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Today's question: How did cities and towns around the Magic Valley get their name?

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I had all of the gear and none of the experience.

The goal was to navigate three miles into the Pioneer Mountains with six other novice backpackers and two guides from the College of Southern Idaho’s outdoor recreation center. Some were students, while others were community members.

Today's question: My family owns property that runs along the top of Devil's Gorge near Twin Falls. We think it would be a perfect place to put wind turbines, but we’re not sure of whom we should contact. Please explain why and how you pick certain areas to establish wind energy systems.

Today's question: I noticed when drivers are pulled over, there are now two police vehicles. Why is there a buddy system? Wouldn't it be cheaper for taxpayers if there are two officers in one vehicle?

Today's question: My father was a lineman for Idaho Power out of Boise in the early 1950s. They were running power lines somewhere south of Magic Valley. Could you find out where they worked and mention some of the history of power in rural communities in those days?

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