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Monday 040422

Full day kindergarten is coming to the Twin Falls School district next school year.  Schools will be hosting Kindergarten registration starting the week of April 18th.  Students will need to turn five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2022.

Federal officials say work to dig up and remove radioactive and hazardous waste buried for decades in unlined pits at a nuclear facility that sits atop a giant aquifer in eastern Idaho has been completed.  The targeted buried waste was removed from a 97 acre landfill at its 890-square-mile site that includes the Idaho National Laboratory.

Twin Falls county commissioners are reminding residents who planted roses in the rose garden neat the courthouse on Shoshone street to come claim their plants.  The county is planning to remodel and the garden will be removed. 

Authorities in Caldwell say they are investigating a possible road rage incident that has left a 32-year-old man dead.  Deputies were called to the 5000 block of Highway 20/26 for a report of a shooting in a parking lot Friday afternoon. Police say the victim and suspect, a 57-year-old Caldwell man, got into some kind of fight, possibly road rage, which led to the shooting.

The Twin Falls city pool has re-opened.  The facility had been closed for six weeks to reline the pool with a membrane and plaster.  It’s something that should happen about every ten years. 

KTVB meteorologist Larry Gebert passed away Friday night from complications following a heart attack. He spent 30 years as a weatherman for the station in Boise.

This past weekend, more than 250 people registered to participate in the Bogus Basin end-of-season 'pond skim' tradition, according to Bogus Basin General Manager Brad Wilson.  Participants get a wide-open straight shot down the main face of the mountain. The goal is to build enough speed to glide across a pool of ice-cold water.

SPORTS

The Jerome softball team has been awarded $100,000 thanks to a grant from Dick’s Sporting Goods’ sports matter grant.  With the sports matter grant, they were awarded $100,000, which is $80,000 more than they were originally asking for. Only 22 schools in the entire country were awarded this grant.  The new diamond will be near the football field where the old soccer practice field is located.

In the Kimberly Dawgs Classic tournament game Saturday Filer took the win over Sugar salem 18 to 6.  Other games from the past weekend was Filer defeating Teton 22 to 3.  Wood River downed Shelley 10 to 2 .  Then the Wolverines took South Fremont 12 to 4.  Weiser defeated Kimberly 13 to 5 and Buhl downed McCall-Donnelly 18 to 2.  One other softball score to report, Buhl defeated Teton 15 to 2.

In Baseball, Twin Falls downed Burley 19 to 0

The College of Southern Idaho won their series finale against Colorado Northwestern Saturday with a score of 11 to 3.  The Golden Eagles are now 22-10 overall and 10-8 in Scenic West Conference play after taking three out of four from the Spartans.  The Golden Eagles, currently sitting in third in the Scenic West, will play four games at home against Utah State-Eastern next week.

On Todays baseball Schedule, Gem state plays Glenns Ferry, Wendell travels to Gooding,

For Softball, Greenleaf Friends academy will play Glenns Ferry and Wendell plays Gooding.

There is a golf meet.  Jerome/Twin Falls/Canyon Ridge/Wood River/Minico/Burley  will be at the Mountain Home Invitational Girls, Mountain Home GC 9 a.m.

UNLV completed a three-game Mountain West series sweep of Boise State with an 8-5 victory at Dona Larsen Park, Sunday.

WEATHER

WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECTVTO 6 PM MDT TUESDAY.  West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph expected Southern Twin Falls County, Western Magic Valley and Camas Prairie.

 

Today:  Scattered rain and snow showers before noon, then scattered rain showers. Cloudy, with a high near 57. Light and variable wind becoming west 11 to 16 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tonight:  A 30 percent chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Windy, with a west wind 23 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph.

 

Tuesday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Breezy, with a west wind 18 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 21. Blustery, with a west wind 18 to 23 mph decreasing to 7 to 12 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph.

 

Wednesday:  Sunny, with a high near 53. West southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Clear, with a low around 26.

 

Thursday:  Sunny, with a high near 67.

Thursday Night:  Clear, with a low around 39.

 

Friday:  Sunny, with a high near 77.

Friday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.

 

Saturday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Breezy.

Saturday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 32.

