AIC Highlights Noteworthy City Clips
Friday, October 21, 2016
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
Check out noteworthy things done and honors received by cities around Idaho as they work to create quality cities.
The City of Eagle Parks and Recreation Department and the Eagle Historical Museum hosted Eagle’s annual Harvest Festival on October 15 at Heritage Park. Activities included the last Eagle Saturday Market of the season; free kids’ activities such as pumpkin decorating, crafts, and coloring; and more. The addition of Pumpkin in the Park this year provided some of the best flavors of fall. Attendees voted for their favorites of the pumpkin treats provided by local vendors.
Hailey’s Friedman Memorial Airport placed second in the Transportation category of Idaho Business Review’s annual Top Projects publication. The award recognized the federally mandated, $34 million runway modification and facility relocation project, which began in June 2013 and was completed in October 2015. Features of the project highlighted in the award include the 39 percent of construction work contracted to Blaine County businesses, the communication and decision-making made in cooperation with the airport’s authority board and staff, and the diverse team of engineers and consultants that worked on the project. The award also recognized the innovative “Modifications of Standards” approach used to adhere to Federal Aviation Administration design standards, given the limited construction budget and existing airport site.
The American Planning Association recently designated Ketchum’s Main Street as one of five “Great Streets” in America. A community celebration will take place on October 20 for the award presentation and will include vendors and jazz music.
The Moscow Police Department will hold its 17th Annual Citizen Police Academy from January 18 to April 5, 2017. This 11-week course provides an opportunity for citizens to learn and experience the law enforcement profession while enhancing communication lines to those citizens the department serves and protects. Course topics include, but are not limited to, police history, the criminal justice system, patrol procedures, traffic & drug enforcement, criminal investigations, use of force, firearms training, and emergency vehicle operation.
If your city has done something noteworthy or received an honor and you would like it listed in City Clips, send the information to GayDawn by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 344-8677.