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August 19th

Idaho soldiers to begin coming home from Iraq

August 19, 2011

For the Morning News
BOISE — After their yearlong mobilization and deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn, the deployed members of the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (116th CBCT) are scheduled to return to the U.S. beginning late this month.
Deployed Army National Guardsmen of the 116th CBCT include about 2,700 citizen soldiers from Idaho, Montana and Oregon, with about 1,500 from Idaho, 600 from Montana and 600 from Oregon.

SRHS to present 'Phantom' as early-season offering

August 19, 2011

THOMAS – It is their youngest cast ever and they are doing their hardest show yet, but when the curtain opens Monday night, performers with the Snake River Musical Theatre department will be ready.
The group is teaming up with community sponsors to bring the acclaimed musical production "Phantom of the Opera" to the stage. The show, written and staged by Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1986 has been on professional stages all over the world. But it was just recently released by the Rogers and Hammerstein Music Library to high school students across the nation.

August 18th

Making music in the park

August 18, 2011

Canal companies ask for repair help

August 18, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Canal company representatives met with Bingham County commissioners Wednesday to ask if there is money available to help repair the banks and the headgates of the various canals.
Representatives from Parsons, United, Lavaside, People's, Watson and Blackfoot Irrigation canal companies attended this meeting.
"There is damage to the main gates, the trees have piled up and the river is still running above normal," said one irrigator.
Claudon Lilya from the People's Canal said, "Right now, the reservoirs are full.

SR trustees do housekeeping chores

August 18, 2011

THOMAS — An open house for K-6 students and their parents in the Snake River School District is from 2:30—4:30 o'clock today at Moreland, Riverside, Rockford and the Snake River Middle School in Thomas.
Snake River trustees appointed Bill Martin to fill the Zone 3 trustee position.

August 17th

Cattle Kids program gets positive marks

August 17, 2011

BLACKFOOT – Organizers of Cattle Kids would like to continue the Cattle Kids program during 2012.
Cattle Kid organizer Neil Anderson, veterinarians David Stanley and Tony Parsons, Bingham County commissioner Ladd Carter, 4-H Extension Educator Scott Nash and Eastern Idaho State Fair manager Brandon Bird met Monday to discuss the 2011 program.
On average, each calf gained about 100 pounds in six weeks.
The top weight gains among the calves follow:
° Zach Later’s calf gained 2.79 pounds per day.
° Taylor Diaz’s calf gained 2.71 pounds each day.

Blackfoot council approves budget

August 17, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot City Council approved the budget for the 2012 fiscal year, set to begin Oct. 1. The council passed the budget on a 4-1 vote Tuesday night.
The total amount budgeted for 2012 is $14.57 million. The amount decreased slightly due to a decline in the short-term disability rate, resulting in decreases across city departments.

August 16th

County commissioners hear proposal on Fort Hall ordinance

August 16, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Bingham County District Attorney Scott Andrew has proposed an ordinance that would be enforceable between Bingham County and the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. He presented it to the Bingham County Commissioners Monday.
Andrew’s proposed ordinance incorporates Bingham County’s existing policies and defers enforcement of P&Z matters, specifically land matters on the reservation, to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.
The county commissioners took Andrew’s proposal under advisement. No decision has been made.

August 14th

Sho-Ban Festival wraps up

August 15, 2011

August 13th

Panther band preparing for season

August 13, 2011

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