Archive - Mar 2013
POCATELLO â Sixth Judicial District Judge Robert Naftz sentenced Jason Lee Rollene, age 37, of Blackfoot Monday on two counts of video voyeurism. In November, Rollene changed his plea to guilty.
"To protect society and to deter you and others from this felony, I am sentencing you to three years fixed and two years indeterminate," Naftz said.
The judge then retained jurisdiction for 365 days. Rollene will be turned over to the Department of Correction.
BLACKFOOT â Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue accepted the resignation of Police Chief Dave Moore at the City Council meeting Tuesday night.
Virtue read aloud the resignation letter submitted by Moore stating that "while his decision comes with some mixed feelings, he has decided that it's time' to retire." Moore's official retirement date will be May 31. A native of Pocatello, Moore has served as Blackfoot Chief of Police since 1997.
East Idahoans are proud of their heritage and they showed up in force to celebrate it at the Eastern Idaho 150 Kickoff Celebration at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Events Center Monday night. Committee Chair Jacquee Alvord said she couldn't have been more pleased with the attendance of over 700 people in celebration of Idaho becoming a territory.
"This is the first time such an event has taken place," a beaming Alvord said. "This is unique; it's quite the gathering and it's only the beginning of a year full celebrations in honor of the sesquicentennial."
NAMPA â The game could have been played on any given night in Bingham County but on Saturday afternoon it was the stateâs biggest stage as the Snake River Panthers and the Shelley Russets squared off on the Idaho Center hardwood with each looking to bring home the coveted 3A state boys basketball championship.
It took five quarters of basketball but in the end it was Snake River who finally stood at center court to hoist the blue trophy after their 67-65 overtime thriller.
Magistrate Judge Gilman Gardner found probable cause to bind Blackfoot resident Adan Adolfo Arroyo, 22, for trial after seven hours of testimony in a preliminary hearing on Friday.
Arroyo faces two felony counts, one for first degree murder and the second for use of a deadly weapon in commission of a felony.
Arroyo is accused in the shooting death of 21-year-old Kristy Aschliman on Jan. 19.
MERIDIAN â Last year the Snake River Panthers fell to the Fruitland Grizzlies in the Idaho Center, settling for the second place trophy. This season, Snake River knocked out the Fruitland squad, advancing to todayâs 3A state title game with a well played 50-37 victory over the Grizzlies.
âOur game plan was to come out and control the tempo because Fruitland likes to come out and get up and down the floor at nine hundred miles per hour,â Snake River head coach Robert Coombs said. âI thought that our zone was able to slow the tempo down and get the game to our liking.â
MERIDIAN â The Shelley Russets slowed down a very quick Filer Wildcat team and then got a game high 19 points from sophomore sharpshooter Tyler Fredrickson as they advanced to todayâs 3A state title game with a convincing 66-52 victory on Friday evening.
âIâm so proud of my kids,â Shelley head coach Dave Hadley said. âAll day long and deservedly so, all we heard was how good Filer was. Our kids are battlers, theyâre gamers and they came out and didnât play afraid. They came out and played bold which is what we talked about in the locker room and tonight we just went out and played and Iâm so happy for them.â
On Thursday afternoon, The Willows Assisted Living & Memory Care in Blackfoot hosted its first Senior Awareness Day.
A variety of services were available for exploration. These included hair care for mature hair and information about adult cradle cap, elder care--estate and life care planning for seniors--and denture care.
Information about home health and hospice services, pharmacy services and diabetic foot care was also available.
âWhat Iâm emphasizing here today is crime prevention for senior citizens and how to get rid of unused meds,â said Blackfoot Police Detective Paul Hardwicke.
MERIDIAN â Three different Russets cracked double-digit scoring as Shelley cruised into the 3A semi finals with a 60-44 win over Payette on Thursday evening.
Playing the last of the four opening round games the Russets took note of the earlier upset of conference rival Sugar-Salem as they came out quick on the Pirates, leading to a 15-9 first quarter lead.
âIt was hard to push it as much as we wanted to against their zone with them getting back we didnât get quite as many easy looks as I would have liked to have gotten,â Shelley head coach Dave Hadley said. âFirst game of the state tournament for all of these kids except for McKay, McKay got some time as a freshman, and for the first time on a pretty big stage you have to expect some nerves. Overall execution wasnât great but we got a win and I guess thatâs what matters now.â