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Archive - Jun 2013

June 6th

Shelley comeback falls short

June 7, 2013

AMMON — With the bases loaded and two outs and the game tied 8-8, Shelley's Konnor Gilstrap stepped to the plate looking to drive in the go-ahead run.
After working a 2-0 count, Gilstrap took a hack at a fastball that appeared to be right down the middle. But instead of depositing the ball into the outfield for a hit, Gilstrap popped out to the first baseman to end the inning.

Gene William Speas, 85

June 6, 2013

Gene William Speas, 85,of Blackfoot passed away Monday, June 3, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital from natural causes. Gene was born Nov. 4, 1927, in Woodville to William Edwin and Violet Elvira (Hammer) Speas. He was raised on a farm during his childhood and was always around animals and learned to love them, especially “little animals.”

Another Route to Become a Teacher

June 6, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Chris Herres of Blackfoot worked in
mining and industry for a number of years. She taught
classes in safety and similar subjects.
“This is an investigation, not a commitment,” said
Herres of her interest in the program. She added that
she has long enjoyed teaching.
On Wednesday she explored a program called
American Board. It provides individuals interested in
changing to a teaching career an alternative to a traditional
path to a certificate.
Cherri Sabala, the Idaho representative, said the
program takes up to a year to complete. It requires a

June 5th

Blackfoot Legion splits with Pocatello

June 6, 2013

BLACKFOOT — The start of the 2013 American Legion baseball season was delayed by a couple of days for the Blackfoot Broncos thanks to a scheduling error.
But the layoff did not seem to have any ill affects as the Broncos earned a doubleheader split with the Pocatello Razorbacks Wednesday at Blackfoot High School.

Former Blackfoot athletes file amended complaint

June 5, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Attorneys from the Blaser & Oleson law firm in Blackfoot have filed an amended complaint and demanded a jury trial on the tort claim filed on behalf of the plaintiffs of the case known as a "hazing" case. That case dominated news coverage for significant portions of 2010 and 2011.
A tort claim alleges civil wrong (other than breach of contract or trust) for which law requires damages.
Attorneys Jeffrey Thomason and Stephen Blaser are representing plaintiffs Logan Chidester, Nathan Walker and Tyson Katseanes.

June 4th

Relay For Life honors cancer survivors

June 4, 2013

A luau-themed American Cancer Society 'Relei' for Life Survivor Dinner for cancer survivors of Bingham County and their respective caregivers was truly a heartfelt event on Tuesday.
"This is one more celebration for our cancer survivors. We hope that it provides support to them all and their caregivers," says event committee member Kathy Dietrich.
A survivor's dinner is held every year right before Relay for Life, and this year the luau-theme took the cake. The meal consisted of pineapple marinated Ham, potatoes, rolls, salad, ice cream, and cookies.

City Council votes to raise mayor's pay

June 4, 2013

Members of the Blackfoot City Council approved an increase in the mayor's salary at Tuesday's meeting.
Following a motion by councilman Bart Brown to raise the salary to $60,000 per year, members voted 3-1 for approval with councilman Chris Jensen dissenting.
"A lot of city employees have been getting 3 percent raises," Jensen said. "This would be an awfully quick jump."

Today's the day to chronicle A Day in the Life of Bingham County

June 4, 2013

Today's the day. It's time to record "A Day in the Life of Bingham County," starring you.
Keep track of what you do, through photos and descriptions. Do it at home, at work or at play. When the day is over, put your story and photos together and email them to
Don't hold back. Share the photos and descriptions of your joys, your family and your friends with the rest of the community.

June 3rd

Wagon ride to celebrate Idaho's 150th anniversary

June 4, 2013

To celebrate Idaho's sesquicentennial, that's 150 years since Idaho became a territory, Bingham County commissioners are sponsoring a commemorative wagon train, trail ride and barbecue this week.
If interested to participating in the wagon train or barbecue, make a reservation with commission clerk Lynette George at (208) 782-3013 or email her at
The wagon train begins at 10 a.m. this Thursday. The barbecue begins at 1 p.m. Saturday for everyone who wants to come.

May 31st

Blackfoot High sends seniors into the world

June 1, 2013

Amongst the sea of green and white hats lie the hopes and dreams of Blackfoot High School seniors. The message of the night was clear as classmates spoke of never giving up despite trials and adversity. That's a message designed to carry on in the hearts of each of the seniors in the BHS class of 2013.
The speakers —Tyler Cannon, Jacob Denning, Benjamin Hong and Caitlin Tripp — all sent the message "never give up… pursue your dreams" to the attentive seniors.

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