Archive - Jul 27, 2012
The customer service was impeccable and the pride was evident among all the employees, from the bellman at the front door to the women serving coffee in the deli, at Friday's soft opening of the sparkling new $47 million Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center.
Members of the tribe broke ground on the 83-acre plot of land in April of 2011, and what was approximately a 14-month construction project, is now a crown jewel in East Idaho, ready and open for business.
Idaho State Patrolman Horacio Caldera made camp on the top of Tommy Vaughn's Thursday evening to raise money for Special Olympics. He will come down from his rooftop perch at 9 p.m. this evening.
It's all part of Blackfoot's first "Cop on Top" event, a fundraiser created to raise money and awareness for the Special Olympics. The Special Olympics are a sports training and athletic competition of "Olympic-like" sports for children and young adults with intellectual difficulties.
"We're very happy to help with the Special Olympics," said Camille Rupe.
Local man to be released to house arrest with restrictions
Appearing before Seventh District Judge David Nye Friday, Jesse William Whipkey learned he will be released, awaiting his sentencing, under certain restrictions.
Whipkey has been incarcerated in the Bingham County Jail since February.
Whipkey pleaded guilty in June to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Initially charged with attempted murder, Whipkey had a three-day trial before he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault.
AMMON â€” Cole Mansanarez crushed a two run homer in the top of the third inning and Shane Parkinson launched a lead off home run in the bottom of the fifth as the boys of Bingham County collided on the diamond in a loser out affair at the American Legion District Tournament on Friday afternoon.
In the end Blackfoot were able to prevail in the thrilling game as Tyler Lindsay came through with a clutch 2-out, 2-RBI single in the top of the seventh inning to lift Blackfoot to a 8-6 victory over Snake River.
"What a game. Good pitching and some big hits," Blackfoot head coach Jeff Katseanes said. "It was a fun game to watch for a fan but not so much as a coach because it was a little stressful."
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot School District 55 'Board of Trustees' met Thursday evening at the district office for their monthly meeting where interim superintendent Chad Struhs lined out some of the district's goals for the upcoming school year.