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April 5th, 2012

Fort Hall facility progressing

April 6, 2012

FORT HALL — Each day when he goes to work, Jim Metzger sees a little more progress on the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center.
Metzger is the Director of Hospitality for the facility going up in front of the Fort Hall Casino. Thursday he and Randy'L Teton, the Tribes' public affair manager, showed the progress workmen are making on the building.
"We have between 120 and 140 employees working on-site every day," Metzger said. He added those numbers will remain fairly stable when the hotel opens for business.
"Currently we have contractors from throughout the region," Teton added.

Cougars soar over Panthers 13-3

April 5, 2012

FIRTH — There's nothing better than opening the conference slate with a win and for the Firth Cougar baseball squad, that is exactly what they did on Thursday afternoon as they ten run ruled their long time nemesis West Jefferson 13-3 in 6 innings.
"It's nice to start out the conference with a win," Firth head coach Scott Adams said. "We have a lot of new faces in the dugout and it was good to start out with a win."

April 4th

Potato Commission's icon rolls into Blackfoot

April 5, 2012

The Idaho Potato Commission is celebrating its 75th anniversary in a very big way. Commission officials have built the world's largest Idaho potato and they are taking it on a cross-country road tour.
During a brief stop at the Idaho Potato Museum on Wednesday, Paul Humbracht, driver of the spectacular spud, said, "everywhere we've been everyone has asked if it is this (Blackfoot's) potato. Ours is a bit bigger."

Ramirez one hits Beavers in 10-0 win

April 4, 2012

RIVERSIDE — Erica Ramirez tossed a 1 hit gem and the Snake River offense erupted for 10 runs on 11 hits as the Lady Panthers opened their conference slate with a convincing 10-0 win over American Falls on Wednesday afternoon.
"We'll take a ten run win anytime we can get it," Snake River head coach Kay Martin said. "It was a conference win and a conference win with authority and I am just pleased as punch with it."

Elawadly pleads guilty to second degree murder

April 4, 2012

IDAHO FALLS — Geoffrey Salem Elawadly, age 24, of Shelley pleaded guilty to the charge of second degree murder Wednesday morning before Seventh District Judge Jon Shindurling.
Elawadly appeared before the judge in Bonneville County.
In his plea agreement, Elawadly admitted to shooting a gun into a car on March 22, 2011. Using a handgun, he shot and killed 24-year-old Anthony Keith "A.J." Camp of Firth.

April 3rd

Blackfoot council approves fee increases

April 4, 2012

Blackfoot council approves fee increases

April 4, 2012

Members of the Blackfoot City Council approved increases to several city fees on Tuesday.
Effective Oct. 1, the fee for rental of shelters at Jensen Grove and other city parks will increase from $50 to $75. Participation in city recreation leagues will be $15 for everyone regardless of whether they live in the city limits or outside of them.
On May 1, the cost of an annual family pass at the Blackfoot Swimming Pool will go from $375 to $425.

Snake River Distinguished Young Women claim awards

April 4, 2012

The Distinguished Young Women scholarship program at Snake River High School presented several young girls with awards last Saturday. They included:
Spirit of Distinguished Young Women- $350- Janalyce Turpin.
Be Your Best Self- $300- Jessica Williams, Kimille Furniss, Celeste Gepford.
Scholastic- $300- Celeste Gepford, Lariss Furniss, Malorie Smout.
Interview- $300- Kayla Weight, Annie Whittier, Janalyce Turpin.
Talent- $300-Whitney Powell, Kimille Furniss, Paige Watt.
Fitness-$300-Paige Watt, Janalyce Turpin, Xenia Reyes.

Snake River Distinguished Young Women claim awards

April 4, 2012

The Distinguished Young Women scholarship program at Snake River High School presented several young girls with awards last Saturday. They included:
Spirit of Distinguished Young Women- $350- Janalyce Turpin.
Be Your Best Self- $300- Jessica Williams, Kimille Furniss, Celeste Gepford.
Scholastic- $300- Celeste Gepford, Lariss Furniss, Malorie Smout.
Interview- $300- Kayla Weight, Annie Whittier, Janalyce Turpin.
Talent- $300-Whitney Powell, Kimille Furniss, Paige Watt.
Fitness-$300-Paige Watt, Janalyce Turpin, Xenia Reyes.

April 2nd

Timely Chunks moves to West Bridge

April 2, 2012

Timely Chunks has moved. The business that features beads and homemade wares from 30 different vendors is now at 488 W. Bridge in Blackfoot.
Store hours are from noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Saturday. The store is closed on Sunday and Monday.
“Moving over here was the best move for us,” said shop owner Sydnee Hale. “With all the windows, people are able to see we have so much more than just beads.
“It gives the community another place to come for a gift,” she said.

 

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