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Police say one person was airlifted from an accident that happened yesterday afternoon near Jerome at 200 north and U.S. Highway 93.  A Jerome teen was attempting to make a left hand turn from the northbound lane on 93 when he collided with a southbound vehicle.  Three people were injured.

A state audit of more than 19,000 ballots cast in Idaho’s general election has identified only six variations, according to the Secretary of State.  The variations all resulted from sorting errors or faint markings.  State officials randomly selected Ada, Bonner, Bonneville, Kootenai, Minidoka, Nez Perce, Oneida and Shoshone counties for the audit.

Organizations working on a tax rebate proposal for the upcoming legislative session beginning Jan. 9 are asking Idaho families to submit their stories about how state tax rebates have helped them.  The Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy has partnered with several other community organizations to create the Elevate Idaho Families Coalition, including the Idaho Foodbank and the Idaho Children’s Trust Fund.

With less than half of the current 28-thouand applications being approved for the empowering parents grant, some Idaho parents say they are frustrated.  Although the legislature approved funding less than 2-million has been distributed. 

It’s a good news bad news kind of thing for the Twin Falls airport.  The good news is that the city council approved a new agreement with skywest airlines to keep service in the area.  The bad news is that there will only be one flight to and from Salt Lake City daily instead of two.  The council will also consider the contract quarterly instead of yearly. 

Kyle Tarbet will return to Twin Falls to the president and CEO of the city’s chamber of Commerce.  Earlier he had been the marketing and programs coordinator.  For the past 4 years he has been leading the Walla Walla chamber in Washington State.

SPORTS

From the local high  school  basketball games yesterday, first for the boys, Firth downed Declo 57 to 35.  Hagerman outlasted the Sun Valley Community School 37 to 25.  Richfield said no to Butte County 57 to 50.  Wendell overpowered Kimberly 55 to 52.  Canyon Ridge downed Skyline 83 to 57 and Twin Falls took the win over Wood River 68 to 66.

For the Girls, Declo took the win over Buhl 28 to 16.  Pocatello downed Twin Falls with a score of 51 to 30.  Minico ousted Jerome 56 to 44.  It was Canyon Ridge 36 Wood River 12 and Carey defeated Lighthouse Christian 53 to 38.  It was Murtaugh 62 over Hansen 25.  Raft River took the win over Valley 73 to 33.  Snake River beet Filer 45 to 27, Mountain Home overpowered Burley 40 to 38 and it was Oakley 61 Castleford 17.  Dietrich took the win over Wendell 54 to 52.  It was Shoshone 34 Glenns Ferry 34 to 27.  Hagerman were champions over Jackpot 37 to 31, Carey 53 to Lighthouse 38.  In an overtime game Kimberly defeated Marsh Valley with a score of 68 to 65. 

On today’s schedule, first for the boys high school games, Hansen heads to Dietrich, Century goes to Burley, Mountain home to Minico, Jerome goes to Kimberly,.  Shoshone heads to Glenns Ferry, Raft River to Declo, Buhl to Wood River, Oakley travels to Valley, Murtaugh to Rimrock, Raft River to Declo and Wendell to Gooding. 

For the Girls, Filer plays ColeValley, Shoshone is on the bus to Glenns Ferry, Rimrock travels to Richfield, Bliss plays the Twin Falls Christian Academy JV’s and the IDSB plays the Sun Valley Community School JV’s.

On the wrestling mats, Raft River, Oakley, Malad, Buhl, Valley all travel to Raft River for a meet.  Jerome, Bonneville and Minico travel to Blackfoot.

The College of Southern Idaho men’s and Women’s basketball teams are going to be on the road this week with several games.  Both teams are ranked fifth in the nation.  The squads will play at Community Christian College in Redlands, California) today and tomorrow before traveling to play Southern Nevada Saturday.  The teams go back to the Las Vegas area for the Saturday game against Southern Nevada, then travel home.

