Archive - Aug 2013
After a summer with little rain, Blackfoot, Shelley and other parts of Bingham County got over an inch all at once.
About 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, rain and hail pounded the community, leaving 1.37 inches of water behind.
Hail, some as big as a quarter-dollar coin, also struck parts of the county. Shelley High School had enough of the icy stuff on the grass next to the building that it had the appearance of a snowdrift.
Federal regulations on small business were the theme of the business roundtable hosted by Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) Friday afternoon on the University Place campus. About 30 people attended
Risch is the highest-ranking Republican) on the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
From a question about credit unions, Risch commented on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
POCATELLO â€” For the first time since fall camp began Aug. 12, the Blackfoot High School football got the chance to hit somebody else.
What was supposed to be jamboree between Blackfoot, Burley and host Highland was cut short by Mother Nature as a series of thunderstorms moved through Pocatello causing the day to halted early.
The Blackfoot School Board trustees started off on a positive note Thursday evening by recognizing the achievements of the Blackfoot High School tennis team.
For the first time ever, the boys tennis team won the district championship and were runners-up to the state champions.
District superintendent Chad Struhs said that some of the district's great accomplishments missed getting recognized when they happen in late May and we wanted to make sure that the team received the recognition that it deserves.
BLACKFOOTâ€”They can be old, new, dirty, ugly, stinky and even mismatched. Bingham County's "Distinguished Young Women" (DYW) will take all of your unwanted shoes of every shape and size.
THOMAS â€”Â Members of the Snake River High School student council want to rent parking spaces for student parking at the high school.
"What the council wants to do is number the parking spaces," said SRHS student body president Dexton Lake. "We would charge students $15 per trimester or $40 per year for their own parking spot.
"Each student's parking space would be guaranteed and he/she wouldn't need to drive around the parking lot looking for a parking space," said Lake.
ABERDEEN â€” Moving up the ladder.
That is the natural progression for a coach at any level of competition,to have success and move on.
For former Sho-Ban High School boys basketball coach Lester Stewart, that opportunity came a little sooner than expected.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -
A southeastern Idaho woman has died in an all-terrain vehicle crash near West Yellowstone.
The Montana Highway Patrol says the 84-year-old woman from Firth, Idaho lost control of the ATV she was riding as she was traveling downhill on a gravel road in Madison County. She managed to get the ATV back onto the road before it rolled. She was thrown from the vehicle and it landed on top of her.
The patrol tells The Billings Gazette the woman was not wearing a helmet and died at the scene.
Darlene Beth Bolander from Firth is the woman who died.
BLACKFOOT â€” Attorney Anne Taylor from Blackfoot appeared in court Wednesday morning on behalf of Jack York.
York is the former Internet Technician (IT) director at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
He is facing three felony counts of wire tapping (Interception of Wire, Electronic or Oral Communications) that allegedly occurred at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
The felony counts were determined by a Grand Jury of Bingham County in June 2013.
The warrant for his arrest has been quashed.
His arraignment is set for 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, before Sixth Judicial District Judge David Nye.