Archive - Oct 2012
BLACKFOOT â€” Some residents living around Mountain View Middle School in Blackfoot became concerned when they saw Life Flight, fire trucks and ambulances converge on the school grounds Friday afternoon. However; they were relieved to hear that all the activity was part of a Red Ribbon Week demonstration at the school. Red Ribbon Week is the largest drug and alcohol prevention campaign in the country celebrated in nearly every middle school and high school in the country.
Items of note from Oct. 9-16.
BAD LIVING CONDITIONS: Oct. 9, 2:12 p.m.: A woman requested someone to check on some small children because she heard there is no food or electricity in the home and a sex offender is living at the residence.
SMOKE BOMB: Oct. 9, 4:12 p.m.: A caller at the courthouse reported finding a red ball with a stem on it and said it may be a smoke bomb.
GAS THEFT: Oct. 9, 4:47 p.m.: A caller at Stinker Station said a vehicle left without paying for $54.91 in gas.
POCATELLO â€” The Firth Cougars opened their 2012 2A state football playoffs on Thursday evening in Holt Arena where they scored early and they scored often in a 63-14 landslide victory over the Vikings of Valley.
It was a game of big plays for the Cougars as they scored 7 touchdowns which were longer than 20 yards including a 5 touchdown evening from 2A player of the year candidate Mitch Orme.
BLACKFOOT â€” Regardless of the temperature readings, Blackfoot was the hot spot to be Thursday night as hundreds of music fans from throughout the region converged to Club El Centenario for concert performances by popular bands All American Rejects, Boys Like Girls and Parachute.
Fans from as far away as Salt Lake City, began lining up outside of the club as early as 1:30 p.m. to ensure a place close to the stage, for the show that started at 7:30 p.m.
BLACKFOOT â€” A boil water alert has been issued for Blackfoot residents living east of Fisher Street. This area includes Blackfoot High School, Stoddard Elementary School and State Hospital South.
Fecal coliform, better known as E. coli, bacteria was found in the water supply on Thursday. These bacteria can make you sick and may pose a special health risk for infants, young children and people with severely compromised immune systems.
What should be done?
BLACKFOOT â€“ During the month of October, dog lovers are being asked to contribute $1 to Hounds for Hadley each time they walk their dog.
Founded in 1920 by William Hadley and Dr. E.V.L. Brown, The Hadley School for the Blind offers courses free of charge to its blind and visually impaired students and their families and affordable tuition courses to blindness professionals.
Today, Hadley is the largest educator of people who are blind or visually impaired around the world, serving more than 10,000 students annually in all 50 states and 100 countries.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Community Center (BCC)-Activity Center at 257 S. Broadway is home to the only indoor playground in town and fundraising efforts are underway to make sure it stays open for children in the area to enjoy for many years to come. The playland, which was installed in August, was made possible through a variety of grants and is a thrill for kids with a bouncy track, rope swings, balance beams, basketball hoops, ping pong tables and climbing equipment, similar to that found at some fast food restaurants.
THOMAS â€” The well at the Snake River Middle School (SRMS) in Thomas has a nitrate problem. The nitrate level is still within the safe level, below 20 parts, however, nitrates measure above the limit of 10 parts. The nitrates in the old well at SRMS measures 13 parts.
Students, staff and cooks use bottled water for their water needs.
The school uses 25-30 five-gallon water bottles each week, said Ed Jackson, principal of the SRMS.
Marvin Fielding, an engineer with Schiess and Associates from Idaho Falls, presented three recommendations for the nitrate problem at SRMS. These are:
And away we go! As most of you football crazed fans in Bingham County are aware of, the state football playoffs begin tonight! The top ranked and undefeated Firth Cougars will open Bingham County's run at the state tournament when they kick off against Valley at Idaho State's Holt Arena at 8:15 p.m.
Aberdeen will play at Declo on Friday evening while Blackfoot will be closing out their regular season at Rigby before they open the 4A state playoffs next week at home against the second place team out of district three which is currently Bishop Kelly.
On Saturday, the 3A schools kick into action with defending 3A state champion Snake River taking on Sugar-Salem at 4 and the current second ranked team in the state, Shelley taking on Buhl immediately following. Both of those games will be in Holt Arena.
As with seasons past, I will now gaze into my crystal ball and make my bold and fearless predictions as to what will unfold over this glorious football weekend.
BLACKFOOT â€” October is recognized as "National Long-Term Care Residents' Rights Month." To celebrate, representatives from the Area Agency on Aging spoke with about 25 residents at the Willows on Tuesday.
The theme of this year's celebration is "My Voice, My Vote, My Right" with the goal of educating the community about residents' rights, including the right to vote and participate in the political process.