Archive - Oct 2012 - Latest News
Monday was law and motion day in the Seventh District Judge Darren Simpson's courtroom in Blackfoot.
Defendant Lawrence James Crow, age 25, was to appear before Simpson with a Rule 35 request.
Rule 35 is used by defendants to request a correction or reduction of a sentence.
Crow was transported to Idaho Department of Correction in Boise and was unable to attend his hearing on Monday.
Crow's hearing was continued to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, when he will be able to attend his hearing.
Let there be light...and more light...along Blackfoot's greenbelt. Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue announced Monday that the 15-foot solar-powered Bollard lights that were ordered to be installed along the Jensen Grove greenbelt are here and will be installed to the light way for walkers by the end of next week.
"City workers have poured the foundations for installation of 18 of the lights at various locations around the loop," Virtue said.
Employees, friends and members of the community gathered at the "Stinkin' Cute Scrapbook Shop & Boutique" for a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the new business Friday afternoon.
It's a startling statistic that one in six Americans does not have enough access to food. Idaho-based- Alliance Title Co. is making a company-wide effort to make a difference with its "Closing the Hunger Gap" campaign, and Blackfoot's branch is more than happy to help out.
Ron Romrell, vice president and general manager of the local office, said, "As a company, we see a dramatic need to supply food to the food banks and help keep people fed."
Scouts throughout Southeastern Idaho and Western Wyoming were out in force Saturday picking up canned goods and non-perishable food items in their communities. The food items were contributed to local food banks for distribution.
The Grand Teton Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) kicked off its annual "Scouting for Food" drive with distribution of the door hangers to local residences starting the week of Oct. 15. Food collection started at 9 a.m. last Saturday.
Scouting For Food involves several hundred young men (Scouts) in every community.
Daniel Darwin Orders, age 32, entered a guilty plea Friday morning to two counts of lewd conduct with a child under 16 and one count of rape with a female under 16. He appeared before District Judge David Nye.
Orders resigned his position as an adult probation officer with Bingham County at the time the charges were filed.
There are actually two cases against Orders. The first was filed in 2011. In this case, Orders admitted to two actions of lewd contact with a minor child, age 14.
Blackfoot School District 55 has announced the names of 15 community members, selected by the board, put on the committee to help select a new superintendent. That person will replace Scott Crane, who resigned last spring.
School district trustees Mary Jo Marlow and Jenny Hong head the committee. They will conduct a series of public meetings in each of the five zones in the coming months, giving everyone an opportunity to have an input in the selection process.
Blackfoot Police arrested two Bannock County residents following a high-speed chase on Friday.
Officers arrested Daniel R. Wallace, 34, of Chubbuck and Kylee R. Borjas-Black, 23 of Pocatello after they fled on foot following a crash about milepost 99 on U.S. Highway 91. Idaho State Police troopers investigated that crash which occurred about 5:44 p.m.
A BPD officer was in pursuit of Wallace's 2003 Pontiac Grand Am when a second officer spiked Wallace's tires. Wallace lost control and struck a 2005 Kia Spectra driven by David J. Contreras, 17, of Blackfoot.
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.