 

Sunday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

Friday 040122

Idaho lawmakers have wrapped up this year’s legislative session that included passing the state’s largest-ever income tax cut of $600 million and one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion bans.  Lawmakers also approved $325 million for water infrastructure and more than $800 million for transportation costs and deferred maintenance on state buildings which includes building an 848-bed women’s prison.

Newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows Idaho’s population growth from 2020 to 2021 was well dispersed around the state, with every Idaho County growing in population over the year.  The Census Bureau reported a 2-point 1 percent growth for Twin Falls from 114 thousand to 116 thousand. 

The Idaho Senate yesterday, failed to override Republican Gov. Brad Little’s veto of legislation making it illegal for most businesses to require the coronavirus vaccine.

The Idaho Lottery is looking for the winner of a million dollars.  Three months ago, they announced the winning numbers for the Idaho million dollar raffle but the top prize remains unclaimed.  Check your tickets.  The winning number is 027047.

Dean Fisher, the College of Southern Idaho President is the newest member of the state’s charter school commission.  Gov. Brad Little made Fisher’s appointment onto the seven-member to fill the seat left by former commissioner Kitty Kunz, who died last year.  The governor may appoint Fisher to a full four-year term when Fisher’s appointment ends on May 12, 2023.

Idaho lawmakers voted to send an additional $105 million annually to K-12 schools in hopes of improving employees’ health insurance. But some schools are hesitant to switch over to the state’s comparatively low-premium, high-benefit insurance plan for fear that the state funding won’t cover the costs.  Rep. Rod Furniss said districts will be “a little bit short” of the annual funding they need to spend as much on their employees as state agencies do.

SPORTS

In college of Southern Idaho baseball yesterday, the Eagles defeated Colorado Northwestern 10 to 0.  CSI, now 20-9 overall and 8-7 in conference play, hosts CNCC today at noon for a doubleheader.

In high school baseball, Jerome took the win over Canyon Ridge yesterday 18 to 9.  Twin Falls defeated Burley 15 to 3 and Glenns Ferry outlasted Horseshoe Bend 15 to 5. 

For Softball Twin Falls took both of their games against Burley in a double Header 20 to 10 and 13 to 3.  Other doubleheaders found Wendell defeating Wood River in the first game 17 to 1 but then Wood River turned it around to win the second game 12 to 2.  Mountain Home defeated Minico in both games 16 to 2 and 11 to 1.  Thunder Ridge defeated Canyon Ridge 25 to 6 and 22 to 2.  Glenns Ferry defeated Horseshoe Bend 18 to 3. 

On the baseball schedule for today, Filer, Kimberly, Wood River, Bear Lake, Buhl, Teton, American Falls and Sugar Salem will be at the 27th annual Buhl Mid-Season Classic. 

On the Softball schedule, Declo, Filer, Wood River, Kimberly, Buhl, McCall Donnelly, Weiser, South Freemont, Shelley, Sugar Salem and Teton will be part of the 14th annual Lady Dawg Spring Classic.

There is district 6 rodeo action in Filer and there are four track meets.  Raft River, Oakley, Murtaugh, Lighthouse Christian, Hansen, Hagerman and Carey will be part of the Neal Wyatt meet in Oakley at 10 am.  Minico, Canyon Ridge, Twin Falls, Wood River will be in Minico at 1.  Valley, Shoshone,  Richfield, Castleford and Glenns Ferry will be at the Valley Relays and Jerome travels to Kimberly for a meet at 2.

WEATHER

Today  Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.

Tonight  Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. Light and variable wind becoming south around 6 mph after midnight.

 

Saturday  Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 11 to 16 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 30. South southwest wind 8 to 16 mph.

 

Sunday  Sunny, with a high near 62. Light and variable wind becoming east northeast 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night  Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.

 

Monday  A 20 percent chance of showers after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 60.

Monday Night  A 20 percent chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.

 

Tuesday  Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Breezy.

Tuesday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Blustery.

 

Wednesday  Sunny, with a high near 54.

Wednesday Night  Clear, with a low around 31.

 

Thursday Sunny, with a high near 65.

 

Thursday 033122

A regional Planned Parenthood organization is suing Idaho over a new law that bans nearly all abortions by allowing potential family members of the embryo to sue abortion providers.  The group filed the lawsuit with the Idaho Supreme Court yesterday.

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has vetoed legislation involving the process for judicial appointments.  The proposed law would have increased the number of members on the nonpartisan Idaho Judicial Council from seven to 11. The council nominates judges to district courts, appeals court and the Idaho Supreme Court.

