast wind 9 to 14 mph becoming south southwest 18 to 23 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.


Wednesday:  A chance of rain and snow before noon. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 41. Windy, with a west southwest wind 21 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Wednesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 24. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 17 to 22 mph decreasing to 6 to 11 mph after midnight.


Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 42.

Thursday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 22.


Friday:  Sunny, with a high near 45.

Friday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.


Saturday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 46.

Saturday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.


Sunday:  A slight chance of rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday Night:  A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 40%.


Monday:  A chance of rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 30%.