July 14th, 2011
BLACKFOOT â€” Planning and Zoning (P&Z) commissioners started their discussion on wind turbines in the Proposed Code Revisions Final Draft.
The conversation split into two campsâ€”one supporting the business aspect of wind, the other questioning the proximity to townships.
"This is a business," said commissioner Lee Hammett. "Let the free enterprise system take care of it. If the cost of electricity goes up because of [wind turbines], profitability would be eliminated.
"We cannot legislate view," Hammett said. "We can legislate safety but we cannot pick a side on view."
The Morning Newsâ€”Melanie Moore
Our beloved father, grandfather, and friend, Glenn Frank Cook, 63, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 10, 2011.
Glenn was born May 21, 1948 in Shelley to Glenn Franklin and Emma Gerber Cook. He married his true love, Deborah Ann Johnson, on April 1, 1976, in the Manti LDS Temple.
Marcela R. Torrez, 77, of Basalt passed away Monday, July 11, 2011, at her home.
She was born Aug. 27, 1933 in Pearsol, Texas, to Juan B. Rodriguez and Antonia Bernal.
She was raised in San Antonio, Texas, and was a migrant worker and moved all over.
On Nov. 8, 1947, she married Elias G. Torrez. He preceded her in death on May 17, 1995.
She was raised as a Catholic.
Marcela worked for Basic American Food for over 16 years and then retired. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, knitting and crocheting.
BLACKFOOT â€” Idaho's public schools will receive an additional $60 million in state funding and local school districts are hoping to use the funds to offset budget cuts and add cushion to slim budgets.
The funding is a result of increased tax receipts for fiscal year 2011. The state received $2.44 billion from all forms of tax receiptsâ€”sales, income and corporateâ€”in the past 12 months. That was $85.3 million more than the most recent Division of Financial Management projection in January, and 7.95 percent ahead of total tax receipts in fiscal 2010.
Harold Clifford Valentine, 90, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, July 8, 2011, at his home from causes incident to age.
He was born Aug. 16, 1920, in Ainsworth, Neb., to Harold Randolph Valentine and Eva VonLear Keech.
He attended school in Ainsworth, Neb., and was an All-State player in football and basketball.
Marcella R. Torrez, 77, of Basalt passed away Monday, July 11, 2011, at her home.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.
Clyde Seymour Beverland, 83, died Saturday, July 9, 2011, at the Lost Rivers Hospital in Arco from a sudden illness.
Funeral Services will be Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the Anderson Family Funeral Home, 2555 N. Highway 93, Arco. The family will meet with friends for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Lost River Cemetery with military rites provided by the Harlen Clendenin VFW Post #7137.
MORELAND â€“ The Idaho Science and Technology Charter School (ISTCS) at 51 N. 550 W. in Moreland is hosting an open house from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. this Thursday.
Board member Holly Lilya said board members read somewhere that colleges were turning out more students graduating in interior design than in the sciences.
â€śWe decided to try to change that,â€ť Lilya said.
There is plenty of technology at ISTCS. A piano lab with 15 pianos will be used to train students. There is also a technical lab, a science lab and a computer lab.