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Wednesday April 23, 2014

Judge weighing county’s motion
Never before has a public agency challenged a plaintiff’s ability to sue for open meeting violations, but District 6 Magistrate Judge Scott E. Axline must now consider whether a case between the Post Company, doing business as The Jefferson Star, and the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners will move forward.Attorney John Ohman, who ...

Access policy forthcoming
Jefferson County elected officials have decided to move forward on developing an access policy following a complaint by Commissioner Brian Farnsworth that Sheriff Blair Olsen denied him a key to the sheriff’s office according to a policy that Farnsworth says does not exist.The denial of a key has Farnsworth and Olsen at odds over whether ...

Cox honored for drug bust
Idaho State Police Trooper Vance Cox, of Rigby, was honored for a traffic stop in March 2013 that netted one of the largest drug busts in state history.At a “Beyond the Traffic Stop” ceremony held during the Idaho Highway Safety Summit April 15 in Boise, Cox, along with ISP troopers Steve Otto, Alma Walker, and Bonneville County Sheriff’s ...

Administrative professionals celebrated
The daily contributions of administrative professionals across the nation are being recognized during Administrative Professionals Week April 20 to April 26 and Administrative Professionals day on April 23. The contributions of these professionals allow organizations to maintain efficient daily operations. During this week, the International ...

Entities interested in buying landfill
One or possibly two entities are interested in acquiring the Circular Butte Landfill, Jefferson County Assistant to the Commissioners Emily Kramer said at the April 14 meeting of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners.In an emailed exchange with The Jefferson Star, Kramer declined to name the companies, saying they weren’t disclosed during ...

State representative candidates respond to questions
Idaho State Representative candidates for District 35 seat A, Danny Ferguson and Van Burtenshaw, responded to the same five questions from the Jefferson Star. The primary elections will be May 20.Danny G. Ferguson:Ferguson grew up on a farm east of Rigby and attended school in Ririe. He attended Ricks College and worked at a tire store in Rexburg, ...

Sheriff’s storage building to be bid out for the fifth time
The county will bid out a construction project for the fifth time after it was discovered that the winning bidder did not have sufficient licensing.The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners’ rescinding of the March 24 winning bid, due to a contractor using a public works license number that wasn’t his, along with the improper licensing ...

Council considers allowing chickens
The Rigby City Council tabled a discussion of repealing or revising a city ordinance that restricts residents from owning specific domestic pets April 17.Kimber Tower, a Rigby resident, presented to the council about city ordinance 5-4-5 that limits the types of domestic animals that residents can own to dogs, cats and a Vietnamese pot-bellied ...

Facility renovations, repairs discussed at meeting
The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners collected information from Sheriff Blair Olsen about repairs to the county jail, and a renovation to the sheriff’s office 911-dispatch area during their April 14 meeting.Commissioner Brian Farnsworth asked Olsen for a timetable “on the record” to repair a leaky ceiling and cracks in concrete joints ...

Dubois Lions elect 2014-15 club officers
The Dubois Lions announced that their new president and vice-president to serve for their club’s upcoming years of 2014-2015 are Allyn May, as president, and Richard Larsen, as first vice-president. Larsen has served as president for the past two years, and says he will be there to support Allyn for the club’s new year. Re-elected as the ...

Council approves roofing bid for Rigby City Hall
The Rigby City Council approved a bid from JD Roofing and Siding, LLC to re-roof a portion of the city hall building at their meeting April 17. The council also approved an engineer’s contract for Keller Associates to do the engineer work for the waterline replacement on Railroad Avenue/ Spud Alley.Public Works Director Rick Lamoreaux presented ...

Council reviews verizon contract
The Rigby City Council reviewed a proposed contract from Verizon Wireless to place an antenna on the Rigby water tower April 17. Additionally, the council also heard a proposal from Fybercom Wireless to place an internet dish on the water tower.Following their discussion with Jared White, a contractor for Verizon, the council authorized City ...

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