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AIC Highlights Noteworthy People

Wednesday, July 6, 2016  
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
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Check out noteworthy things being done and honors received by people in Idaho cities around the state.


Captain Dean M. Larsen retired from the Jerome Police Department on May 25 after 41 years in Law Enforcement, 31 with the City of Jerome.


Solar panels on the City of Ketchum’s Ore wagon Museum started feeding energy into the Idaho Power electric grid on June 6. A private investor, OWM Solar, owns the panels. The City leases the roof and benefits from the electricity generated by the panels with a 10 percent reduction in power costs. “Solar energy is another addition to Ketchum’s growing sustainability and quality of life,” said Mayor Nina Jonas. “As an identified key economic driver in this new economy, it is essential to maintain and continue to improve our quality of life.”


Brittany Skelton is the new Associate Planner for the City of Ketchum. She formerly worked as Planning and Zoning Administrator for the City of Victor.


City of Ketchum Public Works Director/City Engineer Robyn Mattison was one of 14 young professionals recently highlighted in an industry publication, Water and Wastewater Digest.


Morgan Brim, Senior Planner for the City of Ketchum, has resigned to become the planning director of the town of Vineyard, Utah.


School Resource Officer (SRO) Mike Lock retired after 24 years with the Meridian Police Department, many of those years as the SRO at Meridian Middle School. “His impact on our kids has been immeasurable,” said Mayor Tammy de Weerd.


Pocatello Council President Steve Brown read a proclamation at the June 16 City Council Meeting proclaiming June 2016 to be “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” The proclamation serves to “recognize the many contributions general aviation and the Pocatello Regional Airport make to our community and surrounding areas.”


Pocatello Councilmember Roger Bray read a proclamation at the June 16 City Council Meeting establishing June 27, 2016, as “ASK Day.” The proclamation “encourages parents to add one more safety question to conversations before their child visits other homes, ‘Is there an unlocked gun in the house?’” This proclamation was requested by the Asking Saves Kids Campaign and their local representative Rusty Lish.


The City of Pocatello hosted a Town Hall Meeting featuring Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden to discuss his decision to stop spent nuclear fuel from coming to the Idaho National Laboratory. During the meeting, the Attorney General provided a history of the issue, including the 1995 Settlement Agreement with the Department of Energy, up to where negotiations stand in the present day. He then took questions from the audience. “What happens at the Idaho National Laboratory has an impact on everyone in East Idaho,” said Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad.


Every year, Senior high school students in Potlatch must complete a senior project in order to graduate. Garrion Harrison’s senior project was a Bpcce Ball Court in Scenic 6 Park.


Nathan Lloyd’s Boy Scout project this year was an “Entrance to Potlatch” sign project, which installed new entrance signs on each end of Potlach.


Potlatch scout James Huggins is completing his Eagle Scout project by installing a 9-hole Frisbee Golf course in Scenic 6 Park.


Former Preston Mayor J. Dennis Williams, also known as J.D. Williams, was inducted into the 2016 Oneida County Hall of Fame for his outstanding achievements in business, legal, and politics/public service.


If someone in your community has done something noteworthy or received an honor that you feel should be highlighted in the People section of the newsletter, send the information to GayDawn by e-mail or fax 344-8677.

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