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DidYouKnowDid You Know..

Did you know that CSI had

 2,226 individuals complete

 7,531 workforce training

 activities in 2017-2018?

 That's a 15% increase in

 headcount and a 31%

 increase in completions

 over 2016-2017

(Source: Annual WTN Report
Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6201
CounselingFree Counseling for CSI Students

Encourage your students to ask about our free counseling services.

Carol Vanhoozer
Counseling Services Coordinator
cvanhoozer@csi.edu | 208.732.6260
EmployeePhotoUpcoming Employee Photo Session

Doug Maughan will be taking outdoor faculty/staff photos again from noon to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 in the vicinity of the tower. If you're a new employee or you haven't had your photo updated for a while, please feel free to drop by.

Doug Maughan
dmaughan@csi.edu | 208.732.6262

WellnessWellbeing Active Lifestyle Challenge Begins Sept 10 for 6 weeks

  Be Active. Have fun.

The CSI Employee Wellbeing Fall Active Lifestyle Challenge (hyperlink "Wellbeing Fall Active Lifestyle Challenge" with: https://wellness.csi.edu/Walking2018/index.html) promotes physical activity, good nutrition, and emotional wellbeing -- because it takes mind, body and spirit to lead a healthy lifestyle. Sign up for the six-week program to help you maintain or improve your health and wellbeing.

Our challenge begins Monday, September 10 and ends Friday, October 19. We are looking for Team Captains and employee participants NOW! Spouses are always encouraged to participate but are not eligible for incentives and rewards.


Register online to participate and report weekly progress. Mark that you "completed" your week or, if you're proud of your progress, add your weekly totals and report them to earn incentives and final rewards. We will have a mid-challenge incentive and a completion reward from your Wellbeing Program at the end of the 6 weeks.

Contact one of our volunteer Team Captains to join a team or offer to captain a team in your workplace or department! Our captains include:

A healthy life is an active life. Youth (6-17 years old) need to be active at least 60 minutes a day (or 11,000 steps for girls and 13,000 steps for boys). Adults (18 and older), 30 minutes (or 8,500 steps). Get your heart pumping and your muscles moving. When you've logged six weeks of physical activity, congratulations. You've started a regular routine for a more active lifestyle. Record your progress on the Activity Journal (hyperlink "Activity Journal" with: https://wellness.csi.edu/Walking2018/Points JOURNAL 6 Wks.docx).

Start eating healthy. It's easier than you think! Take it one step at a time. Commit to achieving our spring healthy goals each week. Focus on your healthy eating and remember, the more often you incorporate good nutrition and hydration into your lifestyle, the better you will feel.

Work and life balance are key to emotional health. Take time for family, friends, art and leisure. Turn off computers and cell phones and get outside to garden, play with pets, bike or play sports. Get a good night's sleep, volunteer, laugh well and often, and wash your hands at least five times a day. All these activities will earn points in this challenge. Find ideas & points for activities and behaviors on the Move, Eat, Live form (hyperlink "Move, Eat, Live form" with: https://wellness.csi.edu/Walking2018/Spring Challenge POINTS.docx).

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

Salads5-Step Formula for Satisfying Salads
Our new State of Idaho Health Matters Coordinator is Angela Kraft, a dietitian by training.  I have had the pleasure of meeting here this summer on our campus and again at the WELCOA conference last week in San Diego.  She is a delight, and a wealth of good information. 
This month she shares a number of great items on her Health Matters website, including this formula for a great salad.  Consider printing it for use at home to inspire great salads for yourself and your family!  Enjoy

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

WellbeingMovementThe CSI Employee Wellbeing Movement is Your Partner at Work
Last week I had the extreme pleasure of meeting with 450 (mostly) women working in employee health and wellness at the WELCOA (Wellness Council of America) in San Diego.  We were treated to inspiring presentations from 30 industry experts on health, meaning safety, connection, achievement, growth and resiliency. We also learned from each other as we shared our own stories and experiences at our tables. I always leave these events feeling recharged and invigorated for another year of humans being well at work. After 30 years of wellness practices at CSI, we certainly have developed a culture and environment to promote good health that is alive and well. We are a movement.
Below are some of the challenges we were charged to take back to our workplaces. I would like to share them with you to start our new semester. As always, we love to hear your ideas and suggestions to improve your health and happiness at work. Please respond to any of the members of our team with your bold thoughts! 
Happy fall semester, everyone!
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

