Gov. Brad Little signed the Wrongful Conviction Act on Friday, in the same courtroom where, 23 years ago, Christopher Tapp was sentenced for a crime he did not commit.
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 unanimously approved a 90 day moratorium at their meeting Feb. 22.
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 Public Works Department awarded Paragon Consulting with the job of completing the engineering and testing portion of closing cell #2 at Circular Butte Landfill.
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.
Mathcounts students from Jefferson School Dist. #251 competed in a Chapter Competition Feb. 25 with hopes of securing spots at the state competition, which is set to take place March 25.
Six students from Rigby High School have committed to play sports following their time in Jefferson Joint School Dist. #251.
RIGBY — Central Fire District and Rigby City Police were called out to a 2-vehicle traffic accident at the corner of 300N and 4000E the morning of Feb. 23.
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.
West Jefferson, Ririe and Rigby wrestlers traveled to the Idaho State Wrestling Championships Feb. 27 after a full season of duals, pins and invitationals.
Students from Cindy Schmidt and Helene Taylor’s classes at Jefferson Elementary School transformed themselves from fifth graders to iconic figures from United States history.
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.
Jacob Hora, 16, of Victor, will depart the Tetons this week to take on a 350-mile fat bike race in Alaska.
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 Lewisville City Council awarded a bid to Keller Associates for wastewater facility engineering services.
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.
Rigby and Ririe girls’ basketball teams competed at the State Championships starting Feb. 18.
The Rigby boys basketball team faced a loss against Madison High School 44-34, taking them out of the running for district champions.
South Fork Elementary is gearing up for their annual Chinese New Year celebration which is set to take place Feb. 25.
The Jefferson Joint School Dist. #251 Board of Trustees moved to set the 2021-2022 school calendar after accepting surveys from district families.
Three new courses have been proposed at Rigby High School along with a new course at Farnsworth Middle School.
The Ririe girls basketball team won their fifth district title in a row Feb. 9 in their matchup against West Jefferson, winning 47-35.
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.
The Jefferson County Planning and Zoning department received approval Feb. 8 to begin accepting credit cards for payment in their offices.
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.
The Rigby High School 2019-2020 yearbook, titled "The Iliad," took first place in the American Scholastic Press Association's national competition.
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.
The Idaho Falls Police Department responded to a home on Northgate Mile after a caller reported two men and one woman attacked a man at the home.
Wrestling teams from local school districts are undergoing preparations to face off at the district competition that’s set to begin Feb. 17.
Brian Leigh Dripps entered a guilty plea Tuesday morning to the June 1996 rape and murder of Angie Dodge.
Residents in Rocky Mountain Power's southeastern Idaho service area faced power outages Feb. 3 due to snow and wind in the region.
BOISE – Governor Brad Little has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of the three Idaho Army National Guard pilots killed in a helicopter crash near Boise Tuesday night.
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.