Fitbit update brings ECG, blood glucose tracking, and Health Metrics for non-paying users
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-15-2021 at 07:28 AM

Fitbit is rolling out a massive update to its range of fitness trackers and smartwatches. The latest update adds a new SpO2 watch face and skin temperature tracking to Charge 4, improvements to Health Metrics data presentation, and opens up some of the paid features to more users.

According to Wareable, on Charge 4, the update separates blood oxygen data readings from the sleeping analysis and now shows it on a dedicated watch face. That means users can now see the SpO2 readings right from the device without having to dig deep into the companion app. Moreover, the Charge 4 users can now also measure their surface skin temperature, a feature that was available only on the Fitbit Sense smartwatch up until now.

Full story here. 

Why did the flywheel hybrid system never catch on for road cars?
Posted By Ge0ph Young on 02-14-2021 at 09:56 PM

When a Speed network television crew interviewed Margo T. Oge, then-director of the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Transportation and Air Quality, during the 10-hour-long 2010 Petit Le Mans Series race at Road Atlanta, Porsche's experimental 911 GT3 R Hybrid race car held down a top-20 position in the 45-car field.

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Oh Well (Cover) - Belfast Busking
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-14-2021 at 08:48 PM

We’ve had the best craic busking in Belfast over the past few days. Thanks so much to everyone who stopped and watched and hope everybody has a great Christmas. Here’s a clip of ‘Oh Well’ ???? Connect with Dea Matrona:

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City can be in bar business
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-14-2021 at 08:02 PM

ELKO – The City of Elko can legally be in the bar business at the Ruby View Golf Course, although Duncan Golf Management will hold the liquor license, City Manager Curtis Calder said Thursday.

He said at the Elko City Council meeting that City Attorney David Stanton and a lawyer for Duncan checked into the legality.

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Amalgamated Sugar Factory celebrates 250,000 safe hours by giving back to a local organization
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-14-2021 at 06:51 PM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — For the second year in a row, The Amalgamated Sugar Factory of Twin Falls was able to donate $2,500 dollars to a Magic Valley organization.

“At Amalgamated we really boasted safety, and we want to make sure we are out front with that, so we have gone 250,000 man-hours without a recordable injury,” said Jeff Brown, the district safety manager.

The sugar factory is a 24/7 operation, with more than 400 full-time employees, so they say this is a big accomplishment.

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Update: Lincoln County Sheriff talks about Shoshone Police Department being dissolved
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-13-2021 at 08:05 PM


Lincoln County Sheriff Rene King talked with KMVT about what the Shoshone Police Department being dissolved means for the county.

King tells KMVT the four employees of the SPD have been given applications for the sheriff’s office.

He also says the city will still have its four full-time officers in the city. But rather than Shoshone police officers, they’ll be Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies.

Full story here. 

Magic Valley electric companies joining forces
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-13-2021 at 05:21 PM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) —The competition between two Magic Valley electric companies is coming to an end. Putting you first KMVT explains how two businesses and families are coming together for the betterment of their customers.

Magic Valley Electric has recently acquired Gietzen Electric and Gietzen Solar, and they will now exist as one under the Magic Valley Electric name.

Full story here. 

Bogus Basin announces season pass sale. Prices? Going same direction as lift chairs.
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-12-2021 at 07:06 PM

Presidents Day is Monday, and that means one thing for Boise skiers and snowboarders: It’s time to bust out some Andrew Jacksons.

Offering the lowest prices of the year, season passes for 2021-2022 go on sale starting Friday, Feb. 19, at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. You’ll pay more starting March 1.

Full story here.

Idaho medical marijuana vote campaign can collect signatures
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-12-2021 at 06:55 PM

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho campaign for medical marijuana legalization has moved forward after receiving permission to collect signatures from residents.

The Post Register reported Deputy Secretary of State Chad Houck says organizers and supporters can begin gathering signatures from registered voters to put the Idaho Medical Marijuana Act on the November 2022 general election ballot.

Full story here.

Canyon Rim Trail Section Closed for Emergency Power Line Repairs
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-12-2021 at 10:03 AM

The City of Twin Falls has closed a section of the Canyon Rim Trail between the Evel Knievel Jumpsite and Shoshone Falls Park. Idaho Power is making temporary emergency repairs to a power line in the area, and pedestrian traffic is being detoured around the project area.

Full story here. 

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