Bengals ROAR! -at the ISU homecoming parade.
Heidi Adamson currently holds seat 4 on the Pocatello City Council.
Heidi Adamson was born and raised in the Pocatello area and graduated from Idaho State University. After her husband finished his degree at the University of Utah, they had the opportunity to relocate anywhere in the country, but it was an easy decision for Heidi to return to Pocatello, the home that she loves. She has a passion for traveling and exploring the world, but also loves to spend time enjoying local outdoor activities with her husband and two sons. Heidi started Five Star Property Management in 2004, and the company has grown into a business that provides a living for her family, eight employees, and many private contractors and vendors. Heidi takes pride in providing quality housing to thousands of area renters and loves the opportunity to fix up properties and improve the community. Heidi was appointed to the Pocatello City Council in August 2016. Heidi currently serves as the council liaison to Parks and Recreation, and both of the Sister Cities Committees. Heidi is also a member of NeighborWorks Pocatello’s Executive Board of Directors.
Pocatello City Council, Seat 4
Bengals ROAR! -at the ISU homecoming parade.
Showing our support for Idaho State University and the return of the "I" to Red Hill!
At the annual Kind Community Celebration downtown. Lots of free activities and delicious food trucks. What can you do to spread kindness in our community today?
Portneuf River Vision
Free trees from Idaho Power.! Super easy to get two for your house! Trees intercept runoff when it rains, limiting how much dirty stormwater runoff reaches the Portneuf
Here's a chance to win some prizes from Pocatello Outdoor Recreation.
#Treasureclues is starting up tomorrow morning at 10AM. There's over $500 of prizes in this free event. Let's break down those rules:
1) When you find a hidden container only take one prize per group or family.
2) You can take a photo or write down each hidden clue, but please leave the laminated clue inside the container for the next group and hide it the same as you found it.
3)Take a selfie at the hiding spot so when you bring the fake dollar prize claim ticket to the Community Recreation Center (CRC) on 144 Wilson Ave to swap it for the real voucher prize you can prove you didn't cheat (they'll ask to see the selfie as proof).
4) Try to be stealthy, we want this to be as hard for the next group as it was for you.
There are 5 prizes at the first spot, then 4, 3, 2, then all four clues at those locations lead to the grand prize worth $360. You'll want all four to figure the riddle. If you find the grand prize hiding spot after someone else claims it, still take a selfie and you can get a free shirt each at the CRC.
At the Chubbuck Days Parade, with Linda Leeuwrik, Jim Johnston, and Brian Blad.
The visiting delegates from Pocatello’s Sister City, Iwamizawa departed over the weekend to return to Japan. It is always such a pleasure to have them here. I took this group shot Friday night at a farewell party held at Sister Cities Park. Pictured are the Japanese delegates, their amazing host families, and members of the volunteer City Committee that plans activities for the delegates. If you are interested in learning more about Pocatello's Sister Cities or becoming involved in the future, please let me know.
Visiting with residents about city topics at Portneuf Towers.
Girl Scout troop 217 invited us to visit them last night as part of their project to learn about the different roles of women. There may be some future Council members in this great group of young ladies!
At a rally with ISU student athletes for the prevention of child abuse. April is Child Abuse Prevention month. I read part of the Proclamation. -with Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England, ISU President Kevin Satterlee and Shannon Fox, Bannock Youth Foundation.
Hooray for technology! The city's new app, Pocatello Connect is now available for download. It provides quick and easy access to things like recreation registration, utility accounts, maps of the Greenway trails, and the ability to report potholes or other service needed. Try it out today!
Pocatello Connect: City Debuts New App
I signed my name to the trailer hauling the National Christmas tree to Washington D.C. as it passed through town. What a sight!
I've had several opportunities to talk to local Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops and it is always a pleasure! Thanks to Troop 353 Webelos for inviting me to meet with you and discuss the importance of being an active citizen.
City of Pocatello - City Hall
The first round of glass is on its way to be recycled!
A little over 34 tons will get new life as fiberglass insulation, bottles, as well as bricks and sandblast media.
For more information on the glass recycling program, visit https://www.pocatello.us/701/Glass-Recycling.
At the Bells Across America celebration commemorating the drafting of the US Constitution. Pocatello is fortunate to have one of the two Liberty Bells in the state of Idaho. It was exciting to see and hear all of the attendees take a turn ringing the bell. Thanks to the DAR for inviting me to participate in this lovely event. - with Mayor Brian Blad, Councilman Rick Cheatum, and Mayor Kevin England.
The Center Street Underpass will be closed Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20 while crews replace the sidewalks on the east and west sides of the underpass. During construction, all vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be detoured around the area.
The World Famous Budweiser Clydesdales will be coming to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, July 14. Beginning at the Chamber of Commerce Office on the 300 block of South Main Street, the Clydesdales will parade down Main Street at 11am. Immediately following the parade the Clydesdales will be available in the parking lot on the corner of W. Lander St. and N. Main St. for photos. Bring your kids downtown to see the Clydesdales!
