1/22/2015

District 6
The right Powerball ticket
Who hasn’t thought about it? Winning the lottery – or otherwise getting rich. The dream came true for District 6 supply clerk Dave Grende (GRENDee). His dad bought a Powerball ticket in Teton in December. Results of the Dec. 29 drawing matched. $2 million.

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District 2
The power of networking
Call it the power of networking. The story of Dana Graves’ river rescue on the Lochsa in late November was sent out to more than 300 media members. It was posted on the department’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, garnering another 7,500 views. Then some of those folks shared or re-posted it on their own websites and social media networks, and suddenly tens of thousands of people were seeing the story.

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District 3
ITD and Canyon County partner to build new signal in Caldwell
To boost safety on Idaho 55 (Karcher Road) in Caldwell, ITD and Canyon County are partnering to install a temporary signal at Karcher Road and Lake Avenue in 2016.

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District 1
District 1 staff thanked for bridge lighting
At the Idaho Transportation Board’s meeting in Coeur d’Alene in July 2013, Oldtown Mayor Lonnie Orr made public a request for lighting on the SH 41 railroad bridge in town. By early December, his request had been fulfilled.

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Employees
Driver Services staff delivers essential training for court clerks
"Great session!" "Incredibly valuable!" "Very helpful!" "Always learn something new!" These are just some of the comments that keep Driver Services Program Specialist Amy Kearns and Suspension Unit Supervisor Lisa Helton coming back year after year to the court clerk’s conference in Boise.

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Highway Safety
New highway safety kids calendar honors local teacher
Idaho’s traffic-safety advocates lost a passionate friend last year with the passing of Viola Fernández-Aranguiz, who taught more than 20 years in the Nampa School District. Her legacy was honored with the release of the 2015 Highway Safety Kids Calendar, featuring artwork and highway safety tips straight from the colored crayons, markers and pencils of children throughout Idaho.

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State of Idaho
Encore (01-16-15): Governor's State of the State and Budget Address - Jan. 12, 2015
The words of C.L. "Butch Otter: Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Honorable Justices and Judges,my fellow constitutional officers, distinguished legislators and members of my Cabinet, honored guests, friends, my family and our First Lady ... my fellow Idahoans.

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ITD
Encore (01-16-15): ITD praised in Governor’s State of the State, Spotlight Agency
Getting from Point A to Point B – transportation – is central to all on a daily basis.Whether it’s commuting to and from work, hauling goods, traveling to visit family or friends, or recreating in one of Idaho’s many scenic locations, chances are very good it involved Idaho’s transportation infrastructure at some point along the way.

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Public Safety
Encore (01-16-15): Facebook partners to make AMBER Alertz more visible
From Idaho State Police Tuesday, Jan. 13: MERIDIAN - Today, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children announced a partnership with Facebook to send AMBER Alerts to the social network's community to help find missing children.

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