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SOUTH CENTRAL IDAHO – In response to recent confirmed community spread of novel coronavirus in our district, all South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) appointments will be completed by phone until further notice. The SCPHD office in Bellevue already …

IDAHO STATE PARK VISITOR CENTERS CLOSE TO CURB COVID-19 SPREAD; PARKS REMAIN OPEN

Fish and Game stocks over 30 million fish a year from its hatcheries into rivers, lowland lakes, reservoirs, and mountain lakes every year. Behind the scenes (and computer screens!), hatchery managers and fish managers keep a very tight schedule and record of when and where hatchery fish are…

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and the seven local Public Health Districts have developed guidance for event and venue managers to assist with decisions regarding mass gatherings and public events during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Washington, DC -  Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson, along with Congressmen Russ Fulcher (R-ID), Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ), Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), Paul Mitchell (R-MI), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), introduced a resolution expressing continued Congressional support for the A…

Today, the Idaho congressional delegation said that legislative and constituent service work in their offices will continue, even while a number of staffers located in Washington, D.C., work from home to help in slowing the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.  While at least one Senate staff…

Recording the life stories of Idaho veterans helps ensure their service is honored in a way that enables us to learn from their examples.  Over the years, I have participated in interviewing Idaho veterans to preserve their stories for the Veterans History Project (VHP).  I am proud to be a …

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As cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continue to increase throughout the world and in the United States, South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) is monitoring the situation and working closely with healthcare partners.

Does your doctor go the extra mile to make sure you and your family are healthy? Has your school nurse worked tirelessly to prevent and control outbreaks in your children’s classrooms? Is there a local organization that you see making a real health difference in the community? South Central …

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South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) has opened an information hotline for concerns about COVID-19, the novel coronavirus spreading across parts of the United States and world. At this time, no one in Idaho has tested positive for COVID-19 and SCPHD is not monitoring anyone for the disease.

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Dairyman John W. Wright will serve as the University of Idaho’s project manager for the new $25 million research dairy near Rupert that will serve as the core of the Idaho Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment.

U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to provide combat-wounded veterans with less than 20 years of service, also known as Chapter 61 Veterans, both their disability compensation and retired pay.

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The 1870 Census found 14,999 people living in the Territory of Idaho. Ten years later, that grew to 32,610 people. In 1890, the year Idaho became a state, it had 88,548 residents. Its population nearly doubled by 1900 and then more than doubled to 325,594 in 1910.

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Have you started planning your summer vacation yet? It’ll be sipping-lemonade-by-the-pool season before you know it. I love vacations, but here’s what I don’t love: Nearly 40% of millennials are willing to go into debt for their trips.1

Across Idaho, county commissioners, mayors, tribal leaders, nonprofit representatives and other civic leaders are urging Idahoans to stand up and be counted in the 2020 Census. They are well aware of the importance of ensuring that every member in their communities. A lot depends on it.

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Event set for March 13-14 at Wilson Theater

Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual Dessert for Dogs fundraiser benefiting the Minidoka Joint Powers Animal Shelter.  This sweet event will start at 6:30 pm and continue until 8:30 pm on Thursday, April 16, at Morey’s Event Center in Burley.

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For the second consecutive year at Burley Junior High, we are excited to hold a simulation called Reality Town for our 8th grade class. Oftentimes, students are excited to graduate from school and embark on their chosen career paths, but many are surprised to learn the complex realities and …

This morning, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that China has taken numerous actions to begin implementing its agriculture-related commitments under the landmark U.S.-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement on …

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Windbreaks provide protection from blowing wind and snow, habitat for wildlife, and add beauty for increased property value.  Windbreaks around your home or livestock feeding areas can make a difference in reducing not only wind velocity, but reducing blowing snow and dirt.  They also gentle…

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The Minidoka Ranger District of the Sawtooth National Forest is seeking comments for the Cave Canyon Fuelwood project located in the Cassia Division within the area burned by the Cave Canyon Fire in 2012. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Minidoka Ranger Distri…

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As elected trustees serving on a local school board, there are not many conversations we deem more serious than those that impact our local taxpayers. In addition to being volunteers we too are taxpayers, therefore the decisions we make affect us directly as well. The upcoming supplemental e…

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is partnering with Idaho native and Dallas Cowboys’ linebacker Leighton Vander Esch to remind Idahoans to buckle up. 

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Friday, March 13th and Saturday, March 14th, the Friends of the DeMary Library in Rupert, and co-sponsored by Dr. Cox and Minidoka County School District, will be hosting an exciting event at the Wilson Theatre entitled “2nd Annual Focus on Youth”. This two-day festival will feature local Mi…

The following is an account of the advancement of legislation I have advocated for on behalf of Idahoans.  I introduced or co-led the following bills that were enacted into law prior to the end of last year either as standalone legislation or as part of larger pieces of legislation: 

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Drévan Kai Addis of Burley graduates from Army Boot Camp and Combat Engineering training at U.S. Army Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post more than 75 years ago to a premier Army Center of …

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The United States Chamber of Commerce today endorsed U.S. Senator Crapo’s (R-Idaho) Lower Costs, More Cures Act (S. 3129), which would lower prescription drug prices, bring greater transparency to the prescription drug industry and encourage further innovation of new treatments and cures wit…

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The Burley American Legion, Post 17 has noticed several tattered U.S. Flags within our community which should be replaced. Did you know that you can buy your flags from the Burley American Legion? You can order either a Nylon, Cotton, or Polyester flags at the same price, or less, than you u…