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Thursday 092222

The police department has arrested a Rupert resident on enticement of a child charges.  According to the Rupert Police Department, 39 year old Bradley Allen Pedersen was arrested on Sept. 16.  Pedersen is charged with felony counts of enticing a child through the use of the internet and attempted lewd conduct.

The price tag for a years-long project to widen a curvy section of Idaho Highway 55 near Smiths Ferry has increased again, this time to a potential maximum of more than $60 million.  The project, which was first estimated to cost $18.9 million in September 2019, has now potentially tripled in price to a range between $52 and $62 million.

A court ordered a political action committee funded by Ada County homebuilders to disclose its donors and pay a fine after an investigation by the Idaho Secretary of State. The group had to pay the state $2,500 and backdate its political contributions for the duration of 2021, totaling nearly $60,000.

Idaho U.S. Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch joined 10 Senate Republican colleagues on a letter to the CEOs of Visa, Mastercard and American Express expressing concern over the decision to remove gun sales from being categorized as “general merchandise” and instead placing gun sales into a separate, unique category.

The number of homeless individuals, or those living in extreme poverty, is continuing to grow in the Magic Valley. The Homeless Coalition is putting on a poverty simulation.  At the simulation, people will get put into a family, and will have four 15-minute periods to complete the tasks on the list.  It will be September 29th from 1-5 at the E Street Community Center.

It's been two years, and a Meridian mother is still fighting an arrest after taking her kids to a park during Covid restrictions.  Sara Walton Brady's arrest at Meridian's Kleiner Park in April 2020 went viral and sparked protests. She has spent about 25-thousand dollars fighting it.   A judge is expected to rule on her motion in about a month.

SPORTS

Meet Idaho's official wheelchair basketball team, the Gem State Falcons!  The Falcons currently have nine players on their roster, ranging in age from 17 to 62. Program organizer Tom Schroeder says he's always looking for more talent and hopes to form additional teams.  The Falcons are part of the Idaho Wheelchair Basketball Association and work closely with the Challenged Athletes Foundation, and Schroeder says resources are always available to get an athlete what they need to play.  The Falcons are registered with the National Wheelchair Basketball Association as a division 3 team.

The state media high school football poll is out.  In Class 4A Burley is in 4th with Skyline 1st.  In Class 3A Sugar Salem is ranked 1st.  In Class 1A Division 1 Oakley is in 1st place followed by Raft River in 2nd, Murtaugh in 4th and Carey tied for 5th with Butte County.  In Class 1A Division 2, Kendrick is in the 1st slot followed by Castleford in 2nd, Dietrich is tied for 3rd place with Camas Council and Hagerman is tied for 5th place with Council. 

Here are scores from yesterday’s High School action.  First for Boys Soccer Declo took the win from Gooding 1 to 0.  The Sun Valley Community School overpowered Kimberly 2 to 0.  Bliss and Buhl tied it up with 2 each and Wendell said no to Filer 11 to 0.  For the Girls Wendell defeated Filer 2 to 0.  Declo and Gooding tied it up with 2 each and it was the Sun Valley Community school 1 Kimberly 0.  Buhl outlasted Bliss 1 to 0. 

In Volleyball, Burley took the win over Jerome 3 to 0.  Oakley said no to North Gem 3 to 0 and Kimberly outlasted Gooding 3 to 0.  Richfield was victorious over Shoshone 3 to 1, Wendell outlasted Valley 3 to 1 and the Sun Valley community school jv said no way to the ISDB 2 to 0. 

Fred Brown Jr. is no longer an assistant coach with the CSI men’s basketball program.  Brown has been with the program since 2019. CSI went 61-28 and made two National Tournament appearances with Brown helping on the sidelines.

 

 

On today’s sports schedule, first for both boys and girls Soccer, Canyon Ridge will cross the bridge to play Jerome.  Minico travels to Mountain Home and Burley goes to Preston.  Another game for the girls has Wood River traveling to Twin Falls. 

For Volleyball, the Sun Valley Community School travels to Twin Falls to play Lighthouse Christian.  Grace will be at Murtaugh.  Filer takes on Buhl.  Mountain Home will play Minico, Castleford travels to Camas County, Jerome goes to Twin Falls to play Canyon Ridge, Mackay will travel to Carey and Dietrich will play Hansen.  Glenns Ferry travels to Raft River.  Hagerman plays Richfield and Wood River will play Twin Falls.  Declo will be in Wendell to play the trogens.

