January 13th, 2012
BLACKFOOT â An envelope containing a tax payment and a white crystalline substance set off a four-hour lockdown Friday afternoon at the Bingham County Courthouse.
The substance was discovered sometime mid-morning Friday, prompting the lockdown at noon. The Region Six Hazardous Materials Response Team was called in to assist with handling and testing the substance.
FIRTH â Firth High School will have a girlsâ soccer team next fall.
Firth trustees unanimously approved the addition of girlsâ soccer to the fall sports on a two-year trial basis.
Speaking to the board members, Firth patrons Neal Yancey and Paul Jensen said they would take care of all expenses for a two-year trial program.
A two-year trial will determine the cost and the impact on other teams, Yancey said.
BLACKFOOT â The Bingham County Courthouse was placed on lockdown for four hours Friday afternoon after an envelope containing a white powder-like substance was discovered in the Treasurer's Office. A regional hazmat team was called in to handle and test the substance, which has not been identified.
BLACKFOOT âÂ The lockdown at the Bingham County Courthouse was lifted after a four hour wait Friday afternoon.
The lockdown was initiated at noon Friday after a white substance was discovered in an envelope received by the Treasurer's Office. The substance remains unidentified but testing conducted by the Region Six Hazardous Materials Response Team determined that it was not a biological or chemical threat.
Those inside the courthouseâan estimated 300 people including employees and citizensâwere allowed to leave at 4 p.m.
The Hazmat team has suited up. Wet decontamination is ready to go. They should begin preliminary testing soon.
The Pocatello hazmat team suits up to enter the Bingham County Courthouse after the building was put on lockdown because of a white substance that was found in the Treasurer's Office.
BLACKFOOT - The Bingham County Courthouse is on lockdown after an envelope containing white powder was discovered in the Treasurer's Office.
Update 3:45 p.m.: The courthouse remains on lockdown. The regional hazmat team from Pocatello has suited up and is running a battery of test on the substance outside the courthouse.
BLACKFOOT â An evidentiary hearing for Nathan Anthony Walker, age 20, is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 7. He is charged with a probation violation.
The alleged violation is being a minor in possession of alcohol on Dec. 22.
Defense attorney,Stephen Blaser requested Walkerâs evidentiary hearing be set during Walkerâs spring break. He is attending Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Ore.
Seventh District Magistrate Judge Charles Roos agreed to set the hearing in early March.
VeraThurman, 89, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 at her home.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Zelma âBettyâ Wheeler Eubanks, 92, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, Jan.
11, 2012 at The Willows in Blackfoot.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot. Family will meet with friends and relatives for one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.