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Friday 093022

BLM fire crews spent the night battling seven lightning caused wildfires near Emmett.  So far over 53-hundred acres have burned.  Crews say they made good progress improving fire containment lines.

At Monday’s Twin Falls city council meeting, a request to include a second Delta flight between the Magic Valley regional airport and Salt Lake City will be discussed.  Council members will consider the request that would include a minimum Revenue Guarantee.  Of the $400,000 MRG for the current single daily flight in 2022, only $25,000 has been paid to SkyWest for the first quarter of the year. SkyWest has expanded the flight schedule to add a second flight for November and December.

The Castleford School district is now offering preschool for children ages 4 and 5.  This is something new for the district the officials have been working on for years.  Funding came from the Blue Cross of Idaho foundation.

The Highway 93 construction project between Jerome and Twin Falls is about complete.  Currently ITD has about a month to go on the project that will expand the two lane highway to four.  The final section of the complete Highway 93 project is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2023.

The deadline to file your state income taxes is almost here.  If you received an automatic extension you have until October 17th to get the paperwork in.  While Idaho laws do allow you to avoid a penalty for filing a late return if you do qualify for the extension, you will still owe 3% interest and any tax you didn’t pay by April 18th. The Idaho State Tax Commission is expecting 36,000 individual income tax returns this October.

This summer, Idaho Power came out with a study suggesting compensation for rooftop solar sent back to the grid is much higher than it should be.  The Idaho Conservation League hopes another look, with different methodologies, will help the Public Utilities Commission come to a fair credit rate for those who own their own solar panels.  This year, the PUC ordered the company to study the value of solar. They came back this summer with a value much lower than what they pay owners now.

SPORTS

From the local high school games yesterday, here are some scores.  First for Football where Buhl shut out Gooding 32 to 0. 

For Soccer, first for the Boys, Canyon Ridge downed Twin Falls 3 to 1.  Wood River downed Burley 3 to 0 and Mountain Home took the win over Jerome 4 to 2. 

For the girls, Twin Falls and Canyon Ridge tied it up 1 each.  Mountain Home outlasted Jerome 2 to 1.  Wood River said no to Burley 3 to 0.

In Volleyball games, Wood River 3 over Burley 0.  Shoshone 3 Raft River 0 Richfield 3 Dietrich 0, Oakley 3 Lighthouse Christian 0.  Hagerman 3 Camas County 0.  Jerome took Mountain Home 3 to 0, Carey over Hansen 3 to 1.  Murtaugh over Castleford 3 to 0.  Valley 3 Glenns Ferry 1 and Twin Falls 3 Canyon Ridge 2.

On today’s schedule, first for football, Castleford travels to Camas County, Wendell goes to American Falls, Burley to Bishop Kelly, Minico is in Twin Falls to play Canyon Ridge.  Shoshone goes to Dietrich.  Raft River to Glenns Ferry, Hagerman heads to Hansen, Filer to Kimberly, Lighthouse Christian travels to Oakley, Mountain Home Travels to Twin Falls, Carey goes to Valley and Jerome is on the bus to Wood River. 

For Volleyball, Declo will be part of the Malad Tournament. 

Idaho State returns home to host No. 2 Montana on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 1 p.m.

WEATHER

Today:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. West southwest wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Tonight:  Mostly clear, with a low around 44. West southwest wind 6 to 8 mph becoming east southeast after midnight.

 

Saturday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. East wind 3 to 8 mph.

Saturday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. East wind 5 to 9 mph.

 

Sunday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. East wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.

Sunday Night:  Clear, with a low around 47.

 

Monday:  Sunny, with a high near 73.

Monday Night:  Clear, with a low around 44.

 

Tuesday:  Sunny, with a high near 76.

Tuesday Night:  Clear, with a low around 46.

 

Wednesday:  Sunny, with a high near 77.

Wednesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 46.

 

Thursday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

Thursday 092922

Idaho Governor Brad Little called lawmakers back to the statehouse in August for a special legislative session.  The session lasted one day after lawmakers quickly passed House Bill 1. The legislation created $500 million in tax rebates, lowered the state's flat income tax rate to 5.8% and pushed $410 million toward public education.  There was a provision in the bill to place an advisory vote on the 2022 general election ballot. The vote is non-binding.

Another food processing Product Company broke ground in Jerome this week.  Nelson Jameson specializes in food processing supplies for the food and beverage industry with over 850 vendors and 55,000products. 

