When Kelly Kidd retired from coaching this spring, he went out a winner. He led Declo’s football team for 33 years. For 23 of them, he was the head coach. His teams won four state championships — all of which came in his final seven years on the job — and a total of 201 games.
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TWIN FALLS — Select April menus at Twin Falls County Jail included meat stew, a chicken patty, and meatloaf with mashed potatoes and seasoned carrots. Desserts included cookies and glazed cake.
JEROME — A Jerome County inmate has accused the jail of “starving” its inmates.
In this second installment of our investigation into local county jails' menus and inmate nutrition, Entertainment Reporter Bowen West went inside local jails to sample the fare. His findings at Jerome County Detention Center help unpack a day in the cafeteria at the four county jails that c…
TWIN FALLS — Want to know what’s cooking in Magic Valley jails? In Mini-Cassia, at least, you’ll need to get arrested to know for sure. Read more
TWIN FALLS — The Idaho Sheriffs Association’s certificate of compliance is completely voluntary — but all 36 of Idaho’s county jails submit to an annual inspection to receive it. Read more
TWIN FALLS — Pints up, Idaho. For those who want to brew beer, Idaho is the place to be. As the country’s lead producer of both barley and hops — two of the base ingredients in craft beer — the state offers prime territory for beer makers. Read more
In the early 1970s, low calorie, light lager beers were driving the growth and nature of the American beer industry. Read more
Marian Posey grew up northeast of Jerome and, even as a child, paid particular attention to the many rock structures that surrounded her home. As an architectural historian, she later took on the enormous task of surveying and inventorying the many rock structures in Lincoln and Jerome count… Read more
TWIN FALLS — Located along the Eastern edge of the Himalayas, Bhutan’s beauty is so widely renowned that outsiders are willing to pay $250 a day to visit. Read more
At 15, Bal Tamang fled his birth country of Bhutan. For the next 20 years he lived in a refugee camp in Nepal. Each day was a struggle to survive, and each year he felt more and more hopeless about never leaving the camp he called home. In 2010, after five years of immigration interviews, Ta… Read more
Since 1949, the U.S. has observed May as Mental Health Awareness Month. Now in its 70th year, awareness has increased, but so has the rate of individuals with mental health diagnoses and issues on record. Read more
BURLEY — Sixty-two-year-old Jose Medina has lived, worked and paid taxes for more than four decades in the United States after leaving a poverty-stricken village in the Mexican state of Michoacán south of Aguililla, where he grew up working from dawn to dusk on his family’s small farm and at… Read more
RUPERT — Forty-five years after Jose Medina, of Rupert, came to the U.S. hoping for advancement opportunities, he enrolled in the College of Southern Idaho’s first citizenship class. Read more
BOISE — While health care and education dominated the headlines and social media debates, lawmakers in south-central Idaho and elsewhere were busy passing hundreds of other bills on a wide range of issues. Here are some bills from Magic Valley lawmakers that passed this session — and some th… Read more
BOISE — As the state government reporter for the Times-News, I spend three months a year in Boise, where I cover the legislative session with a focus on the five districts in the Magic Valley: 23, 24, 25, 26, and 27. Read more
BOISE — Rep. Laurie Lickley is quick to name the proudest accomplishment of her first Legislative session: not arriving at the statehouse with any bills. Read more
TWIN FALLS — While those who find resettlement through the College of Southern Idaho’s Refugee Center all bear the same refugee label, the countries and cultures they come from are vastly different. In this eight-part series, the Times-News will be exploring the largest refugee populations t… Read more
While those who find resettlement through the CSI Refugee Center all bear the same refugee label, the countries and cultures they come from are vastly different. In this eight-part series, the Times-News will be exploring the largest refugee populations that have relocated to the Magic Valle… Read more
It’s been one year since transgender Idahoans were granted the right to change the sex listed on their birth certificate to match their gender identity. Read more
BOISE — While the debate over adding anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ Idahoans has persisted for years, a court case involving a transgender Idaho inmate last year raised other questions about the rights of transgender people in Idaho. Read more
In Sylvia Jensen’s living room, Geneva Monkress taps in to the other side. Read more
Magic Valley psychics continue to practice despite stigmas of skepticism and fraud. For professionals in the industry, the field is about healing. With scientific fields emerging that focus specifically on the study of psychics, will facts ever confirm what many believe to be fiction? Watch … Read more
In a dark corner of an upstairs bathroom, Jake Hess adjusted the knob of his radio and searched for a station with the right amount of white noise. Read more
In the 1860s, an American photographer by the name of William Mumler discovered a technique that sparked both curiosity and disgust in the public eye. Read more
Paranormal Investigators in the Magic Valley strive for a legitimization of their field in the eyes of the public. With a scientific approach to ghost hunting, will proof ever be found? Watch for the story online at Magicvalley.com or in the Times-News on Mar. 24th. (Video by Pat Sutphin, Ti… Read more
As society becomes more mechanized, so too do industries such as agriculture. While resident dairy cows may not notice the changes — and perhaps might even be more comfortable with the regularity of robotic milking and the luxury of water beds — farmers might take longer to adjust to the new… Read more
BURLEY — Companies across the Magic Valley and the state are hoping to find some relief from labor shortages by expanding apprenticeship programs. Read more
TWIN FALLS — Twin Falls resident Kathy Williams was worried as she watched her husband, Dave, struggle with symptoms last year similar to Parkinson’s disease — including shaking and balance problems — so she contacted their primary care physician. Read more