The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners approved a travel request for two county employees April 8 for training.

The Jefferson Joint School District No. 251 Board of Trustees decided to name the new elementary school Cottonwood Elementary School April 10, after a poll from the district’s patrons leaned towards the name.

The Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department has been busy in recent months updating multiple ordinances and negotiating area of impacts with county municipalities. Department Administrator Kevin Hathaway updated the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners on where the department curr…

Construction of the new Jefferson Joint School District No. 251 elementary school is officially underway after district staff and construction personnel broke ground April 8.

The Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Commission approved two plat amendments April 4, that will be presented to the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners for final approval at a later date.

Sunrise Estates’ preliminary and final plat for one-story, two-car garage townhomes located at 325 W. 1st S. with variances was approved Thursday night by the Rigby Planning and Zoning Commission.

The Rigby Planning and Zoning Commission approved the proposed downtown overlay Thursday night. The commission’s approval does not adopt the ordinance, but is a “do recommend” for the Rigby City Council, who will be holding a hearing regarding the ordinance April 18.

The Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department and the City of Rigby will be holding an open house meeting April 16 at 7 p.m. at the Jefferson Joint School District No. 251 District Office, 3850 E. 300 N. The meeting will allow patrons to come hear the progress of the area of impact map…

The Rigby City Council voted to help in the costs of a waterline extending down 4000 E. to 200 N. and the new church Thursday night, with a not to exceed limit of $50,000.

The Jefferson Star’s fist annual Easter/Spring Coloring Book is featured in this edition. Each completed coloring page can be submitted to the associated business by April 19.

Jefferson County Sheriff Steve Anderson is planning to negotiate how much the Jefferson County Jail is charged for City of Rigby services, after learning that the city is planning to the department for all 64 of the jail’s units.

Like the City of Rigby, the City of Lewisville is looking to extend its area of impact to prepare for potential future growth.

With the luau fundraiser coming up on April 26, the topic of the future of the Mustang Events Center has come up often. Roberts Mayor Robert “BJ” Berlin was able to take some time this week to talk a bit about the reality of what the community of Roberts is facing in regards to the event center.

The United States Census Bureau is forming a 2020 census committee that will likely consist of officials from governmental agencies, faith-based organizations, school districts and other heads of community organizations.

Jefferson Joint School District No. 251 Superintendent Chad Martin announced April 5, that the district has named South Fork Elementary School Principal, Richard Howard, the new principal at Rigby Middle School for the 2019-20 school year.

Jefferson County and the City of Rigby have been in negotiations the past few months to update the area of impact agreement, and now that the two municipalities are in the final stretches of the agreement, County Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman Ty Belnap wanted to clarify what that m…

The West Jefferson School District No. 253 Board of Trustees are in the beginning stages of arming a couple of the district’s teachers after deciding to proceed with developing a policy.

The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners signed a memorandum of understanding between the Jefferson County Road and Bridge Department and the Burgess Canal and Irrigation Company April 1.

Construction of the new Jefferson Joint School District No. 251 elementary school is officially underway after district staff and construction personnel broke ground Monday afternoon.

Jefferson Joint School District No. 251 Superintendent Chad Martin announced April 5, that the district has named South Fork Elementary School Principal, Richard Howard, the new principal at Rigby Middle School for the 2019-20 school year.

The Ririe Joint School District No. 252 Board of Trustees continued their discussions regarding bus drop-off locations March 11 with Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Aaron Williams.

The City of Rigby’s waterline project on 4000 E. will now cost an additional $250,000 that will be covered between the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints and the city. Actual amounts will be negotiated during the April 4 Rigby City Council meeting.

Future houses in Autumn Heights Subdivision will now feature six bedrooms instead of four, after the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Commission approved the plat amendment for applicant Jim Bernard March 7.

Cell phone usage while operating a vehicle is now punishable by infraction within the City of Roberts, after the city council approved an ordinance prohibiting cell phone use during a March 12 council meeting.

Rigby Planning and Zoning Planner Sharon Parry introduced a new codes and an amendment to a current ordinance to the Rigby City Council March 21 that she says are needed to assure that organized growth occurs.

The Roberts Fire District was authorized by the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners March 25 to use more than $700 in impact fees for pieces of equipment for the districts tender truck.

Jefferson County Noxious Weeds and Invasive Species Administrator Mitch Whitmill met with the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners March 18 to propose a fee increase to a few of the department’s rates.

Korn Dairy in Terreton, has been named among the 2019 Members of Distinction by Dairy Farmers of America (DFA).

Jefferson County Sheriff Steve Anderson and Prosecuting Attorney Paul Butikofer informed the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners and county department heads, that the trial for Challis resident Mark Wilson, who is accused of a 2018 murder, has had a change of venue to Jefferson County.

BOISE — After hours of bitter debate, the Idaho House on Friday passed legislation to sharply limit voter initiatives on a 40-30 vote, sending it to the governor’s desk — despite warnings that it won’t stand up in court — and also passed a follow-up bill to slightly ease a couple of its requ…

The Rigby City Council approved its proposed area of impact map Thursday night, following a public hearing where a majority of speakers were opposed to the proposal.

Spring is officially here which means 4-H camps and events are right around the corner. Listed are a few of the events taking place in the upcoming months.

The final of the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee is scheduled for March 29 at 1:30 p.m. in the Manwaring Center Grand Ballroom at Brigham Young University-Idaho that will feature two students from Jefferson County.