Twin Falls Times News (Newspaper) - May 2, 2015, Twin Falls, Idaho a $1.00 Christian rapper releases new cd plans summer tour a is senators will interview men women for Federal role Boise a following reports that Idaho a . Senators had narrowed a search for a Federal judicial appoint ment Down to four men the senators insist that they Are interviewing both men and women. A we both have Legal backgrounds and Are vetting the candidates appropriately to make the Best recommendation for Idaho a sen. Mike Crapo said in a statement tile spokesman review newspaper in Spokane Washington reported in a Story on Friday. On tuesday the newspaper reported that Crapo and fellow Republican sen. Jim Risch were Only interviewing four men despite applications from at least five prominent female attorneys including the states . Attorney and a . Magistrate. A i think its silly to think that simply because they Are members of the profession from which a judge will be chosen they have some Keener insight than the collective membership of the bar a said former . Attorney for Idaho Betty Richardson. A the fact that they have been less than transparent and seemingly very insular is a real disappoint in 1995, then Sens. Larry Craig and Dirk Kem Thome both republicans created a bipartisan commission that included five democrats and four republicans to consider 38 candidates. The commission selected then state 6th District judge b. Lynn Winmill who was nominated by president Bill Clinton and confirmed by the . Senate in late 1995. University of Richmond la w professor Carl Tobias tracks Federal judicial nominations and said he is disappointed in the senators Lack of transparency. A i think it is helpful that the senators Are lawyers but the people who know Best about who would be the finest Federal judge Are the Federal court practitioners a he said. Peg Dougherty a Boise attorney and co chair of the judicial recruit ment committee for Idaho women lawyers noted that Crapo and Risch Aren t practising attorneys. A i also am concerned about their distance to Idaho a Dougherty said. A they live and work inside the Beltway. So in a concerned about their understanding of the people who Are actively participating in the Idaho bar and their ability to select the Best candidate from Idaho prac officials Praise aquifer recharge for Quot a piece of volcanic Bedrock North of Eden reveals its porosity which absorbs and holds water in the Eastern Snake Plain aquifer. Mychel Matthews Matthews magic Valley. Com Eden a thirty one Miles downstream from Milner dam on the Milner Gooding irrigation canal lies a Barren landscape that quickly sucks up any water that settles there. About 15 years ago water officials surveyed the spot and decided it would be a Good location to set up an aquifer recharge site. Over the past Winter using funding provided by the state legislature american Falls Reservoir District no. 2 sent 38,000 acre feet of water into the Eastern Snake Plain aquifer Espa at a Milepost 31�?� on tile Milner Gooding canal. Some 20 Miles South of there twin Falls canal co. Sent 13,000 acre feet into the aquifer at Mur Taugh Lake. The two recharge Sites in the magic Valley plus another above american Falls Reservoir kicked off the Idaho water resource boards water sustainability initiative for the Espa which extends from Ashton to Hagerman. A a Titis Winter should be viewed As the first time we took recharge efforts from a Pilot scale to a full scale operation a Brian Patton chief of the planning Bureau for the Idaho water resource Board said in a news release. A tire Success of this year will build in the years to come As Long As we expand the Effort to stabilize the since the Early 1950s, water Levels in the aquifer have declined at the rate of 200,000 acre feet per year impacting groundwater pumpers and reducing Spring flows. An acre foot is the amount of water it takes to flood one acre of land a roughly the size of a football Field a to the depth of one foot. Earlier recharge efforts were passive or incidental by allowing water in canals to seep into the ground. Idaho rep. Steve Miller a Fairfield has Long been a proponent of a More Active recharge system. A the state is stepping up to put in infrastructure for aquifer recharge a Miller said Friday. A a there a a Broad realization of How important it is to Stop the drop in that Idaho Falls mayor Rebecca a the Success of this year will build in the years to come As Long As we expand the Effort to stabilize the Brian Patton Chat of of flu p resource Board Casper among Many is Happy with the states initial efforts. A to me we no longer have a Model of incidental recharge letting it happen As it did Over the last Century a Casper said. A we need managed recharge. It s the cheapest easiest Way to recent water Calls have threat ened hundreds of groundwater users including cities commercial and Industrial businesses and irrigator. Lynn Harmon manager of the american Falls Reservoir District no. 2 and the big Wood canal co., pm thursday said water in the aquifer is Over appropriated and such recharge efforts Are crucial to stabilize the aquifer. Please see recharge. Jl2 Lynn Harmon manager of the Milner Gooding canal system talks about recharge efforts thursday at the a Milepost 31 a recharge site North of Eden. Drew Nash photos times news a first grader donates $1,100 to Herrett Center Tetona Dunlap to Dunlap magic Valley. Com twin Falls a it does t matter if it has fur feathers Scales or Gills. Chloe Doherty 7, cares for All animals. Thursday Chloe presented a $1,100 Check to the Herrett Center for arts and science. She also donated a Tiger Salamander named she rescued from an irrigation pipe and named Bob. A mane of Gills hangs from bobs neck but that Isnit what makes him unique. At More than 12-inches Long Bob is longer than the average Tiger Salamander. The creatures Are generally just six to eight inches. A some animals need help a Chloe said shyly before presenting her Check. Because of Chloe s donations 24 Clover students were treated to a reptile presentation thursday. Nick Peterson started the reptile show 18 years ago. He is the grandson of Norman Herrett who founded the Herrett Center. A a that a pretty amazing she wanted to cd something that made a difference a Peterson said. Peterson spends about $20 a week for vegetables to feed his iguana and bearded dragons. He recently bought $500 of Frozen rats for his snakes which will last six or eight months. A the Bob wont be on display. He will be used in our programs a Peterson said. A fall the animals that stay Here Are working Bob will be part of the mingle in the Jungle program that takes place at 6 . Every first and third tuesday of the month. He will also travel to school presentations and Community events. Chloe came up with the idea to raise Money after visiting the Herrett Center. A we came Here and she thought it was neat a said Chloes Mother Erin Mur phey. A hopefully other kids realize they can make Money Drew Nash time news after donating $1,100 to the Herrett Center for the arts and science reptile program Clover Christian schools Chloe Doherty 7, helps technician Nick Peterson display different snakes thursday in twin Falls. For things they care about. Its always Good to encourage kids to do something Philan Chloe is a first Grade student at Clover Christian school. Her family moved to Idaho from los Angeles so she could attend school in a smaller setting. Murphey is originally from Castleford. A Clover is something from a bygone Era a Murphey said. A she Chloe was really struggling in the Large classrooms. She was barely at a first Grade level and now she sat a third Grade the move has also allowed Chloe to keep More animals. When the family lived in los Angeles they had chickens in their backyard which did no to make their neighbors very Happy. Now Chloe has two rabbits chickens horses and cows. She has also saved 40 salamanders including Bob a from irrigation pipes. Murphey who works As a Campaign fundraiser for sea Shepherd conservation society helped her daughter set up the go fun Dine Campaign to raise the Money. The Tofu name site got donations from 29 people Over the course of six months. Murphey a Friend the late Sam Simon co creator of the Simpsons donated $200 to Chloes cause Simon died in March from col rectal cancer. Bob was named after a Simpsons character known As a sideshow Chloe thought bobs Gills looked like sideshow bobs hair. A for her to raise the Money is a big Deal a said Debra Wilson executive director of the College of Southern Idaho foundation. A we thought she was in High school but she was a 7-year old. She s pretty if you do one thing fiddlers of Idaho concert will feature fiddle champions Jacie and Joe Sites at 7 . At the Csc Fine arts auditorium two Falls. Tickets $12, is 0 and $7. 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