U.S. Senators Mike Crapo of Idaho and Jacky Rosen of Nevada led a bipartisan group of their Western colleagues is encouraging Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to allocate a portion of the Department’s recent funding toward sagebrush restoration.  They say that would boost wildfire mitigation efforts.

Idaho Gov. Brad Little vetoed legislation altering the way money is allocated to K-12 schools.  The Republican governor vetoed the measure that would have switched from an average daily attendance to student enrollment counts.

The Idaho Legislature is scheduled to reconvene at 11 a.m. today at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise; nearly a week after legislators opted to take a recess to see if Gov. Brad Little vetoed any bills.  Since then, Little has issued several vetoes which the lawmakers could reverse. 

The Kimberly school district has canceled classes next Tuesday April 5th following the death of one of a district teacher.  Angie Champneys memorial service is set for that day at the CSI Expo Center.  She was a 1996 graduate of the school district and began teaching in 2017.

Two Colorado Women are behind bars in Ada County after police discovered an alleged retail theft ring that spanned across southern Idaho.  Kimberly Haynes and Shannon Porter are charged with stealing merchandise from retail stores in Twin Falls.  Police say over $10,000 worth of electronics were taken from Target and Walmart last weekend.

SPORTS

In Baseball from the High Schools yesterday, Declo took the win from Glenns Ferry 15 to 5.  Kimberly shut out the game against Buhl 9 to 0. 

For the Softball games, Marsh Valley defeated Filer 19 to 13.  In  a double header Buhl took the win against Gooding 5 to 4 and 15 to 8.  It was Declo  15 Soda Springs 0.

On today’s Schedule, first for Baseball, Rockland plays Declo in a double header.  Jerome travels to Canyon Ridge, Horseshoe Bend will be in Glenns Ferry, Minico will travel to Mountain Home for a double Header.  Two more double headers are on the schedule.  Thunder Ridge will travel to Canyon Ridge and Wood River will be on the bus to Wendell.

There’s one Golf meet.  Jerome, Mountain Home, Twin Falls Canyon Ridge, Wood River, Minico and Burley will meet for the Minico Invitational in Rupert at 10 am.

For track there is a couple of meets.  A Quad with Burley, Jerome, Mountain Home and Wood River meet in Burley at 1.  Wendell, Declo, Filer, Kimberly, Gooding and Buhl will be part of the Clover Creek Dental Invitational hosted by Gooding High School.  That starts at 2pm.

WEATHER

Today:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. West southwest wind 13 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Mostly clear, with a low around 30. West southwest wind 10 to 14 mph.

 

Friday:  Sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 3 to 8 mph.

Friday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. Light and variable wind becoming south around 5 mph after midnight.

 

Saturday:  Sunny, with a high near 58. Light and variable wind becoming west 9 to 14 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.

 

Sunday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.

Sunday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

 

Monday:  A 20 percent chance of showers after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 59. Breezy.

Monday Night:  A 20 percent chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

 

Tuesday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Breezy.

Tuesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 31. Blustery.

 

Wednesday:  Sunny, with a high near 55.

Wednesday 033022

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law a property tax reduction for higher-valued houses to keep older, low-income Idaho residents in their homes.  The deduction ranges from $250 to $1,500, depending on income up to the maximum of about $32,000. The average deduction is about $800.

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said the state will join the Federal Communications Commission to investigate robocalls.  The federal partnership now includes 22 states, with Wyoming, Kentucky, Connecticut and the District of Columbia participating as of this week.

The City of Twin Falls will begin delivering irrigation water in their pressurized system on April 25th but officials say it comes with curtailments because of the drought we are in.  Water will be available to residents by May 2nd.  The city warns that if too many people try to use the system at the same time, it will shut down to prevent burnout of the pumps.

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law a $20 increase in the amount Idaho residents can recover on taxes paid on food through the grocery sales tax credit.  The governor signed the measure that boosts the annual maximum credit from $100 to $120 for people under 65 and from $120 to $140 for people 65 and over starting next year.  Opponents said the increase was not enough to cover the increasing cost of food, and sought to have the grocery tax eliminated entirely.