WellnessFairCSI Employee Health & Wellness Fair is October 12 at HSHS
We are combining our April health screenings with the November Men's Health Fair to create an Employee October Health and Wellness Fair for all! Please add this event to your calendar of things you most want to do this fall.  There's enough time for everyone to take a break and come see us.  All screening services are being offered by trained CSI medical/wellness staff and students. Results will be available immediately and explained as needed.
Your Doctor's Verification of current health exam/lab work is also welcome to enter the drawing for the most amazing prices we have ever offered. Watch for more news of those to follow.  Download and get your doctor's signature on the verification form and plan to turn it in during the week of the fair.  Watch for instructions on that submission.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

BookClubFaculty & Staff Book Club

Each session is limited to 20 participants. Kelli Ebersole is the point of contact and will be interoffice mailing the boos to participants. 

Kelli Ebersole
Administrative Assistant
kebersole@csi.edu | 208.732.6240

CitizenshipU.S. Citizenship Classes are Now Offered at the CSI Jerome and Gooding Centers

The class in Gooding will be held from 6 - 8:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays from September 17 - December 12, 2018. The class will be held at the CSI Gooding Center at 202 14th Ave. East, across from Ridley's Market. For more information about the class in Gooding please call 208.732.6461.

Cesar Perez
Jerome and Gooding Center Director
cperez@csi.edu | 208.732.6465

U-PickUpdated Hours for the U-Pick Garden

Naysa Shepherd
Student Service Specialist
nshepherd@csi.edu | 208.732.6400

HerrettHerrett Center Activities
Herrett Center for Arts and Science        
College of Southern Idaho
Museum, Planetarium, Observatory
Year round hours.
*Closed Sundays, Mondays, and federal holidays.
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Aug. 28
1:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
2:30 pm
We Are Stars, Wall of China*
3:30 pm
National Parks Adventure
7:00 pm
National Parks Adventure
8:00 pm
Dream To Fly
Aug. 29
1:30-3:30 pm
Solar Observing**
1:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
2:30 pm
Earth, Moon & Sun, Wall of China*
3:30 pm
National Parks Adventure
Aug. 30
1:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
2:30 pm
We Are Stars, Wall of China*
3:30 pm
National Parks Adventure
Aug. 31
1:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
2:30 pm
Earth, Moon & Sun, Wall of China*
3:30 pm
National Parks Adventure
7:00 pm
Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight
8:00 pm
Pink Floyd: The Wall
Sept. 4
6:00 pm
Reptile Revue.
7:00 pm
Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
Sept. 6
11:00 am
How Do Dinosaurs Stay Friends? by Jane Yolen.
Sept. 7
7:00 pm
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity*
8:00 pm
Rock On Demand
Sept. 8
1:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
2:30 pm
Cosmic Colors*
3:30 pm
National Parks Adventure
4:30 pm
Violent Universe: Catastrophes of the Cosmos*
7:00 pm
Astronaut, Wall of China*
8:00 pm
National Parks Adventure
8:30 pm - midnight
Free monthly star party**
*Live Sky Tour
**Weather Permitting

For Now Showing Options at the Faulkner Planetarium  click here
For special events happening at the Herrett Center  click here
For astronomy events in the Centennial Observatory  click here.

Rick Greenawald
Manager, Faulkner Planetarium
rgreenawald@csi.edu | 208.732.6659

ComEdJeromeCommunity Education Classes at the CSI Jerome Center

Dates: Aug 30 - Sept 20
Days: Thursdays
Times: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Gretchen Manker
Fee: $30 - Individual or $40 - Couple
Location: CSI Jerome Center
Description: Dining with Diabetes offered by the University of Idaho Extension helps people with Type 2 diabetes identify and understand important information about managing and preventing this disease. 

