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Wednesday July 23, 2014

District to seek demolition bids
The Jefferson Joint School District #251 Board of Trustees has given the go-ahead to begin receiving bids for the demolition of the old Rigby Junior High School on the corner of North First West Street and Main Street in Rigby.The board unanimously approved a recommendation July 16 to put forth a motion to proceed with the advertising of bids for ...

Phone system grant applied for, other business
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies Mike Miller and Sam Dye appeared before commissioners to ask for their support in applying for a grant to help pay for the new 911 system to be installed in late summer.Previously Sheriff Blair Olsen had said that the county would use its federal 911 fund to pay for the system. Now the office will seek some ...

Downtown revitalization getting closer
The Rigby Urban Renewal Agency held a work meeting July 9 and worked toward phase two of the downtown revitalization project for a planned August construction start.According to Keller Associates Project Manager Marvin Fielding, the beautification project along South State Street will see more significant changes, including light post placement. ...

Chip seal
H&K workers chip seal Second West Street in Rigby July 16 as part of the city’s annual road maintenance. This year the city bought 67,300 sq. yards of chip seal with H&K winning the low bid at $2.30 per sq. yard. or $154,790. It took 15 hours to complete the chip seal and Sunday, in 7 hours, they were able to finish the black fog coat. Rigby ...

Robison reelected chair of school board, other business
Angie Robison was reelected chair of the Jefferson Joint School District #251 Board of Trustees for a second term July 16. Roy Ellis has also been reelected as vice chair of the board.The board also voted unanimously to proceed with a number of projects throughout the district, including new cabinetry for elementary schools and improvements to the ...

County answers Post Co. suit
Attorney for the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners John Ohman has answered a Post Company lawsuit alleging a violation of Idaho’s open meeting order, saying among other things, that the time allowed for a complaint has now passed.A status conference has been scheduled for July 24 where attorneys will discuss the suit with Sixth District ...

Attorneys’ budget will grow
Due to new state mandates for counties to maintain an equitable office for public defenders, Jefferson County Prosecutor Robin Dunn said that he estimates that the budget for legal representation will double for fiscal year 2015.At the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners meeting July 14, Chairman Jerald Raymond said that the county’s ...

Rigby Middle School to add BYU-Idaho annex
A deal is in the works between Jefferson Joint School District #251 and Brigham Young University-Idaho that would turn the former Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints seminary building on the Rigby Middle School campus into an annex for student teachers.According to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the district and BYU-Idaho, the ...

House committee blocks Sheep Station closure
Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson applauded a decision to stop USDA’s planned closure of the U.S. Sheep Experimental Station in Dubois, in a July 16 press release. Simpson, who is working with other western representatives to prevent closure of the facility, recently urged the chairman of the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee to deny a ...

One killed, three hospitalized in weekend crashes
Men from Roberts, Ririe, and Rigby, were involved in crashes last weekend with a man killed in a motorcycle accident Friday evening and three others injured in an accident at Beach’s Corner Saturday afternoon.According to an Idaho State Police Press release, 28-year-old Fernando Gonzales, of Roberts, was killed when he lost control of his ...

Lewisville’s budget to include pay raises
The City of Lewisville’s fiscal year 2014 to 2015 budget will see an increase in pay for Mayor George Judd and council members Shane Barzee, Mark Williamson, Matt Rosenberg and Barbara Raymond.Two motions made by Williamson were unanimously passed amending Lewisville City Code Title 1 Chapter 5 Subsection 5 to include the mayoral and council ...

Rigby Lake Triathlon overall results
Nearly 450 racers from across the country and the world gathered at the Jefferson County Lake Recreation Area for the 9th Annual Rigby Lake Triathlon July 12.Organizer Michael Hayes said that the race also featured past national champions and world qualifiers, he said that he had a lot of positive comments about the event.“I heard comments that ...

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