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Idaho Labor says it’s added more people, phones to shorten claimant call times

Idaho Labor says it’s added more people, phones to shorten claimant call times

The Idaho Department of Labor says it has added more agents and phone lines to hopefully shorten the hold times for unemployment claimants. “The goal is for claimants to eventually experience shorter hold times,” the department said. CBS2 reports all claimants who call Labor will be given this number (833) 410-1009 where 30 more people…MORE

Snake River Stampede canceled for 2020

Snake River Stampede canceled for 2020

The 105th edition of the Snake River Stampede will not take place in 2020. After holding discussions throughout the month of May, rodeo officials announced Friday that the decision has been made to cancel this year’s event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Idaho Press reports it will be only the second time that the…MORE

Volunteers to pick trash out of Boise River for sponsored event Saturday

Volunteers to pick trash out of Boise River for sponsored event Saturday

A large group of volunteers will be cleaning the Boise River Saturday clearing and packing out trash. Liz Paul, the event coordinator, reached out to CBS2 to inform us the trash pick up is a part of the “Make It Pretty River Clean Up” sponsored by the Boise River Enhancement Network and Odell Brewing. The…MORE

Roaring Springs opens this Saturday with new ride and new safety measures

Roaring Springs opens this Saturday with new ride and new safety measures

Roaring Springs Waterpark opens to a record high forecast of 99 degrees, debuting the new Snake River Run and extensive safety measures to keep guests & employees safe on Saturday, May 30 at 11am. Name the Ride contest winner Brooke Douglass and her family will be the first to ride the new Snake River Run at 11am sharp.…MORE

Local High School Student Loses Battle with Leukemia

Local High School Student Loses Battle with Leukemia

  A local high school student lost his battle with Leukemia on Wednesday. Friends, family and members of Colin Mathews baseball team at Rocky Mountain High School turned out on Thursday night to share memories of the student-athlete. A vigil was also held at Rocky Mountain High School to honor Mathews. The family explains, Colin…MORE

TSA Finds Loaded Gun Inside Carry-On Luggage at Boise Airport

TSA Finds Loaded Gun Inside Carry-On Luggage at Boise Airport

  A loaded firearm with five rounds of ammunition was found Wednesday morning by Transportation Security Administration officers at the Boise Airport inside a carry-on luggage. The luggage belonged to a woman headed to the Salt Lake City International Airport. A TSA officer spotted the image of a handgun, a North American Arms .22 caliber…MORE

COVID-19 Calls Take Over Concerns at Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline

COVID-19 Calls Take Over Concerns at Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline

  COVID-19 Calls Take Over Concerns at Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline Eric Tegethoff BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline is stepping up to support folks under greater stress from the coronavirus pandemic. Lee Flinn, the hotline’s director, says call volume has been the same since February — about 1,000 calls per month — but concerns…MORE

Six tips to make filing Idaho taxes easier

Six tips to make filing Idaho taxes easier

As the June 15 state income tax deadline approaches, the Idaho State Tax Commission is offering some tips to make filing taxes easier: 1. E-file your return Filing your return electronically has many benefits. They include: * The software does the math for you. * You get a confirmation email. * Your electronic filing provider…MORE

Increased Patrols Will Focus on Summer Driving Safety

Increased Patrols Will Focus on Summer Driving Safety

The summer driving season, also known as the “100 Deadly Days of Summer” runs from Memorial Day to Labor day.  It’s a time when we see an increase in people on the road and unfortunately, an increase in driving related fatalities.  In Boise, it also means an increase in drivers headed downtown. “The downtown core…MORE

Idahoans reminded to continue safe practices as Idaho enters Stage 3 of reopening

Idahoans reminded to continue safe practices as Idaho enters Stage 3 of reopening

 “We are better off in Idaho than elsewhere not because the problem doesn’t exist here but because we’re doing a good job protecting our families, neighbors, and friends,” Governor Little said. “Health and the economy are not mutually exclusive – they are interconnected. Half a million Idahoans are at risk of developing serious complications from…MORE

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Worthington BLOG: Don’t Judge Me For Opening My Business Early

Worthington BLOG: Don’t Judge Me For Opening My Business Early

Worthington BLOG: Don’t Judge Me For Opening My Business Early 5/13/20 By Rick Worthington I’m not one to rebel or clash against the government. I believe in the rule of law, and abide by the law as best I can…for the most part. Yes, I’ve had a speeding ticket in my lifetime. I mean, I’ve…

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 4

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 4

  Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 4 By Rick Worthington 4/8/20 The Worthington family continues to practice social distancing, as we have for a month now! I think at this point, we are all going a little crazy, and I don’t just mean my family. I miss people I don’t normally miss! Anybody else? As…

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 3

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 3

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Self Quarantine Week 3 By Rick Worthington 4/3/20 It’s no longer a “Self Quarantine!” Just to recap – my family and I began to “self quarantine” on March 13th. Today is April 3rd, and so much has happened in the last 3 weeks. I’ll start with some personal stuff. (also something I…

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Self Quarantine Week 2

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Self Quarantine Week 2

  Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Self Quarantine – Week 2 By Rick Worthington 3/24/20 If you did not read my Week 1 Quarantine blog, you can do so HERE.  My family and I began our self quarantine on March 13th. Since then, my wife and girls have been outside to walk around the neighborhood a few…

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