Otter names Teton County burg of Victor Idaho's next 'Capital for a Day'

The Teton County city of about 2,000 will host the next edition of Gov. Butch Otter's roadshow on July 25.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be held at Teton Springs Resort. Among those joining Otter will be Lt. Gov. Brad Little and Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna.

A comprehensive list of agencies scheduled to attend is in Otter's Tuesday news release:


(BOISE) – Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced today that the Teton County community of Victor will host the next Capital for a Day on Wednesday, July 25th.

Governor Otter brings State government to Idahoans living outside Boise each month by making a different town in Idaho the state’s “Capital for a Day.” The meetings provide local residents an all-day opportunity to have open discussions about government issues with Governor Otter, members of his Cabinet and other senior State officials.

The next Capital for a Day is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Teton Springs Resort in Victor. Governor Otter also will join Mayor Zachary Smith and other local residents for a noon luncheon at the same location, hosted by State Senator John Tippets and State Representatives Marc Gibbs and Tom Loertscher.

State officials joining Governor Otter at Capital for a Day will include Lieutenant Governor Brad Little, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna; Colonel Jerry Russell, director of the Idaho State Police; Department of Parks and Recreation Director Nancy Merrill, Department of Water Resources Director Gary Spackman, and Department of Insurance Director Bill Deal. Also on hand will be senior representatives from the Department of Fish and Game, Idaho State Department of Agriculture, Department of Health and Welfare, Department of Commerce, Idaho Transportation Department, State Tax Commission, State Board of Education, and the Department of Labor.

“Victor was named for a 19th century mail carrier who braved an Indian scare to keep a postal route open over the Tetons. It’s still a gateway to the Tetons, and an important part of the new Teton County that’s emerged in this beautiful part of Idaho’s landscape,” Governor Otter said. “I’m bringing members of my Cabinet to hear directly from the people who live, work and raise families here about how we can help them realize their hopes for this great little community.”