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Fire destroys barn in Moreland

September 28, 2011

MORELAND – A fire destroyed a barn in Moreland Wednesday afternoon. The Blackfoot and Fort Hall Fire Departments responded to the blaze. For more information about the fire, read Thursday's Morning News.

Guard seeks to help soldiers get jobs

September 28, 2011

BLACKFOOT — When Sgt. Ike Evans went to Iraq with the 116th Brigade Combat Team last year, he was a semester short of his degree in mechanical engineering at Idaho State University.
"I finished my last semester in Iraq," Evans said. "My wife scanned my diploma and I got a copy in the mail to hang on my wall."
Now Evans and the other members of the Idaho Army National Guard who deployed are home and ready to work.
Those who had jobs have up to 90 days to return to work in the same or equal positions to those they held.

Fire destroys OK Trailer building in Shelley

September 28, 2011

SHELLEY — An early morning blaze destroyed the OK Trailer building at 480 N. State in Shelley on Tuesday. Authorities said they believe the fire started in the service area.
"We're still in business," said OK Trailer owner Bob Hudman. "Our service work has slowed down but we will have it up and running in the next few days."
A mobile trailer has been set up as an office at the front of the lot.
Firemen were called to the fire about 12:30 a.m. The fire was out a little after 4 a.m.
The fire caused propane to explode; tires were burned, said Shelley assistant fire chief Randy Adams.

Tribes seek better cleanup of FMC Superfund site

September 28, 2011

By MELANIE MOORE
mmoore@cableone.net
FORT HALL — The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are mounting a campaign to challenge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's plan for the former FMC site of the Eastern Michaud Flats Superfund site, which lies largely within the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.
The campaign, launched Monday, is aimed at informing the public of EPA's proposed changes to the final cleanup decision and encourages the public to get involved in the process.

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