Dates: Sept 4 - 25
Days: Tuesday
Times: 6-8 p.m.
Instructor: Sandra Bernsen
Fee: $48, plus CS purchase ($5) paid to an instructor at class
Location: CSI Jerome Center
Description: Learn the art and benefits of meditation through mindful breathing and visualization. 

Dates: Sept 6 - 27
Days: Thursdays
Times: 6 - 8 p.m.
Instructor: Cesar Perez
Fee: $99
Location: CSI Jerome Center
Description: Are you wanting to learn practical Spanish that you can use on a daily basis?

Click here  
to sign up for this class or any other CSI Community Ed class. 

Anna Dovenmuehler
Jerome Center Coordinator
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
ORCOutdoor Recreation Center Events

Sunset Paddle on the Snake
Dates: Aug. 30, Sept.  13, and Sept. 27
Time:  5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 
Cost:  CSI Students $5 (7+ Credits), CSI Employees $16, Community Members $26

Come explore the Snake River via kayak with the CSI ORC! Experience the river and Pillar Falls like you haven't before! All gear plus a guide will be provided.  Call 208.732.6697 to register. Space is limited and there are no refunds!

Christa Gessaman
Outdoor Recreation Center Coordinator
cgessaman@csi.edu | 208.732.6697
BrownBagCSI Brown Bag Discussions

Monday Brown Bags - Students
Date: Starting Monday, September 10
Time: Noon
Location:  Outside of the TAB on the lawn 
Facilitators: Justin Vipperman, Matt Reynolds, Samra Culum, & Carolina Zamudio 
Topic: Engaged Learning
Recommended Audience: All students (CSI employees are welcome)

Monday Brown Bags - Employees
Date:  Starting Monday, September 10
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: TAB 210
Facilitators:  Jan Carpenter, Jacqlyn King, Tiffany Seeley-Case
Topic: Engaged Learning
Recommended Audience: CSI Employees

Friday Brown Bags
Date: Already started, we'll see you this Friday!
Time:  8:00 am
Location:  TAB 210
Facilitators:  Shane Brown & Mike LaPray
Topic:  Open Forum
Recommended Audience: CSI Employees

Friday Brown Bags
Date:  Already started, we'll see you this Friday!
Time: 12:45 p.m.
Location: HSHS 139 
Facilitators: Clay Wilkie & Evin Fox 
Recommended Audience: CSI Employees

CSI Brown Bag Committee
CommEdCSI Community Ed Classes in Twin Falls

Dates: September 1
Days: Saturday
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Instructor: Sandy March
Fee: $39
Location: Shields 107

Dates: September 4 - October 9
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
Fee: $55
Location: Gym 304
Instructor: Shawnee Kyle

Dates: September 5 - October 1
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Donna Stalley
Fee: $75
Location: Back Expo Center Lawn

Dates: September 5-26
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
Fee: $30
Location: Fine Arts 137
Instructor: Cathy Wilson
Description: Qi Gong is Chinese exercise often taught along with Tai Chi. 

Dates: September 5, 12, and 13
Days: Tuesdays and Wednesday
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Fee: $150
Location: Shields 201
Description: Learn how to make, decorate, and care for a traditional Native American hand drum.  

Dates: September 6 - 27
Days: Thursdays
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Leroy Hayes and Deborah Silver
Fee: $90 for a couple
Location: Gym 304

Dates: September 6 - October 11
Days: Thursdays
Time: 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $80 + $22 supply fee paid to the instructor
Location: Canyon 133
Instructor: Jessica Larsen

Dates: Thursdays, September 6 - October 11 or Mondays, October 15 - November 5
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Fee: $50 + $10/hour for supplies (paid to instructor)
Location: 496 Madrona
Instructor: Wes Overlin

Dates: September 8 or October 6
Days: Saturday
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Shields 107
Instructor: Sandy March
Fee: $199
Description: Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. 

