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Picketers protest windmill decision

January 7, 2011

BLACKFOOT — About 50 people in opposition to windmills picketed the Bingham County Courthouse Friday afternoon.
Spokesman Kirk Jolley said, "Our property rights are not being protected; our county commissioners are not listening to us.
"Windmills are destroying our economy," Jolley said. "One of the reasons power rates are going up is because of the cost power companies must pay for energy produced by windmills or other alternative energy sources."

Students donate books to PMC

January 7, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Students at Stoddard and Stalker Elementary schools donated more than 800 books that will be given to the pediatric floor at Portneuf Medical Center in memory of a child that died last year.
David and Amy Saville, who’s son Gabriel Grant Saville died last year, began the book drive last year as a way to honor the memory of their son.
The books will be donated to the hospital from the Saville’s on what would be Gabe’s second birthday—Jan. 26.
When VISTA representatives Annie Tanner and Jaimie Trevino heard about the drive, they contacted the family and offered to coordinate.

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