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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.
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.
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.
As tuition costs rise, many students seeking higher education are experiencing more obstacles in realizing their dreams.
Latinos comprise one of the fastest-growing demographics in Idaho, and the state is responding.
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.
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.
BURLEY — Idaho peak baggers differ greatly from mountain climbers on Mount Everest — the world’s highest summit and apex of mountaineering — but in some ways, they are quite similar, Tom Lopez, avid mountaineer and Boise author of “Idaho: A Climbing Guide,” said.
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.
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
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… Read more
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. Read more
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 — Food can be a hot-button issue among inmates who have traded many of their personal freedoms for a stark cell. They have little choice in their daily lives once incarcerated, and almost no input on what lands on their plates. 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