Archive - 2013
BLACKFOOT â€” Bingham County commissioners declared water shortage emergency in Bingham County on Monday.
The declaration states, "A disaster emergency is hereby declared to exist with Bingham County created by a severe water shortage creating an imminent threat to property, public utilities, etc."
Aberdeen-Springfield Canal Company made this request. It was adopted unanimously in an open special session.
General Manager Steven Howser said, "Aberdeen-Spring Canal Company (ASCC) irrigates about 62,000 acres through 200 miles of canals and laterals in Bingham and Power Counties.
Glen Robert "Bobby" McRae, Jr., 23, of Rexburg, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in Salmon, Idaho from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born March 2, 1990, in Rexburg, Idaho to Glen Robert and LaNita Peterson McRae. He attended elementary school in Burton and graduated from Madison High School in 2008.Â
He was engaged to Michelle Versluys and planned to be married in July.
Norma W. Griffiths was the first of six children born to Royden E. and Bertie Pack Weight.Â She spent her childhood in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she was active in music and spent much of her time helping at home.Â
BLACKFOOTâ€”With orange highway cones in place and librarians dressed as construction workers, the library was bustling with parents and children Wednesday afternoon for the first day of the summer reading program - "Dig Into Reading at Blackfoot Public Library."
The fun, 'construction themed' program will keep kids busy through July with activities and the opportunity to win prizes by reading books.
IDAHO FALLS â€” The 2013 Idaho Falls Chukars are celebrating the 75th year of professional baseball in Idaho Falls, the bream is also looking to make it's first legitimate run at a Pioneer League title since the 2008 season.
With the a little help from the parent club, the Kansas City Royals, some big name prospects will be spending at least part of the summer in Idaho Falls.
BLACKFOOT â€” â€ťMusic in the Park,â€ť a summertime tradition of free concerts started by Blackfootâ€™s late city councilman Butch Hulse, will continue this summer. Local musician Doug Wareing, who directs â€śJazz House Big Bandâ€ťhas taken over the concert series, carrying on the tradition that Hulse started four years ago. â€śThe BinghamMemorial Hospitalboard of directors and administrators have graciously stepped up again this year as the major sponsor of the event,â€ť Wareing said. As in years past, the
POCATELLO â€” If there was a phrase that describes the 2013 season for the Idaho State University softball team it would have to be record breaking.
The Bengals rewrote the softball record books during the season and stamped their mark in Big Sky Conference history.
BLACKFOOTâ€”While the main "Relay For Life" event is over until next year, donations for the annual American Cancer Society fundraiser will be accepted until Aug. 31.
With a hefty goal of $150,000 - hundreds of participants, volunteers and spectators showed up for the all-night event at Blackfoot High School last weekend to help raise money and to honor and remember cancer victims.
Although the event did fall short of raising $150,000, organizers say it was still a "great success" and that it's not too late to donate.
BLACKFOOT â€” A menâ€™s health seminar will be held at the Blackfoot Elks Lodge (123 N. Ash) Wednesday, giving men the opportunity to â€śtalk about whatâ€™s really ailing them.â€ť Urologists Albert Corica and Peter Jones from Portneuf Medical Center (PMC) will be hosting the free event. â€śDiscussing urology issues and sexual health can be difficult, but is important for men to understand that certain urological issues might be
a warning sign of other, more significant health concerns,â€ť said Corica.
BLACKFOOT â€” One thing can be said about the American Legion baseball season, it's a grind.
Teams pack 40-plus games into a two month window and a lot of things can happen and usually do.
Coming into Monday's doubleheader with Jackson Hole, the Blackfoot Broncos had been playing some really good baseball holding an 8-2 record.
With so many games compressed into a short time frame, bad games will come. The Broncos had theirs Monday.