Apr 03 2017

Summer Part-Time Lifeguard

THE CITY OF WEISER
IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
FOR A LIFEGUARD FOR THE WEISER POOL
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Must be at least 16 years of age, have current lifeguard and CPR certifications. Lifeguard training and CPR certifications can be completed at Weiser Memorial Pool in May. To sign up for the classes, please call the Weiser Recreation Department for more information. Duties will include but not limited to watching over swimmers, keeping up on pool maintenance, and working with the public. Applicant must have the ability to lift 50lbs, work weekends, work holidays, and have a flexible work schedule. Applicant must be able to follow written and verbal directions. This position is seasonal for approximately 3 months. Hours per week will vary. Starting wage is $7.25 or depending on experience. Closing date is 5:00 p.m. on May 5, 2017. Applications are available at the Weiser Recreation Department. The City of Weiser is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mar 20 2017

Weiser: The Safest City in Idaho!

Idaho’s claim to fame lies in potatoes, however, the first potato in America was planted in New Hampshire in 1719. Potatoes didn’t even reach Idaho until 1836. Still, Idaho produces approximately one-third of the potatoes in the United States. As a state, though, Idaho has much more to offer. The Idaho landscape is rugged and can be wild. It’s home to the deepest river gorge in North America: Hells Canyon. At 7,993 feet deep, Hells Canyon beats even the 6,000 foot depth of the Grand Canyon. In 1805-1806, while still a part of the Oregon country and jointly owned by the United States and Great Britain, this region was explored by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Idaho is known as the Gem State; as nearly every type of gemstone and more than seventy-two types of precious and semi- precious stones are mined there. Idaho is also one of only two places on the planet to find star garnets — India is the other. Idaho even derives its name from a mining lie. A mining lobbyist named George M. Willing presented the name to Congress claiming that it was a Shoshone word meaning “Gem of the Mountains” and by the time they found out that it was an invented word “Idaho” had already stuck.

17,017 
avg population
2.30
violent crime rate per 1,000 people
20 
property crime rate per 1,000 people

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Mar 01 2017

Parks & Grounds Maintenance Position

THE CITY OF WEISER

is Currently Accepting Applications

for a Seasonal Parks & Grounds Maintenance Position

Applicant must have a minimum of 3 years experience with various types of lawn equipment as assigned. Backhoe experience a plus. Must be able to operate and make repairs to sprinkler systems. Duties include but not limited to trimming trees, mowing lawns, weeding, fertilizing, cleaning and maintaining restrooms and other buildings as required. Applicant must be 18 years of age, have a valid Idaho Drivers License, have ability to lift 75lbs, work in adverse weather conditions, work on weekends, be on call, work holidays, and have flexible work schedule. Position is seasonal for a maximum of eight (8) months, 29 hours a week. Closing date is 5 p.m March 31, 2017. Applications are available at Weiser City Hall during regular business hours. The City of Weiser is a Equal Opportunity Employer.

