|Xavier Charter School student providing warmth through senior project||Full Story|
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Ethan Stonebraker, a senior at Xavier Charter School, used his senior project to provide comfort to kids who need it most.
Ethan, along with his family, knitted blankets and pillows for donation to Bikers Against Child Abuse.
“I’m happy we got everything done in time. It kinda sucks that it needed to happen,” says Stonebraker, “but I’m happy that there are people that are helping even though it does.”
Danimal, the public relations officer for the Southwest Idaho chapter knows that acts like this are more important than ever.
|Water below forecast for Salmon Creek Falls Reservoir||Full Story|
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — In a forecast meeting about the Salmon Creek Falls reservoir in Twin Falls County, officials said this year water projections are less than normal.
While the snowpack in the Salmon Falls area is around 96% of the average year, warm weather in March didn’t help much.
But, the snowpack isn’t near 2015 levels, which was one of the worst on record, officials say.
|Changes coming to unemployment insurance registration||Full Story|
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Things will look quite different for Idahoans renewing their unemployment insurance (UI) for the 2021-22 year.
Idaho department of labor is adding an extra step to the process to combat massive amounts of identity fraud plaguing the system.
Officials say that up to fifty percent of initial claims per week have been illegitimate.
|Bruin High Players excited to perform “The Skin of our Teeth” this weekend||Full Story|
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Twin Falls High School Theater Department will perform their spring musical “The Skin of our Teeth” this weekend.
Last year, the students at Twin Falls High School were preparing to perform “Into the Woods,” but it got canceled two weeks before opening night, which has made them even more excited for this year.
They have been preparing for the show since the beginning of the semester and are hopeful people will enjoy it.
The show is a comedy and follows a family through time as they handle several near-death experiences.
|Bogus Basin to offer 'bonus weekend' on April 17 and 18||Full Story|
BOISE, Idaho — Just when you thought it was time to hang up your snow gear for the season, you might want to wait a little longer.
In a letter to the community, Bogus Basin General Manager Brad Wilson said the mountain will have what they are calling one final "bonus weekend."
The mountain was set to close this Sunday and that was supposed to mark the end of the season. But because of the nonprofit's snowmaking team and good skiing conditions, Wilson says they will reopen for one final weekend on April 17 and 18.
|Elko student repeats as winner of Nevada’s Junior Duck Stamp art competition||Full Story|
LAS VEGAS — Lia Bacon of Elko has taken Best of Show for the second year in a row in the Nevada Junior Duck Stamp art contest. Her acrylic painting of a green-winged teal titled "Blue Autumn" will represent the state in the national contest later this spring.
Bacon attends Elko High School and her sponsoring teacher is Patrick Long.
|Magic Valley center provides tools for entrepreneurs||Full Story|
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Starting a new business can be a daunting experience. Enter the Idaho Women’s Business Center, which aims to point both prospective and current female entrepreneurs onto a path towards success.
“We focus on women who are entrepreneurs starting their own business or if they have an existing business, we help them to expand,” said Program Manager Vicky Fajardo.
The Idaho Women’s Business Center is a non-profit organization hosted by the Idaho Hispanic Foundation and funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with theUS Small Business Administration. They offer a variety of resources for women in business.
|Twin Falls Sheriff’s Office reminds drivers to stop for school buses||Full Story|
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — On Monday, the Twin Falls Sheriff’s office pulled over three vehicles for not stopping for a school bus.
School bus drivers have a lot to think about when they are heading to pick up children before and after school, and one bus driver KMVT talked to says it’s terrifying when a driver breaks the law and doesn’t stop for them.
“Many a times, I have had drivers run through my stop sign, it’s a nightmare, I don’t want it to happen,” said Shonia Gaston, who works for the Kimberly School District.
|Rules for Radicals Redux||Full Story|
For some reason, having never seen Alinsky and ignoring these sorts of complaints about his strategies, I figured he was some sort of Abby Hoffman—a disheveled dingbat, a nutter.
That was until I saw him on an old re-aired Dick Cavett Show from July 22, 1971. I was astonished. He was very conservative looking, and quite serious with a slight pomposity bordering on arrogance.
|Idaho joins 12 other states in refusing unemployment tax break||Full Story|
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — As part of the American Rescue Plan, states were given the opportunity to offer tax breaks on unemployment income earned during the 2020 fiscal year. Idaho is one of 13 states choosing not to offer such breaks.
The most recent COVID relief bill stated the first $10,200 of unemployment income could be deemed untaxable.
However, each state was given the chance to choose whether to allow for that tax break. According to the Idaho Tax Commission, every dollar earned through the unemployment system during 2020 will be taxed as regular income.