GOVERNOR SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD VACANCY

C.L. “BUTCH” OTTER
GOVERNOR

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Jon Hanian
May 5, 2015 (208) 334-2100
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GOVERNOR SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD VACANCY

(BOISE) – Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the six-member Idaho Parks and Recreation Board representing southeastern Idaho’s District 5.

Jean McDevitt of Pocatello announced her retirement from the Board earlier this year. She started serving as a Democrat member of the Board in 1997 representing Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power counties.

“I want to thank Jean for her 18 years of dedicated service, and her devotion to parks and recreation,” Governor Otter said. “Parks and Recreation is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and I urge all Idahoans to visit our parks this year and enjoy and appreciate these gems of our state.”

The Idaho Parks and Recreation Board provides citizen oversight for the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR). Board members are appointed by the Governor to six-year terms. No more than three members can be from a single political party. Each member represents one of six districts in the state. The Board appoints and supervises the IDPR’s director.

IDPR manages 30 State parks throughout every region of Idaho and the registration programs for boats, snowmobiles and other off-highway vehicles (OHV). Money from these registration programs goes back to users to develop and maintain trails, facilities and programs. IDPR also provides free education courses for boaters and OHV operators.

Applicants for the Board vacancy must be a non-Republican and reside in District 5.

Anyone interested may contact Ann Beebe in the Governor’s office at 208-334-2100 or by email at ann.beebe@gov.idaho.gov. Applications via email must be received by the Governor’s office by June 5, or postmarked by June 5 if sent by regular mail.

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) are accepting applications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: April 20, 2014

Contact: Kathy Muir, State and Federal Grants Manager (208) 514- 2431 / Kathy.Muir@idpr.idaho.gov

IDPR is accepting applications to fill vacancies on Advisory Committees

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) are accepting applications to fill vacancies on the following Advisory Committees in the following areas:

• Recreational Vehicle (RV) Advisory Committee;
• Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Advisory Committee;
• Waterways Improvement Fund (WIF) Advisory Committee;
• Off-Road Motor Vehicle (ORMV) Committee;

These committee members evaluate grant applications based on established criteria and make recommendations to the Idaho Park and Recreation Board for funding. Members are required to attend meetings during the year with travel expenses reimbursed.

RV Advisory Committee – The purpose of the Recreational Vehicle Program is to acquire, purchase, improve, repair, and maintain RV facilities and sites. There are currently three advisory committee member openings, one for District II, one for District III and one for District V. Those applying for the RV Committee must live in Idaho, be willing to serve a three-year term, be an RV owner with valid Idaho RV registration, actively participate in the activity they represent, and attend required meetings.

RTP Advisory Committee – The purpose of the Recreational Trails Program is to acquire, purchase, improve, repair, and maintain trail facilities and sites. There are currently five advisory committee member openings statewide for the following interests; one for Hiking, one for Motorbike, one for XC Skiing, one for Snowmobiling, one for Disabled and one for Water Trails. Those applying for the RTP Committee must live in Idaho, be willing to serve a three-year term, be an active participant in the trail activity they represent, and attend required meetings.

WIF Advisory Committee – The purpose of the Waterways Improvement Fund is to provide for the protection and promotion of safety, waterways improvement, creation and improvement of parking areas for boating purposes, making and improving boat ramps and moorings, marking of waterways, search and rescue, and including purchase of property for boat related purposes of boating facilities. There are currently three advisory committee member openings, one for District I, one for District III and one for District IV. Those applying for the WIF Advisory Committee must live in Idaho, be willing to serve a three-year term, own a registered vessel, be knowledgeable about boating activities, and attend required meetings.

ORMV Advisory Committee – The purpose of the Off-Road Motor Vehicle Fund is to acquire, purchase, improve, repair, maintain, furnish, and equip off-road motor vehicle facilities and sites or areas used by off-road motor vehicles on public or private land, and to assist with the enforcement of laws and regulations governing the use of off-road vehicles in the State of Idaho. There is currently five ORMV advisory committee member openings, two for District I & II (Motorbike/ATV & Snowmobiling), one for Districts III & IV (Non-Motorized) and two for Districts V & VI (Snowmobiling & Non-Motorized). Those applying for the ORMV Committee must live in Idaho, be willing to serve a three-year term, be an active participant in the off-road activity they represent, and attend required meetings.

Applications are due no later than June 5, 2015 and may be obtained by contacting Kathy Muir at the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation State and Federal Grants Program:

Kathy Muir, State and Federal Grants Manager
(208) 514- 2431
Kathy.Muir@idpr.idaho.gov

5657 Warm Springs Avenue
Boise, ID 83716
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P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0065

The Rocket Run

2nd Annual Idaho Off-Road Rocket Run
Rocket Run – May 2-3, 2015
Steak Dinner! Night Run Through the Desert! Prizes!
The Big Plan
Fill up on a BBQ steak dinner with all the trimmings that will rival any restaurant
Drive around in the dark
Collect prizes and enjoy coffee and doughnuts
Only 60 rigs will be able to participate, register now!

What we are looking for
This is the second annual Rocket Run open to all OHVs and 4x4s;
Trucks, Jeeps, SUVs, UTVs, ATVs, and Dirt Bikes. Come one – come all! (we do ask that folks run in groups of at least 2 people)

How it Works
This year there will be a new challenge with multiple check points.
In addition to multiple checkpoints we are adding a poker run to the event.
At each checkpoint you will pick two playing cards, then you will use five of them to make your best poker hand.
The run will begin after the raffle with the launch of a rocket.
Extremely bright lights will be turned on at each of the checkpoints every hour to help you guide your way.
As the evening becomes morning, the lights will be turned on every 30 minutes amd then every 15 minutes.
When you make it to the final check point, you will be entered in a drawing for prizes
THIS IS NOT A RACE! Everyone will be entered into the drawing.
After the run, we will enjoy some coffee and doughnuts and watch the sun rise

Raffle
Lots and lots of great items will be given away.
Tickets will be sold at the check-in table and will be available for purchase right up to the time of the drawing.
Raffle tickets will be $1 each or 6 for $5

Prizes – Donated by our Premier Sponsor COBALT Off-Road
Aurora 6″ LED light bar
Rescue Pak “Lightning in a Box” battery charger
CSI Winch

The Little Details
The entry fee for the driver is $50 and includes dinner, the “Run”, and a T-shirt
Each additional person over 12 is $20 and includes dinner and the “Run”
Additional t-shirts are $20
A 4×4 vehicle is required. Full size, Jeep size, SUV, UTV, ATV, or Motorcycle (ATV’s and Motorcycles must be in groups of two)
All vehicles must have the following:
A driver and an adult navigator
A GPS device in not required, but highly recommended. Cell phones are not recommended because there is very little cell service in the area
A CB or ham radio with a tuned antenna.

More Information at:

http://www.idaho4x4.com/rocketrun/index.html

Online Registration at :

http://www.idaho4x4.com/rocketrun/registration1.php

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