We have all met someone who stands out. They are the best in their field, yet they find time to give back to our community. While the Magic Valley is filled with people who do amazing things at work, at home and in our communities, some people instantly come to mind when you think about why the Magic Valley is such a phenomenal place to live and work.
We set out to highlight a few of them. As a new project for the Times-News this year, we are recognizing the Most Influential People of the Magic Valley.
— Publisher Travis Quast
TWIN FALLS | As a middle school teacher, T.J. Adams pushed to make science engaging.
RUPERT | City Administrator Kelly Anthon, 40, studied in Japan as a teenager and learned to speak fluent Japanese.
TWIN FALLS | Ken Fitzgerald, owner of the downtown Paris Building, is one of the driving forces behind the revitalization of Main Avenue.
TWIN FALLS | When Linda Fleming moved to Twin Falls in 2001, she started volunteering at Habitat for Humanity of the Magic Valley as a way to …
TWIN FALLS | As clerk of the District Court, Kristina Glascock has one job title but dozens of jobs.
TWIN FALLS | Ted Hadley has been retired for less than a year, but he is still as busy as ever.
RUPERT | For decades, Teresa Lowder has helped at-risk students get the help they need.
TWIN FALLS | Gregg Middlekauff, owner of Middlekauff Ford Lincoln, is keeping his promise to give back to the community.
TWIN FALLS | Jan Mittleider's name is synonymous with health in the Magic Valley.
TWIN FALLS | Bob Naerebout, executive director of Idaho Dairymen's Association, didn't grow up on a dairy.
TWIN FALLS | Thanks to Ray Neilsen, this city is getting a first-class visitors center and Chamber of Commerce office.
PAUL | A mishap on the road home from a basketball game years ago inspired Randy Sutton to become a firefighter.
TWIN FALLS | Carolyn White was retired when she took on the role of executive director of the Magic Valley Arts Council in 2011.
TWIN FALLS | Jeff Williams says it has been a privilege to lead a company with such tremendous growth.