Also, the council made no decision yet on an appeal from a Twin Falls attorney who has appealed a decision by the Twin Falls Planning and Zoning Commission on granting a special use permit for a zip line in the Snake River Canyon.
(AP) – Occupy Boise protesters who have erected tents on state land across from the Capitol testified again for more than two hours, including sex offenders who said a bill in the Legislature to evict them could leave them without shelter. Monday
The Twin Falls City Council will hear an appeal from Twin Falls attorney John Lezamiz at the City Council meeting today regarding the special use permit granted to Magic Valley Flight Simulation for a zip line in the Snake River Canyon.
Paired with several inches of snow, warm temperatures and rain from last week officials in the Magic Valley say there was some minor flooding over the weekend. Cheney Drive West near Walmart was closed for a while on Saturday due to flooding.
(AP) The Idaho Department of Labor says the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December fell to 8.4 percent, the lowest level since September 2009. The state’s unemployment rate has dropped for five straight months, and fell from 8.5 percent in N
In late December the Twin Falls City Planning and Zoning Commission granted a special use permit to Magic Valley Flight Simulation to construct a zip-line in the Snake River. The vote to grant the permit was 7 to 1. That decision is now being appealed by a resident near the affected area.
The Times News is reporting today that the Idaho Water Resource Board is working on financing for a $34 million buyout of three Thousand Springs fish farms by a group of Idaho water districts. In an article in today’s edition
the paper says a bond sale to fund the deal is set to wrap up by Feb. 8.
(AP) – Legislation headed to the Idaho Senate aims to clarify when parental involvement will become a factor in teaching evaluations. At least half of an Idaho teacher’s job evaluation will be based on student achievement starting July 1, and what parents think will also count, as part of new education changes that were signed into law last year.
A Counterterrorism training firm has announced it plans to move its corporate headquarters to Twin Falls. LMS Defense, Inc. specializes in counterterrorism training to U.S. military, law enforcement and private security professionals, John Chapman, founder and CEO of LMS Defenss says the center will provide tactical training to Northwest civilian forces and provide a testing facility for military and civilian security force products.
Yesterday’s snow fall created a very busy day for emergency crews and left some folks without power. Twin Falls police report they responded to 17 vehicle accidents yesterday, Gooding county reports 14, Jerome County reported eleven accidents and Lincoln County had one.
Tuesday evening the Twin Falls City Council approved a temporary dog park for the city. The temporary facility will be located in a fenced in area at Frontier Park that is used in the summer by the softball program.
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