Monthly Archives: November 2013

K-12 School Facility Improvements

http://www.toolboxforeducation.com/ Lowe’s Charitable and Education Foundation has announced the opening of its Spring 2014 Toolbox for Education grant cycle. The program supports projects that encourage parental involvement in local schools and build stronger community spirit. Toolbox for Education grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in support of projects that have a permanent impact […]

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Idaho Tourism Q2 2013 Lodging Report

For the first four months of Fiscal Year 2014, Idaho lodging properties and private campgrounds outperformed the first four months of FY 2013 by a whopping 8.7 percent. Southwest Idaho showed exceptionally strong growth over the same period last year with a 4-month gain of 13.9 percent. Eastern Idaho wasn’t far behind with growth of […]

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Report Estimates Backcountry Winter Recreation Contributes $22.5 Million Annually to Teton-West Yellowstone Economy

Jackson, Wyo. (November 20, 2013) — A new study from Jackson economist Mark Newcomb estimates that human-powered backcountry winter recreation in Grand Teton National Park, parts of the Bridger-Teton and Caribou-Targhee National Forests, and the Rendezvous Ski Trails in West Yellowstone contributes $22.5 million annually to the region’s economy. Newcomb and colleague Karl Meyer conducted […]

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Rangen Inc. Receives Spirit of Excellence Award from Hormel

Family owned company continues building around the needs of Idaho farmers  BOISE, Idaho — Tuesday, November 12, 2013 — Last month, Hormel Foods presented Rangen Inc.’s Commodities Division with its prestigious Spirit of Excellence supplier award for its processing and marketing of dry beans grown in Idaho last year. In a letter to owner Christopher […]

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Social Media Audit Offers Hints to Help Your Business

The Idaho Division of Tourism is constantly looking for ways to improve our effectiveness, especially when it comes to getting the message out. Social media has become an integral part of this strategy in recent years. With this mission in mind, we recently enlisted the services of Think! Social Media to audit our social media strategy. […]

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Día de los Muertos

Unvailing of an Altar BOISE, ID: On Wednesday, October 30, 2013, the Consulate of Mexico in Boise kicked off their celebration for the Díá de los Muertos by unveiling an altar to honor the late Peter Cenarrusa. According to Diego Simancas, Deputy Consul of Mexico in Boise, for the Día de los Muertos, “the tradition […]

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