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Mayoral Candidate David Worley Teaches Class on Proper Role of Government


October 19, 2021

Pocatello Mayoral Candidate teaching on, ‘The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrate’

Pocatello Mayoral Candidate David Worley was the guest lecturer at the regularly scheduled Patriots for Liberty & Constitution class on Monday, October 18.  Worley spoke on the proper role of government, specifically, the Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrate.  About three dozen people attended the class.

Patriots for Liberty & Constitution holds weekly classes, normally led by Art da Rosa.  The class meets at Mountain Valley Baptist Church, 202 S. 7th Avenue in Pocatello, every Monday beginning at 6:00 p.m.  They normally run for 90 minutes.

All who support individual freedom are invited, and encouraged, to attend.  You can learn more about the group at their Facebook page, here:


Pocatello Fire Department/Fire Union to meet October 22, 2021 to Discuss 48/96 Work Schedule


October 19, 2021

Pocatello’s Fire Department Management and members of the Fire Union will be meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 22, to discuss development of a policy document defining the terms and conditions of the agreed upon 48/96 work schedule.

The meeting will be held in the Pocatello Council Chambers, 911 N. 7th Avenue, and is open to the public.

The City states that masks/face coverings are required.


City of Pocatello Construction Board of Appeals & Review Vacancy


(City of Pocatello Press Release, October 18, 2021)

The Construction Board of Appeals & Review has one upcoming vacancy for a representative from the plumbing trade.  This individual may be a non-resident of the city as long as they are licensed or registered to perform their trade/profession within the city limits.

This volunteer board reviews interpretations of building codes and enforcement procedures for such codes.  The Board also collects data and information pertaining to building code adjustments and procedures.

Meetings are held during the day on an as-needed basis.

Applications are available by contacting the Mayor’s Office at 911 North 7th Avenue, visiting the Advisory Committees link at pocatello.us or calling 208-234-6163.

Applications for membership must be received by October 29, 2021.

For a full list of volunteer advisory boards with vacancies, visit pocatello.us/254/Advisory-Committees


Radio Talk Show Host Steph Lucas Explains Media Bias at Saturday, October 16, Liberty Dinner in Pocatello

(Photo Credit: Steph Lucas)

October 18, 2021

KID Newsradio 92.1 Talk Show Host Steph Lucas (Photo Credit: Steph Lucas)

Radio Talk Show Host Steph Lucas provided numerous examples of leftist media bias and detailed how conservative talk radio is pushing back on false narratives and propaganda during her speech at the Pocatello-Chubbuck Observer hosted Liberty Dinner held on Saturday, October 16, in Pocatello.  Her detailed comments illustrated to the audience the methods used by the so-called, “legacy media” to misdirect the public in favor of a progressive, leftist, agenda.  Those in attendance were able to see first-hand how her knowledge of history and her aggressive interview skills allow her to identify and challenge those seeking to advance statements designed to obfuscate people rather than enlighten them.  Steph can be heard on KID NewsRadio 92.1 every weekday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Following the dinner, John Crowder, Publisher of the Pocatello-Chubbuck Observer announced that next month’s speaker will be Candidate for Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District Bryan Smith, who will be discussing his run to replace current Congressman Mike Simpson.

The Liberty Dinner Series is a monthly event, scheduled on the third Saturday of each month.  The series gives attendees an opportunity to connect with others who share their values and concerns, enjoy a meal, and hear from a speaker engaged in the fight to preserve and/or restore freedoms for Idahoans.  The dinners are hosted by the Pocatello-Chubbuck Observer and are held at Mountain Valley Baptist Church, 202 S. 7th Avenue in Pocatello.

Past speakers have included the founders of Reconnect SE Idaho, Representatives Ron Nate, Priscilla Giddings & Dorothy Moon, Anna K. Miller of the Idaho Freedom Foundation, and Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin.  Topics have ranged from How One Person Can Make a Difference to Tax Relief and Social Justice Indoctrination in Education.

Reservations are required to attend the dinners.

To learn more about the Liberty Dinner Series, contact Pocatello-Chubbuck Observer Publisher John Crowder at jcrowder27@hotmail.com.


Agenda for Pocatello City Council Meeting to be Held on Thursday, October 21, Released


October 18, 2021

The agenda for the Pocatello City Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 21, has been released.

Included on the agenda are appointments too the City’s Golf Advisory Committee, Planning & Zoning Commission, and  Historic Preservation Commission.  Public hearings will be held regarding the Community Development Block Grant Program and zoning changes relative to maximum height limit.  Action items include some grant applications, and an $11.5 million contract on behalf of the Water Department.

The city Council meeting will be held in the City Hall Council Chambers, 911 N. 7th Avenue, beginning at 6:00 p.m.


Pocatello: Road Closures/Traffic Report for Week Beginning October 18, 2021

(Photo Credit: City of Pocatello)

October 18, 2021 (Photo Credit: City of Pocatello)

The City of Pocatello has posted the Road Closures/Traffic Report for the week of October 18, 2021.

The reports, issued weekly, detail the City’s plans for street sweeping, micro sealing, road patching, paving, signal work, water line installations, and more.

To view the report for the week of October 18, 2021, visit:  Pocatello Traffic Report/Road Closures, Week of October 18, 2021


Letter Writer John Hofman: Why I Support Clayton Armstrong for School Board


October 17, 2021

Dear Editor,

I have lived in Pocatello my entire life, almost 60 years.  During that time, I have developed some amazing friendships with good and caring people of integrity.  One of those friendships is with Clayton Armstrong, who is currently running for the Pocatello-Chubbuck SD-25 School Board.


