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TWIN FALLS — The smell of fuel and brakes choke the nostrils while tires scream and engines roar. Racing season was officially here in the Magic Valley.
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TWIN FALLS — On the surface, Miss Africa Idaho may look like a typical pageant.
TWIN FALLS — From the Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir to Lava Creek Lake, from Thousands Springs to Dierkes Lake, the Magic Valley is chock-full of opportunities for water recreation. All you have to do is look.
On a mid-September evening, as the sun sank into the Snake River Canyon, several dozen strangers gathered at the Perrine Bridge to send a simple message.
TWIN FALLS – Realtor Tami Gooding could see the indecisiveness in her client’s eyes.
TWIN FALLS — A minor league baseball team. A recreation center. A better talent pool for the College of Southern Idaho.
TWIN FALLS — Every week, newcomers to Twin Falls rely on crowded, rundown vans to get them to essential services. Senior citizens take taxis and buses to medical appointments. And people with disabilities or chronic illnesses rely on last-resort services to get around town.
JEROME — Gilbert Sanchez, wastewater superintendent with the city of Jerome, is less concerned about Environmental Protection Agency violations these days and more worried about picking up loose screws found outside his plant.
TWIN FALLS — Magic Valley residents have a complicated relationship with agriculture.
TWIN FALLS — More than a year ago, North Canyon Medical Center contemplated the future of its Gooding hospital and how to extend its reach.
TWIN FALLS — A powerful smell of cigarettes and food permeated the van as it rattled around Twin Falls. Read more
IDAHO FALLS — A man carrying a white cooler boarded the Blue Route bus at Idaho Falls’ aquatic center on the afternoon of July 26. Read more
JEROME — Gilbert Sanchez, wastewater superintendent with the city of Jerome, is less concerned about Environmental Protection Agency violations these days and more worried about picking up loose screws found outside his plant. Read more
TWIN FALLS — Magic Valley residents have a complicated relationship with agriculture. Read more
BURLEY — When Cliff Goicoechea bought his home in 1985, it was nestled just beyond Burley’s southwest city limits. It represented an idyllic rural lifestyle. Read more
TWIN FALLS — More than a year ago, North Canyon Medical Center contemplated the future of its Gooding hospital and how to extend its reach. Read more
TWIN FALLS — When a school district has fewer than 2,000 students, gaining several hundred within six years is a big deal. Read more
Superintendent of Kimberly schools, Luke Schroeder discusses recent growth in his school district. Read more
TWIN FALLS — Despite living in the High Desert, Magic Valley residents are rarely forced to consider their water usage. Read more
A look at how the city of Twin Falls and other cities in the state use water. Read more
TWIN FALLS COUNTY — As the population of Twin Falls County rises, small police departments surrounding the city of Twin Falls say they’re making do with the resources they have — for now. Read more
TWIN FALLS — As Twin Falls expands as a regional hub, the jail and prosecutor’s desk are overflowing with felons and felony cases. Read more
TWIN FALLS — Public safety agencies in the Magic Valley are relying more heavily on a valuable tool: each other. Read more
As the Magic Valley grows, when will a new jail become a necessity? And how are public safety agencies like the police department and fire department preparing for growth? Read more
For part 1 of a 10-part series on growth in the Magic Valley, we take a look back at how the Magic Valley was settled, and what set off our current population boom. Read more
A look at the upcoming 10-part series on growth in the Magic Valley. Read more
BURLEY — Charles McBride propped himself on an elbow at his kitchen counter and sipped coffee with his brother. Read more
BURLEY — Tracking down your long lost family members is a much different endeavor today than in years past. Read more
KIMBERLY — It took months of tedious work for Kimberly School District to avoid having a “rich school” versus “poor school.” Read more
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Thousands of cubic square feet of water rush over the ledge, dodging the grates that catch debris, sliding down the penstock into the powerhouse and tumbling around the turbine before finally being discharged at the bottom of the mighty Shoshone Falls for an unceremonious finish. Read more
TWIN FALLS — They don’t make schools like Bickel Elementary anymore. A few concrete stairs lead to the front entrance of the two-story, 80-year-old brick building in downtown Twin Falls. The building is supported by four ornate white pillars, and lettering on a circular overhang reads “Bicke… Read more
TWIN FALLS – Idaho is at the forefront of a nationwide movement toward renewable energy. Read more
HAGERMAN — The machinery groaned like a great animal, awakened from long, deep slumber. Read more
TWIN FALLS — The cascading water of Twin Falls doesn’t enthrall spectators in quite the same way as Shoshone Falls. But its hydroelectric plant has a greater capacity to generate power to Magic Valley homes than its famous counterpart. Read more
To maintain their athletic facilities, school districts often must turn to bonds and levies. But if those fail, it can be devastating to athletic programs that need upgrades. Read more
WENDELL — Troy Fletcher had just climbed down from the Wendell High School gymnasium roof, and he had blood on his hands. Read more
SHOSHONE — Keith Davis became Lincoln County’s only doctor at the stroke of midnight. Read more
TWIN FALLS — On one of her runs through Rock Creek Canyon, Shelley McEuen smelled something foul. A stench that polluted the otherwise harmonious surroundings of the creek. Read more