VIDEO: April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. As a military community with such strong ties to our Mountain Home Air Force Base Gunfighters, it’s important that we take this time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome. [read more]

Editor's Note: The following article was written by Catie Clark for Idaho Business Review. It was published on the IBR website April 15, 2021. A building trades training school may be coming to the former Bealls Department Store building in downtown Mountain Home. The current owner of the building, the Mountain Home Urban Renewal Agency, accepted a proposal from Elmore Development LLC to renovate the building. The development firm’s partner in the project is Porter House Inc., a 25-year old training company that owns and operates the Shelley Adult Training Academy in Shelley. [read more]

Congress has recently approved, and the President has signed, the "American Rescue Plan Act," a new $1.9 trillion stimulus package. The new package provides direct funding to restaurants and bars, changes to PPP, EIDL and the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant Program (SVOG), jobless benefits and expands three tax credits. [read more]

There is nothing more essential to our health and way of life – or Idaho’s future – than clean, plentiful water. The availability of water has transformed much of our state from a desert into an abundant agricultural landscape that supports tens of thousands of Idahoans and their livelihoods. Across Idaho, water is the building block for careers and prosperity. [read more]

Idaho’s next Subgroup eligible for COVID-19 vaccine will start Monday, Feb. 1, and includes adults 65 years of age and older. Enrolled vaccine providers across Central District Health (CDH) and Southwest District Health’s (SWDH) combined 10 counties are beginning to accept appointments given Governor Little’s announcement, today, announcing movement to Subgroup 2.2 of the state’s prioritization plan. [read more]

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) have provided options to reduce the isolation period for people without symptoms (asymptomatic) who are close contacts of those who have tested positive for COVID-19. [read more]