Televised political debates for some top statewide and federal offices will start in the coming weeks ahead of November’s general election.  First up is the race for Idaho Attorney General on Monday, October 3rd. Democrat Tom Arkoosh will debate Republican Raul Labrador.  Tuesday, October 4th a debate with candidates for US Senate seat will air.  Independent Scot “Oh” Cleveland, Republican Mike Crapo, and Democrat David Roth will take part.  On October 28th, the debate will be for Lieutenant Governor. Republican Scott Bedke and Democrat Terri Pickens Manweiler will appear. All debates will be on Idaho Public Television.  Three other debates for Governor and the two US House seats will not proceed. Incumbents in all three races declined.  Gov. Brad Little, Rep. Russ Fulcher, and Rep. Mike Simpson.

Illegal dumping on endowment land near Mountain Home has the Idaho Department of Lands considering restricting large vehicle access and target shooting. IDL asks people who see someone illegally dumping to report it.

Jimmy Buffet's scheduled concert at the Ford Idaho center in Nampa on October 12 is canceled and won't be rescheduled. His management team says the musician is experiencing health issues.

A new memorial wall will be built in downtown Twin Falls, honoring veterans, firefighters, and police officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice from Twin Falls County.  The wall will be located in downtown Twin Falls near city hall, and will include not only the names of those who have passed.

SPORTS

Taylen Green will start behind center Friday with Boise State University as they play San Diego State.  Head Coach Andy Avalos made the announcement this week one day after fourth-year starting quarterback Hank Bachmeier was entering the transfer portal. Tuesday's announcement is the third significant announcement for Boise State football since its 27-10 loss at the University of Texas at El Paso last Friday. On Saturday, Avalos fired offensive coordinator Tim Plough and promoted Dirk Koetter.

It’s been more than a decade since the University of Idaho football team began the season 2-0 in conference play. But the Vandals have a chance to do exactly that Saturday in front of a homecoming crowd at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow. Kickoff against Northern Colorado is 7 p.m. Mountain time, and the game will be streamed on ESPN+. First-year coach Jason Eck, who said he’s usually not a fan of a later kickoff, is hoping for a “raucous” crowd as Idaho attempts to start 3-2 for the first time since 2010 and 2-0 in the Big Sky for the first time since 2009.

From the local high school  scoreboard, from the boys soccer fields, Buhl shut out Filer 3 to 0.  Wendell ousted Gooding 5 to 1 and Kimberly closed the doors on Declo 8 to 0.  For the Girls, Kimberly said no to Declo 6 to 0, Wendell 5 Gooding 2 and it was Buhl 6 Filer 1. 

For Volleyball, Kimberly 3 Jerome 0 and Snake River 3 Filer 2. 

On the local High School game schedule for today, first for Football, there is one game locally.  Gooding will travel to Buhl to take on the Indians.

On the Soccer schedule for both Girls and Boys, it’s a cross town rivalry with Canyon Ridge playing Twin Falls.  Burley goes to Wood River and Mountain Home will travel to Jerome.

On the volleyball schedule, Jerome travels to Mountain Home.  Twin Falls meets up with Canyon Ridge, Richfield goes to Dietrich, Camas County goes to Hagerman and Carey travels to Hansen.  Elsewhere Oakley goes to Twin Falls to play Lighthouse Christian.  Castleford goes to Murtaugh and Raft River goes to Shoshone.  Glenns Ferry travels to Valley and Wood River heads to Burley.

There is one Golf matchup.  Jerome, Burley and Wood River girls will be at the Mountain Home Desert Canyon Country Club.  There is one Cross Country meet for both the Girls and Boys with Filer at Declo.

WEATHER

Today:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. West southwest wind 8 to 16 mph.

Tonight:  Mostly clear, with a low around 47. West southwest wind 10 to 16 mph.

 

Friday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. West southwest wind 10 to 13 mph.

Friday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 44. West northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming south after midnight.

 

Saturday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Light and variable wind becoming northeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.

 

Sunday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

Sunday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 43.

 

Monday:  Sunny, with a high near 76.

Monday Night:  Clear, with a low around 44.

 

Tuesday:  Sunny, with a high near 78.

Tuesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 45.

 

Wednesday:  Sunny, with a high near 79.

