Archive - 2014
BLACKFOOT â€”Â Four of the five Bingham County schools are still alive as the high school football playoffs move into the quarterfinal round.
With a victory this week a berth in the semifinals awaits, but none of the four games will be easy, one South Fremont at Snake River will be a rematch of a week one meeting.
Shelley will take on the state's top 3A team in Gooding and Aberdeen will host two-time defending state champion Declo.
After a much deserved week off Blackfoot will host high-scoring Sandpoint in the 4A playoffs.
Local Election Results
COUNTY COMMISSIONER DIST 1
Mark R. Bair (REP) . . . . . . . 9,086
COUNTY COMMISSIONER DIST 2
Whitney Manwaring (REP). . . . . . 9,135
Pam Wray Eckhardt (REP). . . . . . 9,257
Tanna Beal (REP) . . . . . . . . 9,181
Ronald J. Simmons (REP). . . . . . 9,314
Mike Gardner (REP) . . . . . . . 9,194
7TH DIST CRT JUDGE - Jon J. Shindurling
Bruce L. Pickett . . . . . . . . 4,829
It's no surprise, Bingham County votes Republican.
The election for officers Bingham County was determined in the primary election. No county officer had opposition in the general election. All were elected on Tuesday.
By 11 p.m., 28 of the 29 precincts in Bingham County had reported.
Election totals for county officers were:
Steve Bair was reelected as the State Senator from District 31 (Bingham County). He received 8,148 votes.
Neil Anderson was reelected State Representative in District 31, position A. He received 8,187 votes.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) â€” Idaho Republicans aren't at risk of losing their supermajority control after Tuesday's general election, but a handful of Democratic challengers have ponied up big money and released critical campaign ads in hopes of defeating their GOP opponents.
At stake: superintendent of public instruction, control of the Idaho Land Board and the loss of key GOP allies if Democrats win vulnerable seats in both legislative and statewide races.
FIRTH â€” After a solid senior season for the Firth Cougars Jackson Thompson was names the 2014 Nuclear Conference Player of the Year Tuesday by the league's coaches.
Thompson was one of nine different Cougars to earn all-conference honors for their play during the season.
Quarterback Brodie Cate was named to the first team. Lucas Orme was named a first team wide receiver and a first team defensive back.
On defense the Cougars got at least one player to each position of the all-conference team.
Dallan Bingham was named to the second team offensive line and the first team defensive line
Marcia Davis Fernandes of Tarzana, Calif., and Jeannette Detmer Seamons of Bozeman, Mont. teamed to earn bronze medals at the womenâ€™s doubles table tennis competiton at the Huntsman World Senior Games competition in St. George, Utah, early last month. The two women are 1957 graduates of Blackfoot High School.
(Boise) â€“ Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is warning Idahoans about a telephone-related voting scam unfolding across the state on Election Day.
Complaints reported to the Attorney Generalâ€™s Consumer Protection Division indicate that someone is calling potential voters and offering to pay them $25 for their votes.
â€śBribing someone for their vote is a crime,â€ť Wasden said. â€śIf anyone receives a call like this, I urge you not to engage the caller and to hang up the phone immediately.â€ť
Remember to vote, then check back here after county officials release the results at 9 p.m. We will have statewide results as they become available, too.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) â€” A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights.
Dwight Pink Jr., 44, says in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in July that guards have used the policy to deny him an art book, "The Atlas of Foreshortening," which uses nude models to help show how to draw the human form.
Pink says the ban is a violation of his free speech rights and serves no meaningful objective in prison.