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AIC Highlights Noteworthy People

Friday, June 1, 2018  
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.


Rick Cloutier has been appointed to fill the position of Airport Director at the Idaho Falls Regional Airport.


The Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission held an open house at Brady Chapel on Memorial Day. Members of the Commission were available to answer questions about the building. The chapel was built by the family of former Senator and Governor James Brady after his death. The building was dedicated on Memorial Day 1922, after three years of construction. In the late 1970s, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Historic Preservation Commission recently renovated the old chapel, and it is now open to the public.


At a recent Pocatello City Council Meeting, Skyler Beebe was appointed as Director of Pocatello Regional Transit (PRT). Beebe succeeded Dave Hunt, who retired March 30.


Trade & Industry Development, a leading site selection publication, announced the winners of the 13th Annual Corporate Investment and Community Impact (CiCi) awards. eCobalt Solutions, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based company operating the Cobalt Mine in Salmon and a processing facility on a railhead in Blackfoot was among the recipients recognized for having made a significant investment in their respective communities. As the nation’s only environmentally permitted primary cobalt project, the Salmon mine will produce cobalt used in rechargeable batteries. "It is no surprise that eCobalt Solutions is being recognized for their significant investment in the State of Idaho and for putting Idaho on the map as the primary high- grade cobalt reserve production location," said Idaho Commerce Director Bobbi-Jo Meuleman. "The Idaho Cobalt Project is expected to create close to 170 new jobs between the Salmon and Blackfoot locations and will build upon Idaho’s extensive mining industry and our refining capabilities." According to the announcement, "eCobalt’s decision to operate a refinery in Blackfoot was driven by existing water and sewer lines to support the refinery’s construction site, an ideal strategic location with nearby highway and rail access to transport cobalt and a large local and regional labor pool." "This is another example of the positive impacts that the mining industry has on the rural communities in Idaho," said Ben Davenport, Executive Vice President at the Idaho Mining Association. "eCobalt continues to invest in the Salmon and Blackfoot communities as they construct this project. Their commitment to responsible and sustainable resource development in Idaho has the potential to bring many high paying jobs to some of the more rural parts of our state. We at the Idaho Mining Association look forward to seeing this project progress and fully support their efforts and the investments they have made in the local communities." eCobalt Solutions, Inc. is one of only 15 projects recognized nationally in the Community Impact Award category.


Brock Cherry is the  new City Planner for the City of Twin Falls.


Dave Rasmussen has been hired as the new Mechanical/Plumbing Inspector for the City of Twin Falls.


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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