Archive - 2013
BLACKFOOTâ€”While four of Blackfoot's mayoral candidates may be resting this week, for Paul Loomis and Dan Cravens - it's time for a second round.
It's no surprise that the six man mayoral race has resulted in a runoff election between the two candidates with the most votes - from Tuesday's city election. It's a city law that a mayoral candidate receive 50 percent of the votes (plus one) in order to claim the election. Loomis received the most votes of 667, followed by Cravens - who garnered 452 votes. The two will go 'head to head' in a runoff election scheduled for Dec. 3.
POCATELLO â€” The last time the Idaho State and Portland State football teams met, the Vikings rolled all over the Bengals racking up 77 points and almost 800 yards of total offense in a 77-10 victory in Portland last season.
Election night featured close elections and some surprises.
Paper ballots were used in the 10 elections across the county.
Blackfoot will have a runoff election in the mayoral race.
Votes totals in the Blackfoot race are:
Â° Paul Loomisâ€”667 votes at 39.282 percent
Â° Dan Cravensâ€”452 votes at 26.62 percent
Â° Rick Biglerâ€”251 votes at 14.782 percent
Â° Carlos Mercadoâ€”171 votes at 10.071 percent
Â° Carlos Martinezâ€”90 votes at 5.3 percent
Â° John Hooblerâ€”65 votes at 3.838 percent
SHELLEY â€” Shelley cross-country runners Mark Crandall (on left) and Austin Stewart prepare to sign their 3A victory banner Tuesday. For the first time, the Shelley boys' harriers won the state 3A cross country contest. Stewart was the number one runner in the 3A contest.
Chris Blake truly was larger than life. Any person that knew him can attest to that. Every aspect of his life was performed at full throttle. This began with the unconditional love he had for his family. Everything he did in life stemmed from his devotion to loved ones. He married the love of his life, Amanda Blake, in 1984 and began an incredible 29 year journey. Chris is also survived by his four children â€“ Heidi, Matt, Joe, and Miranda.
Nelda Faye Clements Swearingen, 85, of Basalt, passed away peacefully on Oct. 30, 2013, at The Gables of Ammon. She is now reunited with her beloved husband, Jim Swearingen, daughter Glenda Swearingen, and son Rodney Swearingen.
Â Nelda was born Jan. 16, 1928, in Idaho Falls to Elias G. Clements and Harriet A. Albright Clements.Â She grew up and attended schools in Idaho Falls.
On Aug. 3, 1944, she married Jim Cecil Swearingen at Idaho Falls.Â Nelda and Jim made their home in Basalt.
BLACKFOOTâ€”A free fun, interactive 6-week program called "Eating Smart - Being Active" will be offered - starting this evening - and every Tuesday night in conjunction with the Community Dinner Table suppers at Jason Lee Methodist Church in Blackfoot. The classes will run about one hour from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The classes, which will be taught by nutritionist Denise Durocher from the University of Idaho Extension office in Pocatello, will cover healthy eating and cooking for less, planning meals, saving money at the grocery store, food safety and being active.
It took less than four minutes for the Idaho State menâ€™s basketball team to show the fans in Reed Gym their new look offense and defense.
No, coach Bill Evans' patented 2-3 zone is not gone; it has just been improved thanks in part to an influx of new talent and a pressure trapping perimeter defense.
In those opening minutes the Bengals forced a handful of turnovers and got five quick points from Andre Hatchett as ISU ran away with a 97-54 win over Dickinson State in the exhibition opener at Reed Gym Monday night.
Value tickets are available for those who would like to see the acclaimed "California and Montreal Guitar Trios" perform at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC) Thursday at 7:30 p.m - at a discounted price.
Susan Mann, BPAC programming director, announced on Monday that $10 tickets will be offered for the last 10 rows of the auditorium.
PINGREE â€” Music teacher Rebecca Battle may live in a small town, but her students are achieving â€śbigâ€ť things under her instruction.