Bancroft welcomes you!

Bancroft is a quiet community with approximately 390 residents. Our town lies in the midst of the Caribou Highlands, surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery and productive fields of grain and potatoes. We are proud of our town and want all who reside or visit here to feel of our warm country atmosphere.  

A few interesting facts about Bancroft:

  • Bancroft sits at an elevation of 5420 feet above sea level.

  • Bancroft is a railroad town and lies on the historic route of old Highway 30.

  • Bancroft was informally named after W. H. Bancroft the President and General Manager of the Oregon Short Line rail road company in 1892.

  • Official designation as Bancroft Village occurred on July 23rd 1898. Over time Bancroft was incorporated as a City on Feb. 18th, 1941.

The city sprang into existence when the railroad came into the area around 1882, Mormon Settler Parley P. Willey was contracted to supply timber for the rail ties. He relocated a saw mill from Chesterfield to Squaw Creek (now Bancroft). With the mill came employment, and men from all around came to Squaw Creek to work and over time the village grew to become Bancroft and into what exists today.

 

 

 

Council Meeting Agendas


City of Bancroft, Idaho


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Scenes from around town: City Hall, sunrises and sunsets, fall color, the annual 24th of July Pioneer Day Celebration and the annual Christmas lighting of Teusher Square.

Public Notices


Street Project Start Date: Monday, August 5, 2019 
Removal & Reconstruction of the intersection at Main and 1st West  
Do Not drive through the marked off intersections 

July 24th-Bancroft Pioneer Day Celebration 

Parade  10:00 am
Rodeo  2:00 pm
Concert  5:00 pm         Concert at Memorial Park

Concert Artists Include

Yahosh Bonner
Mattie June 
Lyza Bull
Special Guests Taeya Finlayson and the North Gem Valley Choir students

Concert Sponsors:
Lallatins, Broulims, Pattersons Gas-n-Go, David & Karen Modersitzski, Caribou Hospitality, Hall Excavation, Ryder Anderson, Yost Farms, Rindlisbaker Farms, SMR Trucking, Brantly & Melanie Hatch
Thank you for your generous donations!


To Purchase Tickets Go To:  www.skicpr.com  and follow the prompts (Call the City Office with questions or for help with purchasing tickets.)



Fore more information contact the following people or go to Bancroft Pioneer Days Celebration Facebook Page 
Parade: Mark Priestley 208-648-7830
Rodeo: Nicole McLain 208-339-6475 

Vendors: Kathie Berry 208-648-7353


Online Payments
The City is set up to accept debit & credit card payments at City Hall and on this website.
See the Make A Payment tab on the Home page
Items you will be able to pay for include:
Utilities, Water purchases by the gallon, Park Fees, Dog Fees, and Flat bed truck rentals 

However, this company is still working the bugs out of their bill pay program that offers RECURRING payments through the website. As of 6/24/19 they were not ready to go online yet. The tentative date is approximately 7 months from that date.
Watch for updates on the website and public notices in public facilities.



GARBAGE REMOVAL SERVICES (MR&E)
Bancroft pick-up day is Thursday
MR&E has asked that cans are out by 8:00 am

Pick up time will vary 
Garbage will be picked up on Friday if a major holiday falls on a Thursday
Contact the city if your can needs minor repairs such as new wheels or lids 208-648-7648
Major repairs and other types of situations will be handled by MR&E





Calendars

As of May 2018 Council Meetings start at 7pm

Mayor and City Council


Mayor: William O. Lester
Council Members:
Cp, Rick Hatch
Cm, Carrie Yost
Cm, Mickelle O'Brien
Cm, Scott Hayden

Bancroft Park Photos


Quarterly Financial Reports