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Idaho Wins Prestigious National Award

BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho Rural Water Association (IRWA) earns the 2022 State Association of the Year Award in the Awards of Excellence competition awarded by National Rural Water Association (NRWA). IRWA has earned this prestigious award three times in the last seven years.

"We are honored to receive this prestigious award from National Rural Water Association," says Shelley Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of IRWA. "We are grateful to our members and others that support our Association so we can deliver high quality service to Idaho's rural water utilities and provide statewide training to Idaho's hard working drinking water and wastewater professionals."

The competition consists of seven categories including Outstanding Achievement in Training; On-Site Technical Assistance; Communications Publications and Public Relations; Legislative Initiatives; Member Services and the most prestigious award of State Association of the Year. Every year a five-member committee is tasked at selecting the state rural water association winners in each of these categories.

IRWA celebrates its 35th anniversary this year; a milestone that symbolizes longevity and success. Through innovation and willingness to challenge themselves to new heights, they have achieved numerous, record-breaking achievements in their 35th year.

About Idaho Rural Water Association

Idaho Rural Water Association (IRWA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation providing training and technical assistance to drinking water and wastewater utility systems in Idaho with populations under 10,000. IRWA is currently comprised of over 365 direct member systems in Idaho. These members elect a seven-member Board of Directors that volunteer their time to govern the Association.

For more information, visit https://www.idahoruralwater.com/.

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Boise Spring Carnival Invites All Families

BOISE, Idaho -- MyPlaces Community Events, a community-based charity creating events accessible to people with disabilities, announced today that it is hosting its 4th Annual Spring Carnival, Saturday May 28 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.! These events have been a constant draw and boon for connecting special needs individuals with the larger community, in the universal language of HAVING FUN!

This year, with the help of many generous sponsors, we are opening our doors to the larger Treasure Valley Community. You can find the Carnival at the corner of Fairview and Milwaukee in Boise.

Bring your kids or just your inner child and be prepared to have a BLAST! Attractions include:
* A Live Reptile Petting Zoo
* A Large Variety of Traditional Carnival Games (All included with your ticket)
* Photo Ops with Your Favorite Super-Heroes
* Local Food Trucks
* The ICCU Cash Machine
* Bounces Houses
* Obstacle Courses
* And more!

So come out and enjoy the great weather, great entertainment, and the great feeling of supporting special needs activities all year long.

Our most heartfelt thanks go out to our generous community sponsors: 100 Women for Good, Hettich Group, MyDoDad Inc, Idaho Inflatables, Aardvark Entertainment, Idaho Central Credit Union, Sylvan Learning, & Signs by Tomorrow, Our Amazing Host - Watson's Mystery Café

The carnival is held at 8001 W Fairview Ave #1, Boise, ID 83704, Saturday May 28, 2022 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Tickets are $15 per person (on duty care-giving staff are free).

Visit https://myplacesce.org/springcarnival/ for more information or to preorder tickets as these events often sell out early.

Connect with us on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/MyPlacesCE.org/

All Proceeds go to MyPlaces Community Events.

MyPlaces Community Events is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit operating since 2015 to provide opportunities for the Special Needs Community to get out, have fun, and connect with other people.

Website: https://myplacesce.org/

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Rogerson Water District wins Best Tasting Water in Idaho Award

BOISE, Idaho -- Rogerson Water District claimed the 2022 title of Idaho's best tasting drinking water during the Idaho Rural Water Association's (IRWA) Spring Conference on March 10, 2022. The other finalists were the City of American Falls, the 2021 taste test winners, and the City of Hagerman.

IRWA will send a representative of Rogerson Water District to Washington D.C. with their utility system's drinking water to compete against the other states' rural water association winners in a nationwide contest, The Great American Water Taste Test, which will take place in February 2023 as part of the Rural Water Rally.

Finalists were selected in a preliminary round. The final round was judged by a panel of experts which included Jami Delmore, Department of Environmental Quality; Johanna Bell, Association of Idaho Cities; and David Baird, Executive Board President for the National Rural Water Association.

Judges rated each water sample based on its clarity, bouquet, and taste. Each of the judges commended the quality of water and noted the difficulty in choosing the best tasting water in the state.

The representative from Rogerson Water District, A.J. Gray was honored to accept this award on behalf of the district.

This is the 2nd time Rogerson Water District will have competed at the national level. In 2014, the district was awarded the Best Tasting Water in Idaho and earned the nationally coveted silver Medal award in 2015 for the Great American Water Taste Test in Washington D.C.

