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Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins! And gourds, and squash, and Indian corn and so much more! We’re highlighting a wonderful rural farm in Buhl ID called Crismor’s Pumpkin Patch, that has EVERYTHING for your Halloween / Harvest fun. You can purchase straw bales for decorating, cornstalk bundles, Indian corn in beautiful rainbow colors, craft items and there are more than 27 different varieties of pumpkins to choose from. Continue reading
The Idaho Department of Labor was awarded a $1.09 million U.S. Department of Labor grant to improve the process of connecting dislocated workers, unemployment insurance claimants, the long-term unemployed and other job seekers to all available services. Idaho is one of more than 40 states and territories receiving funds from the Reemployment & Systems Integration […]
This is such a great article. We can think of several of these ideas that some of our local communities have implemented here in Southern Idaho. Check it out and be inspired by what YOU can do to improve your community.
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Source: Idaho Commerce
IDAHO’S STATE TRADE EXPANSION PROGRAM (STEP) GRANT
STEP Year 2016-2017
APPLICATION PERIOD IS OPEN!
The State of Idaho is still awaiting the announcement of awards by the U.S. Small Business Administration for the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant for federal fiscal year 2016. However, in anticipation of the potential award, we are moving forward as planned and are now open for applications for eligible projects occurring in the grant period: September 30, 2016 – September 29, 2017.
All Financial Assistance Award applications (Option #1) are due by 5:00 p.m. MDT on Thursday, September 15, 2016. This is to be the only application period for this option.
Visit our website for complete program guidelines.
All awards are contingent upon receipt of the 2016 award from the SBA.
Applications are accepted online at Idaho Commerce’s Grant Portal. To register for your online portal account and apply, contact STEP Grant Program Manager, Tina Salisbury at (208) 287-3164 or by email at email@example.com.
*Please note that log-in set ups are available Mondays-Fridays only, and we require a minimum of 48 hours prior to application due date.
“Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration”
There are two options to take advantage of STEP funds:
Info in this article was taken from The Courier News, written and published by Edward Reagan.
The Gooding County Fair exhibit entries begin today – August 15th . All Open Class items (except flowers and garden produce) will be accepted from 9am to 9pm. The flower exhibit will be open for entries on Tues Aug 16th from 4 to 8PM and field crops can be brought in on Wed morning at 8AM.
Wednesday evening August 17th the parade will roll down Main Street at 7PM. Sign up begins at 4PM behind ISDB (Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind). Large entries (tractors, trucks, etc.) can line up along Main Street south of 13th Ave. There is no fee to enter, but if you have questions, contact Pete Etchart at the Gooding Valley County Store. This year’s theme is “Fair-a-dise.”
After the parade you can head on over to the fairgrounds for Family Night at the carnival ($1 rides) or stick around downtown at the Sidetrack Bar for the Street Dance featuring Dirty Johnny. Or, you can get your first taste of rodeo with the WPRA Barrel Racing Slack event starting at 9pm.
All fair exhibits are open for public viewing on Thurs from 10 to 10. Thurs August 18th is also Family Night at the Rodeo starting at 8PM. Friday August 19th is Tough Enough to Wear Pink luncheon and live auction at 12 noon and rodeo at 8pm. The 4H/FFA Livestock Sale will be held on Sat August 20th at 10AM.
Special event this year after Saturday’s rodeo – stick around for Bullfighters Only. Six of the world’s top bullfighters will go head to head with some of the country’s’ best bulls. The 2016 Gooding County Fair will wrap up on Sunday morning with Cowboy Church 9AM at the Commercial Building.
The following link will take you to a full calendar of the week’s events and activities. Gooding County Fair Schedule of Events
This article focusses on a new small business operating in the towns of Jerome & Wendell ID. We would like to introduce Lon Egbert, PT, ATC, DPT and his team who are ‘movement experts’ as their website states.
Lon Egbert, PT, ATC, was selected in 2002 to be part of the medical staff as a Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer for the Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games. He was also selected for the World Games and the Olympic Trials leading up to those games. In 2007 he was again selected to help out at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO and the most recently at the 2008 Track & Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon. He continues to volunteer his time and expertise with the local athletes at Jerome and Wendell schools.
“I continue to volunteer at the Certified Athletic Trainer for Jerome, Wendell, Gooding, Hagerman Athletic programs. I volunteer to help out with the all star games for the High Schools. We are currently trying to get donations to help Wendell MS/High Schools put in underground sprinkler system so our soccer and football fields are watered sufficiently and not by hand lines for more efficient watering system and to decrease injuries in our school district. All donations are accepted at Wendell school district office payable to Sprinkler System project.”
We encourage you to patronize this locally owned small business in Wendell OR Jerome ID.