Magic Valley News, May 2020

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COUNTY CANDIDATES, LEVY & PRIMARY VOTING - MAY 19, 2020 This election is for non-partisan positions like the county prosecutor, county sheriff, county commissioners, levies and party primaries for the Idaho Senate and House of Representatives positions. 1. THIS ELECTION, ALL VOTES WILL BE BY ABSENTEE BALLOT. 2. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED TO REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT If you have moved since the last election, you must re-register to vote. a. Register to vote at OR b. Register to vote through your Gooding County Clerk 208-934-5479 3. EACH VOTER MUST REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT BY MAY 19. a. Fill out and mail in the Absentee Ballot Request Form on pages 12-13. Make copies for each voter request before filling it out. OR b. PICKUP Absentee Ballot Request Form(s) at: CHAPPELS, HUB CITY DRUGS & DRIVE-THRU or County Clerk’s Office OR c. CALL the County Clerk at 208-934-5479 to have an Absentee Ballot Request Form mailed to you OR d. Request or Print Absentee Ballot Request form on 4. A BALLOT WILL BE MAILED TO YOU 5. FILL OUT BALLOT RECEIVED AND RETURN TO COUNTY CLERK BY JUNE 2. a. Mail ballot to the County Clerk at 624 Main St, Gooding, ID 83330 OR b. Hand it in at the County Clerk’s office at above address.

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FOOD - Check Restaurants for daily specials. These restaurants offering takeout and curbside delivery: Snake River Grill 208-837-6227 Bullzz-Eye BBQ 208-837-6687 Los Potrillos Mexican 208-837-6682 Angler’s Riverboat 208-837-4333 IN ADDITION, these offer home delivery: Papa Kelsey’s Hagerman 208-837-6680 Oxbow 10 miles, incl Hagerman 208-352-1079 Hagerman Senior Center by reservation (p10)

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MEET CANDIDATES (p7-9) COUNTY COMMISSIONER, District 1 (4 yr) Susan Bolton, Incumbent

Since I have been a Gooding County Commissioner we have accomplished a lot of great things. Created a web page that gives the public access to all county business. The Solid Waste Dist. Has added a gas to energy plant which in turn keeps our fees from increasing by selling power to Idaho Power Co. Purchased an additional 100 acres at the Wendell transfer station for future use. Our EMS service has been upgraded to a paramedic level and we are in construction of a new facility partially paid for with a block grant. I believe for small towns to survive the citizens have to support the local businesses, local charities, schools and be involved in your community and by doing this we can continue to live and prosper in this great place we call home.

I am Susan Bolton and have had the priveledge to serve as Gooding County Commissioner for about 1½ years. I have loved being a commissioner because it gives me the opportunity to keep our county moving in a positive direction. I have lived in Gooding for my entire life and I love living here. I was raised with a strong volunteer ethic. I graduated from Gooding High School as the last class to graduate from the “old” sch ool on Main Street. My Dad was on the school board when our current high school was built. I always love seeing his name on the plaque hanging in the hallway!! I have been active in the Gooding Rotary Club; Gooding, Hagerman and Wendell Chambers, COUNTY SHERIFF and I was the chairman of the Relay for Life Shaun Gough, Incumbent held in Gooding for several years. I worked in the title industry for 35 years helping Gooding KATHY’S ALTERATIONS County residents buy, sell and research proper(208) 837-6267 ties in Gooding County. This work gave me a Hemming, Patching, Zippers great deal of experience with the way the Sewing, DROPS OPEN county works and has been extremely helpful with decisions that commissioners need to HAGERMAN MENDING DROP: 380 E SALMON make. I enjoy attending and participating in GOODING MENDING DROP: JULIES’ ACE HARDWARE the many Magic Valley committees that I serve on as Gooding County Commissioner. Please vote to re-elect Susan Bolton, Gooding NATIONAL PARK County Commissioner, so that I can continue to serve Gooding County residents. Hagerman Fossil Beds National

Jerry Pierce, Candidate COUNTY COMMISSIONER, District 2 (2 yr) Mark Bolduc, Incumbent I am Mark Bolduc and I want to continue being your Gooding County Commissioner. I have lived in Gooding County for the past 50 years and have been a self-employed business owner for the past 36 years. I am a get it done type of person and thrive on challenges. I am a promoter of business, in fact I have started multiple businesses that we have built up and sold to others that dream of being selfemployed. Some of which were Frogs Lily Pad Restaurant in Hagerman, now known as the Snake River Grill, 1000 Springs Boat Tours, Assist Auto Brokerage, and I still have interests in 1000 Springs Realty & Hagerman Valley Inn.

