Archive - Dec 2013
Health officials have confirmed that a man over the age of 60 in south central Idaho has died from the H1N1 flu virus. Itâ€™s believed that his death is Idahoâ€™s first flu related death of the season. So far, health officials in Bingham County say that the flu hasnâ€™t hit the area too hard, but â€śitâ€™s still early in the season.â€ť
Last year there were 35 flu-related deaths in Idaho.
BLACKFOOTâ€”Words of thanks aren't enough for Angelina Qulimaco of Blackfoot. A single mother, she hopes to be able to pay it forward some day in a big way for the Christmas that was provided this year for sons Alec (10) and Tyler (8) and her.
THOMAS â€” Snake River head coach Rich Dunn prides his teams on doing one thing very well; playing defense.
When the Lady Panthers took to the floor Saturday night for their home game with Malad it was hard to tell if the week off between games and few days off had any effect on the team at all.
The Lady Panthers defense was in lock down mode from the opening tip as they cruised to a 54-27 win over the visiting Dragons at Snake River High School.
Does a white Christmas leave you feeling blue? Do you have no energy or motivation? These are all signs of the wintertime blues - otherwise known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - that get even the best of us during the long, winter months when the days are short and temperatures are frigid.
According to Dr. Norman Rosenthal, psychiatrist and author of the "Winter Blues," up to 18 million Americans suffer from the condition each year.
SAD can be attributed to a few causes for those who are vulnerable: genetic susceptibility, environmental factors and the lack of light.
BLACKFOOT â€” I hope everyone out there enjoyed their Christmas holiday with family, friends and loved ones.
But as most of you enjoyed the day I spent it in font of my computer working on the second half of the All-Bingham County football team.
In Tuesday's Morning News I named the first and second team offenses chosen by me from the performances I saw during the season.
Today I will reveal the defensive players for the county.
Without further ado the All-Bingham County defense.
The long anticipated day is finally here. Merry Christmas.
Area churches offering Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services are:
Ebenezer Baptist Church, 529 N. Ash, Blackfoot will have its regular Wednesday service at 7 p.m. on Christmas.
Blackfoot Southern Baptist Church has joined with the Cowboy Church for a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. at Christ's Cowboy Country Church at the Mill Iron Arena on Weeding Lane.
Calvary Chapel's Christmas Eve service will be held at 7 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 20 E Pacific.
BLACKFOOT â€” Merry Christmas everyone, I hope that you all are getting the chance to the enjoy the holidays with friends, family and loved ones.
As you know the sports world never stops, it just slows down a bit during the final week of the year and it allows me the opportunity to catch up on some things from the first half of the school year and take a little time off.
WIth that being said this is the first of two All-Bingham County football teams, today you will see the offense and on Thursday you will see the defense.
Sixth and seventh grade students at Blackfoot's new Summit Middle School enjoyed a field trip to Salt Lake City (SLC) this month to study architecture. The field trip was not paid for by Blackfoot School District 55 but was funded, instead, by donors who chose to remain anonymous.
Summit Middle School opened this fall on the top floor of the Blackfoot School District Office as a non-traditional school geared around "project-based learning."
The trip started early about 6:30 a.m. as 19 students, four parents, and teachers Garth Carlson and Amy Wren piled into a bus and hit the road.
BLACKFOOT â€” A long week came to end for the Blackfoot boys basketball team Saturday night with an important 4A District 5/6 match-up with Pocatello.
Playing their third game in four night's coming off Friday night's win over crosstown Snake River. Blackfoot head coach Dan Hale his kids were going to be tired and need to find a way to win an important game.
A fundraiser is planned for the Bingham County Search & Rescue. A lobster dinner is scheduled on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Elks Lodge in Blackfoot. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner will start at 6:30 p.m.Â
"We are shipping in lobster from Maine for this fundraiser," said organizer Mike Fresh. "For those who don't like lobster, they will be served rib eye steak."Â
Lots of activities are planned, including a raffle and silent auction.
High quality goods will be auctioned, said Fresh. These include hunting gear and clothes.