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State parks exceed goal in securing business sponsorships

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation has received $40,000 in corporate sponsorships since getting legislative approval nearly a year ago to reach out to businesses to help offset the agency's depleted budget. The amount is double the estimated $20,000 department officials hoped to secure...

Eye on Boise: Group sues over Boise schools’ contract with teachers union

Wayne Hoffman, head of the Idaho Freedom Foundation, announced Thursday that his group has filed a lawsuit against the Boise School District, raising constitutional questions about the district’s contract with its local teachers union. That contract allows paid leave for members who are delegates to attend Idaho Education Association conferences and covers $35,932 toward the salary and benefits of the association president, a teacher who takes a leave to fulfill association duties.

Eye on Boise: Idaho board looks to rule out outlandish park names

After promising that new corporate sponsorship programs for Idaho’s state parks wouldn’t lead to renaming state parks for Coca-Cola or Doritos, state parks board members were faced with new administrative rules last week that actually didn’t rule that out. The proposed rules put lots of limits on naming rights at parks. Any naming “should be carefully considered so that the perceptions of the public are positive and the recognition does not imply private or exclusive use or ownership,” they said.

Idaho’s parks could seek sponsorships

BOISE – Idaho state parks can seek corporate sponsorships to help make up for sharply reduced state funding under legislation approved Wednesday. No state parks would be renamed under the plan, promised Rep. Elaine Smith, D-Pocatello, the bill’s House sponsor. Instead, the state parks board would seek sponsors for interpretive programs, directional signs, picnic shelters and the like.

Idaho seeks corporate sponsor for state park funding

BOISE – Idaho’s state parks system is looking for corporate sponsors for signs, brochures, picnic shelters and the like as part of its effort to make the parks system largely pay for itself. “We would hope to be able to acknowledge their donations on signage, printed materials and so forth,” parks Director David Langhorst told state lawmakers Monday. “While this kind of activity isn’t prohibited in state code, it isn’t expressly allowed.”

State parks look to corporate sponsors as additional funding source

Idaho’s state parks system is looking for corporate sponsors for signs, brochures, group picnic shelters and the like, as part of its effort to make the parks system largely pay for itself, state Parks Director David Langhorst told lawmakers this morning. “We would hope to...

Eye on Boise: Idaho Parks has good, bad news for lawmakers

BOISE – The good news Idaho Parks Director Nancy Merrill had for lawmakers at the department’s budget hearing last week: Idaho has sold more than 95,000 of its new parks passports in the first 12 months of sales, “bringing in over $1,077,000 – and that’s new money.” The new $10 season passes, sold with vehicle registrations, also have brought more visibility and more visitors to state parks.

Cheaper state parks passports selling in Idaho

BOISE – Idaho has sold more than $500,000 of new, lower-priced state parks passports in the first six months of the program, giving parks officials hope that the program will take off big and help fund the park system. “The process is a little more complicated, but I think Idahoans have been so receptive,” said Jennifer Okerlund, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation spokeswoman. “I think sales are on track.”