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AIC Highlights Noteworthy City Clips

Friday, October 6, 2017  
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 Eagle held a ribbon cutting on September 21 at Friendship Park Tennis and Pickleball Courts. A Pickleball Demonstration and Clinic was held following the ceremony, showcasing the cosmetic improvements that were made.


On September 29, the City of Idaho Falls Parks & Recreation Department and the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the expanded trail system at Idaho Falls Raceway at Noise Park. Motor cycle and ATV enthusiasts now have more than seven miles of riding trails on 400 acres at the Raceway thanks to a public-private partnership, grant money and some very supportive local businesses. Following the ribbon cutting, motorcycle and ATV rides were offered to those who wanted an off-road experience and a tour of the new trails.


The Idaho Falls Fire Department hosted the 2nd annual Fire Prevention Community Block Party on September 28. The free, family-oriented event was held at the new Downtown Fire Station 1. Activities included face painting and special guest appearances from Sparky the Fire Dog and Smokey Bear. Firefighters provided bucket rides in the ladder truck, as well as games and activities for kids. The American Red Cross offered safety tips on home preparedness, safety plans and smoke detector installation.


Elementary schools in School Districts 91 and 93 in Idaho Falls joined schools from around the world for International Walk to School Day on October 4. Approximately 100 to 300 students from each elementary school in the two districts, as well as parents and other community members, participated. Walk to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for pedestrians and bicyclists. The event also brings awareness to such issues as the importance of increased physical activity among children; traffic congestion; concerns for the environment; and building connections between families, schools and the community.


On September 30, the City of Ketchum celebrated the next phase of development at the Little League Field at Atkinson Park. The opening ceremony highlighted the new field and the unveiling a new electronic scoreboard. Hot dogs, ice cream and other prizes were provided, courtesy of the City.


The City of Meridian was selected by Money Magazine as one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America for 2017 based upon a healthy economy, affordable homes, and I high quality of life. This is the 5th time Meridian has received this recognition since 2005.


The Moscow Farmers Market has been ranked by American Farmland Trust’s (AFT) 9th Annual Farmers Market Celebration as number one in Idaho and among the top 25 markets nationally in all award categories.


Approximately 1,500 students from eight Moscow schools; 250 parents, teachers, and community leaders; and over 40 University of Idaho students and athletes participated in International Walk to School Day on October 4. International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day to raise awareness of the benefits of walking and biking and the need for Safe Routes to School.


The City of Pocatello is partnering with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and organizations from around the country to help residents better protect themselves online. During the month of October, The City’s Information Technology Department will be taking part in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The effort seeks to educate people on how they can protect themselves and their dealings on the Internet. Throughout the month, the City will be sharing tips, ideas and tools through its social media pages to help residents protect their life online.


The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality awarded a $50,000 wastewater planning grant to the City of Troy. The funds will be used to prepare a planning document along with an environmental review. The purpose of the project is to evaluate the current wastewater system and identify needed improvements to address new National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit requirements. The remaining $50,000 of the $100,000 project will be funded by the City.


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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