Monument commemorates Memorial Day on Monday, May 25th. Americans observe Memorial Day on the last Monday in May (since 1971). On this day, Americans celebrate the brave men and women who served and died in all American wars. Regardless of whether the park visitor center is reopened, we intend to use the National Moment of Remembrance when everybody is asked to keep silent for a minute, exactly at 3.00 pm (local time) to remember those who lost their lives while defending our country. Will you join us in the Moment of Remembrance? Matthew Bruce, Park Ranger Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument 221 N State St, PO Box 570, Hagerman ID (208) 933-4105 Hours: Thur-Mon 9a-5p Closed Tue, Wed THIS SPACE IS COMPLIMENTS OF THE FOUNDATION.


Second, our Sheriff’s Office has a tough job and they deserve our help and support. A prosecutor gives that support by respecting and defendIn these days of Corona ing their work. When that relationship is develoutbreaks and stay-atoped, our law enforcement will find success. home orders it seems Third, Gooding County taxpayers should get the strange to be concerned most benefit of their tax dollars. In my present about an election. This position, I have overhauled office systems to pandemic has brought about many new and inter- save time and tax dollars. Additionally, our current county prosecutor works not only for esting changes and challenges to the job of Prosecutor. I am very proud Gooding County, but he is the Camas Prosecutor to serve the people of Gooding County who are too. I will give you what you are paying for by only working in Gooding County. working so hard during these trying times to bring them to an end. For the past 3 ½ years, it has been my great privilege to serve the people of Gooding County. You’ve truly made Jodi and IDAHO HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Muffy Davis, Democrat Incumbant (seat A) me feel like this is our forever home. I have It has been a privilege to repreworked harder as your prosecutor than probasent District 26 over thepast bly any other job I’ve ever had and I promise to two years in the Idaho State keep working just as hard for you if re-elected. Legislature. I have learned a It’s my goal to see a continuation of the work ton and I’m excited to continue I’ve begun to bring a much-needed Youth Cenworking to improve opportuniter to the County, to continue to work with the ties, resources and quality of life schools and cities, and to continue to work hard for all the people of Idaho, but to fight crime and defend the County. I truly feel that my position as a public servant is an oppor- especially the people of Blaine, Camas, Lincoln and Gooding Counties, which make up our distunity to keep making Gooding a better and trict. Our team works very well together both better place to live. So, thank you for your support when in the last election. It is my hope during the legislative session and when we are home in the district. With such a large geothat my hard work and dedication has earned graphic district, it is immensely helpful to have a your vote again. As we work through these times, I encourage you to vote from the comfort team that helps each other by dividing up various responsibilities to be more efficient. Senaof your homes. Request forms for absentee tor Stennett, Representative Toone and I each ballots are available p12-13. Remember Pember. Thank you and God bless. have diverse strengths and experiences. Our team approach allows us to make the most of Trevor Misseldine, Candidate our time and better represent all the people of My name is Trevor Misseldine, District 26. Know we are honored to represent and I am running for Gooding you and are always available and willing to asCounty Prosecutor. I live, with sist you with any question, concern or issue you my family, in Gooding and my might have. If we don’t have the answer, we will extended family has owned land work to connect you with someone who does. I here for nearly 7 decades. Behope you are all staying safe and healthy in sides farming, my grandfather, these uncertain times. As we work from home, Ed Larson, worked for the Naour focus is on getting our economy back runtional Fish Hatchery in Hagerning wholly and safely. Please don’t forget the man. My parents are graduates of Hagerman May 19 primary is by mail only. Request your High School. After high school, my father joined ballot at:! the Army. During the summers, my mom would bring us back home. My fondest memo- Sally Toone, Democrat Incumbant (B) An Idaho resident my entire ries as a child were spent here on grandpa’s life, I have lived in Gooding for farm. Why am I running for County Prosecu50 years. I spent mycareer as tor? First, anyone can hold the helm when the an educator and worked sea is calm, but rough seas require real experithroughout District 26. I am ence. Handling every type of issue the Prosecufamiliar with the similarities tor’s office deals with has made me a proven and differences between prosecutor. I have more trial experience, with a Blaine, Camas, Gooding and winning record. I have more experience supervising and training other attorneys. That experi- Lincoln Counties. My husband and I own and operate our family farm and cattle ranch in ence will make our community a safer place.

