Pocatello High's Armstrong named Gatorade boys cross country runner of year

Elijah Armstrong of Pocatello High was selected as the 2012-13 Gatorade Idaho Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year on Thursday.

The 5-foot-10, 125-pound sophomore raced to a 4A individual state title this past season in a time of 15 minutes, 34.10 seconds, leading the Indians to a state team championship.

Armstrong earned third place at the Nike Cross Nationals Northwest Regional championships, crossing the line in 15:37.20. He also placed 11th at the Foot Locker West Regional championships in 15:53.

Land of the Frost

A frigid frost bid good morning to trees, bushes and car windows in Boise area Thursday Jan. 17, 2013.
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Go buy a bottle of Stone’s “Enjoy by 2.15.13” IPA. Today. While you still can.

Hey Boise beer nuts and fellow hop heads — the much anticipated “Enjoy by 2.15.13” IPA from Stone Brewing has finally arrived in Boise.

If you want to buy a 22 ounce bottle of this sublimely fantastic India Pale Ale, my suggestion would be to do it right away. Like right now. Take a lunch or extended break and go to the Boise Co-op, or Bier:Thirty, or wherever your favorite bottle shop is, and get some. (Both of the aforementioned stores are selling it for $5.99 a bottle, which is a small price to pay for a bottle of world class brew.

I doubt the limited supplies of “Enjoy By 2.15.13” will last very long — especially after you drink one and decide you need to buy a few more.

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First bill passes Idaho House -- income tax conformance with IRS

After a brief delay to return the measure to committee for a hearing, the House approved its annual conformance measure.

"This just uncomplicates the matter of filing your tax return," said House Bill 1's sponsor, Rep. Dell Raybould, R-Rexburg.

The bill was returned to committee Tuesday for a hearing, after some lawmakers had questions, including whether conformance would ensnare Idaho in enforcing provisions of the Affordable Care Act. That is not the case, Raybould told the House Thursday.

Otter's press secretary leaves Capitol in ambulance, now home resting

Shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday, Gov. Butch Otter's spokesman and a former reporter at Channel 2, was taken out of the Capitol on a gurney by Ada County Paramedics.

Paramedics provided supplemental oxygen to Hanian, as he was wheeled out to the ambulance. As he was surrounded by Idaho State Police officers and Capitol security officers, Hanian gave me a wry smile and said, "Allergic reaction to a medication."

By mid-afternoon Thursday, Gov. Otter's chief of staff, David Hensley, said Hanian was resting at home.

No 'Capital for a Day' coming for Boise, or other major cities

A reader asked yesterday whether Boise has ever had or will ever get a visit from Gov. Butch Otter's "Capital for a Day" roadshow.

In short, said Otter spokesman Jon Hanian, "No." The aim of the monthly visits is to bring state officials closer to out-of-the way constituents.

"We have not conducted a Capital for a Day for Boise or any of the other larger cities," Hanian said. "These are primarily designed for the smaller and more rural communities."

In a news release Wednesday, Otter said he would bring Lt. Gov. Brad Little and top agency officials to Kuna on Jan. 25.

Idaho sheepman sheepishly seeks switch from solons

A slightly late and fully contrite Stan Boyd told the Senate Agriculture Committee Thursday morning that last year's revamping of the Idaho Sheep Commission into the Idaho Sheep and Goat Health Board overlooked a key aspect of the reform: Goatmen.

The new law, 2012's House Bill 512, revised assessments on producers, including goatmen, and made other changes. But a key driver of the measure was overlooked when no provision was made for having a goat producer on the board.

Idaho media Week 7 high school girls basketball poll

Records are through Tuesday, Jan. 15.

5A W-L Pts. Pvs.

1. Coeur d'Alene (5) 14-3 40 2

2. Post Falls (3) 15-1 37 1

3. Highland (1) 13-2 25 3

4. Rocky Mountain 13-2 15 4

5. Lewiston 13-3 13 T-5

Others receiving votes: Madison 3, Mountain View 1, Meridian 1.

4A

1. Middleton (9) 16-0 45 1

2. Skyview 12-4 32 T-2

3. Twin Falls 12-4 20 5

4. Bishop Kelly 11-5 18 T-2

5. Burley 11-4 17 4

Others receiving votes: Nampa 1, Century 1, Pocatello 1.

3A

1. Snake River (8) 15-1 44 1

2. Filer (1) 13-3 31 3

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