Jared Rodriguez had 21 points in Idaho State’s 61-53 victory against Montana-Western yesterday.  Rodriguez shot 7 for 10 (4 for 5 from 3-point range) and 3 of 4 from the free throw line for the Bengals. Brock Mackenzie scored 13 points while shooting 5 for 8, including 3 for 5 from beyond the arc.

Tyson Degenhart scored 19 points as Boise State beat Eastern Oregon 90-54 last night.  Degenhart was 7-of-7 shooting, including 3 for 3 from distance, and went 2 for 5 from the line for the Broncos.  Boise State entered halftime up 45-25. Degenhart paced the team in scoring in the first half with 14 points.

Isaac Jones’ 19 points helped Idaho defeat North Dakota 76-66 last night.  Jones also had nine rebounds and six blocks for the Vandals (4-5). Divant’e Moffitt added 14 points while going 4 of 12 and 6 of 9 from the free-throw line, and they also had six assists. Nigel Burris was 5-of-8 shooting (3 for 5 from distance) to finish with 13 points, while adding eight rebounds.

WEATHER

Today:  Patchy dense fog. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 34. East wind 5 to 7 mph.

Tonight:  Patchy dense fog. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 18. East wind 5 to 8 mph.

 

Thursday:  Patchy dense fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 33. East wind 8 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night:  A 50 percent chance of snow after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. East wind 10 to 15 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

 

Friday:  A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 34. Southeast wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Friday Night:  A 20 percent chance of snow after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.

 

Saturday:  Snow showers likely, mainly after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Saturday Night:  Snow showers. Low around 27. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

 

Sunday:  Snow showers likely before 11am, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday Night:  A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.

 

Monday:  A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27.

Monday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.

 

Tuesday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 22.

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Intermountain Gas Company customers may see their bills rise as the company is proposing a rate increase.  If approved, residential natural gas customers would see an increase in their monthly bills by 4.4%, or $2.19. The average commercial customer would see a 1.5% increase, or $3.43.  The rate hike would amount to $11.3 million annually or an overall increase of 3.2%.

Another company approached Boise-based Albertsons company about an acquisition months before discussions with Kroger began.  The revelation was made in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The unknown company, referred to only as Party A, approached Albertsons in November of 2021 to discuss a potential acquisition.

PETA said they have sent a letter to the Minidoka County prosecutor claiming the Ida Meats slaughterhouse near Rupert should be investigated.  In a news release, the group claims calves were deprived of water when a federal inspector found them.  The group claims 251 calves hauled to the facility died during transport and had to be killed prior to slaughter. 

Charges against 19 year old Logan Danial Penner have been amended to first degree murder by the Twin Falls prosecutor’s office after a two month baby died last week.  Penner is accused of shaking Peyton Rice and hitting his head against the edge of a crib.  The baby was taken off life support last Wednesday.

Moscow Police are providing new details in the investigation of four murdered University of Idaho students on Nov. 13.  Police say information about an encounter Kaylee Goncalves, one of the four victims may be related to references she made about having a stalker.  Investigators say two men were seen inside a local business in mid-October. Police said there is no evidence to suggest the two men were involved in the murders.

Newly elected Speaker of the House Rep. Mike Moyle wrapped up House Committee assignments and most notably stripped a Democratic seat from the Joint Finance Appropriations Committee.  Speaker Moyle awarded 9 of 10 total JFAC seats to Republicans. The minority party previously held two seats.

SPORTS

From the scoreboard of yesterday’s Magic Valley prep basketball games, first for the boys, it was the Sun Valley Community School downing Twin Falls Christian Academy 47 to 41.  Lighthouse Christian took the win over Shoshone 58 to 13.  Castleford topped Hagerman 68 to 36 and Minico defeated Kuna 45 to 39.  The Camas County Oakley game was cancelled.

For the Girls Twin Falls Christian Academy dominated the game over the Sun Valley Community School JV team in overtime 28 to 25. 

On today’s schedule first for the Boys, the Sun Valley Community school is heading to Hagerman, Declo travels to Firth, Skyline goes to Twin Falls to play Canyon Ridge, Butte County goes to Richfield, Kimberly to Wendell and Wood River travels to Twin  Falls. 

