Thursday, April 9, 2015

West Silver Valley Air Quality Citizens Advisory Committee to meet April 16

West Silver Valley Air Quality Citizens Advisory Committee to meet April 16 in Pinehurst

The West Silver Valley Air Quality Citizens Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, April 16, from 6 to 7 p.m., at Pinehurst City Hall, 106 N. Division St.

Committee members will continue to work with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality to develop an air quality improvement plan known as a State Implementation Plan, or SIP, which will describe how the area intends to reach and maintain compliance with air quality standards.

Members will report on assignments undertaken at the March meeting, continue discussions on potential emission reduction measures for the area, and review key messages developed for community outreach and education.

For more information, contact Ralph Paul at (208) 666-4609 or ralph.paul@deq.idaho.gov 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Basin Commission - Citizens Coordinating Council meeting April 14, 2015



Residents are welcome to join the discussion about recent State DEQ and EPA work in the valley. Meetings are four times a year. Construction is about to get started again!




Friday, March 20, 2015

Avista - Community Safety Awareness Day/Open House

Avista is hosting a Community Safety Awareness day/Open House 10:00 - noon on April 10, 2015 and April 17, 2015 at the Avista Materials yard - 120 N Hill Street, Kellogg, Idaho.

The event will include a 
  • Live Line Safety Trailer, 
  • Power Line Safety, and 
  • the Do’s and Don’ts Around Power Lines.  

There will also be a Natural Gas vs. Gasoline Demo showing the characteristics of both, as well as differences.

Crews will be available to answer questions.

Thanks to Avista for hosting this event!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

West Silver Valley Air Quality Citizens Advisory meeting - March 19, 2015


The next meeting of the West Silver Valley Air Quality Citizens Advisory Committee is scheduled forMarch 19, 2015 at the Panhandle Health District office, 114 W. Riverside Ave., in Kellogg from 6:00 -7:00 p.m.

Check out these documents: 

Also, Chief Aamodt,  Shoshone County Fire Protection District No. 2  has agreed to speak with the group about how the fire district is involved with open burning. Hope to see everyone there. If you know of any members/participants that don’t get this email, please help in getting the materials out to them. 

DEQ website meeting notice


Sunday, March 15, 2015

SMC Foundation Healthcare Careers Night - March 18, 2015

Shoshone Medical Center Foundation Presents
Healthcare Careers Night
Open to anyone considering a career in the healthcare field

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 6:00- 8:00 pm
Kellogg Middle School Cafeteria

6:00- 7:00 Introduction of careers
~ Each presenter will highlight their career ~

7:00- 7:45 Time for questions and answers
~ A great time to gather further information ~

7:45- Pull winners of door prizes and grand prize Kindle!

Refreshments provided

Come and enter to win a Kindle Fire!

Hope to see you there!
 A big thank you to our sponsors!  


                                                      
      

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Inbound Lumber Buying Mission/Small Log Conference information - March 24-26, 2015

The Idaho Department of Commerce will be hosting an inbound lumber buying mission from Japan on March 23-26, 2015, in conjunction with the Small Log Conference in Coeur d’Alene, March 24-26, 2015.  The five participating Japanese buyers will focus on acquiring Douglas Fir dimensional lumber. 

For more information on this inbound mission, please contact Jake Reynolds, Idaho Department of Commerce International Business Development, at 208-780-5150 or jake.reynolds@commerce.idaho.gov .

Jake will set up meetings with companies in and around Coeur D'Alene, and will arrange other appointments during the conference. Please get in touch with Jake if you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment.  



Monday, March 9, 2015

SVEDC Membership drive!

The Silver Valley Economic Development board of directors would like to invite you to join Silver Valley’s economic development partnership.   Our goal is to improve the economic quality of life and standard of living for the people of the Silver valley.  Our major focus is to create living wage job opportunities by helping our local primary industry employers grow.  A gain in living wage jobs means people have more money to spend locally.   Your investment will help support an economic development program dedicated to the economic quality of life and standard of living for the people of the Silver alley.   SVEDC has the current priorities:

  • Improving access to broadband bandwidth to support education, business and personal needs
  • Development of a long term strategic plan to grow local businesses and education opportunities
  • Partner with Idaho Departments of Commerce and Labor to assist business start-ups, business expansion, and company re-location
  • Create an employee pipeline to attract and retain talent
  • Work with municipalities when grant/funding opportunities or projects become available  
It is vital that we maintain an economically viable organization that can sustain this effort, and for this we need your financial support. The SVEDC board believes that we can and will have increased prosperity.   We are an organization dedicated to helping our Valley’s economy grow into the future.  Your investment will be used in meeting operating expenses that arise out of our endeavors to build jobs in the Silver Valley 

Silver Valley Economic Development Corporation is funded partially through an Idaho Commerce grant which requires matching support from the community. 

If you did not receive a membership application and would like to support SVEDC please download the application here: SVEDC membership application and return the completed application to Cathleen Sanborn.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

REMINDER: West Silver Valley Air Quality Citizens Advisory meeting tonight

The West Silver Valley Air Quality Citizens Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, February 19, from 6 to 7 p.m., at Pinehurst City Hall, 106 N. Division St.

Committee members will work with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality to develop an air quality improvement plan known as a State Implementation Plan, or SIP, which will describe how the area intends to reach and maintain compliance with air quality standards. The meeting will focus on open burning and community outreach and education.

Participants will also learn about local air quality issues and how decisions are made and discuss potential emission reduction measures for the area.

Tonight's agenda:


West Silver Valley Citizens Advisory Committee

Purpose: To provide the public and representatives of various stakeholder groups with a forum to; identify and understand air quality issues facing the West Silver Valley (WSV), determine appropriate emission reduction efforts in the community; to participate in local efforts to establish and codify reduction techniques necessary for the development of a successful State Implementation Plan for the area.

1.    Introductions/Air Quality Update

2.    Committee Business
·         Group facilitator
·         Communication

3.    Action Items
·         AQI burn message (Air Quality Index)

4.    Topic Discussion
·         Outdoor open burning – IDL
o   Backyard/slash/prescribed
·         Outreach and education
o   Brochures

5.    Comments

6.    Next meeting - March 19th  6 - 7 PM
Location to be determined

Adjourn
For more information, contact Ralph Paul at (208) 666-4609 or ralph.paul@deq.idaho.gov