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Why Yellowstone Might Deny You Access Now Based on your License Plate

Yellowstone National Park has been more tumultuous this year than normal. The geysers and hot pots are still spewing hot water and sulfurous smells throughout the park and the animals are still as unapproachable as always. The difference this year is that after a massive amount of flooding which caused damage to important roads earlier in June, the park can no longer accommodate the regular number of tourists. To ease the burden on the park staff, facilities, and other tourists Yellowstone National Park is implementing a new policy to only accept visitors based on their license plates.
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Fire Burning Northeast of Twin Falls

EDEN, Idaho (KLIX)-A fire is burning in Jerome County near the Eden area northeast of Twin Falls. Large plumes of smoke could be seen from Twin Falls in the desert area. Fire crews are responding along with firefighting aircraft. According to Bureau of Land Management Fire Information, the Sugar Loaf Fire is burning just off State Highway 25, roughly five miles west of Eden and estimated at around 3,000 acres. Several structures and road construction equipment is threatened. The First Segregation Rural Fire Department is working on protecting structures while U.S Forest Service and BLM fire crews are working to get a handle on the blaze. Four air craft are working on the fire as well. More information to come.
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Cute Church in Southern Idaho Converted Into Heavenly Home With 14 Rooms

There are interesting real estate options all around the Magic Valley with hidden potential to become something different than originally intended. One building currently listed for sale in the Magic Valley has been transformed from a house of worship to a home with heavenly potential. There’s a lot of work that needs to be done to make this into something usable again, but it’s possible and the price is really good.

Haunted Mansions of Albion Summer Festival

From July 28th through July 30th you can check out the summer festival full of all things spooky. The Haunted Mansions of Albion are notoriously scary and put on a great campus of haunted attractions during October. You can go through all their haunted buildings, enjoy the creepy carnival entertainers, and of course, get some great food.

Mustang Challenge Show in Nampa (July 1-2)

NAMPA, Idaho (KLIX)-Adult and youth wild horse trainers will show off their skills this weekend in Nampa. According to the Bureau of Land Management, the Mustang Mania Show at the Ford Idaho Horse Park will feature about 100 trainers and their mustangs they have been training in the last 90 days. Its part of the Mustang Mania Trainer Incentive Program (TIP) Challenge that will feature the progress the trainers have made through a number of classes such as Conditioning and Handling, In-hand trail and freestyle. The majority of the horses were rounded up in 2021 from the Four Mile Herd Management Area near Emmett. The mustangs will be available for re-assignment to new caretakers through the BLM. The TIP Challenge is supported by the Mustang Heritage Foundation which aims to increase the adoption of mustangs and burros through competitions and awareness programs. The TIP Challenge helps place the former wild horses into adoptive homes. The show begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Ford Idaho Horse Park, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd.

Jerome ID Teen Reported Missing

Magic Valley residents are being asked to help keep an eye out for a missing 17-year-old local boy. The Jerome County Sheriff's Office is asking the community for help in locating Jonah Paul Rasch. Rasch's profile was recently added to a statewide database for missing juveniles. He was last contacted June 20, according to the Idaho Missing Persons Clearinghouse.

New College of Southern Idaho Building Planned for Jerome

JEROME, Idaho (KLIX)-The community of Jerome will have a brand new College of Southern Idaho branch after the city donated more than an acre of land. The College of Southern Idaho (CSI) announced it will build in partnership with the City of Jerome and Jerome Urban Renewal Agency a 20,000 square-foot building to offer education programs to support the area's industry needs. The city and URA donated a 1.5 acres of land on 3rd and Lincoln for the new building. “We are excited to have the opportunity to expand the college’s presence in Jerome,” said CSI President Dean Fisher in a statement. “The donation of the land by the City of Jerome and the Jerome Urban Renewal Agency will allow CSI to construct a new facility that will specifically address educational, and workforce needs in Jerome County. I want to thank Jerome Mayor David Davis and Jerome City Administrator Mike Williams for their leadership in this process.” CSI said it will begin the public bidding process for an architect and contractors.