9 Gooding and Camas counties along with our sons, who are raising their children here and working in the family agricultural business. While representing our district, I have worked to be the voice for working families. I am a champion for our schools and educators and have worked on legislation to improve rural communities’ access to education, as well as making sure our students can meet the challenges of this century. I was able to get an ambulance access bill passed to allow our rural districts the flexibility they need to serve many Idaho communities. I have voiced concerns about safety for workers and products in our state and I’m a founding member of the Legislative Farm, Ranch and Timber caucus. I advocate for the economic, safety and land needs and issues facing many Idaho communities. I welcome the challenges we face in crafting creative, new solutions to the issues of the 21st century.

Bill Thorpe, Republican Candidate (B) Hello my name is Bill Thorpe and I am running for the Idaho State Legislative District 26 Position B. Who am I? I was born in Chicago and have lived throughout the United States including Illinois, New Jersey, California and now Idaho. I spent my career as a financial person, controller, VP of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at public and family owned companies. I then retired and moved to Idaho. Since then, I have been involved with Hagerman Bike and Walk and the Hagerman Chamber of Commerce. My wife and I have also begun buying, rehabbing and selling houses in the Magic Valley. I grew up in a Republican household and am a life-long Republican. I am a strong believer in the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Why am I running? I believe that the residents of the 26th district (Blaine, Camas, Lincoln and Gooding counties) must have a Republican representative. I realized we have no voice in the legislature since we are now dominated by Blaine county. I do not want Idaho to shift from a red state to a blue state. Limitations on free speech, emphasis on illegal immigrant’s rights, vote by mail without ID checks are all policies that the current representative is in favor of and I am opposed to. We have a unique way of life in Idaho and I want to keep it that way. I look forward to your support. Email: Phone: 208-352-0815

IDAHO SENATE Michelle Stennett, Democrat Incumbant Michelle represents District 26 in the Idaho State Senate which encompasses Blaine, Camas, Gooding and Lincoln Counties. She is the Minority Leader in the Idaho Senate and serves on the State Affairs and Resources & Environment committees. She is a member of the Workforce Development Counciland has been appointed to several interim committees focusing on natural resources, fisheries, water issues, public lands access, broadband, and ethics in politics.Michelle has a B.A. in International Relations – Environmental Studies, a B.A. in Latin languages, a minor in Business, and a Legislative Energy Horizon Institute certificate from the University of Idaho.

Eric Parker, Republican Candidate My name is Eric Parker and I'm running For Idaho Senate District 26. That's Gooding, Lincoln, Camas, Blaine Counties. I'm an electrician by trade but, more importantly, I am a husband, a father and a very proud working class Idahoan. Some of you may already know me from the not for profit organization I founded, The Real 3%ers Idaho, a State wide organization that represents over 2 thousand Idahoans. Our moto is "neighbors helping neighbors". Our volunteers have been referenced by numerous Representatives as Constitutional Consultants. I voluntarily spend time going over proposed legislation looking for Constitutionality, weak wording and anything that would or could lead to a violation of the Idaho or US Constitutions. To me, this is how we defend Idaho, especially from out of State interests and their money. As a working class Idahoan with a family and Bills, I have felt the crunch most Idahoans in district 26 have felt and as your voice in the Senate I will make sure the focus is on redeveloping our economy and learning from our mistakes. When I was asked to run it was due to lack of conservative representation in our district and I do believe we can get more done for our district with representation in the majority party. In closing, there is a lot of information out there about me. Some true, some not so much. If you have any questions about where I stand please feel free to email me at I look forward to hearing from all of you. Thank you for your time.


