Briefs

Soldiers in Afghanistan mountains

Panel to explore Idaho’s resettlement role, community ties to Afghanistan

BY: - September 13, 2021

Idaho’s resettlement agencies and partners will host a virtual panel detailing the state’s role in supporting those affected by the end of the War in Afghanistan and give people a chance to hear from Idahoans who have been directly impacted by the events. This event is supported by the Idaho Office for Refugees, International Rescue […]

National Interagency Fire Center

President Biden to visit Boise’s National Interagency Fire Center

BY: - September 9, 2021

President Joe Biden will visit Boise on Monday to tour the National Interagency Fire Center. It’s the first time he’ll be in the state since being elected to the nation’s highest office. He held a private fundraiser in Boise while he was campaigning in August 2019. The center, which has nearly 600 employees, is the […]

Mosquito

West Nile Virus infections on the rise in Idaho, health officials say

BY: - September 8, 2021

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says there’s been an increase in positive West Nile Virus cases — in humans and horses — as well as more mosquito pools testing positive, especially in southwestern Idaho. The virus has been identified in 13 Idaho counties this year, as well as the Salmon area of Lemhi […]

Now hiring sign in a store window

Need a job? More than 70 companies will be looking to hire at Meridian job fair this month

BY: - September 7, 2021

A free job fair with more than 70 companies represented will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Galaxy Event Center in Meridian, according to a press release. The Idaho Job and Career Fair will feature employers offering full-time and part-time positions with varying work schedules and levels of experience, […]

Photo of the front of a Primary Health Medical Group clinic

Surge of COVID-19 patients pushes Boise-area urgent care over capacity

BY: - August 31, 2021

Thousands of patients are flooding urgent care clinics in the Boise area, forcing the clinics to stop taking new patients earlier than usual. Primary Health Medical Group on Monday had a record number of urgent care patients, according to a news release from the organization that runs 21 clinics in the Treasure Valley. There were […]

Wind farm

Bureau of Land Management seeks public comment on Twin Falls-area wind farm proposal

BY: - August 27, 2021

Bureau of Land Management officials are hosting two webinars in early September to get the public’s feedback on a proposed wind farm to be located outside of Twin Falls. The proposed Lava Ridge Wind Energy Project would include up to 400 turbines and seven new substations situated on public lands about 25 miles northeast of […]

For rent sign in Boise

In need of housing help? Boise organization announces more pop-up events 

BY: - August 24, 2021

Jesse Tree, a Boise nonprofit organization that works to prevent eviction and homelessness, announced in a press release it will hold eight rental assistance pop-up events between now and Sept. 22. The first one will take place from 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Nampa Housing Authority, 211 19th Ave. N. The staff is […]

Job seeker and interviewee shake hands

Looking for work? Check out this job fair with multiple employers in Boise

BY: - August 20, 2021

Job seekers are encouraged to attend a multi-employer hiring event from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Boise Holiday Inn, 2970 W. Elder St, according to an Idaho Department of Labor press release. Employers have openings in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, customer service, retail sales, hospitality and health care for such jobs […]

Wondering about your Idaho tax rebate? Track its status with a new online tool

BY: - August 19, 2021

Idaho taxpayers who qualify for the one-time tax rebate passed during the 2021 session of the Idaho Legislature can track their payment online to determine the status of the rebate, according to a press release. The tool is available at any time of the day and is the fastest way to determine the status of […]

Citing increased call volume, Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline seeks volunteers

BY: - August 19, 2021

The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline is asking for more volunteers to serve as crisis phone responders, citing increased call volume, according to a press release. Crisis phone responders mainly serve as a listening ear to callers, help assess the caller’s suicidal risk and create a safety plan. Since 2012, the hotline has received over 77,000 […]

Firefighting crews battle Howe Peak Fire

Pay boost for federal firefighters OK’d by Biden administration

BY: - August 17, 2021

WASHINGTON — As wildfires rage in the western United States, the Biden administration on Tuesday announced it is hiking pay for federal wildland firefighters to at least $15 per hour. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the change will boost pay for 3,500 firefighters with the Interior Department and […]

Ada County commissioners meet Tuesday, Aug. 10.

Ada County commissioners vote to appoint Dr. Ryan Cole to health board

BY: - August 17, 2021

Ada County Commissioners Rod Beck and Ryan Davidson on Tuesday voted to appoint Dr. Ryan Cole to be the physician member of the Central District Health board. Ada County Commissioner Kendra Kenyon said she “adamantly” opposed that decision. Later that day, the leader of an Idaho political organization filed a complaint to the state medical […]