City Clips September 11, 2015
Friday, September 11, 2015
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
The Jerome Fire Department worked with the Muscular Dystrophy Association during Fill the Boot to raise money for local individuals with muscle diseases.
The City of Ketchum is working in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, Blaine County Recreation District, Wood River Land Trust, and Trout Unlimited to assure meaningful access to public lands by posting signs, trimming vegetation, and adding bark or decomposed granite to clearly indicate public access trails.
The City of Ketchum sponsored Wagon Days over Labor Day weekend to honor is heritage. Some of the events included a Cowboy Poets recital; an Art Gallery Walk; musical entertainment; arts, crafts, and antique fairs; Big Hitch Parade, one of the biggest parades in the country without motorized vehicles; a pancake breakfast; a children’s carnival; a duck race; food; fun; and more.
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality awarded an $89,998 drinking water planning grant to the City of McCall. The funds will be used to prepare a drinking water planning study and environmental information document. The purpose of the project is to evaluate the current drinking water system, plan for future growth, and develop alternative plans for needed improvements. The City will fund the remaining $89,999 of the $179,997 project.
The City of Meridian opened Storey Bark Park, its first dedicated off-leash dog park. The fully-fenced dog park features a safe leashing/unleashing area, separate large dog and small dog areas, shade shelters, a restroom building, people and doggy drinking fountains, paved walkways, a variety of ground coverings, benches, mutt mitt stations, landscaping, a new paved parking area, dog-themed street signs, and a pair of fire hydrants.
The City of Post Falls received a Certification of Excellence Award for its Investment Policy from the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada.
The City of Twin Falls was awarded a $902,379 Assistance to Firefighters grant, funded by the Bureau of Homeland Security and FEMA. The funds will be used to replace SCBAs (self-contained breathing apparatus) and other equipment in nine fire departments and rural fire districts in the Magic Valley.
The City of Twin Falls held its 5th annual National Night Out on August 4. Approximately 450 to 500 people attended this year’s event.
The generous citizens of Twin Falls helped the Twin Falls Fire Fighters Association raise nearly $12,000 during the community’s annual MDA Fill the Boot fundraiser. The money is used to help people in the Magic Valley.