January 13th, 2015
SEATTLE (AP) â€” A black Labrador named Eclipse just wants to get to the dog park. So if her owner takes too long finishing his cigarette, and their bus arrives, she climbs aboard solo and rides to her stop â€” to the delight of fellow Seattle bus passengers.
KOMO-TV reports that local radio host Miles Montgomery was amazed to see the pooch get off the bus, without an owner, at a dog park last week.
The dog and her owner, Jeff Young, live right near a bus stop.
Two Blackfoot firemen were promoted on Monday.
Ben Hirschi is Blackfoot's new Fire Marshal. David Lewis has been promoted to lieutenant on "A" shift in the Blackfoot Fire Department.
"They earn these positions by testing and interviews," said Blackfoot Fire Chief Kevin Gray. "I'm excited to have them both on board.
"They both have done well in their careers so far," the chief said. "It's great to have these promotions."
It's been eight to 10 years since Blackfoot has had a fire marshal, Gray said.
Hirschi said, "As the fire marshal, I will be working with pre-plans and training."
#1 â€” Stoddard teacher on Rose Parade Float on Jan. 1
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€” Watch for Stoddard Elementary teacher Melissa Hunt on top of the Farmers Insurance float in the Rose Bowl Parade on Jan. 1.
Hunt is one of five $100,000 winners of the Farmers Insurance "Dream Big Teacher Challenge." This challenge took place throughout 2014.
Hunt and her proposal were sponsored local agent Gina Wixom of Farmers Insurance.
"All money goes to I.T. Stoddard Elementary," said Wixom. "The $100,000 award will be spent exactly how Melissa wrote her proposal."
â€¢ Swearing in of county officials at noon in courtroom #1. The county officials who will be sworn in are Whitney Manwaring, Mark Bair, Pam Wray Eckhardt, Tanna Beal, Ronald Simmons, and Mike Gardner.
â€¢ Community Dinner Table will serve a hot meal for those in need at Jason Lee Methodist Church, 168 S. University Ave, from 5-6:30 p.m. No charge, no IDâ€™s, no dress code; nothing but good food and fellowship. For more information call 785-3611.
FIRTH â€” Recognizing the signs of depression and learning coping skills were the topics of an assembly presented at Firth HIgh School (FHS) last Thursday.
FHS senior Kasidy Belnap selected this project for her senior topic and for her Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) project because she has dealt with depression herself.
Firth trustees approved a student's FCCLA project before it could also be used as his or her senior project.
See Monday's Morning News for the full story.
BLACKFOOTâ€”The low gas prices are a holiday gift that just keeps on giving. With gas prices averaging around $2 per gallon, not only were retail businesses up during the holiday season, but companies that are in the transportation or delivery business are benefiting as well and passing the savings onto their customers.
Many trucking firms are putting the savings from lower fuels back into their business by hiring more drivers and warehouse workers.
BLACKFOOT â€” At last years 4A District 5/6 tournament the Blackfoot Broncos were involved in a battle with eventual district champion Bonneville.
The Bees had one of the best teams in the state last year and ended up with a handful of state placers.
Friday night the Bees returned to Blackfoot, but this time they were wrestling as 5A members and part of a quad match with Rigby and Hillcrest.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot City Council moved to proceed with the annexation of the Smith property off of Highland Drive and the Mikesell property off of East Airport Rd. at Tuesday's city council meeting. However, the city will hold off on the annexation of Baker/Thomas property on Highland Drive until a development letter regarding the property is reviewed by attorneys.
The city's planning and zoning director Rex Orgill said that the city's motivation behind annexation is so they [city leaders] can better manage the city's growth.
See the full story in Friday's Morning News.
THOMAS â€”Â Trailing by five with 3:30 left in the game the Snake River Lady Panthers had the opportunity for a six-point play after a pair of Shelley fouls, one being a technical.
But the Panthers went 2-for-4 from the foul line and then turned the ball over on the ensuing possession.
Shelley closed out the quarter on an 8-1 run to earn a 53-42 victory and a sweep of the season series with the Panthers.
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Shelley 52, Snake River 43
Shelley 13 14 13 12 â€” 52
Snake River 8 7 20 8 â€” 43