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News from Magic Valley, Idaho

News from Magic Valley, Idaho
News from Magic Valley, Idaho

Jerome County Historical Society hosts potluck picnic

The Jerome County Historical Society is hosting its annual potluck picnic for its July 11 meeting at 6 p.m. at the Depot Museum, 212 East First Ave. Participants are asked to bring a potluck dish to share, their own plates and utensils, and a chair. Everyone is welcome.







Jerome County Historical Museum

Artifacts from the Minidoka relocation camp have been on display at the Jerome County Historical Museum in Jerome since June 13, 2017.


DREW NASH, TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO


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  • Events are taking place throughout the Magic Valley to engage with and learn about local history. The Gooding County Historical Museum is presenting a speaker night on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Eriks Garsvo will be presenting a talk on Gooding County’s railroad history at the Gooding County Historical Society Museum’s speaker night beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at 285 Euskadi Lane. The Twin Falls Historical Museum is hosting a celebration of the 110-year history of the Union School, where the museum is located, on July 20 from noon to 4 p.m. on Highway 30 in Filer. The Friends of the Jerome Public Library is holding a book sale on July 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., July 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All books are $1 or less. All proceeds will benefit Jerome Library projects.
  • The Magic Valley Art Council is hosting an open house for its new gallery exhibition, “Magic Moments: Local Pride,” celebrating the artwork of MVAC members on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. on the first and second floors of 195 River Vista Place. The gallery will feature over 100 works by 39 artists and writers. The 14th annual Art & Soul of the Magic Valley Awards Ceremony will be held outside on the Plaza after the open house at 7 p.m. Winners will be awarded over $40,000 in prize money based on a public vote.
  • Cassia Regional Hospital in Burley, which was nominated for the award as the most beautiful hospital in the country, has passed the final voting phase and needs more votes to make it into the final top 20. Voters can

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  • The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is accepting written comments through July 18 to determine whether two water utilities operate as public utilities and whether the companies should take steps to comply with Idaho law. Valiant Idaho and TIC Utilities own and operate a water supply and distribution system that serves residents of a residential community and golf club in Bonner County.






A closer look at the Twin Falls County Museum

Curry is home to the Twin Falls County Historical Museum.


DREW NASH, TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO


Searching for jewels at the Twin Falls County Museum.



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