The new

We’re rolling out a new look for, and you’ll notice the first changes today.

Our digital and news teams are constantly examining readership trends, studying which stories are most read and the sections where readers spend the most time. Simply put, these changes are tailored to make your reading experience easier and more rewarding based on the content you like best.

We’ve reformatted the site to make it a whole lot easier to find the stories you care about most — and we’ve made major improvements to help stories load faster and in formats designed to display perfectly on just about any kind of electronic device.

At the top of the page, you’ll find our most important stories, just like you always have. But a new section just below that will help you tap into the most popular stories on the site at the moment you’re visiting — the trending stories you’ll want to share and talk about with friends.

We’re stepping away from the “river of news” style website where stories are posted in chronological order and embracing a more segmented site with easy-to-find news under sections devoted to major topics like sports, features and opinion.

We've also devoted special pages to the issues that matter most, such as education, crime, politics, opinion and sports.

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There's also a new home for the kind of deep storytelling you'll find nowhere else in the Magic Valley, through our special series called The Big Story.

Of course, we’ll continue to offer photo galleries, videos, audio and other interactive multi-media that help take stories beyond the written word.

If you don't see what you're looking for on the main page, try the pop-out menu at the top left of the page, or search using a keyword.

Let us know what you think. Ask a question or give your feedback in the comment section below. We look forward to hearing from you. And, as always, thanks for reading.


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