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January 16th, 2015

Metal garbage can causes gas leak in alleyway

January 16, 2015

BLACKFOOT — Emergency units responded to a gas leak in the alleyway between Broadway/Ash and Bridge/Judicial streets around 7:45 a.m. on Friday.
According to Blackfoot Police Chief Kurt Asmus, it appears that a garbage truck going through the alley around 7:15 a.m. inadvertently dropped or bumped a large metal garbage can which hit a gas meter, causing the leak.
Businesswoman Gracie Sanchez, owner of Flower Budz Daycare on Ash Street, and her manager could smell gas and hear the gas leaking shortly after the garage truck made its way through the alley.

Olympic champ Farrington retires due to spine condition

January 16, 2015

(AP) — Kaitlyn Farrington, the American snowboarder who pulled off one of the biggest surprises at the Sochi Olympics, is retiring because of a degenerative spine condition.

The 25-year-old raised in Bellevue, Idaho, won the gold medal on the halfpipe last year, defeating previous champions Torah Bright and Kelly Clark.

Farrington, whose family sold livestock from their ranch to bankroll her career, fell while riding last October and went numb.

Principal: Let students hurl food at intruders

January 16, 2015

VALLEY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama middle school principal wants to stockpile cans of corn and peas in classrooms for students to hurl at possible intruders as a last resort defense.
In a letter Friday, W.F. Burns Middle School Principal Priscella Holley asked parents to have each student bring an 8-ounce canned item.
"We realize at first this may seem odd; however, it is a practice that would catch an intruder off guard," she wrote in the letter, published by TV station WHNT in Huntsville.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Diet Tips & Tricks for a Healthy New Year

January 16, 2015

Blackfoot police, firemen respond to gas leak in downtown Blackfoot

January 16, 2015

Members of the Blackfoot police and fire departments responded to a report of a gas leak about Judicial and Ash streets early Friday morning. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

January 15th

Panthers hand Soda Springs its second loss of season 63-55

January 16, 2015

THOMAS — Early in the fourth quarter the Snake River Panthers held a 21-point lead over the top ranked team in 2A in the visiting Soda Springs Cardinals.
But the top ranked Cardinals did not just roll over, in fact they went on a 13-1 run to pull within 10 points.
The Panther lead shrunk to as small as six in the final two minutes before the Panthers closed out the game at the free throw line to earn a 63-55 win over Soda Springs handing the Cardinals just their second loss of the season.
For more on the game pick up the print edition or the e-edition

Snake River 63, Soda Springs 55

Blackfoot School District to seek levy

January 16, 2015

The Blackfoot School District will be asking patrons to support a $2.6 million levy in March based on a recommendation by the district's "finance advisory committee." The request was unanimously approved by all board members at the school board meeting on Thursday night.
Blackfoot patrons have supported a supplemental levy since 1981. The levy needs to be approved every two years. The last levy, for $1.975 million, was approved by voters in March of 2013. This will be the first request for an increase in the levy since 2007.

For more on this story, turn to our print or e-editions.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 Oscar Nominations Announced

January 15, 2015

January 14th

Bring the heat for the big game

January 15, 2015

(Family Features) When your friends and family gather around the screen for game day, you can give your favorite fans an extra reason to get rowdy and cheer. Take your game day menu to the next level with crowd-pleasing buffalo flavor-inspired appetizers.

The buffalo flavor has been a game day staple since 1964 when the first-ever buffalo wings were developed by Teressa Bellissimo at her Buffalo, N.Y., establishment, Anchor Bar. The wings featured one key ingredient - Frank's RedHot Cayenne Pepper Sauce.

Blackfoot grapplers get district win over Preston 51-36

January 14, 2015

BLACKFOOT — Thanks to four forfeits in the first six matches Wednesday night the Blackfoot Broncos wrestling team built a 30-6 lead over visiting Preston in the District 5/6 opener for the Broncos.
But as the night came to an end a mere 40 minutes later the visiting Indians had narrowed the gap, but not close enough as Blackfoot took down Preston 51-36 at Blackfoot High School.
The Broncos got forfeits at 98, 106, 113 and 132 pounds to start the night.
Marcus Menefee was the first Bronco to hit the mat Wednesday when he took on Preston's Kieton Keller in the 120 pound class.

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