Party With Fellow Freaks At 2022 Boise Halloween & Horror-Con

Halloween might still be four months away, but for die-hard fans of the scariest night of the year, when opportunities to make the annual celebration bigger and more terrifying than the previous year present themselves, it's never too soon to take advantage. An annual event that books venues throughout the United States and caters to Halloween and horror film fans is coming to Idaho's capital city in a few short weeks.

Wow: Gorgeous Idaho Waterfall You Must See is Not The Shoshone Falls

People in Idaho talk about waterfalls and they always mention the Shoshone Falls. And they should because when the Shoshone Falls are roaring they are an amazing sight. The problem is that sometimes the falls aren’t roaring and are pretty disappointing. During those times of waterfall sadness, you may have to travel to fulfill your need for waterfalls. When that happens, don’t miss this other, always amazing, waterfall in Southern Idaho near Yellowstone National Park.

Should Gas Be Free in Twin Falls if EV Cars Can Charge for Free?

Everyone has feelings right now about gas prices. Even my kids, who don’t drive, are very aware of the high price of gasoline. I’ve been seeing a lot of Tesla and other electric cars around town lately, maybe people are willing to pay for a new Tesla and low or free charging costs rather than continue paying for the continually rising gas prices?

Blue Lakes Blvd Car Show To Help Kick Off Twin Falls July 4 Party

This weekend is going to be a lively one in Twin Falls as the Fourth of July holiday means a three-day weekend for many Magic Valley residents. Fireworks shows are planned in southern Idaho this weekend, as well as other great events such as a classic car show on Blue Lakes Boulevard.

Burley Woman Sentenced for Trying to Murder Husband in Recliner

BURLEY, Idaho (KLIX)-A Burley woman will spend the next four years in an Idaho prison for trying to murder her then husband while he was in a recliner. According to court documents, Mildred Nineth Rivero, at the time Mildred Hope, was sentenced in Burley on one count of attempted murder while charges of attempted strangulation and destruction/concealment of evidence was dropped per a plea agreement made in March. Rivero was charged in September of 2021, when she tried to smother her then partially paralyzed husband who was sleeping in his recliner. The victim had told officers Rivero had tucked him in very tightly with blankets before he fell asleep.The man woke up to find Rivero covering his face with a plastic bag. The man nearly passed out before he was able to poke a small hole in the bag which Rivero tried to reposition on his face. Eventually the chair broke and the victim fell to the floor. The man was able to call a relative who then alerted the sheriff's office. Rivero could spend up to eight years in prison. She was given credit for time served in the jail and will have to pay $750 in fees.

Films That Likely Made You Walk Out Of Magic Valley Cinema 13

Have you ever been so appalled at the fact you spent your hard-earned money going to see a movie in Twin Falls, that you actually didn't stick around to see the ending? A popular website recently put together its top list of films movie-goers have walked out on, and I'm curious to see if any of them caused you to do the same.

Idaho Illegal Firework Activity Monitored As July 4 Approaches

The biggest holiday of the year for fireworks in the United States is on Monday. After years of worsening fire seasons due largely to drought throughout the country, law enforcement officials are taking new measures in an effort to create safer celebrations. From coast to coast, law enforcement is taking...

Heyburn Homicide Suspect Dead of Self-inflicted Gunshot, Victim Identified

HEYBURN, Idaho (KLIX)-Heyburn authorities say the suspect in a homicide investigation died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. According to the Heyburn Police Department, 39-year-old Fabian Silva was found shot in rural Oneida County. He was suspect in the death of Karina Palomares, a 37-year-old, who was shot June 23, in the Elk Meadows subdivision, where they both lived. Both shooting incidents are under investigation with assistance from Idaho State Police. In an earlier statement issued by Heyburn Police it was stated the suspect had been apprehended. More information to come...