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For Ada County’s New Sheriff, Selection This Year Means Election Next Year

During his interview for the vacant Ada County Sheriff’s post, Eagle Police Chief Matt Clifford said he recently met with a group of sheriff’s office workers and decided that he would run as sheriff in 2024. Then Stephen Bartlett unexpectedly resigned and “my schedule was lengthened,” Clifford said. Has he already done it. Clifford was…

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Ada County jury sentences Ammon Bundy on trespass and resisting charges

Right-wing activist Ammon Bundy, Republican candidate for governor of Idaho, was convicted on Thursday of trespassing and resisting or obstructing officers after brief deliberations by a county jury from Ada. A four-day trial began Monday in an incident at the Idaho Capitol Hill on August 25, 2020, during a special session of the Idaho Legislature,…

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Selecting Clifford for Ada County Sheriff should be an easy decision for Commissioners

Ada County Commissioners should have an easy choice when selecting a new sheriff. Ada County Sheriff’s Lt. Matt Clifford is clearly the most qualified candidate among the three nominated by the Ada County Republican Central Committee. Clifford, who is the Chief Constable for the Town of Eagle in that town’s contract with the Ada County…

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How Unexpected Revenue and COVID Federal Funds Helped Fuel Ada County Property Tax Relief

The Ada County Council of Commissioners’ unanimous decision to reduce the next year’s property tax levy by $ 12 million came after major federal aid programs and unexpected revenues brightened up county finances. In deliberations on the county’s interim budget of $ 303 million – the highest ever – commissioners voted on June 23 for…