Changes coming to unemployment insurance registration Full Story
Collected By Ge0ph Young on 04-10-2021 at 07:33 AM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Things will look quite different for Idahoans renewing their unemployment insurance (UI) for the 2021-22 year.

Idaho department of labor is adding an extra step to the process to combat massive amounts of identity fraud plaguing the system.

Officials say that up to fifty percent of initial claims per week have been illegitimate.

Bruin High Players excited to perform “The Skin of our Teeth” this weekend Full Story
Collected By Ge0ph Young on 04-9-2021 at 07:31 AM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Twin Falls High School Theater Department will perform their spring musical “The Skin of our Teeth” this weekend.

Last year, the students at Twin Falls High School were preparing to perform “Into the Woods,” but it got canceled two weeks before opening night, which has made them even more excited for this year.

They have been preparing for the show since the beginning of the semester and are hopeful people will enjoy it.

The show is a comedy and follows a family through time as they handle several near-death experiences.

Bogus Basin to offer 'bonus weekend' on April 17 and 18 Full Story
Collected By Administrator One on 04-9-2021 at 07:30 AM

BOISE, Idaho — Just when you thought it was time to hang up your snow gear for the season, you might want to wait a little longer.

In a letter to the community, Bogus Basin General Manager Brad Wilson said the mountain will have what they are calling one final "bonus weekend."

The mountain was set to close this Sunday and that was supposed to mark the end of the season. But because of the nonprofit's snowmaking team and good skiing conditions, Wilson says they will reopen for one final weekend on April 17 and 18.

Elko student repeats as winner of Nevada’s Junior Duck Stamp art competition Full Story
Collected By Jeff Young on 04-8-2021 at 09:08 AM

LAS VEGAS — Lia Bacon of Elko has taken Best of Show for the second year in a row in the Nevada Junior Duck Stamp art contest. Her acrylic painting of a green-winged teal titled "Blue Autumn" will represent the state in the national contest later this spring.

Bacon attends Elko High School and her sponsoring teacher is Patrick Long.

Magic Valley center provides tools for entrepreneurs Full Story
Collected By Ge0ph Young on 04-8-2021 at 09:05 AM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Starting a new business can be a daunting experience. Enter the Idaho Women’s Business Center, which aims to point both prospective and current female entrepreneurs onto a path towards success.

“We focus on women who are entrepreneurs starting their own business or if they have an existing business, we help them to expand,” said Program Manager Vicky Fajardo.

The Idaho Women’s Business Center is a non-profit organization hosted by the Idaho Hispanic Foundation and funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with theUS Small Business Administration. They offer a variety of resources for women in business.

Twin Falls Sheriff’s Office reminds drivers to stop for school buses Full Story
Collected By Ge0ph Young on 04-7-2021 at 09:29 PM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — On Monday, the Twin Falls Sheriff’s office pulled over three vehicles for not stopping for a school bus.

School bus drivers have a lot to think about when they are heading to pick up children before and after school, and one bus driver KMVT talked to says it’s terrifying when a driver breaks the law and doesn’t stop for them.

“Many a times, I have had drivers run through my stop sign, it’s a nightmare, I don’t want it to happen,” said Shonia Gaston, who works for the Kimberly School District.

Rules for Radicals Redux Full Story
Collected By Jeff Young on 04-7-2021 at 07:22 AM

For some reason, having never seen Alinsky and ignoring these sorts of complaints about his strategies, I figured he was some sort of Abby Hoffman—a disheveled dingbat, a nutter.

That was until I saw him on an old re-aired Dick Cavett Show from July 22, 1971. I was astonished. He was very conservative looking, and quite serious with a slight pomposity bordering on arrogance.

Idaho joins 12 other states in refusing unemployment tax break Full Story
Collected By Ge0ph Young on 04-6-2021 at 09:50 AM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — As part of the American Rescue Plan, states were given the opportunity to offer tax breaks on unemployment income earned during the 2020 fiscal year. Idaho is one of 13 states choosing not to offer such breaks.

The most recent COVID relief bill stated the first $10,200 of unemployment income could be deemed untaxable.

However, each state was given the chance to choose whether to allow for that tax break. According to the Idaho Tax Commission, every dollar earned through the unemployment system during 2020 will be taxed as regular income.

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.

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