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Commissioners give emphatic 'no' to Utah firm

April 18, 2011

BLACKFOOT – Bingham County Commissioners rejected the latest proposal from MSW Green Energy to build a waste-to-energy plant at the Bingham County Transfer Station.
Officials from MSW Green and the president of GGI Energy from Plano, Texas, were in Blackfoot last week to present their latest proposal to the Bingham County Commissioners.
After listening to the proposal from GGI Energy, Bingham County Commissioner Cleone Jolley said, “I’m not going to negotiate any project with MSW Green.
“I’m going to court; I’m going to get this settled.”

River level continues to rise

April 18, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The water level on the Snake River near Blackfoot continues to rise as the combination of additional precipitation, snowmelt and reservoir releases adds to the water's volume.
The Snake River near Blackfoot is expected to crest at 9.34 feet early Wednesday morning before slowly subsiding through the rest of the week, according to the National Weather Service's Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service. Action stage is 9.5 feet, with flood stage at 10 feet.
"Right now it's at 9.02 feet," Bingham County Emergency Management Director Craig Rowland said.

Warren wins Aberdeen DYW title

April 18, 2011

ABERDEEN — Tierney Warren won the title of Aberdeen’s 2012 Distinguished Young Woman Saturday evening.
As the master of ceremonies said, “The DYW title winner is not just a competitor but a winner from a group of winners.”
The eight Aberdeen High School juniors were judged on interview, fitness, talent, self-expression and scholastics. They performed before a crowd that nearly filled the Aberdeen Middle School gymnasium.
Tierney not only won a $1,200 scholarship for the 2012 DYW title, she also won scholarships for interview, fitness and talent.

Crisis Center walk raises funds, awareness

April 18, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Approximately 90 men, women and children walked a mile through downtown Blackfoot on Saturday to speak out against sexual assault and gender violence in the first "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event. Participants raised and donated more than $3,600 for the Bingham Crisis Center.

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