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Times-News (Newspaper) - March 11, 2009, Twin Falls, Idaho If sheep farmers an eye on cheese Business 4 FOR PETES SAKE BSU football looks for leadership in spring SPORTS 1 See Food 1 WEDNESDAY March 75 CENTS Twin Falls Western Days cancelled Annual event lacks sponsors and Ben Botkin writers Twin Falls annual Western Days Parade will not happen this city officials have con Dennis parks and recreation director for the city of Twin said Tuesday evening that Lisa Cuellar chairwoman of the events board of directors told him that board wont go through with it this Board members of the pri event were having problems securing enough from their usual sponsors to run the he The a flagship event for Twin celebrated its 27th year last But its board was also embroiled in controversy in the past two as a gay and les bian community group was first turned down when it applied for a then allowed to be in the parade one year later under a number of Board members could not be reached Tuesday evening for more details about their deci Official news of the closure hadnt seemed to reach some city officials besides Bowyer on Assistant City Manager Travis Rothweiler said he had seen a piece about it on See Main 2 A greater demand Curtailment order wont apply to local dairymen ASHLEY Terry of Twin uses food but does not plan on staying on them for the rest of his life only until he finds fulltime With the economy in more people are turning to government food stamps and area charities for Food stamp use up percent 20000 r By Ben Botkin writer 15000 Terry Hull wants to For hes made a living in jobs like a gatekeeper in a live stock yard and warehouse At the end of he got laid off when the need for workers at a Twin Falls warehouse dried Now Hull is trying to scratch out a living by finding temporary work through agencies even if its only one day at a Until he sees better Hull is getting by with a month of food I really try not to be on welfare unless Im down and said of Twin 10000 5000 Food Stamps Participants by Residents County Jan 2009 Sep 2008 Jan 2008 5 If VVi 4 Source Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Hull is among thou sands in the area who depend on government aid to With a tanking econo the number of peo ple using food stamps has grown by per cent in the region in the past In peo ple in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley were on food up from a year according to the Idaho Department of Health and That increase mirrors a 32 percent increase in statewide food stamp In Idahoans received food up from a year Officials first noticed an increase in October said Tom Shan spokesman for the Idaho Department of Health and We have seen an increase every month which is for food stamp enroll ments usually level off or decline during spring and summer months See Main 2 By Nate Poppino writer Come Idaho water officials may have to shut off hundreds of Magic Valley But Dennis Boers wont be one of Stouders groundwater will keep flow as well as Jack and Luis All are and all are on a list of water rights covered under a 2007 mitiga tion plan by the Idaho Such plans detail how junior water users who have infringed on senior users rights replace the missing Water users in the Magic Valley and North Snake ground water districts are under pressure to sub mit such a plan to the Idaho Department of Water Without a new the groundwater districts will have to turn off more than 860 wells on Monday to provide missing water to Clear Springs But through their own the dairymen are making up for their effects on the said Director Dave Tuthill meaning theyll still be allowed to even if users wont The dairy plan and one from the districts allowed both parties to avoid well shutoffs See Main On the Web To read the agree ment and see a list of participating visit and click on 2009 Potential Court sides with prosecutors on disqualifications By Andrea Jackson writer The Idaho Supreme Court will leave a criminal rule unchanged despite claims from an area judge that it has been abused against Criminal Rule 25 lets lawyers disqualify one judge per without giving a Since Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs and Elaine County Prosecutor Jim Thomas have disqualified Blaine County Judge Robert Elgee from presiding over their criminal The 5th District Court did not provide the specific number of disqualifications involving indi vidual district But a noticeable increase of disqualifications was recorded in November and Elgee gave the Supreme Court recom which the high court announced Tuesday it wont Elgee has said Loebs and Thomas are See Main 2 Driver in three one near Hailey Prominent environmentalist killed in crash writer HAILEY In an apparent spree of unsafe an unidentified man was involved in three crashes in Blaine County on one of which resulted in the death of another The driver killed was identified by Blaine County Coroner Russ Mikel as Bertilia Lyn of who died as a result of severe formerly a resident of Twin Falls moved to Blaine County years ago and became one of Idahos most prominent activists on feeding oper She was a chairman for the Confined Animal Feeding Operation Accountability and was also an influential mem ber of local Sierra Club The who has not been identified by Blaine county crashed into a tree south of Bellevue between 10 and See Main 2 ARIEL Wood River Fire Rescue personnel gather around a red Subaru that was driven off the road by a truck towing a resulting in the death of prominent activist Bertilia Lyn Redfern of 4 2 4 6 9 5 5 2 REGIONAL PAYROLLS SEE SMALL DECLINE Report shows 1 percent decrease Business 1
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