Archive - Oct 2011
A cold front will move through Southeast Idaho tonight bringing rain and overnight snow showers to the valley floors.
Precipitation will only linger mainly in the Eastern Highlands, which may see 1-3 inches of snow.
Lingering snow showers are expected Tuesday with another system bringing cold air and rain and snow moving in Friday and Saturday.
BLACKFOOT â€” Three people were injured in a three-vehicle accident Monday morning on Interstate 15 just south of Blackfoot.
The accident occurred at 10:45 a.m. at milepost 92 in the northbound lanes of travel on Interstate 15. A small Jeep SUV experiencing mechanical problems was traveling approximately 20-25 miles per hour in the slow lane of travel and was preparing to exit at Blackfoot, Idaho State Police Sgt. Robert Rausch said. The vehicle was being followed by an Idaho Department of Transportation pickup truck with flashing lights.
PINGREE â€”Â Riding, roping, calving, cutting, branding and building fence â€“â€“ you name it â€” and the Dalley girls Naomi, 12; Quinci 10, and Saydi, 6 can do it.
Chris and Kimmel Dalley own land and cattle in Pingree and Northern Nevada but they donâ€™t need to hire help because itâ€™s a family business and everyone, regardless of age, or gender helps.
Kendall Keller, Farm Bureau regional manager and family friend, says â€śthese three girls are better cowboys than most grown men.â€ť
Thatâ€™s a compliment the girls and their parents will tell you is true.
BLACKFOOT â€“ The beautification project at the Bingham Crisis Center was started on Saturday with the help of scout Brad Carter as he started the hands-on work of his Eagle Scout project Saturday. Â
Carter designed his Eagle Scout project to help the Crisis Center â€śbecause I wanted to do good for the community.â€ť
â€śThere are really seven projects,â€ť Carter said.
These projects include:
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â fixing the sidewalk,
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â removing the maple tree that caused the sidewalk to buckle,
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â preparing the flowers beds for new bushes and laying down river rock,
COEUR D'ALENE â€” Don't be surprised at your Halloween party this evening if you bump into someone dressed as a back-to-back champion because there are a fine group of Snake River Panthers who are exactly that after the Panther volleyball team accomplished their season long goal on Saturday with a pair of thrilling victories in the 3A state volleyball tournament.
"To be in the championship and then actually win it, there are no words for it," Snake River head coach Shelli VanOrden said.
BLACKFOOT â€” On Friday, Bingham County Chiropractic donated 150 winter coats to the Bingham Crisis Center. During October, for the past four years, Bingham County Chiropractic has spearheaded this coat drive under the direction of Dr. Michael Johnson, Cari Garrett and Dixie Chapman from the Bingham Crisis Center.
"We love the coat drive; especially receiving children's coats," Chapman said. "Anyone who needs a coat can come to the Crisis Center to get one. No one in Bingham County should be cold."
"We do this every year because we know the coats go to a good cause," Johnson said,
FORT HALL â€” The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has extended the public comment period for the FMC Operable Unit of the Eastern Michaud Flats Superfund Site until Dec. 2.
The decision comes after several people speaking at the public hearing earlier this month in Fort Hall expressed that they did not have enough time to review the information regarding the proposed plan to provide comment at that hearing. Many also criticized the EPA's handling of that meeting.
FORT HALL â€” Speaking to a large group gathered at the Idaho Chapter of the Federal Bar Association's first Indian Law Conference in Fort Hall, Larry Echo Hawk, assistant secretary of Indian Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Interior, got emotional while talking about crimes committed on Indian reservations.
"Tribes will never meet their full potential to have prosperous communities without safe communities," Echo Hawk said.
He said public safety is one of three priorities outlined by the Obama administration and is the primary concern among tribal leaders throughout the country.
BLACKFOOT â€” Colby Pearson scored four touchdowns and the heavily favored Blackfoot Broncos took care of business in a convincing 41-13 home win over Wood River on Friday evening.
The visiting Wolverines put a brief scare into the large Blackfoot crowd who braved the bone chilling wind as they forced a fumble on Blackfoot's first offensive play of the game.
The defense quickly alleviated that anxious moment however as they drove the Wolverines back on the next three plays and after a punt, the Broncos wound up with a net loss of five yards on the the whole series of events.
POCATELLO â€“ The Firth Cougar football program took a huge step back to where it has historically been on Thursday evening as it knocked off the Malad Dragons 33-26 in the first round of the 2A state football playoffs.
Mitch Orme led the way for a Cougar team that was looking to exact a little bit of payback on the Dragons from a heartbreaking two-point loss two months ago.
Orme was fantastic as he accounted for three touchdowns for the Cougars, a pair rushing and another through the air as he amassed 102 yards on the ground and 83 through the air.