Dates: September 10 - October 1
Days: Mondays
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Fee: $50 + $60 supplies (paid to instructor)
Location: 496 Madrona
Instructor: Wes Overlin

Dates: September 10 - November 26
Days: Mondays
Time: 5 - 7 p.m.
Instructor: Svetlana Schuckert
Fee: $50
Location: Desert 112

Click here 
to sign up for this class or any other CSI Community Ed class. 

Camille Barigar
Community Enrichment Director
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
McVeyCSI Piano Celebration Presents Dr. Roger McVey
The CSI Piano Celebration series will present pianist Dr. Roger McVey in concert at 7:30 p.m. on September 7 in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. Tickets are $10/adults, $8/seniors, and $6/students and are available at the CSI Fine Arts Box Office.

This concert program, presented by pianist Roger McVey, will feature Schubert's final work for piano: the beautiful Sonata in B-flat major, D.960, completed just weeks before the composer's death in 1828. The program will also include some dazzling pieces by Franz Liszt, as well as the Sonata No. 3 by Emma Lou Diemer. Ms. Diemer is one of America's most eminent living composers, and this exuberant sonata was partially inspired by a trip to Argentina, incorporating tango rhythms and characteristics. 

Get a season pass which includes five concerts for the price of four. To purchase tickets contact Sue Miller at 208.732.6769 or smiller@csi.edu  

For more information contact the CSI Fine Arts Center at 732-6288.

Camille Barigar
Community Enrichment Director
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
HerrettForumSeptember Herrett Forum: "Light Pollution in the Night Sky"

Teri Fattig
Herrett Center Director
tfattig@csi.edu  | 208.732.6501
FlintknappingPrimitive Skills Workshop - Flintknapping


Dates and Times: Sept. 11 and Sept. 14 ( 6 - 9 p.m.) and  Sept. 15 ( 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Cost: $50
Includes: All materials and pizza on Saturday

Learn the ins and outs of breaking rock in this exciting workshop! Assemble your own tool kit, learn some flintknapping lingo, and create a number of simple flaked obsidian tools. Through hands-on instruction and live demonstrations, this workshop will focus on the creation and recognition of expedient stone tools by the beginning flintknapper. Knapping safety will be emphasized for all students. Includes all class materials and lunch on Saturday.
Register early! Class sizes are limited and are be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Visit our website at herrett.csi.edu for more information, or call (208) 732-6655 to register.
Joey Heck
Exhibits/Collections Manager
jheck@csi.edu | 208.732.6668
GentriCSI Fine Arts Presents Gentri
September 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

GENTRI: The Gentlemen Trio is comprised of three highly trained tenors: Brad Robins, Casey Elliott and Bradley Quinn Lever. Pioneering a signature sound that can only be described as "Cinematic Pop," the music of GENTRI is transfused with lush, epic orchestrations and rich, dynamic three-part harmonies. On the heels of their first album release, the Gents debuted their first music video to their original hit single, "Dare," which made international headlines on news outlets around the world, including ABC World News, NBC Nightly News and Inside Edition. GENTRI has performed with world-renowned talent, including international tenor sensation Alfie Boe, Tony Award-winning vocalist Idina Menzel, and legendary rock band Journey at the Stadium of Fire, the nation's largest Fourth of July firework celebration. Tickets are $34/adults or $14/children HS and under and are available at tickets.csi.edu, by calling 732-6288, or at the CSI Fine Arts Center Box Office.

Camille Barigar
Community Enrichment Director
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
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RefugeeA Taste of Congo - Cooking and Conversation Event
The College of Southern Idaho Refugee Program Presents:

Spend an evening learning to prepare a traditional Congolese meal from Beatrice and Lea, a talented mother/daughter culinary team!

Beatrice and Lea are originally from Congo, and will be sharing their experiences and culinary secrets with us.

You'll provide hands-on assistance in the kitchen and then share a delicious meal with new and old friends. Throughout the night, participants will learn about life as a refugee and how you can get involved with helping New Americans in Twin Falls. All proceeds from this event help fund the Community English Partnership for New Americans.

