Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)

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WASHINGTON – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is pleased to announce CCI/Speer has been named one of 30 finalists for the 2021 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, in recognition of the organization’s support for its National Guard and Reserve employees. 

Megan Biggs Wins 40% of Vote for 2021 Moscow Farmers Market Poster

City of Moscow Press Release

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MOSCOW, ID - Winning artist, Megan Biggs captured over 40% of the total votes during the three-week public voting period. In addition to being this year’s featured poster art, Biggs’ design will be accepted into the City of Moscow Portable Art Collection. A limited number of signed copies of the finalized 2021 poster will be available at the Moscow Farmers Market while supplies last.

Commerce launches new round of free online business trainings, including first evening class

Washington State Dept. of Commerce

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OLYMPIA, WA – ScaleUp: The Rebuild Edition, a partnership between the Washington State Department of Commerce and Thurston Economic Development Council, has scheduled three new tracks for small businesses interested in achieving significant growth in the wake of COVID.

Governor Little appoints new members to Idaho Water Resource Board and Oil & Gas Conservation Commission

Governor Little Press Release

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Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the appointment of Brian Olmstead and Dean Stevensen to the Idaho Water Resource Board as well as the appointment of Ray Hinchcliff to the Oil & Gas Conservation Commission.

State reviews record amount of water quality data in effort to prioritize improvements

Washington State Department of Ecology

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OLYMPIA – With 65 million data points analyzed and loaded into an online database, the Washington Department of Ecology is now sharing the state’s draft Water Quality Assessment. Taking the form of an interactive online tool, the Assessment pulls together existing data for fresh and marine water. 

Idaho driver’s license or state identification required to purchase adult resident Fish and Game licenses

Idaho Fish & Game Press Release

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Idaho Fish and Game moved to a new sales and licensing system in November 2020 and with this move came several new changes. One such change is the requirement to produce a valid Idaho driver’s license so it can be scanned when purchasing resident licenses, tags, and permits from a vendor. For those who do not drive, an Idaho State Identification card is required.

Idaho Falls Zoo Staff Mourn Passing of Elderly Amur Tiger

Idaho Falls Zoo Press Release

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IDAHO FALLS, ID - It is with a heavy heart that Idaho Falls Zoo shares the sad news of the passing of our beloved Amur tiger, Basha. At 18 years old, she was one of the oldest living tigers at any Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoo. She passed due to complications associated with old age on April 6. The average life span for females of her species is 14.3 years. 

An Eagle's Point of View

National Geographic

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SCOTLAND - In this National Geographic video, a camera is placed on the back of a Sea Eagle, granting us a true "bird's eye view", of some of the beautiful cliffs on the coast of Scotland. In the video, the eagle, named Marra, is a captive eagle living in Britain. Once in the air, she flies to and fro, darting between the cliffs off of Scotland's Orkney Islands. 

Watch the video below to see some beautiful views, as well as learn some cool facts about Sea Eagles! 

Federal agencies increase Boise River flows for irrigation season

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation

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BOISE, Idaho – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation will gradually increase Boise River flows through the City of Boise from approximately 250 to 500 cubic feet per second (CFS), beginning April 7 through April 15, to meet initial irrigation diversions.


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