Olympic gold medalist and Boise native Kristin Armstrong will represent the U.S. at the summer Olympics in London. Team selections were announced Friday for cycling. Armstrong will compete in the road race and get a chance to defend her 2008 medal in the time trial.
Several hundred people turned out at the Linen Building in downtown Boise Thursday night for a memorial to honor firefighters Ron Chambless and Todd Tompkins. They were killed June 3 when their Lockheed P2V air tanker crashed as they helped fight a wildfire near the Utah-Nevada border. Just before the memorial, the men were honored with a procession of cars, fire trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles. Family members held a service for Chambless on June 10 in his native Texas. A service for Tompkins will be held Saturday in Washington.
Starting July 2nd, Boise State Public Radio makes improvements to its broadcast schedule. KBSX 91.5 is adding The Diane Rehm Show to its weekday schedule and moving several other programs into new times. We are also looking to improve the weekend service by adding some brand new offerings from NPR.
KBSW in Twin Falls will also make improvements to its weekday schedule.
Thursday morning, 72 children and adults will jump in a pool in Eagle to try and help break the Guinness record for the world’s largest swimming lesson. The old record, set last year, was 20-thousand swimmers.
An Idaho judge has ruled that would-be Tamarack Resort buyer Matthew Hutcheson can no longer oversee retirement funds. U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge Wednesday issued an injunction against the Eagle businessman who bid $40 million for the bankrupt ski resort in 2010.
Hutcheson is accused of wire fraud and theft for allegedly taking more than $ 2 million from pension funds he oversaw. In the order, Lodge writes that Hutcheson could cause further injury to the pensions if he is allowed to manage them while his case plays out.
Death row inmate Richard Leavitt became the second prisoner in seven months to be executed. He died Tuesday morning at 10:25 by lethal injection. He received sedatives throughout the night and at one point said he was "resolved" as to what was happening. Fellow inmates did not give him a card as they did before Paul Ezra Rhoades was executed in November.
Leavitt was convicted in 1985 for the brutal murder of Blackfoot resident Danette Elg. Her mutilated body was found a year earlier with multiple stab wounds.
James Carkulis didn’t miss a single stage of this year’s inaugural Exergy Tour. But the CEO of Exergy Development Group did keep a low profile.
He never once talked publicly about his support for the race. “You know this wasn’t called the Women’s Challenge,” he explains. “And it wasn’t called the Tour of Boise or of the Treasure Valley. It was called the Exergy Tour.”
Updated 3:00 PM Tuesday: The city of Twin Falls is allowing commercial users, including restaurants, to turn their water on again. But if water levels go too low, restrictions could go back into effect.
The city is also working with five major industrial waters users to set an individual timeline for their operations to start again. These are mainly food processing and dairy companies.
According to city spokesman Josh Palmer it might take until Thursday for the water system to return to normal.