MORELAND â€” Mill Creek Metals, LLC, is a recycling center serving Southeast Idaho. Steve Peterson, his wife Kittie and their sons Lex, Trevor, Hans and Cooper â€” are the owners and operators of the business. They have been in business since 2004 and are on 10 acres at 182 N. 760 W. in Moreland.
The business started out as a metal salvage business but has expanded significantly in the last seven years.
Mill Creek is currently under contract with Bingham County to run the transfer station. At the transfer station, cardboard and some plastics are recycled along with all metals.
BLACKFOOT â€” When their children were at home, Lamar and Barbara Robertson of Blackfoot planted a large garden on their two-plus acres of ground.
But when the children left and their tiller broke, they lost interest in gardening for a time.
Today the Robertsons are among a growing group of people who participate in what is known as four-square gardening. They have four raised beds in the area behind their house.
"I heard some ladies talking about it at the temple one day last year," Barbara recalled. "So I bought the book (Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew).
BLACKFOOT â€” Due to flooding conditions in eastern Idaho, Governor C.L. â€śButchâ€ť Otter has declared a State Declaration of Emergency in support of Bingham and Jefferson Counties. The State Declaration, approved by the governor today, brings the availability of state support to the impacted areas.