The World Famous Budweiser Clydesdales will be coming to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, July 14. In conjunction with our Downtown Days Flea Market & Antique Show and the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market, the Clydesdales will be on full display during a Main Street Parade. Beginning at the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce Office on the 300 block of South Main Street, the Clydesdales will parade down Main Street at 11am. Immediately following the parade the Clydesdales will be available in the parking lot on the corner of W. Lander St. and N. Main St. for photos. Bring your kids downtown to see the Clydesdales! Many thanks to Watkins Distributing for hosting this event and sharing the beautiful horses and history with our community! #oldtownpocatelo #pocatello #mylocalpocatello
Do you have any ideas to improve the intersection of Yellowstone and Oak or Gould Street? Would bike lanes, sidewalks, or landscaping make a difference? Check out this interactive map, where you can drop pins and share your input for that area with ITD.
3P Visual Responsive Template
Bannock County Historical Museum
Celebrating the History of Bannock County!
On June 8th from 10 AM to 6 PM the Bannock County Historical Museum and Fort Hall Replica are celebrating the annual opening of the Fort for the summer season! The Museum and Fort are now both managed by the Bannock County Historical Society (who just celebrated 95 years), with support from Bannock County and the City of Pocatello. As you visit the Complex, keep in mind this important and unique fact - everything in it was built by the community, primarily with donations (money, labor, or materials), to honor the past and preserve it for future generations.
There are several structures and many artifacts in the Historic Complex for visitors to explore and learn about. The first structure built in Complex was the now venerable Fort Hall Replica. The Fort was completed 1963 using traditional materials and methods referencing original blueprints used by the Hudson Bay Trading Co. The City of Pocatello provided $20,000 in seed money to begin the project. Why build a replica, you may ask? Because….
“Pocatello and Southeast Idaho have a story to tell. It is a story of one of the most thrilling periods of American history, when a young nation full of adventure and wanting new lands began the trek Westward, first in trickles, then in swarms, growing into the greatest [voluntary] migration that any nation had known. A story of the hardships and heroism, the sadness and the happiness, the anguish and success, the weak and the strong, a story of the will and determination to overcome all obstacles and conquer a vast wilderness. It is a story of the days of the Old Oregon Trail. The major factor in determining that the Oregon Trail came through this territory, and the main reason for maintaining it from its start to its crest and on to its ebb, was the small outpost on the banks of the Snake River, Fort Hall. Built in 1834 as a trading post by Nathaniel Wyeth, it proved to be of benefit in the expansion of the nation. Allowed to wither and decay, with the last of its timbers hauled away in 1863 to help build a stage station, it is now but a memory. But this memory should be prodded anew into life and its story told. Each individual, whether his or her lot, owes homage or respect to an ancestor or forbearer. People feel a bond that ties them to ancestry. Collectively, groups who feel that they are proud of the heritage that has been given to them, strive to show their appreciation. So, it is up to us, who are reaping the benefits of some of the most dedicated, sincere and hardworking people who pioneered the Northwest, to retell their story and provide a monument to their memory. - Article by Jack Alvord, published in the Idaho State Journal, 1962”.
To learn more about the history of the Fort and Bannock County, please visit forthall.net and read the broadsheets uploaded to the site. These broadsheets provide a great deal of fascinating information about the area’s past, and the characters who built this region into what it is today.
Located near the entrance to the Fort is the Anderson Cabin from Arbon Valley (Donor: Delores Anderson). The Anderson cabin was built by John Anderson for his bride Sena in 1905-06. His son Mark, who married Delores, later inherited the farm. Around the time the cabin was donated and physically moved to the Historic Complex (1990), Andrean and Melissa Anderson were the 3rd generation of the family to manage the farm. This beautifully preserved cabin is the only original historic structure in the Complex and one of the oldest cabins still standing in Bannock County.
At the north end of the Complex is the Pocatello Junction. The Junction buildings, which are about ¾ scale, were completed in 1990, and represent the primary community buildings and businesses that were part of the original Pocatello Junction fabric. The construction of these buildings was a community effort, undertaken at the same time the Bannock County Historical Museum was being built. School, church, cemetery, court house, drug store, hardware store, land office, bank, saloon, hotel and depot, newspaper office, and general store are all represented and based upon photos and floor plans of original structures. Also located on the grounds are a historic windmill and many folk-art sculptures donated by the Jackson family. Walkways and plants were recently added between the Museum and Pocatello Junction thanks to an Ifft Foundation Grant awarded to improve the appearance of the Complex and provide better accessibility to visitors.
The Bannock County Historical Museum, originally housed in what was then the Carnegie Library (now Marshall Public Library) in Old Town, joined the landscape near the Fort in 1990. When it became clear there was a need for more space than the Carnegie could provide, fundraising efforts were undertaken, and Myers-Anderson Architects were selected to design the new Museum. The Museum was constructed near the Fort because it was thought that the proximity would provide a more complete experience for visitors. It was dedicated in 1990 as part of the State of Idaho Centennial Celebration. One of the unique features of the Museum is the spectacular donor mural wall (primary artist Tim Norton); it bears the names of the individuals and organizations who contributed to the building fund and features local history themes.
