Man starts petition to make Twin Falls 2nd Amendment sanctuary city
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-12-2021 at 07:13 AM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — In the past two weeks, KMVT has brought viewers stories of cities that have decided to become a Second Amendment Sanctuary City. A Twin Falls man now wants his city leaders to do the same.

Sixty-seven-year-old Lanny Denton is an advocate for the Second Amendment and people’s rights to bear arms, and he is concerned that there are currently three U.S. House bills aimed at restricting people’s gun rights: H.R 127H.R. 130, and H.R. 121. He feels in recent years it seems as though the Second Amendment has been under attack.

Full story here. 

Elon Musk predicts Austin, Texas, will be 'the biggest boomtown that America has seen in 50 years'
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-11-2021 at 07:28 PM

It's no secret that Tesla CEO Elon Musk is over California. 

Last summer, Musk chose Austin, Texas, as the spot for the $1 billion factory that would build the Cybertruck, the carmaker's long-awaited electric pickup truck. And in December, he confirmed rumors that he was picking up and moving from Los Angeles to the Lone Star State. 

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Counterfeit rock legend guitars seized at Dulles International Airport
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-11-2021 at 07:23 PM

With some songs, you just need to hear one or two notes to recognize who’s playing — and sometimes you can tell just by the sound of the guitar.

More than three dozen high-end guitars — including a double neck Gibson SG, like the one used by Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven,” as well as an autographed Les Paul from Guns and Roses guitarist Slash — were confiscated at Dulles International Airport, when U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers identified them as counterfeit.

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Oakley seniors receive ‘honorable mention’ in nationwide contest
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-11-2021 at 07:18 PM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Students at Oakley Junior-Senior high are being recognized on a national level for a STEM competition project aimed at helping those who use oxygen tanks.

Seniors Emree Larson, Sarah Austin and Mattaya Searle were awarded an “honorable mention” in the nationwide 11th annual Samsung solve for tomorrow contest.

The goal is to solve a real-world problem.

Full story here. 

Twin Falls base jumper, just a few jumps away from 1,000 jumps
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-11-2021 at 07:12 AM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — A Twin Falls extreme sports athlete is approaching a significant milestone for BASE jumping, but he told KMVT, more importantly, the sport helped save his life.

Fifty-five-year-old Damon Monjure, who goes by the nickname Nomad, loves the freedom and feeling he gets from BASE jumping. He said he likes jumping off of the Perrine Bridge because it is the only bridge in the nation where it is legal to jump year-round without a permit.

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Shoshone dissolves police department
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-11-2021 at 07:10 AM

SHOSHONE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) —The City of Shoshone has voted to dissolve the Shoshone Police Department and contract with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for policing services.

According to a press release posted to the City of Shoshone’s Facebook page, the city says, “The council feels that it has done everything it can to continue to maintain the police department.”

In the press release, they explain in the last year the City of Shoshone Police Department has had a difficult time maintaining officer positions and keeping shifts fully covered. It is stated that the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will provide law enforcement services to the citizens of Shoshone moving forward.

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SpaceX Starlink opens preorders, but slots are limited in each region
Posted By Ge0ph Young on 02-10-2021 at 08:18 AM

SpaceX this week began accepting preorders for Starlink broadband, asking for $99 deposits for service that would be available in the second half of this year.

To start the process, you can go to Starlink's website and enter your email and service address. The overall cost is $499 for hardware, $50 for shipping and handling, and $99 for monthly service, plus tax. These are the same prices charged in the ongoing beta, which is limited to parts of the northern United States and southern Canada.

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Stories of Old Nevada: Paradise Valley
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-10-2021 at 07:20 AM

About 40 miles north of Winnemucca is the small town of Paradise Valley. Having many relatives in this small ranching community, I have made many trips to this town to visit them and enjoy the wonderful ranch where they live. My late uncle Bob and his wife, Georgene were gracious enough to allow my wife, Mary, and me to stay with them and their kids every year. Mary and Georgene were sisters, so it was always a great family gathering.

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Paying Lip Service to Science
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-10-2021 at 06:55 AM

It should amuse everyone that people completely unfamiliar with the scientific method and science in general are the ones most likely to promote memes of “follow the science” and “believe in science.”

First of all, science is not a faith to believe in and these same people have no idea how to “follow the science.”

Case in point, hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin as treatments for Covid-19. The public experts have rejected these products based on the research producing negative results. In the case of hydroxychloroquine these studies were analyzing usage when a person was on their death beds or being over-dosed by the drug.

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A new lens technology is primed to jumpstart phone cameras
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-9-2021 at 07:03 AM

The camera on the first iPhone way back in 2007 was a mere 2 megapixels. And it only had a rear camera; there wasn't even a front-facing selfie shooter. Today, you'll find multiple cameras on the front and back of phones—some of them with sensors as large as 108 megapixels, like the biggest camera on Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra.

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