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January 28th, 2015

INL/BEA to change bus routes

January 28, 2015

The Idaho National Laboratory and BEA (Battelle Energy Alliance) will be consolidating its Blackfoot bus routes to one location. Starting Monday, Blackfoot riders will catch the bus at the Groveland Rd./Highway 26 intersection. The stops in the Moreland and Riverside townsites will not be affected.
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January 27th

Tribes name new casino manager

January 27, 2015

The Shoshone Bannock Tribes have selected a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Shoshone Bannock Gaming Operation and Hotel & Event Center. The Fort Hall Business Council (FHBC) made the decision to combine the management of the two properties and on Monday announced John Phillips, a 30-year casino veteran, as the CEO.
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Panthers crush Beavers 76-42

January 27, 2015

THOMAS — Snake River took down American Falls 76-42 in boys basketball action Tuesday night.
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Snake River slams American Falls

January 27, 2015

Snake River 76, American Falls 42
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Train derailment

January 27, 2015

BLACKFOOT-There was a train derailment in Blackfoot involving several cars on Tuesday evening. The derailment, which happened at around 5:45 p.m., caused headaches for evening commuters blocking the crossings at Highway 91/ South Broadway and Judicial Street.
Blackfoot Police officials said that it could take several hours for all of the crossings to open.

Naked violinist sues over arrest

January 27, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Hillsboro, Oregon, man arrested after playing a violin while naked outside the federal courthouse in Portland last year is suing police.
The Oregonian reports that 25-year-old Matthew T. Mglej claims authorities used excessive force and violated his First Amendment rights. He named the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and Portland Police Bureau as defendants in a lawsuit filed last week, and he's seeking $1.1 million in damages.

January 26th

Local students in Boise for school choice rally

January 26, 2015

This week is National School Choice Week. Many activities and celebration are scheduled in Idaho from Monday through Saturday.
Today, 100 individuals—both students and chaperones—will attend a rally in Boise for Capitol Day for School Choice.
"We are leaving at 4:15 a.m.," said Fred Ball, director of the Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center (BCCLC). We will meet at the Basque Cultural Center at 9 a.m. to explore the center.
"After lunch, we will march to the Capitol Building where we will hear different speakers," he said.
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Man dies in auto accident in Rockford

January 26, 2015

Steven Atwood, 53, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Monday, January 26, 2015 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

January 25th

Upcoming this week

January 25, 2015

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• Gary Eckhardt will be at the Blackfoot Public Library at 6:30 p.m. to discuss why your life story is worth telling and giving some instruction on how to get started with your biography. You may bring some examples of work you have to share. This program is free and refreshments will be served.
• BCP Presents “Little Mermaid jr.” Jan. 30, 31, & Feb. 2 at the Historic Nuart Theater, 195 North Broadway. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7. More information is available online at

Ririe shoots lights out in big win over Firth to earn season split

January 25, 2015

The Firth girls basketball team lost to Ririe 59-32 Saturday night in Firth. For more on the game pick up Monday's print oe e-editions.

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