Windy Hahn, a manager at the Idaho Falls office for the Idaho Department of Labor, discussed labor shortages and how to attempt to combat labor shortages here in southeast Idaho at a recently held Chamber of Commerce meeting.

Jefferson County Commissioners informed Todd Thompson, a resident on 456 N, during their meeting on Oct. 12, that there is an open session currently set for Oct. 25 during their regularly scheduled Monday meeting, but is subject to change based on the commissioners and Attorney Paul Ziel’s s…

Casey Radford presented a 57.23 acre subdivision to the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning. Radford plans to have the subdivision divided into five large lots for individual homes. The property is locate near Ririe, 4557 East County Line Road.

Graham Walker Schanz has recently become an internet sensation after announcing for Taysom Hill, the quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, and former football player for the BYU Cougars, along with other famous sports players and teams.

The Upper Valley Child Advocacy Center (UVCAC) and The Giving Cupboard have both received grant funds from the Idaho Community Foundation.

During the Menan City Council meeting on Sept. 9, Matt and Dean Hancock’s final plat was approved for a rental unit subdivision.

S&A Engineering was approved to conduct a sewer study for the city of Ririe during the Ririe City Council meeting on Aug. 10. The study is currently scheduled to start in Nov. 2021.

Jefferson County Planning and Zoning tabled a 77.6 acre subdivision from Higley Developments LLC during their Sept. 2 meeting. The development is currently called Mill Creek Estates and is located on 89 N 4200 E. Division 1 will have 44 lots on 39.5 acres, Division 2 will have 34 lots on 26.…

Circular Butte was recertified as a solid waste operation facility during the Jefferson County Commissioner meeting that was held on Oct. 4.

Christmas de Caballos/Toys for Tots Horse Parade in Rigby is a parade being put on by Steve Simmons, a resident of Egin, ID. The event will be held this Saturday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m.

For nearly four years, the U.S. Forest Service has been presenting a plan for exploratory drilling and mining for gold in Kilgore. The entirety of the project covers about 19 squares miles on Forest Service land, including land that is managed by the state of Idaho in Clark County.

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Jefferson County high school volleyball teams Ririe and West Jefferson have  been preparing for Districts and their opportunity to attend state for the past several weeks.

Roberts, Idaho — The Roberts City Library was awarded a grant of $23,500 in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, which was granted through the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Idaho Commission for Libraries.

Nedra Perkins, a resident of Hamer, asked the Jefferson County commissioners if they would be able to help her with a nuisance regarding an excess amount of tires during their June 7 meeting.

At the Menan City Council meeting held Sept. 9, the council was informed by a city resident about who was having troubles with a neighbor who was not confining or controlling their chickens.

During the Aug. 10 Ririe City Council meeting, the council unanimously decided to postpone the Stosich Meadows final plot plan until their city council meeting on Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. Ryan Stosich, President of ARS Flood & Fire Cleanup, is the owner of the development.

Clark County Sheriff’s Department renewed their annual contract with the City of Dubois, as well as receiving their funds for the Idaho Public Safety Communications Commissions grant that they apply for annually.

A community group has gotten together to raise funds for the football stadium and track at Rigby High School. The group will be doing the fundraising, and then create a plan for two separate phases. The group is looking to raise around $1.5 million for Phase 1, but they are still determining…

The Jefferson County Commissioners reaffirmed the Planning and Zoning commissions decision to deny the preliminary and final plat for the Countryside Meadows subdivision proposed for Lewisville during the commissioners Sept. 20 meeting. Lewisville plans on moving forward with annexing the de…

During the Ririe School Dist. #252 school board meeting on Sept. 15, the board did not decide to move forward with taking any action on the elementary fence that sits along Kelly Wilson’s commercial building.

During the Jefferson County Commissioner meeting held Sept. 13, Ririe Planning and Zoning Administrator Sharon Parry presented to the commissioners a written statement regarding the hazards on Heise Road.

Horrocks Engineering presented information about how they collect data for impact fees during the Rigby City Council meeting held Sept. 26. The council did not make a final decision, it was just informational.

Dawn Erickson has been teaching Social Studies at Ririe Middle School for the past year. Erickson taught her first year at Alturas International Academy.

Casey Radford, the developer for Radford Estates, came before the Jefferson County commissioners to review his development plan. The parcel is approximately 57.23 acres and will be divided into five lots. The development is located near Ririe, 4557 East County Line Road.

Rigby High School students gathered at the Justin Place — farm in Mud Lake for the annual Soil & Range Judging event on Sept. 21.

Jefferson County elected officials, Treasurer Kristine Lund, Clerk Colleen Poole, Assessor Jessica Roach and Prosecuting Attorney Mark Taylor collectively got together to write a letter in support of Governor Brad Little’s attempts to protect the rights of individuals who choose not to get t…

Mitch Whitmill of Jefferson County’s Noxious Weeds and Invasive Species presented to the Jefferson County Commissioners bids he has received for a fuel containment facility in Roberts. The commissioners did not make a final decision on which bid they will choose.

Rigby High School Homecoming has been in full-swing this week with many activities and opportunities to dress up.

POCATELLO – After a five-day jury trial, a federal jury sitting in Pocatello found Tel James Boam, 39, of Rigby, guilty of sixteen counts of attempted sexual exploitation of a child and one count of possession of child pornography, Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael M. Gonzalez, Jr. announced today…

During the Jefferson County Commissioner meeting that was held on Sept. 20, Emergency Manager Rebecca Squires read a letter from Central Fire District Chief Carl Anderson regarding the county having an ambulance.

According to a press release put out by Mountain America, starting today, the leadership for the new Idaho Falls Hockey Team is soliciting potential team names from the public in a naming contest presented by the Idaho Falls Auditorium District. The new hockey team is expected to make their …

UPDATE: A press release put out by the Jefferson Joint School Dist. #251 states backpacks will no longer be allowed at Rigby Middle School, Farnsworth Middle School, and both Rigby and Jefferson High Schools, which is effective immediately. 

During the Sept. 8 Lewisville City Council meeting, the council decided to postpone the approval of annexing Countryside Meadows to the council’s Sept. 15, where the Annexation Ordinance and Development Agreement can be passed. The property is located on the northwest corner of 500 N and 3400 E.