Responders & Leaders Say: “Be Prepared For Eclipse Influx!”

Oneida County’s emergency responders and leaders met Monday in anticipation of a massive influx of individuals traveling to and from the Rexburg/Idaho Falls area for the total eclipse on Monday, August 21. They discussed emergency communications, law enforcement and emergency health services, and possible need for ham radio communications. Law enforcement and emergency health care staff will be beefed-up. The state road department has equipment ready to push stranded vehicles off the roadways if needed. Bottled water is stockpiled at the sheriff’s office.
Residents are asked to plan for possible loss of cell phone and related services, stock-outs at area businesses due to accommodation of the large number of travelers, and extremely congested roadways.
Please plan ahead: fill your vehicles’ gas tanks NOW. Shop NOW for supplies to last (at least) from Friday through Tuesday. Are your prescriptions filled? Be realistic about the congested roadways. Traffic will arrive in Idaho over a few days prior to Monday, but most of the estimated 100,000 to 400,000 individuals will leave the viewing areas immediately at the end of the eclipse. EXPECT traffic delays, so, if you’re traveling, have your vehicles stocked with life-sustaining supplies.
Be smart! Be calm! And be safe!

Michael Corbett named Principal at Malad High School; has roots in Oneida County

At the Oneida School Board meeting on Tuesday, July 18, the Board approved Michael Corbett as the new Malad High School principal. Mr. Corbett is currently the principal of Oakley High School and brings extensive leadership skills and experience to the position. He has degrees from Ricks College and Idaho State University with an administrative certificate from Northwest Nazarene University. Mr. Corbett was the top choice of the interview committee, which interviewed 7 applicants on Monday, July 17. The interview committee was comprised of school board members, high school teachers, the elementary school principal, staff members, and parents. Mr. Corbett has Malad roots. His grandmother was Hazel Lusk, long-time 1st grade teacher at Malad Elementary School.

O’Neal to be Director of Educational Support; District Seeking Principal for MHS

At noon on Thursday, June 22, 2017, Dr. Rich Moore, Superintendent of Oneida School District, issued the following email message to all teachers at Malad High School:

“I am writing to share an internal transfer that has an impact on your school [Malad High School]. I have assigned Rob O’Neal to be Director of Educational Support. This position has been created to give necessary support for the recent implementation of numerous new education programs in our District. Rob has broad expertise and skill sets in many of these new programs. He will oversee and give implementation support to such programs as PowerSchool Learning, PLC [Professional Learning Communities], new curriculum adoptions, one-to-one [electronic] device initiatives, RTI [Response to Intervention], mastery-based reporting, formative data collection and analysis, and technology support.

This new administrative position has been created from additional funding made available from increased enrollment in our virtual school [Idaho Home Learning Academy]. There will be no financial impact to our “brick-and-mortar” budgets due to this position.”

The District will be advertising the high school principal opening, putting together an interview committee, and making a selection in the next few weeks.

Variance Hearing – Larry Nalder

NOTICE is hereby given that a public hearing will be held on Wednesday, the 7th day of June, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., in the Oneida County Commissioner’s room of the Oneida County Courthouse, 10 Court Street, Malad City, Oneida County, Idaho, before the Oneida County Planning and Zoning Commission for the purpose of hearing and reviewing public comment regarding a request for a variance to build an attached garage closer to the county road right-of-way. The request for variance was submitted by Larry Nalder of Holbrook, Idaho. The property address is 20695 W. 1400 S. The Legal address is:

The west half of Lot 3, Block 9, of the Townsite of Holbrook, Idaho, as the same appears upon the plat thereof on file in the office of the County Recorder of Oneida County, Idaho, situated in Section 31, Township 14 South, Range 33 East, Boise Meridian.

The public is invited to attend said hearing and to present written or oral testimony for or against the proposed variance. Written comments must be submitted to the Oneida County Planning and Zoning Administrator, 10 Court Street, Malad City, Idaho, before said hearing.
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