For the Girls, Mountain Home goes to Burley, Canyon Ridge to Wood River, Jerome goes to Minico, Twin Falls to Pocatello, Murtaugh to Hansen, Wendell to Dietrich, Hagerman to Jackpot.  Filer travels to Snake River, Castleford to Oakley, Carey to Lighthouse Christian, Marsh Valley to Kimberly, Shoshone to Glenns Ferry, Valley to Raft River, Declo to Buhl and Bliss to Lighthouse Christian. 

On the wrestling mats, it’s a tri meet with Filer, Gooding and Buhl.  Minico and Jerome goes to Declo.

It’s day five of the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas and one local man is on top of the world standings.  Stetson Jorgensen is looking great in Steer wrestling for the fourth time in five rounds.  He added another 20-thousand to his winnings by splitting second place and moving closer to his first Gold Buckle.  Jorgensen stopped the clock in 4-flat, a tenth of a second off Montana cowboy Ty Erickson’s winning time. He split second with Mississippi cowboy Will Lummus. Jorgensen has pocketed more than $89,000 so far in the 10 day event at the Thomas and Mack center.

WEATHER

Today:  Areas of fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 33. Light south southwest wind.

Tonight:  Areas of fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 20. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

 

Wednesday:  Areas of fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 32. Calm wind.

Wednesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 17. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph after midnight.

 

Thursday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.

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

 

Friday:  A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Friday Night:  A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.

 

Saturday:  Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Saturday Night:  A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.

 

Sunday:  A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 30.

Sunday Night:  A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15.

 

Monday:  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25.

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Good news!  Gas prices are rocketing downward.  Triple A said that the average price for regular gas in Idaho is now $3-99 a gallon.  It’s expected to drop more in the coming weeks.

Search teams in Fruitland continue to look for evidence today in the disappearance of Michael Vaughan.  So far 2 suspects have been arrested in the disappearance of the 4 year old two years ago.  Detectiondogs have alerted to the presence of human remains.  Ground radar also is pointing to more evidence in the backyard of the suspects.

Officials with the Salmon-Challis National Forest will hold a community meeting tomorrow in Salmon to discuss the Moose Fire Burned Area Emergency Response.  The meeting relates to the human-caused Moose Fire, which started July 17 and burned more than 130,000 acres just outside the town of Salmon but is now 100% contained.

A two vehicle crash between Jerome and Shoshone slowed traffic along highway 93 for about 3 hours yesterday afternoon.  Police say the accident happened around 4 pm when a vehicle crossed the center line and crashed into another car.  Two people were taken to the hospital for medical treatment.  One from Jerome the other from Wendell.

Twin Falls is accepting proposals for a flexible transit service that will be a on demand service.  The bid calls for a two year program.  A grant totaling 3-million dollars is being made available. 

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean and three City Council members have placed Police Accountability Director, Jesus Jara, on administrative leave effective immediately.  A release from Mayor McLean's office said the decision is in response to ongoing concerns with professional judgement and lack of confidence in the actions of the office.

Recent heavy snow in Idaho's central mountains is increasing the risk of avalanches. Experts say there is an "exceptionally weak" layer of snow beneath the recent snowfall.  If you plan to go out be aware of the dangers.

SPORTS

The golden eagles basketball teams are continuing  their winning streak.  Over the weekend, the Men defeated USU Eastern 80 to 60.  The Ladies downed USU Eastern 67 to 44. 

The teams for the Famous Idaho Potato bowl have been announced.  San Jose State will take on Eastern Michigan December 30th 1:30 in Boise.  Some stats.  San Jose State: First appearance in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl; 12th bowl game overall. Eastern Michigan: First appearance in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl; sixth bowl berth overall.

Harrison Butler scored 22 points as Southern Utah beat Idaho State 69-59 on Saturday night.

