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Local News 12/7/23

The superintendent of the Valley school district will receive nearly $100,000 after she resigned last week following a disagreement with the board of trustees. Jennifer Jacobson “agreed to terminate” her employment “due to a disagreement with the school board over interpretation of applicable law,” according to a separation agreement. The district will pay her $98,937. That includes $58,333 for seven months’ salary and $2,917 for supplemental salary owed as well as $14,391 for the value of health benefits.

Idaho Falls Reps. Barbara Ehardt, Marco Erickson and Sen. Dave Lent have been added to the list of state legislators called into hearings by Idaho GOP Legislative District 32 and 33 committees for alleged violations of the Idaho GOP platform.

Police say a 34 year old Boise man died yesterday morning after he lost control and his car crashed into a canal. It happened just north of Linden Road around 7:30 in the morning.

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has awarded $331 thousand dollars to nine drinking water and wastewater systems to help the facilities evaluate system deficiencies and determine necessary upgrades. The city of Buhl was awarded $83 thousand. Filer received $58 thousand. King Hill was awarded $22 thousand.

Officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture are expanding into Idaho and Montana a program that offers financial incentives to agriculture producers who voluntarily participate in conservation programs for migratory big game. The program includes about $21 million to begin the expansion.

The Idaho outfitters and guide industry contributes up to $600 million to Idaho’s economy, supports nearly 5,000 jobs and contributes $50 million in state and local taxes annually, according to a new study conducted by the University of Idaho. The Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association will have a follow-up study released next year.

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