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Idaho Community Foundation awards $220,000 in eastern Idaho

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – The Community Foundation of Idaho has awarded more than $220,000 to nearly 60 schools, senior centers and other community organizations through its Forever Idaho East program, including more than 68 $000 in Bonneville County. Beneficiaries span from Lemhi County to Bear Lake County. One of the unique aspects of Forever […]

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The Idaho Community Foundation awards more than $220,000 to organizations in eastern Idaho. Here’s who got the money.

The following is a press release from the Community Foundation of Idaho. The Community Foundation of Idaho supports nearly 60 schools, senior centers and other community organizations with more than $220,000 in grants through its Forever Idaho East program. Beneficiaries span from Lemhi County to Bear Lake County. One of the unique aspects of Forever […]

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A community in Idaho helps a boy who suddenly became paralyzed and unable to speak

A community comes together to raise money for a 12-year-old boy and his family after he goes from active and happy to suddenly paralyzed and unable to speak. (Brennon Baker) Estimated reading time: 6-7 minutes REXBURG, Idaho — A community comes together to raise money for a 12-year-old boy and his family after he went […]

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Community colleges in Idaho should offer four-year degrees

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other opinion content provide insights into issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom reporters. Community colleges in Idaho, such as Treasure Valley’s College of Western Idaho, should begin offering four-year degrees, according to retired Boise State University president Bob Kustra. PHOTO COURTESY OF […]

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Over $10,000 Raised at Idaho’s Largest Garage Sale for Community Outreach Behavioral Services of Idaho (COBS)

Microbial formulas: Meridian, Idaho Local Health Company Microbial Formulas and Charitable Sponsor Choose to Donate All Proceeds to COBS This weekend couldn’t have gone better. I was impressed with how many people stopped by and learned about COBS and donated. We are so grateful to our friends at Microbe. — Paula Barthelmess, Founder of Idaho […]

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Idaho Community Foundation awards $140,000 in eastern and southeast Idaho

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – The Community Foundation of Idaho is awarding grants totaling more than $140,000 for educational efforts in eastern and southeast Idaho and for landscaping, beautification and public recreation in the area. The scholarships come from the Idaho Future Fund of the Idaho Community Foundation and total $98,000. The recipients are: Challis […]

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Farmers markets just around the corner | Southern Idaho Community News

BUHL – If you want to try homemade potato fritters or cinnamon roll, getting to the Buhl Farmers Market early is key. Held on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the market begins on July 13. Organizer Lynette Butler said the line for fresh treats is still clear on the road. “It’s a fast […]

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Get ready for the water with the boating safety course. | Southern Idaho Community News

TWIN FALLS – Although cooler temperatures have put many boaters off, the season is approaching when many people are taking to the water. To help boaters prepare for a new season, the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office will host a free Boat Idaho Safe Boating course on Saturday. Classes are open to all ages and […]

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‘Unforgettable’: Community Comes Together to Dedicate Pole to Bob Rynbrand | Southern Idaho Community News

TWIN FALLS — Describing Bob Rynbrand in one word is almost impossible. If you ask people whose lives he touched, they will tell you that he was passionate, dependable, loyal, understanding, empathetic, selfless, caring and funny. “To paraphrase Nat King Cole – Unforgettable,” said his wife Christine. Although U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer, Kiwanis Club […]

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Businesses Reflect on Downtown Fire | Southern Idaho Community News

TWIN FALLS – Susan Buhler never thought her week would include spraying Easter Bunny costume heads with Febreze. Buhler knows that sounds ridiculous. But just talking about it brings smiles and laughter, which she says will get her through the tough road ahead. “Smiling gets you through faster than crying,” she said. “It’s the only […]

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Former Zoo Boise director becomes president of the Idaho Community Foundation | Local

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‘We will never be silent’: North Idaho community prepares for Aryan Freedom Network rally

February 18, 2022 7:26 p.m. Job : February 18, 2022 7:26 p.m. HAYDEN LAKE, Idaho – More than two decades after Aryan Nations went bankrupt and finally left northern Idaho, a new group is targeting the area. The Aryan Freedom Network announced that it would hold a rally in March in Hayden Lake. Not much […]

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The Idaho Community Foundation expands the Neighborly project to eastern Idaho

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – The Community Foundation of Idaho has expanded its highly successful Project Neighborly grant program to communities in eastern Idaho. The program funds hyperlocal projects such as block parties, acts of kindness, and neighborhood cleanups that encourage the creation of welcoming communities that include new people who have different perspectives or […]

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Leadership turmoil at Idaho community college leads to negative outlook