When Fresno State’s Jake Haener was presented with his biggest challenge of the season taking down perennial conference power Boise State coach Jeff Tedford long knew his quarterback would be up for the challenge.  Haener, who didn’t play against Boise State when the two teams met earlier in the season due to an ankle injury, threw for 184 yards and a touchdown to lead Fresno State to a 28-16 victory over the Broncos on Saturday in the Mountain West Conference championship game.

Divante Moffitt scored 22 points shooting 9 for 13 and Isaac Jones scored 17 points and Idaho pulled away in the back end of the first half and Idaho beat Northern Illinois 84-47 on Friday night.  Idaho posted its first-ever win against the Huskies in the four-game series. Its 49-second-half points marked a season-high in 20-minutes of play this season.

The 2021-2022 3A High School state basketball champs opened their 2022-2023 season with a win over the weekend.  Kimberly defeated Mountain Home 57 to 51.  Elsewhere, Hansen defeated Shoshone 49 to 15.  Jerome trounced on Ridgeview 46 to 40.  Snake River overpowered Buhl 54 to 30.  Green Canyon Utah said no to Twin Falls in a nail biter 59 to 58.  Capital took Canyon Ridge 70 to 44.  It was Lighthouse Christian 64 over Riverstone 33.  Camas County took the win over Hansen 78 to 51.  Liberty Charter defeated Raft River 54 to 39.  It was Wood River 53 Rockland 46.  Minico overpowered Shelley 45 to 37 and Murtaugh defeated Notus 37 to 35. 

For the Girls, Lighthouse Christian defeated Riverstone 41 to 17.  It was Salmon 40 Wood River 38.  Hansen defeated Camas County 40 to 17.  Grace took the win over Oakley 32 to 28.  Bishop Kelly defeated Twin Falls 56 to 20, Jerome ousted Ridgeview 50 to 36.  Kimberly overpowered Declo 59 to 37 and it was Rockland 40 Carey 28.  Hagerman took the win over Wendlover 51 to 9 and it was Murtaugh 67 Notus 40. 

On today’s schedule for the boys, Hagerman goes to Castleford, Twin Falls Christian Academy travels to the Sun Valley Community School, Minico travels to Kuna, Camas County heads to Oakley, Lighthouse Christian goes to Shoshone.

WEATHER

Today:  Areas of dense fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 36. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Tonight:  Areas of fog. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 24. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 7 mph in the evening.

 

Tuesday:  Areas of fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 35. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the evening.

 

Wednesday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 31.

Wednesday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 19.

 

Thursday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 30.

Thursday Night:  A 30 percent chance of snow after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.

 

Friday:  A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.

Friday Night:  A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.

 

Saturday:  A 40 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 31.

Saturday Night:  A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.

 

Sunday:  A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32.

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Investigators in the case of the missing 4 year old Michael Vaughan from Fruitland released more information.  Authorities say they strongly believe the boy was abducted and is now deceased.  His remains were buried then later removed from property near where he was living.  Police have named four people they believe have information.  Sarah Wondra and her husband Stacey, the residents of the home where police executed a search warrant.  Both are currently in custody. Brandon Shurtliff of Kuna and Adrian Lucienne of Toledo, Ohio, were staying with the Wondras at the time of the disappearance and may have information.

The two month old boy who authorities say had head trauma when they arrived at a Twin Falls apartment on November 25th has died.  18 year old Logan Daniel Penner of Twin Falls has been charged with aggravated Battery in connection with the incident.

A federal court has have ordered an Oakley stone quarry to pay $983,725 in back wages and liquidated damages after Department of Labor investigators found that the employer violated multiple federal labor laws, which denied 60 workers their rightfully earned wages.  Northern Stone Supply’s violations occurred when the employer paid workers piece rates instead of the proper hourly wage, failed to pay the time and a half overtime, and did not record hours worked.

As hundreds of students mourned together inside the University of Idaho’s stadium, family members of four slain classmates urged them to raise their eyes from grief and focus on love and the future.  The four were stabbed to death at a rental home near campus in Moscow.  Law enforcement has yet to name a person of interest in the case. Fears that the killer could strike again has prompted many students to finish the semester by taking online classes.

