Sadie Babits http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Idaho Snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington Wins Olympic Gold http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-snowboarder-kaitlyn-farrington-wins-olympic-gold <p></p><p>Idaho native Kaitlyn Farrington captured gold in the women's Olympic snowboarding halfpipe final Wednesday, edging out defending champion Torah Bright and American teammate Kelly Clark for the title.</p><p>Farrington, who grew up in Bellevue, Idaho posted a score of 91.75 during her second run, just good enough to beat Bright's 91.50. Clark, who smacked the wall during her first run in the finals, recovered to earn bronze and win her third Olympic medal.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:11:41 +0000 Associated Press & Sadie Babits 40079 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington Wins Olympic Gold Idaho Olympians: Meet U.S. Women's Hockey Forward Hilary Knight http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-olympians-meet-us-womens-hockey-forward-hilary-knight <p>Sun Valley hockey player <a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-hockey-player-gets-second-chance-olympics">Hilary Knight is headed to Sochi</a>, Russia to compete in her second Olympic games. After a heartbreaking defeat in 2010's gold medal game, Knight says she and the rest of the U.S. Women's Hockey Team are ready for a big win.</p><p><strong>HILARY KNIGHT</strong></p><p><strong>Hometown</strong>: Sun Valley, Idaho</p><p><strong>Sport</strong>: Ice hockey</p><p><strong>Position:</strong> Forward</p><p><strong>Birthday:</strong> July 12, 1989</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:17:47 +0000 Sadie Babits 37972 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Olympians: Meet U.S. Women's Hockey Forward Hilary Knight Idaho Hockey Player Gets A Second Chance At The Olympics http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-hockey-player-gets-second-chance-olympics <p></p><p>Sun Valley resident <a href="http://hilary-knight.com/" target="_blank">Hilary Knight </a>will compete this year with the U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team along with 20 other players. <a href="http://www.usahockey.com/news_article/show/323914?referrer_id=752796" target="_blank">The announcement</a> came New Year’s Day in Michigan during the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p>Knight says she was notified a week ago that she’d made the team, but had to keep it secret until Wednesday.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 18:51:18 +0000 Sadie Babits 37910 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Hockey Player Gets A Second Chance At The Olympics Bethine Church, Sen. Frank Church's Widow, Political Partner, Dies At 90 http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/bethine-church-sen-frank-churchs-widow-political-partner-dies-90 <p>Bethine Church, the widow of Idaho Sen. Frank Church, has died at the age of 90. Her son, Chase Church, posted Saturday on his Facebook page that she had passed listening to Christmas music. “She wasn’t in any pain and she always wanted to pass at home,” the post noted.&nbsp;</p><p>Earlier this month, her son posted on his Facebook page that his mother had been “suffering from old age” and poor health. &nbsp;She’d been on hospice care for the past two weeks and would have turned 91 in February.</p> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 18:48:24 +0000 Sadie Babits 37414 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Bethine Church, Sen. Frank Church's Widow, Political Partner, Dies At 90 Boise State's New Head Football Coach Says "It's Great To Be Home" http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-states-new-head-football-coach-says-its-great-be-home <p>Bryan Harsin was formally introduced as the new head football coach of Boise State’s Broncos Friday. The 37-year-old has a long history with the Broncos. He was a quarterback for the team in the late 1990s and was then an assistant coach from 2001 to 2010. Harsin was also an offensive coordinator under former head coach Chris Peterson from 2006 to 2010.</p><p></p><p>“It feels great to be home,” Harsin told the crowd at a press conference Friday. “It’s truly a privilege and an honor to stand here before you today as the next head coach of Boise State.”</p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 01:32:29 +0000 Sadie Babits 36934 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise State's New Head Football Coach Says "It's Great To Be Home" Search Called Off For Missing Airplane In Idaho's Central Mountains http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/search-called-missing-airplane-idahos-central-mountains <p>Efforts to find a missing airplane in Idaho’s central mountains have been suspended. The Idaho Division of Aeronautics, which is in charge of the search, made the decision Thursday.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:30:16 +0000 Sadie Babits 36878 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Search Called Off For Missing Airplane In Idaho's Central Mountains Megaload Back On The Road As Blaine County Expresses Concern Over Shipment http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/megaload-back-road-blaine-county-expresses-concern-over-shipment <p>A shipment of nearly a million pounds of oil field equipment resumed its drive Tuesday night toward Canada. The load had been stopped for the past week by bad weather in eastern Oregon.</p><p>A spokeswoman for the company in charge of the shipment, Omega Morgan, says the "megaload" started moving again around <span data-term="goog_254331706" tabindex="0">10 p.m.