USDA’s Farm Service Agency will now accept applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) through an online portal, expanding the options available to producers to apply for this program, which helps offset price declines and additional marketing costs because of the coronav…
Commissioners for Orofino Planning and Zoning Department met June 16, to discuss the possibilities for re-zoning the property above the Orofino Elementary School and the new Clearwater Historical Museum to the left of the top of Bartlett Street.
Unemployment rates in North Central Idaho fell from 11.3 percent in April to 9.1 percent in May as many people returned to work as the lockdown began ending. The rate remained more than three times higher the 2.7 percent in March.
Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 8.9 percent in May and non-farm payrolls regained 24,300 jobs as the state’s economy began a rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.
No event has ever had such a massive, sudden impact on Idaho’s economy as the COVID-19 economic crisis. Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate soared from a record low 2.5 percent in March to a record high of 11.5 percent in April. With the lockdown phasing out in late May and early J…
June 4, the Idaho Department of Labor released data about new unemployment claims filed in Idaho in the week that ended May 30. Here’s some information about North Central Idaho.
Agricultural producers can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. The application and a payment calculator are now available online, and USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) staff members ar…
Unemployment rates in North Central Idaho soared from near record lows in March to near record highs in April. The region as a whole saw its unemployment rise from 2.7 percent in March to 11.4 percent in April. That was considerably higher than the Great Recession peak of 8.6 percent in Sept…
In the week ending May 9, 162 North Central Idaho workers filed unemployment insurance claims. That was the lowest amount filed since coronavirus began eroding employment in mid-March, but nearly double its level the week before the crisis began, the week ending March 14.
Self-employed individuals economically impacted by COVID-19 now may be eligible to receive up to $7,500 in cash support through the Idaho Rebound cash grants for small businesses.
Protocols are now available for bars/breweries/wineries/distilleries and outdoor pools/splashpads/waterparks to open in Stage three of the Idaho Rebounds plan to safely and responsibly open Idaho’s economy. Protocols for onboarding seasonal or temporary workers were also added.
The White House is highlighting Idaho as a leader among states for our plans to safely and responsibly reopen the economy and for how we are allocating federal relief funds.
Lewis Clark Credit Union (LCCU) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Administration Building, on Thursday, May 14, at 11 a.m. The new location is at 604 Bryden Avenue, Lewiston.
Governor Brad Little announced plans recently for more than 30,000 Idaho small businesses to receive Idaho Rebound cash grants, a $300 million investment in Idaho’s small business employers.
Laid-off Idaho workers filed 117,811 initial claims for unemployment benefits during the six weeks of the COVID-19 state of emergency – twice the total number of initial claims filed in all of 2019.
Idahoans filed more initial claims for unemployment benefits in the four weeks since the state of emergency was declared - 95,961 - than the total filed during all 2019 by 60 percent.
Governor Brad Little announced that he is extending the statewide stay-home order to April 30, with exceptions for operations of formerly “non-essential” businesses, facilities, and services and new restrictions related to nonresident travel into the state.
The Orofino Chamber’s President, Ashley Steinbruecker greeted membersfor the first meeting of 2020, Jan. 8. Connie Robison thanked members and the board for their support in re-electing her to serve as Vice President, (again) for the Chamber, She good-naturedly noted being the one board memb…
Karl Tyler’s Lewiston Chevrolet is proud to announce they now offer GMC and Buick! The Karl Tyler Auto Group has 33 years of experience serving communities in Montana and Idaho. They are proud to extend that experience and quality vehicle selection to Lewiston.
“Is a Small Farm in Your Future?” is the title of a one-day workshop that has been rescheduled to Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop will be held at the Lewis County Courthouse in Nezperce, a new location due to room availability. This is the first time this exciting works…
In October, North Central Idaho’s jobless rate remained lower than the nation’s. Its rate was 3.2 percent and the nation’s 3.6 percent. Its two largest counties—Latah and Nez Perce—also had rates below the national rate.
“Is a Small Farm in Your Future?” is a one-day workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is the first time this exciting workshop has been offered in the Camas Prairie area.
Lewiston - Write Your Business Plan Now – Nov. 19, 11:30 am, $20, Small Business Development Center, 406 Main St., Lewiston. Instructor: Barbara Leachman. - Want a business plan but can’t seem to get it done? Take out your pen or use a laptop NOW. This workshop is the time to make it happen!
Get the information you need ahead of starting your business by taking this workshop! The fee is $10 per person and will be held at the LCSC Orofino Outreach Center at 416 Johnson Avenue on Oct. 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. You will be given important resources to help with a new business in addition…
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Idaho businesses and residents affected by the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred April 713, 2019, announced acting Administrator Christopher M. Pilkerton of the U.S. Small Business Adminis…
Grangeville – The Idaho Department of Labor is implementing its new service model in the Grangeville region, providing direct mobile services to Grangeville, Riggins, Kamiah and Nezperce beginning Aug. 1.
A workshop, “Write Your Business Plan Now” will be taught at Nez Perce Tribe Wa-A’Yas Community Center, 401 Idaho Street, Kamiah, July 12. It will run from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Barbara Leachman is the instructor.
The North Central Idaho Small Business Development Center at Lewis-Clark State College has scheduled three workshops in Lapwai and one in Kamiah on how to write a business plan, help with accounting and record keeping, and feasibility.
The Coffee Lady, owned by Chantel Blake and located at 10280 Highway 12, received a hearty welcome from Orofino Chamber of Commerce members on June 27.
At the Clearwater County Economic Development office we love to garden, not only the type that includes getting nicely composted soil under your fingernails but also Economic Gardening, where we cultivate community capacity, infrastructure, entrepreneurism and supporting local business growth.
They’re back! Fabian and Shelley McFeron, along with some of their family members, have recently moved back to Pierce, after their dream was realized and they purchased Pierce’s S&S Foods in November of 2016.
Orofino Wellness Center welcomes new team member Joni Mangum as their new massage therapist! After constantly having a three month wait list for massage therapy at Orofino Wellness Center, Joni Mangum realized an opportunity to take advantage of her interest in fitness and human anatomy.
This week’s chamber shoutout goes to our newest chamber, member Snap Fitness 24 Hour Gym. This gym is located in the Riverside are of Orofino, next to Barney’s Harvest Foods, and owned by Dustin Roby, a former Orofino Maniac, now of the Lewis Clark Valley