Rep. Mike Moyle of Star, was elected speaker of the Idaho House of Representatives.   Moyle will take over the top spot in House leadership that had been held by Lt. Gov.-elect Scott Bedke, of Oakley, for the past 10 years.

The Idaho Transportation Department has closed the highway from Idaho City to Lowman. The ITD said that they are anticipating heavy snow fall in the area and are closing it for safety.  The highway will reopen when conditions are suitable and safe for driving. 

SPORTS

From yesterday’s High School scoreboard, for Boys Basketball, from the Wells Tournament, it was Lund 52 Hagerman 48.  Elsewhere Richfield downed Lighthouse Christian 58 to 50.  Camas County 61 Castleford 43.  Wendell ousted American Falls 59 to 56 and it was Nampa Christian 61 Declo  54.

For the Girls, the Burley Wood River came was moved to January 27th.  From the Wells Tournament Hagerman defeated Lund 28 to 22.  Canyon Ridge said no to Twin Falls 49 to 37.  Lighthouse Christian bested Richfield 44 to 41.  It was Castleford 36 Camas County 9.  Filer defeated Buhl 57 to 45.  Raft River defeated Wendell 54 to 39.  Oakley dominated Declo 35 to 10 and Jerome took the win over the other Tigers Mountain Home 57 to 30.  Kimberly said no to Gooding 62 to 35. 

On the Wrestling mats, Jerome took the win over Twin Falls 63 to 24.

On the schedule for today, first for Boys Basketball, it’s the Carey Holiday Tournament with both girls and boys participating from Rockland, Carey, Wood River, Dietrich and Salmon.  Twin Falls will travel to Green Canyon.  Snake River will travel to Buhl.  Gooding goes to Declo. Parma goes to Filer, Shoshone goes to Hansen, Mountain Home travels to Kimberly and Murtaugh boards the bus to Liberty Charter.  Valley travels to Raft River and Jerome plays Ridgeview.  Both the boys and girls teams from Hagerman will be part of the Wells Tournament.

For the Girls, Murtaugh travels to Liberty Charter; Glenns Ferry is on the Bus to Wendell. 

WEATHER

Today:  Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 30. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight:  Mostly clear, with a low around 18. Light and variable wind becoming east northeast 13 to 18 mph in the evening.

 

Saturday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. Breezy, with an east wind 15 to 22 mph.

Saturday Night:  A 30 percent chance of snow after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Blustery, with an east northeast wind 11 to 16 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph after midnight. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

 

Sunday:  Snow likely before 11am, then rain and snow. High near 39. Breezy, with an east wind 18 to 23 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Sunday Night:  A chance of rain before 11pm, then a slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

 

Monday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 34.

Monday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.

 

Tuesday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 30.

Tuesday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 14.

 

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 27.

Wednesday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 12.

 

Thursday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.

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Concerns about the economy, budget outlooks, property taxes and other subjects were the focus of the 76th annual Associated Taxpayers of Idaho Conference yesterday, with legislators and newly elected officials in attendance about a month before the next legislative session begins.  Incoming Lt. Gov. Scott Bedke, who is the speaker of the Idaho House of Representatives until January, gave opening remarks at the conference.

The state of Idaho no longer plans to execute Gerald Pizzuto Jr. on Dec. 15 after being unable to obtain the necessary chemicals for his scheduled lethal injection killing.  The 66 year old was convicted in the 1985 deaths of Berta Herndon and her Nephew Delbert Herndon outside of McCall.

Secretary of State-elect Phil McGrane announced four hires who will join his staff in January when he is sworn in, according to a press release.  The four include Nicole Fitzgerald as chief deputy, Brooke Brourman as deputy legislative counsel, Jason Lehosit as deputy policy director and Chelsea Carattini as communications director.

