August 31, 2006

College Savings Plans Protected, Burley To Receive Economic Grant

Crapo visits with ISU President Vailas, State Treasurer Crane

Burley â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will join Burley Mayor Jon Anderson and Mike Field, the Idaho State Director for USDA Rural Development later today to announce a federal grant for the City of Burley. The grant will assist the city with economic development in the purchase and upgrade of water infrastructure and with other needs. The announcement follows Crapoâ??s tour of a Minidoka dairy employing a new anaerobic digester designed to produce energy from animal wastes.Crapo will meet Friday with Idaho State University President Arthur C. Vailas and Idaho State Treasurer Ron Crane to update changes in state and federal programs that allow parents to save tax-free for the college education of their children. Crapo will also present his Spirit of Idaho Award to Anne Voilleque and Louise Nelson for their endowment work on the universityâ??s new Native American Business Program. Thursday, August 31:9:45 a.m. Minidoka Tours Whiteside Dairy anaerobic digester farm waste to energy project at 700 North, 710 East. 11:00 a.m.Burley Announces federal USDA Rural Development grant for the City of Burley with USDA-RDâ??s Mike Field and Mayor Anderson at Burley City Hall.Friday, September 1:10:30 a.m. Pocatello Presents Spirit of Idaho Award to Anne Voilleque and Louise Nelson for their endowment work on the new Native American Business Program on the Idaho State University campus. At Jensen Hall on the ISU Campus.10:45 a.m. Pocatello Joins with ISU President Vailas and Idaho Treasurer Crane to discuss improvements in state and federal tax-free college savings plans. At Jensen Hall Rotunda on the ISU Campus.# # #