Archive - 2014
TWIN FALLS (AP) â€” A life-sized, molded plastic horse that vanished from atop a south-central Idaho store in Twin Falls earlier this week has been recovered.
Vickers Western Store owner Jim Vickers tells The Times-News that a young man called Thursday morning to say they spotted the horse near Devil's Corral in Jerome County.
Vickers says he went out and retrieved the horse that needs a few repairs but will soon be back atop the store.
The horse that's been on the store's roof in Twin Falls since 1962 vanished Monday night.
About 8:30 a.m. Lavern Johnson got an unexpected knock on his apartment door.
"The cops knocked on my door and told me to leave," Johnson said. "When I asked why, they told me a guy had barricaded himself in a building across the street."
Johnson lives in the small apartment complex next to Rupe's Burgers, which is on Alice Street.
Benjamin Stewart lives a couple of blocks further away. He decided to find out what was happening after seeing a police officer in the alley near his home.
BLACKFOOT â€” A large crowd gathered at Dawn Enterprises in Blackfoot on Wednesday to celebrate the company's 40 years in business and to witness Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis sign a proclamation declaring October "Disability Awareness Month."
Dawn Enterprises, a sewing production company, employs those in the community who have social, mental and physical disabilities.
COEUR D'ALENE (AP) â€” A $350,000 claim has been filed against the city of Coeur d'Alene by a man whose dog was shot and killed by one of the city's police officers.
The claim filed Tuesday by Craig Jones also names the Coeur d'Alene Police Department and Officer David Kelley in seeking damages for loss and pain in the July 9 killing of a 2-year-old black Labrador mix named Arfee.
The claim gives the city 90 days to settle or Jones and his attorney, Adam Karp of Bellingham, Washington, say they will file a federal lawsuit.
TIJERAS, N.M. (AP) â€” New Mexico transportation officials are hoping a "singing road" along historic Route 66 will curb speeding.
Tigress Productions is creating the road between Albuquerque and the mountain community of Tijeras for a new National Geographic Channel series dubbed "Crowd Control" that will debut in November.
The road uses a series of rumble strips to create music. The driver will hear the tune as long as the speed limit is obeyed.
There are only a few such "singing roads" in the world.
SHELLEY â€” The Shelley Lady took the top four spots and the team title in the 3A District 6 cross country meet at Journey's End Golf Course in Shelley Wednesday afternoon, while junior and defending state champion Austin Stewart took home the boys individual title.
Stewart ran the course in 16:26 a full 1:03 ahead of second place Kaden Hamblin of Sugar-Salem.
Shelley's Chase Barrow came home in fifth and David Searle was sixth for the Russet boys who finished second in the team standings behind Sugar-Salem who won the event with 31 points.
BLACKFOOT â€” As Blackfoot City leaders continue to mull over the possibility of completely taking over the city's golf course, longtime golf pro Mike Dayley told the council and a large group of interested residents at Tuesday's city council meeting, that he believes its "the best plan for the city."
THOMAS â€”Â The Snake River Lady Panthers volleyball team are use to cruising through district tournaments.
But this season has not been a normal one for the defending 3A state champs, but the Panthers still earned the top seed in the 3A District 5 tournament that began Tuesday at Snake River High School.
It was not even remotely close to the prettiest game the Lady Panthers have played this year and early in set four the Snake River faithful were getting uncomfortable in their seats as the home trailed a very aggressive American Falls team.
Arland J â€śBuckâ€ť Buxton, 87, of Rexburg and formerly of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Rexburg, Idaho.
He was born June 14, 1927, at Driggs, Idaho, to John and Susie Geneva Henrie Buxton.
Arland was raised and attended school in Driggs, graduating from Teton High School.Â Following graduation he attended Utah State University, where he earned a bachelorâ€™s degree in Agronomy and participated in the R.O.T.C. program. Â
Buck served in United States Marines during World War II, in the Pacific Theater.
Bert LeRoy Chaffin, 88 of St. Helens, Oregon, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 in Idaho Falls, Idaho at Pine Brook Assisted living center.
Bert was born May 9, 1926 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Alma Leroy and Margaret Emmeline Wilson Chaffin.
He was raised in the Rose area during his childhood except from 1931-1933 when they lived in Jackson, Wyo. on a ranch where his father was a farmer on one of Pete Hansenâ€™s ranches.