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(19 April 2014)  My name is Tim Bondy and the owner of this website.  As of Jan 1st, 2014 we moved to a different domain.  Please head over to the Bondy Blogs Website at  Different address, different system but same type of great articles, photos, stories and information. 

You are here: Idaho Facts Mtn Home / Elmore County Area

Facts, Stats and Info about Mountain Home Idaho

Facts and statistics from in and around Mountain Home and Elmore County in Idaho.


Elmore County Land Fill Hours and Location

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Idaho's Elmore County Landfill near Mountain Home

  • Raise your virtual arm if you don't know when the Elmore County Landfill is open.
  • Raise your virtual arm if you have tried to find the phone number for the landfill.
  • Raise your virtual arm if you are sick of searching for information about our Elmore County landfill and want this information available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
  • But as I was told recently, Elmore County doesn't have the money nor skills to post this on the internet.  So give them a call if you need this info.  No reason for the Bondyweb to do the job of the local government.

Map of the location of the Elmore County Landfill in Idaho

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Things I didn't know about our landfill:
Landfill ID #: 2167
Date Landfill Opened: 1988
Date Landfill Might Close: 2070

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 15:45

Interesting Visit to the Mountain Home Museum

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Mountain Home Museum Pioneer Kitchen Display
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Have a spare hour? Why not visit our Mountain Home Museum. That's exactly what I did recently. After a quick trip to the County Court House I decided to “revisit” the museum. I've only been there once before but this 2nd trip was much more interesting.

Why “More Interesting”?
The 1st time I was at the museum, I was a greenhorn Mountain Homey. I didn't know the difference between the Bengoechea Hotel building and the High School. This time, I knew better and could really appreciate the history of Mountain Home. If it's been a few years since you've visited our local museum, then it might be time to head back.

Picture of Mountain Home Idaho from the 1800's
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What I Liked the Most
The museum has quite a collection of photographs from a time long since forgotten. I gained a sense of how life in Mountain Home was 100 years ago. Seeing how people dressed, how they did business and just how much life has changed for us “modern” citizens was enlightening. I also appreciated the small rock and Native American arrowhead collection. Overall, the 45 minutes I spent at the Mountain Home Museum was quite enjoyable.

Mountain Home Museum Website:
See 4 of the Photos I Took:


Last Updated on Sunday, 12 June 2011 10:02

Interstate 84 Traffic Counts Statistics

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Average daily Mountain Home area traffic count on Interstate 84

 Mtn Home Traffic Count

How many vehicles do you thinks pass by Mountain Home each day on Interstate 84? 5,000 cars and trucks? 10,000? 20,000? Maybe 50,000 vehicles a day? The answer to this question can be found by hitting the Idaho Transportation Department website.

The Answer
The answer to how many vehicles pass by Mountain Home each day on Interstate 84 is:
Exit 90: 20,000 vehicles
Exit 95: 16,000 vehicles
Exit 99: 12,500 vehicles

This means we have almost 6 MILLION cars and trucks pass by our fair city each year. For local businesses, the next question might be, "How can I get some of that traffic to veer right, get off the freeway and visit my business?"

Thanks for visiting and feel free to comment on this story,

Tim Bondy
The Bondyweb.Com webmaster

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 December 2009 02:25

Trees of Elmore County Idaho

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Take a walk through the mountains of Elmore County! What type of trees will you find? Can you tell the difference between a Douglas Fir and a Ponderosa Pine? Have you even heard of a tree called an Engelmann Spruce?

Here is what the US Forest Service found in Elmore County when it comes to the shear number of trees in our area.


Tree Species Tree Numbers
Douglas-fir 15,867,448
Ponderosa 14,310,241
True fir 22,127,135
Engelmann spruce 89,044
Lodgepole pine 2,112,845
Other 2,792,734
Cottonwood and aspen 15,943,271



Read About the Trees in Elmore County
Douglas Fir:
Ponderosa Pine:
Engelmann Spruce:
Lodgepole Pine:
Aspen Tree:


Last Updated on Sunday, 01 March 2009 09:27

Weather Statistics – Mountain Home, Idaho

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With the upcoming weekly forecast calling for dry conditions and no snow, I looked into what a normal year would look like in Mountain Home. It looks like we have already we have already gone over our normal 14.5 inches of snow for the season.

Raw Data for weather in Mountain Home, Idaho

MOUNTAIN HOME, IDAHO                          
Month in Mountain Home Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Average Max. Temperature (F) 37.8 44.4 53.9 63.6 72.8 81.9 92.5 90.6 80.1 67.3 50.1 39.5 64.5
Average Min. Temperature (F) 19.5 23.9 28.5 34 41.2 48.2 55.1 52.5 43.5 34.6 26.6 21.1 35.7
Average Total Precipitation (in.) 1.27 0.95 1.03 0.88 0.93 0.72 0.31 0.23 0.49 0.76 1.17 1.24 9.97
Average Total SnowFall (in.) 5.4 3.3 1 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 3.2 14.5

Graphs for Mountain Home Weather

Mountain Home Snowfall Totals
 Max Daily Temperature in Mountain Home
 Minimum Daily Temperature in Mountain Home Idaho
 Rain and Snow in Mountain Home Idaho

  All data from the National Weather Servic.  Data collection period is from the years 1906 through 2007.


Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2009 22:29

Mtn Home School Stats – Students by Grade

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Ever wonder how many students are in each grade for your Mountain Home, Idaho schools? I found some statistics for the 2007 school year. I found it interesting there were more students in 9th and 10th grade than all the others.

Mountain Home Idaho Student Numbers by Grade

With 8 different schools in Mountain Home, there were 524 student attending class but this does not include pre-schools nor kindergarten.


Mountain Home Idaho Students by Grade Number of students
1st Grade 231
2nd Grade 250
3rd Grade 241
4th Grade 218
5th Grade 230
6th Grade 277
7th Grade 332
8th Grade 305
9th Grade 421
10th Grade 404
11th Grade 284
12th Grade 293
Total 524


Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2008 22:43

Mtn Home Idaho Population Trends

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Mountain Home Idaho Population Trends from the Years 1940 – 2000 and Beyond


Mountain Home Idaho Population 1940 - 2000


Mountain home has grown from a sleepy little town of only 2000 people in 1940 to almost 12,000 residents by 2007. The current estimate for 2007 is Mountain Home's population will grow to 11,656. With the prospect of a nuclear power plant being built nearby I'd expect Mountain Home will continue to grow and prosper.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2008 20:56

Sugarbeet Production Elmore County, Idaho

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Sugar Beet Production in Elmore County, Idaho for the Years 2000 - 2007

Sugar Beet Production in Elmore County Idaho

- Idaho produces the 3rd most sugar beets in the US behind Minnesota and North Dakota.
- Elmore County ranks #5 in all Idaho Counties for the production of sugar beets.
- Sugar Beets are a very important agricultural and farming product for the Mountain Home economy.

How are Sugar Beets Processed into Sugar?
Beets are sliced into strips. Sugar is extracted from the strips with hot water. The resulting juice is purified with lime and carbon dioxide and then filtered and concentrated. The concentrated juice is further evaporated in batch vacuum pans and the sugar is crystallized.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2008 12:37

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