Twin Falls: 116 years of delivering local news

In one form or another, the Times-News has continuously provided news coverage of the Magic Valley for 116 years. On Wednesday, the newspaper — which started as two fierce competitors in 1904 and 1905 — starts its 117th year of publication.

The first order of business for the young newspaper was to promote the Twin Falls Irrigation Tract, which, at the time, had not come to fruition. The Snake River was dammed at Milner and released in early March 1905, filling the main canal with lifegiving water.