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The Hagerman Valley Senior and Community Center Thrift store remains closed at this time. It is an unknown whether or not we will be allowed to reopen by May 1, 2020. The usual inventory of quality merchandise has been setup for the eventual reopening day. Hopefully everyone will remain healthy and strong so we can again visit with each other. Alan Brackett Follow @HagermanThrift

11 ballot and exercise you right to vote. HAGERMAN FIRE DISTRICT You can request an absente ballot today by By Tim Peterson, Fire Chief visiting: With the lock down being pushed another 2 weeks by the governor we are all ready to get There is an online request form or a downloadback to some form of normal by May 1. When able form that you can print and mail back to your County Clerk’s office. Those that cannot the day comes many of you will still feel the access the website, or who do not request a need to protect yourselves and continue the distancing, this is OK, and is your choice to do ballot online, will be sent an application in the mail. Your request will be processed within 3-7 so. Do whatever you need to do to ensure your safety, if it makes you feel good do so by days from receipt, and a ballot will be sent to you directly. all means. Activity Hagerman Fire/EMS No one wishes things to be back to normal Month of March 2020 more that we at the District, the added precautions, shortage of staff, and scrounging for Total Calls for Service--- 28 Fire Division Calls for Service--- 8 PPE has be a challenge. The community has Motor Vehicle Crashes--- 2 pulled together to support the schools and business through this weird event. Please con- EMS Assists--- 2 Fire Alarms--- 1 tinue to help your neibors, community busiSet Up Landing Zone for Air Ambulance--- 2 ness, and local agencies the best you can. Response to Controlled Burning--- 1 The District will be on the ballot May 19 asking Mutual Aid--- 0 for your continued support of our EMS and EMS Division Calls for Service--- 20 Fire services, all that reside in the Hagerman Medical Calls--- 14 Fire Protection District are eligible to vote, Trauma Calls--- 4 both city and county residents. The entire Standby Calls--- 2 election will be a mail in ballot, please get your Space compliments of the Foundation

CITY OF HAGERMAN WINS TITLE “Idaho’s Best Tasting Drinking Water” Judges rated each water sample based on its clarity, bouquet and taste. Justin Hulme, the City of Hagerman’s Operations Specialist, accepted the award for first place on the city’s behalf. The City of Hagerman’s water system was established in 1986. With three sources of water: big springs, well and potter springs. It serves 490 connections in its community with a population of 872.

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We hope all are well and we look forward to re-opening as soon as possible. While the 2020 tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Teater Studio has been postponed at this time due to the corona virus, we plan to have more programs and activities as soon as is possible. Would you like to become a docent at the museum? It is a great way to learn about the valley and its very interesting history. Training provided.

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From the Desk of Hagerman Mayor Alan Jay April has passed, and most of us have been staying inside. But, luckily, isolating ourselves from others and keeping social distance has been successful as there are no cases of Coronavirus currently in Hagerman. This can be credited to the businesses reacting quickly, and following the guidelines set out by the local, state and federal decision makers. This is a great credit to the community of citizens of Hagerman isolating themselves, and using proper sanitizing methods when out in public. We are all grateful for the sacrifices you have made and the care you have taken to make sure our community stays safe during this difficult time. Together we will continue to make a difference.

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wide campaign to raise awareness of the importance of our local businesses. The initiative asks that on Friday we make a statewide effort to participate by buying gift cards, purchasing meals, and asking our local businesses how we can help. Please reach out and ask what our businesses have to offer.

