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Archive - Oct 2013

October 22nd

Slain Sparks Middle School teacher's actions saves many

October 22, 2013

BLACKFOOT— Reports indicate that the Sparks Middle School shooting took place outside of the building rather than inside the building, a heroic story unravelled as the situation escalated.
The boy, whose name has not been released, began by shooting a fellow student in the shoulder on Oct 21, then shot and killed teacher Mike Landsberry before shooting a second student in the abdomen, Washoe County School District Police Chief Mike Mieras said at a news conference.
He then shot himself to death, according to police.

October 21st

Town hall meetings to feature mayoral candidates

October 21, 2013

The first of a series of town hall meetings to introduce Blackfoot residents to the candidates running in the upcoming city election will be Wednesday at the Blackfoot Senior Citizen Center (20 E. Pacific St.).
Pam Beus executive director of the senior center said that a luncheon will be served at noon (for a $4 donation) followed by the forum which will begin at 12:30.
Blackfoot resident Karole Honas, anchor of KIFI Local News 8, will moderate the meeting.

October 19th

Next stop, the state soccer tourney

October 19, 2013

POCATELLO — As the final seconds ticked down in Saturday’s winner-to-state game between the Blackfoot Lady Broncos and Preston, the Blackfoot faithful that made the trip down to Century High School began to stir with excitement as there were just mere seconds separating Blackfoot form an appearance in next week’s state soccer tournament.
The Preston fans were string too, but this was in disapointment as the No. 2 seed in there District 5/6 tournament was about to handed its second 1-0 loss of the tournament by the lady Broncos.

October 18th

Craft fair open last Saturday

October 19, 2013

Firth wins district crown with a 45-6 win over North Fremont

October 19, 2013

By DENNIS HIGH
For the MORNING NEWS
ASHTON — Firth blew
past North Fremont 45-6 to
win the Nuclear Conference
championship and secured
the number one seed for
the State Class 2A playoffs.
They sent a message to the
rest of the state that they
are hungry to bring home a
championship.

Bobcats down Broncos in Buck Bowl

October 19, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Trailing 28-20 and with less than two minutes left in the game the Broncos were facing a fourth and eight deep in their own territory.
Broncos freshman quarterback Payson Hayes, who had played most of the second half needed to make a play.

Local residents respond to 'opening'

October 18, 2013

BLACKFOOT—With the federal government open for business after a 16-day shutdown, we asked our Facebook friends' opinion regarding the situation.
We asked: The first government "shutdown", in nearly 20 years, is now "over." What are your thoughts and feelings about this?"
"We have no leadership in this nation. The debt ceiling being raised will only add to the problems. Obama says we got to get the trust of the people again. Too late for that," said Arlen Arlen Arlen.

October 17th

Lady Broncos come ohh, so close

October 17, 2013

POCATELLO — Prior to Thursday's 4A District 5/6 championship game against Century, Blackfoot head coach Alisha Yeates told her team she wanted to start fast and get on the board early.
It took less than three minutes for Cassandra Clarke to take advantage of a Century turnover and put the ball in the back of the net.
Clarke scored the equalizing goal in the second half, but halfway through the first overtime Century's Sydney McRoberts scored the game-winner as Century won the district title 3-2 on Thursday and taking the state tournament berth as well.

Crapo, Risch Oppose Debt Ceiling and Government Funding Deal

October 17, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch voted against legislation to delay the nation’s borrowing limit until February 7, 2014, and temporarily fund government operations until January 15, 2013.
Included in the agreement is a requirement for both chambers of Congress to go to conference on a budget with a reporting deadline of December 13, 2013, as well as new safeguards to ensure people who receive federal subsidies to purchase health insurance under Obamacare are eligible to receive them.

Simpson puts Idaho businesses, jobs first

October 17, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today voted to re-open the federal government, avoid default on our nation’s debt, and preserve the historic spending cuts Republicans have won in Congress over the last three years.
"There has to be a way to address our nation’s fiscal problems without making them worse in the process,” says Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson
While acknowledging his vote in favor of the bill might be unpopular with some of his constituents, Simpson said the potential economic consequences of continued stalemate outweighed any political consideration.

 

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