Monday, August 11, 2014

Chamber to Meet Wednesday to Learn about Community Review

The Butte County Chamber of Commerce will hold their regular August business meeting on Wednesday, August 13th at La Costa Taquería.  The meeting will begin at 8:00 AM.  La Costa offers several breakfast options, however, you will need to bring your own coffee if you want some!

The minutes of the previous meetings, including last months can be found on the Chamber Blog

The program for the meeting will be presented by Candace Larsen, Executive Director of Lost Rivers Economic Development.  She will be discussing the upcoming Community Review, to be conducted in cooperation with Idaho Rural Partnership.  The on sight visit will take place in mid-September. The review will include a community survey, two community meetings, focus groups and listening sessions that will be attend by economic development professionals from around Idaho.  They will report at the last public meeting their recommendations, as a starting point for forming project or action teams.

Remember the Butte County Fair will be getting underway this week, with Team Penning Tuesday Evening, Team Branding Wednesday Evening, Kideo Thursday Evening, Team Roping on Friday evening and culminating in the Market Animal Sale Saturday afternoon.  The 4-H Council will also have their pit barbecue meal on Friday evening, which is the primary program fund raiser for 4-H.  Remember to enter open class exhibits on Tuesday 5-7PM and Wednesday 8:30 to 1 PM—entries will not be accepted after 1 pm for any reason.

Butte County Chamber to Hear About Community Review August 13

Butte County Chamber of Commerce
Regular Monthly Meeting
Draft Minutes July 9th, 2014
Mountain View RV Park

Attending:  Melinda Shodin, Chad Cheyney, Karin Richard, Helen Merril, Brad Huerta, Shelly Shaffer, Mary Dean, Katie Brownlee. Amy Taylor (Sen Risch), Ethen Huffman (Rep Simpson), Clay Condit, Richard Dean, Kathryn Hitch (Sen Crapo), Jack Jensen, Chandice Gamett, Shelly Rupp


Call to order
8:10 AM

Approval of the Agenda

Jack/ Rose
Approval of the Minutes

Financial Report
$2104.98   $240.51 rodeo
Program:  Introduction of Representatives of Senators Crapo and Risch
Amy Taylor, senator Risch’s office, Ethan Huffman, Simpson’s office, Kathryn  Hitch, Crapo’s office.

They cover cover 9 counties  and, try to get out in the region as much as possible;

What do they do—Constituent service guide—Take opinions, mail or email or phone
Case work-liaison to federal agencies;   Flags that have flown over the capital;  Arrangements for people visiting  DC;  Academy nominations;  Federal and other funding assistance and more. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Nuclear Care Partners Team in Arco on September 23rd.

Members of the Nuclear Care Partners (NCP) team will be in Arco on Tuesday, September 23rd at the Lost River Senior Center from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

NCP invites all former Department of Energy workers/INL, subcontractors, or their caregivers to come and meet with the team to learn about the available in-home medical benefits for those who are now chronically ill as a result of their work exposure. 

Once approved, participants can be entitled to free services including meal preparation, housekeeping and laundry assistance, medication reminders, skilled nursing, bathing assistance and family caregivers can be trained and paid for the personal care they provide. Nuclear Care Partners is a licensed and approved provider of home health services through the Department of Labor. 
Proving the correlation of illness to working at Department of Energy sites can be difficult. More information can be found at