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Power County Primary Results

View the link for the Power County 2022 primary results below. Please note that the results are for Power County, and the actual outcomes in many races will be determined by statewide or legislative district votes. 2022 Primary PREVIEW REPORT…

Assessments go up as property values rise

Tax assessed home values in Power County are going up because of skyrocketing house prices, said Power County Assessor Laura Porath in a town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 10. Porath and other county officials will be hosting another meeting…

Republican Primary crucial for District 28 candidates

The Idaho primary election will be held on Tuesday, May 17, at county polling places. For more information on county polling places, or on voter registration or affiliating with a party for the primary, contact the Power County Clerk’s Office at 208-226-7611.

Most important for local voters, voters will be choosing a state senator and state representatives for District 28. Because of redistricting, only one candidate is an incumbent, state senator Jim Guthrie. At the very least, the state representatives for Power County will be new this year.

A voter guide, featuring a question and answer section with each contested race for the state senate and state house is included in this week’s Press.

Oneida County declared in extreme drought

Benefits for farmers suffering drought conditions extended to Power County Oneida County, just to the south of Power County, has been declared to be in a drought emergency by the United States Department of Agriculture. The United States Drought… Read…

Landfill plans hearing for rate hike

It has been over 20 years since Power County Landfill has raised its rates, and the county is holding a public hearing to do just that on Monday, April 25, at 2 p.m., at the Power County Courthouse in the…

2022 Power County Junior Miss is Halee Bolgen

Halee Bolgen is Power County’s new Junior Miss. Bolgen was crowned on Saturday, April 2, as part of the American Falls Rotary’s annual scholarship event. The event, created for girls in the 11th grade, also recognized Macy Hall as the…

Roundabout put on hold while ITD reevaluates plan

The Idaho Transportation Department is reevaluating putting in a roundabout in American Falls. Construction on the project, which was slated to go at the intersection of Pocatello Avenue and the Highway 39 bypass, was supposed to start this spring. But…

Labor union files complaint against potato plant

The labor union Teamsters chapter located in Pocatello, Teamsters Local 983, has filed a complaint at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against the potato processing plant Lamb Weston in American Falls. The union announced their complaint in a press…