Hiker rescue operation shows teamwork among Magic Valley entities
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-23-2021 at 06:54 AM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — A rescue operation was underway recently, following a hiker stuck in the Snake River Canyon in the Devils Corral area.

Thursday afternoon Southern Idaho Regional Communications received a call about a hiker stuck on a rock ledge in the Devils Corral area who could not move. SIRCOMM dispatched the Magic Valley Paramedics Special Operations Rescue Team consisting of 10 members who are certified in rope rescue training.

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Early voting underway in Twin Falls County
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-22-2021 at 09:44 PM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) —Early voting is underway in Twin Falls County for the upcoming March election.

At Twin Falls County West on the first floor, Twin Falls county residents can go cast their vote Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. from today till March 5.

All voters will be required to provide personal identification on Election Day which is March 9, and if they choose to vote early.

“For this election, we have the Twin Falls School District, Hansen School District, and Hagerman School District so if you live within those boundaries then you are eligible to vote,” said Twin Falls County clerk Kristina Glascock.

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City of Jerome works to update transportation plan
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-22-2021 at 08:07 PM

JEROME, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The city of Jerome is working to update its transportation plan, which was last updated in 2007. The transportation plan should be updated every 10 years.

“The transportation plan is basically the city’s plan on what we are going to do to improve our roadway’s sidewalks, pathways, and all means of transportation that people use to get around,” said Tyson Carpenter, Jerome’s engineer.

Over the past year, officials have been working with JUB Engineers to decide which areas of the city’s transportation are in need of improvement.

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Texas Roadhouse is set to open after the pandemic caused uncertainty
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-22-2021 at 06:31 PM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The process of opening Texas Roadhouse in Twin Falls started 11 years ago, and when the pandemic began it cast uncertainty on if the restaurant would still open.

“I mean, I don’t think anybody knew what was going to happen,” said managing partner Matthew Luckock. “So yeah, there was definitely doubts where man shoot maybe we won’t get one down there in Twin, and it was within 3 or 4 months that we were able to find out it’s definitely still going to happen.”

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“Greater Idaho” will be on the ballot in five counties in May
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-21-2021 at 04:14 PM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Move Oregon’s Border announced ballot initiatives regarding moving the Oregon/Idaho border will be on the May 18, 2021 ballot in five Oregon counties. The organization — which promotes the greater Idaho movement — added they submitted 141% of signatures required in Baker and Lake counties and await signature verification, This is in addition to measure numbers having already been awarded to their initiatives in Grant, Malheur and Sherman counties.

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New Arcade bringing entertainment to Mini-Cassia area
Posted By Ge0ph Young on 02-21-2021 at 11:50 AM

BURLEY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) —A new form of entertainment is coming to the city of Burley.

This Monday Arcadia hosted their soft opening. This location is filled to the brim with both modern-day and retro arcade games and the owners are excited for its grand opening on March 15.

Owned and operated by Alex and Ryley Mortensen, the son and daughter-in-law of those responsible for the Albion Haunted Mansions say they felt like this form of entertainment was highly needed in Burley.

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Back to the Future as Researchers Invent Real-Life Flux Capacitor
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-20-2021 at 09:05 AM

The "Back to the Future" time machine runs on an imaginary flux capacitor but could the movie invention become reality?

In the popular movie franchise Back to the Future, an eccentric scientist creates a time machine that runs on a flux capacitor.

Now a group of actual physicists from Australia (RMIT University, University of Queensland) and Switzerland (ETH Zurich) have proposed a similar device that can break time-reversal symmetry.

While their flux capacitor doesn’t enable time travel, it’s a critical step in future technologies like the quantum computer and could lead to better electronics for mobile phones and wifi.

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Heyburn creates master plan to update Riverside Park
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-19-2021 at 09:06 AM

HEYBURN, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The city of Heyburn has spent the past few years updating its comprehensive plan — which was last updated in 2009, asking residents what they would like to see in the community.

“Overwhelmingly they have told us they want more opportunities along the river,” said Tony Morley, the city administrator. “They want better river access, more recreation. They want parks, things like that, more trails, more walking paths.”

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SEC Data Show $359 Million of GameStop Shares Failed to Deliver
Posted By Ge0ph Young on 02-19-2021 at 07:20 AM

On Jan. 28, the day after GameStop Corp. mania hit its crescendo on the back of a short squeeze for the record books, about $359 million worth of shares were caught in limbo.

More than 1 million shares were deemed failed-to-deliver that day due either to buyers lacking cash to complete purchases or sellers not having the shares to settle trades, according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission data.

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Idaho lawmakers introduce bill to penalize picketing outside of homes
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-18-2021 at 09:22 AM

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho legislators are planning to introduce a bill that would create penalties for targeted picketing outside of homes after a recent rash of protests at the homes of elected officials and private citizens.

The bipartisan bill is sponsored by Rep. Brooke Green, D-Boise, and Rep. Greg Chaney, R-Caldwell.

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