Manager Dirk Bogaard walks between raceways Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the Hagerman Trout Farm in Hagerman, Idaho. Idaho Trout Company currently produces between 500,000 and 600,000 fish a year, a stark decrease from the 10 million fish a year that they used to produce. Issues with water rights and a decrease in the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer have caused many fish farms to reevaluate their practices.
Graduate Bailey Standley walks through the halls and high-fives students Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at I.B. Perrine Elementary School in Twin Falls. Canyon Ridge graduates toured elementary schools throughout the day to greet students and show them the importance of staying in school.
Sergeant Shawn Applewhite of the Twin Falls Police Department waits with other officers to present roses to families of fallen officers Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Magic Valley Law Enforcement Memorial Service at the Twin Falls City Park in Twin Falls, Idaho. The names of each of Idaho's 71 fallen officers were read in a solemn ceremony. Of those 71 officers, nine served in the Magic Valley.
Spectators watch the Lights and Lasers at Shoshone Falls event Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Twin Falls, Idaho. The show lasted 20 minutes and featured laser designs projected onto the waterfall that were choreographed to popular music. More than 1,400 people attended the event.
Ketch Southwick, of Jerome, tries to hang on to Jericho in the bareback riding competition Saturday, May 26, 2018, during the 5th District High School Rodeo State Qualifiers at Gooding Rodeo Arena in Gooding, Idaho. Southwick qualified for state in the bareback riding and saddle bronc categories.
Nils Leonard, 6, makes a move against his opponent Lincoln Whitney, 12, on Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Twin Falls Scholastic Chess Tournament at South Hills Middle School in Twin Falls, Idaho. The tournament was open to students from kindergarten to 12th grade. Leonard was the youngest competitor and one of only two kindergarten students in attendance.
Jason Brown, an environmental engineer with the City of Twin Falls, takes samples of the green water Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at Dierkes Lake in Twin Falls, Idaho. The city closed the lake and park on Friday after getting reports of discoloration. The almost emerald green color could be indicative of algae, though that couldn't be confirmed without test results. Some algae blooms are toxic to animals if ingested, and present dangers to children. 'The concern is about the public's health and safety,' City Spokesman Joshua Palmer says. 'We've asked people not to go there until the samples come back and we know it's safe.'
Twin Falls sophomore Madison Hodge reacts after scoring a run Saturday, May 12, 2018, during the Great Basin Conference Title Game against Canyon Ridge at Twin Falls High School in Twin Falls, Idaho. Twin Falls defeated Canyon Ridge 13-3, giving them their first GBC championship since 2014.
Final Inspector Rosalinda Recendez checks the scraps of meat for any remaining bones Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at Ida-Beef's Slaughter and Processing Plant near Burley, Idaho. In January of this year the plant opened, providing Idahoans with the first large commercial slaughter and packing facility for dairymen. Each year about a third of the 600,000 dairy cows in the state will be slaughtered and made into hamburger and lean cuts of beef. The opening of Ida-Beef allows local farmers to cut down and transport costs of shipping their cows out-of-state for slaughter.
Cyril Mahlke, of Twin Falls, prepares to compete in the boys 110 meter hurdles Friday, May 11, 2018, during the 4A District Track Championships at Twin Falls High School in Twin Falls, Idaho. Mahlke entered as the favorite from preliminaries, but only by one-hundredth of a second over Minico's Julian Vega and within four-tenths of a second of Canyon Ridge's Gage King. All three finished within a tenth of a second of one another, but Mahlke was able to take the victory in 15.29 seconds.
Volunteer Jerry Dickard takes a break from marking posts for horse shelters Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Rising Stars Therapeutic Riding Center's new location in Twin Falls, Idaho. For years Rising Stars has served some 90 clients, offering hippotherapy and therapeutic horseback riding at Stargazer Arena south of Twin Falls. Last summer the organization purchased 20 acres with a barn and a pasture to call their new home. They expect to open in June.
Twin Falls senior Caroline Casdorph hits a foul ball past her own head Saturday, May 12, 2018, during the Great Basin Conference Title Game against rival Canyon Ridge at Twin Falls High School in Twin Falls, Idaho. Twin Falls defeated Canyon Ridge 13-3, giving them their first GBC championship since 2014.