Friday night football is a community affair across the Magic Valley. Fans, families and classmates converge for the longstanding American tradition under the lights.
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Many aging Magic Valley residents are redefining the parameters of getting older. Some pledge that physical and mental fitness forges a mind-body connection that slows the aging process.
Wondering how to find these intriguing graves in the Magic Valley? Zoom in to find each cemetery and click on the photo to read about who's buried there in this interactive map.
Accidents and injuries are part of playing team sports. Behind the scenes, coaches, athletic trainers and physical therapists work hard to get athletes back up to speed after injury. Read more
We take a deep look at the problem, the legal process for those charged with possession and the road to recovery. Read more
The Perrine Bridge is an iconic landmark for thrill seekers who flock from around the country and the world for a chance to hurl themselves off the 486-foot structure. Read more
TWIN FALLS — A small sign hung over a door in the cold, dark basement of the Rogerson Hotel on Main Avenue. “Pine Room” was all it said. Read more
Founded on casinos and gaming, Jackpot has always cycled between booms and busts. Now the town’s in a lull — and it's looking for solutions. Read more
As tuition costs rise, many students seeking higher education are experiencing more obstacles in realizing their dreams. Read more
TWIN FALLS — Those who attend preschool are more likely to obtain a college degree later in life, according to a study from the University of Minnesota. But Idaho is one of only four states that does not fund preschool, magnifying social and economic barriers to academic achievement. Read more
Latinos comprise one of the fastest-growing demographics in Idaho, and the state is responding. Read more
This is the second installment in Julie A. Ferraro's classic car series.
The summer months are when the public is privy to the culture of cars. What the car community shares is more than a hobby — truly it’s a community, one that endures through time. Read more
Magic Valley is home to some of Idaho’s elite who are challenging themselves to conquer the state’s nine tallest mountain peaks.
The reasons why people climb mountains are as vast as the summits that dot the state’s terrain, said Boise resident Dan Robbins, a seasoned climber who grew up Gooding.
For Magic Valley residents Alice Schenk, Kema Barrie, Elisabeth and Andy Lehr, Stacy Human and her daughter Sydney, their reasons for scaling these mountains are as unique as their thumbprints.
Each of their stories shows their sense of personal accomplishment and growth — two key components that keep them stretching toward the next mountaintop. Read more
A look at Samuel Mgbokpwo's family, who spent years as refugees in Uganda after fleeing their home country of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Read more
This is the third installment in the Times-News Refugee series. In this installment, Photojournalist Pat Sutphin explores the civil landscape of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and how it led to one family's exile.
Conflict in the Congo between 1998 and 2007 has claimed between 3 million and 5.4 million lives, according to an International Rescue Committee study. The Second Congo War — which spanned from 1998 to 2003 — was the deadliest dispute since World War II.
For those who were born in the wrong tribe, speaking the wrong language as their native tongue, or even from the wrong side of the country, options were limited. Either they fled, or they became victims of the genocide of their nation.
For Samuel Mgbokpwo and more than 800,000 citizens of his country, the choice was obvious. They decided to flee. Read more
DECLO — 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. Read more
Nothing was out of the ordinary in the Magic Valley on March 26. Read more
In the height of the digital age, where people devour information online, we set out to investigate the process and inner workings of our local printing press, which churns out 50,000 print copies each day. Read more
JEROME — A Jerome County inmate has accused the jail of “starving” its inmates. Read more