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AIC Highlights Noteworthy City Clips

Tuesday, December 6, 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 City of Cascade teamed up with the Cascade Medical Center and Cascade schools to hire a grant writer who is expected to bring in outside funding for all three agencies. Each agency will pay 1/3 of the grant writer’s salary.


Australian women’s activewear company, Vie Active, announced the creation of their first U.S. headquarters, which will be located in Ketchum. The company, which started in 2013 in Bondi Beach, Australia, is expected to bring 43 new jobs with an average wage of $51,900. Vie Active designs and creates activewear including sports bras and tights that are crafted from high quality, quick drying, sweat wicking, and anti-microbial fabrics including compression and Australian Merino. The goal is “performance driven, fashion-forward activewear built to stand up to the rigors of daily life, the demands of a workout, and everything in between.” All Vie Active products are designed by women, for women.


A ribbon cutting was held on December 1 for the electrical vehicle charging station at the Ore Wagon Museum in Ketchum. Idaho Power will pay half of the $7,694 cost of the station. Much of the electricity provided will come from the solar panels on the Museum roof. The station can be used by all electric vehicles and payment must be made through ChargePoint, an app available for smart phones.


The City of Priest River received its second designation as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. 

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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