'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.

High winds cause widespread power outages across Treasure Valley Full Story
Collected By Administrator One on 03-29-2021 at 09:01 AM

BOISE, Idaho — Thousands of people across southern Idaho are 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.

Killing coyotes: Nevada polarized over the growing movement to ban contest hunts Full Story
Collected By Ge0ph Young on 03-28-2021 at 04:18 PM

The coyote you may occasionally see trotting by on a quest for a rabbit or a vole has no idea it is the subject of so much controversy.

Here’s the question: Should coyote hunting contests be banned in Nevada?

Nevada Wildlife Commissioners recently spent four hours on the evenly-split debate, which included about 600 emails on the subject.

“It’s a really polarized issue,” said Nevada Wildlife Commission member David McNinch.

Full story here.

Canyon County Fair announces concert lineup, price of admission Full Story
Collected By Administrator One on 03-28-2021 at 09:35 AM

CALDWELL, Idaho — Country music fans may have a chance to find their best boots, belt buckles and hats for the Canyon County Fair's concert lineup, which is scheduled for late July.

The Canyon County Fair is scheduled for July 29 through August 1, and the concerts will be on July 29, 20 and 31.

All fair tickets include free general admission to the concerts but the pit tickets, the standing room closest to the stage, will cost $35 or $45. Fair tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for seniors 65 or older and children between the ages of six and 12.

Full story here.

Fire at Amalgamated Sugar Factory in Twin Falls Full Story
Collected By Jeff Young on 03-28-2021 at 09:13 AM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — A fire was reported at the Amalgamated Sugar factory on Eastland and Orchard in Twin Falls around 7:45pm. When firefighters arrived they noticed significant smoke pouring out of the structure where the sugar beet pellets are dried and stored.

Twin Falls Fire estimated 50 fire and EMS personnel are on scene from a number of agencies including Buhl Fire, Jerome Fire, Filer Fire, Kimberly Fire, Rock Creek Fire and an air unit from Declo.

Full story here.

8th Farmers Feeding Families food giveaway helps 600 families Full Story
Collected By Jeff Young on 03-27-2021 at 05:26 PM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The 8th Farmers Feeding Families food giveaway took place Saturday morning at the County West Building. The first car was in line at 5:45 a.m.

“There is a need, there is no question about that, and we are very grateful to try to fill that need, and we do it collectively as volunteers,” said Twin Falls County Commissioner Brent Reinke.

Each car received 2 food boxes from the Idaho Food Bank, a case of Chobani Yogurt and a case of Clif Bars.

Full story here.

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