WEATHER

Thursday:  Isolated showers before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Southwest wind 7 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 44. West northwest wind 6 to 16 mph becoming south southwest after midnight.

 

Friday:  Sunny, with a high near 73. South southwest wind 6 to 8 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.

Friday Night:  Clear, with a low around 42. West northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming south after midnight.

 

Saturday:  Sunny, with a high near 78.

Saturday Night:  Clear, with a low around 44.

 

Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 80.

Sunday Night:  Clear, with a low around 46.

 

Monday:  Sunny, with a high near 83.

Monday Night:  Clear, with a low around 48.

 

Tuesday:  Sunny, with a high near 85.

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

 

Wednesday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

Wednesday 092122

The investigation continues this morning into a shooting that occurred in Jerome County yesterday afternoon.  Just after 2 Jerome deputies were involved in a short pursuit on Highway 25 between Eden and Hazelton.  The chase ended when a person pulled into a driveway where reports say there was a shooting possibly officer involved.  The Valley schools were placed on temporary lockdown and the bomb squad and a critical incident task force was called into assist.  Authorities won’t comment yet on whether the shots were lethal or the condition of the suspect.

At the U.S. Business Summit on Refugees this week, Chobani and 44 other major companies announced they will hire more than 20,000 refugees over the next three years.   Chobani, which has a plant in Twin Falls, is making the commitment to hire people who've been displaced from their home countries.

Idaho Governor Brad Little said he is still waiting to hear from the president after half of the nation’s governors issued a joint letter to President Biden requesting a meeting within 15 days to discuss the crisis at the southern border.   That Little said was a year ago.  Police say the supply of illicit fentanyl from Mexico has become much more prevalent.

The Idaho Supreme Court has overturned a law allowing grandparents to seek visitation rights after finding that it unconstitutionally violates the “fundamental right to parent.”  In the ruling the high court said parents have a right to maintain family relationships and to the “custody, care and control” of their children. But the Idaho state law “seemingly allows grandparents to seek visitation over the objection of fit parents,” Justice John Stegner wrote. That makes the visitation law unconstitutional, the court found.

The Idaho Department of Correction is looking for a woman who walked away from the East Boise Community Reentry Center Monday night.  29 year old Crickett Rachel Ray’s criminal record in Idaho includes convictions for possession of a controlled substance in Twin Falls County. She has been eligible for parole since May 10 and her sentence was to be discharged on Dec. 3, 2024. Ray is described as a white woman, 4 feet, 9 inches tall, 140 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair.

SPORTS

Boise State junior kicker Jonah Dalmas was named the Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week following his performance in the home opener against UT Martin last Saturday.  Dalmas was 3-for-3 on field goal attempts in the Broncos' 30-7 victory over the Skyhawks.  Dalmas's career field goal percentage of .884 ranks second nationally amongst active kickers.  Next, Boise State travels to El Paso, Texas, to face UTEP this Friday. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. MT on CBS Sports Network.

More than 5,000 fans were in attendance Saturday as the Idaho State Bengals hosted a football game for the first time since Holt Arena underwent major renovations.  As the lights went out and the 5,125 fans in attendance rose to their feet using cell phone flashlights to illuminate the Holt, the Bengals poured onto the Field for the first time in 2022.

On the scoreboard from yesterdays games, first for Boys Soccer.  Jerome defeated Burley 2 to 1.  Wood River defeated Minico 4 to 0 and it was Mountain Home 4 Twin Falls 1.  For the Girls, Twin Falls shut out Mountain Home 1 to 0.  Wood River defeated Minico 5 to 0 and Jerome trounced on Burley 10 to 2. 

In Volleyball games, Twin Falls 3 Mountain Home 0.  Wood River defeated Minico 3 to 0.  Murtaugh defeated Glenns Ferry 3 to 0.  Raft River 3 Valley 0 and Canyon Ridge 3 Filer 0.  Dietrich took the win over Camas Couonty 3 to 0 and Shoshone defeated Lighthouse Christian 3 to 0.  It was Declo 3 American Falls 2.  Hansen defeated Castleford 3 to 1 and Oakley took the win over Carey 3 to 2.  The Twin Falls Christian Academy defeated the Sun Valley Community School JV’s 3 to 0.

