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Losinski retires from Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Gregg Losinski, the longtime Regional Conservation Educator and spokesman for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, has retired after more than 34 years with the state of Idaho.

Losinski began his career with Idaho State University in 1983 where he served as director of student activities and earned a master’s degree in education, a Fish and Game news release said. He later became Fish and Game’s regional conservation educator.

Losinski was part of the team that created a nationwide conservation education strategy and helped to expand the international Project Wild curriculum, the release said. He helped create expanded college courses for teachers about turkeys, bears, winter ecology and the Yellowstone Ecosystem.

He also was very active in grizzly bear recovery and working to reduce human/bear conflicts both domestically and internationally. He served as the chairman of the information and education subcommittee of the Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee for 18 years and held the same post with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee for seven years.

In retirement, Losinski plans to continue to be involved in the community through work on the board of the Tautphaus Park Zoological Society and as adjunct faculty for the University of Idaho.

Fall River Electric’s Hanson earns national certification

Fall River Electric board member and past board president of the cooperative, Jay Hanson, recently earned the prestigious Director Gold Credential certification from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

The association represents more than 1,000 consumer-owned, not-for-profit electric providers in the United States, a Fall River Electric news release said. Obtaining this certificate requires prior achievement of both the credentialed cooperative director and board leadership certificate as well as additional credits earn from the association’s continuing education program.

The Director Gold Credential certification is the highest level of certification the association offers to cooperative board members, the release said.

Hanson, who lives near Victor, has served on the Fall River Electric board for more than 12 years. He also is a board representative for the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation based in Virginia.

For information visit, fallriverelectric .com.