Local & Regional

Local Oh, the difference a week can make: Brundage opens all 5 lifts Oh, the difference a week can make: Brundage opens all 5 lifts
Turns out, all it takes is one snow storm to make a difference. Mother Nature has delivered to the west central mountains this week, allowing Brundage Mountain to open all five chairlifts and nearly all of its 1,500 acres of terrain.
Local Jerome schools consider dual-language learning Jerome schools consider dual-language learning
Jerome School District Superintendent Dale Layne says the program would likely start with one or two classes learning English and Spanish throughout their school years.
Local Nampa schools whistleblower gets $160k settlement
The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that Danielle Sisayaket claimed she was fired because she spoke up about fraudulent accounting practices at the district. She filed the lawsuit in 2012 under the state's Public Employee Protection Act, just before the school district reported a $5.1 million budget shortfall.
Local 70-year-old Nampa woman dies from flu
The Southwest District Health department said that the woman's death is the first flu death this season for Canyon County.