The BCHM houses exhibits, objects, and records relating to Bannock County and Pocatello's history. Exhibit themes include the Oregon Trail, railroad, medical practices, general store, the military, Victorian parlor, Japanese Shrine, photography shop, prohibition police evidence, fire-fighting, printing equipment, ranching and farming tools and equipment, a windmill, a Holladay Overland Stage Company stagecoach, horse tack, Shoshoni and Bannock ethnographic photographs and objects, local archaeological specimens, a research archive, and much more. Visit bchm-id.org for more information.
The Historical Society cordially invites you to visit and explore the Historic Complex for free at our Grand Summer Celebration on June 8th. Throughout the day there will be heritage skill demonstrations including spinning, quilting, blacksmithing, beading, flintknapping, and atlatl use. Several mountain men will be present, and at 2 PM there will original poetry and music by Cowgirl Up. Cowgirl up is a team of western female talent, comprised of award-winning song writer Patty Clayton (pattyclayton.com) and award-winning poet Sam DeLeeuw (samdeleeuw.com).
The schedule of events is as follows:
Gates open to the public.
Dignitaries address visitors from the second level of the Fort interior.
11:30 -11:45 AM
Raising of the American flag, with a black powder salute.
Reading of the “Defense of Fort McHenry” (author Francis Scott Key).
Raising of the Hudson Bay flag.
Native American prayer.
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Chili and lemonade at the Fort, dessert at the Museum.
Visitors free to watch demonstrations and prepare for the concert.
Cowgirl Up performs original music and poetry from the Fort Hall stage.
3:30 – 6:00 PM
Ongoing demonstrations. Visitors are free to explore.
Contact information for questions about the Complex or Celebration: phone 208-233-0434, or e-mail [email protected].
Kicking off the beginning of construction for Northgate today!
Here's a few photos from today's ribbon cutting celebrating the start of construction in the Northgate District
Pocatello will have glass recycling starting next week!
This should keep about 240 TONS of glass out of the landfill every year. Hooray!
As of June 4, you can find glass drop off bins at City Hall, Sister City Park, the Portneuf Wellness Complex, Albertson's, Holt Arena, Costco, Ridley's on Main Street, the UP parking lot near Old Town Bark Park, Western Recycling, and the Landfill. Glass is not accepted in blue recycling bins.
A full list of approved items can be found at pocatello.us/DocumentCenter/View/4623.
Pocatello City Council
I spent lunch with these great young people from the Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee today. They are visiting various city departments as part of Youth in Government Day. What a fantastic group! -with Priscilla Hibbert, Rachel Forest, Sofie Borzadek, Mathias Schoen, Payton Belzer, Kassidi Simpson, Liz Florence, and City Attorney Jared Johnson.
Some fun drone footage of Pocatello!
What does Pocatello look like to visitors with a drone?
As part of the Portneuf River visioning effort, Utah State landscape architecture students flew a drone over much of Pocatello last September - check it out!
Pocatello Fire Department
More fires happen in the winter months than any other time of the year. During the cold months, we spend more time indoors and use different methods to heat our homes.
It is important to keep fire safety in mind when you are heating your home.
If you are using a portable heater:
• Make sure the heater has an automatic shut-off so if it tips over, it shuts off.
• Keep anything that can burn such bedding, clothing and curtains at least 3 feet from the heater.
• Plug portable heaters directly into wall outlets. Never use an extension cord or power strip.
• Turn heaters off when you go to bed or leave the room.
Have you ever considered becoming involved in local government? Now is the perfect time! In addition to various advisory boards and committees, there is a current opening on the City Council. The person appointed to fill vacant seat #2 will finish the remaining two years of the term before needing to run for election. If you are interested in joining me on the City Council, I've included application details at the end of this post.
If the City Council is more of a commitment than you are looking for, please consider one of the following, which typically meet once a month: Library Board, Airport Commission, Historic Preservation Committee, Pocatello Arts Council, Golf Advisory Committee, Animal Shelter Advisory Board, Human Relations Advisory Committee, Civil Service Commission, Construction Board of Appeals & Review, Americans with Disabilities Act Committee, Housing Authority, Parks & Rec. Board, Planning & Zoning Commission, Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee, Pocatello Development Authority, Child Care Advisory Committee, African Sister City Committee, Japanese Sister City Committee, Youth Advisory Council (for teens). If one of these groups piques your interest, please ask me or anyone at the mayor's office for more details. Openings come up frequently and it is a good idea to have an application on file.
Here are the specifics on applying for the City Council. You must be over 18 and a registered Pocatello voter. Submit the following to the mayor's office by January 10 at 5pm:
1. A resume no more than two pages in length
2. Answers (150 word limit) to the following questions:
a. Why are you interested in serving as a City Council Member?
b. In your opinion, what is the major issue facing Pocatello?
c. How would you address the issue you just described?
A list of what is expected of Council Members can be found at pocatello.us/DocumentCenter/View/4315. Unsolicited references or letters of reference are not accepted.
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