Wednesday 092822

Jerome police say criminal charges could be filed against a 22 year old woman who allegedly struck ISP trooper Sgt. Mike Wendler September 8th.  The officer was directing traffic at the scene of a vehicle fire on I-84.  The driver was using her cell phone to take pictures of the fire when she swerved to miss traffic and struck the officer.  The suspect faces charges for reckless driving, driving without privileges and destruction of evidence after she deleted the photos.

Investigators are learning more about how Idaho's largest wildfire started and are actively seeking the person or people responsible.  Officials determined the Moose Fire was the result of an unextinguished and unattended campfire. It started on the afternoon of July 17, in a area commonly used for camping between Salmon River Road and the Main Salmon River. The area is about 5.6 miles west of North Fork.  Three firefighters have died while battling the fire.

South Central Public Health District is issuing a public health advisory for Murtaugh Lake after recent testing from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality show a cyanotoxin, Microcystin, is now at unhealthy levels in the reservoir. On September 6, SCPHD issued a health advisory for Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir that is still active. 

Eighty people died while driving on Idaho's roadways this summer, according to preliminary data from the Idaho Office of Highway Safety. The data looked at fatalities that occurred during Idaho's 100 Deadliest Days, the time period between Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Last summer, there were 92 fatalities.

The University of Idaho has warned its employees not to provide reproductive health counseling, including abortion, to their students or they may risk losing their jobs or criminal prosecution.  The memo was intended to help UI staff understand the complexity of the law.

Aaron von Ehlinger, a former Idaho Representative convicted of raping a 19-year-old statehouse intern and sentenced to 20 years in prison, has appealed his conviction in the Idaho Supreme Court.  Von Ehlinger was denied a request for an acquittal or new trial in August and later sentenced in early September to 20 years in prison with eight years before he is eligible for parole.

SPORTS

Here are some scores from yesterdays high school games.  First boys soccer.  Canyon Ridge trounced on Minico 12 to 1.  Wood River outlasted Mountain Home 2 to 1 and Twin Falls and Burley tied it up 1 each.  For the Girls it Was Twin Falls 10 Burley 0.  Canyon Ridge 8 Minico 0 and Mountain Home 1 Wood River 0.

In Volleyball games, Richfield took the win over Camas County 3 to 0.  Wood River ousted Mountain Home 3 to 0 and Oakley defeated Shoshone 3 to 0.  It was Kimberly 3 Declo 1.  Buhl 3 Wendell 0.  Dietrich 3 Hagerman 2.  Lighthouse Christian 3 Castleford 0, Murtaugh 3 Hansen 0 and Twin Falls 3 Burley 0.  Canyon Ridge 3 Minico 1.  Carey 3 Valley 1 and Raft River 3 Glenns Ferry 1.

On today’s local high school sports schedule, first for Both boys and girls soccer, Filer will travel to Buhl, Kimberly goes to Declo and Gooding to Wendell.

On the Volleyball schedule, Kimberly heads to Jerome and Filer heads to Snake River. 

The State Media High School Football Poll is out and Minico is in 3rd place in Class 4A with Skyline and Bishop Kelly 1st and 2nd.  In Class 1A Division 1 Oakley is in 1st.  Raft River in 2nd and Murtaugh in 4th.  In divison 2, Kendrick in 1st, Castleford 2nd, Dietrich 3rd and Camas County 4th

The CSI Volleyball Team hosts 3rd-ranked Salt Lake CC today at 6 p.m.  CSI will be back home on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. against Treasure Valley CC.  Following the volleyball game on Oct. 4 will be the Basketball Bash.  The CSI Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams will play in intra-squad scrimmages as well as a 3-point contest between the two teams.  The CSI Rodeo Team travels to Craig, Colo. Friday and Saturday for the Colorado Northwestern Rodeo.  CSI Softball travels to Boise State Saturday to play a 10-inning game at 11 a.m. and then goes to Pocatello Sunday to play Utah State University at 11 a.m. and Idaho State University at 4 p.m.

WEATHER

Today:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. East wind 5 to 11 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Tonight:  A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. West northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming east in the evening.

 

Thursday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. South southwest wind 7 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Thursday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 44. Southwest wind 11 to 16 mph.

 

Friday:  Sunny, with a high near 66.

Friday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 43.

 

Saturday:  Sunny, with a high near 68.

Saturday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 44.

 

Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 73.

Sunday Night:  Clear, with a low around 46.

 

Monday:  Sunny, with a high near 76.

Monday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 47.