May 19 is election day. Your vote matters. Elections are continuing through absentee We are hoping that the isolation orders will voting online and through the mail. Ballots be lifted soon, but even if the cities are able are available through and online voter registration has been simto gradually reopen, we will need to continue practicing social distancing and sanitiz- plified and is available through this site as ing efforts. We don’t know when the grad- well. It is important that we get informed on the candidates up for election. Do the reual reopening of businesses will be able to search and be informed. These elections will begin. We don’t know how long the Coronavirus will affect our communities, but it is affect us directly for years to come. Please don’t let this health crises take away your important not to forget the importance of voter’s voice. staying well as the time goes on. We will continue to keep you informed as we reIt is finally springtime, and people in the ceive information. community are outside doing home improvement projects. Please, remember to In the meantime, please keep supporting check the city code to make sure that you our small businesses in any way you can. Many of us have been ordering take out and are in compliance with city rules regarding making a point of supporting our restaurants fences, outbuildings and any other construcand businesses as we can. But, they still tion. Call before you start, and remember need additional help. Some of us have rethat utility lines could be underground so it ceived our stimulus check, and have money is important to call the dig line phone numthat is intended to support our local econber to verify you are safe. If you have any omy. Please, do all you can to support our questions about city ordinances and building local businesses. codes please don’t hesitate to reach out to the city, and to Planning and Zoning for clariOne suggestion, if you have the financial fication. It is better to know the rules before ability to help, is to assist local businesses you begin. with their utility services. This would be a huge help for our local businesses. Every Also, due to the Coronavirus, Clean Up Day little bit helps. If this is help you would like has been postponed. We will keep you upto provide, please call City Hall and we can dated on when we are able to reschedule. In arrange to have any amount paid toward the the meantime, please remember to help business’s city services. Also, please remem- each other as much as possible. ber that April 24th is the beginning of the I just want to thank you all again for all that Gem State Initiative. Senator Jim Risch and you are doing to help this community stay the Idaho Department of Commerce have safe and well during these difficult times. teamed up to create this initiative as a stateWe are making a difference.



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NOTICES OF PASSING Well Loved, Greatly Missed Allen, Frank L. 66, passed Apr 21, 2020 at home. King Hill. Arterburn, Monte Leroy. 80, passed Apr 8, 2020 in Twin Falls. Twin Falls. Bagley, Tim. 56, passed Apr 18, 2020 at home. Gooding. Beebe, Glenn Alan. 60, passed Apr 8, 2020 at home. Wendell. Borneman, Willam “Bill”. 62, passed Apr 11, 2020 in Gooding. Gooding. Brown, Kenneth Raymond. 78, passed Apr 18, 2020 at home. Wendell. Bunn, Dale Allen. 91, passed Apr 17, 2020 at home. Wendell. Cook, Jean. 88, passed Mar 29, 2020 in Gooding. Gooding. Davis, Winifred “Jean”. 81, passed Mar 31, 2020 at home. Hagerman. Ferreyra, Rita Elena. 82, passed Apr 9, 2020 at home. Wendell. Garner, Taci L. 56, passed April 20, 2020 at home. Hagerman. Glauner, Douglas C. 65, passed Apr 7, 2020 in Gooding. Hagerman. Leek, Patricia A. 97, passed Mar 29, 2020 in Twin Falls. Fairfield. Robinson, Clara Lee. 92, passed Apr 21, 2020 at home. Wendell. Rubalcava, Socorro. 93, passed Apr 15, 2020 at home. Bliss. NOTICES & OBITUARY PAGE Slane, Lois Alma. 93, passed Apr 13, 2020 in Hagerman. Bliss. Toone, Ward Clifford. 71, passed Apr 17, 2020 at home. Gooding. WWW.HAGERMANVALLEYNEWS.ORG This space is compliments of Hagerman Valley Foundation

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QUESTION: Shall the Board of Commissioners of Hagerman Fire Protection District be authorized to levy a temporary override levy in the amount of $125,000 per year for a period of two (2) years commencing with the fiscal year beginning 2021, for the purpose of defraying personnel costs associated with provisions for licensed services by the Hagerman Fire Protection District, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year as provided in the resolution of the Hagerman Fire Protection District adopted on February 14, 2020? The following information is required by Section 34-439A, Idaho Code. The estimated average annual cost to the taxpayer on the proposed levy based on the data above is a tax of $70.00 per $100,000 of taxable assessed values based on current conditions. Hagerman Fire District: (208) 539-6546 Review charts on pages 12-13.

