The Shelley Pioneer is published every Wednesday.

Wednesday June 01, 2016

Shelley pool good to go
Councilman Jeff Kelley wants the public to know that the Shelley City Pool is heated and in good condition for another swimming season.At the May 24 meeting of the Shelley City Council, Mayor Stacy Pascoe said that the city had been getting calls asking if the pool was heated yet. Public Works Director Justin Johnson explained that the new boiler ...

Clerk reports on curtailment threat
Shelley Clerk Sandy Gaydusek offered insight into the recent threat of curtailment and the quick removal of the threat.She said that the water right was for well number five, with a priority date of 2007, which was operating on an application basis. The city has until 2018 to prove the water right, but that the curtailment would be for consumptive ...

Firth hires new teachers
The Firth school board didn’t have any policy readings, but they still conducted plenty of business at their May 12 meeting.“We had personnel action approved,” said Superintendent Sid Tubbs.Several teachers either retired or accepted positions elsewhere. And so six new teachers have been hired. They are Patrice Williams for second grade, ...

Shelley school board examines policies
Shelley school board members discussed a draft of their professional accountability policy and the possibility of implementing a support dog policy as well as other business at their Thursday meeting.Trustees Rich Brown and Sharlene Jolley have been working with teachers Barbi Bjorn and Chris Fleming on the professional accountability policy, ...

Shelley Council approves new attached dwelling ordinance
The Shelley City Council unanimously approved a new zoning ordinance, which will allow attached dwellings of up to eight homes with smaller yards for older or single residents.The Shelley Planning and Zoning Commission recommended two changes to the ordinance for a public hearing, which were to have a doorway from a garage leading to a backyard, ...

Patriot Field work
Bingham County Public Works employees work to prepare the ground for the new Patriot Field on May 18, across from the Bingham County Courthouse, which is slated to open this summer.

Local tree committee hard at work
The local tree committee will be busy this summer beautifying the community of Shelley and they encourage all to get involved.Planter pots that brighten Shelley’s main street were planted on Thursday. Flowers were donated by the greenhouse at the King’s store.“That is very generous of them. It is saving us over $500,” said Dayle Searle, ...

DARE Day
Bingham County DARE graduates play in water sprayed by a fire truck at the Eastern Idaho State Fair May 18 as part of DARE Day.

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