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Wednesday July 22, 2015

Former employee sues county
Former Jefferson County Road and Bridge administrative assistant Casey Bingham has sued the county, claiming she was fired after expressing concern about possible misuse of public funds.According to a complaint and request for jury trial filed July 6 in Idaho U.S. District Court, Bingham’s employment was terminated after reporting misuse of ...

Market Lake Days
COL Roberts.jpgCoraline Wright enjoys the street dance and shows her patriotism by dancing with an American flag at Market Lake Days on July 11 in Roberts.

Aponte disputes brokers’ information
Jefferson County insurance agent Carlos Aponte, of Black Ink Solutions, says that insurance brokers AJ and Travis Argyle, of American Insurance, gave the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners bad information June 22.At the July 13 meeting of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, Aponte said that he had listened to a recording of the ...

County looks at email storage
Jefferson County is looking at the cost of storing all its emails for at least two years.Computer Arts, Inc., representative Garn Herrick said that Computer Arts does not have the capability to intercept and store emails. He said that he has found a program from Barracuda Networks, which can manage the email network, at a cost of $10,122.30 for ...

Herrick considering contract or employee
Jefferson County maintenance and janitorial manager Scott Herrick will consider whether he would like to become an employee or formalize a contract between his business Herrick Cleaning Company and the county.Chairman Jerald Raymond asked Herrick whether he would be interested in becoming an employee. He said that the county might save money by ...

Rigby man sentenced to 21 years
Jefferson County District Judge Alan Stephens sentenced Korry Blackburn, 54, of Rigby, to up to 21 years in prison for two felony counts of possession of child pornography and one felony count of possession of controlled substance. The state will retain jurisdiction and Blackburn was sentenced to a Traditional Rider for five to six months.He is ...

Walrath reports on Rigby MOU, suggests Rigby take care of 400 N.
Jefferson County Public Works Administrator Dave Walrath reported that the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the county and the City of Rigby to exchange services is fair, but asked that the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners consider enforcing an annexation provision requiring the city to take care of 400 North.At the July 13 ...

Sheriff Anderson questioned on sheriffs budget
Jefferson County Board of Commissioners Chairman Jerald Raymond asked Sheriff Steve Anderson how the overtime budget for the sheriff’s office had run over 110 percent.Anderson, who became acting sheriff after former Sheriff Blair Olsen’s conviction for three felonies May 13, explained that there had been turnover through the fiscal year, ...

Commissioners approve ordinance for zoning map
The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners approved a new county zoning map and are looking for a way to store all county emails for up to 10 years.At the July 13 public hearing, Planning and Zoning Administrator Naysha Foster said that the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Commission sought to zone areas according to their use and “clean ...

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