Adams County IdahoWelcome to Adams County, Idaho

Adams County in the state of Idaho was established March 3, 1911 and named for America’s second president, John Adams. It is comprised of 1,376 square miles of mountains, forests, rivers, and high desert and is bordered on the west by Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest river gorge. Our county is home to approximately 4,000 residents and include the communities of Bear, Council, Cuprum, Goodrich, Fruitvale, Indian Valley, Mesa New Meadows and Pinehurst. Council, Idaho is the county seat and is known for being the meeting place of the Nez Perce and Shoshoni Indians.

Adams County is a great recreational area. Here you can camp, fish, hunt, hike, swim, horseback ride, and pick huckleberries. In the winter, there are plenty of activities such as snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snow shoeing and down hill skiing. We welcome you to Adams County!


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 1.  The Adams County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for the positions of:

Adams County Road & Bridge Equipment Operator

Adams County Road & Bridge has two openings, one based out of New Meadows and one in Council,  for an experienced backhoe/loader/trackhoe operator with a CDL and machinery maintenance. The full time position comes with a benefit package.  The ideal candidate must be self-motivated and enjoy working with the public.  Adams County is an equal opportunity employer.  Applications and full job description are available at the Adams County Clerk’s office and Council Road & Bridge office. Questions can be answered at 253-4203 or 566-1278. The application deadline is Thursday, May 7 2015. 

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