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Wednesday April 27, 2016

City to look at ground water alliances
The Shelley City Council will look again at what different ground water coalitions offer to ensure that the city is getting the best protection from a possible water use reduction order.Shelley city attorney BJ Driscoll spurred discussion by suggesting that the city might consider joining a ground water rights coalition with other municipalities ...

Judge will allow City of Basalt to take loans
Bingham County District Judge David C. Nye ruled April 15 that the City of Basalt could seek a loan from the USDA or DEQ to fix a sewer collection system that is falling apart.According to attorney Stephanie J. Bonney, of Moore Smith Buxton & Turcke, of Boise, the judicial confirmation hearing was successful with Nye declaring that the debt was ...

Shelley school board highlights items for levy
School board members met with Superintendent Bryan Jolley in a special work session April 13, to formulate a plan to inform the public about the upcoming supplemental levy May 17.The proposed levy will be for $575,000 and will be used for new technology and to sustain ongoing programs or positions that were cut when funding was reduced in 2009.The ...

Candidates square off for District 31 race
David Esplin of Firth is challenging incumbent Neil Anderson of Blackfoot for the legislative seat 31A for the primary election May 17.The Shelley Pioneer asked each of the candidates to answer six questions.1. Could you tell us a little about yourself (family, employment, or hobbies)?Esplin: I am the father of nine children; seven sons and two ...

Mayor’s youth council orders veterans monument
The mayor’s youth council continues to be hard at work at several projects and have just ordered their Veteran’s monument.After hovering close to their financial goal of around $6,000 to purchase the monument, the mayor’s youth council just received word that cement work and some materials will be donated by Jordan Cotterell.“He just found ...

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