Two legislators who are running to be the next lieutenant governor in Idaho is in a dead heat for the republicans.  Speaker of the House Scott Bedkee and Representative Priscilla Geddings have each raised 482-thousand dollars.  Terri Pickens Manweiler, a Democrat who is running unopposed for the position in the primary, has raised more than $125,000.  The 4 year position pays 48 thousand dollars a year.

Abortion providers in Oregon are bracing for a potential influx in women coming from Idaho seeking abortion services.  The closest clinic for Idaho residents is in Bend, Oregon.

SPORTS

Here are some softball scores from High School Games.  Canyon Ridge defeated Minico 14 to 2.  It Was Twin Falls 12 Wood River 2.  Sugar-Salem 13 Filer 12 in 8 innings.  In the second game Sugar Salem took the win over Filer 11 to 7. 

In Baeball action, Wood River defeated Twin Falls 7 to 5.  Canyon Ridge outlasted Minico 6 to 4 and in a double header Jerome took both games over Century 15 to 0 and 10 to 0.  Marsh Valley outlasted Filer 16 to 4.  In a double header Wendell outlasted Rockland 14 to 0 and 19 to 1. 

WEATHER

Today:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. West wind 6 to 8 mph.

Tonight:  A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. West southwest wind 9 to 15 mph.

 

Thursday:  Sunny, with a high near 52. West southwest wind around 15 mph.

Thursday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 29. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

 

Friday:  Sunny, with a high near 58. West southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

Friday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.

 

Saturday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.

Saturday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.

 

Sunday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.

Sunday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

 

Monday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Breezy.

Monday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.

 

Tuesday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Breezy.

Tuesday 032922

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has vetoed legislation that would make it illegal for most businesses to require the coronavirus vaccine. The Governor said the bill expanded government overreach into the private sector.

Idaho’s Governor was at Murtaugh Lake yesterday to approve a nearly 130-million dollar budget for the department of water Resources.  Over $100 million of the funding is from the American Rescue Plan Act, allowing for a one-time investment in projects that have been delayed. 

Idaho Republican lawmakers are forming a working group to study allegations that Idaho libraries are making explicit materials available to minors.  The group will include eight lawmakers and representatives from the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho Library Association.

At last night’s Twin Falls city Council meeting it was decided that SkyWest will have a guarantee minimum revenue for a daily flight between Twin Falls and Salt Lake City.  The Agreement calls for the city and county to make payments if the quarterly revenue from ticket sales fails to cover the cost of operating the routes.  The City and County together would pay $400-thousand.

Have an idea for a new school name?  Tell it to the Jerome School district.  Last year voters approved a new school to be built on south Tiger Drive and is expected to be finished for the Fall of 2023.  Right  now they are taking ideas for a school name.

The state transportation department will begin the first phase of construction on U.S. 93 and Highway 26.  The crews will begin by replacing irrigation structures along the roadway.  Then the roadway will be re-surfaced.

Work has begun to move those who have set up camp sites on the grounds of the Capitol mall in Boise.  Idaho State Police troopers are reminding the mostly homeless campers that they need to move along as yearly maintance will begin soon.  Since January 17, Idaho State Police Troopers have issued 71 citations or written warnings for violation of Idaho State Code.

SPORTS

In local high school baseball Declo ousted American Falls 8 to 3.  In softball games, Declo defeated American Falls 9 to 8. 

On today’s baseball schedule there is a double header with Burley traveling to Gooding.  Canyon Ridge will be at Minico.  Rockland will be will be in Wendell, Wood River travels to Twin Falls, Columbia will be in Mountain Home, marsh Valley Travels to Filer and there is a double header with Jerome at Century.

On the softball schedule Filer will be at Sugar-Salem for a double header.  Glenns Ferry travels to Notus, Minico will be at Canyon ridge, Mountain Home will be at Columbia and Wood River will be at Twin Falls. 

WEATHER

Today:  Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 61. West wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. West wind 8 to 13 mph.

 

Wednesday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. West wind 6 to 8 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. West wind 9 to 13 mph.

 

Thursday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. West southwest wind around 14 mph.

Thursday Night:  Clear, with a low around 31.

 

Friday:  Sunny, with a high near 57.

Friday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.

 

Saturday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.

Saturday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.

 

Sunday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 63.

Sunday Night:  A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

 

Monday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 58.

