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November 9th, 2011

City to pay for runoff election

November 10, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The City of Blackfoot will have to pay an estimated $6,000 to have a runoff election Dec. 6 after Butch Hulse narrowly missed the number of votes needed to obtain a majority of the votes in the three-person city council race.
Hulse, who received 49.7 percent of the vote and Clair L. Broadhead, who received 37.4 percent of the vote, are running for Seat 4 on the city council. The position pays $5,040 a year plus benefits.

Idaho Capitol evacuated after white powder found

November 9, 2011

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The governor's office says the Idaho Capitol was evacuated after a suspicious letter or package was found containing a white powder.

A spokesman for Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter confirmed Tuesday the state Capitol was cleared at about 11 a.m. while authorities investigated. Otter spokesman Jon Hanian says the governor was in the building at the time and evacuated along with other state employees.

Hanian says Otter has since left the grounds and is attending a meeting elsewhere.

Reva B. Corbett, 92

November 9, 2011

Reva B. Corbett, 92, born March 8, 1919, to Asa and Winnifred Baird, passed away Nov 6, 2011 in Blackfoot. 
Reva was born in Riverside and grew up in Firth, graduating from Firth High School. Reva went to school and became a nurse.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When she was 21 she served a mission for the church in the New England States. In her later years, she served two more missions, one in New Mexico, and the second in Salt Lake City in the Geneology Dept.  

November 8th

Run-off election scheduled for Blackfoot council race

November 9, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot will have a run-off election for city council seat number 4 on Tuesday, Dec. 6. City council members in Blackfoot must win by 50 percent plus one vote of the cast ballots to be declared the winner.
For seat 4, Butch Hulse had 388 votes or 49.68 percent of the vote. Clair Broadhead garnered 292 votes or 37.39 percent of the vote. Randy Herbert had 101 votes or 12.93 percent of the vote.
Blackfoot city councilmen Rich Woodfin had 703 votes. City councilman Farrell Cammack earned 663 votes. Each of these men ran unopposed for their council positions.

Paisley Studios grand opening Thursday

November 9, 2011

BLACKFOOT — When Paisley Studios moved down the street to a bigger space at their new location at 100 W. Bridge St., photographers Heather Parmenter and Kayla Evans decided to try something new.
The new studio features a full-service salon upstairs and a photography studio downstairs.
"We just wanted to do something different," Parmenter said. "We wanted to fill the space."
The salon has three stations manned by Brittney Chavez, Kristina Gregory and Laurie Shawver. They do hair, makeup and nails.

Members of church group "Count Their Many Blessings"

November 9, 2011

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. – The ride from Jackson Hole, Wyo., to Rigby, Idaho, usually takes under two hours. But, for Holly Galbraith and the seven young women traveling with her last Saturday, the day was not what they expected.
Galbraith, a 35-year old youth leader, gave herself extra time that morning allowing for slick road conditions as the group set out for an Especially for Youth church activity.

Tuesday accident near 600 West injures three

November 8, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Three people were transported to Bingham Memorial Hospital after their car struck a truck that was crossing Highway 39 at 600 West Tuesday night.
At 5:09 p.m. Tuesday, Idaho State Police responded to what was reported as a one-vehicle rollover. Upon arriving at the scene it was determined that there were two vehicles involved and the accident was not a rollover.

Radiological exposure incident reported at INL site

November 8, 2011

UPDATE 5:20 p.m. — A total of 17 Battelle Energy Alliance employees were potentially exposed to low-levels of contamination. Of the potentially exposed employees, six have tested positive for low-levels of contamination based on external surveying.

All 17 employees are currently undergoing full body scans at the Central Facilities Area Medical Facility which can take up to an hour per person.

External air sampling and radiological surveys indicate no contamination has been detected outside of the Zero Power Physics Reactor facility.

Coming up: Events happening this week

November 8, 2011

BLACKFOOT – Here is a listing of events happening in and around Bingham County this week. Check our online calendar at http://www.am-news.com for updated information during the week. If you have an event you would like posted please send it to mnews@cableone.net.
November 8
• A hot meal will be served for those in need at Jason Lee Methodist Church, 168 S. University Ave, from 5- 6:30 p.m. No charge, no IDs, no dress code; nothing but good food and fellowship. For more information, call 785-3611.
• Election Day. Polls open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

November 7th

Prep football playoffs

November 8, 2011

Class 4A
Friday
Pocatello at Middleton, 7 p.m.
At Holt Arena
Idaho State University
Hillcrest vs. Blackfoot, 5 p.m.
Class 3A
Weiser at Fruitland, 1 p.m.
At Holt Arena
Idaho State University
Snake River vs. Marsh Valley, 8 p.m.
Saturday
Class 2A
At Holt Arena
Idaho State University
Grangeville vs. West Side, 2:30 p.m.
New Plymouth vs. Firth, 5 p.m.

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