Archive - Apr 2013
POCATELLO â€” The Fourth district High School Rodeo closed out week one of their 2013 season on Saturday morning as the area's finest prep cowboys and cowgirls took to the indoor arena at the Bannock County Fairgrounds.
The Barrel racers kicked off the festivities with 20 participants entered in the event. By days end, several fast times were clocked but none faster than Snake River freshman Timmi Hutchings. Hutchings blistered the course in a time of 15.620 which was nearly a half second faster than second place finisher Cassidy Quinn who stopped the clock at 16.093. Coming in third was Highland product Kassidy Duffin and her 16.203.
Blackfoot's Morningrose Toby and Pocatello's Alice Kordopatis engaged in a good old-fashioned pitching duel on Friday. Both struck out 13 batters but Toby came away with a 4-2 victory in the first game of a conference softball doubleheader. The Broncos won the nightcap 9-1.
BLACKFOOT â€” It's a sure sign of summertime fun in Blackfoot. The headgates are open and water is now filling the lake at Jensen Grove.
Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue said that this year's filling of the lake is starting about two weeks earlier than last year.
"Right now the reservoirs are in good shape and we can take advantage of the natural water flow coming from the Snake River until the irrigation season starts," he said.
Virtue said it will take about 10 days to completely fill the lake.
BLACKFOOT â€” A group of Blackfoot High School students have presented proposals for consideration to the Blackfoot School Board on weighted grades and how graduation speakers are selected in hopes of making a change for future generations of Blackfoot High School graduates.
BLACKFOOT â€” Helping to provide food to those who need it is a never ending job in Bingham County. Now some area food pantries have been consolidated to one location at the Blackfoot Senior Citizen Center (20 E. Pacific St.) for food pick-up every Thursday from 3-6 p.m.
According to Pam Beus, executive director of the Blackfoot Senior Center, the pantry food is provided by the Idaho Food Bank, Community Dinner Table, LDS Bishop's Storehouse and the Blackfoot Senior Citizen Center.
It's spring and many a fancy turns to riding motorcycles.
Kathy Autry was driving out of the Taco Time parking lot on Tuesday evening when she broadsided a motorcycle driven by Jesse Salas. Emergency 911 was alerted at 7:25 p.m.
Autry was driving a Buick Regal from the parking lot unto Bridge Street. She had her seat belt on. The air bags did not deploy so there wasn't a lot of speed, said Detective Paul Hardwicke and Community Program Coordinator for the Blackfoot City Police.
Autry was cited for failure to yield from an alley or driveway.
Items of note from March 15-18.
Bingham County Sheriff
AX VS WINDOW: March 15, 4:45 p.m.: A caller said their daughter left their vehicle at Firth High School and someone put an ax through the windshield. They said the ax is still inside the vehicle.
UNDERAGE DRINKING: March 16, 9:38 p.m.: A caller said there are 20 juveniles drinking near the archery range and Rose Ponds.
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL: March 17, 1:41 a.m.: A man said he rolled his truck after falling asleep at the wheel. He said there are no injuries.
Matthew A. Turner passed away March 31, 2013.Â He was born May 19, 1972, in Las Vegas, Nev., to Phil and Nancy Turner.Â He grew up in Yerington, Nev.
He was preceded in death by his older brother Clinton, and his grandparentsÂ on both sides of his family.Â He is survived by his children
and Tiffany Turner of Pingree; his parents Phil and Nancy Turner, his brother Philip (Shanda) TurnerÂ and his sister Natalie (Mike) English,
all of Dillon, Mont..Â Â He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and two grand-nephews and one grand-niece.Â
Blackfoot City Council will hold a public hearing on May 7 to discuss reopening the city budget to release funds for further repairs on East Airport Road. The stretch of road is riddled with potholes and has been the subject of numerous complaints in recent months by homeowners in the area and by those who have to drive the road frequently.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Lady Bronco softball squad continued their unblemished season as they returned to the home diamond with a dominating 12-1, 11-0 sweep of the visiting Lady Spartans of Minico on Tuesday.
"I am just so happy with the way that these girls played," Blackfoot head coach Matt Chavez said. "My little freshmen got a couple of crushes. Cassandra [Clarke] almost took one out in the first game. I mean, they did a fantastic job because it is really tough for a good hitting team to face slower pitching and these girls didn't struggle at all today."