Archive - Apr 25, 2012
With a 40 percent turnover expected because of numerous retirements, it's likely the 2013 Idaho Legislative will become more conservative.
That could point to a major effort by its members to eliminate urban renewal districts, noted Alex LaBeau, president of the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry.
Speaking to a group of members of the Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce, LaBeau said his organization will vigorously oppose that effort.
The Idaho Beef Council (IBC) recently conducted its second annual educational program called "Cattle are Amazing", created for Idaho's K-6 youth. Three groups competed â€” K-1st, 2nd-3rd and 4th-6th.
Kindergartner Rylee Wolfley from Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center (BCCLC) took first prize in the K-1st division with a drawn picture of a cow with green teeth, green because "the cow is eating grass!" Rylee told her teacher Jotien Adams.
Planning and Zoning commissioners approved all requests submitted to tthem on Wednesday evening.
Â° The commissioners approved a 32-foot variance for a setback requirement of 100 feet for a potato cellar at Tam Farms, 246 E. River Road, Blackfoot. A wood structure will be torn down. It will be replaced by an all concrete and steel structure.
Kevin Caldwell is the contractor.
"This has got to be a lot better than it was before," said Commissioner Steve Cederberg. "It's a lot better access. I think it's a good idea."
It passed unanimously, 5-0.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot tennis season is winding it's way down and on Wednesday, the Broncos celebrated a trio of seniors prior to their dominating victory over Sugar-Salem.
At the end of the day, those seniors led the charge as each of them picked up wins with Mark Hudson demolishing his first singles foe 6-0, 6-0. Bobby Cannon teamed with Paul Cannon for an equally as impressive 6-0, 6-0 victory and Lindsay "Silky" Loveland cruised to a first mixed doubles victory with Tanner "Smoke" Norton as her doubles partner.
BLACKFOOT, â€“ Ilean Call Jones, 90, of Blackfoot, returned to her Heavenly Father on Monday, April 23, 2012.Â She passed away peacefully at her home after an 8-month illness (congestive heart failure and pulmonary hypertension).Â
Â Ilean was born on June 10, 1921, in Malad City.Â She was the only child born to Charles Edward Call and Gertrude Blaisdell.Â She enjoyed a close association with her half brothers and half sisters throughout her life.Â
BLACKFOOT â€” Nine seniors took to the home softball diamond at Blackfoot High School on Tuesday evening for the final time in their prep careers. At the end of the evening, Blackfoot sent Brielle Brower, Tylie Polatis, Makayla Rowsell, Jamie Horsely, Ally Smith, Tesia Trube, Miraya Castaneda, Jarissa Jensen and Bailey Miller out winners as they swept both ends of the conference double dip with Madison 6-4 in game one and 13-4 in the nightcap.
"It was definitely nice to send these seniors out with wins," Blackfoot head coach Matt Chavez said. "They came out, stood up to the challenge and each and everyone of them contributed on a night that they weren't going to allow anyone to get a win on them."
The junior-senior prom at Blackfoot High School (BHS) is scheduled for May 12. Controversy about how a "guest" is defined erupted in the halls of the school this week.
The 2011-2012 Blackfoot High School planner book states, "The attendance to prom is limited to currently enrolled, full time Blackfoot High School juniors and seniors and their dates."
Dates and guests are the issue that is being defined.
The candidates for county sheriff and county prosecutor had the opportunity to ask each other one question during Tuesday's candidate forum at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.
The Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event, which featured the candidates for those offices and those for House of Representative Seats A and B in the Idaho Legislature. A forum on Thursday will allow the nine candidates for the two Bingham County commission seats to respond to prepared questions.