This big development is going up fast near Garden City’s riverfront. It’s just the start Full Story
Collected By Administrator One on 03-31-2022 at 08:41 AM

Fancy apartments. Rooftop hot tubs, fire pits and a theater. Restaurants and bars that link together the Boise River, the Greenbelt and these already-under-construction buildings. The developer heading this development said it could create a city center for Garden City, which doesn’t have one now.

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Packing a punch: New Albion pizza place opens Full Story
Collected By Ge0ph Young on 03-31-2022 at 08:40 AM

ALBION — During a visit to the quiet mountain town of Albion, former mixed martial arts fighter Nick McNabb decided it was the perfect place to open an authentic Italian pizza and pasta restaurant.

One Punch Pizza, 248 W. N St., is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Sunday with dine in or carry out.

“It is delicious. It’s the best I’ve had since we moved in June to Rupert from Utah,” said Wesley Dalton, who does marketing for the restaurant.

East-end McDonald’s closing for remodel, removal of 'Playplace' Full Story
Collected By Jeff Young on 03-31-2022 at 08:38 AM

ELKO — The McDonald’s at 1995 Idaho St. will be closing temporarily after March 31 for a complete remodel, according to Kassity Management Group Director of Operations Jess McIntosh.

The group is located in Carson City.

McIntosh said the building is one of McDonald’s oldest in the western United States.

“Playland will be going away,” McIntosh said. “The last two years our Playlands have been closed anyway due to Covid procedures.”

Improvements on US-93 to begin next week in Twin Falls Full Story
Collected By Ge0ph Young on 03-20-2022 at 07:45 AM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The Idaho Transportation Department will begin road work next week on two US-93 pavement rehabilitation projects in Twin Falls.

The resurfacing projects will begin on March 21. The road work will be on Pole Line Road from Grandview Drive to Blue Lakes Boulevard for road maintenance.

Final design for I-84 South Jerome interchange presented to the public Full Story
Collected By Ge0ph Young on 12-10-2021 at 09:00 AM

JEROME — The Idaho Department of Transportation presented final plans Thursday for the Interstate 84 South Jerome Interchange at an open house.

Members of the public gathered at Jerome Council Chambers to learn about the project and ask questions of project staff about the modified divided diamond-style interchange, which bears a resemblance to a roundabout.

Solider Mountain to open magic carpet Full Story
Collected By Ge0ph Young on 12-10-2021 at 08:59 AM

FAIRFIELD, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Soldier Mountain announced Wednesday it will open its magic carpet this weekend.

The magic carpet will be opened from Dec. 10 to Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The resort will only operate the magic carpet due to its snow-making capabilities.

Former Elko County accountant charged with theft, misconduct Full Story
Collected By Jeff Young on 12-2-2021 at 10:49 AM

ELKO – A former Elko County employee was arrested Wednesday on multiple counts of theft and misconduct after an investigation accused her of diverting more than $50,000 in payments to her personal bank account over the past three years.

Sara E. Steninger, 32, was booked into Elko County Jail on $170,000 bail.

Steninger, also known as Sara Benoit, was employed by the county in 2013 and was working as an accountant when the alleged thefts occurred.

The Attack on Facebook Redux Full Story
Collected By Jeff Young on 10-23-2021 at 07:49 AM

If you want to understand the sudden attack on, and panic over, Facebook and its effects on teen girls, look at the basics. In other words, follow the money. Traditional media is losing the advertising battle to Facebook.

The mainstream media, especially the large corporate entities, are losing billions (yes, billions) of advertising revenue to Facebook. And they don’t like it.

It’s the traditional media that is on the attack with a supposed whistleblower (who has the earmarks of an intelligence asset), though she is a supposed former "product manager." This whistleblower copied a slew of internal documents (who does this?) that showed Facebook choosing its own interests and the interests of its shareholders over some vague “public interest.” This is a joke, right?

Jackpot marijuana dispensary gets OK to begin sales Full Story
Collected By Jeff Young on 10-8-2021 at 07:57 AM

ELKO – A marijuana dispensary has been cleared to open in the Nevada-Idaho border town of Jackpot.

The business could open by Monday, Thrive Cannabis Marketplace representative Dave Brown told Elko County commissioners on Wednesday.

Commissioners unanimously approved a license for the business after Undersheriff Justin Ames reported Thrive had passed background checks.

The Great Fealty Test Full Story
Collected By Jeff Young on 09-29-2021 at 08:23 AM

Every so often there seems to be a test of the public’s will to check its obedience. As children in once meaningful classes in public school (when I was a kid), we were always taught how the Chinese, for example, could change collective policy overnight because the population did as it was told. That’s why it accepted the "one-child-per-family" rule almost overnight and by edict. This despite the fact that the Chinese people love children to an extreme.

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