Jerome County, ID


Behind the scenes of the Jerome County Fair

JEROME, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — From 4H to FFA, the carnival, food trucks, vendors and even the 3-night rodeo, the Jerome County Fair is happening this week, but the manager of the fair says for her, it started one year ago. “So for me and a number of my staff...
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More access to broadband coming soon to the Magic Valley

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Historically, much of the Pacific Northwest has been underserved with broadband internet. Today, however, the groundbreaking for more access to broadband has begun for both Twin Falls and Jerome counties. Over 30,000 address will be connected to this new service, which is expected to...
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Man involved in extensive crime spree covering four counties gets additional prison time

POCATELLO — A Pocatello man who is already serving 11 to 25 years in prison has been sentenced to additional prison time. After pleading guilty to a felony grand theft charge in Twin Falls, 24-year-old Micole Johnathan Hamilton was sentenced to four to eight years in prison. He had already been sentenced to 11 to 20 years for armed robbery and attempted murder with an additional indeterminate five years for injury to a jail in Bannock County.
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Bacon Pond Fire burns 10 acres in Jerome County

JEROME COUNTY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — A brush fire in Jerome County was extinguished quickly after burning 10 acres Wednesday afternoon. According to officials, the Bacon Pond Fire occurred at 539 south 800 east, just east of Highway 93 in Jerome. At its peak, the fire was estimated to be...

Groundbreaking ceremony held for nation's largest research dairy, located in Idaho

RUPERT – University of Idaho and its partners broke ground Thursday on what will be the nation’s largest and most advanced research dairy, providing answers to help dairy producers and crop farmers operate sustainably for decades to come. The $22.5 million research dairy will be part of the broader $45 million Idaho Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (CAFE), which will also include an outreach and education center in Jerome County and a food processing research facility on the College of Southern Idaho (CSI)...
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Construction Begins on Nation’s Larges Research Dairy Near Rupert

RUPERT, Idaho (KLIX)-Construction of the largest research dairy in the United States got underway with a groundbreaking on Thursday near Rupert. According to the University of Idaho, the $22.5 million Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (Idaho CAFE) will operate as a full size dairy with around 2,000 cows on 640 acres. The Idaho CAFE will operate between three counties with the dairy in Minidoka County, an education and outreach center in Jerome County, and collaborative food science programs with the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls County. "Idaho CAFE will conduct research and deliver education to support a sustainable future for Idaho’s dairies, livestock operations, crop production and food processing industries. The center will link research, education and outreach in a public-private partnership to support the state of Idaho, generate jobs and support economic progress," according to the U of I in a statement released in May. The Idaho CAFE has received support from a number of sources including the food manufacturer Chobani which committed $1 million earlier this year to help with construction of the facility. Construction of the first phase of the dairy is expected to be complete in 2023.

ITD to take public comment on 6 year plan

SHOSHONE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The Idaho Transportation Department is inviting the public to comment on their newly released Idaho Transportation Investment Program. The seven-year plan runs from 2023 to 2029 and is a master plan for the state’s transportation improvement projects. The projects involved range from large-scale interstate...