(City of Pocatello Press Release, June 14, 2022)
Pocatello City offices and departments will be closed on Monday, June 20, in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. Because, Juneteenth falls on a Sunday this year the holiday will be observed by the City on Monday, June 20.
“The recognition of Juneteenth National Independence Day honors the many African-Americans who fought for decades for the understanding of the importance of that day, June 19, 1865, when the Emancipation Proclamation was read in Galveston, Texas,” said Mayor Brian Blad.
This is the first year the City of Pocatello will honor Juneteenth Day as an official annual City holiday. The Pocatello City Council unanimously approved the observance of Juneteenth March 17, 2022.
On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed legislation establishing into law, June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day. Making June 19, a US federal holiday commemorating the proclamation of the end of slavery in the United States.
• Trash and recycling pick-up will be collected June 19 and 20 as regular. Residents who normally have a collection on Sunday and Monday should set out their trash and recycling as usual.
• Transit services will be CLOSED – there will be no PRT bus services on Monday, June 20. The offices will also be closed.
For more information call the City of Pocatello, at 208-234-6163 or visit us online at pocatello.us.