Magic Valley medical facilities are at capacity because of what some are calling a “tripledemic” of COVID, flu and RSV. Locally the COVID risk level is minimal according to the South Central Public Health District, and season flu activity for this time of the year in Idaho is high according to the CDC. However, RSV, the respiratory virus that disproportionately impacts young children, seems to be the one impacting the hospital the most.

The South Central Public Health District is lifting the public health advisory for Murtaugh Lake and Salmon Falls Creek Reservoirs after testing by the Idaho DEQ show concentrations of a toxin, microcystin, are back to safe levels.

The National Park Service has acquired 105 acres of land adjacent to the boundary of City of Rocks National Reserve.  The purchase also includes about 5 acres of access easement that will allow for the construction of a new public access road to the property.

SPORTS

Arizona State has hired Idaho State head coach Charlie Ragle to serve as assistant head coach and special team’s coordinator.  The school announced yesterday that Ragle is leaving the FCS school to join the staff of new Sun Devils coach Kenny Dillingham, who played for Ragle at Scottsdale’s Chaparral High School.  Ragle returns to the Pac-12 after going 1-10 in one season at Idaho State. He previously served as an assistant coach at California from 2017-21 and Arizona from 2012-16.

From the High School Boys Basketball games yesterday, Valley Defeated Shoshone 58 to 15.  Richfield took the win over Hansen 63 to 40.  It was Liberty Charter downing Glenns Ferry 38 to 28.  Jerome bested Buhl 61 to 28 and it was Highland 48 Mountain Home 42. 

For the Girls, Murtaugh ousted Dietrich 53 to 48 and Rimrock took the win over Hagerman 40 to 12. 

On the schedule for today, it’s the Wells Tournament for the Boys.  Hagereman plays Lund at Wells High school  and Richfield takes on Lighthouse in Twin Falls.  Castleford travels to Camas County.  Declo travels to Nampa Christian and American Falls will be in Wendell.  Centennial Baptist will be at Twin Falls Christian Academy.

For the Girls, Hagerman plays Lund in Wells.  Burley to Wood River, Canyon Ridge goes cross town to play Twin Falls.  Buhl to Filer, Richfield to Lighthouse Christian.  Castleford to Camas County.  Gooding to Kimberly, Wendell travels to Raft River and Oakley goes to Declo.  Mountain Home travels to Jerome and Centennial Baptist plays Twin Falls Christian Academy. 

On the Wrestling mats, Canyon Ridge and Mountain Home meet to take on Wood River.  Minico goes to Burley. 

The 1AD2 all conference football team has been announced.  Awards include Coach of the year, Brian Lowry from Castleford.  The Overall, Player of the Year: Cody Power from Dietrich.  Offensive Player of the Year: Ethan Roland from Castleford and Defensive Player of the Year is Gus Wiggins from Castleford.

 

WEATHER

 

Today:  A chance of snow before 11am, then rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 44. East southeast wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tonight:  Rain and snow showers likely before 11pm, then a slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. South southeast wind 7 to 17 mph becoming west in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

 

Friday:  Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 30. West southwest wind 8 to 14 mph.

Friday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 17. Light southeast wind becoming east northeast 11 to 16 mph in the evening.

 

Saturday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 30. Breezy.

Saturday Night:  A 20 percent chance of snow after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. Breezy.

 

Sunday:  A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.

Sunday Night:  A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.

 

Monday:  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29.

Monday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.

 

Tuesday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 27.

Tuesday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12.

 

Wednesday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 25.

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One of the 31 members of a white supremacist group arrested near an Idaho Pride event earlier this year has pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace.  27 year old Alexander N. Sisenstein of Midvale, Utah, pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge.  31 men were arrested June 11 after they were found packed into the back of a U-Haul truck with riot gear near the city park where a pride celebration was underway.

As the University of Idaho concludes a fall semester marred by tragedy, university officials are weighing their options for spring.  And that might include expanded online offerings for students who are uneasy about being on campus.  Before the holiday break, the U of I hopes to have a spring semester plan as police continue to investigate the slayings of four U of I students on Nov. 13.  Idaho State Police Communications Director Aaron Snell said they are making substantial progress in the case.  They have received more than 1,000 tips and more than 260 videos at last check.

