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Archive - 2011

February 15th

Council to discuss “salts” ban

February 15, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot City Council plans to discuss a new synthetic drug called “bath salts” at tonight’s meeting at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Councilman Chris Jensen said he plans to discuss a possible ban on the new drug, which is starting to be seen in Blackfoot.
The Idaho Legislature is seeking to ban “bath salts,” but Jensen said he would like to see a pre-emptive strike against the substance in Blackfoot. The House bill was introduced Feb. 8, but has been in the Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee since. If passed, the ban would go into effect immediately.

Volunteers needed to prepare Community Center facility

February 15, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Community Center is asking for volunteers to help prepare and move into their second facility.
Community Center Executive Director Ashlee Howell said they recently secured a second facility at 257 S. Broadway, the former Danny’s Auto building. The second location is located less than one block away from the existing facility.
They plan to convert the space into a youth center with pool table, air hockey, ping pong and a big screen television. The space will also be used for various activities, including a Zumba class to begin this week.

February 14th

George Robert Ney, 79

February 14, 2011

George Robert Ney, a 79-year-old Rose area resident, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at his home following an illness.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at the Rose LDS Church, 403 N. 150 W. under the direction of the Hawker Funeral Home. The family will meet with friends at the church on Wednesday for an hour prior to services.
Interment will be in the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery where military honors will be provided by the Stewart Hoover Post #23 of the American Legion.

February 13th

ISU professor's voice no longer a solo

February 13, 2011

BLACKFOOT – Blackfoot High School (BHS) Spanish teacher Paula Maldonado loves her job.
“I say it’s the best job in the world,” Maldonado said.

“Not one day’s the same,” she said. “There are a lot of eager students who want to learn Spanish and work hard.”
Maldonado has been teaching 13 years. The first three years, she was taught English as a Second Language (ESL) in the Blackfoot Sixth Grade School and Mountain View Middle School. For the past decade, she has taught straight Spanish classes to Blackfoot High School students.

Eager students create fun for BHS teachers

February 13, 2011

BLACKFOOT – Blackfoot High School (BHS) Spanish teacher Paula Maldonado loves her job.
“I say it’s the best job in the world,” Maldonado said.

“Not one day’s the same,” she said. “There are a lot of eager students who want to learn Spanish and work hard.”
Maldonado has been teaching 13 years. The first three years, she was taught English as a Second Language (ESL) in the Blackfoot Sixth Grade School and Mountain View Middle School. For the past decade, she has taught straight Spanish classes to Blackfoot High School students.

Dive team prepares for ice rescue

February 13, 2011

ABERDEEN — Members of the Bingham and Power County Search and Rescue dive teams spent their Saturday morning diving below the ice in the freezing American Falls Reservoir.
The divers were completing their winter training, preparing for a scenario in which someone falls through the ice and into the water, potentially becoming trapped under the ice.
On Saturday, the ice in the Big Hole area of the American Falls Reservoir near Sportsmen's Park was nearly two feet thick. The water temperature was less than 30 degrees.

February 11th

Duo writes, illustrates children's books

February 12, 2011

ABERDEEN — A stay at home mom and a retired school teacher have partnered to write and illustrate children's books.
Author Julie Beck is a stay at home mom with six children. She has read countless children's books to her kids, and about 10 years ago she said she began writing her own stories. But it wasn't until a few years ago that she found someone to illustrate her stories, making her dream of writing children's books a reality.

Broncos fall on Senior Night

February 12, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot paid a fond farewell to 7 seniors at Blackfoot High School on Friday night as Beau Hoskins, Cody Cunningham, Logan Loveland, Collin Rockwood, Phil Woods, Will Woods and Sam Cannon laced them up for the final time on the home hardwood.
Unfortunately for those seniors and the large contingent of fans on hand to cheer them on, Century was able to turn in a solid performance in the roll of spoiler, sending the home team packing with a 69-50 victory.

Cougars roll over Bulldogs

February 12, 2011

FIRTH - The Firth Cougars celebrated senior night Friday evening with a total dismantling of the Ririe Bulldogs, sending the visitors home on the wrong end of a 59-23 score.
With seniors Kory Anderson, Logan Wynn and Morgan Giles leading the way, the Cougars sped to an early 16-9 lead in the first period and the contest was never in doubt from that point.

February 10th

4 musicians make all-Northwest band

February 11, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Four students from Blackfoot High School (BHS) qualified to participate in the National Association of Music Education (MENC) All-Northwest Conference Feb. 16-20 in Bellevue, Wash.
About 1,000 outstanding high school musicians from the six Northwest states (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming) will participate in the All-Northwest Band, Orchestra, Treble Choir, Mixed Choir, Jazz Band and/or Jazz Choir.
To be selected, each student was recorded online performing college level pieces. Screeners selected the students who will participate.

 

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