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Disaster declared in Bingham County

June 20, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Bingham County commissioners declared water shortage emergency in Bingham County on Monday.
The declaration states, "A disaster emergency is hereby declared to exist with Bingham County created by a severe water shortage creating an imminent threat to property, public utilities, etc."
Aberdeen-Springfield Canal Company made this request. It was adopted unanimously in an open special session.
General Manager Steven Howser said, "Aberdeen-Spring Canal Company (ASCC) irrigates about 62,000 acres through 200 miles of canals and laterals in Bingham and Power Counties.

Bobby McRae

June 20, 2013

Glen Robert "Bobby" McRae, Jr., 23, of Rexburg, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in Salmon, Idaho from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born March 2, 1990, in Rexburg, Idaho to Glen Robert and LaNita Peterson McRae. He attended elementary school in Burton and graduated from Madison High School in 2008. 
He was engaged to Michelle Versluys and planned to be married in July.

Norma W. Griffiths

June 20, 2013

Norma W. Griffiths was the first of six children born to Royden E. and Bertie Pack Weight.  She spent her childhood in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she was active in music and spent much of her time helping at home. 

Blackfoot reading program begins

June 20, 2013

BLACKFOOT—With orange highway cones in place and librarians dressed as construction workers, the library was bustling with parents and children Wednesday afternoon for the first day of the summer reading program - "Dig Into Reading at Blackfoot Public Library."
The fun, 'construction themed' program will keep kids busy through July with activities and the opportunity to win prizes by reading books.

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