About 200 Mexican Catholics from throughout the region gathered at the Eastern Idaho State Fairground on Sunday for the annual tradition commemorating "Our Lady of Guadalupe," led by Father Jose de' Jesus Gonzalez of Blackfoot's St. Bernard's Catholic Church.
The official feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe - Dec. 12 - is a hugely celebrated religious holiday in Mexico and in Hispanic communities throughout the United States. Catholics contend that on Dec. 9 in the early 1500's that an apparition of the Virgin Mary appeared to the poor indigenous Mexican man named Juan Diego.
THOMAS â€” Coming of an emotional win over rival Blackfoot the night before, the Snake River boys basketball team took the floor again Saturday night against another Bingham County rival and a team that was coming of an emotional rivalry game win as well in Aberdeen.
And while emotion was high on both sides, it would be the size and shooting of Snake River that proved to be too much for the Tigers to handle as the Panthers earned a 60-34 win.