Attorneys with the state of Idaho have asked a court to dismiss a lawsuit from the Satanic Temple over Idaho’s abortion laws, saying the organization lacks standing to pursue the case and refuting its legal arguments. The group asked the court to block the laws, claiming the laws are unconstitutional violations of property rights and religious freedom.

Scott Howard Homes of Kimberly is facing multiple felony charges of Video Voyeurism in Twin Falls County.  The 54 year old is accused of secretly hiding a camera in a home to video a minor girl.  He is suspected of burglarizing the home and leaving a space heater where he had installed a video camera.  Police report they later found 90 videos on the suspect’s cellphone that were taken inside the home including video of an unclothed minor girl court records say. 

U.S. senators from both parties expressed skepticism that a proposed merger between grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons would result in lower prices for consumers.  But the CEOs of Kroger and Albertsons insisted there will still be competition, and said a merger will help them counter growing rivals like Walmart, Costco and Amazon.

SPORTS

From the scoreboard at local high schools yesterday, first for Boys Basketball, where Carey outlasted Butte County 61 to 50.  It was Castleford 55 Hansen 39.  Marsh Valley took the win over Filer 64 to 40.  It was Pocatello 70 Burley 45 and Rockland outlasted Murtaugh 55 to 40.  For the Girls, Carey took the win over Butte County 49 to 26.  It was Richfield 50 Castleford 43.  Raft River overpowered Oakley 48 to 27.  Minico 48 Canyon Ridge 44 and Twin Falls defeated Burley 45 to 41.  Dietrich took the win over Glenns Ferry 54 to 44.  Mountain Home 44 over Wood River 14.  Shoshone 38 over Valley 31.  Kimberly took the win over Homedale 30 to 14.  Filer 62 over Marsh Valley 42.  Buhl downed Gooding 38 to 25 and Twin Falls Christian Academy defeated Camas County 17 to 15. 

On todays schedule first for the Boys, Richfield travels to Hansen, Valley goes to Shoshone.  Glenns Ferry travels to Liberty Charter.  Buhl is on the bus to Jerome.  Highland heads to Mountain Home and the ISDB will be in Bliss.

For the girls Basketball schedule, Dietrich takes on Murtaugh, Hagerman goes to Rimrock, Aberdeen goes to Declo and the ISDB will be in Bliss.

There is one wrestling meet with Jerome traveling to Twin Falls.

Marcus Shaver Jr. scored 19 points as Boise State beat Cal Northridge 55-46 last night.  Shaver added five rebounds and four steals for the Broncos.  Boise State entered halftime up 28-27. Shaver scored 11 points in the final half.

Miguel Tomley scored 25 points as Idaho State beat UMKC 75-65 yesterday.  Tomley shot 7 for 15 and 7 of 7 from the free throw line for the Bengals. Brock Mackenzie scored 24 points while shooting 7 for 8 (7 for 7 from 3-point range) and 3 of 3 from the free throw line, and added five rebounds. Brayden Parker shot 6 of 12 from the field to finish with 14 points. The Bengals snapped a five-game slide.

After leading the Boise State football team to a championship game and perfect 8-0 record in conference play, Andy Avalos was named Mountain West Coach of the Year, the league office said yesterday.  Avalos is the first Bronco to win conference coach of the year honors since Chris Petersen did so in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in 2008 and 2009. 

WEATHER

Wednesday:  A 20 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 43. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 11 to 20 mph.

Wednesday Night:  A 20 percent chance of snow after 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 33. East wind 10 to 16 mph.

 

Thursday:  A chance of snow before 11am, then a chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 42. East wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Thursday Night:  Rain and snow likely, becoming all snow after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. West southwest wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

 

Friday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.

Friday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 15.

 

Saturday:  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.

Saturday Night:  A 20 percent chance of snow showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.

 

Sunday:  A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 33.

Sunday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.

 

Monday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 31.

Monday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 16.

 

Tuesday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 28.