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Wednesday December 17, 2014

ITD calls for planning cooperation
Idaho Transportation Department Project Development Engineer David Alvarez asked that Jefferson County, the City of Rigby, and Jefferson Joint School District #251 put aside past differences and instead look toward meeting transportation challenges for the future of the area.At a Dec. 8 Jefferson County Board of Commissioners meeting, with ...

Farnsworth wants to buy probation building
Jefferson County Commissioner Brian Farnsworth put forth a motion to enter into negotiations to eventually purchase the building housing the county’s Probation department. After suggestions from the other commissioners, he withdrew his motion for more research.Farnsworth said that, in looking at the basement area, he believed it would make ...

County to address landfill fee irregularity
The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners asked that the Assessors Office send interim Public Works Administrator Tad Hegsted a list of properties with irregular assessments on landfill access fees to straighten up what each property should be charged.Assessor Cody Taylor explained at the Dec. 8 commissioners meeting that some of the schools in ...

Commissioners consider Ag exemptions
Dozens of applications for Ag exemptions passed over the desk of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioner Dec. 8, but the board only approved a few.According to county Assessor Cody Taylor, those with five or less acres noncontiguous to a main farm must show proof that the land produces $1,000 or more in Ag-related activity per year. Most of ...

County spends auction money
Jefferson County experienced a windfall of more than $340,000 thanks to an auction organized by former Public Works Administrator Paul Snarr. Most of it has now been spent on clearing debt.At the Dec. 8 meeting of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, Interim Public Works Administrator and Commissioner Tad Hegsted suggested that the county ...

VFW donation
Idaho Falls Lady Eagles Carolyn Elliott and Gae Smith present VFW Post 1004 Commander Dan Boomgaarden and Frank Stees with a check for $1,537.05 Dec. 4 to replace flags and repair flagpoles in area cemeteries.

Rigby High School releases first trimester Honor Roll
Rigby High School first trimester Honor Roll9th grade high honors (4.0 – 3.7)Preston Tucker Ames, Elcy Marie Anderson, Janessa Blair Anderson, Spencer McKay Anderson, Brooklyn Ann Archibald, Caylee Nicole Atkinson, Lincoln Seth Bagley, Calvin Wayne Barnes, Marissa Barnes, Parley Kent Bates, Jonathan Thomas Beck, Skyler Brent Beckstead, Jessica ...

Geography Bee recognizes academic knowledge
The Scandinavian Peninsula perhaps never meant so much to two Rigby Middle School students until it became the Geography Bee winning answer Dec. 12.Ten students competed in front of the entire school student body for the honor of winning the Rigby Middle School Geography Bee. When the event was over, Social Studies Department Chair Robert Orsini ...

District 251 substitues get pay raise
The Jefferson Joint School District #251 Board of Trustees unanimously approved a pay raise for substitute teachers that it hopes will help keep them around.District Business Manager Guy Wangsgard Dec. 10 presented a proposal to raise the base rate for substitute teachers from $8 per hour to $8.40 per hour. The proposal also raises the base pay ...

County seeking attorney’s fees in Poole lawsuit, state files for Laird restitution
Idaho Seventh Judicial District Judges Gregory Moeller and Alan Stephens will consider monetary awards and damages in two recent cases.Jefferson County attorney Blake Hall has filed a petition to have former Deputy Sheriff Jeff Poole, of Menan, pay $21,574.90 in attorney’s fees after Moeller ruled that his civil case versus the county be ...

County considers title policy, other business
Among items of discussion at the Dec. 8 meeting of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners were vehicle and equipment titles, a City of Rigby Memorandum of Understanding, and a budget issue with the Extension Office.Public Works Secretary Roxanne Stanger approached the board and asked what the title should be on a Ford Escape sold to the Solid ...

Roberts seeks funding for road repair
The City of Roberts will look to undertake a major repair of Third Street, but likely won’t know until next fall whether it will be funded.At the Dec. 9 Roberts City Council meeting a Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC) grant was discussed, along with upcoming events and a Roberts Library Board appointment.In an interview, Mayor ...

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