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Shoshone, ID 83352
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Welcome to Lincoln County, Idaho

Lincoln County was established March 18, 1895 with its county seat at Shoshone.
Lincoln County consists of three towns: Dietrich, Richfield, and Shoshone.
 It also includes registered voters in the Kimama area.
In 1913, Lincoln County was originally much larger. 
Gooding and Minidoka took about half the original Lincoln County.
After the creation of Jerome County in 1919, Lincoln County was left with only 1,206 square miles.
Named for President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States,
under whose administration the Idaho territory was established.


Population 5,316 (2014 estimate)

Lincoln County Visitor Center & Chamber of Commerce
102 S. Rail Street (2nd Time Around Antique Mall)
Shoshone, ID 83352

Lincoln County Community Building
201 S. Beverly
Shoshone, ID 83352

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A public hearing will be held on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 1:00pm during the regular meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners to Open the Budget for FY2016-2017 for the purpose of moving the expense budget for the Lincoln County Care Center from the Current Expense Fund to the Care Center Fund where the revenue is posted and to provide for use of cash forward balance to pay for unanticipated expense to replace the generator. Also, to move a proposed cash balance from the PILT Fund to a new Capital Expenditure Fund. Those wishing to speak at the hearing will be asked to sign in prior to the meeting.

Dated this 10th day of January, 2017.

Brenda Farnworth

Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners

PUBLISH:  January 12th and January 19th, 2017


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