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Eclipse 6 one night only, Tuesday December 17th, at The Historic Wilson Theatre! This group met at Utah State University in 2000 and has been singing together ever since. They’ve produced eight albums and performed for groups big and small around the world! Eclipse 6 first received internati…

Declo High School Track and Field is looking for assistant coaches.  Do you have experience in Long/Triple Jump or Shot/Discus OR know someone who does?  The Hornets would love your help!  Season runs Feb 24 – May 16.  Practices M-F 3:30-5:00.  Track meets typically on Thursdays.  Apply onli…

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Somewhere in a community across our country, a fellow American is thinking through the steps of turning their idea into a small business.  They could be a young entrepreneur with dreams of changing the world with their innovation.  They could be a middle-aged parent, who has always worked fo…

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Jack and Mary Zarybnisky would like to thank the Mini-Cassia area for their support the last 38 years helping with the freewill giving Thanksgiving Dinner.

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Pullman, Washington based Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) creates products used to protect power grids throughout the country and the world.  Serving customers worldwide can be challenging and skilled employees make it possible.  “Employers like SEL are looking for skilled tradespe…

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General Lawrence Wasden has announced a resolution of his legal action against US Registration, Inc. and former operator Travis Hopkins. Hopkins operated US Registration, which sold transportation compliance services through unlawful telephone solicitations. As a result of a recent settlemen…

Nonresident hunters can buy 2020 hunting licenses and deer and elk tags starting December 1, except Sawtooth Zone elk tags, which go on sale May 11.

Burley Junior High students competed in a 3D printing competition in Twin Falls on Saturday, Nov 16.  BJHS had two teams that represented them very well.  The theme was to invent or improve an idea for visually impaired or blind individuals. The Soap on the Rope team won Student the Choice a…

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First American Title Company’s Burley office recently held their annual Socktober event. We are excited to announce this year outdid last year with the collection of 1834 pairs of socks to be distributed to our local schools for children of all ages to keep their toes warm and dry this winte…

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Today, U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, advocated for Secure Rural Schools (SRS) and Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT), two programs that are of great importance to Idaho’s rural communities. In recent years, SRS and PILT f…

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If you have a 5th or 6th grader who loves to ski or snowboard or one who’d like to learn, you’ll want to take advantage of the free skiing program offered by the Idaho Ski Areas Association, a.k.a. Ski Idaho.

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The Cassia County Historical Museum would like to thank Mackenley and his dad Mark for completing our wooden walkway between the General Store and the One-Room School. Mackenley Moosman is the son of Mark and Shanilla Moosman. They are a part of the View Ward, Troop 11. This job was complete…

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The College of Southern Idaho will be hosting an Open House to help introduce interested students to Weekend College Plus. The Open House will be held from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 9, 2019, in Meyerhoeffer 210. Program representatives will be available to provide information and ans…

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Mini-Cassia Community Chest, Kid’s Chest board members with Bob Harris, Century Cinemas owner. Bob is again this year hosting a free Holiday movie on Saturday, November 30th at 9:00am and 11:00am at Century Stadium 5. There are two movies to choose from: “Abominable” (PG) or “Hobbs and Shaw”…

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The College of Southern Idaho has been granted $1,114,424 by the Workforce Development Council under the Office of the Governor to support CSI’s Non-Traditional Educator Preparation Program (CSI-NTEPP), an accelerated pathway for emergency hires and career-changers wanting to become a certif…

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Teams from Burley won the Students Choice Award last weekend at the Southern Idaho Exhibition of Ideas, a 3D design and fabrication competition held by the Idaho STEM Action Center at College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls.

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When I was running for office in 2018, I frequently talked about improving education at all levels in Idaho. People all over Benewah and Latah counties consistently told me that they wanted to improve K-12 education and asked that the state pay a larger and fair share for education, especial…

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When the legislature orders counties to carry out state functions but fails to provide the money to do so, local property tax payers pay the price. As a result, residential property taxes are sky high in many counties and citizens are demanding relief.

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Veterans and their partners enjoyed a free chili lunch at the Grace Church in Rupert on Veteran’s Day. The event was sponsored by Travis Turner and his parishioners at Grace Church and the Mini-Cassia Veterans’ Service Office. Approximately 125 veterans and their partners attended the event …

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Bill Shockey has been an active volunteer driver for the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery Program in the Mini-Cassia for the past 20 years. Mr. Shockey recently retired from the program and received a Certificate of Appreciation from the American Cancer Society for going the extra …

Seniors who grow uneasy with certain aspects of driving may reduce or even eliminate them from their routine in a process of self-regulation. But mature drivers who are armed with the right information can make small adjustments to resolve discomfort and potentially maintain their mobility a…

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Company’s coming, and families should stock up on gravy and pumpkin pie. According to AAA’s latest projections, about 55.3 million travelers are expected to roam far from home to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. That’s the most since 2005, and nearly a million and a half more than last year…

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Cassia Superintendent, Dr. James Shank, continues to explain the district focus of Professional Learning Communities (PLC) in a series of face to face, online and written formats. Changes center on four essential questions, but the foundation rests on the premise that it’s not only about tea…

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Congratulations to Sophie Egizi on setting a new catch-and-release record Gerrard rainbow trout! The 8-year-old angler wrangled up the 36.5-inch monster while trolling flies on on Idaho’s famous Lake Pend Oreille in early October.

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What kind of event is Christmas at the Wilson? It is an interactive event and it’s for everyone! Your ticket includes a horse and wagon ride around the Rupert Square, ice skating, free movies, make and take Christmas crafts for the kids, we even have a “Home Alone” obstacle course! Visit wit…

TWIN FALLS—The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) will host an open house to provide information to the public about cyanobacteria, cyanotoxins, water quality monitoring, and public outreach.

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Congratulations to Sophie Egizi on setting a new catch-and-release record Gerrard rainbow trout! The 8-year-old angler wrangled up the 36.5-inch monster while trolling flies on on Idaho’s famous Lake Pend Oreille in early October.

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McCALL, Idaho (Oct. 25, 2019) -- In the midst of peak car-buying season as U.S. automakers introduce new models for the coming year and sales leap upwards of 15 percent, Ski Idaho has announced its license plate program is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

The Burley Public Library invites you to Rural Idaho in Change, a one-day summit to discuss topics critical to our rural communities.  This free event, in partnership with the Idaho Humanities Council, will be held on Thursday, November 7th from 9am to 4pm at Morey’s Event Center in Burley. …

The Idaho State Board of Education is taking applications for Opportunity Scholarships, which can be used at all eight of Idaho’s public colleges and universities, at Brigham Young University-Idaho, Northwest Nazarene University and the College of Idaho.

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Every year from October 15th to December 7th begins a time referred to as Medicare open enrollment. For anyone over the age of 65, or those of you who may be approaching the age of 65, Medicare and all of the options surrounding Medicare can seem extremely confusing.

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Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced Idaho’s portion of a $700 million multistate settlement with the pharmaceutical distributor Reckitt Benckiser Group (“Reckitt”). The settlement addresses allegations that the company, either directly or through a subsidiary, improperly marketed …

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Ranchers are well positioned and have the understanding of the land necessary to provide quick and effective initial responses to wildfire outbreaks.  Rangeland Fire Protection Associations (RFPAs) are largely comprised of farmers and ranchers who use their skill, knowledge of the land and e…