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Archive - Nov 2012

November 6th

Ballots being counted

November 7, 2012

BLACKFOOT — This was the first time Bingham County has early pick up in selected precincts.
These precincts were
° Firth 7
° Firth 8
° Groveland 9
° Jamestown 10
° Rockford 12
° Shelley 13
° Shelley 14
° Shelley 21
Close to 6,000 ballots have already been received at the courthouse. This year, Bingham County received 21 percent of the registered ballots were received by absentee ballot be the absentee ballots delivered in person, mailed-in and homebound.

Police Log

November 6, 2012

Police Log

Items of note from Oct. 16-24.

Blackfoot Police

ONLINE CHAT: Oct. 16, 4:38 p.m.: A man said his daughter has been in contact with a boy in Georgia who may be 18 and has been involved in gang activity.

SHEARS: Oct. 16, 6:53 p.m.: A caller at Fantastic Sam's reported the theft of a pair of cutting shears.

HARASSMENT: Oct. 16, 7:56 p.m.: A woman said there was a threatening letter left on her door and her tires have been slashed.

Early voters say NO to Props 1,2 and 3.

November 6, 2012

BLACKFOOT—An impromptu poll in Bingham County showed that most residents are voting no to propositions 1, 2 and 3 for Idaho's education reform. "The hardest part in voting no was that there was good in with the bad." said Bonnie Hepworth, "We need reforms, that is fact. I did vote no because I couldn't abide the bad that went with the good." Others are hoping that perhaps the propositions could be repackaged in a more reasonable manner.

Long lines expected this afternoon

November 6, 2012

BLACKFOOT— Long lines were reported this morning at Riverside Elementary, home to voting districts 17 and 24. With the clock ticking on voting time, lines are expected to get longer as voters show up after work to give their voice to the polls.

Jonathan Swain voted at Mountain View Middle School just before lunch time. "It was steady, but very little wait." said Swain. "It always feels like a well-oiled machine when I've gone. Props to the poll workers!!"
Marvin Miles was the first to cast his vote at the BPAC early this morning as the polls opened.

November 5th

'Operation Lifesaver' improves railroad safety

November 6, 2012

POCATELLO — Stopping at railroad crossings when a train approaches was the lesson "Idaho Operation Lifesaver" wanted motorists to learn. Motorist safety was first and foremost as Union Pacific (UP) conducted "Officer On A Train" last Friday.
"We're only trying to save their life," said Patrolman Akilah Lacy of the Pocatello Police Department.
During the "Officer On A Train" enforcement effort, one officer is placed in the lead locomotive of a train as a spotter. This officer observed traffic approaching the highway rail intersections as the train proceeded down the tracks.

Preparations for General Election

November 5, 2012

BLACKFOOT – All polling places in Bingham County are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday for the General Election. Polling locations are:
Electors in Blackfoot precincts 1, 2 & 3 (also 23) will vote at Mountain View Middle School, 645 Mitchell Ln.
Blackfoot 4 — Stalker Elementary, 991 W. Center.
Blackfoot 5 — Ridge Crest Elementary, 800 Airport Rd.,
Blackfoot 6 — Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC), 870 S. Fisher Ave.
Firth 7 & 8 — Johnson Elementary, 735 N. 600 E.
Groveland 9 (also 22) — Groveland Elementary, 165 N. 375 W., Blackfoot.

Kerry Vaughn Kepler, 59

November 5, 2012

Kerry Vaughn Kepler, 59, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, Oct.31, 2012, from a drowning accident while fishing.
He was born Oct. 3, 1953, in Idaho Falls, the son of William O. Kepler and Betty Bay Kepler.
Vaughn attended Ucon Elementary, and graduated from Bonneville High School.  Following high school, he attended Boise State University.
He had lived in the Blackfoot area since 1992.
On Oct. 31, 1998, he married Alicia Wilcox at Groveland Elementary School in Blackfoot.

Robert David (Dave) Barclay, Sr., 59

November 5, 2012

Robert David (Dave) Barclay, Sr., 59, of Pocatello passed away at his home Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 from natural causes.
David was born Jan. 2, 1953 in Blackfoot to Michael and Ruth Arleen Howell Barclay.  He attended school in Blackfoot, graduating from Snake River High School in 1971. He continued his education at Idaho State University receiving a business degree.  He played baseball and wrestled in high school.

Muriel Rayola Neff, 83

November 5, 2012

Muriel Rayola Neff, 83, of Blackfoot passed away Saturday, Nov.3, 2012 at The Gables in Blackfoot,.
She was born Sept.13, 1929 in Blackfoot, the daughter of Wilbert Atwood and Muriel Duckworth Atwood.
Rayola attended grade school in Pingree and graduated from Blackfoot High School.
On June 6, 1948, she married Charles Neff in Blackfoot,.  He preceded her in death on July 10, 2005.
She was a member of the Lutheran Church. 

November 4th

Shelley firm offers plenty of training

November 5, 2012

If you're the owner of a small company looking for safety training, etc., there's a firm in Shelley seeking your business.
David Porter, his wife Catherine, son Jamal and five other employees offer 77 different courses. They range from professional development, industrial safety and nuclear operations training. Their client list includes the Idaho National Laboratory, the Department of Energy and the National Guard Bureau.

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