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Archive - Jun 2013

June 17th

Journey Church seeks aid for local family

June 17, 2013

SHELLEY – To help a young family with medical expenses and other needs, Journey Church in Shelley is hosting a benefit Bingo night on Thursday.
The family is Shaun and Amber Birch to whom twin girls were born in April. Daughter Ivy is thriving but daughter Ava started her life at
Salt Lake City’s Primary Children’s Medical Center. Ava is still struggling in the NICU there. Ava was born with three development anomalies. She has already undergone surgery to reconnect her esophagus to her stomach, which was successful. Her esophagus is too narrow for

June 15th

'Full Throttle' heading to nationals

June 15, 2013

POCATELLO — It has been quite the rodeo season for Snake River High School's Timmi "Full Throttle" Hutchings.
The 14-year old won District Four's all-around cowgirl award and the rookie of the year honors, and over the past week she had the opportunity to compete to a state title at the Idaho State High School Finals Rodeo at the Bannock County Fairgrounds in Pocatello.

June 14th

Community celebrates Relay for Life

June 15, 2013

Warm hearts made up for the chilly evening temperature as hundreds of volunteers, team members (from up to 48 teams) and spectators converged on the Blackfoot High School football field Friday evening for the all night Relay For Life - American Cancer Society fundraiser.
The annual event brings the community together - not only to raise money to fight the disease - but to celebrate, honor and remember those who have been affected by cancer.

Stephenson's ride highlight's day five

June 14, 2013

POCATELLO — Eight seconds.
That is the amount of time every bull rider wants to hold for while trying to earn a qualified ride.
For Blackfoot's River Stephenson Friday's third go was the last time to earn a qualified ride and hopefully find a way into to today's finals of the Idaho State High School Finals Rodeo at the Bannock County Fairgrounds in Pocatello.

June 13th

Latino community presents Plaza Comunitarias; unveils painting

June 13, 2013

A variety of officials celebrated Bingham County's Latino community on Thursday as the Latino Economic and Development Center (LEAD) presented the Plazas Comunitaris by the Consulate of Mexico and artist Jose Antonio Quezada unveiled a mural depicting Latino education and workers in Idaho.
Sonia Martinez, LEAD Director, described Plazas Comunitarias as a "technology-based resource center for Spanish-speaking adult learners to learn English and complete their elementary or middle school education, work towards a GED or take online workforce training."

June 12th

Local business honors law enforcement officers

June 12, 2013

It's not every day that law enforcement officers are served a free lunch while the interior and exterior of their police car is washed and shined.
However, the staff from Blackfoot's On The Spot Carpet Cleaning did just that Wednesday afternoon for the city and county officers for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
Derek Preece, owner of On The Spot, said he started the annual event nine years ago "as way of thanking the men and women who serve the community.

A wild and rainy day in Pocatello

June 12, 2013

POCATELLO — Under threatening skies and even a few rain showers the second go of the Idaho State High School Finals Rodeo got underway at the Bannock County Fairgrounds in Pocatello.

Blackfoot American Legion doubleheader cancelled

June 12, 2013

The Blackfoot American Legion baseball doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in Pocatello against the Rebels was cancelled due to rain. There is no makeup date scheduled as of yet.
The Broncos travel to Madison for a doubleheader on Thursday.

Annual dog show kicks off at fairgrounds

June 12, 2013

The Eagle Rock & Pocatello Kennel Dog Show will be held at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds Thursday-Sunday.
Organizers say this year's show will be one of largest shows held in many years featuring top dogs from around the country competing for top prizes in a variety of competitions.
The event a great family event and is free for spectators to come and enjoy.

BHS bids farewell to eight

June 12, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Besides saying goodbye to the Blackfoot High Class of 2013, students and staff also bid farewell to eight employees. The school’s English department will particularly feel the loss of staff with the departure of three teachers. Evelyn Young, who taught at the school for 24 years, retired along with Janine Shigihara, who taught there for 14 years and Barbara Golder, who taught for 12 years. Coach Jeff Marshall, who served as the school’s assistant football coach for 18 years,
has left the district to take on the position of head football coach at

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