Chobani Announces 2020 Impact Grant Winners

Jonathan Ingraham for MagicValley.com   TWIN FALLS — Jose Enriquez’s vision of launching more elective-based courses in Magic Valley schools through his organization Latinos In Action is about to become a reality. As on of the recipient of the 2020 Chobani Community Impact Fund Grants, Latinos In Action have $45,000 over two years to launch more of its program at …

Times-News: “Bliss Gets Broadband”

Bliss gets broadband: Rural Idahoans getting fast internet thanks to federal emergency funding Colin Tiernan   BLISS — The COVID-19 pandemic has forced millions of Americans to work from home or attend school online. But working from home and going to class online typically require fast internet connections. In rural south-central Idaho, not everyone has access to broadband. So in …

Bliss Broadband CARES Act Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Madeleine Bumstead, Marketing Manager (585) 615-9142 madeleineb@southernidaho.org   BLISS, IDAHO RECEIVES CARES ACT GRANT TO PROVIDE UNPRECEDENTED BROADBAND ACCESS An event to celebrate the installation of the broadband tower will be held Wednesday, October 14, with speakers from White Cloud Communications, Idaho Department of Commerce and community partners BLISS, ID – October 13, 2020 – …

COVID-19 Update

Region IV Development (RiVDA) is here to assist Small Businesses and those that are being affected by the Coronavirus.  As we move through these unprecedented times, Small Businesses are facing many uncertainties.  Many of the comments shared with us this week have been heart breaking.   Most of you may know most of the information below, but we want you to …

Hazelton Water Improvements Project | Hazelton, Idaho

The City of Hazelton was recently awarded a Block Grant from the Idaho Community Development Block Grant program and a USDA-RD Grant/Loan to make improvements to their water system.  The last major enhancements made to its water distribution lines was between 1934 and 1941.  Many of the distribution lines are comprised of potentially dangerous materials such as asbestos concrete and …

Carey City Park Improvements | Carey, Idaho

A few years ago, Blaine County announced plans to make several improvements to the Blaine County Fair and Carey Rodeo Grounds. One of the improvements was to increase accessibility to the site by reconfiguring a piece of property that served as the City Park. The changes converted the park into additional parking for the Fair and Rodeo grounds. Concerned citizens …

Ageless Senior Center | 
Kimberly, Idaho

In 2017 Region IV Development’s Economic Development team helped the City of Kimberly apply for a Community Development Block Grant. The grant provided funds to increase the structural integrity, capacity, and efficiency of the facility: including replacing the leaking roof and gutter system. Over the last few years, changes were made to the Idaho Food Code established by the Idaho …

Pro Tech – Twin Falls, ID

Pro Tech Service is an independent service center in Twin Falls, Idaho providing exceptional support for all appliance installation and repair. Chris Cook worked as a tech for Pro Tech since 2001 and bought the business with his wife Jennifer in July of 2017. After purchasing Pro Tech, the Cook’s wanted to expand their business by adding the sale of …

Hideaway Bar and Grill

Hideaway Bar and Grill is an established restaurant and bar in Meridian, Idaho that opened in 2012. It originally operated from a leased facility, which the business outgrew. Dwayne Fulbright took the opportunity to purchase land and build a facility that would better fit their needs. The new location is within the same complex as their previous location. The new …

Shoshone Snack Bar

The Shoshone Snack Bar is a sit-down burger and fry style restaurant that has been in business since 1951 in the rural town of Shoshone, ID. Mike and Misty Peck purchased the building and equipment and then made some upgrades to the property, business, and equipment. Mike and Misty have brought in a new, refreshing energy and life to the …

Little Wood Vision Clinic – Shoshone, ID

Dr. Matthew E. Kent, O.D., PA., along with his wife Becky Kent, opened their own vision clinic in rural Shoshone, Idaho (pop. 1,503) through the assistance and guidance of Region IV Development and the Economic Development Administration (EDA) Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) and the US Small Business Administration 504 Program. Dr. Kent had historically been providing optometric services in clinical …