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Wednesday November 30, 2016

District puts off ‘immersion school’
Students going to Jefferson and Philo T. Farnsworth elementary schools won’t see any change next year after all.Plans to make both schools kindergarten through fifth grade, with Jefferson Elementary becoming a Spanish immersion school, were scuttled as the area’s population continues to grow. Director of Elementary Education Michelle Southwick ...

City council recommends playgrounds to urban renewal
Rigby City Council members have narrowed down a list of potential destination playgrounds for Rigby South Park and will offer them for the Rigby Urban Renewal Agency’s consideration.At a Nov. 17 meeting, Councilwoman Nichole Weight and Councilman Doug Burke said that they have been in contact with agency members and that the agency is amenable ...

Midnight Madness rings in holiday
The City of Rigby will “Light up the Christmas Spirit” with its annual Midnight Madness Dec. 2.Businesses, organizations, and even Santa Claus will participate in the festivities beginning with the Light Parade at 6:30 p.m., with lineup at 6. Retailers in Rigby will stay open late, in order to offer tempting deals after the rush of Black ...

Rigby picks Keller Associates for potential water project, other business
The Rigby City Council selected Keller Associates as engineer for a proposed water project to be funded with Idaho Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant money.Also in a Nov. 17 meeting, Mayor Jason Richardson said that the council would reconsider a denial for zoning of multi-family dwellings on North Third West.Keller ...

Isaacson sees stories as lessons
Rigby author and illustrator Karen Isaacson enjoys a good story.To her, stories make ideas and morals easy to learn. And, to her the best kind of story is a fairy tale.“They’re just magical, and I had a wonderful childhood, and I like to revisit it. So, fairy tales is a way for me to do that,” she said.She has recently completed a book, ...

ITD engineers find big savings in replacement of canal bridge
(ITD)—In a tight budget environment where every dollar counts, Idaho Transportation Department engineers again found a way to safely stretch resources and still perform a needed replacement of an old bridge in the small, eastern Idaho town of Mud Lake. The project review also will reduce traffic impact during the four-month-long project starting ...

BPA rate increase could impact Fall River
Fall River—The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has proposed new electric power rates that could increase rates to Fall River Electric Cooperative customers in 2017. BPA is proposing a 3.5 percent increase in wholesale power and a 1.1 percent increase to transmission rates to its 142 Northwest public utilities including Fall River Electric. ...

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