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November 12th

Woman gets 5 years for Yellowstone pot trafficking

November 13, 2014

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a West Virginia woman to five years in prison for trafficking nearly 300 pounds of marijuana in a recreational vehicle through Yellowstone National Park on the last of several trips she said she made between California and West Virginia.
Daphne Watkins, 53, pleaded guilty to one felony count. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl on Friday recommended imprisonment at a minimum-security facility in West Virginia.
He ordered Watkins to forfeit the RV, a 2003 Monarch Monaco, and $3,500 in cash found inside.

Four county teams one win away from the state championship game

November 12, 2014

POCATELLO — While the weather outside has turned frightful, the high school football season is down to the final four in each of the state's six classification's.
Bingham County has continued to show its football dominance as four teams are still alive in this weekend's semifinals.
Blackfoot, Snake River, Shelley and Aberdeen will all take to the Holt Arena turf over the weekend looking to claim a spot in next week's state championship games.

ISU student on America's Got Talent

November 12, 2014

MERIDIAN – Samantha Lange, 24, had a good reason to miss her department’s new student orientation at Idaho State University-Meridian in late August.

Richard 'Chucky' Evan Huerta,  47

November 12, 2014

Richard “Chucky” Evan Huerta, 47, of Pocatello, passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at Portneuf Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 14, 1967 in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Fermin Huerta and Ella Mae Bercier.  He spent his youth in Texas and returned to Idaho in 1988.  He attended school in Falfurrias, Texas.  
In 1998 he married Brianna Power; they were later divorced.  On April 14, 2012 he married Cindy Johnson in Pocatello.
Richard worked for the City of Pocatello in the sanitation department; he was known as “I. R. Garbage Man”.

Julie Ann Daley, 60

November 12, 2014

Julie Ann Daley, 60, of Blackfoot, passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 27, 1954 in Shelley, Idaho, to Wayne Clifford and Verla Salverson.  She was attended school in Shelley and Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High in 1972.  Following high school she had various college experiences.
On June 10, 1975 she married Richard Eldon Daley in Blackfoot, Idaho.  They made their home in the Blackfoot area.

November 11th

Don't pee on the royal palace

November 12, 2014

AMSTERDAM (AP) — If you're caught short on Amsterdam's historic Dam Square, the Dutch government has a message for you: Don't pee on the palace.
The Dutch royal family uses the stately Royal Palace in downtown Amsterdam as a working palace, not a residence. But the building's dark arches provide a favored spot for urination, often at night, out of sight of police who regularly patrol the palace vicinity.
After a multimillion-euro renovation ended in late 2011, people began urinating against the palace's sandstone facade. That prompted authorities to put up a fence.

Veterans honored with assemblies

November 12, 2014

FIRTH — Speaking at the 21st annual Firth High School Veterans Day assembly on Tuesday, Col. Guy Hollingsworth said, "please understand, freedom is hard to come by and even harder to hold on to."
Quoting a former Secretary of Agriculture he didn't name, Hollingsworth pointed out that only one-half of one percent of the men and women who have been and are now on the Earth have enjoyed the freedom "that you and I enjoy today. Many people are envious of what we have."

Nelson takes home Nuclear Conference Player of the Year honors

November 11, 2014

FIRTH — Bailey Nelson has been one of the top players in the Nuclear Conference for the last few season for the Cougar volleyball team.
Late last week Nelson was rewarded again for her stellar play helping lead the Cougars to a Nuclear Conference title and a runner-up finish at the 2A state tournament two weeks ago when she was named Nuclear Conference Player of the Year.
Nelson was one of six Cougars six players to earn all-conference honors.

LaWanna Rowsell Winters Fifield,79

November 11, 2014

LaWanna Rowsell Winters Fifield,79, passed away Nov. 7, 2014 at Ashley Manor Memory Care in Pocatello, Idaho of Alzheimer's Diease.

Katherine Terry Ellis, 66

November 11, 2014

Katherine Terry Ellis, 66, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 at Bingham Memorial Hospital due to sudden heart failure. She has been battling follicular lymphoma for the past five years. 
Kathy was born July 30, 1948 in Raymond, Alberta, Canada to Archie Terry and Muriel Katherine Webster. She spent her childhood in Lethbridge, graduating from L.C.I. high school. She then graduated from Ricks College and attended BYU. She went on to finish her education at Idaho State University to become a fifth grade teacher at Snake River Middle School.

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