WHEN: 6 p.m., Saturday, September 1, 2018 
WHERE: Twin Falls First Presbyterian Church
FEE: $30/participant (cash/check due at time of event)
CAPACITY: 9 students, so reserve your tickets now!
BRING: An apron if you wish!
CONTACT: Sarah at esl.csirp@gmail.com or 707-845-9336 to sign-up.

COMING SOON! Throughout 2018 we will host several Cooking and Conversation events that highlight cuisine from around the world. Stay tuned for more countries and more food!

The Community English Partnership for New Americans (CEPNA) is a volunteer run program that gives current and former refugee clients and other Non-English-speaking members of the community the chance to learn English, starting from square one. The program plays an important role in helping new Americans adapt to life in their new home & build lasting relationships with community members. English classes are FREE to students. Transportation and childcare are provided to make this opportunity accessible to all.

Classes take place Monday-Thursday at different locations in Twin Falls. Volunteers are needed to serve as teachers, classroom aides, childcare helpers, and drivers. Contact esl.csirp@gmail.com or 208-736-2166 (ext.129) for more information.

Sarah Cameron
Volunteer  Coordinator, CSI Refugee Program
sjcameron@csi.edu  | 208.736.2166 ext. 129
HealthCareSummit2nd 2018 All Employer Healthcare Summit
Jordan Gentry
Training Coordinator, SBDC
jordangentry@csi.edu | 208.732.6455

AlturasAlturas Institute, Conversations with Exceptional Women

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

HigherEdRewarding Outcomes in Higher Education

For Immediate Release
August 23, 2018


By Matt Freeman, Executive Director, Idaho State Board of Education

Incentives, when properly developed and implemented, can be powerful tools for driving behavior and performance. The Idaho State Board of Education believes the current enrollment-based funding formula for higher education should be re-focused to encourage our colleges and universities to work more closely with their students to help them graduate and to do it on time.

The Board is proposing an outcomes-based funding (OBF) model for higher education in Idaho. If approved by the governor and the legislature, it will mean a paradigm shift in how we fund our colleges and universities. "The Board's goal isn't to encourage institutions to compete against each other, rather, we want them to compete against themselves year-in and year-out," State Board President Linda Clark said. "In years past, we have tended focus on enrollment, but a better way to measure success and provide funding is by the number of students who graduate each year either with a degree or a technical certificate."

Outcomes-based funding is included in the list of recommendations made last year by Governor Otter's Higher Education Task Force. A technical committee comprised of representatives from each of the institutions, the governor's office, the legislature and the business community has spent much of the past year refining the model recommended by the Task Force. Their proposal is based on research and best practices (what is working in other states) with elements designed specifically to address priorities in Idaho. For instance, "weights" are added to encourage institutions to graduate students in four particular fields: STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), health, business and education. The OBF model emphasizes these fields because that's where job demand in Idaho is greatest. "Institutions will all receive credit for students who graduate with degrees in other fields but they will receive additional funding for the students they graduate in these particular fields," State Board Chief Financial Officer Carson Howell said.

The model also has funding incentives for institutions to focus on students facing personal challenges, such as first-generation students or those who come from low-income backgrounds. The incentives also apply to students who are working adults returning to college to finish a degree or certificate. "We know that customized assistance and services to help students graduate is expensive. Some students need services that other students do not," Howell said. "Outcomes-based funding is designed to help the institutions provide the necessary level of services to ensure that students complete college."
The Board is requesting $16 million to launch this new funding formula - roughly the same amount that the institutions have asked for in prior years' budgets in "line-item" requests for enrollment changes and new programs and initiatives.

The $16 million would be allocated as follows: $11 million for Idaho's four-year institutions; $3 million for community colleges; and $2 million for career technical programs. Each institution can use its share to come up with innovative ways to recruit students, keep them in school, and ensure that they graduate, hopefully on time. "If an institution's graduation numbers increase next year, we'll ask the legislature for more OBF funding for that institution for the following year," Dr. Clark said. "If graduation numbers drop for an institution, then so would funding. Our institutions work hard to get students through to graduation and we believe that by providing funding incentives, the institutions will find new and innovative ways to make the process smoother and to address leaks in the pipeline to graduation."