</span>&nbsp; Holly Zander says crews pulled the equipment about 50 miles along Highway 395 before stopping around 4 a.m.</p><p>Omega Morgan is expected to be issued the necessary permits to move the load through southern Idaho.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 19:43:49 +0000 Sadie Babits & Scott Graf 36764 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Megaload Back On The Road As Blaine County Expresses Concern Over Shipment Chris Petersen Says Decision To Leave Boise State For Washington Was About 'Timing And Fit' http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/chris-petersen-says-decision-leave-boise-state-washington-was-about-timing-and-fit <p></p><p>Former Boise State football coach Chris Petersen spoke for the first time Monday about his decision to leave Boise for the University of Washington.</p><p>The crowd chanted Petersen’s name as a press conference got underway in Seattle. Petersen began by thanking Boise State, the Broncos, fans and everyone who’s helped him reach this point.</p><p>“People keep asking me ‘Why now? You’ve been in Boise for so long.’ Two things keep coming to mind: timing and fit,” Petersen explained. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 02:08:19 +0000 Sadie Babits 36698 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Chris Petersen Says Decision To Leave Boise State For Washington Was About 'Timing And Fit' Scientists Use Computer Models To Help Blaine County Residents After Beaver Creek Fire http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/scientists-use-computer-models-help-blaine-county-residents-after-beaver-creek-fire <p>The Beaver Creek wildfire burned 174-square-miles in August and threatened Ketchum and Hailey. After the fire, torrential rains sent mud and rocks down burned mountainsides. Debris hit homes and covered roads.</p><p>“Some of these debris flows were 20 to 30 feet thick,” recalls Dave Evetts. He’s the assistant director for hydrologic data at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Idaho Water Science Center in Boise.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:16:18 +0000 Sadie Babits 36506 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Scientists Use Computer Models To Help Blaine County Residents After Beaver Creek Fire Video Shows Rugged Snow-Covered Idaho Terrain Searchers Are Combing For Missing Plane http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/video-shows-rugged-snow-covered-idaho-terrain-searchers-are-combing-missing-plane <p>New video released by the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) gives a bird’s-eye view of rugged snow-covered terrain in Valley County <a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/more-search-and-rescue-teams-deployed-idaho-mountains-look-missing-california-airplane">where the search continues</a> for a missing airplane. Teams expanded their search area Wednesday for the California plane that went missing Sunday.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 01:10:38 +0000 Sadie Babits 36444 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Video Shows Rugged Snow-Covered Idaho Terrain Searchers Are Combing For Missing Plane Idaho Power's CEO Plans To Retire At Year's End http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-powers-ceo-plans-retire-years-end <p>Idaho&nbsp;Power Co. Chief Executive Officer J. LaMont Keen is retiring at year's end, to be replaced by the company's chief financial officer. Darrel Anderson will step in for Keen Dec. 31.</p><p>The state's largest utility made the announcement on Thursday. In a press release, the chairman of the board of directors of IDACORP and Idaho Power, Robert Tinstman, said the company is grateful to LaMont for his more than 39 years at Idaho Power. Keen has led the company since 2006.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:40:09 +0000 Associated Press & Sadie Babits 35849 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Power's CEO Plans To Retire At Year's End 'Craters Of The Moon' Cast On Hand At Boise's Best Of Sun Valley Film Fest http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/craters-moon-cast-hand-boises-best-sun-valley-film-fest <p>The best of this year’s <a href="http://sunvalleyfilmfestival.org/best-of-the-svffest-boise/" target="_blank">Sun Valley Film Festival</a> (SVFF) screens in Boise Saturday night. <em>The Best of SVFFest </em>will feature two award-winning films; <em>STUCK, </em>about a one-night stand, and <em>Craters of the Moon</em>, which is about a couple who gets lost and stranded in the snow.</p><p>Here's the trailer from <em>Craters</em>.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="415" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/YAS_BnOtX84" width="595"></iframe></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:38:35 +0000 Sadie Babits 35556 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org 'Craters Of The Moon' Cast On Hand At Boise's Best Of Sun Valley Film Fest Voters In Hailey And Ketchum Approve Tax Increases To Entice Airlines http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/voters-hailey-and-ketchum-approve-tax-increases-entice-airlines <p></p><p>Residents in Ketchum and Hailey have decided to raise city taxes to subsidize commercial airline service. &nbsp;</p><p>The decision green lights a 1 percent sales tax on lodging and rental cars. Ketchum's vote also adds a 1 percent retail sales tax. Groceries and gas, however, won't be included in this.