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Due to the Idaho Transportation Department's new software program (GEM), Cassia's DMV office, along with all DMV offices across the state, has encountered issues that are making transaction times and wait times extensive.  It is not uncommon for a 2-hour wait time and at least a 20-minute tr…

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Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little signed a statewide public health order today moving Idaho back into a modified Stage 3 of the Idaho Rebounds plan as healthcare facilities throughout the state face alarming demand and capacity constraints due to increasing COVID-19 spread. 

TWIN FALLS – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our local community, the College of Southern Idaho would like to offer a message of support and encouragement. After seeing different groups use social media to share COVID-19 musical compilations throughout the summer, members of the…

Stephanie Long has been selected to be in the 2020 class of the NAGC Javits-Frasier Scholars.  The primary purpose of The National Association for Gifted Children Javits-Fraiser Teacher Scholars program is to provide training to ensure highly qualified teachers and counselors in every school…

BURLEY -The Burley Bobcats Trap Team recently completed its 8th season competing.  This was a two-season program which usually competes in August to October and March to May.  Athletes participated in one or both seasons pending on their schedules and other obligations.

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Sawtooth National Forest Supervisor, Jim DeMaagd has terminated Special Order #0414-01-026 effective January 10, 2010. This special order covered restrictions on the Minidoka Ranger District and included exclusion of over snow vehicles on the majority of the western side of Black Pine Mounta…

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Idaho families are now able to apply for federal coronavirus relief funds to assist with their children’s education on the State Board of Education’s Strong Families, Strong Students website: https://www.strongfamilies.idaho.gov

TWIN FALLS, ID – The College of Southern Idaho is proud to announce the certification of four instructors through the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Leadership Development Program. Social Work Assistant Professor Kerry Koontz, Education Professor LueLinda Egbert, English Professor Kimberly Madsen Dil…

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It was a windy day in Cassia County when FFA students from all around the state of Idaho gathered together to compete in the Idaho State FFA & 4-H Land & Soil Evaluation Event.  With the Covid 19 concerns, students and teachers wore face masks on Wednesday as they participated in the…

Idaho Congressmen Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher have signed a discharge petition calling for a vote on H.R. 8265, a bill to extend the popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through the end of the year and release nearly $135 billion in unspent funds. The bill would also reform the applic…

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SOUTH CENTRAL IDAHO – Three south central Idaho counties are headed toward critical (red) risk levels as case counts and positivity rates reported to South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) are surging in Twin Falls, Cassia, and Minidoka counties. The regional hospital status is critica…

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Congratulations to Nate Burr of Rexburg on setting a new state record by landing a remarkable 31-inch Yellowstone cutthroat trout. Burr and a fellow angler had been fly fishing the Snake River for three days and looking for big trout without much success. As evening set in on the third day o…

High school seniors across Idaho are now able to submit their college applications free of charge on Apply Idaho, housed on the Next Steps Idahowebsite.

The Idaho Humanities Council (IHC) announces that a small amount of CARES Act funding is still available to assist humanities-based organizations that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We fully anticipate all funds will be requested and awarded at this final grant round.…

SHOSHONE -- As early as Thursday (Oct. 15), traffic will shift on Interstate 84/86 at the Salt Lake Interchange project. Motorists traveling toward Pocatello from Burley on I-84 will be detoured toward Salt Lake. They will take Exit 228 at Yale Road and then enter I-84 westbound and continue…

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BOISE – AAA is asking drivers to consider the use of cell phones and other mobile devices to be just as dangerous as drinking alcohol and getting behind the wheel.  AAA’s “Don’t Drive Intoxicated, Don’t Drive Intexticated” safety campaign kicks off Distracted Driving Awareness Month, moved f…

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BOISE – During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Idahoans have adjusted their normal routines to spend more time working and studying from home.  While that’s led to reduced traffic congestion in some areas, it could also put more pedestrians at risk, as walkers, joggers and runners increasingly f…

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October is Energy Awareness Month, and what better way to celebrate than to save a little energy (and money)? As the weather cools, Idaho Power reminds you of some simple energy efficiency tips for the fall.   

Minidoka County School District will be holding Child Find on Friday, October 23, 2020 at the Minidoka Preschool Center located at 310 10th Street in the District Service Center, Rupert, ID. We will maintain physical distance and sanitize between screenings.

GOODING COUNTY- One horse has tested positive for West Nile virus in Gooding County and one human has a probable case. With this new evidence of the disease circulating in our area, South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) warns residents to take precautions to avoid West Nile virus.

(Boise) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden today announced Idaho’s participation in a $39.5 million multistate settlement with health insurance provider Anthem, Inc. The 43-state settlement stems from Anthem’s 2014 data breach that exposed the personal information of 78.8 million Americans. …

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Boise, Idaho – The Governor’s Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee (CFAC) voted today to direct another $6 million in federal relief funds to higher education in Idaho, bringing the total financial support from federal COVID funds for the public institutions this year to $54.4 million.

The College of Southern Idaho is pleased to announce the winners of the second annual General Education Teaching Awards, celebrating exemplary teaching for non-majors. Faculty were nominated by fellow instructors, students, or department chairs based on evidence of exemplary teaching, creati…

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In June of 2018, the deaths by suicide of two high-profile celebrities garnered substantial attention. Within days of each other, fashion designer Kate Spade and television host and author Anthony Bourdain took their own lives.

Cassia Regional’s Michele Pond-Bell receives special recognition. After countless miles, three cars, 4 new windshields, but no traffic tickets, Michele Pond-Bell retired from Intermountain Cassia Regional Hospital earlier this month. Her distinguished 43-year nursing career led the Idaho Hos…

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Idaho is a big state with a diverse mix of habitats, elevations and climates, and the state contains a variety of upland game birds. Upland bird populations can vary tremendously on an annual basis, and their health and numbers typically depend on favorable weather conditions, which are ofte…

College issued Gold Cards are no longer needed for Senior Citizens to take advantage of benefits at the College of Southern Idaho. In an effort to simplify access to college benefits, a driver’s license or any other government issued proof-of-age document will now be accepted in place of the…

Scott Street, automotive tech instructor, stands with Jim Lynch of Lynch oil as he accepts the donation of the pickup for the student program. Lynch expressed his support of technical training for the trades. “We see so many changes in the workforce and we want the tech center to survive and…

The Rupert Elks Club Extreme Lecturing Knight, Chet Jackson, presented a check for $1000 to Cassia School District Assistant Superintendent, Sandra Miller on Sept. 22.

Starting on Monday, September 21st, eligible farmers and ranchers can begin submitting applications for the next round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) support administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program is the result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, an…

Most of the inaccurate, partisan narrative regarding allegedly new changes at the United States Postal Service (USPS) are part of long-term efforts from multiple administrations to improve its solvency.  The Postal Service is not being disassembled and no efforts are underway to hinder the e…

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Archery season is underway in southeast Idaho, and many other hunting opportunities will soon follow. Whether hunters are already hitting the hillsides, or are just getting started with their fall plans, one thing they all want to know is: what to expect this season.

Registration for Flex Start courses is now open at the College of Southern Idaho. Flex Start courses offer students the ability to complete general education courses face-to-face, hybrid, or online in a 12-week semester beginning September 21, or an eight-week semester beginning October 12. …