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November 14th

BREAKING: Structure Fire

November 14, 2011

THOMAS –– Blackfoot Fire Department is now responding to a structure fire at 799 West 100 South. There are reports of a chimney fire at the residence. We will bring you updates as they become available.
UPDATED: 11:15 a.m. – There are no injuries reported.
UPDATED: 11:22 a.m. - Minor fire resulting in roof damage to the residence. Crews are checking for hot spots.

November 13th

Communities honor their veterans

November 14, 2011

POCATELLO — Veterans from Twin Falls to Soda Springs and Rexburg to Preston received praise for their service at a Red, White and Blue gala on Saturday.
"I think it's great," said Max Rowberry of Blackfoot. "I'm honored to be a part of it.
"We did what we had to do at that time," added Rowberry, a Vietnam vet.
"It warms your heart, I'll tell you that," said Roland Wright, a World War II veteran who graduated from Blackfoot High School. "It stirs my memory of a lot of warm experiences. It causes me to think of some of the heroes of my time."

MVMS students place second in robotic challenge

November 14, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Idaho Science and Technology Charter School hosted the FIRST LEGO League regional qualifying tournament Saturday. Seventeen teams from Blackfoot, Idaho Falls and Ammon gathered in the gym to complete for five spots at the state tournament in December. The competition is open to students ages 9-14.
Two teams from Mountain View Middle School — Crazy Bananaz and Sanitation Enforcers — received second place trophies in their respective categories.

Blackfoot to be host of marathon next year

November 14, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Nearly 90 runners participated in the first Blackfoot Tater Trot race on Saturday, braving wet, windy and cold conditions to run in the inaugural race.
The race set the scene for a big announcement — the Tommy Vaughn's Marathon will take place in Blackfoot next year on May 19.

November 11th

Firms cooperate to offer free oil change for 10-pound turkey

November 12, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Wanting to help those at need this Thanksgiving, Blackfoot Auto & Tire and Kirkham Auto Parts are offering free oil changes for those who bring in a turkey of at least 10 pounds.  
Kirkham Auto Parts is supplying oil and oil filters for any vehicle that uses five quarts of oil.
"No diesels," said John Reyes, Kirkham Auto Parts store manager. "Diesels take gallons of oil."
Blackfoot Auto & Tire personnel are providing the labor at no cost to the customer.
"We'll top the fluids, too," said general manager Don Hawkes,

Elks fundraiser gets good turnout

November 12, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Over 200 people participated in the Blackfoot Elks Lodge's Veterans Day fundraiser on Friday.
"Fundraising for such things as the Idaho Veterans Home in Pocatello are always subject to cuts," noted Brian Cornett, who serves on the Idaho Veterans Assistance League. "So we pick up the slack. But we're not the only ones. So do the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans, the VFW."
Everyone should thank veterans, Corbett said. "It's because of that veteran that they have what they have."

Shelley coach adjusts to life after Afghanistan

November 11, 2011

Lt. Col. Dwight Richins is one of thousands of brave men who served his country and recently returned home after a year-long deployment in Afghanistan with his unit in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Dwight Richins, like many of our brave soldiers, volunteered to serve his country, a noble and very brave decision for one of the finest high school football coaches in all of Idaho.

Sodium fire reported at INL Materials & Fuels Complex

November 11, 2011

Update 4:00 p.m.:

Employees are now allowed to leave their buildings and will be boarding buses home at the usual time.

Everyone examined for potential injury has been cleared to return to work.

Emergency response personnel responded to Friday’s event at the INL’s Materials and Fuels Complex. It is believed that a sodium reaction resulted in a sudden pressure increase which compromised the system integrity. The compromise in the system set off fire alarms in the vicinity. An investigation is continuing.

US judge plans Monday ruling on Rhoades execution

November 11, 2011

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge told attorneys for a condemned Idaho inmate that he'll try to decide by Monday whether to postpone an execution scheduled to take place in one week.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Bush said Thursday night that he was concerned that the Idaho Department of Correction seemed to be "playing catch-up" when it came to planning for Paul Ezra Rhoades' execution, set for Nov. 18. Rhoades, who was convicted of murdering three people in 1987 and sentenced to die for two of the murders, has sued over Idaho's lethal injection protocol.

November 10th

School honor local heroes

November 11, 2011

FIRTH — The student population of both Firth High School and Firth Middle School joined together to honor veterans Thursday.
Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Les Chapman headlined the assembly. He was a Green Beret during the Vietnam conflict.

 

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