Archive - 2013
BOISE (AP) â€” Fire managers expressed optimism Sunday in their battle against a wildfire that has scorched nearly 160 square miles and forced the evacuation of 2,300 homes near the central Idaho resort communities of Ketchum and Sun Valley.
Officials said the blaze had grown by only about 12 square miles because of cloud cover the day before and the arrival of additional crews and equipment. Many firefighters worked Sunday to create protective firebreaks, or gaps in vegetation.
BLACKFOOT â€” It's amazing what history can be gained by comparing photos.
Two four-foot by five-foot photos compare aerial views of Blackfoot. One photo was taken in 1961 or 1962. The second photo was taken by pilot Nyle Tanner in 2012.
Taking a copy of the 1961 photo with him, Tanner was able to photograph Blackfoot and the area around it from the same angle.
The bridges over the interstate can be identified in 1961 but there is no interstate. The Snake River also flowed on the west side of what would become the interstate.
ABERDEEN â€” It has been a wild week for the Aberdeen High School football team.
First head coach Cory Hollingsworth resigned last Wednesday to take a teaching and coaching job in Oregon and defensive coordinator Derek Jolley was named interim head coach.
Practice opened for the team on Monday, two days later athletic director Cody Park named Jeff Duffin the teams new head coach.
The Bingham County Historical Society in Blackfoot is the first in the state to feature the Idaho State Historical Society's traveling exhibit. The exhibit is an eight-screen panel display featuring photos and descriptions of 27 pivotal years (1863-1890) in Idaho's history, including a piece on famous anti-Mormon activist Fred T. Dubois, who was from Blackfoot.
As a result of Tuesday's sudden windstorm, three trees toppled on top of each other and came to rest on top of Lynda Thompson's house.
At 2:55 p.m. on Tuesday Thompson heard a crashing sound outside of her home.
"I thought it was the tree right next to the living room that had fallen over on my house, but I went outside once the windstorm was over and discovered that it was three trees that toppled on top of each other on the opposite side of the house," said Thompson.
Thompson had planned on mowing the lawn earlier that day, but was grateful that she chose not to.
POCATELLO -- There was a theme to the Idaho State soccer teams exhibition opener against Salt Lake Community College Tuesday afternoon; missed opportunities.
The Bengals spent much of the game within five yards of the top of the goal box, and despite the heavy attack the Bruins goalies faced, the goals were few and far between.
Carol Ann Holm Esplin, beloved wife and mother, passed peacefully, Aug. 10, 2013 surrounded by her loving family, from a lingering illness.
She was born March 13, 1935 in Idaho Falls to Arthur and Thelma Holm.Â She was the second of two children.Â Â At age two her family moved to a farm near Basalt.Â She attended school in Basalt and graduated from Firth High School.Â She went to business college and worked for a bank and tire company.Â Her secretary and accounting experience benefited her throughout her life as she took care of the bookwork for the family farm.
Robert L. â€śBobâ€ť Andersen, 89, passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at Touchmark at Meadow Lake Village in Meridian.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2920 Cassia Street, Boise. There will be a viewing at 10:30 a.m., prior to the services at the church. Burial will be on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Grove City Cemetery in Blackfoot.
Elvira Packer Adams Jeffs, 96
Elvira took her first mortal breath in Virginia, Idaho, Nov. 8, 1916.Â She was the second of nine children born to Nessie Mecham Packer and Edsel Hyrum Adams.Â Her brothers and sisters include Una (Tate), Dean, Hyrum, Raymond, Edna (Manwaring), Norma (Furniss), Donna (Springer), and Darrell.Â She has spent most of her years in the Idaho Falls and Blackfoot area.
Times were hard, yet happiness and love radiated from the Adams home--wherever that home may have been.Â Her life has been filled with memorable eventsâ€”which are just as vivid today as they were then.Â
IDAHO FALLS â€“ Two Bingham County women have spent the past two weeks teaching visually-impaired and blind children in the Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) program.
The day camp went from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday, for two weeks. Classes were in the Parks and Recreation building in Idaho Falls. The camp ended last Friday.
Â â€śWe help children become more confident in what they do,â€ť said Vicki Bateman from Shelley.
â€śWith more confidence comes the understanding that itâ€™s O.K. to be blind,â€ť said Sandy Streeter from Blackfoot.