Archive - 2013
The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, one of the most beloved Big Bands in the country, will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. this Friday at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.
The current band director is Terry Myers, a world-renowned clarinet and saxophone player.
"We play swing music from the 30's and 40's," he said.
"The music is great," Myers said. "I love it; we have a good time." Many great soloists started their careers with the Dorsey Orchestra, like Frank Sinatra, said Myers.
POCATELLO â€” "Cybersecurity Researchers" is the fancy new term for "hackers." But, whatever you call them, they are out there putting businesses, small and large, at risk of losing services, data and vital information while undermining top positions and a company's reputation.
Rita Wells, a cybersecurity specialist for the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) addressed the issue at a seminar sponsored by the Pocatello Department of Labor on Thursday.
BLACKFOOT â€” Bingham County foes collided on the softball diamond at Blackfoot High School on Thursday afternoon and when the dust had settled it was the Lady Broncos who stood triumphant with a 6-0 win over the Lady Russets of Shelley.
The win spoiled the return of Shelley head coach Brenda Whitworth who took to the visiting dugout on a field in which she had led the Lady Broncos to so many wins on in her tenure as the head coach of the Lady Broncos.
BLACKFOOTâ€” Shawn Peterson from Blackfoot is still missing.
He was last seen on Tuesday, March 26. His family has not seen or heard from him since this date.
"We've checked on a few tips and a few leads," Capt. Robert Sobieski from the Bingham County Sheriff's office. "We'd like to find him."
Peterson is 6-foot-1 with dark hair, slender build and blue eyes. He drives a 1991 or '92 two-wheel drive blue Ford truck with Bingham County plates.
If you have any information regarding Peterson, contact Debby at 681-4768 or Mavisat 785-8933.
Items of note from March 18-25.
Bingham County Sheriff
SUSPICIOUS: March 19, 9:14 a.m.: A woman said a purple Jeep is parked in front of her house and the is a male inside the Jeep that is acting suspicious.
STANDING AROUND: March 20, 12:47 a.m.: A man said there are three males standing around a vehicle off to the side of the road and he believes this to be suspicious.
Idaho Disposal Systems, a recycling business on Wilson Street in Blackfoot, closed down last fall. However, that didn't stop people from continuing to drop off their garbage (recyclable or otherwise) - creating what began to resemble a mini- landfill in the parking lot.
With the spring thaw and windy conditions, the garbage was becoming more than eyesore, blowing into yards and up and down the street; prompting complaints from residents in the area and throughout the community.
SHELLEY â€” County foes collided on Tuesday afternoon as the Shelley Russets welcomed the Firth Cougars to town for a day on the diamond. The day's festivities came down to the seventh inning of play as Firth broke a 3-3 tie with a run in the top of the frame, only to see that elation shift to disappointment when Shelley scored two runs in the home half for the 5-4 victory.
Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue signed a proclamation at a gathering at Blackfoot City Hall Tuesday morning proclaiming April 9, 2013 as the "Mayor's Day of Recognition for Volunteerism and National Service."
Volunteer representatives from about 20 non-profit service organizations from the community gathered for the signing which was coordinated with the help of Henry Henscheid of Blackfoot. He volunteers on the Serve Idaho Commission, a division of the idaho Department of Labor, encouraging volunteerism around the state.
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.