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ST CATHERINE’S CATHOLIC STATION Pastor: Father Jorge Garcia Deacon: Jim McCaughey

PO Box 52, 446 N State St Hagerman, ID 83332 TO AUTHORIZE AND EMPOWER THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 232 WENDELL, GOODING COUNTY, STATE OF IDAHO, TO LEVY A SUPPLEMENTAL LEVY QUESTION: Shall the Board of Trustees of School District No. 232, Gooding County, State of Idaho, be authorized and empowered to levy a Supplemental Levy in the amount of six hundred thousand and no/ dollars ($600,000.00) per year for two (2) years, commencing with the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2022, for the purpose of financing any lawful expenses of maintaining and operating the District; all as provided in the Resolution adopted by the Board of Trustees on February 18, 2020? The estimated average annual cost to the taxpayer on the proposed levy is a tax of $158 per $100,000 of taxable assessed value, per year, based on current conditions. Currently, the District collects a supplemental levy authorized in the same amount of $600,000, which will expire when the proposed levy goes into effect.

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21 OFFICIAL BALLOT JEROME JT. SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 261 JEROME, GOODING AND LINCOLN COUNTIES, IDAHO SPECIAL BOND ELECTION QUESTION: Shall the Board of Trustees of Jerome Jt. School District No. 261, Jerome, Gooding, and Lincoln Counties, State of Idaho (“Board”) be authorized to issue general obligation school bonds of said District, in one or more series, in a principal amount not to exceed $26,000,000 for the purpose of constructing a new elementary school; financing the addition, remodel and/or repair of the existing Jefferson and Horizon elementary school buildings; and to repair or equip any other buildings necessary to maintain and operate the buildings of the District, such series of bonds to become due in such installments as may be fixed by the Board, for a term not to exceed twenty years, all as provided in the Resolution adopted by the Board on February 25, 2020? The interest rate anticipated on the proposed bond issue is 2.42%

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(208) 837-4900 460 South State Street, Hagerman OFFICIAL BALLOT BLISS JT. SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 234 GOODING, TWIN FALLS, ELMORE COUNTIES SCHOOL PLANT FACILITIES RESERVE FUND LEVY ELECTION QUESTION: Shall the Board of Trustees of Bliss Jt. School District No. 234, Gooding, Twin Falls, Elmore Counties, Idaho be authorized and empowered to levy a School Plant Facilities Reserve Fund levy in the amount of $50,000 - Fifty Thousand Dollars and no/100, for the first fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and continuing each year in the amount of $50,000 Fifty Thousand Dollars and no/100 for 10 years for the purpose of allowing the District to acquire, purchase or improve school site or sites; to accumulate funds for and to build a school house or school house remodel or repair any existing building; to furnish and equip any building or buildings, including all lighting, heating, ventilation and sanitation facilities and appliances necessary to maintain and operate buildings of the District; to purchase school buses; for lease and lease purchase agreements for any of the above purposes and to repay loans from commercial lending institutions extended to pay for the construction of school plant facilities? The following information is required by Section 34-439A, Idaho Code. The estimated average annual cost to the taxpayer on the proposed levy is a tax of $47 per $100,000 of taxable assessed value, per year, based on current conditions. The proposed levy will replace the District’s existing plant levy which currently costs $40 per $100,000. The District’s Plant Levy will increase by $7 per $100,000 per year.


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RE-ELECT SUSAN BOLTON Gooding County Commissioner

Experience & Leadership for All Gooding County


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House Rep: Russ Fulcher, 208-888-3188 House Rep: Michael Simpson, 208-334-1776 STATE REPS GOODING COUNTY Senator Michelle Stennett Phone: 208-934-4841 624 Main St, Gooding 83330 home: 208-726-8106 Mark Bolduc Rep Sally Toone Susan Bolton home: (208) 934-8114 Rep Muffy Davis Ron Buhler home: (208) 806-1895