Bement goes out on top — wins final tourney — Lowry claims Elko, regional titles Full Story
Collected By Jeff Young on 04-6-2021 at 07:39 AM

ELKO — On Monday, a brilliant high school golf career came to an emotional, triumphant finish.

During the Division 3A North-East season finale at Ruby View Golf Course, Elko senior Gabby Bement said goodbye in the best way she could.

While the Lady Indians did not win first as a team — taking second with a team score of 404 for a season low — Bement nailed down the individual victory in the last high school tournament of her remarkable career.

Officials expect light flows at Shoshone Falls this year Full Story
Collected By Ge0ph Young on 04-6-2021 at 07:37 AM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Due to low water levels, officials say don’t expect a roaring Shoshone Falls this spring.

You might remember in 2016 when more than 10-thousand cubic square feet (CFS) of water was rushing over the falls.

Experts at Twin Falls Parks and Recreation expect right now the flows are only going at a rate of 275 CFS and will average 350 CFS.

Looking for a place to swim? Boise to open four pools this summer Full Story
Collected By Administrator One on 04-6-2021 at 07:35 AM

BOISE, Idaho — There is some good news for those looking for life to return to normal. The City of Boise announced Monday that it plans to open four outdoor pools this summer.

As COVID-19 cases continue to decline and the vaccine rollout expands, the city will open some of its outdoor municipal pools this summer with health and safety protocols in place.

"We're committed to providing opportunities for outdoor exercise and recreation, and we are confident we can open four of our municipal pools safely," said Boise Mayor Lauren McLean. "This plan allows us to be responsible with residents' money and have some summer fun in our pools."

Custer County property owner defends private airstrip during public meeting Full Story
Collected By Administrator One on 04-3-2021 at 06:51 AM

BOISE, Idaho — In front of the Custer County Planning and Zoning Commission Thursday evening, Michael Boren said he wanted to clear up misinformation about why he is looking for a conditional use permit for an airstrip. He fully acknowledges he has been flying in and out of his property located on the west side of Highway 75 between the Sawtooth Mountains.

Magic Valley Arts Council opens new exhibition Full Story
Collected By Ge0ph Young on 04-3-2021 at 06:50 AM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The Awakening! exhibition is now open at the Magic Valley Arts Council.

The gallery features guest artists Mike Pepper, Lori Rieth, Jim Woods and Mike Youngman as well as new artists Judi Thietten and Judy Van Dellen.

Pomerelle boasts successful ski season Full Story
Collected By Ge0ph Young on 04-3-2021 at 06:49 AM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — As KMVT reported back in November, Pomerelle Mountain Resort had a record-breaking opening weekend. The good showing wasn’t just a one-week wonder.

“There’s been more people up here this year than I think I’ve ever really seen,” said Burley resident Wendy Seamons.

Seamons saw people from all over at Pomerelle this year.

“People from Utah, people from Boise area, lots of different license plates in that parking lot,” Seamons said.

How Ada County got its name Full Story
Collected By Administrator One on 04-2-2021 at 08:41 PM

BOISE, Idaho — April 3rd is a significant day for Ada County. It's the birthday of the county namesake - Ada Riggs.

165 years ago, she became the oldest daughter of what would become one of Boise's first settlers. She was just 7 years old when she moved here.

And we thought things moved quickly these days, within a year and a half of living in Boise, she had a county named after her.

2021-2022 hunting rule changes Full Story
Collected By Ge0ph Young on 04-2-2021 at 08:39 PM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The controlled hunt application period begins on May first, and Idaho Fish and Game will soon release the rulebook for the 2021-2022 season.

There are some changes to the rules this year that Fish and Game officials want you to be aware of.

Most changes are standard, but significant change will be seen in the Pronghorn and Smokey Bennett Elk tags.

Putting you first, KMVT spoke with game official Jake Powell about the changes.

Property owner seeks Custer County's permission for private airstrip Full Story
Collected By Administrator One on 04-2-2021 at 07:13 AM

STANLEY, Idaho — There is a lot of local contention over a private airstrip in Custer County, which just so happens to be right in front of one of the most scenic and well-known areas of the state - the Sawtooth Mountains.

Custer County's Planning and Zoning Commission has heard more than 300 formal written complaints from locals and conservation groups, with some saying the owner of the property has been flying in and out of it for years and is just now asking for permission.

Fish and Game stock local waters with trout Full Story
Collected By Ge0ph Young on 03-31-2021 at 09:12 PM

JEROME, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Idaho Fish and Game is busy stocking different rivers and lakes with trout so people can head out and enjoy the day fishing.

IFG stock the waters every year, and April is one of their busiest months for trout stocking. They estimate more than 63,000 trout will be stocked throughout the Magic Valley.

One regional fisheries biologist says trout stocking is one way they can ensure there are enough opportunities for those who enjoy fishing.

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