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:57:47 +0000 Sadie Babits 35042 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Voters In Hailey And Ketchum Approve Tax Increases To Entice Airlines Boise Lawyer Defends His Work On Behalf Of Accused 9/11 Mastermind http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-lawyer-defends-his-work-behalf-accused-911-mastermind <p></p><p>Five years ago, Boise defense lawyer David Nevin announced he would defend accused terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Mohammed is considered the mastermind behind the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Mohammed along with other accused 9/11 terrorists are being held in <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/21/172639164/sept-11-trial-judge-gives-defense-attorneys-access-to-camp-7" target="_blank">Camp 7 </a>at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 20:36:09 +0000 Sadie Babits 34947 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise Lawyer Defends His Work On Behalf Of Accused 9/11 Mastermind Watch: A Private Lesson From One Of Ballet Idaho's Lead Dancers http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/watch-private-lesson-one-ballet-idahos-lead-dancers <p>Ballet Idaho opens the season Friday and Saturday with four ballets including Akimbo. This ballet comes from Charles Anderson, the artistic director for <a href="http://www.companycballet.org/index.html" target="_blank">Company C</a> in California. He was in Boise to select dancers for <a href="http://balletidaho.org/" target="_blank">Ballet Idaho’s Akimbo</a> and teach the steps.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>“It looks like an Olympic event,” explains Ballet Idaho’s artistic director Peter Anastos. “I mean it’s beyond athletic.” &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 22:09:38 +0000 Sadie Babits 34705 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Watch: A Private Lesson From One Of Ballet Idaho's Lead Dancers Ballet Idaho's Dancers Learn From A Balanchine Disciple http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/ballet-idahos-dancers-learn-balanchine-disciple <p>It's been 30 years since renowned choreographer George Balanchine died, but his ballets and vision are alive through companies like Ballet Idaho.&nbsp;</p><p>For the second year, Ballet Idaho is working with one of Balanchine's dancers, Jillana. <a href="http://balletidaho.org/performances/" target="_blank">Ballet Idaho</a> performs Balanchine's <em>Serenade</em> Friday and Saturday in Boise, nearly 80 years after ballet was first choreographed.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 18:18:22 +0000 Sadie Babits 34825 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Ballet Idaho's Dancers Learn From A Balanchine Disciple Arrest Made In Boise's Third Hit-And-Run Case In Less Than A Month http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/arrest-made-boises-third-hit-and-run-case-less-month <p>Early Thursday morning a driver ran a red light in downtown Boise and struck a bicyclist. The female cyclist was taken to a local hospital and was being treated for non-life threatening injuries.</p><p></p><p>Boise Police arrested 18-year-old Alexander Thackery after responding to the collision. Witnesses said the driver left the scene after the crash at 8th and West Myrtle Streets at 7:11 a.m.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 23:05:11 +0000 Sadie Babits 34054 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Arrest Made In Boise's Third Hit-And-Run Case In Less Than A Month Why An Award-Winning French Film Won't Be Shown In Idaho http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/why-award-winning-french-film-wont-be-shown-idaho <p>The French drama <em>Blue is the Warmest Color</em> opens in U.S. theaters October 25, but you won&rsquo;t be able to watch it in Idaho, at least not on the big screen. &nbsp;</p><p>Films like this one would usually find a home at The Flicks Theatre, but not this time.&nbsp;</p><p>Carole Skinner, who owns the Flicks, told <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/racy-palme-dor-winner-blue-647270" target="_blank"><em>The Hollywood Reporter,</em></a> &ldquo;It isn&rsquo;t because we&rsquo;re prudes.&rdquo;</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 18:51:32 +0000 Sadie Babits 33752 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Why An Award-Winning French Film Won't Be Shown In Idaho Idaho Horseback Riders Surprise Rescued California Teen On NBC's Today Show http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-horseback-riders-surprise-rescued-california-teen-nbcs-today-show <p>The four horseback riders who encountered 16-year-old Hannah Anderson and her abductor, James Lee DiMaggio in Idaho&rsquo;s wilderness in August made a surprise appearance on<a href="http://www.today.com/news/hannah-anderson-recalls-abductors-weird-crush-dramatic-rescue-8C11369475" target="_blank"> NBC&rsquo;s </a><em><a href="http://www.today.com/news/hannah-anderson-recalls-abductors-weird-crush-dramatic-rescue-8C11369475" target="_blank">Today Show</a>. </em>Anderson, along with her father, was on the show Thursday to share her ordeal with host Savannah Guthrie.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:12:22 +0000 Sadie Babits & Associated Press 33689 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Horseback Riders Surprise Rescued California Teen On NBC's Today Show Meet The KBSX News Team http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/meet-kbsx-news-team <p><span itemprop="description"><span class="fsl">Meet the people who bring you the news every day on KBSX 91.5. Join us on Oct. 16 for a casual hour of all things news. </span></span></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 23:01:47 +0000 Sadie Babits 33355 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Meet The KBSX News Team