Archive - Feb 2013
ARIMO â€” The Snake River Panthers dominated the 3A district five championships at Marsh Valley on Thursday, defending their district title from a season previous with 259 team points to outdistance second place American Falls for the team title.
"This was probably the best showing that any of my teams have ever had at the district tournament since I've been coaching," Snake River head coach Jeff Gardner said.
Jared Martin applied for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to allow livestock, particularly rabbits and poultry, in a Heavy Commercial Zone of .3 acres at 141 N. 740 W.
Martin explained his business of breeding rabbits and selling them to a company in California for slaughter.
Martin keeps roughly 1,500 rabbits on his property currently in a bus that he has pens stacked onto. Martin also has poultry that feed on the waste of the rabbits, thereby cutting down on the waste found on the site.
Taxes and a health insurance exchange were the main topics of discussion at Thursday's legislative breakfast.
Each Thursday members of the Bingham County legislative delegation speak with members of the community via Skype hookup. The Greater Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce sponsors the meeting at Stan's Restaurant.
Representatives Julie VanOrden and Neil Anderson are among 16 freshman members of the House who are encouraging Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter to include members of the Legislature on a proposed exchange oversight committee.
IONA â€” The Blackfoot Broncos took to the Bonneville mats on Wednesday looking to run their district championship streak to fifteen. Unfortunately the men in black came up short of that team goal as Bonneville captured the team title with 519.5 points while Blackfoot came home with the second place hardware with 409.5 points. Pocatello rounded out the top three with 293 points.
â€śIt was a big day for our kids,â€ť Blackfoot head coach Thain Cashmore said. â€śThey had to go out, put their toes on the line and prove themselves one more time.â€ť
Six Blackfoot High School (BHS) qualified for All-Northwest. This designation honors outstanding music students from Alaska, idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. The 2013 NAtME All-Northwest takes place Feb. 14-17 in Portland, Ore.
The Blackfoot students who qualified are singers Ashley Anderson, Miranda Day, Lillie Wright and Evan Peterson. Participating with the band are Gabe Wistisen, French horn and Dylan Neff, bassoon.
Anderson and Day are sopranos and will sing in the Treble Choir. Wright is an alto; Peterson is a bass. They will perform in the Mixed Choir.
POCATELLO â€” The Snake River Panthers opened defense of their conference championship on Wednesday evening as the top seeded squad squared off with the American Falls Beavers at Pocatello High School.
The game started in nightmarish fashion for the Panthers as they struggled from the field and the free throw line in the opening stanza as they shot 10 of 19 from the charity stripe and connected on just one shot from the field.
Adding injury to insult was the horrific moment when Brad Coombs laid screaming on the floor with a dislocated toe. Despite the rough beginning however, Snake River showed their depth and talent as they cruised into next Tuesday nights conference championship game with a 63-42 victory.
PRESTON â€” Make no mistake about it. Blackfoot was in trouble heading into the fourth quarter of their opening round conference tournament game at Preston on Tuesday night. That is until a small defensive shift to a pressure man-to-man look. That subtle adjustment on the defensive end sparked a fourth quarter comeback as the men in black advanced to the right side of the tournament bracket with a hard fought 48-45 victory.
"We just put our emphasis on more pressure in our man defense," Blackfoot head coach Dan Hale said. "We wanted to see how they would react to it and we were able to get into the passing lanes which disrupted what they were trying to do."
Pam Beus, executive director of Bingham County's Senior Citizen Center, was pleased to accept a $2,000 donation from Greg Rose, vice president and branch manager of Idaho AgCredit in Blackfoot on Tuesday.
The funding comes from a charitable program called "Sharing Success" started by CoBank, the bank that funds Idaho AgCredit's loans, and is a part of a $1 million campaign donating to "Feeding America," the nation's leading hunger relief charity.
Blackfoot High School students from Holly Kartchner's government class proved their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution, once again by taking first place in the state for the sixth year in a row at the "We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution" mock congressional hearing competition in Boise on Feb. 6.
The class of 20 students is now eligible to to participate in the national "We the People" competition April 25-May 1 in Washington, D.C.