July 11th, 2011
FIRTH â€“ Saturday was the day all of Dillan Udyâ€™s planning for his Eagle Scout project came together.
Dillan and 15 members of Scout Troop 262 in Blackfoot, worked to plant 30 hybrid oak trees on the TF Ranch in Reid Valley. The objective of all this work is to provide winter habitat for wild animals, especially wild birds, in the area.
Asked why he selected this project he said, â€śIâ€™ve always been interested in the nature end of scouting.â€ť
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Broncos faced off with a talented Burley Green Sox squad on Friday afternoon and at the end of the day the Broncos emerged with a split for their efforts but dropping game one 12-5 and then rebounding for a solid 7-6 win in the nightcap.
"Burley is a good team, they are undefeated in their district so to get a split with them is pretty good," Blackfoot head coach Jeff Katseanes said.
In the first game Blackfoot succumbed to some shaky defense in the field as the Green Sox took advantage of five Bronco errors.
Eight students from Blackfoot and Mountain View Middle School science teacher Alan Southern were at Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday morning to see the final launch of the space shuttle.
These nine Blackfoot adventurers are part of the Idaho Space Grant Consortium that was awarded a NASA grant as part of NASA's Summer of Innovation Projects. Eighty students and 20 chaperones from Idaho traveled to Florida to see the launch.
Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off from Cape Canaveral at 9:29 a.m. MDT Friday.
POCATELLO â€”Elected officials from cities and counties surrounding the Fort Hall Indian Reservation met with officials from the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes for the first time in five months Friday to discuss moving forward.
The group includes the mayors of Pocatello and Chubbuck, county commissioners from Bingham, Bannock and Power counties and representatives from the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.
IDAHO FALLS â€” One of two men charged in connection with the shooting death of a Firth man in March pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of aggravated assault.
Jayson B. Burns, 22, was arrested March 22 by the Idaho Falls Police in connection to the shooting of Anthony "A.J." Camp, 24, of Firth. In exchange for his guilty plea, Bonneville County Prosecutors dismissed a second count of aggravated assault and weapons enhancements on both charges, Bonneville County Prosecuting Attorney Bruce Pickett said.
Donavon â€ťDonnyâ€ť Teton, 35 of Fort Hall, Idaho, passed on July 6, 2011 at Portneuf Medical Hospital in Pocatello surrounded by his family and friendsÂ due to a lingering illness.
Donavon was born on April 28, 1976, in Pocatello, Idaho, to Doyle and Wilma P. Teton.Â He attended elementary school at Tyhee, Broken Arrow, and East Heights Elementary at Lawrence, Kansas, and Hawthorne Junior High, Highland High School, ShoBan High School and Owyhee High School, Owyhee, Nevada.Â
BOISE â€” Afton Dorothea Hill Benson, 90 of Boise, who formerly lived in Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2011, due to a rare form of lymphoma cancer.
She was born Feb. 12, 1921, in Churchill, Idaho, to John Hyrum Hill Sr., and Olea Shipp Hill, and was the youngest of seven children. Aftonâ€™s parents were sheep ranchers and farmers who were poor in money matters during the Great Depression but had abundant love for one another and provided a happy home. Their recreation was gathering around the piano while their mother played and they sang and harmonized.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Snake River in Blackfoot is expected to rise two feet in two days, once again surpassing flood stage and approaching 11 feet by Saturday.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Snake River through this weekend. The Snake River, currently measuring 8.8 feet, will rise to 10 feet by noon Friday and 11 feet by 2 p.m. Saturday.
BLACKFOOT â€” About 50 people attended the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) hearing Wednesday night to discuss the Proposed Code Revisions Final Draft.
One point of order came about when it was pointed out that P&Z have issued two final drafts. The older version states it was last printed on April 22, 2011. The newer version is dated June 7, 2011.
The dates would be of no consequence, however, the final drafts are different.
Under section 5.2.49 Wind Turbines, the April draft has number 9 that states, "[Wind turbines are] Limited to no more than two (2) wind turbine per parcel."
IDAHO FALLS â€” Idaho Falls starting pitcher Robert Penny showed that he's not afraid of no Ghosts as the North Carolina native turned in his best performance of the young season, working seven innings of three hit baseball, to help lift the Chukars to their third straight victory with an 8-4 win over Casper on Wednesday evening.