North Idaho College had its outlook revised to negative by Moody’s after management turmoil, including the firing of its president, jeopardized the two-year college’s accreditation. If the two-year college loses its accreditation, credits students receive for completed courses will not be eligible to transfer to a university. Loss of accreditation could jeopardize federal funding and […]

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Steve Burns Selected to Head Idaho Community Foundation

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – Steve Burns, former director of Zoo Boise, has been chosen to lead the Idaho Community Foundation (ICF). He will take the reins at the beginning of January. “Steve has a proven track record of leadership,” said ICF Board Chairman Candi Allphin. “He worked tirelessly to build community confidence in the organizations […]

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Idaho AgCredit Donates $ 5,000 to Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership | Local news

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Magic Valley Community Updates | Southern Idaho Community News

DL Evans Bank Donates $ 5,000 to Oakley HS Track The South Burley branch of DL Evans Bank contributed through the Cassia County Foundation to the installation of a new track for Oakley High School. The upgrade provides a safer environment for the students in the school and members of the community who will use […]

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Idaho Community Foundation Provides Largest Grants To Forever Idaho To Date | State / regional

The Idaho Community Foundation has awarded eight Forever Idaho South Central grants totaling over $ 36,000 in Blaine County. The foundation said it had redesigned its grants based on feedback from its nonprofit partners, which resulted in larger awards for community organizations in Idaho. “Giving larger grants with fewer restrictions on how to spend them […]

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Viewpoint: Your Idaho Health Open Enrollment / Idaho Community Foundation Mission

Viewpoint focuses on the Idaho Health Insurance Exchange and how the Idaho Community Foundation has been making a difference since 1988. BOISE, Idaho – For those who don’t have health insurance with their employer and aren’t eligible for Medicaid or Medicare, open enrollment is now underway for Your Health Idaho (YHI). But time is running […]

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As closure looms, Idaho community seeks successor for city’s only bank

In most parts of the country, cities are eager to obtain the Imprimatur of a national brand. Wallace, Idaho, is proud that hardly any major brands are seen on construction marquees. Of the few storefronts that bear a national name, the US Bank on Cedar Street is considered vital. But the bank’s parent company has […]

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As shutdown nears, Idaho community seeks successor to city’s only bank

In most parts of the country, towns and cities yearn for the imprimatur of a national brand. Wallace, Idaho is proud that hardly any big marks are seen on the building marquees. Of the few storefronts that carry a national name, the US Bank on Cedar Street is considered vital. But the bank’s parent company […]

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Idaho Community College board dumps Pro-Mask president Rick MacLennan, picks wrestling coach instead

A northern Idaho community college board has been torn apart after a wrestling coach with no apparent school management experience was named interim president weeks after his president was sacked of pro-mask mandate. The North Idaho College Board of Trustees launched Rick MacLennan at a meeting in September, after repeatedly delay a vote to renew […]

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Glanbia Nutritionals Donates $ 50,000 to Valley House Homeless Shelter | Southern Idaho Community News

Glanbia Nutritionals TWIN FALLS – After an extremely difficult year for local communities due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Glanbia Nutritionals has continued to give back, recently donating $ 50,000 to Valley House Homeless Shelter for its new Beyond Shelter project . “Glanbia Nutritionals is proud to be a positive business manager employing over 800 […]

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Idaho Community Celebrates Women of the Year 2021

Idaho Business Review’s Women of the Year 2021 event marked several “firsts” in its 16-year history. For the first time, the Woman of the Year has chosen to be recognized virtually, to ensure the safety of her team and her patients. It was the first time, since the start of the 2020 pandemic in March, […]

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Lennar announces opening of first community in Boise, Idaho

Courtesy of Lennar Lennar makes his debut in Boise, Idaho, with the inauguration of the planned community of Prevail. Prevail will offer a selection of one and two-story single-family homes, including models from two new collections, Summit and Discovery, in Meridian, with the first move-in homes slated for early 2022. “The Boise area is a […]

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President of Northern Idaho Community College fired | Idaho News

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) – The board of directors of a community college in northern Idaho fired the president of the school in what a board member who opposed the decision called for 100% retaliation. The board with a 3-2 vote on Wednesday fired Rick MacLennan, ending his five-year term. Board chairman Todd Banducci and […]

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North Idaho community college president fired

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The board of trustees of a northern Idaho community college has fired the school’s president in what a board member who opposed the move called it 100% retaliation. The board, with a 3-2 vote on Wednesday, fired Rick MacLennan, ending his five-year term. Board chairman Todd Banducci and two other […]

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Northern Idaho community college president fired