 

Tuesday:  Sunny, with a high near 77.

Tuesday 092722

The 2022 general election season is officially open.  Election Day itself is just six weeks away, and in-person voting will be available in every country across the state on Nov. 8.  Three of Idaho’s four seats in Congress are up for election, including both seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and one of the Gem State’s two seats in the U.S. Senate. Every statewide office: governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, controller, treasurer and superintendent of public instruction are up for election.  All 105 seats in the Idaho Legislature are up for election.   There is expected to be unusually large turnover in the Idaho Legislature, with 40 or more of the 105 seats changing hands before the 2023 legislative session begins Jan. 9.

According to the Point-in-Time Count Report released by the Idaho Housing and Finance Association, on any given day in 2020, 1800 Idahoans experienced homelessness throughout the state. Further, one in four Idahoans experiencing homelessness in 2020 experienced homelessness for the first time.

Growth on the Moose Fire burning northwest of Salmon has been minimal, allowing crews to continue suppression efforts on the southeast flank of the fire.  The Fire has burned an estimated 130,110 acres and is 51% contained. As far as evacuations, most zones of the fire area are now in READY. It means people in those areas should prepare to evacuate if conditions change.

Boise Police Department Chief Ryan Lee resigned from his position, at the request of Boise Mayor Lauren McLean, effective Oct. 14.  McLean has appointed retired officer Ron Winegar as acting chief. He is expected to start today. Winegar is well known to the community and to the department, having spent 27 years as a Boise Police Officer."  A number of complaints were filed by officers about the chief.

After deliberating for parts of two days, 12 jurors returned guilty verdicts on three of four felony counts against former Caldwell Police Lt. Joseph Hoadley.  He was found guilty on counts two, three and four being considered in the trial: destruction, alteration or falsification of records in federal investigations; tampering with a witness by harassment; and tampering with documents. Each count is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

SPORTS

Fourth-year starting Boise State quarterback Hank Bachmeier is entering the transfer portal, according to sources.  This is the second significant move for the offense this week, as head coach Andy Avalos fired offensive coordinator Tim Plough on Saturday.  Bachmeier, one of the highest rated recruits in school history, arrived at Boise State in January 2019. He immediately won the starting job, and in his first game as a starter he led the Broncos to the program's biggest comeback win ever over a Power 5 opponent. As a true freshman, he was tabbed "Hurricane Hank," throwing for a career-high 407 yards in a 36-31 victory.  He was pulled in the first quarter of the season-opener against Oregon State, and led the Broncos to their worst passing performance since 1997 when they only threw for 93 yards in a 27-10 last at UTEP last Friday.

From the scoreboard yesterday in High School Sports from around the valley, first for Boys Soccer where Wendell shut out Declo 9 to 0.  Gooding said no to Bliss 2 to 1, Century took the win over Twin Falls 3 to 0 and Kimberly ousted Buhl 1 to 0.  For the Girls Wendell said no to Declo 9 to 1, Bliss downed Gooding 6 to 1, it was Buhl 4 Kimberly 0 and Twin Falls ousted Century 3 to 0. 

In Volleyball, one match to report.  Gooding 3 Wendell 0.

On the sports schedule for today, first for boys and girls soccer games, Twin Falls travels to Burley, Minico will  be at Canyon Ridge and Wood River goes to Mountain Home.  For Volleyball, Wendell goes to Buhl and Richfield travels to Camas County.  Valley Goes to Carey, Lighthouse to Castleford, Hagerman is on the bus to Dietrich and Raft River goes to Glenns Ferry.  Canyon Ridge will be at Minico and Hansen will take on Murtaugh.  Shoshone will travel to Oakley and Mountain Home will play Wood River.  Declo takes on Kimberly and Burley will play Twin Falls. 

WEATHER

Today:  Sunny, with a high near 87. East wind 7 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Mostly clear, with a low around 56. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

 

Wednesday:  Sunny, with a high near 85. East wind 7 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night:  A 10 percent chance of showers after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.

 

Thursday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

Thursday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 44.

 

Friday:  Sunny, with a high near 68.

Friday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 43.

 

Saturday;  Sunny, with a high near 74.

Saturday Night:  Clear, with a low around 46.

 

Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 77.

Monday 092622

At least 79 teachers have applied for emergency provisional certifications this school year, up from 22 at this time last year.  State officials say it’s too early to identify the causes behind the uptick, but that a statewide teacher shortage in hard-to-fill positions and improved communication with districts could be factors. 