Mike Keckler
Idaho State Board of Education
mike.keckler@osbe.idaho.gov |  208.332.1591

BatsHealth District Urges Residents to Take Precautions After Rabid Bat Discovery
August 24, 2018

PRESS RELEASE - For Immediate Release

Contact: Brianna Bodily, Public Information Officer, 208-329-2898

Health District urges residents to take precautions after rabid bat discovery

TWIN FALLS COUNTY- A bat, caught southeast of the Twin Falls County Airport, tested 
positive today for rabies. The South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) reminds residents 
to take precautions around bats and make sure that their dogs, cats and horses are vaccinated 
f or rabies. 

This is the first bat this year to test positive for rabies in south central Idaho. Rabies can cause 
a fatal viral illness in both people and their pets.

"Bat bites are extremely small and hard to see," said Christi Dawson-Skuza, SCPHD 
Epidemiologist. "If you find a bat was in your home while someone was sleeping, contact 
your health care provider right away and, if able, bring the bat to the Health District for testing."

If you catch a bat and need it tested, please call (208) 737-5904 or (208) 737-5971 to speak 
with a Health District epidemiologist. SCPHD urges residents to only attempt bat captures if 
they can do it safely and avoid direct contact with the bat at all times.

While most bats are harmless and do not carry rabies, they are the only animal in Idaho to 
naturally carry the virus. Most animals, including household pets, can become exposed to 
the virus by playing with sick bats that can no longer fly.

"Rabies is almost always fatal," Skuza said, "It is crucial you keep yourself and your animals 
away from any infected bats."

To protect yourself from rabies, please: 

* Do not touch a bat with your bare hands. Be very suspicious of bat activity during      
  daylight h ours.
* If you have an encounter with a bat, seek medical attention immediately, save the bat in  
  a  container without touching it and contact your district health department to arrange for 
  rabies testing.
* Always vaccinate your pets, including horses. Pets may encounter bats outdoors or in 
  the home.
* Bat-proof your home or cabin by plugging all holes in the siding and maintaining 
   tight-fitting screens on windows. Bats can enter through holes the size of a quarter. 
   Typically bat-proofing is best after most bats have migrated away in the fall.

For more information on bats and rabies please visit www.phd5.idaho.gov or click here.

Brianna Bodily
Public Information Officer, SCPHD
bbodily@phd5.idaho.gov | 208.329.2898

AirAir Pollution Forecast and Caution - Lifted


Air Pollution Forecast and Caution - Lifted

Date/Time Issued: Monday, August 27, 2018/12:00 p.m.

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has lifted an Air Pollution Forecast and Caution  to notify residents of Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, and Twin Falls  Counties of improved air quality. Due to improved air quality, BURNING RESTRICTIONS ARE BEING  LIFTED. Air quality is currently in the GOOD category and is forecast to Good to Moderate categories.  Note: air quality is likely to change drastically with slight changes in weather conditions and fire behavior.  The pollutant of concern is Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5).

Health Impacts and Recommended Actions
When air quality is good, air quality is considered satisfactory and air pollution poses little or no risk.

Woodstove Burning Restrictions
No Restrictions

Outdoor Burning Restrictions
Open burning restrictions have been lifted in accordance with the Rules for the Control of Air Pollution in  Idaho (IDAPA

For more information, contact DEQ's Regional Office in Twin Falls at (208) 736-2190.
For real-time air monitoring information, visit DEQ's website at airquality.deq.idaho.gov.
For more information concerning local ordinances contact your local city or county.

Air Quality Index (AQI):

For more information on the AQI, visit http://www.epa.gov/airnow/aqi_brochure_02_14.pdf.
For more information about wildfire smoke, visit Idaho's Smoke Blog at idsmoke.blogspot.com.
* Sensitive groups include those with heart and lung disease, older adults, and children.

Bobby Dye
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
  bobby.dye@deq.idaho.gov | 208.736.2190

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