Saturday, August 17, 2013

Star-News: Extended Deadline Doesn't Net Any New McCall Police Chief Candidates

Posted By on Sat, Aug 17, 2013 at 3:00 PM

When officials with the city of McCall decided to extend the deadline for candidates interested in applying to become their city's new police chief, they were hoping to deepen their pool of applicants. Two weeks later, there weren't any more.

The McCall Star-News reports that the extended deadline came and went and there were still only six people who said they wanted the job. McCall officials had said earlier that the application process was a bit cumbersome—the application requires an 18-page personal history statement in addition to a 15-page application. That's not including any cover letter or attached resume.

The position has been empty since the February dismissal of former McCall Police Chief Jerry Summers, who has hit the city with a wrongful termination suit.

The Star-News reports that an internal task force is screening the applicants and finalists will be invited to McCall to meet community members and city staffers.

City officials had indicated that they wanted to fill the position by November.

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Idaho's Rock of Ages: A New View of the Gem State

Posted By on Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM

  • Idaho Geological Survey

Idahoans will get a new look at the Gem State on Friday, Oct. 19, when an updated map of Idaho's geology, in 75 colors, goes on sale to commemorate Earth Science Week. The 36-by-48-inch map will showcase Idaho's multibillion-year rock formations and terrain. The geologic survey was compiled from nearly 100 sources, including work from the U.S. Geological Survey, Idaho Geological Survey and academic institutions.

This morning's Lewiston Tribune reports that the new map will cost $20, plus shipping and handling, and can be ordered at

In particular, the first map in decades will detail rock units that have been causing landslides along the U.S. Highway 95 corridor.

"The geological record is more complete in some places than others," Idaho Geological Survey Director Roy Breckenridge told the Tribune. "It's really a piece of art. You don't have to be a geologist to be drawn to it. It encourages inquiry and discovery of the land we live in."

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Monday, November 3, 2008

citydesk's Legislative map

Posted By on Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 9:21 AM

Here's another map for you, produced by us here at citydesk, with a little help from the Google people: 

You can use this map just like any other Google Map—zoom in and out, fly over, change the background to a street map, etc. If you don't know which district you are in, fly to your address and find out. Click on a colored legislative district to find out who your current lawmakers are... and Tuesday night, click again to find out who they will become.

We are autodiadactitating this over at BW, so if anyone has suggestions for tighter maps, please chime in...

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