Eastern Idaho news in brief

D.L. Evans announces award winners

D.L. Evans Bank announced its Employee Service Award recipients for 2017.

Ray Parkinson, vice president branch manager in Idaho Falls, was awarded for his exemplary service of 10 years.

Red Cross emergency app available

The Red Cross has steps people can follow to get their vehicles ready for travel as well as what do if caught in a winter storm.

The organization encourages individuals to plan ahead and if possible stay off the road, among other tips that are available through their applications at any app store or redcross.org/apps. The Red Cross First Aid App also includes medical guidance and a hospital locater should an emergency arise.

Salmon-Challis National Forest feedback period open

The Salmon-Challis National Forest released the Forest Plan Revision Draft Assessment and Preliminary Needs for Change Statement on Nov. 3. The assessment is a rapid and focused description of existing economic, social and ecological conditions and trends in and around the national forest. The feedback period for the assessment, wilderness inventory and wild and scenic river eligibility has been extended to May 4.

Documents and other plan revision information are available at bit.ly/fpr201821. The website also has links to provide feedback. For more information or to request a forest plan revision presentation, contact Josh Milligan at 208-756-5560 or email scnf_plan_rev@usda.gov.

North Fremont Food Pantry distribution set

The North Fremont Food Pantry will distribute food Jan. 10 and Jan. 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ashton Community Center.

All clients must present a picture ID, and a household may receive food once each month. The NFFP Board will meet at 3 p.m. Jan. 10 at the community center.

Master gardener applications being accepted

Gardeners and plant lovers can now sign up for the 2018 master gardener course being offered by University of Idaho, Bonneville County Extension Office. Classes will be held Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. starting Jan. 25, in the Bonneville County Extension Office community outreach classroom at 2925 Rollandet St.

Master gardeners train in a 15-week intensive classroom training followed by volunteer services in the community during the summer months. Participants will become knowledgeable paraprofessionals in home horticulture. There is a $65 lab fee for the class and will include the textbook and all required materials. University credit is available for an additional cost.

Applications are available by contacting Monica at mallen@uidaho.edu. For more information, contact the extension office at 208-529-1390 or by email to bonneville@uidaho.edu.