The year that was...2019

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
At the end of January the Boise Blues Society brought its “Blues in the School” program to local elementary schools.

It’s time for the Mountain Home News to look back on the year of 2019 and recap some of the highs and lows in our community through the news stories we covered.

We had moments of celebration and times of sadness.

Long running court cases came to their final resolutions and new crimes that shocked the community surfaced.

As always, our community came together and helped others when needed. Whether it was by helping get the county’s first Domestic Violence Safe House up and running or by supporting families that faced horrendous losses.

These are the stories that made headlines in 2019.


Jan. 2 - Mountain Home Police Department welcomes new Chief of Police, Scott Conner. Conner came to Mountain Home by way of Belen, New Mexico and has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. He served as Chief of Police for two and a half years and has been in law enforcement since 1997. He was working on a Master's degree in Public Administration at the University of New Mexico at the time of hire.

Jan. 9 - The Honorable Brad Little becomes the new Governor of Idaho and gave his State of the State and Budget Address. He was humbled to address his audience as Idaho's 33rd Governor, as he was there more than 42 years prior as a legislative intern.

Elmore County Domestic Violence Council began building a safe house for domestic violence victims.

"Domestic Violence is no longer just about awareness it's about providing a solution," said Kimberly Middleton, Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Council.

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