southern idaho

What’s brewing in the Magic Valley: Spotlight on local beer makers

TWIN FALLS — Pints up, Idaho. For those who want to brew beer, Idaho is the place to be. As the country’s lead producer of both barley and hops — two of the base ingredients in craft beer — the state offers prime territory for beer makers.

43rd county of the 43rd state turns 100 this week

JEROME — By the time Jerome County was declared a county in 1919, it already had a century of history under its belt. The first recorded travelers passed through the area in 1811, followed by trappers, explorers, emigrants, cattlemen and miners, before any real settlers in the high desert north of the Snake River.

St. Luke’s Magic Valley gives $284K in grants to 36 nonprofits including the Mustard Seed and Sleep in Heavenly Peace

TWIN FALLS — Across the Magic Valley, 36 organizations are getting a financial boost to help expand their programs and services.

Refugee resettlement in Twin Falls – and across Idaho – has slowed to a ‘trickle’

TWIN FALLS — As seven refugees watched on, teacher Anat Askari wrote a phrase on a whiteboard: “siblings = brothers and sisters.”

City Club forum focuses on the local impact of immigration

TWIN FALLS — Dairy makes up one-third of Idaho’s total agricultural receipts, and 90 percent of those working on dairy farms are foreign-born.

Float down the river or sail through the air — AWOL ramps up for summer fun in the canyon

TWIN FALLS — Paul Melni jumped at the chance to manage more recreational activities in the Snake River Canyon. But when Zip the Snake had its annual inspection March 21, things didn’t go as well as he’d hoped.