politics

Lane closures at Washington Street North and Cheney Drive start Monday

TWIN FALLS — Contractors with the city of Twin Falls will close the outside northbound lane and one northbound turn-lane at the intersection of Washington Street North and Cheney Drive Monday through July 30. The lane closures will allow contractors to connect utilities to the northeast side of the intersection.

Register for YMCA Warrior Strong Kids Run by Saturday

TWIN FALLS — The Magic Valley YMCA will soon host the inaugural Warrior Strong Kids Run for youth ages four to 13. There will be a quarter-mile run for children ages 4 to 6, accompanied by a parent, and a mile run incorporating 15 to 20 obstacles for children ages 7 to 13 to conquer.

Businesses embrace LGBTQ festival, rights even in conservative Idaho

BOISE — At the first Boise Pride Festival in 1989, 20 years after the infamous Stonewall riots in New York City, participants wore masks or paper bags over their heads to shield their identities. They were afraid of being identified by co-workers, bosses, friends and acquaintances.

Oak Creek Rehabilitation Center receives deficiency-free survey

KIMBERLY — Oak Creek Rehabilitation Center of Kimberly, a skilled-nursing facility, received a deficiency-free survey rating from the Bureau of Facility Standards during the center’s annual survey conducted in early May.

City reviews plan to protect drinking water from contamination

TWIN FALLS — As the city is in the process of adding a new wellhead, staff would like to update Twin Falls’ Drinking Water Protection Plan.

Parties, Easter Egg Hunt and spring skiing in Sun Valley

SUN VALLEY — Because of a record-setting February, skiers and riders have two weeks left to enjoy Bald Mountain with the last day of the season at River Run on Sunday and at Warm Springs on April 21. The winter season is winding down, but spring is gearing up with parties, live music, family activities and the annual Easter Egg Hunt in the Sun Valley Village.