Idaho Rural Water Association is a non-profit association comprised of 388 water and wastewater utility systems in Idaho that primarily serve populations of 10,000 or less. IRWA's mission is to provide technical assistance, training, and a strong representative voice for the benefit of Idaho's drinking water and wastewater utility systems.

Learn more at: https://www.idahoruralwater.com/

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IRWA Honors Two City of Buhl Water System Operation Specialist Apprentice Graduates

BOISE, Idaho -- Graduates of Idaho Rural Water Association's Registered Apprenticeship program will be recognized at the Buhl City Council meeting in Buhl, Idaho on February 14, 2022, at 7 p.m. The two city of Buhl residents, Colton Alvey and Garrett Williams are the 2nd and 3rd apprentices in the state to graduate from IRWA's Apprenticeship Program. They will be awarded their Certificates of Completion of Apprenticeship for the occupation of Water System Operation Specialist.

Idaho Rural Water Association was the 5th rural water association in the nation to adopt and register their apprenticeship program with the U.S. Department of Labor, office of Apprenticeship.

Gary Sievers, Apprenticeship coordinator for the Idaho Rural Water Association stated, "The IRWA Apprenticeship Program is now able to reach all corners of the great state of Idaho. We currently have nearly 30 participants. Colton and Garrett were two of our first round of apprentices. Due to Colton and Garrett, we have been able to learn a lot about how to improve the overall program and make it more available to others. Their efforts have paved the way for many others."

Colton and Garrett have worked for the city of Buhl throughout their apprenticeships. AJ Gray, city of Buhl Water System Operation Specialist and IRWA Board Member, has served as their primary mentor. After graduation, Colton Alvey plans to continue working for the city of Buhl as a Water Systems Operation Specialist. He will be testing for his level 2 license in Water Treatment and Distribution and is enjoying gaining new experience in the wastewater field. Garrett Williams is embarking on a new adventure. He has enlisted in the army and is currently in basic training.

More information about the Idaho Rural Water Association's Apprenticeship program can be found on the IRWA website https://www.idahoruralwater.com/

About Idaho Rural Water Association

Idaho Rural Water Association (IRWA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation providing training and technical assistance to drinking water and wastewater utility systems in Idaho with populations under 10,000. IRWA is currently comprised of over 355 direct member systems in Idaho. These members elect a seven-member Board of Directors that volunteer their time to govern the Association.

Related link: https://www.idahoruralwater.com/

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Organic Aromas Unveils Aurora: A Textured Glass Diffuser with Dynamic Color Play and New Light Function

KUNA, Idaho -- Organic Aromas® (OrganicAromas.com), maker of the beautiful nebulizing aromatherapy diffuser has once again delivered a new diffuser design with the most unique features yet! The Aurora is a pretty gem that brings rainbows into your life. Utilizing stylish ribbed glass, this vibrant colorful piece allows you to enjoy illusions that illuminate your space. The smooth, charming ceramic base is attractive and striking and comes in black or white.

The pearly top showcases a contemporary diffuser design displaying the ultimate modern look of aromatherapy. The Aurora is a flattering addition to every space in the home and office. The one-of-a-kind textured glass takes style to a whole new level ensuring that modern aromatherapy is best delivered with charming aesthetics like those of the Aurora.

Furthermore, The Aurora is fitted with a brand new "dimmer function" with a simple touch sensor control that takes the light from 100% brightness to 50% to 30% and then off. The color play is an effect achieved by applying a special glaze on the glass surface at very high temperatures. Organic Aromas plans to bring this original dimmer function design to all of the nebulizing diffusers equipped with the white LED light.

In addition, Organic Aromas is excited to announce the rollout of a spectacular color "picking" function feature where you set the tone and mood as you wish. Now the nebulizing diffusers equipped with our regular rainbow LED mood lighting will come with a new "color picking" function where you can choose from one of any 7 colors ranging from green to yellow, red and blue. A touch sensor at the base of the unit allows you to conveniently choose and stop on the color you want. This simple function has been a common request received from loyal, long-time customers from very early on and Organic Aromas is happy to deliver!

Learn more: https://organicaromas.com/products/aurora

Bright Future for Organic Aromas with International Expansion

Organic aromas is proud to announce the successful launch of new markets in Poland (organicaromas.pl), Korea (organicaromas.kr) and in South Africa (organicaromas.co.za) in 2021. Sales growth has been extremely robust and the outlook is strong. Currently, multiple new branches are planned across the globe for next year, including in Japan and the United Kingdom. The worldwide demand for the unique, high quality nebulizing diffuser is substantial and Organic Aromas looks forward to meeting that challenge with rapid global growth.

