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July 30th

Company explores farm safety

July 30, 2011

IDAHO FALLS — Farm safety was emphasized at the InteGrow Malt, LLC, in Idaho Falls last week.
The goal of children's farm safety was to train the trainers — the parents and other adults around children on a farm.
"The farm is the only place where the workplace and living area are one and the same," said Shari Burgus. "As such, children are exposed to the same hazards as their parents are in the workplace."

County 4-H Fair continues

July 30, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The 4-H Horse Show begins at 8 a.m. and ends about 1 p.m. today at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds (EISF).
Horsemen will compete in Junior English, jumper, bareback, and Western equitation. Next follows walk/trot, Western, English trail horse and Intermediate/Senior Western reining and Western horsemanship.
The 4-H Fair is Monday through Wednesday at the EISF.
The schedule is as follows:

Monday
7:30 a.m.—Market Lamb/MeatGoat/Rabbit Weigh-in
8 a.m.—Rabbit Show
Enter Home Ec., Miscellaneous (Misc.) Projects and Secretary books until 9:30 a.m.
Enter Dairy Goats

July 29th

Friendship brings noted pianist to town

July 29, 2011

BLACKFOOT — A longtime friendship with a Blackfoot woman is one thing that will bring noted pianist Marvin Goldstein to the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center on Saturday. All tickets to the free concert are gone.
Kim Olsen laughs when she tells the story of her meeting with Goldstein, who lives in Tallahassee, Fla.
"I met Marvin when I went to BYU-Provo's Education Week in 1996," Olsen said. "I had gone with a friend and she kept telling me she had heard this wonderful piano player, he would be doing a class that week, and she wanted me to hear him."

Blackfoot School Board reorganized

July 29, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot School Board of Trustees selected R. Scott Reese to serve as chairman during their meeting Thursday night.
Pete Lipovac was elected vice-chairman and Jenny Hong was elected to the position of clerk/treasurer.

July 28th

Area youth attend alcohol conference

July 28, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Fifteen students with the Blackfoot/Bingham County Youth Coalition attended the Northwest Alcohol Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. earlier this month.
The students—from Blackfoot, Snake River, Shelley and Aberdeen high schools—were among 70 youth from throughout the country who gathered at the conference to discuss alcohol issues and ways to combat issues facing youth.
Youth Coalition Chairman Mark Cowley said the conference focused on the use of positive messaging to promote change rather than using anti-message campaigns.

July 27th

Fundraiser set for juvenile diabetes battle

July 28, 2011

BLACKFOOT — A fundraiser to benefit and raise awareness of juvenile diabetes in Bingham County will be Saturday and organizers have lined up a full schedule of events that will be fun for all.

Tribes celebrate opening of Trading Post

July 27, 2011

FORT HALL — Members of the Fort Hall Business Council and of the Greater Pocatello and Greater Blackfoot Chambers of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of a new grocery store on Wednesday.
The store is the Trading Post at Fort Hall. It replaces one which was closed and torn down to make way for the new hotel and events center now under construction.
Nathan Small, the chairman of the business council, thanked the Chamber members who came in support of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, who own and operate the facility.

July 26th

BPAC announces concert season

July 26, 2011

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot Performing Arts Center will feature five outstanding concerts for its 2011-2012 Concert Series. The first one will kick off Oct. 15 with country singing legend Gary Morris.
Tickets for the series can be purchased as a package or individually. BPAC Programming Director Susan Mann says tickets will be discounted to $15 each if purchased for the entire series. Individual ticket prices will be higher.
Last year's season ticket holders have until Aug. 30 to reserve their same seats. All seats will go on sale to the general public Sept. 1.

July 24th

Man returns wallet from 1945

July 25, 2011

By BOB HUDSON
bobhudson@cableone.net
A former Moreland man has become a national celebrity in Okinawa because of the simple gesture of returning an enemy soldier's wallet.
Durl Gibbs came into possession of the wallet during the Battle of Okinawa in 1945. He returned it to the soldier's daughter earlier this year.
"I got the wallet just before we dug in for the night," Gibbs recalled. He had become his unit's radioman two or three days earlier. "Because I had the radio, I had to be right beside the platoon sergeant."

July 23rd

'Water of U.S.' draft proposal open for comment

July 23, 2011

By LESLIE MIELKE
lmielke@cableone.net
BLACKFOOT — Comments on the federal draft proposals for “Water of the United States” are being accepted through July 31.
This draft guidance proposal broadens the scope of jurisdictional waters under the Clean Water Act (CWA).

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