Espresso explosion: A look at 7 new Magic Valley coffee shops
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-17-2021 at 09:45 PM

TWIN FALLS — At least seven coffee shops — and almost certainly more — have opened in the last year in the Magic Valley.

Coffee shop owners and managers the Times-News talked to mostly said their businesses are relatively pandemic-proof — especially the ones that have drive-thrus.

If you feel like trying a new cup of joe, here's a rundown of the seven new businesses. 

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View Twin Falls County comprehensive plan Wednesday night
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-17-2021 at 05:28 PM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Wednesday night the Twin Falls County Commission hosts an in-person open house and Zoom meeting to go over the new comprehensive plan for Twin Falls County.

People can view the plan in-person from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in suite 1100 at 630 Addison Avenue West in Twin Falls, listen in over the phone or watch live via Zoom here. Access code information is listed in the graphic below.

For the past 4 years, the county commissioners have been working to update the comprehensive plan, which was last updated in 2008.

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Microsoft releases new all-in-one Office app for iPads
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-17-2021 at 07:30 AM

Microsoft yesterday released an all-in-one Office app for iPads, bringing a new approach to Office on mobile previously seen on iOS and Android to iPadOS. The app combines Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and a number of mobile device-specific features, including PDF management tools and a file browser.

Full article here. 


Update: Twin Falls City Council approves route to Denver
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-17-2021 at 07:18 AM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — TWIN FALLS, Idaho (Feb. 16, 2021) -- The Twin Falls City Council unanimously approved a transportation service agreement with SkyWest Airlines that establishes nonstop air service between Magic Valley Regional Airport (TWF) and Denver International Airport (DEN) on United Airlines. Tickets for the new flights will be on sale Feb. 23. The once-daily United Express flights, operated by SkyWest Airlines, between Twin Falls and Denver will commence May 12. The new route will provide business and leisure travelers to and from Southern Idaho with access to United’s global network, and flights will be timed to provide maximum connection opportunities.

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Rock Creek Trail Closed at Shoshone Street Bridge Due to Water Damage
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-17-2021 at 06:49 AM

The City of Twin Falls has closed the Rock Creek Trail near the Shoshone Street bridge at Maxwell Avenue because water damage from a line break has caused significant erosion to the canyon wall above the trail. Pedestrians and cyclists should avoid the area due to the risk of falling rock and soil erosion.

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Twin Falls City Council mulls adding Denver airport connection at Tuesday’s meeting
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-16-2021 at 07:25 PM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The Twin Falls City Council plans to vote Tuesday to potentially add another connection out of the Magic Valley Regional Airport, which could be a huge benefit to the local economy.

The City Council will be discussing an air service agreement with SkyWest, which will operate a new daily United Airlines roundtrip flight between Twin Falls and Denver. Currently, the airport only has connections to Salt Lake City.

Full story here.


Kimberly to open new charter school, giving more options to families in the area
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-16-2021 at 07:11 AM

KIMBERLY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Ever since Kimberly School District built Stricker Elementary in 2018, they have had two empty school buildings and the question of what to do with them.

“A committee came together and decided they wanted to come up with a different educational model for students here in our community,” said Heidi Child, who will be the principal of the new school.

The committee decided to create the Rise Charter School, classes will begin in August for grades fourth through eighth and will cap each class at 25 students.

Full story here.


New D&B Supply Ready for Launch in Twin Falls
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-15-2021 at 06:30 PM

Ten days from this writing.  It may be the most anticipated moment of life in the Magic Valley next to the lifting of coronavirus restrictions.  The new state-of-the-art D&B Supply store is almost complete.  A coworker explains the soft grand opening should fall on Thursday, February 25th.  The old store may close early next week and then in the course of the move you may suffer what we’ll call D&B withdrawal.

Full story here. 


Fish and Game works to educate the public about mountain lions
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-15-2021 at 04:03 PM

KETCHUM, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Mountain lions have been living in Idaho long before residents have, but recently they have been venturing into residential areas, especially in the Wood River Valley.

“Mountain lions have been here forever, for thousands of years, so it’s not new that they are here,” said Sierra Robatcek, a regional wildlife biologist with the Fish and Game Magic Valley office. “It’s new that our habitat is starting to overlap theirs.”

Fish and Game said it has received a significant number of calls from residents in the Hailey, Ketchum and Bellevue area. Residents report seeing mountain lions in subdivisions or in people’s backyards.

Full story here.


Quantum Mechanics Defies Causal Order, Experiment Confirms
Posted By Ge0ph Young on 02-15-2021 at 07:54 AM

An experiment has confirmed that quantum mechanics allows events to occur with no definite causal order. The work has been carried out by Jacqui RomeroFabio Costa and colleagues at the University of Queensland in Australia, who say that gaining a better understanding of this indefinite causal order could offer a route towards a theory that combines Einstein’s general theory of relativity with quantum mechanics.

Full article here. 

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