Archive - 2013
POCATELLO â€” It was cold. It was windy. In short. It was a typical spring baseball game in Southeastern Idaho as the Blackfoot Broncos traveled south to Pocatello for a rescheduled game from an earlier season rain out.
Blackfoot entered the game looking for a regular season sweep of the Indians and by games end, that is exactly what they got as they downed the defending 4A state champions with a 10-3 ball game.
Stalker Elementary School received a check for $1,500 from Idaho Power's "Powering Tomorrow Grants" on Monday. Now in its third year, the grant campaign recognizes schools and organizations working toward unique innovative educational programs with grants up to $1,500.
The money will be used to continue the "Learn and Be Fit" exercise program at the school in conjunction with Gold's Gym in Blackfoot.
FORT HALL â€“ Keniliah Eldean Lou Morning Star Tindore went on her little journey into the spirit world on Thursday, April 4, 2013.
She was born to Regina Thorpe and Dylan Ross Tindore on April 4, 2013.
Although her time was very short here on this earth, she brought into our lives such love and joy. She touched our hearts dearly. We know the Creator will lovingly take care of her for us.
Thirteen Blackfoot High School young men took the stage last Friday night to compete for Distinguished Dude 2013.
The young men are judged, roughly, on the same points as their counterpartsâ€”the young ladies competing for Distinguished Young Women.
The guys compete in talent, fitness and strut.
Distinguished Dude 2013 is Chris Fisk. For this honor, he earned $100 cash.
Zach Later won $50 for second place. Camdon Chidester won $25 for his third place finish. Haydon Acor was fourth.
POCATELLO â€” The Fourth district High School Rodeo closed out week one of their 2013 season on Saturday morning as the area's finest prep cowboys and cowgirls took to the indoor arena at the Bannock County Fairgrounds.
The Barrel racers kicked off the festivities with 20 participants entered in the event. By days end, several fast times were clocked but none faster than Snake River freshman Timmi Hutchings. Hutchings blistered the course in a time of 15.620 which was nearly a half second faster than second place finisher Cassidy Quinn who stopped the clock at 16.093. Coming in third was Highland product Kassidy Duffin and her 16.203.
Blackfoot's Morningrose Toby and Pocatello's Alice Kordopatis engaged in a good old-fashioned pitching duel on Friday. Both struck out 13 batters but Toby came away with a 4-2 victory in the first game of a conference softball doubleheader. The Broncos won the nightcap 9-1.
BLACKFOOT â€” It's a sure sign of summertime fun in Blackfoot. The headgates are open and water is now filling the lake at Jensen Grove.
Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue said that this year's filling of the lake is starting about two weeks earlier than last year.
"Right now the reservoirs are in good shape and we can take advantage of the natural water flow coming from the Snake River until the irrigation season starts," he said.
Virtue said it will take about 10 days to completely fill the lake.
BLACKFOOT â€” A group of Blackfoot High School students have presented proposals for consideration to the Blackfoot School Board on weighted grades and how graduation speakers are selected in hopes of making a change for future generations of Blackfoot High School graduates.
BLACKFOOT â€” Helping to provide food to those who need it is a never ending job in Bingham County. Now some area food pantries have been consolidated to one location at the Blackfoot Senior Citizen Center (20 E. Pacific St.) for food pick-up every Thursday from 3-6 p.m.
According to Pam Beus, executive director of the Blackfoot Senior Center, the pantry food is provided by the Idaho Food Bank, Community Dinner Table, LDS Bishop's Storehouse and the Blackfoot Senior Citizen Center.
It's spring and many a fancy turns to riding motorcycles.
Kathy Autry was driving out of the Taco Time parking lot on Tuesday evening when she broadsided a motorcycle driven by Jesse Salas. Emergency 911 was alerted at 7:25 p.m.
Autry was driving a Buick Regal from the parking lot unto Bridge Street. She had her seat belt on. The air bags did not deploy so there wasn't a lot of speed, said Detective Paul Hardwicke and Community Program Coordinator for the Blackfoot City Police.
Autry was cited for failure to yield from an alley or driveway.