Unlike many of us, the Idaho State Police, will be out in force this weekend to keep you safe during the busy holiday weekend. This weekend will be one of the most active for Idahoans traveling to visit friends and relatives. The ISP will be working with other police departments to help keep drivers aware and alert while traveling throughout our state.

Could we see a record year for travel?

 

The ISP has issued a release reminding folks that they expect travel to rival or perhaps exceed pre-pandemic levels.  Last year, shutdowns and limited capacity kept most Idahoans at home.  2020 was a challenging year for both hotels, restaurants,  and local store as most folks stayed home.

"We'll likely see heavy traffic all weekend, and chances are, a good number of those vehicles will be people traveling to join family or friends for Thanksgiving. Those families are precious cargo, and they're counting on all of us behind the wheel to pay attention to our driving," said ISP Lt. Sam Ketchum.

"The best thing we can do for each other is to stay alert, drive sober, be patient, and buckle up. And if possible, travel a little earlier or later to avoid the heaviest traffic times."

AAA says that holiday travel could be up over 13% from last year. That estimate includes all methods of traveling. The organization recommends leaving early before the holiday and getting a head start on returning home before the massive traffic rush. On the other hand, most experts expect our streets to be relatively traffic-free if you're staying home for the holidays. Areas around big box stores and malls will be the exception.

Idahoans Should Fear the Deer

A look at the dangers of wildlife crossing the roads in Idaho.

Awkward Hospitality Ends Idaho Road Rage Fight

In a strange brawl on the streets of the Treasure Valley, some sort of road rage incident has the internet laughing out loud at how awkward things were brought to a close.

It isn't often that we see much serious road rage here in the Treasure Valley. Perhaps an occasional "flying of the bird" or an explicative yelled--for the most part, the lack of real traffic in Boise and our overall "slower" pace of life keeps everyone calm. This brawl seems to be an exception to the rule, at one point, one of the fighting men says to "go back to Washington". It's the END of the fight that has everyone online LAUGHING...maybe it's just some good old fashioned Idaho Hospitality?

8 Real Reviews of the Maze at Shindig Farms

Shindig Farms in Nampa wrapped up an extremely successful fall season. Their first year in the 2C really impressed local families and this is what they said about the maze. They're currently stringing up lights to turn the existing maze into a "Lost in Christmas" themed attraction that opens on December 2, 2021.