I am Eric Gonzales and I am very excited about doing news here in Boise. I come here from San Antonio, Texas where I reported for KENS 5 for the past 2 years. Texas is a lot like Idaho with very nice people and the country feel.
Before that I worked at WSB in Atlanta and lived there for more than 10 years. I have family in both San Antonio and Atlanta so I do get a chance to go back to both cities. I started in NEWS as a photographer at KEYE in Austin Texas, another very cool place to be. SXSW and Eeyores birthday are a blast.
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I am passionate about being a reporter and look forward to coming to KBOI every day. If you have a good story idea, I would be honored to tell it. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
By Eric GonzalesPublished: Jun 29, 2015 at 6:39 PM MDTLast Updated: Jun 29, 2015 at 6:39 PM MDT
There were 165 firefighters working the area but more crews have been called in. Thursday was the closest the fire came to any houses when it swooped in near the Spring creek neighborhood. One house in the middle of the charred landscape was spared from any flames. Right to the edge of the house and no fire damage
By Eric GonzalesPublished: Jun 23, 2015 at 7:48 PM MDTLast Updated: Jun 23, 2015 at 7:48 PM MDT
Caldwell superintendent Tim Rosandick and his assistant Luci Asumendi were relieved of their duties by school board trustees a week ago. Yet they will still be getting their full pay with a raise through June 2016 as consultants. But the board will not say what Rosandick and Asumendi did to lose their jobs.
By Eric GonzalesPublished: Jun 18, 2015 at 7:10 PM MDTLast Updated: Jun 19, 2015 at 7:08 AM MDT
On July 1st, the state of Oregon will be able to smoke up under certain rules. Smoking Marijuana at home in private will be allowed. Although residents won't be able to smoke marijuana openly in the street or in a bar, they can possess up to eight ounces of weed.
By Eric GonzalesPublished: Jun 17, 2015 at 9:25 PM MDTLast Updated: Jun 17, 2015 at 9:25 PM MDT
Boise County Commissioners want to keep rocks from flying onto Banks Lowman road. The road project to keep rocks from crashing down will cost 50 million dollars. The majority of that money will come from the federal government. But Boise county would be responsible for four million dollars.
By Eric GonzalesPublished: Jun 17, 2015 at 12:34 PM MDTLast Updated: Jun 17, 2015 at 2:47 PM MDT
The Elmore County Tax Assessor says he realized that land values for farms in their county was a lot lower than other counties in southern Idaho. So he had an appraiser look into how past assessors valued land
By Eric GonzalesPublished: Jun 17, 2015 at 9:11 AM MDTLast Updated: Jun 17, 2015 at 9:11 AM MDT
The Idaho High School Activities Association is deciding whether to require mask for softball pitchers and third basemen. Right now a mask is voluntary gear to wear. The 15 member board is still not ready to say the mask is required and will have discussions over the next couple of months.
By Eric GonzalesPublished: Jun 11, 2015 at 6:46 PM MDTLast Updated: Jun 12, 2015 at 4:02 AM MDT
The kids who touched the wall weren't hurt when the slab fell to their feet. The Public Works division says the marble that fell is about five years old. They say this is an isolated incident and they plan on contacting the business that installed the slabs.
By Eric GonzalesPublished: Jun 5, 2015 at 7:46 PM MDTLast Updated: Jun 8, 2015 at 4:20 AM MDT
Idaho City Fire Chief Terry Teeter says the overnight fire torched several businesses in town right around 3 o'clock, Friday morning. The chief says the fire started at Calamity Jane’s restaurant and spread to other businesses on the block.
By Eric GonzalesPublished: Jun 3, 2015 at 10:58 PM MDTLast Updated: Jun 3, 2015 at 11:00 PM MDT
During the regular legislative session this year lawmakers passed a bill to repeal a law that allows instant horse racing machines that were supposed to be wagering on historical races. Coeur d'Alene Tribe attorney, Deborah Ferguson said, "it turned out to be the installation of slot machines at these race tracks." And she says they’re illegal.
By Eric GonzalesPublished: Jun 1, 2015 at 6:54 PM MDTLast Updated: Jun 1, 2015 at 6:54 PM MDT
He says the city workers warning didn't bother him, but it was the fact they didn't stop a much bigger problem going on in front of his house. He says he noticed construction workers on his street washing dirt and sediment down the drain right after they warned him about washing his Jeep.
By Eric GonzalesPublished: May 22, 2015 at 6:19 PM MDTLast Updated: May 22, 2015 at 6:19 PM MDT
Meridian's master plan called Destination downtown, has options for light rail on existing tracks that would flow through the center of town. There are also plans for downtown transit that would loop the business district.
By Eric GonzalesPublished: May 13, 2015 at 5:09 AM MDTLast Updated: May 13, 2015 at 7:16 AM MDT
A spokeswoman for the Meridian Development Corporation says they've been working on an urban renewal project in downtown Meridian since March. But businesses that have to look at street cones all day for the past couple of months say the construction is getting old
By Eric GonzalesPublished: May 8, 2015 at 7:02 PM MDTLast Updated: May 9, 2015 at 7:33 AM MDT
Lejardi eventually changed the records showing the seven students were in class. But then a few months later, Lejardi says Flaming wanted her to change a student's transcript to show he got all A's in seven classes he never took. She refused to change the transcript.