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5TH DISTRICT COURT NEWS
5th District Court News

TWIN FALLS COUNTY

FELONY SENTENCINGS

Anita Marie Taylor, 54, Twin Falls; Grand theft, $245.50 costs, eight years to life in penitentiary, one day credited, run sentence concurrent to other 2016 case below. Persistent violator Two, eight years to life in penitentiary, run sentence concurrent to other charge and 2016 case.

Anita Marie Taylor, 54, Twin Falls; Forgery, $245.50 costs, eight years to life in penitentiary, 205 days credited, sentence to run concurrent to other case and consecutive to charges on this case listed below. Second forgery charge, $245.50 costs, eight years to life in penitentiary, 205 days credited, sentence to run concurrent to other case and consecutive to charges on this case. Criminal possession of a financial transaction card, $245.50 costs, eight years to life in penitentiary, 205 days credited. Possession of a forged check, 285.50 costs, eight years to life in penitentiary, 205 days credited, sentence to run concurrent to other case and consecutive to charges on this case. Enhancement for a persistent violator charge begets highest possible penitentiary sentence on all charges.

Mario Alberto Hernandez Jr., 46, Spokane, Wash.; Possession of a controlled substance, $285.50 costs, $1,610.75 restitution, five years determinate penitentiary, 201 days credited, sentence to run concurrent with the following charges. Drug trafficking in marijuana, $285.50 costs, $10,000 fine, five years to life in penitentiary, 201 days credited, sentence to run concurrent with other charges. Drug trafficking in heroin, $285.50 costs, five years determinate penitentiary, 201 days credited, sentence to run concurrent with other charges in this case. Possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture or deliver, $285.50 costs, five years determinate penitentiary, 201 days credited, sentence to run concurrent with other charges in this case.

Richard Jay Harmon, 45, Twin Falls; DUI second felony violation within 15 years, $290.50 costs, 10 years penitentiary, two years determinate, eight indeterminate, 123 days credited, five years supervised drivers license.

Jeremy Shane Minick, 20, Homeless in Twin Falls, with a Nevada drivers license; Possession of a controlled substance, $285.50 costs, $500 public defender, $100 DNA, $60 workmans comp. program fee, five years penitentiary, three determinnate, two indeterminate, sentence suspended, 99 days credited, 90 days jail, three years supervised probation.

Brent Michael Holt, 46, Jerome; DUI second or more violations within ten years, $290.50 costs, 10 years penitentiary, two determinate, eight indeterminate, 102 days credited, five years drivers license suspension.

Ashley Ann Travis, 25, $285.50 costs, $500 public defender, $100 DNA, $60 workmans comp. program fee, $762.50 restitution in combination with other 2017 case, five years penitentiary, two ears determinate, three indeterminate, 35 days credited, sentence suspended, three years supervised probation.

DIVORCE CIVIL PROCEEDING

Jon Daubner v. Emily Daubner

Bonnie Jennings v. Derrick Jennings

Travis Stickler v. Brittany Stickler

Jackie Kennedy v. Daniel Kennedy

Marissa Tweedy v. Devin Tweedy

Joseph Wilhoite v. Tammy Wilhoite

Tiffany Myers v. Justin Myers

Irene Sanchez v. Manuel Sanchez

Ellen Carpenter v. Cody Carpenter

Melvin Moeller v. Jasmin Moeller

Jennifer Earl v. Tyler Culbertson

Candice Richter v. Douglas Richter

Brandi Fierro v. David Fierro

Christine Nelson v. Mark Nelson


Local
Crews begin work on 15 bridges along I-84

SHOSHONE — Work begins Monday to resurface and maintain 15 bridges along Interstate 84 between Glenns Ferry and Wendell.

Work starts near Glenns Ferry and will moves east.

Traffic will be reduced to a single lane through the work zones, the Idaho Transportation Department reported. Drivers should watch for reduced speed limits.

The biggest traffic impacts will occur on overpass roadways, which may be country roadways that do not have direct access to I-84. These will have short delays and temporary traffic signals.

For updates and changing restrictions, visit 511.idaho.gov.

Blackfoot-based Cannon Builders Inc. should finish the $2.1 million project by the end of September. The work includes minor concrete maintenance, placing an epoxy concrete sealant on the driving surface of each bridge, repairing bridge slopes and guardrail repair.

ITD aims to preserve and extend the life of the following bridges:

Paradise Valley interchange (Exit 125)

King Hill interchange (Exit 129)

Power Plant Road overpass

West Bliss interchange (Exit 137)

Clover Creek Road overpass

Bliss Union Pacific overpass

U.S. 26/East Bliss interchange (Exit 141)

2100 South Road overpass

Malad River Bridges

Tuttle interchange (Exit 147)

2800 South Road overpass

Idaho 46/Wendell interchange (Exit 157)

Old Malad River Highway Bridge


Education
Twin Falls student receives National Merit Scholarship

TWIN FALLS — Twin Falls High School student Kathryn Clark will receive a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship.

Clark is among 2,500 National Merit Scholar finalists across the country to receive the award.

Scholarship recipients were chosen from a pool of more than 15,000 finalists, the program announced.

Clark and other scholarship recipients were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors.

