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Tuesday 091223

The committee that was tasked with looking at data to advise actions that could be used to address EMS shortages across the state is ready to take ideas back to the legislature.  A resolution that passed the Legislature earlier this year also established a sustainability task force for EMS.  The change is simple.  Idaho law needs to deem emergency medical services an essential service. Current law does not deem EMS essential, so the state is not obligated to provide any funding.

Not good news for motorists in Idaho.  Gas prices are at the highest level for the year and experts say they could go higher.  According to AAA, today’s average price for a gallon of regular in the Gem State is $4.15, just a penny less than the high for the year.  Pump prices have hovered near $4.16 since the beginning of the month.

A former Wendell school district teacher and baseball coach plead guilty yesterday to three counts of disseminating harmful material minors.  Joseph Swainston was sentenced to a suspended sentence of a year in prison for each count and must pay a $500 fine.  He resigned from his position last year.

Hundreds of people met at the Twin Falls visitors center to pay honor to those who lost their life during the attacks of 9-11.  A large flag was unfurled between the canyon walls.

Several Idaho legislators serving on a committee that makes recommendations for distributing state funding from tobacco settlements expressed concern Monday with some of the funding proposals.  Some are concerned that funding should be focused more on prevention than having health districts focus on treatment. 

33 year old Kalob Morrison of Heyburn has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the January 2022 death of a man in which he beat the victim with a sledgehammer before shooting him.   The body of Julio Caesar Lopez was found in the Lincoln County desert last January along with his vehicle which had been set on fire.


From the scoreboard, only a few games were reported.  For the Girls soccer it was Canyon Ridge 8 Minico 0.  Twin Falls defeated Burley 7 to 0.  For the Boys, no score in the Burley Twin Falls Game.

There are no results reported from any of the schools for Volleyball. 

On today’s high school game schedule, first for boys and Girls soccer, Filer travels to Gooding, Wendell goes to Bliss, Kimberly to Declo and Buhl will travel to take on the Sun Valley Community School. 

For Volleyball, Minico travels to Jerome, Leadore will travel to Twin Falls to take on Grace Lutheran, Hansen goes to Glenns Ferry, Shoshone travels to Murtaugh, Raft River to Oakley, Firth to Declo, Filer to Gooding and Buhl travels to Kimberly.  Burley boards the bus to Mountain Home and Wood River will take on Canyon Ridge.  Valley will play Castleford and Twin Falls Christian Academy will head to Hagerman.  Carey travels to Twin Falls to take on Lighthouse Christian. 


Today:  Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight:  Mostly clear, with a low around 54. South southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.


Wednesday:   Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Southwest wind 8 to 14 mph.

Wednesday Night:   Mostly clear, with a low around 48. West northwest wind 8 to 14 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.


Thursday:  Sunny, with a high near 78. Southwest wind around 8 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon.

Thursday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 48.


Friday: Sunny, with a high near 82.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50.


Saturday:  Sunny, with a high near 85.

Saturday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 52.


Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 85.

Sunday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 52.


Monday:  Sunny, with a high near 83.