November 20th, 2011
BOISE â€” A Blackfoot teen died Sunday after she was injured in a serious accident Saturday south of Smith's Ferry.
POCATELLO â€” The Eastern Idaho Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee's new training center in Pocatello was dedicated Friday night to Jon F. Walters. Walters is a longtime member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 449 and is a resident of Moreland.
Walters retired in 2008, capping a 48-year career with the IBEW. He completed his Inside Apprenticeship Program in 1960 and became a journeyman wireman. He served as business manager of Local 449 from 1977 to 1982.
POCATELLO â€“ The Blackfoot Broncos faced a desperate, gambling, unconventional Middleton team on Friday night in the class 4A State Football Championship game and in the end; the Broncos proved that they were indeed the number one team in the state as they captured their third state title in the last five years with a 42-24 victory.
â€śWe knew that it was going to be a tough game,â€ť Blackfoot head coach Stan Buck said. â€śThat was a good, good game and Iâ€™m just real happy for the kids that they were able to get it done. Now we can relax, rest and enjoy the winter sports season.â€ť
POCATELLO â€“ The Snake River Panthers took the lead on the second play from scrimmage and then out slugged the defending 3A state champion Fruitland Grizzlies 35-33 to capture yet another state title for the historic Panther football program at Idaho Stateâ€™s Holt Arena on Friday evening.
â€śYou only get so many moments like this in your lifetime and I am just so proud of the kids and what they accomplished tonight,â€ť Snake River head coach Jeff Dalley said.
BLACKFOOT â€” In October, Ashfork Sanitation received the bid to haul solid waste from Bingham County's transfer station to Bannock County Landfill. Ashfork's bid was $7.60 per ton.
Thursday, Richard Stokes, owner of Ashfork Sanitation, and the Bingham County commissioners agreed to a "hold harmless clause."
"That's legalese for everyone walks away clean," said Mark Cornelison, Civil Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Bingham County.
The two issues of disagreement were the unevenness of the loads (weight consistency) and the loading itself.
Snake River defeated Fruitland 35-33 to win the 3A State Football Championship Friday night at Holt Arena.
BOISE â€“ Members of the families of murder victims Stacy Baldwin, Nolan Haddon and Susan Michelbacher witnessed the administration of justice on Friday.
They watched from outside the execution chamber as Paul Ezra Rhoades, convicted in the 1987 deaths of the three, was executed. He received a lethal injection of drugs in the execution chamber of the Idaho Maximum Security Institution at 8:53 a.m. and Erwin Sonnenberg, the Ada County coroner, pronounced Rhoades dead at 9:15 a.m. Friday.
Gov. Otter releases statement on execution of Rhoades
BOISE â€” Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter released this statement today following the execution of Paul Ezra Rhoades.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) â€” Idaho prison officials executed Paul Ezra Rhoades on Friday for his role in the 1987 murders of two women, marking the state's first execution in 17 years.
Rhoades, 54, was declared dead at 9:15 a.m. at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution after being administered three separate drugs that make up the state's new lethal injection protocol.
In his final statement, Rhoades said goodbye to his mother, apologized for one of the murders he was convicted of, and forgave state officials for the execution.
THOMAS â€” It took a while longer than expected but in the end, the Rich Dunn era of Snake River Lady Panther basketball got off to a successful start as the Lady Panthers opened their season with a 46-37 victory over Sugar-Salem on Thursday evening.
The start of the game was delayed by an hour and fifteen minutes due to the freshman and junior varsity games running long. In fact, the junior varsity game had to go into overtime before it was decided by a game winning basket by Kara Polatis with a second to go.