Archive - 2013
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.
Ominous storm clouds loomed over the Eastern Idaho State Fair Grounds Thursday evening threatening the first grandstand concert of the week featuring country star Chris Young. Thankfully, the only thunder was the thunderous applause and the roar of the crowd from the near sold out audience who came for the concert.
SHELLEY â€” For 79:40 the Shelley High School girls soccer team played with and even at one time led a very feisty Rigby squad.
But with the seconds winding down Rigby's Kaylin Jensen sent a free kick into the upper left corner of the goal from 35 yards out to give the Trojans a 3-2 over the Lady Russets.
Wilmer E. Wheeler, â€śWimpâ€ť, passed away on Sept. 1, 2013 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.Â He was 81 years old.Â
Wilmer was born in 1932 in Moreland.Â He is the son of Austin and Lurlean Wheeler.Â Wimp loved his family the most, but horse racing, fishing, farming and ranching were all close seconds.Â He was always willing to give a helping hand, a friendly wave and a beautiful smile.Â Â Â