On today’s sports schedule from the local high schools, first for Soccer, Buhl travels to Bliss, Wendell heads to Filer, Declo goes to Gooding and Kimberly goes to the Sun Valley Community School.

For volleyball, North Gem goes to Oakley, Kimberly to Gooding, Valley to Wendell and Burley travels to Jerome.  Shoshone will be in Richfield. 

WEATHER

Today:  A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. East wind 10 to 13 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.

Tonight:  Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. East northeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming west southwest in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

 

Thursday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Southwest wind 8 to 16 mph.

Thursday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 44. Southwest wind 8 to 14 mph.

 

Friday:  Sunny, with a high near 71. South southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

Friday Night:  Clear, with a low around 45.

 

Saturday:  Sunny, with a high near 75.

Saturday Night:  Clear, with a low around 46.

 

Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 78.

Sunday Night:  Clear, with a low around 48.

 

Monday:  Sunny, with a high near 81.

Monday Night:  Clear, with a low around 51.

 

Tuesday:  Sunny, with a high near 83.

Tuesday 092022

If you give your pet CBD treats or supplements, stock up while you still can.  Come November, the products will no longer be for sale in Idaho.  The State Department of Agriculture issued a memorandum to Idaho retailers in July, notifying them of a rule "update". The letter claims that while lawmakers legalized the production and handling of hemp in Idaho in 2021, they didn't legalize it in all product types, like pet food.

The victim who was struck in a crosswalk in Twin Falls over the weekend has died.  Idaho State police say the Filer man was in the intersection of Blue lakes Blvd. and Falls Avenue just after 5 on Saturday when he was struck by a 69 year old man from Shoshone who failed to stop at a red light. 

The Twin Falls city council has shifted the burden of the monthly water bill to landowners rather than the tenants.  Last night the council passed the ordnance and suggested the landlords include the utility costs in the rent.  

The Idaho Legislature would be able to call itself back into session if voters approve a proposed amendment to the Idaho Constitution that appears on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.  If it passes, the Idaho Legislature would be able to call itself back into session within 15 days of a written request by 60% of the members of the Idaho House and Senate.

According to AAA, Idaho’s average price for regular dropped by another six cents this week as the summer draws to a close.  Today, the average price for regular in the Gem State is $4.41 per gallon, which is six cents less than a week ago and 26 cents less than a month ago, but 64 cents more expensive than a year ago.  The national average is $3.68 per gallon.

Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Monday signed a two-year agreement supporting Idaho wheat sales to Taiwan in a deal that officials say gives wheat producers a reliable buyer.  Wheat is one of Idaho’s top crops, and about half is exported.

SPORTS

In local high school sports from yesterday, first for boys soccer, Wendell said no to Kimberly 5 to 3.  Bliss shut out Filer 6 to 0.  Buhl took the win from Gooding 5 to 3 and it was the Sun Valley Community School 4 Declo 0.  For the girls, the Sun Valley community school defeated Declo 5 to 0.  Wendell and Kimberly tied it up 1-1 and it was Buhl 7 Gooding 0.  Bliss took  the win over filer 5 to 2. 

In Volleyball, Twin Falls Christian Academy outlasted Camas County 3 to 0.  Rockland defeated Hansen 3 to 0 and it was Canyon Ridge 3 Gooding 0.  Dietrich outlasted Glenns Ferry 3 to 0 and Wendell 3 Castleford 0. 

On today’s sports schedule, first for boys and girls soccer, Jerome travels to Burley, Wood River goes to Minico and Mountain Home boards the bus to Twin Falls.

On the volleyball schedule, the Twin Falls Christian Academy travels to the Sun Valley community School, Grace Lutheran goes to Aberdeen, Canyon Ridge is on the road to play Filer, Wood River goes to Minico, Twin Falls to Mountain Home, Dietrich to Camas County, Hansen to Castleford, American Falls goes to Declo, Murtaugh to Glenns Ferry, Shoshone travels to Twin Falls to play Lighthouse Christian, Carey takes on Oakley and Raft River travels to Valley.

WEATHER

Tuesday:  Sunny, with a high near 84. East wind 7 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 54. South wind around 10 mph becoming east after midnight.

 

Wednesday:  A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. East wind 11 to 18 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night:  A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. West southwest wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

 

Thursday:  A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.

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

 

Friday:  Sunny, with a high near 70.

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

 

Saturday:  Sunny, with a high near 72.

Saturday Night:  Clear, with a low around 44.

