Gooding Community Newsletter

August 2021, #42

It's Fair & Rodeo Time!

The Gooding County Fair will run from August 16th through August 22nd. The theme of this year's fair is "Country Pride, Country Wide".

The parade will be held Wednesday, August 18th at 5:30 pm. Line up for the parade begins at 4:00 pm near the College of Southern Idaho Round Building. There is no charge to be in the parade. If you would like more information you can call (208) 934-4529.

Rodeo nights will begin August 18th @ 8:00 pm with the Beauty and the Beast Rodeo. Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be the PRCA Rodeo at 8:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased online at or by purchasing them at Valley Country Store in Gooding. Tickets sell fast!

August 20th will be the Gooding Pro Rodeo Tough Enough to Wear Pink Luncheon. Special Guest Speaker will be Shadrach Feild. All proceeds benefit North Canyon Medical Center Community Breast Cancer Fund. Tickets can be purchased at

Let's not forget about all of the 4-H and FFA showmanship and quality classes that will be going on. These kids have worked hard all year to prepare for this week. Come out and support our local kids! Shows begin August 16th and end on sale day, August 21st.

This is a huge event for our community. Please come and enjoy the festivities!

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Gooding Jr. Rodeo Jackpot

Come watch some of the best youth compete in the Gooding Jr. Rodeo. Rodeo begins at 9:00 am on August 14th.
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Sidetrack Annual Street Dance

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15th Annual Buster Prescott Memorial Cowboy Golf Shoot Out

Saturday, August 21st @ 9:00 am. Sign up will be at 8:45 am at the Gooding Golf Course & Country Club. Tee off will begin at 9:00 am. As always, this will be a blind draw for the foursome.

Gooding Golf Course

1951 Highway 26

Gooding, ID 83330

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Here are other rodeos in the Magic Valley that you might enjoy!

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Gooding School District Registration & Try Outs

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North Valley Academy Registration

North Valley Academy Registration will be August 3rd and August 4th at 906 Main Street, Gooding. If you have any questions call (208) 934-4567.

Do Your Athletes Need Physicals?

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Summer Lunch Program

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What's Happening at the Gooding Public Library....

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Pioneer Federal Credit Union Community Event

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Christian Life Fellowship Service Invitation

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Note from Police Chief Fisher

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The Gooding County Fair and Rodeo is almost here. There is expected to be a large turnout of contestants so parking will be an issue. Expect for the rear entry off of Colorado to be closed at the railroad tracks except for rodeo contestants.

School will also be starting right after Fair week. There will be changes to parking and so forth at the schools so be prepared for new patterns and be aware of children on the way to school and back home.

The City will also be enacting a new ordinance for parking which is nearly complete at this time. While it may seem that there are big changes, most of the ordinance is more forgiving than those ordinances it replaces. High notes are that there will be no on street parking for trailers, large vehicles, semi-trucks and trailers unless loading or unloading on Main Street. Other city streets will have a few exceptions. Storage of trailers on city streets will be forbidden. Citations will be given to the operator of the vehicle, if known, or issued to the registered owner, with fines starting at $25.00 and must be paid within 5 days at City Hall. If not, the fines will be forwarded to magistrate court at the standard fine rate according to Idaho Code. This could mean a fine of $46.50 or more, depending on the violation.

If you are not sure where to park, keep in mind that in most cases, anything street-side of a sidewalk or public utilities is in the right of way, otherwise defined as a street. Those vehicles not permitted to park on the street must be parked fully on private property. Junk vehicles and trailers, or those not registered, must be placed in an enclosed building or behind a solid fence so as to not be visible from outside of the property, including alleys. If you have a junk vehicle, check Facebook for junk car removal. There are a number of businesses, some here in Gooding, that will pay you for your junk or unwanted vehicle. Give them a call and let them pay you to clean up your property and our city.

Thank you,

Chief Fisher

Gooding Lions Club Raffle

The Gooding Lions Club will be selling raffle tickets for an awesome Pendelton Blanket at the Gooding Rodeo! We will be located next to the fountain, east of the stands. Each year Gooding Lions Club raises money and volunteers their time to help our community and surrounding communities. Lions Club helps screen students for possible vision issues, collects used glasses and donates them to vision facilities that install the needed correction and re-distributes them to people in need, donates money to the IESDB hearing program to help purchase loaner hearing aids for students, and we also offer scholarships for individuals in need of vision related medical needs.

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City Park Vandalism

Vandalism is on the rise in our community! The restrooms at the West Park have been vandalized three times in July. If you know who is responsible, the City will pay a $50 reward leading to the conviction of the guilty person or persons. Contact the Gooding Police Department if you have any information. This vandalism costs you, the taxpayers, money!

Candidate Filing Deadline for City of Gooding Election

The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. The election is held for the purpose of electing the following offices for the specified terms: Mayor for a term of 4 years and two council members for a term of 4 years.

The deadline for filing declarations of candidacy is Friday, September 3, 2021 at 5:00 pm. Declarations of Candidacy are available at the City Hall.

If you are interested information can be picked up at City Hall, 308 5th Ave W, Gooding, Id 83330


The Gooding Community Newsletter is a publication designed to shar the positive happenings in our community. If you have an event or news item you would like to share, please send along your information to the email address listed below. Should you have an idea you think could improve our community, we encourage you to bring those ideas to the city council with plans on how we can work together to make our city even better. Thanks for listening and sharing!