In a widely expected decision, Idaho’s Supreme Court ruled today that Medicaid Expansion in the Gem State is indeed constitutional, dismissing a case brought by the Idaho Freedom Foundation (“IFF”). The IFF argued Proposition Two violated the separation of powers between federal and state go…

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An informative session about weather spotting which includes the proper training needed to become an official NWS spotter. Training includes definitions and climatology of severe weather, cloud and storm recognition, storm hazards and safety tips, weather reporting procedures, and a review o…

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A lawsuit challenging Medicaid Expansion in Idaho is under advisement with Idaho’s Supreme Court today following oral arguments in Regan v. Denney. The law is being challenged by the Idaho Freedom Foundation (“IFF”) and its Board Chairman Brent Regan. The IFF has been working against expandi…

The American Legions Post 77 would like to thank the men and women who have served our country with courage, honor, and commitment.  The Paul Post would like to invite military veterans to coffee and conversation at no charge.

The Dog and Cat Rescue Act will get a full hearing in front of the House Judiciary, Rules, and Administration Committee following a vote today to move it forward. Sponsored by Rep. Elaine Smith (D-Pocatello), the bill would protect first-responders from civil liability and criminal prosecuti…

North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, Antarctica. Humans live, work, and play on the 7 continents. Humans sail the seas. Humans fly the skies. And humans read online newspapers.

Keeping ARMOR on your soil is a great protection from erosion.  How do you "Armor" the soil?  You keep it covered year round.  Many farmers are concerned that if they leave residue on their fields, or plant cover crops, their fields will look trashy and unkempt.  "It's just not that clean, s…

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The start of a new year signals many people to make resolutions and reorganize their lives along more productive lines.  If you are a veteran, now may be a good time to think about registering with your county’s Veteran Service Officer if you have not already done so. 

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Idaho dairy farmers are pioneering a new program to educate and train employees on workplace safety and awareness on the job. Ryan DeWit joined the Idaho Dairymen's Association in 2017 to develop and implement an on-farm training program dairy farm owners can apply with their employees. The …

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The bill for Idaho’s failure to seriously address our prison problem is about to come due, and it’s a big one: $500 million. That’s the cost of a proposed state prison expansion. What’s worse is that Idaho will have to issue bonds for the project which means we’re on the hook for principal A…

More than 103,000 Idahoans Enroll in Health Insurance for the 2019 Plan Year. Boise, Idaho- More than 103,154 Idahoans enrolled in health insurance coverage for the 2019 plan year during open enrollment held from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15, 2018, through Your Health Idaho, the state’s health ins…

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Just after ten Wednesday morning Crews from Burley Fire, Heyburn Fire and the Minidoka Fire District responded to a fire at the Burley wastewater treatment plant. The fire was quickly brought under control and damage estimates are not yet available. The cause of the fire is undetermined at t…

The Faulkner Planetarium announces a new show, Mars: One Thousand One, opening Wednesday, December 26.

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Cassia School District is pleased to announce that Raft River’s school counselor has been named the 2019 School Counselor of the Year.

Critical, bipartisan legislation led by U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-ID) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) to protect Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed salmon and steelhead from extinction has passed the Senate without objection. The entire Northwest Senate delegation, including U.S. Senators Jeff M…

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About sixty people lined up for free dental care at the third annual “Free Dental Day” sponsored by Drs Ty and Chad Bodily of Season’s Dental. The event is scheduled to coincide with the #LightTheWorld event put on by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

BURLEY – Two weeks after the Burley City Council voted to impose a 46 percent increase in garbage fees on its citizens it heard from Lyle Santos, owner of Total Waste Management, the company that the City of Heyburn has contracted with to collect its garbage. Heyburn residents pay just $5.93…

 If you wonder why your paycheck doesn’t go as far as it once did you might be surprised to know that the City of Burley just voted to raise your garbage collection fees by 46 Percent. This on the heels of increases the previous year in electrical, sewer and water fees.

IDAHO - Thank you, firefighters, for all you do to protect Idahoans.  Work continues in Congress to ensure the resources are in place to support firefighting and help improve the health of our natural resources to reduce fire risk.

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 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirms crews are cleaning up a burn site in Burley that is contaminated with asbestos. Two buildings were destroyed in a fire at 1222 and 1226 Overland Avenue in January. For several months the cleanup process was left to the landowner, but on Aug…

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Reclaim Idaho visited Burley on Thursday, August 23rd, as part of 20 days of action to spread awareness about Idaho's health care coverage gap.  Voters will have the opportunity this November to decide whether to extend Medicaid coverage to 62,000 Idahoans who desperately need it. 

 A multitude of mobility options can supplement driving as needed and keep seniors on the go, yet nearly 83 percent say they haven’t planned for their driving future with the help of a family member or physician, according to a new study by AAA.

Part of furthering progress in combatting opioid abuse is ensuring resources are in place for every piece of the response to this pervasive problem.  Medical examiners, coroners and toxicologists have an important role in addressing the opioid crisis, and they have had increased manpower and…

Recently, Neal Larson of Burley, was recognized for 38 years as an instructor in the Electrical Apprenticeship program of the College of Southern Idaho.  Neal spent his career guiding young men and women through the training program that is designed to prepare them for demanding careers and …

The Minidoka and Cassia County Domestic Violence shelter, Crossroads Harbor, will be at the fair by the entrance of the rodeo! Everyone attending the rodeo should wear purple (the color of domestic violence) to raise awareness and to show solidarity!  We will be selling bandannas and bracele…

Idaho is working on tangible changes to better protect and care for survivors of sexual violence from the moment their attack is reported, all the way through the legal process. The next phase of this fight against sexual assault in Idaho is to provide respectful and humane care to survivors…

 Candidate for Idaho superintendent of public instruction Cindy Wilson will be in the Twin Falls area Friday through Sunday speaking to Idahoans about her vision for the state’s education system and her experience working in Idaho schools over the past 33 years.

We are pleased to introduce our new Distinguished Young Woman of Mini-Cassia, Kassidy Andersen. Kassidy is the daughter of Travis and Elise Andersen and attends Minico High School. She was awarded scholarships for talent, scholastic, fitness, and interview. Without the support of our incredi…

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Congratulations to Chamber Member Greystone Crossing Boarding House on the opening of their NEW Location, located at 1221 21st Street in Heyburn. Greystone Crossing is a twelve bedroom, furnished boarding house renting rooms month to month give them a Call at 208.650.4979. for rates and avai…

 The College of Southern Idaho Challenge Course will be hosting a grand opening for a new adventure course from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018. Participants will be able to work independently through 20 different elements, 50 feet off the ground while testing mental and physical abilities.…

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Cassia School District Federal Programs would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their generous support of our 4th Annual College and Career Day: Don’t just Dream It, Do It! In addition to providing the students of Cassia School District with college and career opport…

The Minidoka County School District Board of Trustees recently recognized the following District employees of the year: Lori Lugo as Classified Employee of the year, Jeff Collier as Certified Teacher of the Year, and Suzette Miller as Administrator of the Year. All three were announced at th…