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Winchester in the spotlight for Capital for the Day

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When you think of Winchester, the first thing that comes to mind is the Winchester lake and the fishing.

Tuesday, Winchester was known for a different reason. Winchester was Idaho’s Capital for a Day.

“Capital for a Day” is a monthly program Governor Butch Otter does to give people a chance to speak to state representatives at a local level.

Governor Otter’s term ends in around 80 days before he retires from public service and Winchester was one of his final capitals of his tenure.

Over 100 people were in Winchester to see Governor Otter.

Along with Governor Otter were Lieutenant Governor Brad Little, other cabinet members, and both local and regional representatives.

Lewiston resident Steve Martin came to Winchester for the opportunity to connect with his state representatives.

“Many, many answers are out there if we put them in front of ourselves and we seek those answers, said Martin. “Change only comes about because of these types of opportunities.”

While Martin did say he was there to help Idaho progress further into the future, others were there to build up Winchester.

“Winchester’s not on the map, it’s hidden. It’s a community that offers so much and he’s drawn a spotlight on a beautiful, beautiful area. That is really putting themselves back on the map and he’s honoring this community,” explained Larry Tannahill

Governor Otter said that he’s impressed with the high turnout of residents with only two weeks’ notice.

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