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Today the National Potato Council welcomed the signing of the Phase One Agreement reached between the United States and China by President Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He at the White House. The agreement is expected to reduce tariffs and boost Chinese purchases of American farm, energ…

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On Tuesday, Senator Grant Burgoyne/(D-Boise) introduced Drug Decriminalization legislation as a personal bill in the Senate. The bill would 1) decriminalize the unlawful use of controlled substances in private places and 2) repeal the current prohibition on civil commitments for drug abuse. 

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IDACORP shareowners recently donated $25,000 to The Salvation Army, adding to Idaho Power customer contributions of approximately $169,500 for the 2018–19 Project Share season. This money helps provide energy-bill assistance to our neighbors in need.

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In a bipartisan vote of 89-10, the U.S. Senate last week approved the implementing legislation for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).  The new trilateral agreement updates the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by bringing the deal into the 21st Century and providing U.S…

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Nearly two-thirds of Idaho is federally owned, which severely limits the tax base for roads, law enforcement and schools because federal lands contribute no property taxes.  The Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program provides critical funding streams for rural Idahoans.  The two-year extension o…

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Grants of up to $60,000 are available to eligible organizations statewide through the Idaho Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Curb Ramp Program. Local jurisdictions — cities, counties, highway districts and tribal governments — are eligible to submit an application. The application perio…

The Cassia School Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution calling for a renewal of the district’s supplemental levy with the election to be held on March 10, 2020. Trustees formally voted December 19th at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting. The vote took place after severa…

 In an almost complete reversal of the usual pattern, gas prices in Idaho dropped from Memorial Day until the first part of October last year, followed by a surprising spike in the fall that lasted until Thanksgiving.

With snow in the forecast for many parts of Idaho, AAA says it’s time for everyone to brush up on their winter driving skills.  According to new analysis by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, severe weather conditions are a contributing factor in nearly half a million crashes and over 2,…

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 3 Pesticide Credits will be offered to those attending the 6th Annual Soil Health Workshop in Burley on Thursday, February 6th.   The workshop, sponsored by the Soil & Water Conservation Districts in the Mini-Cassia area, will present a variety of options for farmers who are looking to …

            Minidoka County School District will be holding Child Find on Friday, February 7, 2020 at the Minidoka Preschool Center located at 310 10th Street in the District Service Center, Rupert, ID.

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             Marlon Winger, enthusiastic Regional Soil Health Specialist, is returning to Burley for the  6th Annual Soil Health Workshop hosted by the Soil Districts in the Mini-Cassia Area.  Minidoka, West Cassia, and East Cassia Soil & Water Conservation Districts host the workshop as…

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Registration is now open for the Herrett Center for Arts and Science 2020 STEAM Camp-In, which will be held on Friday, March 6. During this event, one hundred third, fourth, and fifth graders will experience a night of fun and learning STEAM—that’s science, technology, engineering, art, and …

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MINI-CASSIA, Idaho – Mini-Cassia’s first baby of 2020 and the decade arrived at Cassia Regional Hospital in Burley at 10:35 a.m.

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The 6th Annual Soil Health Workshop sponsored by the Soil & Water Conservation Districts in the Mini-Cassia area will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020 in Burley.  The WORKSHOP, luncheon, and pesticide credits are free of charge.  The workshop will focus on soil health training and i…

Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced a former Idaho County man was sentenced Monday, December 9, for sexual abuse of a minor.

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The College of Southern Idaho Visual Arts Department wants all artists to take their craft to the next level with an arts class this spring 2020 semester! Classes include digital and darkroom photography, drawing, printmaking, book arts, painting, ceramics, sculpture, design, art history, ap…

With a Hunting Passport in his pocket, a .410 shotgun in the crook of his arm (last year’s Christmas gift), and mom and dad by his side, 8-year-old Wyatt Creson stalked through the woods this fall and scoured tree branches in search of one of Idaho’s more diminutive game animals: the America…

NU Image Medical starts home delivery for customers all across the country. The medical assistance facility has redefined patient–doctor discretion by offering home delivery services for customers who are in need of supplements or consultation services for problems that are considered taboo …

Many of the rocks across southern Idaho tell a story of a landscape sculpted by volcanic activity. Volcanoes intrigue us with their incredible power and potential to cause mass destruction. Beginning December 26, the Faulkner Planetarium opens the giant screen film Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation.

The presidents of Idaho’s four-year higher education institutions today announced they will not seek tuition increases for resident undergraduate students in 2020.  This marks a significant step on behalf of the University of Idaho, Lewis-Clark State College, Boise State University and Idaho…

Law enforcement deputies were sent to Cassia High School on Tuesday based on a threat that a student had brought a weapon to school. The threat was made online and in an overabundance of caution Cassia Deputies were dispatched. The school district put out the following press release:

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”…