Feb 27 2017

The Mayor’s Corner 02/15/2017

Enough! Is spring around the corner.  Someone needs to get hold of the groundhog quickly.  The snow was a trial and the slush was discouraging but the water was frightening last week.
Beginning on Monday of last week, we began planning to again approach the County to get help to clear the streets of the huge layer of slush which came with the warming weather and ice.  By Tuesday, the request was made and approved and the additional equipment began arriving.  Braun Construction and McDaniel Construction along with Washington County had graders here by Wednesday and by Thursday, there were seven graders and crews clearing streets.  Thankfully, by late Thursday almost all streets were completely cleared.  The remaining berms were to be cleared Friday but then the water came.  City crews were pulled off of snow removal to help ITD with traffic control and to assist with flooding victims.  Pat Malay was on hand early Friday morning to use the front-end loader to help in the rescue of a family and their animals on Cove Road.  Thanks Pat for being available and not hesitating to help when needed.
The City Police Department worked with Hometown Motors to find a location to move their vehicles before the water took over.  Thanks to the LDS Church for allowing them to use their parking lot along with space provided in closing off Court Street and spaces around City Park.  Just another example of our community working together in a time of need.
Our hearts go out to those displaced by the flood waters.  The rapidity with which the water rose didn’t allow much time to save personal items.  Thanks to those who stepped up to house, feed, and provide needed items to these victims. Thanks to all the emergency responders for their work.
Remember:  if you have had damage due to this winter’s storms, contact the Washington County Assessor’s office.  They are keeping needed records and will also send an appraiser out to assess your damaged property.  Information regarding resources for replacement and repair are available through the Washington County Emergency Services Department.
The airport has been closed due to the amount of snow but has been reopened on a limited basis.  There was a lot of activity there on Friday with the rescue and over the weekend as pilots looked over the flood area.
Congratulations to the WHS Wolverines basketball teams and wrestling team for their outstanding seasons so far.  With the many interruptions and the difficulty practicing, they have rallied, The Lady Wolverines will be playing in the State Tournament this week and the Boys’ team will be taking their winning ways into the District Tournament as the top seed.  The wrestling team will begin their District tourney this weekend too.  Wolverines persevere. Go Wolverines.
The Recycling Center is open again.  Please remember this is not a dump.  Animal carcasses are not to be disposed of in the trash cans or recycling containers.  Someone stole the pallets that are left to pick up the boxes of recycled materials.  If you know who might have taken them or if you see someone misusing the center, please call Crime Stoppers or the Police Department.
A great cabin fever buster is happening at the Weiser Little Theater the next two weeks.  A fun musical, “The Spitfire Grill” is being performed for the next two weekends.  Great talent and a welcome pause in our winter trials.  Don’t miss out, tickets are still available.
Pray for slow melting, warm sunny days and colder nights.

Feb 27 2017

The Mayor’s Corner 02/08/2017

The community continues to get help and support from former residents and WHS students as we ‘weather’ the weather.  Former WHS student, Nicole Wilson, who currently lives in Oregon, reached out with words of encouragement and a big box of gloves for crews and volunteers to keep their hands warm and protected as they work in the snow and cold.  They definitely warm the hands but her gesture warms the heart as well.  Thanks, Nicole.
Another former WHS student, Dan Leija, who teaches 3rd grade in San Antonio, TX had his students make posters of encouragement to the businesses and residents of Weiser.  The poster are currently on display in the City office and will be shared with businesses who would like to display them for their customers to see.  What a great project of support.
City crews are back on the streets clearing slush off the roadways.  With the expected changes in the weather the melting will continue and ice should disappear but as it does the slush will appear.  Drive slowly and carefully through side streets and subdivisions until the graders get to your area.  Stay on the main roads as much as possible.  “Slow and steady wins the race.”  Thanks again for your patience.
I have been contacted by a resident who located the storm drain near his home.  Google Earth made it much easier to find then the map on the web site so if you are interested in helping clear the storm drain in your area and have access to Google Earth that seems to be very helpful.  The crew from the WWTP is still working on clearing the drains but we no longer have the outside help so if you can help that is great.  Usually the water develops a channel to the drain under the snow unless it is encrusted with ice.
Clearing the area around gas meters and outside connections is very important.  The Weiser Fire Department has had multiple calls of smelling gas.  In some cases, they are not leaks but some are so do not take a chance, clear away the snow around the meter and connection to avoid breaks.
People offering their services to help repair damage to structures and roofs will soon be appearing if they haven’t already.  Remember to check out these services before hiring someone to do work for you.  If they indicate they are contractors, call Dennis Cooper in our Building Department and he can check on licensing in the State.  Be sure to check out anyone who “stops in” to offer services. DON’T PAY FOR SERVICES BEFORE THE WORK IS DONE AND YOU ARE SATISFIED WITH IT.
Our community lost another long-time resident and local “caramel man”, Don Hezeltine.  Don and his wife Dorothy have minister in our community for many years.  He was a huge Weiser Wolverine fan and could be found selling his caramels at many of our fundraising activities.  Sympathies go out to Don’s family.
Former resident and WHS graduate, Ryan Olsen, was recently recognized in the Idaho Press Tribune for his skill as a wood carver.  Ryan currently lives in Melba and is a choir teacher and professional opera singer.  His caricatures are amazing and entertaining.  Ryan has a long history of being amazing and entertaining.  He is the son of Fawn and Clark Olsen and is very talented. Congratulations to another talented Wolverine.
Congratulations to the Weiser High School Cheer Squad for their outstanding performance in the Treasure Valley Cheer Invitational over the weekend.  With the winter weather and inability to get together for practice, this says a lot for the work ethic and spunk of these ladies.  Another great weekend to be a Wolverine.

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