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The Game is On At the MEC

Published October 3, 2016

Story by Myles Primm



thumbs_mec-08-25-16-dji_0488The Mountain View Event Center in Pocatello will be completed in early December bringing a sports venue to Southeast Idaho. The venue will be used for basketball and volleyball teams that will need a venue to play championship games without having to travel to an event center in Boise or Salt Lake City.

Raul Cano, Executive Director for the Pocatello-Chubbuck Auditorium District, says the event center will give back to the community in many ways, “It really is paid for through a tourism based room tax,” said Cano. “There is no gym space here in the community so that’s one of the things that this facility is going to provide.”

Another way the facility will give back, said Cano, is through how it will bring people from outside a community to an event and have those people stay at a local hotel and eat at a local restaurant. Thus bringing in money for the community.

The MEC holds three basketball courts which can also be used as six volleyball courts, a concession area, locker rooms, officials rooms, a medical room and more. The conference room will be leased to local businesses for business meetings as well.

With construction being behind schedule some of the events and shows were canceled but other events will be announced when they are confirmed. If you’re interested in the event center you can visit



Taking the Time to Be a Mentor

big-brothers-big-sistersBy Myles Primm

According to their website, Big Brother Big Sisters of Southeast Idaho Mission Statement is, “to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.”

Olivia Lovejoy, a team member of bbbsid says all it takes is an hour a week to help theses kids that come from low income, single parent, or troubled homes. A mentor is paired with a child and a connection is made.

Mentors can set their schedules to when they will spend time with their children and the activities are intended to bring out the child and help them with their self-esteem. The minimum commitment for a “match” is one year but Lovejoy says they usually last longer.

To sign up you need to be at least 18 years old and have a valid drivers license. After an interview process a mentor is paired with a child and then there is a “match.”

for more information on how to be a Big Brother or a Big Sister visit Currently they are looking for male volunteers.


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