 

Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 76.

Sunday Night;  Clear, with a low around 48.

 

Monday:  Sunny, with a high near 81.

Monday 091922

Idaho’s unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percent to 2.7% in August but remained below 3% for the seventh consecutive month.  The Idaho Department of Labor said that more than 930,000 Idaho workers have jobs while about 26,000 are seeking work.  The agency said the state’s labor force of 956,000 is up by 4% compared to August 2021.

The lawsuit that former Idaho Republican Party Chairman Tom Luna filed against the Bonneville County Republican Central Committee in May has been dismissed. Luna filed the suit on May 12 in Fourth District Court in Ada County after the Bonneville County Republican Central Committee endorsed candidates running in the May 16 primary election.

A Utah-based real estate analytics software company told members of an interim committee of Idaho legislators that the state could receive millions of dollars more in tax revenue if it privatized federally controlled public lands in Idaho.  There are about 32 million acres of federal public land in Idaho, representing more than 60% of the state.

Two Republican state lawmakers sent letters of support for one of their former colleagues convicted of raping a teenage legislative intern prior to his sentencing late last month.  Reps. Vito Barbieri of Dalton Gardens and Mike Kingsley of Lewiston wrote letters on July 5 using their official legislative letterhead.  Both men described former state Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger as upstanding.

A bicyclist involved in a vehicle collision last week in Twin Falls County has succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.  Thursday at East Overland Road, east of Hansen, a 74-year-old male from Hansen, was driving eastbound on Overland Road when his vehicle collided with a bicyclist, also traveling eastbound.  The bicyclist, a 81-year-old male from Hansen, was transported via air ambulance to a hospital.

The Idaho State Police is currently investigating a vehicle versus pedestrian crash that occurred on Saturday morning, at the intersection of Blue Lakes Boulevard and Falls Avenue.  A 69-year-old male, of Shoshone, was traveling southbound on Blue Lakes Boulevard.  The driver failed to obey a red traffic signal and struck a 38-year-old male of Filer.

SPORTS

Darius Hale ran for 114 yards and scored three times and Central Arkansas defeated Idaho State 31-16 on Saturday.  Idaho State, held out of the end zone until the fourth quarter, got two late touchdown runs from Benjamin Omayebu. The Bengals’ Hunter Hays completed 25 of 36 passes for 284 yards and was intercepted twice.

Jermaine Jackson caught a touchdown pass and returned a punt for a score and Idaho dominated the second half in a 42-14 victory over Drake on Saturday.  Jackson gave Idaho a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter on a 20-yard pass from Gevani McCoy.

George Holani accounted for 157 yards of offense and two touchdowns, Hank Bachmeier threw for a pair of scores, and Boise State defeated UT Martin 30-7 on Saturday.  Boise State used a smothering defense to prop up its sputtering offense, holding UT Martin to 152 yards of total offense.

In local high school football from over the weekend.  Camas County defeated Horseshoe bend 54 to 6.  Castleford 26 over Rockland 14.  Buhl defeated Caldwell 49 14.  The Canyon Ridge Ridgevue game was cancelled because of Lightening.  Minico shut out Century 35 to 0.  Firth defeated Declo 39 to 13.  Carey downed Lighthouse Christian 36 to 6.  Marsh Valley outlasted Kimberly 53 to 40.  Mountain Home took the win over Gooding 26 to 8.  Oakley outlasted Raft River 34 to 30.  Burley took the win over Preston 82 to 44.  It was a shutout when Twin Falls defeated Jerome 33 to 0.  Murtaugh defeated Valley 58 to 20.  Bear Lake defeated Wendell 48 to 0 and it was Wood River outlasting Filer 27 to 6,

On today’s schedule first for Soccer for the Boys and girls Wendell travels to Kimberly, Declo goes to the Sun Valley Community School and Bliss heads to Filer. One more girls game Buhl heads to Gooding.

For the volleyball games, Camas County goes to the Twin Falls Christian Academy.  Glenns Ferry goes to Dietrich, Canyon Ridge goes to Gooding, Rockland to Hansen and Castleford to Wendell.

WEATHER

Monday:  Sunny, with a high near 81. East wind around 7 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Monday Night:  Clear, with a low around 50. West southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming east after midnight.

 

Tuesday:  Sunny, with a high near 83. East wind 5 to 9 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 55. South wind 7 to 9 mph becoming east after midnight.