Organic Aromas Is Giving Back

As part of our corporate social responsibility efforts, Organic Aromas is creating a resource hub for aromatherapy safety. This resource will provide free, accurate information and tools that will help people use essential oils safely, effectively and in the right way. This forum will bring together industry experts in a bid to assist people safely attain the best results from aromatherapy.

As an active aromatherapy market player for many years, we realize that many people do not know how to properly leverage essential oils to effectively promote wellness and health. We are therefore stepping in to provide vital guidance and information on best practices in this respect. We are certain this move will bring long-lasting value to the industry and the consumer.

This festive season, we wish you and your family great health and happiness. We are dedicated to bringing you innovative solutions in aromatherapy so that you can continue to thrive holistically. We are here to serve you.

About Organic Aromas

Organic Aromas is the leading aromatherapy brand - maker of the iconic Nebulizing Diffuser®. The company also sells a host of premium quality essential oils and aromatherapy accessories that promote natural wellness. This innovative company is always adding exciting products to its portfolio to enhance and promote effective aromatherapy.

More information at: https://organicaromas.com/.

Organic Aromas, 525 Main St. Ste B; Kuna, ID 83634.

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Organic Aromas Pioneers Again With Exciting New Market Leading Products: Receives New Trademark For Raindrop Design And Vows To Fight The Fakes

BOISE, Idaho -- Organic Aromas® (organicaromas.com), creator of the innovative nebulizing aromatherapy diffuser has once again introduced cutting edge products to the market. The Essential Oil Blending Lab Kit, The Attar Nebulizing Diffuser and the ultimate blending guide eBook are now available. The company has also received a new trademark for the Raindrop diffuser design.

The Essential Oil Blending Lab Kit

This is an ideal toolkit when you are practically looking to optimize your essential oil blending knowledge. Basically, you experiment with oils to come up with tailored blends that suit your lifestyle, taste and preference. This product contains handy glass tools and guiding stickers to ensure that you experiment effectively with various aromas to create, among others cleaning sprays, beauty hacks and many more. The kit is packaged in a compact container for easy use on the go.

The Attar Nebulizing Diffuser

The Attar Nebulizing Diffuser is a powerful 3-in-1 aromatherapy device. It is the largest diffuser in the market and works best in large spaces like conference rooms, theaters, warehouses, recreation centers and so on. This remarkable instrument is fitted with all the quality signature Organic Aromas diffuser features. It is uniquely made for large spaces and groups.

The Ultimate Blending eBook

This new e-guide is called "Transform Your Life With These Ten Therapeutic Essential Oil Blends." This blending resource is all you need to up your aromatherapy game. Enter the exciting world of fragrance notes and learn how to create winning therapeutic blends. This eBook guides you on how to activate the Blending Lab Kit. From safety information to the best blending practices, this product is paramount in adding vital blending skills to the user. Learn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09473258G.

New Trademark For Raindrop Nebulizing Diffuser Design

Organic Aromas is now the United States sole trademark holder of the remarkable and iconic Raindrop diffuser design. This unique shape and appearance is part of the story and the success of Organic Aromas. The certification protects the design and seeks to end the production of fakes and imitations in the market. Our customers deserve the very best quality Raindrop diffuser, and the new trademark will guarantee this.

Organic Aromas Cares About Your Health, Submits Essential Oils for Testing with 3rd Party Lab!

Organic Aromas essential oils have been tested/analyzed for quality and safety by PhytoChemia; an independent laboratory licensed in Canada. 2021 lab results confirm that the oils have NO contaminants, diluents or adulterants. We deeply care about our clients' health and safety. These laboratory results are available on our website for perusal before purchasing.

About Organic Aromas

Organic Aromas is the leading aromatherapy brand - maker of the iconic Nebulizing Diffuser. The company also sells a host of premium quality essential oils and aromatherapy accessories. This innovative company is always adding exciting products to its portfolio to enhance and promote effective aromatherapy.

This video shows our masterpiece in action: https://youtu.be/LRHflGD9y-8

More information at: https://organicaromas.com/.

Organic Aromas, 1655 W. Fairview Ave. Ste 102, Boise, ID 83702

MEDIA CONTACT:
Mark Fackrell
Phone: 1 (208) 486 2857
email: info@organicaromas.com

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MetaGeek Unveils New Tech Support Product Addressing Remote Employees’ Home Wi-Fi

BOISE, Idaho -- Today Wi-Fi tech company MetaGeek announces the launch of its highly anticipated Signifi Business. Signifi Business helps IT professionals visualize and troubleshoot employees' home Wi-Fi networks with remote tools and a centralized dashboard.

