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.
Elite Northwest runners and throwers tested themselves against Olympic-caliber competition this weekend in Eugene. Some athletes found the experience sobering, while others drew encouragement with about two months to go before the Summer Olympics.
A week ago, there was a pretty good chance you’d never heard of Five Wives Vodka. The liquor is distilled by a Utah company called Ogden’s Own Distillery and is relatively new. But now, there’s a very good chance you’ve heard of the product, after the Idaho State Liquor Division told the distillery that it can’t sell the product in the Gem State. In a letter, the state says company’s concept is offensive to some of Idaho’s population. The state’s decision has made national news.
The living quarters belonging to an Idaho icon who spent more than 60 years in the side of a government-owned mountain have been blocked off by the Bureau of Land Management.
The Bureau says it hired a contractor to use rock fill the entrances to 28 structures, nine caves, six outhouses and three hand-dug wells. Richard Zimmerman built each one. The Salmon man died two years ago at the age of 94.