Archive - May 16, 2012
Needing two-thirds of the vote to pass, the Shelley-Firth fire district bond failed by 32 votes or 0.35 percent.
Fire district administrators had asked voters to pass a $1.7 million bond to build a new fire station in Shelley.
The Firth Fire District would also have benefited with $300,000 for its needs.
"We're disappointed we didn't win," said Shelley fire chief Mike Carter. "We want to thank everyone who worked really hard on the bond and thank everyone who voted for it.
"Maybe we will try again," said Carter.
The vote by precinct for and against the fire district bond:
A strong Republican showing in Tuesday's primary election propelled candidates into the general eection in Bingham County.
"We are very happy with the high turnout," said Dan Cravens, Bingham County Republican Central Committee secretary. "In six precincts, more ballots needed to be supplied.
"That speaks highly of a lot of enthusiasm for Republican candidates and is a positive sign for the Fall," Cravens said.
Congressman Mike Simpson will face Nicole LeFavour in the November election.
Set up in front of the U.S. Post Office in Blackfoot Wednesday afternoon were Gene Schenk and Steve DeMartini who represent the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee (PAC).
"Lyndon LaRouche is the intellectual, i.e., the Benjamin Franklin of this generation," said Schenk. LaRouche's last run for the Presidency was in 2004.
"We are Democrats after the likeness of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John Fitzgerald Kennedy," he said.
For election results, go to www.co.bingham.id.us and navigate to the results button near the bottom of the page.
Three Republican incumbents appeared to be headed to defeat as the primary election results trickled into the Bingham County election office on Tuesday night.
With 15 of 26 precincts reporting, Cleve Colson had a 73 percent to 27 percent lead over prosecuting attorney J. Scott Andrew. Craig Rowland had a 63-37 percent lead over Sheriff Dave Johnson. And, in the race for Legislative Seat B, Julie VanOrden had an 63-37 percent lead over incumbent Rep. Jim Marriott.
According to election offices, machine malfunctions slowed the counting process.