Factors included academics, test scores, difficulty of classes and grades earned, contributions and leadership in school and the community, an essay written by the finalist and a letter of recommendation from a high school official.


Education
State plans dual credit event

TWIN FALLS — The Idaho Department of Education and partnering agencies are planning a free informational session for students and parents.

The event is 6:30 p.m. May 30 in room 276 of the College of Southern Idaho’s Taylor Building in Twin Falls.

The one-hour event will provide information about advanced opportunities, dual credit, career and technical education, and college development options.


Local
Stork report: births at Jerome, Twin Falls hospitals

St. Luke’s Jerome

Elias River Maynard, son of Jennifer and Evan Maynard of Twin Falls, was born May 4, 2017.

Nova Beth Richards, daughter of Kelly and William Richards of Jerome, was born May 4, 2017.

St. Luke’s Magic Valley

Mateo Cristo Torres, son of Liliana Perez and Alejandro Torres of Twin Falls, was born May 3, 2017.

Kambree Dawn Marie Whitehawk, daughter of Kelly Marie Henson and Anthony Scott Whitehawk Jr. of Twin Falls, was born May 3, 2017.

Mwamini Akwela, daughter of Marceline Baruani and Akwela Etabo of Twin Falls, was born May 4, 2017.

Leah Melaina Almaguer, daughter of Paulina Teresa Castro Cabanillas and Clint Ryan Almaguer of Buhl, was born May 4, 2017.

McCrae Dimond, daughter of Rachel Ann and Daniel Price Dimond of Wendell, was born May 4, 2017.

Enoch Ledesma Mobley, son of Julie Ledesma Mobley and Mark George Mobley of Twin Falls, was born May 4, 2017.

Reyna Hope Ortega, daughter of Rachel Ann and Nestor Daniel Ortega of Twin Falls, was born May 4, 2017.

Paisley Saige Rasmussen, daughter of Spring Blossom Rasmussen and Lance Shane Rasmussen of Twin Falls, was born May 5, 2017.

Brooks Garrett Schaer, son of Sheyenne McKayla Hadden and Brooke James Schaer of Kimberly, was born May 5, 2017.

Roman Evan Rodriguez, son of Nora Fragoza and McKinsey Konner Rodriguez of Jerome, was born May 5, 2017.

Jax James Maughan, son of Shannon J. Bullock and Seth James Maughan of Twin Falls, was born May 5, 2017.

Kamden Michael Smith, son of Jordyn Dawn and Austin Michael Smith of Jerome, was born May 6, 2017.

Jacob Richard DeRuiter, son of Tasha Elizabeth and Brian Wayne DeRuiter of Hagerman, was born May 6, 2017.

Ahna Elizabeth Anderson, daughter of Shelby Lynn Wheeler and Andrew Dale Paul Anderson of Twin Falls, was born May 6, 2017.

Nathan Andrew Winkler, son of Nicole Sherie and Charles Ivan Winkler of Twin Falls, was born May 8, 2017.

Malia Selene Aspeytia-Inay, daughter of Marina Elena Aspeytia and Tristan Erick-Keahi Inay of Twin Falls, was born May 8, 2017.

Daniel Cruz Cisneros, son of Graciela Cisneros Cruz and Adrian Cruz Arias of Jerome, was born May 8, 2017.


Streamflows

Average daily flows

Snake River at Heise 10,946 cfs

Snake River at Blackfoot 8,693 cfs

Snake River at American Falls 6,521 cfs

Snake River at Minidoka 6,125 cfs

Snake River at Milner 270 cfs

Little Wood River near Carey 776 cfs

Jackson Lake is 69 percent full.

Palisades Reservoir is 31 percent full.

American Falls Reservoir is 98 percent full.

Upper Snake River system is at 72 percent capacity.

As of May 22.


Govt-and-politics
Rock Creek fire again asking voters for levy hike

KIMBERLY — Fourth time’s a charm for the Rock Creek fire levy?

On Tuesday Rock Creek Rural Fire Protection District residents will go to the polls and once again vote on whether to OK raising their property tax levy to help hire more firefighters for the growing district.

The proposal would increase the fire district levy from .00115 to .002, amounting to a $538,000 increase in tax collections. The levy hasn’t gone up since the district was created in 1992. This would increases taxes about $7 a month for the average homeowner, said district spokesman Taylor Hunsaker.

It needs a two-thirds majority to pass, which is why it hasn’t despite getting majority support the last two times it has been on the ballot. A narrow majority of voters rejected it the first time in November 2015, but it got 64 percent support in May 2016. Last November, 61 percent of the district’s voters favored it.

The district spans from North 3300 East, just east of Chobani, to North 5000 East, between Murtaugh and Milner, and from the Snake River to Magic Mountain north to south.


Education
CSI announces 2 instructors of the year

TWIN FALLS — The College of Southern Idaho announced Friday its two instructors of the year: Cindy Harmon and Ellen Neff.

Each year, students nominate instructors for the awards, the college said in an announcement.

Each recipient receives a $1,000 stipend and a professional training opportunity of their choice.

Harmon, an associate professor of accounting, is CSI’s 2017 academic instructor of the year. She has taught accounting at the college for 15 years.

Neff, assistant professor of early childhood education, is CSI’s 2017 career/technical education instructor of the year. She has taught in the program for eight years.


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