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.

Live music begins return to Twin Falls Full Story
Collected By Jeff Young on 03-27-2021 at 07:39 AM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) —Thursday, the Turf Club and highway 30 are hosting Sam Riggs for the first of two pop-up shows.

KMVT spoke with event coordinator Gordy Schroeder about the excitement he and twin falls have shown about the events.

“Well, the response was really crazy. We got a hold of Sam he said, ‘yeah I’ll come in.’ 23 minutes later it was sold out,” said Schroeder. “I called him, ‘dude. It’s sold out.’ He said, ‘let me fly in a little bit earlier and we’ll do one Thursday night.’”

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SpaceX rocket debris puts on light show over Washington Full Story
Collected By Administrator One on 03-27-2021 at 07:23 AM

A long streak of lights slow-danced over the Pacific Northwest around 9 p.m. Thursday. The bright show dazzled onlookers from Snohomish County to Salem, Oregon, leaving many to wonder what caused the spectacle. 

While viewers speculated it could be a meteor shower, fireworks or something extra-terrestrial, scientists report the sight was actually man-made. 

Full story here.

National Weather Service warns of debris flows after last year’s fires Full Story
Collected By Jeff Young on 03-27-2021 at 07:19 AM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The National Weather Service is warning Twin Falls county residents about long lasting effects of the recent wildfires.

Now that spring is here, more people will be out fishing, hiking and enjoying the beauty of the Magic valley.

But officials urge those outdoors this spring to be aware of the lasting risks posed by last year’s wildfires.

KMVT spoke with Tim Axford from the National Weather Service about the risk of debris flows, a collection of mud, rocks and trees picked up by flash floods.

Full story here.

Idaho tax filing deadline extended to May 17 Full Story
Collected By Administrator One on 03-26-2021 at 07:13 AM

BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Tax Commission has voted to delay Idaho’s tax deadline a month to match the new later federal tax deadline. 

The commission voted unanimously Thursday to extend the deadline from April 15 to May 17. 

The Internal Revenue Service announced last week it’s delaying the traditional tax filing deadline due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Full story here.

Snow, cold and wind doesn’t stop interested anglers in Burley Full Story
Collected By Jeff Young on 03-26-2021 at 07:11 AM

BURLEY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — When the Magic Valley Fish and Game scheduled to have a fishing event during spring break, they likely didn’t envision there would be snow falling. Despite the weather people still came to Freedom Park pond in Burley to learn about fishing.

“It’s snowy. It’s just a normal spring break in Idaho,” said Kaylee Cox.

“When they say spring break, we just assume 70 degrees, but this week showed us that Mother Nature still is in charge,” said Fish and Game’s Terry Thompson.

Full story here.

Night skiing set to end Saturday at Bogus Basin Full Story
Collected By Administrator One on 03-25-2021 at 07:21 AM

BOISE, Idaho — Bogus Basin will close down night skiing for the season this weekend. 

Night lift operations will officially end Saturday, March 27. Daytime skiing will continue through the mountain's projected season end date of April 11. 

Bogus extended night skiing hours and sold a $100 night-only season pass this year, leading to a 100% increase on night visits.

Full story here.

Idaho looks to extend tax deadline to May 17 Full Story
Collected By Jeff Young on 03-24-2021 at 09:22 PM

BOISE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Idaho plans to extend the tax filing deadline to May 17 that will mirror that of the federal tax filing deadline.

Idaho Gov. Brad Little said in a statement Wednesday, the move would temporarily change the deadline from April 15.

Republican Senate President Pro-Tem Chuck Winder says he expects the Senate and House to expedite legislation to delay Idaho’s tax deadline a month to match the new later federal tax deadline.

Full Story here. 

Where will American Rescue Plan Funding go in Twin Falls? Full Story
Collected By Jeff Young on 03-24-2021 at 09:19 PM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The City of Twin Falls will be receiving $8.5 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Even though the funding is still to be allocated, where might it go?

“It would be great to be able to expand transportation infrastructure, unfortunately that’s not allowed,” Twin Falls City Manager Travis Rothweiler said. “So we’ll look at water system improvements, we’ll look at public safety improvements, we’ll look at sewer improvements and we will make the most strategic use of those dollars.”

“Any investment in infrastructure will be good for the future of all of our communities,” Southern Idaho Economic Development Executive Director Connie Stopher said.

Full story here.

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