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.

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Hundreds of Regal Cinemas to reopen in April Full Story
Collected By Administrator One on 03-24-2021 at 08:53 AM

BOISE, Idaho (CBS2) — Hundreds of Regal Cinemas will reopen in the United States in April with limited capacity.

The phased reopening will kick off with a limited number of cinemas opening for "Godzilla vs. Kong" on April 2 and going wider with "Mortal Kombat" on April 16, according to a joint press release.

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Highway 55 to open with single lane on Wednesday; drivers should expect delays Full Story
Collected By Administrator One on 03-24-2021 at 08:51 AM

SMITHS FERRY, Idaho (CBS2) — Highway 55 will once again be open to traffic beginning on Wednesday.

The Idaho Transportation Department says crews will begin to have daily openings of a single lane of alternating traffic from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Drivers should expect about 15-minute delays.

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Twin Falls Canal Co. opens gates at Murtaugh Lake, marking start of irrigation season
Collected By Jeff Young on 03-24-2021 at 07:43 AM

MURTAUGH, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The Twin Falls Canal Company and Magic Valley residents marked the start of irrigation season Tuesday morning with the opening of the water gates at Murtaugh Lake.

The day is also National Agriculture Day and in many ways, the event marks the start of the 2021 agriculture season in the area.

Twin Falls Canal Company field supervisor Jay Barlogi believes the system should be well equipped to supply farms with sufficient water.

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Homeschooling, Part Two: Feedback
Collected By Ge0ph Young on 03-24-2021 at 07:10 AM

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I received a lot of positive feedback from last week’s column on homeschooling. Three of the notes stood out because they offered more information that you’ll find important. Here they are with minor editing.

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New Reno to Las Vegas bus route connects rural areas too
Collected By Ge0ph Young on 03-23-2021 at 09:19 PM

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The state Department of Transportation and a private transit operator are launching new bus service to connect rural and urban areas in Nevada, including a daily round-trip route from Reno to Las Vegas with several stops in smaller towns along the way.

The Reno-Las Vegas route operated by Salt Lake Express beginning Monday will includes stops in Fallon, Fernley, Hawthorne, Tonopah, Beatty and Pahrump, NDOT announced on Friday.

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Oakley cheerleading team excited to win 4th state title
Collected By Jeff Young on 03-23-2021 at 09:17 PM

OAKLEY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The Oakley cheerleading team is 2021 state champions.

After qualifying at the district competition in Twin Falls, the Oakley cheerleading team traveled to Boise this past weekend where it won the state title for the fourth time in six years.

Although Oakley is a 1A school, they compete at a 2A level for cheerleading.

The team consists of 21 students in grades ninth through 12.

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The secret to a successful wine pairing? Fats have an affinity for tannins
Collected By Administrator One on 03-23-2021 at 07:21 AM

Wine aficionados know that a well-paired wine enhances the flavors of whatever foods one consumes, while a poorly paired wine does the opposite. And some foods can, in turn, influence the flavors in a wine. Is there any better accompaniment to one's favorite cheeses and/or cured meats than a good bottle of Bordeaux or a California Cabernet? A team of French scientists specifically explored the role of interactions between the tannins in wine and fatty molecules known as lipids in foods to better understand what is happening at the molecular level with such complementary pairings, according to a recent paper published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

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Highway 55 closure causes dip in business for some Valley County stores
Collected By Administrator One on 03-23-2021 at 07:10 AM

BOISE, Idaho (CBS2) — Commuters on Highway 55 are in for more delays as workers continue to clean up the landslide that shut part of the highway down. The Idaho Transportation Department said the area is still unsafe for traffic. Detours being recommended add hours to the commute between Valley County and the Treasure Valley.

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Construction work gets underway at Barber Park
Collected By Administrator One on 03-22-2021 at 09:32 PM

BOISE, Idaho — Work has begun out at Barber Park on improvements to the plaza and pathways at the popular recreation site used by Boise River floaters.

Float the Boise River posted a construction alert on its Facebook page.

The Barber Park beach, floater launch area, and plaza will be closed to the public and fenced off during construction, which is expected to run through mid-June. The drop-off circle will be open only for construction access and deliveries.

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