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Wednesday February 25, 2015

Rigby P&Z to consider industrial park
Rigby Planning and Zoning Administrator John Bingham unveiled a conceptual plan to develop a 300-plus acre industrial park on the east side of U.S. Highway 20.In a proposed two-step plan, the Rigby Planning and Zoning Commission would first update the city’s industrial ordinance to have both light and heavy industrial zones. Then the commission ...

Water year has good news, not so good news
Water for area irrigators should be adequate, as reservoirs are already making extra room for the spring runoff, but a lack of snow, and a rapidly melting snowpack are worrisome.According to District 1 Watermaster Lyle Swank, of the Idaho Department of Water Resources, the area reservoirs are filling. Water Supply Specialist Ron Abramovich, of the ...

Hunting retires from county, other business - By CHARLIE VANLEUVEN
“I haven’t worn a pair of long pants since I quit,” he said.Hunting joined the county in 1978 and will be doing a lot more recreating in retirement.“I bowl. I do a little woodworking; play with the grandkids. That’s about the size of it,” he said.Chairman Jerald Raymond said Hunting had made the roads safer through his work.“We want ...

Human torso cold case to be reexamined
Clark County Sheriff Bart May and his office at Dubois are taking a new look at an old case concerning a human torso found Aug. 26, 1979, in the Clark County Civil Defense Caves north of Dubois. The torso had the head, arms and legs removed. On March 29, 1991, the office recovered the arms and legs inside the same caves, however the head has never ...

Commissioners sign brine agreement, allow repair
Jefferson County will repair equipment and is gearing up for the construction year.At the Feb. 9 meeting of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, Public Works Administrator Dave Walrath presented a proposed contract to crush gravel, a cooperative agreement to purchase brine solution for next winter, and an estimate for a costly repair on a ...

Jeff Gunderson sworn in as new P&Z member
Among several topics in discussion at the Menan City Council meeting Feb.12 were: Jeff Gunderson being sworn in as member of the Menan Planning and Zoning Commission, ditch reconstruction, and the annual audit.Gunderson was sworn in as planning and zoning commission member at the council’s recent meeting. He will represent the impact area on the ...

City Council votes against liquor ordinance
At the Rigby City Council meeting Feb. 19, the Rigby City Council voted against the ordinance that would allow liquor sales on Sunday. The vote was split 3-2 with Council Members Patrick Sullenger, Kirk Olsen, and Mike Maloney voting against the ordinance, and Council Members Benson Taylor and Jerry Simonson voting for the ordinance. Councilman ...

Council passes LID and hears from police chief
The Rigby City Council voted to pass the LID assessment, and heard from Police Chief Hammon on changes in city code regarding police Feb. 19.Hammon was present to discuss a change that would allow police officers to live 15 minutes away instead of 10 miles away. He explained that there were two officers who lived outside the tem mile radius, and ...

PEP club presents to School Board
At the Jefferson County Joint School District Board of Trustees meeting Feb.11, Rigby Middle School teacher Mrs. Davie and her seventh grade PEP students presented the work for their Lego Robot competitions. PEP (Planned Enrichment Program) is for gifted students who need to be challenged in school. There were student representatives from PEP ...

District looks into Dual Immersion
The Jefferson County Joint School District #251 Board of Trustees voted to look into the Dual Immersion program proposed for Roberts Elementary. Trustee Michael Peterson made the motion to look into the duel immersion program and Trustee Jason Ard seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous 5-0 with Trustee Roy Ellis absent. Educator Todd ...

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