Hunger Free: The Hunger Coalition works on addressing the root causes of hunger
BELLEVUE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The Hunger Coalition in Bellevue works to get to the root cause of hunger. The Hunger Coalition provides many different resources to the community, but they are all centered around one problem, hunger. “We are a full community food center, so we try to address...
Weekly Safety Report: Shooting and Drowning incidents in Blaine County, Idaho
Two incidents occurred in Blaine County, Idaho this week. In the first incident, a 72-year-old man was arrested for shooting someone at a park because he was annoyed by the victim's constant cellphone use. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment. In the second incident, a Ketchum man drowned following a car crash. The body of the driver was recovered three days after the crash by the Gooding County Swift Water Rescue Team.
South central Idaho celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off Sept. 15., and celebrations and cultural events are planned across Idaho. In the Wood River Valley, Saturday marks the 6th annual Hispanic Heritage Festival, a daylong event feature local music and food. Community organizer Herbert Romero, who has planned the celebration since the first...
Idaho man accused of shooting victim because he was always on the phone
HAILEY, Idaho (TCD) -- Deputies arrested a 72-year-old man after he allegedly shot someone at a park because he was annoyed the victim was constantly on this cellphone. On Friday, Sept. 1, at around 11:30 a.m., Blaine County deputies and Hailey Police Department officers conducted a welfare check at Lion’s Park after receiving a report that someone was screaming for help. When they arrived, they found a man with a gunshot wound and transported him to a hospital for treatment. The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect left the scene in a gray car.
Bellevue Resident Critically Injured in Rollover Crash on Highway 75: Local Road Closure Alert
A serious rollover accident occurred on State Highway 75 near Baseline Rd. in Bellevue, Idaho, on Sunday, September 10, 2023. The crash led to a highway closure. Deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office found a 2008 silver Ford Escape overturned at the scene. A broken wooden fence and a sheared-off telephone pole were also present. A live electrical wire had fallen, which led to the closure of the highway.
UPDATE: Wedge Fire reported east of Timmerman Hill fully contained
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - The Wedge Fire, which broke out yesterday on the side east side of State Highway 75 just south of Timmerman Hill, was sparked by a vehicle dragging something according to the Bureau of Land Management. With massive progress overnight by fire crews, the agency has...
Utah family loses four of its eight members in deadly eastern Idaho car crash
MANTUA, Utah (KSL TV) - A community is mourning the loss of several members of the Blaine family, who were treasured there. Idaho State Police said four members of that family were killed Friday night when their car hit a commercial vehicle head-on. Investigators said the driver,...
Hailey shooting victim recovering in hospital, while suspect is arraigned
HAILEY Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — A Hailey man charged with attempted murder made his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon. 72-year-old William Butler was arraigned after being arrested by the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday. Butler allegedly shot 34-year-old Michael Bosse in the head at Lions Park in Hailey...
Update: Hailey police name shooting suspect
Blaine County Sheriff’s Office arrested William R. Butler, from Hailey, Saturday afternoon.
I’m in a 4-year legal battle over parking – the HOA thinks it can tow cars on public roads & want the sheriff involved
A HOMEOWNER'S association has tried to privatize a public easement leading to a four-year-long dispute with authorities. The battle began when authorities in Idaho's Blaine County first sued the Flying Heart Ranch Owners’ Association in the summer of 2019 over numerous 'no parking' signs attached to trees. Last week...
Hailey Shooting Suspect Detained by Blaine County Sheriff's Office
The suspect linked to the shooting last Friday at Lions Park in Hailey, described as a Caucasian male in a grey vehicle, was arrested by Blaine County Sheriff's Office. The arrest occurred on Saturday afternoon after an extensive search. The news of the suspect's capture was initially shared with the public via an evening news broadcast.
Update: Hailey shooting suspect arrested
Blaine County Sheriff’s Office arrested the suspect Saturday afternoon.
Suspect at-large following Hailey shooting
HAILEY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in Hailey. Both Blaine County and the Hailey Police Department responded to Lions Park for a welfare check after 11 a.m. There they found a person with a gunshot wound, who was transported to the hospital for medical care.
Person shot in Hailey, police looking for suspect
Blaine County Sheriff’s Office said they do not know if it was an isolated incident or if there may still be a threat to the public.
Hailey law enforcement agencies investigating shooting
Both Blaine County and the Hailey Police Department responded to Lions Park for a welfare check after 11 a.m.
How Blaine County is supporting its students and teachers
As thousands of students, teachers and staff head back to school in Blaine County this year, one thing that won’t be welcome in any classrooms: cellphones. Jim Foudy, the Blaine County School District Superintendent, says this was a very calculated decision and is liable to be controversial. School starts...
Red Flag Warning by NWS
Instruction: A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior. Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in these areas of this Red Flag Warning.
Fish and Game continues to make positive strides with chronic big game depredations
Consistent efforts by Fish and Game staff from the Magic Valley Region are showing successes in parts of the region to reduce chronic big game depredation on agricultural crops. While consistent prevention tactics have been shown to change wildlife behavior, there continues to be new and ongoing incidents of big game depredating on crops, primarily standing corn, throughout the Magic Valley.
A county of contrast: Food nonprofit spearheads equitable hunger solutions in rural Idaho
Originally published Aug. 21 on IdahoCapitalSun.com.BELLEVUE, Idaho — Judy Foster, a retired, longtime Hailey resident, regularly spends her Thursdays at the Hunger Coalition in Bellevue where she can enjoy a free community meal and meet other locals. “Every time I come, I meet new people and new friends,” she said. “At 80, that doesn’t occur every day in your life, so it’s a wonderful time.” In an interview, Foster said...