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City of Pocatello Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Notice of Change in Meeting Location & Time

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City of Pocatello City Hall

(City of Pocatello Press Release, September 23, 2022)

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board has changed the location of its meeting for the month of October.  The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board will convene at 1:00 p.m., rather than noon, in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 911 N. 7th Avenue, rather than at the Community Recreation Center.

The meeting will be held October 6, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

DATED this 23rd day of September 2022.

 

Fatal Car Accident on Fort Hall Reservation

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(Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Press Release, September 22, 2022)

Fort Hall, ID–On September 21, 2022, at approximately 6:38 PM, the Fort Hall Police Department received a call-in reference to an accident at the intersection of Reservation Road and Rio Vista Road. It was reported that one vehicle was on fire and the other vehicle was a potato truck.

Upon initial investigation it is believe that the passenger car was traveling east on Reservation Road and was occupied by Delight Moemberg, Deborah Pabawena, Philip Ponzo, and Feadem Fidim. They were all declared deceased from injuries sustained from the accident by the Bannock County Coroner.

The other vehicle involved was a Searle Farms potato truck driven by Guadalupe Camagro-Rangel. He was driving North on Rio Vista Road when the accident occurred he was transported to Portneuf Medical Center for treatment for injuries.

The cause of the accident if currently under investigation by the Fort Hall Police Department and the Idaho State Police. The families of the individuals involved have been notified. The Fort Hall Police Department would like to offer our deepest condolences to all families involved in this tragic accident.

Buckle Up Event at Pocatello Police Department, Saturday, September 24

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(Pocatello PD, September 22, 2022; Image Credit: Child Passenger Safety FB)

The Pocatello Police Department will be hosting a Buckle Up Event as part of Child Passenger Safety Week.  It will be at the Pocatello Police Department parking lot on Saturday, 9/24/2022, from 10:00am until 2:00pm.

Certified installers will be on site to ensure proper installation and fit of car seats.  Please call (208) 234-6105 to make an appointment to get your car seats checked.

U of I CAFE Project Reaches Major Milestone

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(Idaho Department of Lands Press Release, September 20, 2022)

Boise, ID – The Idaho Board of Land Commissioners (Land Board) today approved a request by the University of Idaho (U of I) to purchase land central to its Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (CAFE).

In November 2021, 282 acres of Agricultural College endowment land in Caldwell was sold for $23,250,000, as it was no longer used for experimental farming. The funds were placed in the Land Bank fund to be used for the acquisition of real property.

With today’s unanimous vote, the Land Board approved the use of proceeds from the Caldwell property to acquire 638 acres of farmland north of Rupert currently owned by U of I. The university’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will now use the land from the endowment and the remaining funds to construct a state-of-the-art milking parlor on that property capable of serving a 2,000 head dairy herd.

 

 

“Agriculture remains Idaho’s number-one industry with livestock production accounting for more than 60% of the state’s agricultural cash receipts,” said U of I President C. Scott Green. “This facility will serve our students well, preparing them to work on the cutting edge of agribusiness and dairy sciences.”

“Economically, CAFE opens doors for U of I to receive millions of dollars in grant funding for research, unleashing new ideas and innovative solutions for Idaho’s and the nation’s dairy industry,” he added.

Idaho’s dairy industry, which ranks third in the nation for milk production, strongly supports U of I’s CAFE project. Industry has donated more than $8.5 million to the project to date. Their investment will pay dividends by integrating animal and agronomy research resulting in improved strategies for forage production and nutrient management. Research will also help developed waste management systems that create valuable byproducts like fertilizers.

Research at CAFE will also help develop strategies to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from animals, housing areas, waste systems, and in-field applications, advancing the dairy industry’s nationwide net zero initiative.

 

 

The Land Board determined buying the property and investing in the milking infrastructure as part of the CAFE project is in the best long-term interest of the beneficiary.

“This development of CAFE will yield good returns for students today and well into the future,” said Governor Brad Little. “The important research will help the dairy producers, manufacturers, and University of Idaho agricultural students and future veterinarians who will assist with the vast spectrum of research.”

“It will ensure our industry thrives, adding to Idaho’s diverse and vibrant economy, as well as preparing students to thrive in this industry,” he added.

To learn more about the University of Idaho CAFE project and its many benefits for Idaho’s students and economy, please visit https://www.uidaho.edu/cafe.

 

Governor Little Declines Idaho Public Television & KTVB Debates

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(Bundy for Governor Press Release, September 21, 2022

Ammon Bundy, Independent Candidate for Idaho Governor

Two gubernatorial debates were being planned in Idaho, one by KTVB and one by Idaho Public Television.  Brad Little, Stephen Heidt, and I were invited to debate in both of these. I was looking forward to the opportunity to provide more information to Idaho voters in these debates.  However, I was recently informed that Brad Little refused the invitations to debate and give the people of Idaho a chance to see their candidates together and hear their responses in a debate format.  Though Brad Little declined, I was still willing to debate the Democrat Candidate, but Stephen Heidt has also declined.

