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Idaho Department of Lands Prepares For Coming Wildfire Season

With the onset of very hot temperatures increasing the potential for larger fires in Idaho, the wildfire season clearly is under way. The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) is finalizing its review for fire season preparedness with all the Idaho Resource Areas and the combinations of suppression resources are ready for the tough months ahead. […]

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WIR Annual from the eyes of the President

NACo’s Western Interstate Region 2016 Conference took place in Teton County, Wyoming this year from May 24-27. Presiding over this year’s conference was Gordon Cruickshank, Valley County Commissioner and WIR President. Cruickshank is currently serving on the IAC Board of Directors as the WIR Representative and is now the Immediate Past President on WIR Board […]

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UI Study Shows Growing Hispanic population contributes to K-12 enrollment growth and labor supply

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 1, 2016 —Hispanics make up 18 percent of Idaho’s K-12 school population – but accounted for 42 percent of enrollment growth in the last five years, according to a University of Idaho study. The Hispanic population is not increasing due to recent immigration, however.  Immigrants who came to the U.S. since […]

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