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Creator and co-conspirator of Good News in the Magic Valley.  President, Kimberly Nurseries, Inc. INLA Certified Nursery Professional. ISA Certified Arborist. Founding Member Twin Falls Tree Commission. Twin Falls Chamber of Commerce Businessman of the Year, 2000. Oregon State University Class of 1986. Dedicated Husband, Dad, Sports Fan and addicted Team Roper. Seeker of Good News wherever it can be found!

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Good News: Local Home Construction Is On The Rebound

Local building construction in the Magic Valley is on the rebound. According to the city of Twin Falls forty-five single family home building permits have already been issued through April. That compares to ninety-three for all of 2011. Lower material prices, lower interest rates, and cheaper land costs have helped spur growth.

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Good News: Jerome Welcoms Old Hickory Buildings

Jerome welcomes Old Hickory Buildings to town! Old Hickory Buildings constructs a variety of outbuildings for storage, garages, and even playhouses. Special buildings can be made to order and delivery is free within 30 miles. Old Hickory Buildings will employ 10 to 35 people and are taking over the former Con Paulos location on South Lincoln.

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Center for Physical Rehabilitation
Center for Physical Rehabilitation
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Good News: CPR Physical Therapy Celebrates 25 Years In The Magic Valley

CPR Physical Therapy is celebrating 25 years as an independent and locally owned physical therapy business in the Magic Valley. I can personally attest to the great work of CPR Physical Therapy as they got me back in the saddle after two back surgeries.

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Good News: Snake River Plain Aquifer Recharged

The Snake River Plain Aquifer, which part of the lifeblood of the Magic Valley, has been given a recharge thanks to the Idaho Water Resource Board, irrigation groups, and groundwater users. Last year we pumped a record 156,000 acre feet of water back into the Aquifer.

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"Star Bird" from Rock Creek Metal Craft
"Star Bird" from Rock Creek Metal Craft
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Good News: Rock Creek Metal Craft Offers Unique, Hand-Crafted Gifts

Rock Creek Metal Craft has been crafting unique gift items out of recycled parts since 1969. Started by Jack and Rae Nuckols, the business employs four welders and make a wide variety of novelty figurines. If you're looking for something unique for that special someone on your list, check out Hansen's own Rock Creek Metal Craft.

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Kimberly, Idaho
Kimberly, Idaho
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Good News: Kimberly, ID Awarded Infrastructure Improvement Grants

Kimberly, Idaho has been awarded several grants for infrastructure improvements. The city received almost $1.5 million dollars. The grants include funding for an RV dump station, a stoplight at the Red Cap corner, and funding to provide safer routes for kids on their way to and from school.

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Good News: Magic Valley Mall Turns 25

Congratulations to the Magic Valley Mall which celebrates its 25th Anniversary! Opening its doors in 1986, the 430,000 square foot mall boasted 41 stores including Shopko, JC Penney, Jensen Jewelers, and Orange Julius. I remember working on the landscaping for the project and thinking what a big deal this was for our region. It still is! Happy Anniversary to the Magic Valley Mall!

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Good News: St. Luke’s Adds A New Helicopter

St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center recently added a brand new, state of the art helicopter to its air ambulance fleet. The new Bell 429 helicopter cost $6 Million dollars, and St. Luke's is only the second hospital in the country to utilize this type of helicopter.

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Twin Falls Public Library
Twin Falls Public Library
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Good News: Improvements To The Twin Falls Public Library

The Twin Falls Public Library recently showcased it's all new improvements which include new carpeting, a new HVAC system, computer furniture, new collections and displays! And now the library has fifteen laptops available for checkout in the library and WiFi access throughout.

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Good News: Idaho Dairy Production Is Up

We all know how important Dairy is to our local economy. The good news: according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, dairy production in the western states was up an average of 4.7% through July. Idaho marked a 5.7% increase in dairy production. According to the same study, overall dairy production saw a rise of 0.8% in the United States, while many areas actually recorded a decline.

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