Dedication for new Bruneau Dunes State Park observatory to be held on June 1
MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (CBS2) — Bruneau Dunes State Park dedicates its new observatory on Thursday, June 1, according to a recent news release. The new, state-of-the-art observatory features a rotating dome protecting the telescope and providing an unobstructed night sky view. The telescope is a CDK700 made by PlaneWave Instruments, which features a 700-millimeter (27.56 inches) aperture, a vast improvement over the scope in use for 25 years.
Mountain Home AFB Celebrates National Police Week
MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) —National Police Week is a time to recognize current law enforcement and honor those that have given the ultimate sacrifice. Mountain Home Air Force Base held a week of activities called battle of the badges for police on the base and neighboring communities including twin falls.Police agencies got to compete with k9s, ability and skills challenges, a shooting competition, and a golf tournament to name a few.Mountain Home’s Security Forces Squadron hosted the events.
UPDATED: Endangered Missing Person Could Be Headed to Jerome Idaho
The Boise Police Department has issued an emergency alert, asking for the public to be on the lookout for an endangered and vulnerable missing adult male who could be headed to Jerome or Mountain Home. UPDATE 052623: The endangered man has been found and is safe. Information on missing persons...
Regional library provides book deliveries
Beginning last week, the Horseshoe Bend Regional Library added an additional delivery vehicle to their outreach program. Library director Deja Ruddick explained their outreach program is one of the many ways they provide library services to homebound patrons. Homebound patrons can be anyone from those who physically cannot get to...
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3 killed in Elmore County car crash
BOISE, Idaho — Three Boise residents were killed Sunday in a two-vehicle crash in Elmore County between Mountain Home and Grand View. The crash occurred around 9:57 a.m. on State Highway 167 near milepost 9, south of Simco Road, according to the Idaho State Police (ISP). A 57-year-old Mountain...
Julia Gilbert: Mountain Home runner is leaving her mark in the record books
MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — A Mountain Home High School Senior is leaving her mark on the cross country and track and field program. Julia Gilbert just won the 800-, 1600- and 3200-meter races on Friday at the Great Basin District Championships. Breaking two school records in the process.
Six dead in crashes on Idaho roads over 48-hour span
Six people died on Idaho roads in three separate crashes over an approximately 48-hour span. The worst of the wrecks was a triple-fatal crash that occurred around 10 a.m. Sunday when a Toyota Tundra pickup was traveling northbound on Highway 167 near Mountain Home, crossed the center line and collided head-on with a southbound Peterbilt semi, authorities said. The Tundra’s 34-year-old male driver and two passengers — a 33-year-old female...
DEQ awards $945,648 to Grand View
BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced the award of a $945,648 low-interest wastewater construction loan to the city of Grand View in Owyhee County. The funding will be used for wastewater improvements that include installing a total containment lagoon, optimizing Cell #1, relining...
Man, woman and child dead in head-on crash that shut down highway for hours
Idaho State Police are investigating a two-vehicle collision that occurred Sunday, May 14, 2023, at 9:57 AM on State Highway 167 near milepost 9 just south of Simco Road near Mountain Home. A 57-year-old male, from Mountain Home, was driving a Peterbilt semi pulling a single trailer southbound on SH167....
Former Idaho Farm Foreman Indicted for Wire Fraud, Extortion, and Filing False Tax Returns
BOISE - A federal grand jury in Boise returned an indictment charging Ernesto Garibay Garza, 61, of Texas, with wire fraud, extortion, and filing false tax returns, U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit announced Wednesday. According to the indictment, Garza worked as a farm foreman in Idaho at least between 2005 and...
3 from Boise die in crash with semi
Three people from Boise died Sunday in a crash near Mountain Home. The two-vehicle crash occurred just before 10 a.m. on Highway 167, when a Peterbilt semi pulling a single trailer collided head-on with a Toyota Tundra that crossed the center line, according to an Idaho State Police news release. The driver of the Toyota, a 34-year-old man from Boise, and his passengers, a 33-year-old woman from Boise and a juvenile from Boise, died at the scene. The highway was blocked for approximately five hours, the release said.
Bair records second fastest 100m in the country this track season, sets eyes on state records
MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Burley junior Gatlin Bair continues to impress everyone with his athleticism and speed, especially after what he accomplished Thursday in the Great Basin Conference District prelims of the 100 meter dash, held at Mountain Home High School. Bair now has the second fastest time...
Three dead in head-on crash that shut down highway for hours
Idaho State Police are investigating a two-vehicle collision that occurred Sunday, May 14, 2023, at 9:57 AM on State Highway 167 near milepost 9 just south of Simco Road near Mountain Home. A 57-year-old male, from Mountain Home, was driving a Peterbilt semi pulling a single trailer southbound on SH167. A 34-year-old male, from Boise, was driving a Toyota Tundra northbound on SH167. The Tundra crossed the center line and struck the semi head-on. The driver of the pickup and his passengers, a 33-year-old female and a juvenile, from Boise, succumbed to their injuries at the scene. State Highway 167 was blocked for approximately five and a half hours. The incident remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.
Mountain Home School claims Pentathlon title
Mountain Home School Charter Pentathlon team members include: Benjamin Brokaw, Desmond Dent, Sarah Johnson, Ian Judd, Michael Lockwood, Naomi Marshall, Benjamin Painter, Isabel Rich, Lyla Williams. They are coached by Kim Meeks and Julie Davis. The 2023 Madera County Academic Pentathlon culminated with the Super Quiz and Awards Ceremony on...
Snake River Waterkeeper alleges pollution against Simplot in a new civil lawsuit
GRAND VIEW, Idaho — Environmental non-profit Snake River Waterkeeper (SRW) filed a civil lawsuit against J.R. Simplot Company Tuesday for polluting the middle Snake River in violation of the Clean Water Act. SRW and their lawyers filed the lawsuit in federal court for the district of Idaho. The lawsuit...
Ada County home prices rose slightly this month, but sales and prices have cooled from last year
IDAHO, USA — Sales and prices for houses have come down from last year but April saw an uptick by 7.0%, according to Boise Regional Realtors. It was the highest month increase in the past 19 weeks. "Forbes.com warns that housing market activity could be dampened by mortgage rate...
Prairie spoils Battle Ground's senior day in 3-0 victory
The Prairie baseball team recently claimed the 3A Greater St. Helens League title for the first time in over 20 years. Building momentum into districts, the team held its state Route 503 rivals ...
One Of The Most Bizarre Places People Used To Party In Idaho
When most people want to party, they invite people over to their house, head out to a bar or club, or perhaps even crash a function in a downtown Boise hotel. Shoot, we'll even throw in the forest at a camping site or by a lake as a potential spot for partying it up with friends. But, would you ever party in the middle of nowhere at a cave entrance?
Cool with showers and thunderstorms around throughout the weekend
BOISE, Idaho — A weakening low pressure system is slowly moving northwest across the area into eastern Oregon. Rain showers and thunderstorms continue to rotate around the storm system, but will gradually diminish as it pulls away from the Treasure valley. 40-50 MPH gusts accompanied many of the showers and thunderstorms throughout the morning and afternoon, but the wind gradually weakens as the showers taper off.
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