BLACKFOOT â€” Governor C.L. â€śButchâ€ť Otter, as well as federal, state and county officials, toured areas affected by flooding or in danger of flooding in eastern Idaho Thursday.
â€śBingham County is more prepared for flooding than we were in 1997,â€ť said Bingham County Commissioner Cleone Jolley.
Bingham County Disaster Services Director Craig Rowland said â€śat the Blackfoot site Thursday, the water level is at 11 feet. Thatâ€™s one foot below flood stage.â€ť
THOMAS â€” The new facilities at the Snake River School/Community Library opened with its summer reading program this week. The library is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday during the summer.
The summer reading program is at 10 a.m. and 12 noon each Wednesday and Thursday and lasts through June.
Activities are scheduled for younger children, said librarian Sherrilynn Bair. â€śFor kids in junior high and above, there will be video editing next week and photo editing the following two weeks.â€ť
â€śSigning-up is not necessary,â€ť she said. â€śJust come.â€ť