The year 2016 started out with a special delivery for the Bates family. Cole J (CJ) Bates was the first baby in the Treasure Valley born in 2016 and this year is starting out on a high note for CJ as he celebrates his first birthday.
CJ Bates was born at St. Luke's Hospital in Meridian on January 1, 2016 and he just happens to be a member of the 6 On Your Side family. CJ is the son of KIVI Digital Director, J Bates, and his wife, Stephanie.
CJ has become quite well known around the station. He was the 2016 Community Baby Shower Baby.
The 6 On Your Side team wishes CJ a very happy birthday.