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Hello Friday. Gretchen Parsons here with what’s happening around town.
Authorities recovered the body of the 16-year-old who drowned at Lucky Peak last month, more on that below. Plus, a Meridian pizza place will reopen after closing its doors several months ago.
- Today: 92°☀️Hot and sunny.
- Weekend: There is a chance for thunderstorms on Saturday with a high of 93°. Sunday is expected to be hot and sunny with a high of 97°.
16-year-old’s body recovered at Lucky Peak
Marine Deputies located the body of the missing 16-year-old who was thrown from a jet ski at Lucky Peak.
The young man, identified by his family as Bobby Sichulailuck, was found Wednesday evening. Sichulailuck disappeared into the lake on July 18 after falling off of the back of a jet ski. He was not wearing a life jacket.
“Sad day but valuable closure for all involved,” the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers posted on Facebook.
According to the Idaho Statesman, a week after Sichulailuck drowned, a 49-year-old Boise man also drowned at Lucky Peak. Merrill Davis was near the Spring Shores Marina when he repeatedly fell off his paddleboard and struggled to get back on. Several people jumped in the water to help when Davis didn’t resurface after the final fall. Authorities responded to the scene and attempted CPR but couldn’t revive him. Davis wasn’t wearing a life jacket.
Earlier this week, we told readers about a 46-year-old man who is believed to have drowned at Lucky Peak while swimming near a friend’s boat. That man was also not wearing a life jacket and has yet to be found.
Life jackets are not the most stylish accessory but can be completely necessary when in a body of water like Lucky Peak or one of Idaho’s rivers. The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation has a map of where people can find free life jacket loaner stations.
Marco’s Pizza in Meridian will return
Marco’s Pizza in Meridian will be back in business soon, so says the new owner.
We told readers back in May how the pizza joint closed after being open for about four years. According to new owner Ryan Wagner, the store had staffing challenges related to COVID-19 and had to close down, like so many other restaurants.
Now, Wagner says his goal is to reopen Marco’s by September 1. Wagner added that he has 11 years of experience in the restaurant industry and is excited to serve the community.
Marco’s Pizza is located at the intersection of Ten Mile and McMillan roads. There are more than 1,000 other locations across 34 states but the Meridian location is the only Marco’s in Idaho.
Poll workers wanted in Canyon County
Canyon County is in need of poll workers for the upcoming November 8 election.
Those interested do not have to be a Canyon County resident but must be at least 16 and a U.S. Citizen. Workers must complete a short training session beforehand and be able to commit to a 14-hour work day on Election Day, from 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Poll workers are compensated $149 for the day.
Poll worker duties include registering voters at polling locations, ensuring they are provided the correct ballot, and helping explain to voters how to correctly cast their ballots. Tech-savvy people are encouraged to apply as a lot of the work is done on tablets and touchscreen devices. Apply online here.
- Fuel-Up Friday: The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Ada County is $4.91, nine cents less than a week ago. The national average is $4.14, 14 cents less than a week ago.
- Boise Library: The Boise Library just hired a new mental health coordinator. Ashley Hammond will help residents in the community connect with resources such as housing or shelter referrals, utility relief, navigating government benefits, and more.
- Traffic Box Art: More traffic boxes in Boise will be painted. The city just released the selected artists for six different traffic boxes around town. Find out where they are here.
- Nampa Parks & Rec: The City of Nampa is holding a series of upcoming focus groups to update its Parks and Recreation Master Plan. View the meeting dates here.
Certified. Wylder. Wyld Child. Rex’s plan to go big with ‘really special’ next Downtown restaurant
The owners of The Wylder have yet another restaurant concept they are planning in Boise. And this one is in addition to the restaurant we told you about yesterday. Don Day has what you need to know Percy Restaurant.
Idaho building officials could make major cutbacks to energy code regulations
Energy regulations in state building codes could all be removed except those governing “life safety.” Margaret Carmel presents arguments from both sides about why the regulations should or should not be removed.
‘Inconsistent’: McCall DMV to close in late September
Only one person is currently working at the DMV in McCall. And that one employee will soon be transferred as McCall’s only DMV will close. Autum Robertson has more on what’s behind the closure and where McCall residents will have to go for DMV services.
Ice cream smashed into a donut: new dessert shop coming to Boise
If you love donuts and ice cream, you’re going to love this new dessert shop coming to Boise. It’s called Yonutz, and they serve SMASH donuts and SMASH milkshakes. Find out what those are from Autum Robertson.
- Moose on the Loose: That moose that we featured yesterday, that was wandering around Eagle, is now back where it belongs. Read more from CBS2.
- Von Ehlinger: The Idaho Capital Sun has the latest developments in former state Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger’s motion for a new trial.
- Missing Man: According to KTVB, an Idaho man who was reported missing a week ago was found deceased in Boise County.
- Harmonica Festival: Idaho News 6 highlights the upcoming Harmonica Festival, a free music festival in Cascade that’s been happening for the past 32 years.
Things To Do
- Music on the Mountain: Three different bands are performing on Saturday for Bogus Basin’s Music on the Mountain. This free outdoor concert is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Comedy: The Wild West Comedy Show is happening at The Creative Space in Garden City on Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.
- Wine & Music: Ste. Chapelle is hosting an outdoor concert at the winery on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets here.
- Brunch: Barbarian Brewing in Garden City is hosting brunch this Sunday with Kismet Kitchen from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(Adoptable) Pet of the Day
How precious is Ricky?! Ricky is just three months old and is a mix of several unspecified breeds. Here’s what his bio from the Idaho Humane Society says:
“Hi my name is Ricky I came in from Louisiana with 8 of my puppy friends. We are all looking for families that can include us in all the adventures! We’ll need consistent training and proper socializing. Come down and meet us today!”