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) – The board of directors of a community college in northern Idaho fired the president of the school in what a board member who opposed the decision called for 100% retaliation. The board with a 3-2 vote on Wednesday fired Rick MacLennan, ending his five-year term. Board chairman Todd Banducci and […]

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Richmond American Homes Launches Idaho’s First Community

EAGLE, Idaho, September 22, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Richmond American Homes of Idaho, Inc., a subsidiary of MDC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MDC), is pleased to announce the launch of its new community as part of the much sought-after Legacy Blueprint (RichmondAmerican.com/Legacy) in Eagle. The remarkable neighborhood, which features five ranch-inspired floor plans, marks the […]

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Elk City Reach Club, Inc. Receives $ 7,000 Idaho Future Fund Grant From Idaho Community Foundation For Early Childhood Education | Elk city

ELK CITY – Elk City REACH Club, Inc. has received a grant of $ 7,000 from the Idaho Future Fund of the Idaho Community Foundation for the operation of its preschool program for the upcoming school year. The REACH Club has existed in Elk City for twenty years. Originally funded by a local consortium, Centers […]

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Museum of North Idaho Community Contribution Sessions

As the Museum of North Idaho builds its new and expanded facility, we are seeking input from the larger northern Idaho community on the role the museum should play in our region. The museum will be hosting a series of community engagement sessions across the region to get feedback on the future of the museum. […]

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Bridging the Gap: Community Foundation of Idaho funds innovation and education needs

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – The Idaho Community Foundation (ICF) awarded more than $350,000 to educational programs across Idaho this summer to support preschool programs, school districts, libraries and more. The grants — more than 30 in total — are part of its commitment to providing educational opportunities and filling educational gaps in all communities […]

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Idaho community ‘doing all they can’ to help search for still missing 5-year-old boy

A small town in Idaho has come out in force to find a 5-year-old boy missing after he went missing near his home. Michael Joseph Vaughan was last seen near his home in Fruitland on July 27. Police have made little progress since then, but the city continues to make every effort to try to […]

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Posting of winning photos from the East Idaho Community Photo Contest

Photo by Clayton Cammack IDAHO FALLS – Friday July 23 Idaho Falls Magazine will announce the winners of the East Idaho Community Photo Contest in a video posted to their official website and social media pages at 12:00 p.m. MST. The video will also be sent to the magazine’s newsletter, giving subscribers an exclusive preview […]

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Idaho community and state agencies reduce energy use during heat wave

With guidance from Idaho Power, the Idaho state government has put in place ways to support energy conservation efforts this week. BOISE, Idaho – With record high temperatures arriving in the west this week, Idaho residents are looking for ways to stay cool. “Very, very cold,” Annaliese Lewman described the feel of the water in […]

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Rigby, Idaho community rallies after school shooting

RIGBY, Idaho – Community members recognize two staff at Rigby Middle School in Idaho for their exploits during a shootout on Thursday. Police said a Grade 6 girl opened fire, hitting a guard and two students before being disarmed by a teacher. READ: Sheriff: Girl pulls 3 at school in Idaho; the teacher disarms her […]

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‘Rigby Strong’: Eastern Idaho Community Unites to Support Rigby Victims

Residents of eastern Idaho have decorated the city, created GoFundMe and other donation accounts and more to support victims and their families. RIGBY, Idaho – Eastern Idaho is coming together to support the Rigby community in what they call “Rigby Strong”. A sixth-grade girl reportedly shot and injured three people with a handgun at Rigby […]

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Idaho Community Foundation launches new grant for neighborhood projects

Grants provided by Project Neighborly – Idaho will range from $ 250 to $ 5,000. BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Community Foundation, a nonprofit founded in 1988, has announced it will launch a new grant that will attempt to “foster inclusion and inspire good neighborliness in Ada counties and Canyon “. The program, Neighbor project […]

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Community Colleges in Spokane and Northern Idaho Face Enrollment Drop During COVID-19 Pandemic

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, community college enrollments across the country fell 10% from fall 2019 to fall 2020, according to the National Student Clearinghouse. Locally, the region’s community colleges were not spared by the dwindling number. A total of 8,400 students attended Spokane Community College last fall, down almost 4,100 – or about 33% – from […]

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Community charity in south-central Idaho sees community rallying for those in need

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT / KSVT) -The Center-South Community Action Partnership in Twin Falls, the community is mobilizing for those who need it most. KMVT explains the reality many face and how the Magic Valley operates through unprecedented times. When KMVT walked into the Community Action Hall on Monday afternoon after a vacation weekend, it […]

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Another Idaho community declares itself Second Amendment City | Local

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