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State Highway 55 near Smiths Ferry reopens to traffic on Monday

BOISE, ID (CBS 2) — After a prolonged closure of 17 days due to a rockslide. Idaho State Highway 55 north of Smiths Ferry will reopen at noon on Monday, December 6. ITD tells CBS2 News that travelers should be prepared for around 15 minute delays, while crews continue additional construction activities for the rest of the week to prepare the work zone for winter.
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Idaho Potato Bowl Director: ‘We really enjoyed Wyoming fans and can’t wait to have them back’

(Boise, ID) – The Wyoming Cowboys will once again be part of the college bowl season as they were invited to the 2021 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Sunday. The game will be played on Tuesday, Dec. 21 at Alberstons Stadium in Boise, Idaho, and is scheduled to kick off at 1:30 p.m., Mountain Time. Wyoming’s opponent will be Kent State of the Mid-American Conference. The game will be televised on ESPN.
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Build Back Better: What’s in it for Idaho?

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the Build Back Better Act, a massive piece of legislation that includes funding for many social programs and clean energy, on Nov. 19. It awaits consideration by the U.S. Senate, where it is unclear how the bill might be amended or cut in order to win over a majority of senators with a 50-50 partisan split.

Pokes, Flashes heading to Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

LARAMIE -- Balmy Boise, anyone?. Wyoming will face Kent State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Dec. 21 inside Albertsons Stadium. This is the Cowboys second postseason trip to the blue turf in the last five seasons. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. MT. Wyoming forced eight turnovers and Josh...
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Looking back: This week in eastern Idaho history

Idaho Falls’ Colonial Theater hosted the legendary John Philip Sousa and his band this week in 1921. The Dec. 7 performance was the only Idaho stop the March King made on his tour of the West, which meant people from far away as Boise were hot for tickets. In Pocatello, a special train was scheduled to make a trip north, picking up passengers in Blackfoot. While Sousa’s music is still widely heard at Fourth of July celebrations and in school auditoriums, his name is not as widely remembered today. In his day, however, his civilian band, formed in 1892 after he left the Marine Band, performed an estimated 15,000 concerts in 40 years. Sousa’s March 1932 obituary in the New York Times remarked that his tours were “considered to have contributed toward the furtherance of musical education in the nation.”

Some ins and outs of charter school oversight in Idaho

It’s been a rough few months for three Idaho public charter schools. Two are shutting down after state leaders say they over-collected millions of state tax dollars. The other faces closure after a company its board chair and head administrator co-own cashed in on at least $500,000 from the school.

Idaho man buys gyroplane, trains on KI for future adventures

STEVENSVILLE — David Gillmore, 62, of Shelley, Idaho, did his research before arriving in Stevensville back in August. Gillmore, a very successful private businessman, has always wanted to learn to fly. Flying has long been one of the safest ways to travel, but Gillmore went a step further with his research. He discovered that flying a gyroplane is actually safer than flying an airplane and/or a helicopter.

Kent State to face Wyoming in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Dec. 21

KENT, Ohio — *EDITOR'S NOTE: The above video is from a previous story. For the fifth time in program history, Kent State is going bowling. The Golden Flashes on Sunday accepted an invitation to play the Wyoming Cowboys in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, one day after losing to Northern Illinois in the Mid-American Conference football title game. The matchup will take place Dec. 21 on the blue turf of Albertsons Stadium in Boise, home of the Boise State Broncos.
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Paralympic medalist, lawmaker to leave Idaho House for county post

BOISE — Muffy Davis, the seven-time Paralympic medalist in skiing and cycling who’s served in the Idaho House since 2019, is leaving the House to become a Blaine County commissioner in January. Gov. Brad Little announced Friday that he’s appointed Davis to the county commission to replace Commissioner Jacob Greenberg,...