Cheesy Chilies announces fundraiser to help undersized chilies


Cheesy Chilies announces fundraiser to help undersized chilies


Cheesy Chilies, LLC

109 Crouton Dr.

Sugar City, ID



June 25, 2014


SUGAR CITY, Idaho, June 25, 2014 – After selling its 1 millionth Cheesy Chili, the company has announced a fundraiser to raise $1 million for the Chili Foundation charity.


The Idaho-based charity helps give undersized chilies a change to have a good life on the Wild Chili Preserve in southeast Idaho.


“We can’t wait to be able to give more wild chilies a chance for a happy life at the Wild Chili Preserve,” said Amy Chili, Wild Chili Preserve director. “Thanks to Cheesy Chilies and your donations, they will have a chance.”


The charity will be taking donations for the next six months and as a prize, the person/organization that contributes the most will win a 3-night Carnival Cruise in the Gulf of Mexico.


Matt Eichner, president of Cheesy Chilies, LLC, said none of this would have been possible if it were not for Cheesy Chilies customers.


“Ever since I heard of putting cheese in chilies, I’ve dreamed of the day when Idaho chilies and Idaho cheese rule the market,” Eichner said. “That day has come for Cheesy Chilies. We couldn’t have done it without all of our customers. We hope that our customers will thank about all those chilies that aren’t big enough to bottle, and will contribute to the Wild Chili Preserve.”


About Cheesy Chilies, LLC

Cheesy Chilies™ are found in more than 5,000 grocery stores and delis around the nation. It is based not in sunny, chili-filled California, but in chilly, chili-filled Idaho. Cheesy Chilies™ blends the natural tanginess of chilies grown in Idaho, with the smoothness of creamy, Idaho cheese. Since its inception in 2009, Cheesy Chilies, LLC has grown by 50% year over year. See our website,


Mackenzie Holbrook


Phone: 208-100-1000


Micron Foundation supports new NNU engineering program

Micron Foundation supports new NNU engineering program

June 23, 2014

NAMPA, Idaho, June 23, 2014 – The Micron Foundation gave Northwest Nazarene University a grant of $200,000 to assist in getting accreditation for the university’s new engineering program.

“The Micron Foundation supports NNU’s efforts to strengthen its engineering program which supports the State of Idaho’s goal of boosting education in science, technology, engineering and math,” said Dee Mooney, executive director of the Micron Foundation.

The program is a new bachelor of science major will graduate its first class in 2014 but is in need of accreditation. The money granted from the Micron Foundation will go toward hiring two professors and a laboratory manager as well as helping create new courses in the program.

“We are grateful to the Micron Foundation for their investment in the future of NNU’s engineering students,” said David Alexander, president of Northwest Nazarene University. “This grant affirms the caliber and promise of our emerging engineering program. We look forward to leveraging these funds to attract stellar faculty to this growing program and in so doing, serving the engineering needs of the Treasure Valley and beyond.”

The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET0 is the organization that accredits engineering programs nationwide to ensure graduates are obtaining a high quality, professional education.

The engineering program began in fall 2010 with 12 students and although it still requires accreditation, the program currently serves 62 students.

The university decided to develop with program because high-tech jobs are growing nearly four times faster than the national average and there are not enough graduates from Idaho universities in engineering fields to keep up with the demand which could possibly hamper growth in the technology industry in Idaho.

“The Micron Foundation grant to our engineering program is greatly appreciated,” said Dr. Stephen Parke,NNU Engineering Program Director. “It provides leadership in our on-going fundraising efforts to put in place the faculty, lab equipment, and facilities required to build a high-quality engineering program and achieve ABET accreditation in the shortest possible time.”

About the organizations

  • Northwest Nazarene University, a comprehensive Christian university, offers more than 60 areas of study, 19 master’s degrees in seven different disciplines and one doctoral degree. In addition to its 85-acre campus located in Nampa, Idaho, the University also offers programs online as well as in Boise, Idaho Falls, McCall, Twin Falls, and in cooperation with programs in 10 countries. Founded in 1913, the university now serves over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, more than 6,000 continuing education student and 2,300 high school students through the concurrent credit program.
  • The Micron Technology Foundation, Inc., a private, non-profit organization established in 1999 with a gift from Micron Technology, Inc., is engaged in funding educational efforts and charitable activities. To learn more about the Micron Technology Foundation, visit its web site at

Mackenzie Holbrook, Director

(208) 936-0247

Marketing and Media


Office: (208) 467-8531


FAX: (208) 467-8775


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Rexburg, ID — 17 free-throw shots were scored during a shot competition Thursday Apr. 25 around 11:30 p.m. at the Allen’s Sunrise Village Apartment Complex.

Donnie Bartlett, a sophomore studying Exercise Physiology from Auburn, Alab., said he has been playing basketball for only six months.

While he has only been playing for such a short time, Bartlett has recently increased his free-throw average by over 100 percent.

Bartlett was able to shoot 17 free-throw shots in a row on Thursday. He did this in a number of ways, some including throwing the ball behind his head or with his eyes closed.

Bartlett said that while he enjoys school and hanging out with friends, his real please is shooting free-throw shots at the basketball court in his apartment complex.

BYU-Idaho does not compete with other schools when it comes to sports. But that does not mean the students cannot compete against each other on intramural teams.

Bartlett spent the majority of the Winter 2014 semester at the I-Center basketball courts on campus, practicing for to play on an intramural team with some of his friends, The Stud Muffinz.

The Stud Muffinz had a solid losing streak until the Bartlett was able to help teach their team about the importance of practice.

Through the concept of practicing routinely, Bartlett was able to show his team that practice really does make perfect which increases game statistics.

The Stud Muffinz finished out the basketball intramural season strong in second place.

The team attributes this solely to their increase in practices and teamwork.