 

Wednesday:  A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

Wednesday Night:  Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

 

Thursday:  A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.

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

 

Friday:  Sunny, with a high near 69.

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

 

Saturday:  Sunny, with a high near 74.

Saturday Night:  Clear, with a low around 46.

 

Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 78.

 

Friday 091622

Roads are back open this morning following a standoff with law enforcement agencies in a cornfield near Red Cap Corner yesterday afternoon.  Police were looking for 5 suspects in what started as a home invasion in Gooding.  4 of the 5 were arrested.  Police continue to look for Jeff Day the only suspect who remains at large.

 A review of gubernatorial candidate Ammon Bundy’s campaign finance report shows he paid $4,000 in campaign donations to the law firm that represented him in a criminal case.  Idaho law states that campaign donations may not be converted for personal use.

Idaho State Police are investigating a vehicle vs Bicycle collision that occurred just before 3 yesterday afternoon at East Overland Road east of Hansen.  The cyclist, an 81 year old man from Hansen was airlifted for treatment.

A judge told attorneys in the high-profile triple murder case of Lori Vallow Daybell and her Husband Chad Daybell that he’s worried broad news coverage could make it harder to seat a jury when the trial begins months from now. 

Two people from Oregon were killed after a plane crashed in southeast Idaho Wednesday.  The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said that the wife and husband were flying from Boise, to Rock Springs, Wyoming.

The Idaho Legislature can intervene in a lawsuit filed against Idaho by the U.S. Department of Justice challenging recently-passed state water laws, but a federal judge has yet to rule on whether ranchers and the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation can take part.

The City of Boise is working in partnership with the City of Salt Lake City to open up a passenger rail line between Caldwell and Salt Lake City. The actual route begins in Seattle.

Idaho’s ski industry saw big gains for last winter.  The report by the Idaho travel council shows there were 2.15 million skier and snowboarder visits to Idaho ski areas, exceeding the previous record of 1.88 million set during the winter of 2018-19. About 52% of visitors were from out of state.

SPORTS

Here are some scores from yesterday in High School action. First to Football where Hagerman downed Idaho City 54 to 18.  In Boys Soccer, Canyon Ridge defeated Burley 1 to 0.  Wood River victorious over Jerome 1 to 0.  Twin Falls defeated Minico 4 to 1.  For the Girls, Canyon Ridge outlasted Burley 7 to 0.  Wood  River took the win over Jerome 2 to 1.  Twin Falls outlasted Minico 10 to 0. 

In Volleyball, Hansen defeated Lighthouse Christian 3 to 0.  Declo took the win over the sun Valley Community School 3 to 0. It was Gooding 3 American Falls 0.  Kimberly 3 Filer 0.  Oakley defeated Glenns Ferry 3 to 0.  Murtaugh took the win over Valley 3 to 0.  Raft River the victors over Castleford 3 to 1.  Mackay outlasted Dietrich 3 to 1 and it was Carey 3 Shoshone 1.   

On tonight’s high school sports schedule.  First for football, where Horsehoe Bend will be at Camas County.  Castleford goes to Rockland.  Buhl travels to Caldwell.  Ridgevue will be at Canyon Ridge.  Minico travels to century.  Firth goes to Declo.  Watersprings will be at Grace.  Idaho City travels to Hagerman, Carey to Lighthouse Christian and Kimberly goes to Marsh Valley.  Gooding has a bus ride to Mountain Home and Raft River goes to Oakley.  Burley goes to Preston and Jerome crosses the  bridge to take on Twin  Falls. Murtaugh will take on Valley and Filer travels north to play Wood River. 

For both Boys and girls Soccer, the Sun Valley community school will board the bus to play Kimberly.  

For Volleyball, Kimberly, Minico, Wood River and Canyon Ridge will travel to Bonneville to take part of the Bonneville Classic.  Filer, Hagerman, Carey, Murtaugh and Lighthouse Christian will be at Mountain View for the Idaho Classic. 

WEATHER

Today:  Patchy smoke. Sunny, with a high near 75. South southeast wind around 6 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Tonight:  A 20 percent chance of showers. Patchy smoke. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 mph in the evening.

 

Saturday:  A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Areas of smoke. Partly sunny, with a high near 72. East wind 8 to 14 mph.

Saturday Night:  A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers. Areas of smoke. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. East northeast wind 9 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

 

Sunday:  A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. East northeast wind 8 to 17 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

Sunday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 51.

