Tuesday, April 30, 2013

”Idaho Gives” will benefit the Idaho Rural Partnership’s Community Review Program.

On Thursday, May 2, 2013 more than 400 Idaho nonprofits including the Idaho Rural Partnership’s (IRP) Idaho Community Review will participate in the inaugural “Idaho Gives,” a day of statewide online charitable giving coordinated by the Idaho Nonprofit Center.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Does Butte County Benefit from "Protected Public Lands"?

A recent study has revealed that per capital income in non-metro counties is related to the presence of "protected public lands".  The study also found that in  Butte County, the effect of protected publicly lands was about $2100 or 7% of the per capita income.  This is far less than many of our neighboring counties, which suggests that we are not capitalizing on the resources available to us.

So how could we encourage visitor to the Craters of the Moon or to our National Forest Lands spend more time (and more money) in Arco, Moore and Mackay?  We know that over 200,000 people stop to visit the Craters, but how many spend the night in Arco, visit the Idaho Science Center or explore the back county opportunities in Butte and south Custer Counties before they "jet off" to Yellowstone?

Read the article and check out the interactive map at:

Chamber Meeting Wednesday April 17th

April 13th, 2013

Regular April Meeting Wednesday
The regular April meeting was moved to Wednesday April 17 due to a conflict with the presenters schedule.  The meeting will be held at Jack’s Travel Plaza at 8:00 AM.  Our presenter will be Mia Hays from Hot Ink Screen Printing who has new techniques and products to share.  Members and none members are welcome to attend.