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The Snake River trustees kept a tight lid on the concerns of a roomful of concerned parents and patrons who attended the trustees' December meeting on Wednesday. More than 40 people attended.
The tension in the room was palpable.
Snake River trustee chairman Bill Martin stated that no personnel matter can be brought up in open session.
"I will be more than happy to speak with individuals," he said.
"Face-to-face is best or on the phone," said trustee Kent Miller.
Trustees have authority only as a board.
FIRTH â€”Â At a table in the center of the gym of Firth High School was covered in trophies, medals and plaques of championships and other honors Firth senior Ashley Sanders has been involved in during her four years at Firth High School.
Behind the table was a pair of state championship banners and a sign that announced what Sanders friends and family where their for, Sanders cementing her future by signing her National Letter of Intent to play volleyball for the University of Great Falls.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) â€” A man has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after authorities say he drove his car into the pedestrian walkway on the Golden Gate Bridge and got it struck there.
Bridge spokeswoman Priya David Clemens told KTVU that the crash at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday wasn't directly related to the heavy rain in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The bridge walkway was empty when the wreck occurred. The motorist suffered minor injuries, but no one else was hurt.
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The Community Dinner Table (CDT) needs hams and turkeys.
"We are about 50 turkeys short this year and any assistance would be appreciated," said Ronda Cheatham, chair of the Christmas Box distribution.
"This is the first year, in the seven years she has been involved in the Christmas Box distribution, that we have needed to make a last minute plea for hams and turkeys," she said. "We are planning for 350 Christmas and have over 300 pre-registered."
Three hundred fifty is the normal number of boxes distributed each year.
There are several ways to help.
THOMAS â€” A flu bug has been working its way through the Snake River Lady Panthers over the last week.
Entering Tuesday's home game with Sugar-Salem six of the eight players on the varsity roster had flu symptoms along with head coach Rich Dunn.
And while Dunn was never use being sick as an excuse, staying competitive with a Lady Diggers team that handed the Panthers a 31-point loss two weeks ago in Sugar City.
After the opening quarter Tuesday night it looked as if the game would be a repeat performance as the one earlier in the month.
GALLOWAY, New Jersey (AP) â€” Police say a deer burst through the front doors of a New Jersey home, darted through the residence and ransacked the master bathroom.
Galloway police received a 911 call at around 3:30 p.m. Saturday from a woman reporting that a deer ran through her house while she was putting sweet potatoes in the oven. The woman said she followed the deer into the back of the house and locked it in a bathroom.
Student leaders at Blackfoot High School (BHS) spent part of Monday afternoon purchasing toys that will be distributed through the Children's Community Christmas Project.
"I like to help the community," said Kate Wheeler, president of the Blackfoot Student Council.
The student leaders said they had a good time working with this project.
"We filled five carts with toys," said Jaren Evans.
Blackfoot students purchased and contributed about $2,000 worth of toys.
The toys are for a variety of ages, from teen to babies.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) â€” Trout numbers on the Snake River below Palisades Reservoir declined an estimated 32 percent during the past year.
Below Palisades, where the Snake is known as the South Fork, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department estimated the number of trout per river mile at 3,671 this year.
But Idaho Fish and Game Department regional fisheries biologist Brett High says the downward trout trend on the Snake's South Fork isn't as grim as it appears,
High told the Jackson Hole News & Guide that trout numbers were at record highs last year in that area of the river.