It's designed for organizations supporting remote or hybrid employees, which has become a significant percentage of the workforce as the pandemic year has permanently changed many employees' and businesses' relationship to the office.

How It Works from the IT Pro's Perspective

"Signifi Business allows IT to remotely diagnose connectivity issues on employees' Wi-Fi networks, no matter their location," explains MetaGeek's Founder and "Chief Geek" Ryan Woodings. "The best part is that front-line remote troubleshooting is done for you, and you only have to get involved when there are escalations."

End users install a lightweight desktop client that scans their network periodically, diagnoses issues, and suggests step-by-step fixes for them to try, while at the same time sending network data to the admin dashboard.

That way, if the self-help fixes don't work, IT administrators already have all the information needed to step in and resolve the problem quickly - no tedious helpdesk calls required.

What It Costs

The $150 plan is billed annually for five seats, with a 14-day free trial to start. Additional seats are available at $30/year.

More Details

* https://www.metageek.com/products/signifi/business/

* Logos and screenshots of Signifi in action are available here: https://metageek.egnyte.com/fl/eD3yZMm4oz/Signifi_Business_Press_Kit_(external)_#folder-link/.

Media Contact:

Sally Spaulding, public relations, sally@spauldingpr.com, 970.986.9063

About MetaGeek

MetaGeek has been in the Wi-Fi business for more than 15 years, with popular products like Wi-Spy and inSSIDer. The Boise, Idaho-based company makes affordable and easy-to-use tools that network administrators and installers need to visualize, troubleshoot, and optimize Wi-Fi networks. More at https://www.metageek.com/ and in conversation at https://twitter.com/metageek.

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Randy Robinson Joins Black Sage from the Air Force Research Laboratory

BOISE, Idaho -- Black Sage is proud to announce and welcome Randy Robinson as Director of Government Operations. Mr. Robinson served the United States Air Force for a total of thirty-five years, twenty years in active-duty and fifteen years working at the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Mr. Robinson will support further development of Black Sage's Counter UAS relationship with the United States Air Force and the United States Military.

"We are thrilled to have Randy join our team as we build upon our success with the United States Air Force and the United States Military," said Rick Schmidt, Black Sage's President and CEO. "Not only does Randy bring a wealth of knowledge and relationships in the Directed Energy sector and the United States Military, he shares our agile and proactive business philosophy."

"During my work at AFRL, I had the opportunity to evaluate a large number of CUAS systems," said Randy. "Black Sage stood out as the best solution. At the same time, the Black Sage team impressed me with their 'can do' spirit and total commitment to their customers and vendor partners."

Directed Energy technologies, such as High Power Microwave (HPM) and High Energy Laser (HEL) components, represent the cutting edge in counter unmanned threat solutions. During his work at AFRL's Directed Energy Directorate at Kirtland Air Force Base, Mr. Robinson was the directorate's Field Test Director. He was responsible for all HPM and HEL field test integration and testing programs.

Mr. Robinson spent the last seven years serving as the AFRL/RD CUAS Subject Matter Expert. Randy's extensive experience with Counter UAS technologies, including HPM and HEL, is an ideal fit with Black Sage's capabilities in this rapidly evolving sector.

Randy grew up in West Virginia and joined the Air Force in 1985. He served as an Electronics Technician for twenty years and retired from active duty in 2005. Following his retirement from active-duty, Randy joined AFRL at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico.

Living in New Mexico with his wife, Randy enjoys riding motorcycles, playing golf and brewing beer. The couple has two sons. One son serves in the U.S. Coast Guard and the other son is an Officer in the United States Air Force.

VIDEO (YouTube): https://youtu.be/vBpWdVasvIk

About Black Sage

Black Sage is a CUAS solutions provider and systems integration partner, serving military organizations, internal security agencies, and airport authorities worldwide. Our mission is to protect civilian and military personnel from unmanned threats. Black Sage's open architecture DefenseOS® command and control software is the nerve center that controls industry-leading sensors and effectors required for a modular, layered air defense network.

Black Sage's Innovation Lab coupled with our three research facilities representing urban, rural, and remote environments enables rapid prototyping, testing, and integration. These resources enable Black Sage's solutions to defend against the constant evolution of UAS threat capabilities.

For more information, please visit: https://blacksagetech.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/blacksagetech

MEDIA CONTACT:
Scott Talcott
Black Sage
+1-208-571-8135
scott@blacksagetech.com

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National Rural Water Association presents Idaho Rural Water Association with the 2020 State Association of the Year Award

BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho Rural Water Association (IRWA) earns the 2020 State Association of the Year Award in the Awards of Excellence competition awarded by National Rural Water Association (NRWA). This is the second time IRWA has earned this award since its incorporation in Idaho in 1987.

