UPDATE: Gov. Otter continues to recover in hospital from back surgery IDAHO PRESS-TRIBUNE STAFF email@example.com Jul 17, 2017 (…) Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger Gov. Butch Otter continues to recover from back surgery at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, his office announced Monday.Otter is alert and resting, according to the press release, as he recovers from an infection after undergoing a second back surgery on July 14 for a ruptured disc. Friday's surgery was the governor's second back surgery in a week. Testing after his first surgery on July 7 determined that he needed a second procedure.The governor's office said last week that he will continue to do some state business via telephone and working closely with his office, and that he would be back to work at the Capitol as soon as possible.Otter, who is 75, has been Idah's governor since January 2007. He has said he won't seek reelection next year. More from this section Woman shot, paralyzed in Meridian shooting dies Last updated: 1:05 p.m. Bruchi’s Cheesesteak & Sub Shop to open 1st Idaho location at Chinden, Linder Posted: 11:40 a.m. AAA: Expect gas prices to increase soon Posted: July 20, 2017 Regional youth baseball teams competing at Settlers Park Posted: July 20, 2017 Meridian city leaders to discuss Chinden, growth, budget at town hall Posted: July 20, 2017 Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!