 

Monday:  Sunny, with a high near 77.

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

 

Tuesday:  Sunny, with a high near 76.

Tuesday Night:  A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.

 

Wednesday:  A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 68.

Wednesday Night:  A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.

 

Thursday:  A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 63.

Thursday 091522

Idaho’s individual income taxes, sales taxes and corporate income taxes all fell slightly below monthly projections for August.  The $38.5 million dip below expectations is still a tiny fraction of the state’s $6 billion budget

Authorities continue to investigate an incident where two men in Twin Falls allegedly severely beat a man possibly causing partial blindness in one eye.  58 year old John Guardiola senior and 36 year old Darrell Roy Robert Spahe were both charged with battery after the Saturday incident.  Authorities located the victim near Main Avenue East and Second Avenue.

With less than two months to go before the November general election, most statewide races have one clear fundraiser, while some legislative candidates are raising and spending heavily in contested districts.  House candidates in contested races have raised nearly $1.8 million since the beginning of 2021, while Senate candidates have raised more than $1.2 million.

Injured Buhl firefighter Jared Nebeker is continuing to do well in recovery.  According to Buhl Fire Captain Gabe Hammett, Jared remains in the surgical ICU in Utah. Originally, they had to amputate his left foot, but now they have amputated his left leg below the knee.  Tonight from 6:00-9:00 there will be a fundraiser at Milner’s Gate and all of the money will go to his family.

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture has confirmed Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza virus in a backyard flock of domestic chickens and ducks in Twin Falls County. This is the first confirmed case in domestic poultry this season.  Forty birds are affected.

Rupert Mayor Mike Brown has appointed Police Lieutenant Jeff McEwen as the new Rupert chief Tuesday during the city council meeting.  He replaces former Chief James Wardle, who retired July 30.

Some Idaho school districts are going to a 4 day week in hopes of attracting teachers.  Twin Falls leaders say at this time it’s the best interest of families and students to keep Fridays on the schedule.  Part of the reason is that because of childcare needs some families might not be able to arrange supervision for their children. 

SPORTS

The high school football Week four media poll is out.  Kimberly is ranked 4th in the Class 3A.  In Class 1A Division  1, Raft River is ranked first.  Oakley is 2nd and Murtaugh is ranked 4th.  In Class 1A Division 2 Castleford is ranked 2nd, Dietrich 3rd and Camas County is 4th ranked. 

Taking a look at yesterday’s high school games, for boys soccer, The sun Valley community school took the win over Buhl 3 to 0.  Kimberly outlasted Gooding 4 to 0.  Declo over filer 4 to 2 and it was Wendell 3 Bliss 0.  For the Girls, Filer shut out Declo 5 to 0 and Kimberly defeated Gooding 9 to 0.  The Sun Valley community school said no to Buhl 3 to 1.

In volleyball games Twin Falls took all the wins over Minico 3 to 0.  Rockland outlasted Richfield 3 to 0.  Oakley overpowered Grace 3 to 1It was Burley 2 Buhl 1.  Canyon Ridge 3 Burley 0.  And Canyon Ridge defeated Buhl 2 to 0. 

Today’s High School sports schedule.  First for Football, Greenleaf Friends will travel to Shoshone.  For both Boys and Girls soccer, Burley meets up with Canyon Ridge.  Twin Falls plays Minico.  Jerome takes on Wood River. 

On to Volleyball, the Sun Valley Community School travels to Declo, Filer goes to Kimberly, Dietrich travels to Mackay, and Shoshone goes to Carey.  Oakley goes to Glenns Ferry, American Falls plays Gooding, and Wood River will be in Jerome.  Hansen travels to Lighthouse Christian, Valley goes to Murtaugh.  Castleford goes to Raft River.  Minico is in Twin Falls.  Grace Lutheran goes to Watersprings.

WEATHER

Thursday:  Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Patchy smoke after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Light and variable wind becoming east around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Thursday Night:  Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Patchy smoke. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming east southeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

 

Friday:  A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Patchy smoke. Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. East southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Friday Night:  A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. West southwest wind around 6 mph becoming east southeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

 

Saturday:  A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 72.

Saturday Night:  A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

 

Sunday:  A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday Night:  A 20 percent chance of showers before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.

 

Monday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

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

 

Tuesday:  A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

Tuesday Night:  A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

 

Wednesday:  A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.