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Back to work...

by Maggie O'Mara

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Posted on December 29, 2008 at 6:19 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 22 at 11:11 AM

Hi all!

Hope your Christmas was fantastic! I really enjoyed mine... :) But now I'm back to "real life". It's strange coming back after an entire week off. You kind of forget how to work - you know? But let me tell you, it all came back to me pretty quickly when I walked in the door this morning! I am truly grateful to have such a great job in this tough economy. Over Christmas break, I heard about a lot of friends who have lost jobs. It's hard to know what to say or how to help... I just hope things turn around soon. I think we all do.

This morning, we had a heartbreaking update on the Nampa man - Jud Winters - who was so badly burned in that bonfire gas can explosion. He passed away on Saturday in Utah at the burn unit. A sad end to a sad story. His family is raising money for his funeral at Wells Fargo Bank, and you can donate at any branch in his name to help out.

We also learned that James Malec - the man accused of shooting and killing mixed martial arts fighter Justin Eilers (on Christmas) will be in court tomorrow, and not today. He is trying to hire private counsel. It seems stories are mixed about what happened that night, depending on who you talk to. Malec is married to Eiler's mother. I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot more about the case as time goes on.

Some good news now... the local ski resorts/areas are all open and reporting awesome snow! It's going to be a great ski season. If you can, get out on the slopes while we have all this great powder. More seems to be coming every day. I have yet to go, but I am hoping to go this weekend. See you there!

And one more thing - the H-bowl is tomorrow! It will be on ESPN at 2:30, but we'll have a pre-game show for you at 2pm right here on KTVB. Our sports staff will have full coverage as the University of Nevada takes on the University of Maryland.

Have a great Monday...