Central Fire District Chief Carl Anderson and Assistant Chief Nic White will be trading the Idaho winter weather for warmth and humidity as they travel to Florida to finalize the build of a new engine for the fire district. 

The Central Fire District Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of radios and turnouts totaling $113,211.72 at their meeting Feb. 11. 

The Jefferson County Commissioners conducted a public hearing Feb. 22 for the proposed fee increases for Jefferson County Lake, which is maintained by the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Department.

EIPH — The COVID Vaccine Advisory Committee (CVAC) met on February 19 and finalized the next groups of Idahoans to receive the COVID vaccine as soon as the Governor releases a date for that to start, which is tentatively scheduled for early April. Following is a list of those groups:

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was approved for a matching boating safety grant through the State of Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation Feb. 22.

The Jefferson Joint School Dist. #251 Board of Trustees voted to move the district back to the five day school week with early release being done on Wednesdays.

Economic Development Director Brent Tolman gave updates to the Rigby City Council Feb. 18 with suggestions on how to move forward in bringing more business to the city.

ISP — On Thursday, February 25, 2021, at approximately 8:14 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a three-vehicle, fatality crash at the intersection of 2600 N and 800 E, 2 miles north of Monteview, in Jefferson County.

National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Week is being celebrated around Jefferson and Clark Counties as groups hold events and competitions surrounding the week aimed at celebrating the impact FFA has on its members.

The Ririe City Council appointed a new clerk at their meeting Feb. 9. Wendy Mullins was appointed unanimously by the board to take over for former clerk Carrie Dimos, who took over the position in Nov. of 2020 from Belinda Jorgensen.

The Clark County School Dist. #161 Board of Trustees welcomed two new members thus far in 2021. 

Clark County School Dist. #161 will be holding a supplemental levy renewal election March 9.

The City of Ririe received their audit report at their Feb. 9 meeting from Sheri Poulsen with Jensen Poulsen and Company out of Rigby and Idaho Falls.

Rigby High School is preparing to tell a tale surrounding a music box, a con and a quest to discover one’s true identity.

The Ririe School Dist. #252 Board of Trustees received a COVID-19 update at their meeting Feb. 10 as well as information on changes they’ll need to make to update the Federal programs budget.

The Rigby boys basketball team faced a loss against Madison High School 44-34, taking them out of the running for district champions.

The Jefferson Joint School Dist. #251 Board of Trustees moved to set the 2021-2022 school calendar after accepting surveys from district families. 

Jefferson County Emergency Manager Rebecca Squires received approval from commissioners Feb. 8 to move forward in purchasing a Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) that would be shared between all Jefferson County Response Units.

Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Taylor will be bringing on a temporary attorney to fill in the open position in his office as COVID-19 closures have delayed his candidate from receiving their Idaho license to practice.

The City of Ririe held a public hearing on new impact fees, capacity fees, water and sewer connection, and sewer fees.

The subdivision ordinance, which has been an ongoing project for more than a year and was adopted Dec. 21, once again became a topic of discussion at the Jefferson County Commissioners meeting Feb. 8.

Kristi Staten with The Development Company presented to the Rigby City Council Feb. 4 on the grant their company is administering for a well and well house located at 200 N and 4000 E.

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After shutting down and switching hands a few times, the Me'n Stans building was officially demolished the week of Feb. 17. Rhodehouse Construction completed the demolition for $47,320 in addition to having to clean and level the lot. The Rigby Urban Renewal Agency purchased the building bef…

A student from Rigby High School was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center Feb. 1 after receiving burns in a welding incident.

Although the COVID-19 vaccine is now available to those in the Eastern Idaho Public Health District aged 65 and older, the availability of vaccines in the eight-county district and high demand resulted in EIPH changing the scheduling process as residents took to Facebook to share frustration…

Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Taylor and County Clerk Colleen Poole discussed the Executive Session protocol with commissioners Feb. 1, stating that the commissioners should have minutes being taken during sessions.

Jefferson County has been moved back into the minimal risk level after 14 consecutive days of average cases falling below 15 per 10,000. According to a release by Eastern Idaho Public Health, wearing face coverings is no longer mandatory for the county.

Ty Belnap, a former member of the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning commission, approached the Jefferson County Commissioners Feb. 1 to ask for a formal hold or immediate moratorium of subdivision applications based on a possible conflict of interest on the approval of the subdivision ordinance.

The Kilgore Gold Exploration project is being carried out by Otis Capital USA Corp (Otis) in order to conduct exploration activities for minerals in approximately five air miles northwest of Kilgore.

Jefferson County Emergency Manager Rebecca Squires approached commissioners Feb. 1 with the request to take on an intern from Brigham Young University – Idaho.

Wrestling teams from local school districts are undergoing preparations to face off at the district competition that’s set to begin Feb. 17.

Residents in Rocky Mountain Power's southeastern Idaho service area faced power outages Feb. 3 due to snow and wind in the region. 

Office administrators and elected officials from Jefferson County gave their monthly updates at the commissioners meeting Jan. 25. 

Jefferson Joint School Dist. #251 and Ririe School Dist. #252 are now accepting surveys for the 2021-2022 school calendar options.