Idaho State Police is investigating a single-vehicle fatality crash that occurred on Friday at about 10 pm on US30 at milepost 198, west of Buhl.  A 22 year old female from Hagerman was travelling eastbound when she struck a 53 year old male pedestrian of Gilbert, AZ, who was walking in the roadway.

Governor Brad Little’s first “Capital for a Day” event in over a year will be held in Carey Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  This event will give the residents of Blaine County a chance to discuss what’s on their minds. 

Authorities have identified four people who were killed in an eastern Idaho crash between a potato truck and passenger car last Wednesday.  The Bannock County Coroner’s Office said 44 year old Delight Moemberg; 63 year old Deborah Pabawena, 28 year old Philip Ponzo and 37 year old Faedem Fidim were killed in the collision near Chubbuck. All were Fort Hall residents.

On Saturday at approximately 4:43pm, the Jerome City Police Department responded to a call of shots fired in the 900 block of South Davis.  Before authorities arrived, one of two vehicles involved transported a 22 year old male victim to a local emergency hospital.

During the last 30 days, the City of Twin Falls has seen a significant increase in the number of complaints regarding vehicles on City trails.  Within the last month, the City has received reports of vehicles driving past bollards placed to prevent vehicles from accessing trails.

An Idaho judge has banned cameras from the courtroom in the high-profile triple murder case against a mother and her new husband, saying he fears the images could prevent a fair trial. The judge said news organizations will no longer be able to shoot still photography or videos inside the courtroom in the criminal case of Lori Vallow Daybell and Chad Daybell.  Both face the possible death penalty. 

 

 

SPORTS

Gevani McCoy completed 18 of 20 passes for 184 yards with a touchdown, Roshaun Johnson rushed for two scores and Idaho beat Northern Arizona 27-10 on Saturday.  Idaho held NAU to just 15 first downs and 184 yards and the Vandals had the ball on offense for 41-plus minutes.

Elijah Dotson broke a tie with a short touchdown run and followed it up with a long punt return for a score to spark Northern Colorado’s 35-14 victory over Idaho State on Saturday. 

Boise State fired offensive coordinator Tim Plough on Saturday and replaced him with former college and NFL head coach Dirk Koetter for the rest of the season.  Boise State head coach Andy Avalos announced the change after the Broncos were stunned in a 27-10 loss to UTEP on Friday night. Long known for its offensive ingenuity and scoring points, the Broncos have struggled on that side of the ball, even in their two victories.

On the scoreboard first Friday night football where Oakley defeated Carey 42 to 36.  Minico ousted Burley 42 to 28.  Raft River defeated Valley 56 to 6.  Butte County defeated Lighthouse Christian 60 to 38.  Dietrich was victorious over Hansen 58 to 8.  Raft River was victorious over Valley 56 to 6.  Twin Falls defeated Century 56 to 10.  Camas County outlasted Shoshone 76 to 0.  Canyon Ridge said no to Jerome 34 to 0.  Murtaugh defeatd Glenns Ferry 72 to 26.  It was Kimberly 25 over Mountain Home 21.  Declo said no to Gooding 28 to 20.  Filer to the win over Wendell 19 to 14.  North Gem ousted Richfield J.V.s 64 to 16.  It was Castleford 50 over Hagerman 14.  Buhl downed Wood River 38 to 14.

For Boys Soccer on Saturday, American Falls defeated Buhl 6 to 0.  Buhl downed Snake River 3 to 1.  Canyon Ridge ousted Mountain Home 2 to 0.  Burley defeated Minico 3 to 2 and Jerome said no to Twin Falls 2 to 1.

For the Girls, Twin Falls downed Jerome 5 to 0.  American Falls defeated Buhl 5 to 2 then Buhl defeated Aberden 5 to 1.  Canyon Ridge said no way to Mountain Home 2 to 1.  Filer downed American Falls 9 to 0.  Minico tied it up with Burley 2 each.

For Volleyball, Kimberly defeated Parma 3 to 2.  Kimberly shut out Homedale 3 to 0.

On today’s schedule, first for boys and girls soccer, Kimberly goes to Buhl, Wendell heads to Declo and Bliss to Gooding.  For just the girls Twin Falls travels to Century.

On the volleyball schedule Wendell heads to Gooding. 

WEATHER

Monday:  Sunny, with a high near 83. East wind 5 to 9 mph.

