November 2nd, 2014
THOMAS â€“ If you can judge a concert by the number of people who were tapping their toes or Â bouncing up and down in their seats or keeping time with the music, then Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband fulfilled all those requirements and then some.
Shupe and the Rubberband performed at the Snake River High School auditorium on Saturday night.
Band members were Ryan Shupe on violin and mandolin; Craig Miner on banjo and mandolin; Roger Archibald, guitar; Peter Jensen, bass; and Nate Young, drums.
BLACKFOOT â€” After months of studying the issues facing the Blackfoot pool, committee members summarized their thoughts at a meeting Wednesday night as they get closer to making a recommendation to the city council about what should become of the aging pool.
Built in the 1970s, the pool is in dire need of costly repairs and is currently costing the city about $200,000 a year to subsidize. It's estimated that it will cost at least $2 million to bring the pool back up to standards.
CLARKSTON, Wash. (AP) â€” A Clarkston, Washington, attorney sued the city and four city councilors who voted to prohibit retail marijuana sales within city limits. And he did it in a Jedi costume.
Rick Laws says the city's ban is unconstitutional. He filed the motion on Halloween on behalf of Canna4life LLC, which is scheduled to open Nov. 25, provided the business can submit a retail marijuana license to the state of Washington.
ABERDEEN â€”Â The Aberdeen Tigers remembered the feeling from last season when they were eliminated in the opening round of the 2A playoffs by North Fremont and they are determined to make sure it didn't happen again.
Friday night county rival Firth came to Aberdeen to open the 2A playoffs and Tigers found a way to grind out a victory.
Ethan Elliott ran for 60 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Aberdeen ended Firth's season with a 25-12 win.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) â€” A Missouri funeral director is sending his father out with a bang. His father's ashes, anyway.
Greenlawn Funeral Homes will hold its first Firework Memorial program on Saturday night, when fireworks packed with James Carver's cremated remains will be launched skyward as part of his family's goodbye.
TWIN FALLS â€”Â For the defending state volleyball champion Snake River Lady Panthers and Firth Lady Cougars the run for a repeat state championship begins today as the state volleyball tournaments begin in the Twin Falls area today.
Shelley also returns to the state tournament for the second consecutive season with the goal of bringing a title back to Shelley.
While Firth and Snake River are the defending champions each team looks drastically different than a year ago when they ran the 2A and 3A brackets on the way to titles.
Larry Lee Justesen, 77, of Basalt, Idaho passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 at his home with his family by his side.
Larry was born Dec. 4, 1936 in Richfield, Utah to James Arthur Justesen and Etha Ella Eversole.Â He was raised in the Blackfoot area,Â attending school in the Blackfoot School District.Â He moved to Basalt 10 years ago.
On Nov. 27, 1999, Larry married Shauna Swearingen in Blackfoot, Idaho.
GATES, N.Y. (AP) â€” Police say a woman wearing a zombie costume and makeup was charged with drunken driving twice within three hours after attending an upstate New York bar's "zombie prom" party.
Police in the town of Gates tell the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester that 26-year-old Catherine Butler, of Rochester, was arrested around 2 a.m. Saturday when an officer spotted her driving without her headlights on.
She was taken to the police department, where a friend picked her up.