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August 27th

Broncos squeak past Skyline

August 28, 2013

IDAHO FALLS — The schedule may have said this was the first game of the season for the Blackfoot Broncos boys soccer team, but Tuesday's opener with Skyline had all the make up of a playoff game.

Elks to raffle Herby Derby car

August 27, 2013

The Blackfoot Elks are raffling a "Herby Derby" Demolition car and giving it away at the Demolition Derby 'Kick-off' Party at the Elks Lodge on Sept. 6. The annual "Herby Derby" raffle and the ever popular Demolition Derby held each year at the Eastern Idaho State Fair, are sponsored by the Elks each year to raise money for local youth organizations.

Commissioners approve county budget

August 27, 2013

The Bingham County Commissioners approved the the 2014 county budget Tuesday morning.
"It's pretty good news," said County Clerk Sara Staub. "The economy continues to get better which will make a difference to taxpayers.
"Property owners will see a savings of $25.16 per $100,000 net taxable value (after the homeowners' exemption is applied)," she said.
The budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 has increased by 4 percent, Staub said. The increase is $1,103,232 over FY 2013.

Curt Ashton Jr., 31

August 27, 2013

Curt Ashton Jr., 31 year old long time resident of Fort Hall,  died Tuesday, August 20, 2013, in Pocatello from an extended illness.
Traditional burial services will take place at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 24th at the Sandhill Cemetery in Fort Hall.

Gayland Durney Wright, 80

August 27, 2013

Gayland Durney Wright, 80, of Blackfoot,, passed away Sunday, Aug.18, 2013 at The Emerald House in Blackfoot.
He was born Dec. 9, 1932 in Blackfoot, the son of Arnold F. And Stenna Jane Durney Wright.
He graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1950.  He then attended Utah State University in Logan and enrolled in the ROTC program.  He was a pilot in the Air Force and was stationed overseas and in the United States.
On December 19, 1978 he married Leslie Carr in Elko, Nev.  She preceded him in death on July 22, 1994.
One of his favorite pastimes was reading.

August 26th

Shelley ranked No. 1 in first Class 3A football poll

August 26, 2013

Defending champion Shelley is the top team in the first Class 3A football poll of the season.
The Russets got seven first place votes.
Snake River is ranked fourth in the preseason poll.
Firth is ranked second in the initial Class 2A poll and Blackfoot is ranked third in the first Class 4A poll of the season.
Play begins this weekend with Idaho Falls at Blackfoot, Snake River at South Fremont, Firth at Westside and Shelley taking on West Jordan, Utah, in Holt Arena.

1. Coeur d’Alene (6) 0-0 36
2. Highland (2) 0-0 33
3. Borah 0-0 15
4. Rocky Mountain 0-0 9
5. Capital 0-0 8

Blackfoot Library to close for a week

August 26, 2013

The Blackfoot Public Library will be closed Aug. 31-Sept. 7 for the installation of a new circulation program and training on its use. Patrons are invited to come to the library through this week to stock up on what they need with no circulation limits.
"We are doing our best to still accommodate the patrons while we are closed; so there will be no circulation limit prior to the closing so that everyone can get what they need to tide them over, while we are closed, " said librarian Brenda Wilcox. No fines will be assessed during the time that the library is closed.

Bigler files for Blackfoot mayor

August 26, 2013

Rick Bigler has officially become the second candidate to announce his run for mayor of the city of Blackfoot.
Bigler filed his declaration of candidacy and petition with the city on Monday, the first official day of the two-week filing period for mayoral candidacy. He was the second person to file after economist Dan Cravens, who announced in April his intention to run for mayor in Blackfoot.

August 25th

Cravens files for Blackfoot mayor

August 26, 2013

Dan Cravens, who had announced his intentions in May, filed his petition for candidacy early this morning.
In a press release he explained his reason for running.
"Blackfoot is a great community. Neighbors care about each other.  The quality of life we enjoy here is great," Cravens said.
"However, there is a threat to our quality of life.  We need better job opportunities for our citizens.  Each year we lose more and more of our youth to other communities, often far from Blackfoot, because our young people feel like they need to leave our city to find opportunity.

Wild, wet weather waters (our part of) world

August 26, 2013

After a summer with little rain, Blackfoot, Shelley and other parts of Bingham County got over an inch all at once.
About 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, rain and hail pounded the community, leaving 1.37 inches of water behind.
Hail, some as big as a quarter-dollar coin, also struck parts of the county. Shelley High School had enough of the icy stuff on the grass next to the building that it had the appearance of a snowdrift.

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