Archive - Dec 2012
It was a win for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Thursday when Federal Court Judge Lynn Winmill sided with the tribes in a long standing dispute between the tribes, Power County resident David Evans and the contractors who built his home.
Winmill dismissed a complaint filed by Evans and his building contractors, requiring them to go through Tribal Court first. The suit was instigated by Ken Esteppe and retired FMC plant manager Paul Yochum and was paid for with Power County taxpayer dollars.
Spudnik and its employees gave the Bingham Crisis Center $6,962 on Friday. Spudnik employees also gave 2,635 pounds of food to the Crisis Center. There was enough food donated to fill the beds of two pickup trucks.
Included in the foodstuffs were flour, baby formula and canned goods.
"Wow! I'm overwhelmed," said Dixie Chapman, Bingham Crisis Center director. "Those funds will help so many people.
THOMAS â€” The Blackfoot Broncos and the Snake River Panthers locked horns for the final time in 2012 as the two squads met in front of a packed house at Snake River High School with Blackfoot looking for the season sweep of the season while Snake River were looking to hold home court.
Alonzo Ramos poured in 20 points and McKye Watt added 16 as the Broncos completed the sweep with a convincing 57-40 victory in a game that many expected to be much closer.
BLACKFOOT â€” In their first match up the season the Snake River Panthers and the Blackfoot Lady Broncos battled to a double overtime thriller with the Lady Panthers prevailing on their home court.
On Thursday evening at Blackfoot High School, there was no such drama as the Lady Panthers built a first half double digit lead and then cruised home from there with a 50-28 victory.
Moreland â€“ The three way match up between Snake River, Challis and Salmon took place Thursday night at Snake River High School. Snake River started the night with a couple of JV matches that ended in wins (Ty Jensen and Jordan Campau) against the Salmon team. The Varsity matches started with SR and Challis wrestling each other at the 98 pound weight with Treyton Nilsson taking on Joshua Dâ€™Orazio. Treyton quickly took the upper hand taking down Joshua and putting him in a leg hold and pinning him in the 1st round with only 8 seconds left.
The City of Blackfoot will save up to $2,000 a year with the installation of full-spectrum energy efficient Vitalux lights throughout city offices.
Steve Allen of Blackfoot, a lighting specialist for Maintenance Engineering, sells and installs the lighting with an incentive from Idaho Power to pay 50 percent of implementation and the electric bill.
In front of a packed house, and under intense pressure from an angry public (some even asking for the board's resignation), Blackfoot school board members offered some, but not all, of the details as to why they chose to pay former superintendent Scott Crane $220,000 in a separation agreement and hiding it from the public.
POCATELLO â€” Easton Ralphs hit the go ahead basket with 0:08 remaining in overtime and Blackfoot's last second shot attempt was blocked as time expired as the Pocatello Indians held off a game effort from the Blackfoot Broncos with a 61-60 overtime win at Pocatello High School on Wednesday evening.
"We had our opportunities to win this game," Blackfoot head coach Dan Hale said. "This was a learning game. If we get in this situation again we will know better what to do that's for sure."
Imagine, a few days before Christmas, you go to work like any other day, and your banker shows up at your office and surprises you with a $5,000 check. That's exactly what happened to Elizabeth Ramirez of Blackfoot at 10 a.m. Wednesday; it wasn't a joke and she wasn't dreaming.
About 30 people attended the December school board meeting at the Snake River Junior High School Wednesday.
Trustee Julie Van Orden resigned from the Snake River School Board, effective Jan. 1, 2013. She has served the school district 10 years. She represents Zone 1, the Pingree West Rockford Zone.
"We are one of the most respected boards in the state," Van Orden said.
Last November, Van Orden was elected to the Idaho Legislature. She will represent Bingham County.