Archive - Oct 2012
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot will become a rock and roll mecca Monday night with the Triple Threat Concert Tour coming to town. It will feature big name hard rock bands Seether and Sick Puppies and up-and-coming bands Kyng and Eye Empire at Club El Centenario on Spruce Street. Hard rock lovers will be familiar with the bands hosted by Red Tie Concerts of Idaho Falls.
BLACKFOOT â€” Dawn Roth at Head to Toe Bodyworks Massage and Esthetics is taking her business to a whole new level, literally.
She is moving uptown from 1265 Parkway to 45 North Broadway up the wide stairs of the eclectic old Milmore Building into a room with brick walls and exposed wooden beams. The environment is calming as the smell of essential oils and sounds of soothing music prepare you for a relaxation. Bekki Mangum has been a client since Roth became certified. Mangum said of the new location, "I am excited to help revitalize downtown Blackfoot."
THOMAS â€” Nate Martin rushed for 118 yards and a pair of touchdowns while the defensive unit pitched a near shutout as the Snake River Panthers opened conference play with a most impressive 41-6 victory over long time nemesis Marsh Valley on Friday evening.
"We wanted to come out and set a tone," Nate Martin said. "We just wanted to keep fired up from start till finish tonight."
BLACKFOOT â€” Kyler Haddon rushed four 104 yards and four touchdowns and James Korth added 106 receiving yards while scoring three touchdowns as the defending 4A state champion Blackfoot Broncos extended their winning streak to 18 games with a 57-36 win over Hillcrest on Thursday evening.
"The offense was outstanding tonight," Blackfoot head coach Stan Buck said. "Alonzo threw the ball well. We ran the ball well and our offensive line protected well we just didn't anticipate a shootout like we got tonight."
Bingham County Commissioners and P&Z Director Allen Jensen worked through the final draft of the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) ordinance Thursday morning.
After legal counsel has reviewed changes made to the ordinance, commissioners have set the next meeting for 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday in their chambers.
Thursday commissioners went through the ordinance using comments and specific concerns expressed by people at the September public hearing.
Commissioners agreed that the county needed an ordinance.
Stone Soup is an ancient myth about how a delicious soup, starting with nothing but a stone, can be made when everyone makes a small contribution of something good to the soup. The myth, and the community spirit of everyone pitching in, lives on in the 9th annual Stone Soup cook-off, a fundraiser to help raise money for Blackfoot's South Eastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICCA).
Melvin LaVar Turpin, 91
After two years without the companionship of his loving wife of 68 years he is now reunited with her.Â Our loving father and grandfather Melvin LaVar Turpin, 91, of Thomas passed away at his home on Oct. 1, 2012 from natural causes.Â
He was born Feb. 13, 1921 in Thomas, the son of Edward Richard and Dora Emma Noack Turpin.
Â He attended school at Wilson and then Thomas.Â
He married Zola Porter on Jan. 26, 1943, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.Â They made their home in Thomas.
Although the Bingham County Historical Society and the Bingham County Historical Society have merged, the county retains ownership of the building at 190 N. Shilling Ave. and its contents.
"We will lease the building and its contents for $1 a year for five years," executive director Merlin Wright told members of the Society on Wednesday. "That's all the law allows but it can be renewed after that if the commissioners approve."
Dan Grimes, a teacher at Blackfoot's Independence Alternative High School (IAHS), took the stage Wednesday at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center speaking out against Idaho Proposition Bills 1, 2, and 3, just one week after Idaho First Lady Lori Otter stood in the same spot speaking in favor of the bills. Both speeches were sponsored by the the Blackfoot Rotary Club and the Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce.
The propositions are veto referendum bills on the upcoming November ballot seeking to overturn the controversial "Students Come First" legislation passed in 2011.