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AIC Highlights Noteworthy People

Friday, July 6, 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.


The City of Aberdeen’s Clerk/Treasurer Linda Balls was named the Grand Marshal to lead the Aberdeen Daze Parade on June 23. Balls has been at the City of Aberdeen since 2002.


Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter recently announced that Netherlands-based NewCold is investing $90 million to build a 140-foot-high, 25 million cubic feet sub-zero cold storage warehouse in Burley, which is slated to open in the spring of 2019.   This will be one of the largest frozen storage facilities of its kind in the United States.

Jackie Flowers, General Manager for Idaho Falls Power, submitted her resignation letter to the City of Idaho Falls, effective July 20. She has accepted a position as the Director of Tacoma Public Utilities.


At a recent Idaho Falls City Council meeting, Bear Prairie was appointed as the new General Manager of Idaho Falls Power.


Idaho Falls City Attorney Randy Fife was recognized recently by the Idaho Municipal Attorney’s Association (IMA) with the prestigious Dale Storer Professionalism Award. Only two other attorneys in the state have been recognized with the award from IMA since 2011. According to Bill Nary, City Attorney from the City of Meridian, this award is the highest honor they can bestow on a city attorney.


Pocatello Police Department Major and Deputy Chief Jim Peterson retired on June 27 after 33 years of service to the community. Over the course of his career, Peterson has served as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Patrol Division Sergeant, and as one of the first School Resource Officers. After retirement, Peterson and his wife plan to spend more time with their children and grandchildren.


Dean Cain, who played “Superman” in ABC’s “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” during the 1990s, was recently sworn in as a Reserve Officer for the St. Anthony Police Department by Mayor Don Powell.


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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