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September 27th

BMH open house successful

September 27, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Free flu shots were a great draw at the open house at Bingham Memorial Hospital on Thursday. The open house ran from 5-7 p.m. People started lining up one hour before the open house started to get free flu shots.
"We have flu shots for everyone who is here before 7 p.m.," said one of the receptionists.
"I came for the free flu shots," said Sally McCasland. "I knew several of the doctors here; I've received really good care here."
Winn Larson brought his mother, Lois, for a flu shot, and then got a flu shot for himself, along with dinner.

September 26th

Lady Broncos down Bees 3-1

September 27, 2013

BLACKFOOT — For Blackfoot senior Cassandra Clarke finding the back of a soccer net is not something that is very difficult.
But Thursday afternoon against Bonneville, finding the back of the net proved to be a tough task.
Clarke's first three shots on goal were stopped by the Bonneville goalie, but in the 35th minute Clarke finally found the back of the net scoring the final Blackfoot goal as the Lady Broncos walked way with a 3-1 victory.

Family concert and petting zoo

September 26, 2013

IDAHO FALLS— Monday, Sept 30 the Idaho Falls Symphony will be hosting a Family concert and will also be having a instrument petting zoo.
Stay tuned for tomorrow's paper for more information on this opportunity for your family to get together to enjoy a fun-filled evening.

BLM seeks volunteers for National Public Lands Day

September 26, 2013

IDAHO FALLS —The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking volunteers to help them on some projects throughout the region as they celebrate the 20th Anniversary of National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday (Sept. 28).
Volunteers of all ages are welcome to pitch in celebrate the event and help spruce up some of the area's outdoor treasures. All volunteers will receive a NPLD t-shirt and a coupon for free entrance into any national park.

Bingham Memorial Hospital to conduct open house tonight

September 26, 2013

BMH to conduct open house tonight
For the MORNING NEWS
BLACKFOOT — Bingham Memorial Hospital will be the site of a physicians' open house tonight from 5-7 p.m.
Administrators are inviting members of the community to come meet the new healthcare providers working at the hospital.
That group includes:
• Ron Ellsworth, MD – Family Medicine and Obstetrics                       
• Ricky Gardner, MD – Family Medicine and Obstetrics
• Jared Kam, MD – Family Medicine and Sports Medicine
• Travis Evans, NP – Family Medicine
• Jonathan Godfrey, MD – Gastroenterology

September 25th

Panthers, Cougars roll to easy wins

September 26, 2013

Brylie Bair had 9 kills and Kenna Shelley added 3 as Snake River downed Bear Lake 25-12, 25-17, 25-14 in District 5 volleyball action on Wednesday.
The Panthers (35-5, 1-0) had little trouble with the Bears (0-1). The teams were deadlocked 4-4 in game one before Snake River went on an 8-0 run. Bear Lake led briefly again in game two, but the Panthers started with a 6-0 run in game three and methodically pulled away.
Carter and Shelley had an ace apiece while Kylee Orr had 16 assists.

Incumbent Jensen wants to retain his seat

September 26, 2013

Longtime Blackfoot city councilman Chris Jensen is the only one of four councilman who is being challenged in the upcoming city election.
Jensen, who was elected to the council in 2005, currently holds Seat 1. He is being challenged by Kenneth Ashcraft and Andy Hasselbring.
Jensen, a Blackfoot resident of 20 years, said he's not sure why his place on the council seems to be the "hot seat" that people want - but he will strive to keep it.
"I have thought about it and I'm not sure if it's because of something that I've done wrong or something that I've done right," he said.

Children accept North Bingham Library's challenge

September 26, 2013

The North Bingham County District Library in Shelley was stuffed, filled, crammed with kids and cardboard for the first "Cardboard Challenge" conducted at the library.
The idea came from the book, "Not a Box," and the online video, "Caine's Arcade," said librarian Sesha Hammond.
"We changed the emphasis from "not a box" to "not a cardboard box," she said. "This challenge helps children use their imaginations."
"[This activity] made their minds really think," said mom Jamie Kidman. "This was a good way to get out and do something during Spud Harvest.

September 24th

Community leaders address climate change in Idaho

September 25, 2013

POCATELLO—A group of students and concerned citizens gathered at the Idaho State University quad on Tuesday to hear local leaders, rancher, scientists and educators speak about climate change in Idaho. The event titled: "Time To Act, Idaho: A Climate Change Event" was hosted by a coalition of scientists, business and community leaders to help raise awareness of the impacts of extreme weather, drought and the impact on Idaho's economy and natural resources.

Lady Broncos come to close to an upset

September 25, 2013

BLACKFOOT — So close.
Those two words described the night the Blackfoot High School volleyball team had against Madison Tuesday and just how close they were from pulling an upset on the visitors from Rexburg.

 

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