North Fork Championship is a ‘magical feeling’ for top kayakers in the world

Every year the top paddlers in the world come to the Payette River’s North Fork for a three-day event. And to some, the experience is all they need to be satisfied. BANKS, IDAHO, Idaho — The top competitive Kayakers in the world are dropping into the Payette River this weekend for the North Forks Championship, … Read more

Here’s who is performing at the 2021 Boise Pride Festival

BOISE, Idaho — The Boise Pride Festival announced the lineup for the upcoming event on Friday. The Pride Festival is set to take place between Sept. 10-12, 2021. After being canceled last year and postponed until September this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival expanded from two to three days. The traditional fireworks … Read more

‘You are and forever will be my hero’; Vietnam vet receives award 52 years in the making

Marine Corps veteran Bill Klobus receives the Purple Heart Medal for injuries suffered in the Vietnam War in 1969 at a ceremony on June 18, 2021. Klobus’ daughter, Casey Byington, pins the medal on her father’s chest as Marine Corps League Commandant Jim Van Osdol (front) and Military Order of the Purple Heart Southeast Idaho … Read more

IF firefighters raise record-breaking funds for MDA

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – Last weekend, Idaho Falls Fire Department/IAFF Local 1565 firefighters hit the streets and shattered fundraising records for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.   “This year we were able to raise just under $50,000,” IFFD Firefighter Jimmie Hitch said. “That is the most we have ever raised in the history of our … Read more

Idaho Rep. Russ Fulcher announces kidney cancer diagnosis

BOISE (Idaho Capital Sun) — Rep. Russ Fulcher, who represents Idaho’s First Congressional District, announced on his Facebook page Thursday that he has renal cancer, which affects the kidneys. “No one likes to hear the ‘C’ word, especially when having a discussion with their physician, but as many of you have previously experienced … sometimes … Read more

Idaho’s May unemployment rate drops to 3%

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped from 3.1% in April to 3% for May. Total employment grew to 874,143, up 0.2% (+1,978), while total unemployment dropped 3% (-865) to 27,351. May’s labor force and steady participation rate continued to benefit from population increases. Idaho’s labor force grew by one-tenth of … Read more

Fish and Game Commission amends wolf hunting and trapping seasons to start on July 1

The amended seasons will take effect on July 1. That’s consistent with the effective date of Senate Bill 1211 approved by the Idaho Legislature. BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has approved some changes to the wolf trapping and hunting seasons. The commission met Thursday during a conference call to amend the … Read more

Direct flights between Boise and Pullman-Moscow to resume in August

Alaska Airlines on Thursday also announced winter service to Phoenix, and celebrated inaugural flights from Boise to Austin and Chicago. BOISE, Idaho — The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, and if those points are hundreds of miles apart, the fastest way to get there is by airplane — but for several … Read more

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