Archive - Sep 2013
BLACKFOOTâ€”The sound and smell of revving engines filled the air Saturday night at the Eastern Idaho State Fair [EISF] Grandstand Arena during the infamous Demolition Derby.
"I've been coming to the derby since I was three years old; it's in my blood," said Dakota Chavez of American Falls.
This year officials added two events to the traditional lists of divisions, including the truck and the figure eight division. Because a truck division was added, there were also k-rails set up a few feet from the grandstand walls as a safety precaution.
Despite pesky storms on and off throughout the week, officials at the Eastern Idaho State Fair (EISF) are celebrating record-breaking attendance.
EISF manager Brandon Bird said that rainstorms early in the week slowed attendance; however, the fair finished strong with sold-out grandstand shows country star Chris Young on Thursday, Celebrity Apprentice winner/country star Trace Adkins on Friday the ever popular Demolition Derby on Saturday.
"The concerts were the best ever. Amazing entertainers." said Angie Wheeler of Pocatello. "I'd go see them both again anytime."
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and residents across Idaho have reason to be proud of Fort Hall native Alexandria Alvarez, 25, who was crowned Miss Indian Nations XXI in Bismarck, North Dakota on Saturday.
The "Miss Indian Nations" is a nationwide pageant hosted by the the United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck and is an ambassador leadership program created to promote goodwill and representation of all Native tribes and nations throughout the United States and Canada.
This is Alvarez's second attempt at winning the title.
By LISA LETE
POCATELLOâ€”Two years ago, when KPVI News 6 sports director Matt Gittins posted a picture of himself on Facebook wearing a pair of ugly, green bowling pants from his high school days, he had no idea of the adamant reaction he would receive from the station's viewers. Since then he has stepped it up by wearing much "fancier" pants that have now become his "signature look" in East Idaho.
A 4-year-old boy from Blackfoot is dead after being struck by a car on Saturday.
According to Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland, the accident took place during a youth football game at Snake River High School about 5:30 p.m. Conner Covington was playing on the east side of the fence. when a woman driving a SUV prepared to leave, Rowland said the boy darted in front of the vehicle and was run over.
The child was taken to Bingham Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Rowland said the investigation into the accident is continuing.
Collaboration and â€śwe have a lot more work to doâ€ť were the two points consistently made Friday at the dedication of the Springfield Hatchery.
â€śThis is an important next step in a very important resource,â€ť said Ed Schriever, Idaho Department Fish & Game Fisheries bureau chief. â€śThis is the largest success story in recovery of an animal from Lonesome Larry to where we are now.
â€śWe are not just about raising fish,â€ť he said. â€śThis is magical but itâ€™s not magic.â€ť
Â â€śThereâ€™s science behind this,â€ť said Schriever. â€śGenetic analysis is used for the maximum amount of production.â€ť
Prayers, kind words and financial donations have been pouring in from people of all faiths from around the world, for the family of Elder Taylor Ward of Vacaville, Calif. He is the LDS missionary who died from injuries received in a car accident near Rockford on Tuesday evening. An online fundraising effort is underway to help Ward's family with funeral expenses and the cost of transporting his body back to California.
THOMAS â€” Quarterback Kade Keller scored on a pair of 7-yard runs and Brad Coombs had a 1-yard plunge as Snake River defeated Star Valley, Wyo., 22-19 in non-conference football on Friday.
Keller's second score came with 11:31 left in the fourth quarter. The Panther defense, led by Coombs, held off the Braves fourth times thereafter.
"Star Valley has had our number the last couple of years," said Panther coach Jeff Dalley. "Early on tonight we got some turnovers and had some momentum."
The Panther win broke a three-game win streak for the Braves in the series.
SHELLEY - Coming off of a undefeated season capped with a State Championship the Russets hosted the 4A Jerome Tigers in their first home game of the season.
After a slow start the Russets scored twenty one in the second half to cruise to a solid 28-7 victory.
IDAHO FALLS â€” With a seven point lead and a little more than two minutes remaining in the game the Blackfoot defense had Skyline in a fourth and nine situation at the Broncos 39 yard line.