The competition consists of seven categories including Outstanding Achievement in Training; On-Site Technical Assistance; Communications Publications and Public Relations; Legislative Initiatives; Member Services and the most prestigious award of State Association of the Year.

Every year a five-member committee is tasked at selecting the state rural water association winners in each of these categories.

"We are honored to receive this prestigious award from National Rural Water Association," says Shelley Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of IRWA. "We are grateful to our members and others that support our Association so we can deliver high quality service to Idaho's rural water utilities and provide statewide training to Idaho's hard working drinking water and wastewater professionals."

About Idaho Rural Water Association

Idaho Rural Water Association (IRWA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation providing training and technical assistance to drinking water and wastewater utility systems in Idaho with populations under 10,000. IRWA is currently comprised of over 365 direct member systems in Idaho. These members elect a seven-member Board of Directors that volunteer their time to govern the Association.

For more information, visit: https://www.idahoruralwater.com/

Media Contact:
Carrie Gilstrap
IRWA Membership & Marketing Coordinator
cgilstrap@idahoruralwater.com
208.343.7001

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Organic Aromas Defends Intellectual Property

BOISE, Idaho -- Organic Aromas, the creator of Nebulizing Diffuser(R) aromatherapy products, emphasized today that they have long owned intellectual property rights for their well-known brands Nebulizing Diffuser(R) and Organic Aromas(R) as well as their diffuser products. In an effort to combat unauthorized knock-offs of their brands and products, the company has taken appropriate legal measures to protect their brands and products.

Organic Aromas has been involved in the aromatherapy industry since 2014. It spent years perfecting the technology that makes the Nebulizing Diffuser(R) products work. Now, 6 years after sharing its innovative creation with the world, Organic Aromas has established a reputation in the market as a pioneer in the aromatherapy industry.

The company has been using the brand names "Organic Aromas" and "Nebulizing Diffuser" since 2014 in connection with its diffuser and essential oil products. Since that year, the company has been known for high-end products such as the Raindrop Nebulizing Diffuser(R) and Elegance Nebulizing Diffuser(R) aromatherapy products, the designs for which were originally crafted by the company. Organic Aromas' Nebulizing Diffuser(R) product is known for its ability to diffuse essential oils without the use of heat, water, or plastic.

It recently came to Organic Aromas' attention that a number of companies and sellers have been using the company's brands to sell knock-off products. Pirated versions of the aforementioned products have been found in various online marketplaces. Such practice brings confusion to consumers and infringes on Organic Aromas' intellectual property rights.

This unethical violation of Organic Aromas' rights devalues the hard work invested by the company's creators to develop a unique, efficient product, such as the Nebulizing Diffuser(R) product, and to produce high-quality essential oils and essential oil blends. These products were manufactured with high precision to ensure that every user gets the benefits of aromatherapy.

"It is clear that these unscrupulous sellers who wish to make a quick buck are exploiting the goodwill and solid reputation of Organic Aromas, and in doing so, they are also exploiting our customers," said Mark Fackrell, the company's CFO. "We are steadfast in protecting our intellectual property and our customers. We want to make sure that they get our original, high-quality Nebulizing Diffuser aromatherapy products."

In light of the activities around the market, Organic Aromas has indicated plans to protect their intellectual property from fraudulent companies and individuals. To that end, Organic Aromas has worked with e-commerce websites and legal counsel to successfully address and remove fraudulent listings.

About Organic Aromas

Founded in 2014, Organic Aromas is a luxury essential oil and aromatherapy brand that manufactures the Nebulizing Diffuser(R) aromatherapy product and proprietary essential oil blends. Its Nebulizing Diffuser product is known for its innovative technology that is free of heat, water, and plastic. The Nebulizing Diffuser product disperses essential oils without the use of heat and water so you can enjoy their complete, undiluted benefits and scent in your home.

Organic Aromas' Nebulizing Diffuser product also disperses the scent of essential oils over a large area in a short period. Additionally, it comes in different models that can address your aesthetic and practical needs. The company offers a wide range of essential oils and essential oil blends to suit your preferences.

For more information about Organic Aromas, visit their website at https://organicaromas.com/.

Organic Aromas, Pure And Simple, 1655 W. Fairview Ave. Suite 102, Boise, Idaho 83702, (208) 286-4657.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Mark Fackrell
Organic Aromas
info@organicaromas.com
(208) 286-4657

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