U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, enjoys being home.
However, on Wednesday he told those at the Bingham Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) business symposium, "we shouldn't be home. Congress should be in session. The American people would be better served."
Simpson said the nation is facing an economic cliff in part because, "both sides really are unwilling to make the tough decisions before the election."
That economic cliff that looms on Jan. 1, 2013, will certainly affect this area.
Blackfoot School District 55 trustee Mary Jo Marlow and clerk/treasurer Jenny Hong have been named as co-chairs for a newly formed search committee to find a new superintendent to replace Scott Crane, who resigned last spring. This decision was announced at the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday evening.