Archive - 2013
BLACKFOOT âRandy Smith officially resigned from his position as a prosecutor in the Bingham County prosecutorâs office on Thursday, June 6,
said Bingham County Prosecuting Attorney Cleve Colson. Smith was hired as a
prosecutor in the county office in August 2010. He was the prosecuting attorney on some high-profile cases. These included the sexual abuse case of former Snake River Junior High principal Christopher Cox in 2012 and the
âhazingâ cases against Logan Chidester, Nathan Walker and Tyson Katseanes in 2010.
The Blackfoot Fire Department recently received a $5,000 grant from Basic American Food to help purchase a fire extinguisher simulator.
âThis is for training,â said Fire Chief Kevin Gray. âThe simulator will be used for classes and for training.
Without the simulator, 30 to 40 fire extinguishers need to be filled for training exercises.
The simulator has a screen like a television set. As the firemen train with fire extinguishers, the simulator tracks them as they âpull, aim, squeeze and sweepâ with fire extinguishers.
âIt saves you dollars and is a little less risky,â Gray said.
POCATELLOâWhether you're a staunch believer in Bigfoot or just mildly curious about the elusive creature, you'll want to check out the "Walking With Bigfoot" Convention at the Clarion Inn in Pocatello on June 15.
Author Becky Cook, who grew up hearing stories of "Bigfoot on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation and wrote the book "Bigfoot Lives in Idaho," organized the event and is pleased to welcome some renowned speakers on Bigfoot to the convention.
The National Trappers Association's 12th annual Western Trapping & Outdoor Expo is taking place this weekend at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds.
Thirty-five vendors are on site. From 1,200 to 1,500 people are expected to attend this three-day expo that started Friday and ends Sunday.
The animal 9-year-old Dawson Kramer likes to trap is a muskrat. Dawson and his family are from Fairfield.
His dad, Rusty Kramer, said he learned trapping from his dad and grandpa.
"We never did fishing," Kramer said. "We trapped."
He sells the skins for mittens, hats or taxidermy.
BY JASON ENES
AMMON â A night after watching a late comeback fall short, the Shelley Russets American Legion baseball team retook the field of Hillcrest High School for day two of the Idaho Falls tournament.
While the Russets did a lot of things right during their two games, one thing came back to bite them every time, and those were walks.
BLACKFOOT â 77 fifth graders from Blackfoot elementary schools, and one fifth grader from Fort Hall, were awarded a free bike from Phil Meador
Toyota, for succeeding in their Perfect Attendance Spells Success (PASS)
BLACKFOOTâ It's truly a wonder what one loving and strong male influence can have on one's life.
Some people call this man their grandfather, brother, uncle, or family friend; but most refer to this man as their father.
We asked our Facebook friends why they feel that their dad is the best dad in the world, and we were truly touched by their response.
MORGAN'S BRIDGE â The wagons didn't show up for the commemorative Wagon Train but about 30 riders took advantage of the trail ride.
Morgan's Bridge was the campsite on Thursday.
The trail ride continues today from Morgan's Bridge to the lunch site at Trail Creek Road. Tonight's camp will be set up at Miner's Creek Road.
Everyone is welcome to join the trail ride at any point.
Musicians performed Thursday evening. Cowboy poetry will be featured tonight.
The ride ends at Cedar Creek on Saturday. At 1 p.m. on Saturday, the county is sponsoring a free barbecue at Cedar Creek.
AMMON â With the bases loaded and two outs and the game tied 8-8, Shelley's Konnor Gilstrap stepped to the plate looking to drive in the go-ahead run.
After working a 2-0 count, Gilstrap took a hack at a fastball that appeared to be right down the middle. But instead of depositing the ball into the outfield for a hit, Gilstrap popped out to the first baseman to end the inning.
Gene William Speas, 85,of Blackfoot passed away Monday, June 3, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital from natural causes. Gene was born Nov. 4, 1927, in Woodville to William Edwin and Violet Elvira (Hammer) Speas. He was raised on a farm during his childhood and was always around animals and learned to love them, especially âlittle animals.â