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Twin Falls city offices will close Wednesday

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The City of Twin Falls will close multiple city offices on Wednesday for training. City Hall, Parks and Recreation, the Public Safety Administration buildings will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 for annual training. Emergency services will remain unaffected.
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Rent The Grinch's Cave For Christmas

South of Twin Falls, in Utah is a fully furnished Grinch cave which was placed for rent on the Vacasa website. It's a huge cave, spanning 5,700 square feet with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. And even though the Grinch allows his pooch Max to live there, guests are not allowed to bring pets.
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Obstetric, operating room services to remain closed at St. Luke’s in Jerome

JEROME, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — St. Luke’s Jerome announced Tuesday that Obstetric and Operating Room services will remain closed at the medical facility. The services had previously been suspended in July. In a press release, St. Luke’s said the closure was due to staffing limitations, which they say is a challenge...
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New Niagara Springs sturgeon hatchery receives national award

WENDELL, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The National Hydropower Association recently announced that the new Niagara Springs white sturgeon hatchery has been awarded its 2021 Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters. The award is in the category of Recreational, Environmental and Historical Enhancement. The Niagara Springs hatchery, located south of Wendell, is a...
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North Idaho Now podcast Episode 88: Headlines from 12/4 thru 12/7

Bankcda, Radio Brewing Company, Hecla Mining Company, Watts Appliance, McDonald's, and Juli Zook with Silver Legacy Realty. In this episode of the North Idaho Now Podcast, Chanse Watson, Josh McDonald, and Chelsea Newby go over the latest news coming out of the Coeur'd Alene/Post Falls Press, the Bonner County Daily Bee, and the Shoshone News-Press from Dec. 4-7.
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End of the line for MaVTEC: Group that helped build Canyon Rim Trail counts successes and calls it quits.

TWIN FALLS — The Canyon Rim Trail is a crowning jewel for outdoor-lovers in south-central Idaho, frequented by countless residents and visitors alike. The Magic Valley Trail Enhancement Committee (MaVTEC), led by Jaime Tigue, is one organization that helped play a role in getting the trail connected. Now, after 11 years of hard work and success, Tigue is retiring from MaVTEC and the organization is disbanding.
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Idahoans and gun safety after the Oxford shooting

Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — In light of another school shooting in the United States, the debate on how to keep our children safe from these tragic events is back, yet again. Idaho Senator Melissa Wintrow, who teamed with Boise students to present legislation that would require licensing for minors purchasing a firearm, says the time is now to make change.
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First of its kind food truck aims to help with school lunches

GOODING, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Supply chain disruptions and labor shortages have impacted school lunches nationwide and the Magic Valley has been no exception. “It seems like we spend all of our time ordering food, to find out it’s out,” said Gooding School District Child Nutrition Director Anji Branch. Gooding School...
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Jerome Republican announces run for Idaho House seat

JEROME — A former vice chair of the Jerome County Republican Central Committee has announced his candidacy for the Idaho House of Representatives in the 2022 election. Jack Nelsen of Jerome, who served almost 20 years on the Jerome County Planning and Zoning Commission, spent a lot of time looking into water issues as a member of the Mid-Snake Water Commission. For Nelsen, recharging aquifers and maintaining the availability of water will be at the top of his priorities in the House, he said.
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Humane Society, nine other groups, sue over Idaho’s wolf trapping rules

BOISE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — 10 conservation groups, including the Humane Society, filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging the state of Idaho’s wolf trapping laws, saying they are “extreme.”. Their lawsuit argues expanded wolf trapping will inadvertently harm grizzly bears and Canada Lynx. The 10 groups will ask all wolf trapping...
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Make-A-Wish urges families to donate this holiday season

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Make-A-Wish Idaho is entering the holiday season with nearly 150 children awaiting wishes. Now, they are calling on Idahoans to continue their giving ways to end the year. To help combat a lack of donations due to restrictions against public events throughout the year, Make-A-Wish...
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Public invited to view design plans for the I-84 South Jerome Interchange

SHOSHONE — The Idaho Transportation Department is hosting a public meeting to present final design plans for the reconstruction of the Interstate 84 South Jerome Interchange (Exit 168). The meeting will be held in open house format on Dec. 9 and will feature displays illustrating the new design. The public...
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