According to a statewide poll, 88% of Idahoans believe this is either a very important or the most important election in Idaho history and now we face the reality of having no gubernatorial debates in either the Primary or General elections. There is only one primary reason that Brad Little would decline debating in front of the people of Idaho: he does not want his actions to be exposed–actions that most Idahoans would not condone if they understood the path he is leading Idaho down.  Sunlight is always the best disinfectant.  Refusing to debate in a gubernatorial race is a significant disservice to the wonderful people of this great state.

 

Letter Writer: Why I Support Ammon Bundy for Governor

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September 20, 2022

Dear Friends,

I have decided to support Ammon Bundy and put his sign in my yard. Here are my reasons.

1. I cannot support any Democrat. The things they believe are simply insane. It is obvious that they have some other objective than making America first. Here is their platform.

Party Platform – Democrats

2. I cannot support Brad Little, the Republican. I told him before he ran the first time I could not support him because of where he stood on some important issues. I did not think his thinking lined up with the Idaho Republican Party Platform. The fact that he locked us down during the pandemic without any scientific evidence was tough to bear; even closing churches. Then he reversed the good decisions by the Lt Governor. He did that twice. She was working hard to protect the liberty of Idaho Citizens.

Here is the Idaho Republican Party Platform. You decide.

2022-24-Idaho-Republican-Party-Platform-1.pdf (idgop.org)

3. I feel I must support Ammon Bundy. Here are my thoughts. I see that there are a number of things in his platform that appear impractical. But he is the only candidate with any of those things as a goal. Not voting for Bundy because he has no chance leaves God out of the picture. Who can tell what God will do. Ultimately, I believe that we will have the smallest government under Bundy and the most personal liberty. If you need more information, you can check out his web site:

Ammon Bundy for Governor · OFFICIAL WEBSITE (votebundy.com)

If you want a sign, you can order one on his web site.

Jim Hollingsworth, Hayden, ID

SUFI to Host Paul Engel’s ‘Blessings of Liberty Tour’, Wednesday, September 28

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September 22, 2022

Idaho Falls–Stand Up for Idaho, a nonpartisan citizens’ organization dedicated to peacefully and actively advocating for the rights and liberties of all Idaho citizens, will host Paul Engel’s “Blessings of Liberty” Tour at their regular meeting on Wednesday, September 28.

SUFI’s announcement reads, “Author, speaker, and talk show host, Paul Engel has spent more than 20 years studying and teaching about both the Bible and the U.S. Constitution. That experience helps Paul explain difficult concepts in a way most people can understand. As one manager described, “Paul can take the most complex idea and explain it in a way my grandmother can understand.” Freely admitting that he “learned more about our Constitution from School House Rock (a Saturday morning cartoon) than in 12 years of school” he says that anyone can be a constitutional scholar. Paul can be heard daily on the America Out Loud Network. His website is https://constitutionstudy.com.”

The meeting will be held at the Snake River Event Center (Shilo Inn) at 780 Lindsay Blvd. in Idaho Falls.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; the meeting begins promptly at 6:30.  For more information, click on the flyer below.

VA Updates Veterans Crisis Line Number

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September 22, 2022

In conjunction with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s recent transition to the 3-digit code 988, the Veterans Crisis Line is also getting a new phone number.  Now, veterans in need of assistance will simply need to Dial 988 then Press 1.

In the fifteen years since its founding in 2007, the Veterans Crisis Line has received 6.2 million calls and nearly one million texts and chats.  Veterans and their loved ones who contact the hotline are connected with responders (many of whom are veterans themselves) who are trained to support veterans and connect them with the resources they need.

The Veterans Crisis Line is free and confidential.  Callers are not required to be enrolled in VA Health or registered with the VA in order to use the line.

 

Raúl Labrador Agrees to Debate Democratic Opponent

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(Labrador for Idaho Press Release, September 20, 2022)

Boise, ID – Idaho Attorney General Republican nominee, and former Congressman, Raúl Labrador is announcing he has agreed to debate his Democratic opponent.

“Despite the fact that my opponent is a political opportunist, who was picked in a backroom deal, I have accepted an invitation from the Idaho Debates Committee to participate in a debate with this liberal, Democratic opponent,” said Labrador.

“I look forward to defending my record and the principles our Founder’s enshrined in our state and federal Constitutions. It is critical we have an Attorney General who will not only strongly defend Idaho’s sovereignty but will also defend the laws enacted by our Legislature, as required by this role,” said Labrador.

The debate will take place on October 3rd at 8 PM MT/ 7 PM PT and will air on Idaho Public Television and stream online. “The Idaho Debates” is a collaborative effort among the Idaho Press Club, Boise State University’s School of Public Service, University of Idaho’s McClure Center, Idaho State University’s Department of Political Science, League of Women Voters’ Voter Education Fund, and Idaho Public Television.

 

 

POCATELLO PROJECTS: Ross Park Aquatic Complex Pool Resurfacing

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(City of Pocatello Press Release, September 21, 2022; Photo Credit: City of Pocatello)

The resurfacing project on the main pool and activity pool has begun! This project is expected to wrap up in November 2022.

The aquatic complex is currently closed for the 2022 season but, will reopen for the 2023 season Saturday, May 27, 2023. See you next summer!