Monday Night:  Clear, with a low around 53. North northeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming east after midnight.

 

Tuesday:  Sunny, with a high near 86. East wind 7 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 53. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

 

Wednesday:  Sunny, with a high near 85.

Wednesday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.

 

Thursday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

Thursday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 46.

 

Friday:  Sunny, with a high near 71.

Friday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 45.

 

Saturday:  Sunny, with a high near 75.

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

 

Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 77.

Friday 092322

Attorneys for the state of Idaho say a federal judge misinterpreted the law when he blocked part of a strict new abortion ban, and they say another law blocking all abortions after about six weeks’ gestation should also remain in effect.   Idaho’s strict abortion ban makes performing an abortion in any “clinically diagnosable pregnancy” a felony punishable by up to five years in prison, but says that physicians can defend themselves in court by showing that the procedure was necessary to avert the pregnant person’s death.

The University of Idaho’s plan to build the nation’s largest research dairy and experimental farm cleared a big hurdle on Tuesday.  Idaho Gov. Brad Little and two other statewide-elected officials on the Idaho Land Board approved the university’s plan to use $23 million to buy roughly 640 acres of farmland near Rupert.  Idaho’s dairy industry is the third-largest dairy producer in the nation, behind California and Wisconsin.

State superintendent Sherri Ybarra gave her employees more than $600,000 in bonuses this spring.  It appears to be the largest set of bonuses Ybarra has awarded in her eight years in office. The payments began in April, weeks before the May Republican primary.

When three Idaho senators spoke out against a charter school bill earlier this year, it sparked what they say was an aggressive effort to unseat them that was partly driven by one wealthy businessman who is the subject of a recent campaign finance complaint.  The complaint, filed on Aug. 24 by a Nampa resident who is not employed in politics, alleges that Boise resident Larry Williams over-contributed to 14 legislative candidates by thousands of dollars, under his own name, his wife’s name and the names of four of his businesses. 

Recreational visits at Yellowstone National Park were down again in August as the park continues to recover from historic flooding earlier in 2022.  In August, Yellowstone hosted 582,211 recreational visits, according to a press release from park officials. That is down 37%.

The Twin Falls Canal Company said water will be shut off on October 14th.  It’s been a tough year for water delivery.  The canal company started the year delivering five-eighths of an inch per share and in late July cut it to one-half inch.

SPORTS

Here is a look at yesterday’s High School Sports.  First for Boys Soccer.  Canyon ridge outlasted Jerome 2 to 0.  Mountain Home defeated Minico 4 to 0.  For the girls Twin Falls took the win over Wood River 1 to 0.  Murtaugh defeated Grace 3 to 0.  Filer was victorious over Buhl 3 to 2. Minico  said no to Mountain Home 3 to 0.  Canyon Ridge defeated Jerome 3 to 1.  It was Raft River 3 over Glenns Ferry 0 and Declo took the win over Wendell 3 to 0.   

On the local high school schedule for today first for Football, North Gem travels to Richfield.  Wood River goes to Buhl.  Oakley is in Carey, Hagerman heads to Castleford.  Wendell goes to Filer, Declo to Gooding.  Dietrich goes to Hansen.  Canyon Ridge goes to Jerome.  Butte County is in Twin Falls to play Lighthouse Christian.   Burley goes to Minico, Kimberly to Mountain Home, Glenns Ferry to Murtaugh, Valley to Raft River, Camas County to Shoshone and Century to Twin Falls. 

For both Boys and Girls Soccer the Sun Valley Community School heads to Bliss. 

For Volleyball, Wood River travels to the Rocky Mountain Invitational and Richfield goes to the Sun Valley community school.

One golf matchup is on the schedule.  Burley, Wood River will be at the Mountain Home HS Boys Desert Canyon Golf Course.

WEATHER

Today:  Sunny, with a high near 73. West southwest wind around 7 mph.

Tonight:  Clear, with a low around 46. West southwest wind around 6 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

 

Saturday:  Sunny, with a high near 76. East southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Saturday Night:  Clear, with a low around 48. West southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

 

Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 78. East wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.

Sunday Night:  Clear, with a low around 50.

 

Monday:  Sunny, with a high near 82.

Monday Night:  Clear, with a low around 50.

 

Tuesday:  Sunny, with a high near 84.

Tuesday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.

 

Wednesday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

Wednesday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.

 

Thursday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.