November 3rd, 2011
BLACKFOOT â€” Bingham Economic Development Corporation's first Economic Symposium Thursday highlighted potentials for economic growth in Bingham County and throughout Southeast Idaho.
Speaking at the symposium, Dan Cravens, regional economist for the Idaho Department of Labor, said Southeast Idaho has drawn interest from numerous employers and said Blackfoot is located in the center of growth between Idaho Falls and Pocatello.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) â€” The Idaho State Board of Education has given Boise State its consent to join the Big East Conference.
The board voted 7-1 Thursday to give university president Bob Kustra authority to move Boise State out of the Mountain West Conference and into the Big East.
Kustra told trustees he has had ongoing discussions with Big East representatives, though the school has yet to receive a formal invitation to join the conference.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) â€” Idaho is set to become first state in the nation to require high school students to take at least two credits online to graduate.
The state Board of Education gave the online education requirement final approval Thursday, despite heavy criticism of the plan at public hearings this summer.
The measure is part of a sweeping education overhaul that introduces teacher merit pay and phases in laptops for every high school teacher and student.
BLACKFOOT â€“ Three out of four. Not a bad first week of fearless predictions of the Bingham County teams involved in the state football playoffs. Hopefully the area teams will continue their good play on the field and I will have three more predictions next week. That said, here goes the latest round of football previews for the upcoming playoff games.
Blackfoot @ Skyview 7 P.M. Friday
BLACKFOOT â€” Six families coping with the realities of juvenile diabetes received a little assistance Wednesday from the Rollinâ€™ for a Cause fundraiser.
LAS VEGAS (AP) â€” UNLV coach Bobby Hauck says five players have been suspended and will miss Saturday's matchup with No. 5 Boise State.
Hauck says the suspensions are for violations of team rules and code of conduct. Hauck did not provide more details of the violations.
The players suspended include: freshman linebacker Peni Vea; freshman receiver Devante Davis; junior linebacker Princeton Jackson; sophomore running back Tim Cornett and sophomore linebacker Tani Maka.
Bingham Economic Development Corporation's 1st annual Economic Symposium is Thursday, Nov. 3, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Tommy Vaughn's Grill in Blackfoot. There is still space for a few more people to attend the symposium. To register call 680-8364. The cost is $25 and includes lunch.
The featured guest speaker and presenter is Dr. Gary Rhoads from BYU-Provo Entrepreneurial and Technology Department who is well-known throughout the Intermountain West as an expert in economic and entrepreneurial ventures.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) â€” Roads to most of Yellowstone National Park's popular tourist spots, including Old Faithful, are scheduled to be closed Monday for the winter season.
After the roads are closed, park staff are expected to begin preparing for limited, commercially guided snowmobile and snow coach travel during the winter season, which begins Dec. 15.
Erma Gay Gunnell Higgins, 61, of Idaho Falls, passed away Oct, 27, 2011 at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City.
Erma Gay was born Sept.19, 1950 in Preston to Parley Mitton Gunnell and Doris Wilcox Hobbs Gunnell. She grew up and attended schools in the Linrose and Burley areas and graduated from Burley High School. She continued her education at Ricks College in Rexburg and at BYU in Provo, Utah.
On March 26, 1976, she married Douglas Eugene Higgins in the Logan Utah LDS Temple. Together they raised two children.
Dolly Elizabeth Chandler Seipert, 93, formerly of Blackfoot, passed away Monday, October 31, 2011 at her sonâ€™s home in Idaho Falls.
Dolly was born on May 10, 1918 in Bancroft, Idaho to William Henry Chandler and Sara Zweifel. She lived in the Spencer and Dubois area in her youth, graduating from Dubois High School.