Over the years, I’ve been able to see the strong character traits that Clayton possesses which have allowed him to be a successful teacher, coach, small business owner, father, and friend.


Clayton is a man who will dedicate himself, 100%, to improve himself, and to help his fellow man and his community.  His career speaks to this dedication.  He was a dedicated wrestler through high school and college and worked hard to become one of Idaho’s best.  Taking up running, he dedicated himself to working out every day.  When he became a teacher and coach, what stood out was his commitment to his profession and to his students.  His dedication to his students has changed many lives in Pocatello and Chubbuck for the better.


As a young man, Clayton was taught the value of hard work.  Early in his teaching career, he started a successful landscaping business.  Owning this business allowed him to hire many students, helping them also incorporate the value of working hard into their lives.


Clayton is a patriot.  He loves his country, his community, and he is a man of faith.


Clayton’s entire life has been spent improving himself and helping others.  In my experience, it is rare to find someone like Clayton who, at a time of life when he could be sitting back and enjoying the fruits of his labor, has once again stepped forward to serve his community.  His honest desire to help others be their best will be a tremendous asset to the Pocatello-Chubbuck School Board.


I am proud to support my friend, Clayton Armstrong, for Pocatello-Chubbuck School Board.  I can promise you that, if you elect him, you will not be disappointed.


John Hofman
Pocatello, Idaho


Pocatello Mayoral Candidate David Worley to Give Presentation on ‘The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrate’ at Patriots for Liberty & Constitution Class, Monday, October 18


October 16, 2021

Pocatello Mayoral Candidate David Worley, who has an extensive knowledge of the Founding documents and the principles behind them, has accepted an invitation by the local group, Patriots for Liberty & Constitution, to be a guest lecturer at their class to be held this coming Monday, October 18.  Worley will be speaking on The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrate.

The Patriots for Liberty & Constitution event page has posted the following:

“Good news.  We were going to discuss the Proper Role of Government.  David Worley (a candidate for the Pocatello Mayoral race) will be a guest presenter.  He will be presenting on the topic of: the Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrate: the moral right and obligation of civil authorities to protect those they serve from tyranny.  It should be really exciting.  Please come and learn from him.”


Patriots, led by Art da Rosa, meets at Mountain Valley Baptist Church, 202 S. 7th Avenue in Pocatello, every Monday beginning at 6:00 p.m.  The class is scheduled to run for 90 minutes.

All who support individual freedom are invited, and encouraged, to attend.

To learn more, visit:  Patriot’s for Liberty & Constitution, The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrate


Pocatello City Calendar, October 18-22, 2021


(City of Pocatello Press Release, October 15, 2021)


Pocatello Fire Department International Association of Firefighters Local #187 Meeting
2:00 p.m., Council Chambers


CDBG Advisory Committee Meeting
12:00 p.m., Council Chambers

Site Plan Review
1:30 p.m., Iwamizawa Conference Room

Pocatello Test Wells Bid Opening
2:00 p.m., Paradice Conference Room

Library Board Meeting
4:00 p.m., Council Chambers

Airport Master Plan Kick-Off
6:00 p.m., Council Chambers


Pocatello Development Authority
11:00 a.m., Council Chambers

Housing Alliance & Community Partnerships
11:00 a.m., 711 N. 6th Avenue

Senior Building Ad-Hoc Committee Meeting
2:00 p.m., Council Chambers

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
6:00 p.m., Council Chambers


Blood Drive
9:00 a.m., Paradice Conference Room

City Council Clarification Meeting
5:30 p.m., Council Chambers

City Council Meeting
6:00 p.m., Council Chambers


No Meetings Scheduled


City of Pocatello Well Inactivated Due to High Nitrate Levels in Water


(City of Pocatello Press Release, October 15, 2021)

The City of Pocatello water system recently received nitrate results for one of their wells that was above allowable limits.  We want to ensure that our residents know what happened, what you should do, and what the City of Pocatello did to correct this situation.

The City of Pocatello Water Department routinely monitors for the presence of drinking water contaminants.  On October 15, 2021, we received notice that the result of sample collected from Well #2 on October 14, 2021 showed nitrate levels of 11.69 mg/L.  The standard, or maximum contaminant level (MCL), for nitrate is 10 mg/L.

Drinking water provided to residents within the distribution system is a mixture of water from various sources.  After we received notice of the results, nitrate levels from this mixture and adjacent to the source were sampled at 5.04 mg/L, which is well within standards and is safe for consumption.

What has been done?

Upon notification of exceedance of the standard on October 14, 2021, a confirmation sample was taken and Well #2 was inactivated.  Well #2 no longer provides water to the distribution system.  Alternate water sources will continue to provide safe drinking water to residents for the foreseeable future.

What should residents do?

Because the well that exceeded the MCL was inactivated, there is nothing residents need to do.  You do not need to seek alternative water or take other corrective actions.  However, if they have specific health concerns, they should consult their doctor.

When Nitrates Exceed 10 mg/L:

Infants below the age of six months who drink water containing nitrate in excess of the MCL could become seriously ill and, if untreated, may die.  Symptoms include shortness of breath and blue baby syndrome.  Blue baby syndrome is indicated by blueness of the skin.  Symptoms in infants can develop rapidly, with health deteriorating over a period of days.  If symptoms occur, seek medical attention immediately.

For more information, please contact the Water Superintendent’s Office at 208-234-6174.

*Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses).  You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.*

This notice is being sent to you by the City of Pocatello.  State Water System ID#: ID6030043.

Deanna Judy for SD-25 School Board