City Clips September 25, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
The Greater Moscow Area Coalition—including the City of Moscow, Moscow Urban Renewal Agency and Latah County—hosted an open house to highlight progress on the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup Grants on September 23. The EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant Program began in 2010. The open house included an information session and progress report on EPA Brownfield Assessment and Cleanup activities to date.
The City of Moscow, Moscow Chamber of Commerce and University of Idaho hosted the 2015 Vandal Town Block Party, welcoming new and returning students back to Moscow and celebrating with the community, on September 25. The event featured local businesses, food vendors, specialty vendors and live entertainment. SMART Transit hosted free public transportation during the event.
The 2015 Air Force Appreciation Day (AFAD), which took place September 11-12 in Mountain Home. The event included a free barbecue, featuring 5,000 ears of corn; a five-mile fun run; a three-mile walk; a parade; among other activities. The festival brings together military members, their families, community leaders, local residents, private businesses, and non-profit organizations from around the area as they celebrate the importance of the military.
Heartland Recreational Vehicles, one of the world leaders in recreational vehicle manufacturing, has selected Nampa as the location for its new manufacturing facility to produce the company’s popular Heartland line of travel trailers. The company expects to employ approximately 120 new workers to start and to begin production in the first quarter of calendar year 2016.
A Relay for Life event took place at the track in City Park in St. Maries on August 28.
The Twin Falls Police Department and Neuhoff Communications provided an opportunity for citizens of Twin Falls to safely dispose of old prescription medications on September 26. The event was part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Take Back Day.