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AIC Highlights Noteworthy City Clips

Monday, August 1, 2016  
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
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Check out noteworthy things done and honors received by cities around Idaho as they work to create quality cities.


The Cascade City Council passed a proclamation designating the community as a Purple Heart City, one of 27 in Idaho. Signs noting the designation have been posted on Idaho 55 at each end of town.


The City of Ketchum has saved more than $72,000 on energy bills at the wastewater treatment plant since it began participating in the Idaho Power energy cohort program in 2014.


A delegation of students, ranging in age from 13 to 17, from Pocatello’s Japanese Sister City—Iwamizawa, Hokkaido, Japan—will visit from July 26 through August 8. During their stay, they will visit Yellowstone National Park, rock climb at Ross Park, stop by the Museum of Clean, ride horses at the Bannock County Event Center and attend various other events and activities around Pocatello and Eastern Idaho.


A study of the “Top 10 Cities for Career Opportunities” by the financial technology company SmartAsset lists the City of Pocatello as number three. The report looked at the 355 largest metros in the United States and weighed factors like the unemployment rate, median income, cost of living, etc. Using the figures, each city received a score out of a possible 100. Pocatello scored a 94.1 and is the only city from Idaho in the top 25.


The City of Sandpoint Police Department is the recipient of the 2016 Tom McTevia Memorial Award, which is given each year to communi9ty members for removing barriers for people with disabilities in memory of community activist Tom McTevia. The award presentation took place on July 29th at the ADA Celebration Picnic at the Sandpoint City Beach.


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 or fax 344-8677.


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