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Wednesday July 27, 2016

Rigby begins budget process
The Rigby City Council has begun work on a preliminary budget.At a July 14 meeting, Clerk Dave Swager gave the council preliminary revenue numbers, and the council discussed projects that could be taken up in the next fiscal year.The city will also have to reconsider contracts for antennas on the water tower and its building inspector.Swager ...

Power outage affects hundreds of thousands
A power outage July 19 turned out the lights for close to 100,000 combined customers of Rocky Mountain Power, Idaho Falls Power, and Fall River Electric.The geographical area affected by the outage was huge, from West Yellowstone, Mont., and Island Park, to Shelley, Challis, and Jackson, Wyo. According to an Idaho Falls Power press release, the ...

Rigby Parks and Rodeo has banner year
The Rigby Parks and Rodeo Department has pulled in more crowds, and more money than previous years.The difference is being felt on the department’s budget. Clerk Dave Swager reported to the Rigby City Council July 21 that the events at the Rigby Rodeo Grounds generated $10,000 more in revenue than fiscal year 2014 to 2015. “They have had a ...

Annis Highway project a concern for Rigby
Rigby Public Works Director Rick Lamoreaux expressed concern about the timing of grant money to be awarded for a $2.2 million project to expand and improve Annis Highway in city limits.The Jefferson County Public Works Department has already received its money to work on the same road outside of city limits. At a July 21 meeting, Lamoreaux asked ...

Mud Lake water users on reduced use
Those in the Mud Lake area have been asked to reduce watering of lawns and gardens to every other day this summer. The Mud Lake Water and Sewer District is working to expand water availability to resolve the issue. Plus it is looking at fixing its aging sewer system. The big question is how to pay for these projects.According to System Operator ...

Mustang Park earns award
Mustang Park, built on the old Roberts High School football field, has seen continuous improvement and earned the notice of the Association of Idaho Cities at its 69th annual conference.According to Roberts Mayor BJ Berlin, improvements included trees and shelters with electricity and water. Playground equipment and a new walking path are planned ...

Police investigating traffic fatality
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident fatality, which occurred July 20 in the outskirts of Menan.According to Detective Sam Tower, of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, a passerby discovered a 1984 GMC pickup, turned over on its roof on the side of the road at 800 N. 3200 E in Jefferson County. Upon ...

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