“Wildfire is everyone’s responsibility in the state of Idaho. There’s not one person that won’t be impacted by wildfire in the state—whether it’s evacuations, a fire burning in and around the community, the loss of homes or the impact of smoke."
A statement from the victim was read at Monday's hearing, indicating she's still in fear of Vierstra and suffers from post-traumatic stress. The victim's father also told the court Monday that he had additional concerns that Vierstra could be a repeat offender.
Jesse Vierstra was 20 years old in June 2013 when he was sentenced to a minimum of five years in prison with no possibility of parole and a maximum of 15 years behind bars for the sexual assault of a U of I student during the university's 2012 homecoming weekend.
The disadvantages are huge. It's estimated that the University of Idaho could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue, usually divided by the Sun Belt Conference in bowl and playoff money generated by television contracts.
"It’s important to remember that areas of Idaho beyond these 11 counties also were impacted and now face the threat of serious flooding as a result of our heavy winter snowfall. This is great news, and there should be more to come.”