|How Ada County got its name
BOISE, Idaho — April 3rd is a significant day for Ada County. It's the birthday of the county namesake - Ada Riggs.
165 years ago, she became the oldest daughter of what would become one of Boise's first settlers. She was just 7 years old when she moved here.
And we thought things moved quickly these days, within a year and a half of living in Boise, she had a county named after her.
|2021-2022 hunting rule changes
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The controlled hunt application period begins on May first, and Idaho Fish and Game will soon release the rulebook for the 2021-2022 season.
There are some changes to the rules this year that Fish and Game officials want you to be aware of.
Most changes are standard, but significant change will be seen in the Pronghorn and Smokey Bennett Elk tags.
Putting you first, KMVT spoke with game official Jake Powell about the changes.
|Property owner seeks Custer County's permission for private airstrip
STANLEY, Idaho — There is a lot of local contention over a private airstrip in Custer County, which just so happens to be right in front of one of the most scenic and well-known areas of the state - the Sawtooth Mountains.
Custer County's Planning and Zoning Commission has heard more than 300 formal written complaints from locals and conservation groups, with some saying the owner of the property has been flying in and out of it for years and is just now asking for permission.
|Fish and Game stock local waters with trout
JEROME, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Idaho Fish and Game is busy stocking different rivers and lakes with trout so people can head out and enjoy the day fishing.
IFG stock the waters every year, and April is one of their busiest months for trout stocking. They estimate more than 63,000 trout will be stocked throughout the Magic Valley.
One regional fisheries biologist says trout stocking is one way they can ensure there are enough opportunities for those who enjoy fishing.
|Twin Falls moves forward with plans to update fire stations
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The city of Twin Falls has been looking to update its fire stations for 6 years but has had some hurdles along the way.
When the fire station bond failed in 2019, they had to regroup and decide how to move forward from there.
“We found an alternative funding source, and we reduced the scope a little bit, so we are building a station 2 and a station 3 and then the training center is a separate funding source from a grant,” said Fire Chief Les Kenworthy
|Speed limit decreasing at Twin Falls stoplight construction zone
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — With construction for a stoplight underway at a busy pedestrian walkway in Twin Falls, the city has also lowered the speed limit through the area.
The stoplight is being put up at the intersection of Falls Avenue and Madrona Street North. Normally a 35 mph road, the city has lowered the speed flashers to 25 mph, 24 hours a day until the project is finished.
Many Sawtooth Elementary students cross the intersection to and from school.
|Ketchum City Council adopts Master Transportation plan
KETCHUM, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The City of Ketchum has now approved their master transportation plan, which means they have direct steps to follow to help improve traffic flow for cars, bikes, and pedestrians.
Now that the transportation plan has been approved by the city council, Ketchum will be able to help make travel easier and safer for residents and tourists.
The master transportation plan hasn’t been updated since 2004, so this will help when city officials apply for grants or other options for funding.
|Soldier Field Airport gets the OK from Camas County
FAIRFIELD, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — A large private airport could be coming to Camas County after months of work and applications.
“Ix Nay Investment Trust wants to put in a private air strip for their guests and for themselves, to bring their larger aircraft in than Hailey, or Friedman Memorial would hold,” said the Planning and Zoning Administrator Dwight Butlin.
This has been an idea for Ix Nay Investment Trust for many years, but have recently went through all the required steps to get it approved by county officials.
|Bellevue residents help restore the Howard Preserve
Bellvue, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) —The City of Bellevue and some of its local partners are working together to restore an essential part of the community, and on Tuesday local residents stopped by to help the city out.
The Howard Preserve is a special recreational spot in Bellevue, due to its access to the big Wood River and abundance of trout.
“This has always been a great fishing area. This is where my grandpa taught me how to flyfish,” said Bellevue resident Mike Howard.
|Public feedback wanted for Snake River Bridge project at Idaho-Oregon border
ONTARIO, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Transportation plans to repair and resurface the Snake River Bridge on U.S. Highway 30 that connects Oregon and Idaho, between Ontario and Fruitland. The bridge is located less than a mile north of Interstate 84 Exit 376.
For the next two weeks, ODOT is holding an online open house to collect feedback from the local residents, businesses, bridge users and others.