Pocatello, ID–Ammon Bundy, independent candidate for Idaho governor, plans to return to Pocatello for a Town Hall meeting on the evening of August 22. This free event, held at the Bannock County Veteran’s Memorial Building from 7:00-9:00 p.m., will give voters the opportunity to hear what Bundy has to offer Idaho.
Bundy’s most recent appearance in Pocatello was on August 6, when he addressed an enthusiastic crowd at O.K. Ward park. That story can be read here.
For more information about Ammon Bundy and his campaign, click on the image below.
On Monday, August 8, the group Patriots for Liberty & Constitution will continue discussing Alexis de Tocqueville’s ‘Democracy in America‘ Book 1. The discussion will be led by Art da Rosa.
According to the event notes, “Next week, we will be discussing Chapter 10, Liberty of the Press in the United States, and Chapter 11, Government of the Democracy in America. Especially Chapter 11, talks about how governance is executed. Come prepared for a lively discussion.”
The group meets at Mountain Valley Baptist Church, 202 S. 7th Avenue in Pocatello, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
(Bannock County Commissioners Office, August 12, 2022)
Monday, August 15, 2022
No meetings scheduled at this time.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
9:00 AM: Board of Commissioners Business Meeting
10:00 AM: Executive Session under Idaho Code §74-206(1)(c) to acquire an interest in real property not owned by a public agency with potential action following adjournment of Executive Session (action item)
11:00 AM: Bid Opening – Safe Teen Assessment Center Construction (action item)
11:30 AM: Public Hearing pertaining to a request to rezone from Agricultural to Rural (action item)
1:30 PM: Courthouse Tour with Trial Court Administrator
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
There are no meetings scheduled at this time.
Thursday, August 18, 2022
9:00 AM: Meeting to approve claims with Executive Session under Idaho Code §74-206 (1)(a)&(b) regarding personnel with potential action following adjournment of Executive Session (action item)
9:30 AM: Work Session (action item)
Friday, August 19, 2022
There are no meetings scheduled at this time.
More about BOCC Meetings
The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is comprised of the three elected County Commissioners: Ernie Moser (District 1, Chair), Jeff Hough (District 2), and Terrel Tovey (District 3).
The BOCC generally meets twice a week: regular business meetings are on Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. and work sessions are on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Meetings are generally held in the Commissioner’s Chambers at 624 E Center, Room 212, Pocatello, Idaho, unless otherwise noted. Times subject to change within 15 minutes of stated time.
During these meetings, the BOCC may: approve contracts, expend funds, hear testimony, make decisions on land use cases and take care of other County matters, and are open to the public.
Boise, ID–The Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ICDHH), Northwest ADA Center of Idaho and law enforcement partners have developed a new communication card to help individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing exchange information with law enforcement.
The new card, which can be stored inside a vehicle, includes various pictures that deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals can point to help them more easily communicate during interactions with law enforcement.
“Removing barriers for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Idahoans is crucial for helping them live self-determined, independent lives,” said Governor Brad Little. “This new communication tool will improve safety for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community as well as law enforcement officers across the state.”
The communication card also displays icons of common violations and provides tips for law enforcement to help officers effectively communicate with those who are hard of hearing or deaf.
“Approximately 240,000 Idahoans are deaf or hard of hearing,” said Steven Snow, ICDHH Executive Director. “We appreciate our partners from the law enforcement agencies, Northwest ADA Center of Idaho, and the Disability Action Center NW, Inc. for collaborating on this practical solution to help bridge communication gaps and improve understanding.”
To receive a copy of the communication card, please contact the ICDHH at email@example.com or call 208-334-0879.
On Thursday, the CDC “streamlined” its recommendations for those exposed to COVID-19. The new guidance “acknowledges that the pandemic is not over, but also helps us move to a point where COVID-19 no longer severely disrupts our daily lives,” says the CDC’s Greta Massetti, PhD.
Significant changes include:
Recommended response to COVID exposure is the same for everyone, regardless of vaccination status
Those exposed to COVID are encouraged to mask for ten days and test on Day 5, rather than quarantine automatically
Those who test positive for COVID should isolate for five days if their illness was mild, or ten days if their illness was moderate to severe.
Pocatello, ID–The winners of this year’s AMVETS Americanism Contest, sponsored by AMVETS Post 1, were honored at an ice cream social at the Bannock County Veterans’ Memorial Building on Wednesday.
AMVETS is unique in holding patriotic contests for students in all grades, K through 12. There are different categories, each appropriate to the student’s grade level. The 2022 contest theme was “Why Should We Honor and Respect our Veterans?” Students in Grades 2-5 created a poster based on that theme, and older students wrote an essay. Kindergarteners and 1st Grade students colored a picture of the American flag and answered four questions about it.
The winning entries were sent to the AMVETS National Americanism contest. Their creators are:
Jonathan Simmons, Kindergarten
Luke Simmons, 1st Grade
Katie AhMu, 2nd Grade
Nathan Simmons, 3rd Grade
Audrey Simmons, 5th Grade
Abigail Simmons, 6th Grade
Heidi Crowder, 7th Grade
Each student received a certificate recognizing their achievement, and a check from the Sons of AMVETS. Prizes were presented by Oliver AhMu of the Sons of AMVETS.
The 57th Annual Shoshone-Bannock Indian Festival got underway yesterday, Thursday, August 11, with an event honoring veterans. Returning for the first time in three years, the festival will run through Sunday, August 14.
To learn more about the festival, click on the image, below:
The local government watchdog group, Pocatello for Accountable Government Entities (P.A.G.E.) has posted an update on their social media page regarding the Skywest subsidy. They say:
Skywest Subsidization Update:
The SkyWest Airport Transportation Services Agreement was approved on 03/17/22 to pay Skywest Airlines up-to-$800K in 2022 to keep the current, sole passenger flight to Salt Lake City in the hopes that passenger service counts/airline industry issues will improve by the time the $800K in funds are exhausted or 12/31/22 whichever comes earlier.
$800K allows for an average of $200K per quarter.
As the graphic illustrates, $333,148.86 remains for the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2022.