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Popular Twin Falls Christmas Light Show Moved. Here’s Where to See Them

There are a lot of impressive Christmas light displays around the Magic Valley, but some are more well-known than others. The Orton Botanical Garden and the South Hills lights have always been beautiful sights. The Candy Cane House was famous in Twin Falls but is sadly not happening this year. And many people travel just to see the residential light displays on Twin View Lane. But 2022 is bringing more changes to some of those light shows.
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Demolition of Radio Rondevoo unveils a lost part of Twin Falls history

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — One of the most beloved buildings in Downtown Twin Falls saw is last signs of life this week. Back in mid-April, a fire broke out in the attic of the Radio Rondevoo Event-Center Building. That fire quickly spread throughout the building, leaving the structure as a total loss.
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Festival of Lights Delivers for Twin Falls Merchants

Can we safely say this is the busiest night in downtown Twin Falls? The Festival of Lights Parade (Christmas parade for you regular folks) is two weeks away. I watched the parade on St. Patrick’s Day (from the shelter of O’Dunken’s where I was eating a calzone) and it doesn’t compare to the upcoming event. The crowd isn’t nearly as large.
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Twin Falls transit system could be here as soon as Spring 2023

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — The City of Twin Falls is working to implement a micro-transit system that could be up and running as soon as April 2023. This system would be a ride share service similar to Uber and Lyft where you can schedule rides and it will be specific to the city of Twin Falls. Recently the city crossed the 50,000-population mark which by law requires a city to provide some for of transit to its resident.
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Magic Valley Residents bring festive mood to CSI Turkey Trot

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) —Some Magic Valley residents might be feeling a little sore and tired right now, as several hundred took part in the annual College of Southern Idaho 2022 CSI Turkey Trot 5k Run & Walk. However, the event is more than just a community gathering. It gives back to the community in many ways.
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S.C.C.A.P. hands out turkeys before Thanksgiving

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — For the past 22 years, South Central Community Action Partnership has held a turkey drive to make sure everyone has a hot meal during the holidays. That turkey drive is 60 Hours to Fight Hunger. On Tuesday morning in Twin Falls, volunteers gathered to...
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Don’t Turn on Those Christmas Lights Yet, It May Cost You Dearly in Idaho

It isn't even Thanksgiving yet, but many in the Twin Falls area have already put up their Christmas lights, with many more set to put them up this weekend. While it is understandable to put them up whenever the weather allows it, turning them on is another story. Some leave them up year round but don't turn them on, while others can't wait to turn them on once Halloween has passed. While the eagerness to spread Christmas joy is justified, you may want to hold off on turning those Christmas lights on this early.
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Twin Falls Public Library says goodbye to overdue fees

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — A growing trend amongst public libraries is showing that if there are no more late fees, more books are being checked out. Starting on January 2nd, the Twin Falls Public Library will be joining this trend. Research shows that overdue fines don’t play a...
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New Public Transportation System is coming to Twin Falls

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — There will be a new public transportation system coming to Twin Falls. When the city of Twin Falls hit 50,000 people, it lost its grant funding for the Trans IV public transportation system, causing the city to re-evaluate its public transportation needs. “Traditional fixed...
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7 Events Happening this Holiday Weekend in the Magic Valley

Thanksgiving weekend is finally here and many will be traveling and have plans with their friends and family already, but others will have friends and family coming to the Magic Valley and be looking for things to do and ways to entertain them this weekend. While eating and family time should be the priority, after Thursday, what do you do to get out of the house and have some fun? There are multiple events this weekend and plenty to take your friends and family to or to get out of the house away from everyone. Here are some of the events taking place in the Magic Valley this weekend.
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Red Cross adding Nampa, Twin Falls blood donation centers

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The Red Cross is adding two new blood donations centers in Idaho over the next 18 months, increasing its ability to provide lifesaving blood products to hospitals and medical centers across the state. The two centers will be built in Nampa, and right here...
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FAQ for Residents Working with TDS Fiber Installation

The City of Twin Falls has received a number of complaints and concerns regarding TDS Fiber installing new fiber optic lines in public utility easements. The utility easements were dedicated by developers and home owners when the subdivision was first constructed, and TDS is a certified telecommunication utility that is recognized by the State of Idaho to work within those easements without a City permit. However, residents to have rights and the City has provide the following FAQ to answer some of those questions:

A Rural Idaho Town Surrenders to the Transgender Woke Mob

Kimberly, Idaho looks like a painting of the traditional American west. There’s a water tower downtown. The railroad blazes a trail along one side of the community. You can ride a mechanized bull at one downtown watering hole. There are several churches that dot various intersections. Maybe more churches on average for a town with a population of 35 hundred. Crimes are few. Nearly everyone shows up for the parade every July.
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Idaho’s Unemployment Stayed Under 3 Percent in October

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)-The unemployment rate increased slightly in October while staying under 3 percent for nine consecutive months. According to the Idaho Department of Labor, the unemployment rate increased to 2.9 percent from 2.8 percent the month before. The number of people not working in the state went up to a total of 28,173. According to Idaho Labor, the number of employed people grew slightly in October by 455 to a total of 933,268. The Twin Falls metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was one of four that saw over-the-month growth in nonfarm jobs at 0.2 percent; the highest was Idaho Falls with a 0.4 percent increase. The Twin Falls MSA also had the highest year-over-year job growth at 4.3 percent. Some of the biggest job gains from November to October were in accommodation and food services (4.8 percent) natural resources (2.3 percent), and real estate rental and leasing (1 percent). Private educational services, information, state government and local government, construction, transportation, and several other industries had seen the highest job declines.
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Why Idahoans Are More Selfish Than They Will Ever Admit

The holidays are fast approaching and while many of us think about shopping, friends, and family, and preparing for them, there is another part that many don't mention and that is all the charities and giving that is done. Everywhere and every year around this time there are charity events taking place and it is on the residents of the area to help give to these events to help those less fortunate. Twin Falls has often been referred to as a giving community, but when it comes to the rest of the country, are the people of Idaho as giving as they think they are?
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Toys for Tots

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) -KMVT is partnering with Twin Falls businesses to provide drop-off locations for this years Toys for Tots toy drive. KMVT will be doing live shots at the drop-off locations during the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts Nov 28-30, Dec 1, Dec 5-8, and Dec 12-15. With the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increased need for toys this holiday season. To honor social distancing restrictions, Twin Falls Toys for Tots has set up Amazon Wish Lists full of needed toys.
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Perrine Bridge to get new lights, expect delays Thursday evening

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — If you’re planning on commuting on the Perrine Bridge Thursday evening, expect delays. The Idaho Transportation Department will be replacing the bridge’s lights with LED bulbs Thursday evening after 9 pm. ITD says to expect lane closures on either side of the...
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Can You Help Me Find Idaho Related Christmas Gifts?

A year ago I planned to send some family members Idaho-themed Christmas presents. I discovered the state capitol had a gift shop and decided it would be a good place to start. My thinking is it could be a bit pricey but if the difference benefits our lovely capitol building I would be glad to help by shelling out a few extra dollars. I went online and was informed the gift shop was closed for renovations. As a result, I bought the gifts from a private seller (and possibly save a few dollars) and shipped them directly to recipients.
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