• Hydroelectric project in design stage

    The Bureau of  Reclamation is proceeding with its design for a new third hydroelectric generating unit at the Black Canyon Diversion Dam. The proposed unit will expand the capacity of the two existing units to generate enough electricity to power

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  • Be a part of our mission. Be a sponsor!

    There are plenty of opportunities to sponsor the Gem County Chamber of Commerce's community events and activities. The options are as unique as your reasons for wanting to be a part of our mission:

    "Support and encourage a healthy business

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  • Squaw Butte Mountain

    Squaw Butte Mountain, which towers nearly 6,000 feet over Treasure Valley, lies just northeast of Emmett. The mountain is most popular with hikers year-round.Squaw Butte Mountain attracts mountaineers during the winter months of February and March when light snow cover

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  • 80th Annual Cherry Festival

    Mark your Calendar!

      The annual Cherry Festival is on its way, June 11-14. We welcome everyone to join the Gem County Chamber of Commerce for this fun-filled event. With rides, games, and a variety of family entertainment, our Cherry

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Freezeout Hill-Emmett,ID

Attempts to enter the Emmett Valley from the southeast end were very limited due to the steep terrain. The early routes went up to Montour and then on to the Boise Basin or the Overland Stage Route west of Emmett. Sometimes it took as many as twelve teams of horses and more than a day to pull a freight wagon up the hill. The story is told of early freighters attempting to come down during a winter nearly freezing to death on top before they could get down the next day. The tough old hill has been known as Freezeout ever since. The winding road to the west of the new grade was constructed in 1919.

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