Monday 032822

The Idaho House and Senate each adjourned Friday and gearing back up on Thursday, giving them time to wait out potential vetoes by Republican Gov. Brad Little.  One of the bills that have yet to be signed by the governor is the Coronavirus Pause Act. It passed both chambers with large margins, but not a veto-proof margin in the House.  There are several other bills that might also draw a veto.

Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed into law legislation giving the state’s wildland firefighters hazard pay, a boost expected to keep more firefighters on the job.  The Republican governor signed the measure that provides Idaho Department of Lands wildland firefighters with hazard pay of up to 25% above their hourly wages.

Ammon Bundy, running as an independent candidate to be Idaho’s next governor, has paid thousands of dollars in campaign donations to a company he owns.  According to campaign finance records, Bundy’s campaign has paid $13,500 in $1,500 monthly installments since June 1, 2021 to Abish-Husbondi Inc, a company incorporated in Wyoming.  Bundy is listed as the company’s president and sole officer in an annual report.  Idaho  law says a contribution can’t be converted to  personal use but remains silent contract with their own business.

Idaho state police say a 54 year old female from Gooding died in a two vehicle collision Friday afternoon.  The accident just before 2 pm happened on State Highway 46 in Gooding County.  The victim’s car collided with a semi-truck.

Paul Thompson, a Pastor at Eastside Baptist Church in Twin Falls, is running for the Idaho Senate representing the Constitution Party.  Thompson is running for the seat in District 25, which contains the bulk of the City of Twin Falls. Also running for that seat is Republican Linda Wright-Hartgen who is currently serving her second term as a State Representative.  In January of 2010, Thompson was one of the Ten U.S. Baptists arrested trying to take 33 children out of earthquake-shattered Haiti saying they were just trying to do the right thing, applying Christian principles to save Haitian children.

SPORTS

In College baseball from CSI over the weekend the eagles defeated community Christian 14 to 4 on Friday and then 10 to 3 on Saturday in the first game then loosing 8 to 0 in the second game.

The 19th-ranked College of Southern Idaho Softball Team defeated USU Eastern 11-3 and 16-5 Saturday to improve to 15-1 in Scenic West Athletic Conference play.  CSI, 25-6 overall and 15-1 in conference play, next travels to Colorado Northwestern.

Jordyn Hutchins and Kelsey Hall hit home runs to lead Boise State to an 11-3 road victory at Nevada on Sunday. It was the 10th-straight win for Boise State as the Broncos completed the series sweep over the Wolf Pack to improve to 27-5 overall and 6-0 in Mountain West Conference play.

In high school softball from over the weekend, Twin Falls downed Sandpoint 13 to 2.  Middleton took the win from Twin Falls 5 to 2.  It was Gooding 13 Nampa 2.  Gooding then took the win from Homedale 2 to 1.  Jerome Tied it in their first game.  9 each against Kuna.  Then Jerome defeated Ontario 6 to 3.  It was Columbia 11 Canyon Ridge 1.  Timerline then took Canyon ridge 18 to 0.  Emmett 10 Wood River 1 then Wood River shut out Fruitland 24 to 0.  Mountain Home outlasted Borah 4 to 3 and Capital took the win From Mountain Home 10 to 1. 

In Baseball games, Blackfoot defeated Jerome 9 to 2, Boise defeated Burley 9 to 2, Timberline took the win over Twin Falls 5 to 3 and Owhyee outlasted Canyon Ridge 9 to 1. 

On the Baseball and softball schedules for today, American Falls travels to Declo at 4pm.

There are a couple of golf meets today.  Buhl, Sun Valley Community School, Lighthouse Christian, Kimberly, Castleford, Valley all meet up at the 93 golf course in Jerome at 1.  Mountain Home, Twin Falls, Canyon Ridge, Wood River, Minico and Burley will participate in twin Falls for a boys girls invitational.  It’s set for 10 am this morning at the Twin Falls Muni.

WEATHER

Today:  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. South southwest wind 5 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

Tonight:  A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. South southeast wind 6 to 9 mph becoming west southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.

 

Tuesday:  A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 61. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

Tuesday Night:  A 20 percent chance of showers before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. South southwest wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.

 

Wednesday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.

 

Thursday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Breezy.

Thursday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 33. Breezy.

 

Friday:  Sunny, with a high near 56.

Friday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.

 

Saturday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.

Saturday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.

 

Sunday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.