American Falls to host ‘Capital for a Day’.  Gov. Brad Little’s next “Capital for a Day” event will be held in American Falls on June 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Falls District Library.

Officials joining the governor:

  • Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin
  • Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Director Dave Jeppesen
  • Idaho Department of Labor Director Jani Revier
  • Idaho Transportation Department Director Brian Ness
  • Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses Director Kelly Packer
  • Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation Director David Langhorst
  • Idaho Division of Building Safety Director Chris Jensen
  • Idaho Division of Financial Management Administrator Alex Adams
  • Idaho Supreme Court Justice Richard Bevan
  • Representatives from Idaho’s congressional delegation

In addition, representatives of the following agencies and state entities will be on hand to help answer questions: Idaho Department of Commerce, Idaho State Police, Idaho Department of Agriculture, Idaho Soil and Water Commission, Idaho Office of Emergency Management, Idaho Department of Water Resources, Idaho State Historical Society, and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

“It’s very important for members of my administration and me to have conversations in person with the people of American Falls about the ideas and concerns of Power County,” Little said. “I look forward to the chance to bring Capital for a Day across the state to engage in these vital discussions.”

Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship recipients announced. Gov. Little has announced the recipients of the 2019 Governor’s Cup Scholarships to Idaho colleges and universities. The 44th Governor’s Cup fund-raising drive brought in enough money for 37 new scholarships to award this year.  
            
Recipients were chosen from among more than 1,000 applicants by the Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship Fund Inc.’s 12-member board of directors. Selections were made based on each applicant’s commitment to public service, academic achievement, leadership and community involvement.

The award is $3,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, or two to three years for career-technical programs, contingent upon the length of the program.

Here are this year’s recipients, along with their high schools and the schools they will attend in the fall:

Academic Scholarships – Four-year programs

Grace Christensen – Firth High School – Attending Idaho State University

Abbigail Davis – Highland High School – Craigmont – Attending Idaho State University

Megan Dugger – Vallivue High School – Attending Idaho State University

Jordyne Frederickson – Troy Jr-Sr High School – Attending the University of Idaho

Sophia Gutierrez – Shoshone High School – Attending the University of Idaho

Loi Ha – Borah High School – Attending the College of Idaho

Alyssa Hansten – Jerome High School – Attending the University of Idaho

Kelsey Henry – Valley High School – Attending Lewis-Clark State College

Priscilla Hibbert – Century High School – Attending Idaho State University

Jordyn Higgins – Prairie High School – Attending North Idaho College

Allison Kurtin – Meridian Medical Arts Charter School – Attending Boise State University

Allyson LeForce – Potlatch Jr-Sr High School – Attending the University of Idaho

Camille Massaad – Mountain View High School – Attending the College of Idaho

Jayden Mink – Cambridge Jr-Sr High School – Attending the University of Idaho

Kaitlin Mirkin – Jerome High School – Attending the University of Idaho

Alexis Moehlmann – Rocky Mountain High School – Attending the College of Idaho

Bora Mutoni – Borah High School – Attending Boise State University

Marisol Perez – Clark County Jr-Sr High School – Attending Boise State University

Brianda Pineda – Bonneville High School – Attending Idaho State University

Cassidey Plum – Meridian High School – Attending the University of Idaho

Austin Robinson – Caldwell High School – Attending the College of Idaho

LaRee Santana- Caldwell High School – Attending the University of Idaho

Emma Seamons – Oakley Jr-Sr High School – Attending the College of Southern Idaho

Misael Soto- Glenns Ferry High School – Attending the University of Idaho

Lindsey Spero – Capital High School – Attending the College of Idaho

Cecil D. Andrus Excellence in Education Scholarship

Tessa Willsey – Xavier Charter School – Attending College of Southern Idaho/Idaho State University

Career Technical – Two- or three-year programs

Carissa Christensen – Wood River High School – Attending the College of Southern Idaho

Paul Crawford – Weiser High School – Attending the College of Southern Idaho

James Gregory – Salmon River Jr-Sr High School – Attending Lewis-Clark State College

Todd Marvin – Rimrock Jr-Sr High School – Attending Idaho State University

Samuel Naden – Orofino High School – Attending Lewis-Clark State College

Kaleb Noah – Orofino High School – Attending Lewis-Clark State College

Trey Perry – Technical Careers High School – Idaho Falls – Attending Idaho State University

Lizet Ramos – Jerome High School – Attending the College of Southern Idaho

Jessica Schell – Timberlake High School – Attending North Idaho College

Kelsie Sullivan – Wallace Jr-Sr High School – Attending North Idaho College

Trevor Thorp – Lakeland High School – Attending North Idaho College

“We are so proud of the recipients of the 2019 Governor’s Cup scholarships. They are part of the next generation of Idaho leaders, and their commitment to their neighbors, communities, and the state will be a part of them throughout their lives,” Little said. “Thank you to the generous sponsors and donors whose contributions to this important scholarship program help Idaho students in their educational pursuits.”

The Governor and First Lady hosted a reception honoring the Governor’s Cup recipients on June 5 at the Capitol. The 2019 Idaho Governor’s Cup fund-raising event is scheduled September 5-7 in Sun Valley.

Governor announces recipients of the 2019 Idaho Awards for Leadership in Energy Efficiency. Gov. Brad Little has announced the recipients of the 2019 Idaho Awards for Leadership in Energy Efficiency. The awards acknowledge Idaho companies that exhibit leadership in their communities by implementing energy efficiency measures at their local facilities and buildings.

“Improving energy efficiency and reducing energy consumption are the foundation of a secure future for Idaho and our country,” Little said. “I applaud the Idaho businesses and organizations receiving these awards for their leadership in demonstrating smart, cost-effective and responsible energy practices.”

The recipients of the awards are separated into two categories – buildings and industry – to acknowledge their achievements based on the type of facilities used and the business they operate.

The recipients under the buildings category are:

  • Brigham Young University Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho
  • College of Western Idaho in Nampa, Idaho

The recipients under the industry category are:

  • Agropur, Inc. – Jerome Cheese in Jerome, Idaho
  • Lamb Weston’s Twin Falls Plant in Twin Falls, Idaho
  • J.R. Simplot’s Don Plant in Pocatello, Idaho

Little also announced Clearwater Paper in Lewiston as recipient for the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency. The award honors a single facility or organization that demonstrates a commitment to energy efficiency through its efforts to significantly reduce its energy consumption.

Additional information about the awards is available at https://oemr.idaho.gov/energy-efficiency/energy_awards/.

Questions about the award or the recipients can be directed to John Chatburn, Administrator of the Governor’s Office of Energy and Mineral Resources, by calling 208-332-1660 or e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Gov.Little’s public calendar for June 15-21

SATURDAY, June 15, 2019

Governor Little will speak at the Idaho Youth Challenge Academy Graduation Ceremony at Gowen Field, C130 Hangar, 9:30 a.m.

Governor Little and First Lady Teresa Little will serve as Grand Marshalls of the Emmett Cherry Festival’s annual parade at 6 p.m.

TUESDAY, June 18, 2019

Governor Little will chair a meeting of the State Board of Land Commissioners in the Lincoln Auditorium at 9 a.m.

First Lady Teresa Little will lead story time at the Idaho State Museum at 10:30 a.m.

FRIDAY, June 21, 2019

Governor Little will attend the anniversary celebration for Western Trailers, 251 W. Gowen Rd., Boise ID, 83716, at 11 a.m.