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Photo Gallery — Courthouse lockdown

January 13, 2012

BLACKFOOT — The Bingham County Courthouse was placed on lockdown for four hours Friday afternoon after an envelope containing a white powder-like substance was discovered in the Treasurer's Office. A regional hazmat team was called in to handle and test the substance, which has not been identified.

Updated: Courthouse Lockdown

January 13, 2012

BLACKFOOT – The lockdown at the Bingham County Courthouse was lifted after a four hour wait Friday afternoon.

The lockdown was initiated at noon Friday after a white substance was discovered in an envelope received by the Treasurer's Office. The substance remains unidentified but testing conducted by the Region Six Hazardous Materials Response Team determined that it was not a biological or chemical threat.

Those inside the courthouse—an estimated 300 people including employees and citizens—were allowed to leave at 4 p.m.

Testing about to begin

January 13, 2012

The Hazmat team has suited up. Wet decontamination is ready to go. They should begin preliminary testing soon.

Suiting up

January 13, 2012

The Pocatello hazmat team suits up to enter the Bingham County Courthouse after the building was put on lockdown because of a white substance that was found in the Treasurer's Office.

BREAKING: Bingham County Courthouse on lockdown

January 13, 2012

BLACKFOOT - The Bingham County Courthouse is on lockdown after an envelope containing white powder was discovered in the Treasurer's Office.

Update 3:45 p.m.: The courthouse remains on lockdown. The regional hazmat team from Pocatello has suited up and is running a battery of test on the substance outside the courthouse.

Ex-BHS athlete charged with violating probation

January 13, 2012

BLACKFOOT – An evidentiary hearing for Nathan Anthony Walker, age 20, is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 7. He is charged with a probation violation.
The alleged violation is being a minor in possession of alcohol on Dec. 22.
Defense attorney,Stephen Blaser requested Walker’s evidentiary hearing be set during Walker’s spring break. He is attending Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Ore.
Seventh District Magistrate Judge Charles Roos agreed to set the hearing in early March.

Vera Thurman, 89

January 13, 2012

VeraThurman, 89, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 at her home.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.       

Zelma ‘Betty’ Wheeler Eubanks, 92

January 13, 2012

Zelma “Betty” Wheeler Eubanks, 92, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, Jan.
11, 2012 at The Willows in Blackfoot.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot. Family will meet with friends and relatives for one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com.

Snake River vs Marsh Valley photo gallery

January 13, 2012

THOMAS — Sometimes it's not how you start but how you finish. On Thursday evening the Snake River Panthers shook off a first quarter in which they mustered just one field goal and then finished with a huge 24 point burst in the fourth quarter to pick up a key 54-36 win over conference rival Marsh Valley.

Winger's Express coming to Blackfoot

January 13, 2012

BLACKFOOT — As Stefano Bronzati, a Salt Lake City businessman, stood amid the debris in the former Winger's Restaurant in Blackfoot earlier this week, he discussed the future of the building.
"This is completely different than it was before," he said of what will become the prototype for Winger's Express.
"When you walk in, you come and order at the counter," Bronzati added. He said Winger's Express will be similar to quick service restaurants such as Cafe Rio, Rumbi Island Grill and Five Guys Burgers and Fries. All food will be cooked to order.

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