closes book on initial round of efficiency measures
transportation department has completed efficiency
measures initiated during the leadership of former
director Dwight Bower and continues to identify and
refine efficiencies that will improve the delivery
of transportation services, Director Pam Lowe said.
still open, but not recommended; harmonica festival
The Johnson Creek airstrip, a popular interim destination
for accessing Yellow Pine and the high mountains east
of Cascade remains open despite a nearby forest fire.
But travel into and out of the grass strip is not
recommend, ITD's Division of Aeronautics said today
(Friday, Aug. 3).
2 fire restrictions issued for northern Idaho
Idaho Department of Lands implemented Stage 2 fire
restrictions, effective at 12:01 a.m. today, for all
state and private lands within northern Idaho. The
area includes the counties of Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai,
Shoshone, Benewah, Latah, Nez Perce, Clearwater, Lewis
and Idaho (north of the Salmon River).
claim nearly 1 million acres
Fire activity report from the National Interagency
Fire Center, as of Friday, Aug. 3...
charged with lifting engine from ITD plane crash
man is facing federal charges accusing him of
taking an engine from the site of a plane crash
that killed a pilot, a Department of Juvenile
Corrections officer and a teenager in the Idaho
wilderness five years ago. Robert Allen Lloyd
is charged in U.S. District Court with picking
up and dropping off material by helicopter in
a forest wilderness.
to participate in Sept. 8 career fair
Idaho Transportation Department is stepping up efforts
to attract qualified, motivated professions to fill
the positions it has available. In an effort to attract
applicants, representatives of ITD’s Human Resource
Services will join other public departments and agencies
at the sixth annual Law Enforcement Career Fair and
Public Safety Day Sept. 8 in Boise.
of Insurance to sponsor health screening
The Idaho Department of Insurance will join other
public and private partners in offering a comprehensive
health screening Aug. 13 in Nampa. IDI’s Senior
Health Insurance Benefits Advisors, Blue Cross of
Idaho (the state’s health insurance provider)
and Medicare and Medicaid Services will jointly sponsor
“Operation Prevention” from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. at the Nampa Civic Center.
to begin implementing Practical Design concept
has introduced a new process to simplify design
of construction projects to achieve maximum benefit
for its financial investment. Director Pam Lowe
outlined her vision for Practical Design in a detailed
memo to district engineers last week, calling for
designs that maintain project quality and integrity,
but at the same time reducing costs.
sends five buses to social service agencies
parking lot near ITD’s Division of Public
Transportation office at Headquarters looked a little
different this week. Two small transport buses,
painted a brilliant yellow, a brown bus and a white
bus stood out among staff vehicles in the parking
lot Tuesday morning awaiting delivery to anxious