|Twin Falls moves forward with plans to update fire stations||Full Story|
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The city of Twin Falls has been looking to update its fire stations for 6 years but has had some hurdles along the way.
When the fire station bond failed in 2019, they had to regroup and decide how to move forward from there.
“We found an alternative funding source, and we reduced the scope a little bit, so we are building a station 2 and a station 3 and then the training center is a separate funding source from a grant,” said Fire Chief Les Kenworthy
|Speed limit decreasing at Twin Falls stoplight construction zone||Full Story|
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — With construction for a stoplight underway at a busy pedestrian walkway in Twin Falls, the city has also lowered the speed limit through the area.
The stoplight is being put up at the intersection of Falls Avenue and Madrona Street North. Normally a 35 mph road, the city has lowered the speed flashers to 25 mph, 24 hours a day until the project is finished.
Many Sawtooth Elementary students cross the intersection to and from school.
|Ketchum City Council adopts Master Transportation plan||Full Story|
KETCHUM, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The City of Ketchum has now approved their master transportation plan, which means they have direct steps to follow to help improve traffic flow for cars, bikes, and pedestrians.
Now that the transportation plan has been approved by the city council, Ketchum will be able to help make travel easier and safer for residents and tourists.
The master transportation plan hasn’t been updated since 2004, so this will help when city officials apply for grants or other options for funding.
|Soldier Field Airport gets the OK from Camas County||Full Story|
FAIRFIELD, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — A large private airport could be coming to Camas County after months of work and applications.
“Ix Nay Investment Trust wants to put in a private air strip for their guests and for themselves, to bring their larger aircraft in than Hailey, or Friedman Memorial would hold,” said the Planning and Zoning Administrator Dwight Butlin.
This has been an idea for Ix Nay Investment Trust for many years, but have recently went through all the required steps to get it approved by county officials.
|Bellevue residents help restore the Howard Preserve||Full Story|
Bellvue, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) —The City of Bellevue and some of its local partners are working together to restore an essential part of the community, and on Tuesday local residents stopped by to help the city out.
The Howard Preserve is a special recreational spot in Bellevue, due to its access to the big Wood River and abundance of trout.
“This has always been a great fishing area. This is where my grandpa taught me how to flyfish,” said Bellevue resident Mike Howard.
|Public feedback wanted for Snake River Bridge project at Idaho-Oregon border||Full Story|
ONTARIO, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Transportation plans to repair and resurface the Snake River Bridge on U.S. Highway 30 that connects Oregon and Idaho, between Ontario and Fruitland. The bridge is located less than a mile north of Interstate 84 Exit 376.
For the next two weeks, ODOT is holding an online open house to collect feedback from the local residents, businesses, bridge users and others.
|Boise, West Ada schools return to full time in-person learning||Full Story|
BOISE, Idaho — After months of anticipation from students and teachers, the two largest school districts in Idaho, Boise and West Ada, are set to bring all students back to the classroom for full-time, in-person learning on March 29 and 30.
The Boise School District (BSD) brought students in grades K-6 back full-time in early March. On Monday, students in grades 7-12 returned full-time as well.
|Fire at Amalgamated Sugar Factory extinguished, hot spots flaring up||Full Story|
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The State Fire Marshal has been called in to help investigate the cause of a fire at a sugar factory building that started Saturday evening.
According to Twin Falls Fire Chief Les Kenworthy, some responders are still on the scene as hot spots continue to pop up.
The Fire Marshal is expected to arrive at the site of the blaze Monday in order to begin the investigation into the fire’s cause. Kenworthy said additional federal investigators could also be called in to help.
|Wilson Theatre excited to host Alex Boyé in upcoming performance||Full Story|
RUPERT, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many events and performances to be canceled or postponed, especially in the entertainment industry.
The Wilson Theatre in Rupert strives to bring different performers and events to the Mini-Cassia area, offering entertainment and classes to many people in Southern Idaho.
Boyé was an America’s Got Talent Finalist, and just landed the lead in Hamilton in London.
|Representative Mike Simpson proposes removal of the four Lower Snake River dams||Full Story|
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) —Representative Mike Simpson spoke with Twin Falls County Commissioners on Monday about his plan to remove the 4 Lower Snake River dams to restore Chinook Salmon in Idaho.
“If we don’t do something to restore these salmon, and the last option left is removing these dams, these fish will go extinct,” says Rep. Simpson. “That would be a loss for Idaho, a huge loss for Idaho, an economic loss for Idaho as well as an environmental loss for Idaho.”