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October 30th

ISU basketball ranked #3 in the nation

October 30, 2013

ISU may not be a likely participant in the Final 4 but the Bengals are ranked pretty high in this poll.

Students at SRJH hear downside of meth

October 30, 2013

THOMAS — Cyn Reneau, Idaho Meth Project Director of Development and Education, presented the downside of meth to the student body at the Snake River Junior High on Tuesday.
Junior high students were asked what they learned.
"It's bad to do drugs," said Luke Clark.
"Drugs will ruin you—your body, your brain and will hurt others," said Ashtyn Martin.
"Say 'no' to drugs," said Jack Thompson.
"I learned a lot—not to do drugs," said Max Hodge.
"If you take meth; it can possible kill you." said Mylie Capson.

October 29th

Mayoral candidates address hot topics

October 30, 2013

BLACKFOOT—Economic development, city beautification, a railroad overpass (or underpass) and working with education were the dominant topics addressed by Blackfoot's six mayoral candidates at a "Meet the Candidates" forum at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center on Tuesday night.
About 100 people attended the forum to hear candidates Carlos Martinez, John Hoobler, Paul Loomis, Carlos Mercardo, Rick Bigler and Dan Cravens address a series of questions presented by moderators Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue and businessman Gordon Wankier, branch manager of Blackfoot's Zions Bank.

Former BHS tight end Josh Hill catches first career NFL passes

October 29, 2013

NEW ORLEANS — It was a weekend of firsts for former Blackfoot High School and Idaho State tight end Josh Hill last Sunday.
Hill the undrafted free agent by the Saints caught his first two passes in the NFL Sunday in New Orleans 35-17 win over the Buffalo Bills.
Hill caught two passes for 17 yards, the longest being nine yards.
So far this season, Hill has played in all eight of the Saints games, mostly on special teams.
New Orleans currently sits at 6-1 and in first place in the NFC South.

Clarke, Oseguera lead BHS soccer honors

October 29, 2013

BLACKFOOT — After helping lead the Blackfoot High School girls soccer team to their first state tournament appearance in a decade, senior Cassandra Clarke was honored with a selection to the High Country Conference's all-conference team.

Obamacare: More than 2 million people get booted from existing health insurance plans

October 29, 2013

(CBS News) CBS News has learned more than two million Americans have been told they cannot renew their current insurance policies -- more than triple the number of people said to be buying insurance under the new Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.

Kristen Marie Menta, 24

October 29, 2013

Kristen Marie Menta of Blackfoot passed away on Oct. 27, 2013 of injuries sustained from a vehicle accident. She was born on March 17, 1989, daughter of Tom Menta and Helene Siow of Fort Hall.
Kristen lived most of her life in Fort Hall. She attended Tyhee Elementary, Hawthorne Jr. High and Highland High School. She then transferred to Sho-Ban High School, graduating in 2007.

Robert E. Lee Baker, 76

October 29, 2013

Robert E. Lee Baker was born on July 28, 1937 in Ranson, Ill., a son of Robert and Dorothy Baker. He passed away Oct. 25, 2013.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1958-1962. After serving in the Navy he worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for 28 years.
He married Alva Anderon on Dec. 17, 1971. She brought four children into the marriage, all of whom he adopted. They include Vicki (Jesse) Torres, Cindy (Raymond) Nelson, Scott (Jami) Baker and Mark Baker. Other survivors include 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Boyd James Leavitt, 80

October 29, 2013

Boyd James Leavitt, 80, peacefully passed away at his home in Blackfoot in the company of his loving family, on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
Boyd was born in Moreland on April 24, 1933 to James and Wanda Leavitt. Although he spent most of his life in and around Blackfoot, he spent two years in California, where his dad was stationed in the Navy, just before his sister Sharon was born.
He attended Blackfoot High School and at the age of 19 he married the love of his life Marjorie Swainston on Dec. 17, 1952.

October 28th

Current mayor to moderate candidate forum

October 29, 2013

As the moderator of "Meet the Candidates" night at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue will be posing questions about the future of the city to the six men who want his job.
Virtue, who is not running for re-election, will address mayoral candidates Rick Bigler, Dan Cravens, Paul Loomis, Carlos Martinez, Carlos Mercardo and John Hoobler.
All Blackfoot City Council candidates are invited to the forum as well. Incumbent Chris Jensen, Andy Hasselbring and Kenneth Ashcraft are vying for Seat #1. All other seats are unopposed.

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