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.

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.

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