Recently the North Region CERT and CNT held one of their yearly combined training days above NICI, on the Butte. 

Upon arrival at NICI where the teams gathered, newer CERT & CNT members received a tour of the facility to become familiar with the facility buildings and layout. 

From there, the teams headed up Cottonwood Butte to the old military radar installation located at the top. [read more...]

Inmates will soon be harvesting the first produce of the year at the Pleasant Valley Farm at South Idaho Correctional Institution.

The farm’s crew has started thinning the beet crop. This photo shows Don Brown, the Idaho Foodbank’s food sourcing developer, with some of beets that have come in.

The Pleasant Valley Farm covers about 10 acres.  This is the eighth year the Idaho Department of Correction has teamed up with the Idaho Foodbank to grow fresh produce for hungry Idaho families.  [read more...]