As with about any Thanksgivings  of the past most city, state and federal offices will be closed.    However, most county offices will be open Friday, as will most state and federal offices.  Many stores will be closed early tomorrow but starting early Friday morning, Katie Bar The Door as Black Friday begins. New

It’s one of the busiest shopping days of the year as retailers begin the season to help make a good portion of their profits for the entire year.  May people will be traveling this weekend.  The AAA says travel is expected to be up about 4 percent over last year.  That’s a nice improvement but still not to the level it was before the recession his.  A reminder that Idaho law enforcement agencies have received a federal grant to increase traffic patrols over the weekend.   And, of course, they remind you to not drink and drive.