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July 15th

Firth appoints new school trustee

July 16, 2011

FIRTH — A new trustee was appointed in Firth, the board was reorganized and meeting dates were set during the July school board meeting Thursday.
April Christensen was the only person to submit an application for the open trustee position. She was appointed trustee for Zone 5 (the Firth town site) in the Firth School District and will be sworn into office during the board's August meeting.

Local companies receive ESGR awards

July 15, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Members of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve committee for Eastern Idaho honored numerous area businesses on Thursday.
Two of the top honors went to Premier Technology and to the City of Pocatello Police Department. Both received recognition for advancing to the semifinals for the Department of Defense's Freedom Award.

ISTCS shows off new building

July 15, 2011

BLACKFOOT — All eighth-grader Annette Thelin could say about her new school building was that "it's amazing" and "it's going to rock."
Thelin, a student at Idaho Science and Technology Charter School, got to look inside the new building Thursday during an open house. She, along with several of her classmates and future ISTCS students and their parents, toured the facility, which was constructed over the past year behind the modular buildings the school once called home.

July 13th

Planning and Zoning Commission turns attention to windmills

July 14, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Planning and Zoning (P&Z) commissioners started their discussion on wind turbines in the Proposed Code Revisions Final Draft.
The conversation split into two camps—one supporting the business aspect of wind, the other questioning the proximity to townships.
"This is a business," said commissioner Lee Hammett. "Let the free enterprise system take care of it. If the cost of electricity goes up because of [wind turbines], profitability would be eliminated.
"We cannot legislate view," Hammett said. "We can legislate safety but we cannot pick a side on view."

Two sworn in as Blackfoot School Board members

July 14, 2011

The Morning News—Melanie Moore

July 12th

School districts to benefit from state budget surplus

July 13, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Idaho's public schools will receive an additional $60 million in state funding and local school districts are hoping to use the funds to offset budget cuts and add cushion to slim budgets.
The funding is a result of increased tax receipts for fiscal year 2011. The state received $2.44 billion from all forms of tax receipts—sales, income and corporate—in the past 12 months. That was $85.3 million more than the most recent Division of Financial Management projection in January, and 7.95 percent ahead of total tax receipts in fiscal 2010.

Fast storm creates flooded streets in Blackfoot

July 13, 2011

July 11th

Idaho Science and Technology Charter School to conduct open house Thursday

July 12, 2011

MORELAND – The Idaho Science and Technology Charter School (ISTCS) at 51 N. 550 W. in Moreland is hosting an open house from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. this Thursday.
Board member Holly Lilya said board members read somewhere that colleges were turning out more students graduating in interior design than in the sciences.
“We decided to try to change that,” Lilya said.
There is plenty of technology at ISTCS. A piano lab with 15 pianos will be used to train students. There is also a technical lab, a science lab and a computer lab.

Blackfoot to celebrate Pride Days this weekend

July 12, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot Pride Days is this weekend and organizers have planned several events for both adults and children.
The annual event has traditionally been held in June but was moved to July this year with the hope for better weather.
Activities begin Thursday with tours of the Potato Museum from 1-4 p.m. Tours continue Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Scouts plant trees for bird habitat

July 11, 2011

FIRTH – Saturday was the day all of Dillan Udy’s planning for his Eagle Scout project came together.
Dillan and 15 members of Scout Troop 262 in Blackfoot, worked to plant 30 hybrid oak trees on the TF Ranch in Reid Valley. The objective of all this work is to provide winter habitat for wild animals, especially wild birds, in the area.
Asked why he selected this project he said, “I’ve always been interested in the nature end of scouting.”

 

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