Thanks for reading my work. So you know a little about me, I’ve spent most of my career in the newspaper and magazine arenas. I do a lot of writing now for our radio’s news site and its sister station sites, but I also co-host a community issues broadcast. When I’m not behind a keyboard or microphone I like to hit the trails and visit the region’s rivers, lakes and reservoirs. In the office I share with a news buddy is a 6-foot tall cardboard cutout of Darth Vader. Multiple Yoda figures share the office too, and I think there might even be some small stormtroopers and R2-D2 figures around here somewhere.
Magic Valley Hatcheries Lead Steelhead Production
The Snake River Canyon, Perrine Bridge, Shoshone Falls – just a few of the things for which the Magic Valley is known. Something else: steelhead.
Two Cases of West Nile Virus Confirmed in Idaho
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare said two cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in the Gem State.
Idaho Ramps Up Efforts to Get Drunk Drivers Off the Roads
A statewide campaign to get drunk drivers off Idaho roads begins on Friday.
Idaho’s Attorney General Warns of Impostor Social Security Scam
Idaho’s attorney general says there have been an increased number of consumer complaints this summer about a social security impostor scam.
Multi-vehicle Crash Injures One on I-84 in Ada County
Police are still investigating a multi-vehicle crash that happened Thursday morning on Interstate 84 in Ada County.
Hagerman High School Receives $25,000 Grant
Hagerman High School has received a $25,000 grant from America’s Farmer Grow Rural Education.
Idaho Fish and Game to Have New Headquarters
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will, within the next few years, have new headquarters.
Lane Restrictions to Take Place Sunday on Perrine Bridge
Drivers who use the Perrine Bridge may encounter delays as lane restrictions will be in place on Sunday, according to the Idaho Transportation Department.
Public Health Officials Issue Advisory for Hells Canyon Reservoir
If you’re planning a trip to Hells Canyon anytime soon, be aware that a health advisory has been issued for the reservoir.
Two Magic Valley Cities Win in ‘Operation Facelift’
A couple of Magic Valley cities have won in a region-wide community revitalization contest.
Nampa Man Arrested After Police Chase in Twin Falls County
A Nampa man was arrested Monday after leading law officers on a chase through parts of Twin Falls County.
Repair Work to Take Place on Highway 75 in Blaine County
Work will occur on various stretches of the road between milepost 118 and 132 on both north and southbound lanes, according to the Idaho Transportation Department
New Income Guidelines for Free and Reduced School Meals
New income guidelines for free and reduced meals for students in schools using the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs have been released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Harmful Algae Blooms Found at Magic Reservoir
South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality have issued a public health advisory for Magic Reservoir because harmful algae blooms have been found at the site.
Public Invited to Comment on Proposed Upcoming Chinook Season
The public is invited to comment on a proposal to expand fall Chinook fishing on the Clearwater River.
Free Activities for Kids on Wednesdays at Sawtooth Botanical Garden
Something is happening at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden.
Idaho Volunteer Organization Receives $1.2 Million Grant
Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, recently received a grant for more than $1.2 million.
Flash Flood Watch Issued for Parts of Magic and Wood River Valleys
The National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a flash flood watch for parts of the Magic and Wood River valleys, among other areas.
Fire Weather Watch Issued Due to Potential Lightning Storms
A number of areas could be affected by scattered thunderstorms on Thursday, which, according to the National Weather Service, could cause lightning that in turn could start new fires.
First Responders Honored in Blaine County
Nearly two dozen first responders were honored on Monday in Ketchum for saving the life of a man in late June.