Fire at Amalgamated Sugar Factory extinguished, hot spots flaring up Full Story
Collected By Ge0ph Young on 03-29-2021 at 10:10 PM

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
Collected By Ge0ph Young on 03-29-2021 at 10:08 PM

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
Collected By Ge0ph Young on 03-29-2021 at 10:06 PM

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.”

Nevada urban, rural areas square off over coyote hunt events Full Story
Collected By Ge0ph Young on 03-29-2021 at 06:28 PM

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A debate about whether to allow organized coyote hunts in Nevada is pitting urban and rural interests against each other at the same time a state commission is considering, once again, whether to join neighboring states in enacting a ban.

Adult High School Program congratulates Tate Cundick Full Story
Collected By Ge0ph Young on 03-29-2021 at 06:26 PM

ELKO – The Adult Education Program congratulates Tate Cundick on passing his high school equivalency test.

Cundick, 17, received his HiSet certificate in March and a gift certificate from Garibaldi’s Mexican Restaurant to recognize the achievement.

He said his mother found the program after they searched for an option to finish high school sooner than planned.

'Like a freight train:' High winds cause damage, power outages across Treasure Valley Full Story
Collected By Administrator One on 03-29-2021 at 06:24 PM

BOISE, Idaho — Thousands of people across southern Idaho were without power Monday morning after a storm rolled through the area, bringing high winds.

In Boise, a transformer blew on North Tweed Court, cutting off electricity to nearby neighborhoods. A tree also fell onto power lines on West Morris Hill Road, cutting off the power to a section of the Boise Bench.

Salvation Army has abundance of fresh produce at its Boise food pantry Full Story
Collected By Administrator One on 03-29-2021 at 06:22 PM

BOISE, Idaho — The Salvation Army says it has an abundance of fresh produce at its food pantry in Boise and plans to start distributing it on Tuesday, March 30.

Thanks to an unexpected donation, the food pantry has received more produce than usual and will be making the produce available to low-income families and individuals in Ada County.

Twin Falls woman uses store to support local artists Full Story
Collected By Jeff Young on 03-29-2021 at 06:17 PM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — One woman in Twin Falls is using lessons she learned during tough times in order to inspire others and help the community.

When Christine Canner found out she had a serious illness, her husband suggested she turn to art.

“He said ‘Hey, you should watch Bob Ross and learn how to paint,’” Canner said.

Painting and crocheting became an outlet for her, both then and when she later lost four members of her family — including her husband — in a short period of time.

The Hunger Coalition moves into new Bloom Community Food Center Full Story
Collected By Jeff Young on 03-29-2021 at 10:22 AM

BELLEVUE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Construction on the Hunger Coalition’s new 13,000 square foot building is now complete, and staff has begun moving in.

“This is a new happy, healthy approach to food security,” said Kristin McMahon, the communications and development supervisor for the Hunger Coalition.

Croy Street Exchange fire ruled arson Full Story
Collected By Jeff Young on 03-29-2021 at 09:22 AM

HAILEY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The Croy Street Exchange was lost in a fire on Tuesday, March 16.

The building was uninhabited, as it was undergoing renovations. At the time of the fire, all that existed of the building internally was the wood skeleton.

According to Hailey Fire Chief Mike Baledge, firefighters encountered 40 foot flames when they arrived on scene. The structure collapsed less than 10 minutes later.

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