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October 8th

Grandstand of Terror opens for Halloween fun

October 9, 2012

Clowns, rodents, spiders and monsters...there's something to make nearly anyone shudder and shriek at this year's Grandstand of Terror spook alley. Volunteers have been busy putting the finishing touches on the popular haunt, a fundraiser for the Blackfoot Community Players and Nuart Theater, in the grandstand at the Eastern Idaho State Fair

Fire Department has open house for fire prevention week

October 9, 2012

The Blackfoot Fire Department, at 225 N. Ash, is conducting an open house today from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to commemorate Fire Prevention Week Oct. 7-13. Everyone is welcome to stop by for a tour of the station and refreshments.
Blackfoot Fire Department Captain Dave Krumenacker said the department is teaming up with the nonprofit group National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) urging residents to have "Have Two Ways Out," the theme of this year's Fire Prevention Week.

Technology relieves publishing woes for local author

October 8, 2012

BLACKFOOT - Technology is changing the world as we know it, and Blackfoot author Rulon Cammack has found a way to use technology to make one of his dreams come true.

Cammack and his wife Lori have lived in Blackfoot for 35 years They have eight children and 11 grandchildren. He has worked for INL for years, but until recently he has only dreamed of sharing his writings. Cammack has just published a book he has worked on over the past 15 years, "The Soul Collector: A Tale of Time."

October 7th

City councilman Butch Hulse dies

October 7, 2012

Blackfoot city councilman John 'Butch' Hulse lost his battle with a congenital lung disease on Friday. Hulse was in Salt Lake City, Utah, awaiting placement on the list for a lung transplant.
"That makes me sad," said Leah Rigby, the former executive director of the Greater Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce and the Idaho Potato Museum. Hulse was a respected member of the board of the museum and a former president of the Chamber.

Pumpkin chuckers come from nearby, far away

October 7, 2012

About 60 people, including a group of elementary school students from Ketchum, braved chilly conditions to show off their building skills on Saturday.
They came to a field outside the Wild Adventure Corn Maze for the Angry Pumpkin Chuckin' contest. Participants built catapults to launch their gourds. Truth be told, more participated in the egg launcher category.
A team from Blackfoot High School, a Boy Scout troop from the Blackfoot 12th LDS Ward and one from the Society for Creative Anachronism had full scale catapults.

Breast feeding may reduce risk of breast cancer

October 7, 2012

Women who choose to breastfeed their babies are likely lowering their risk of getting breast cancer in the future. The benefits of breastfeeding as a preventative measure are not discussed as much as other preventative factors such as exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, eliminating smoking and eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables; however, women of child-bearing age may want to take this into consideration as more studies are showing this to be the case.

October 5th

Rock concerts coming to Blackfoot

October 6, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot will become a rock and roll mecca Monday night with the Triple Threat Concert Tour coming to town. It will feature big name hard rock bands Seether and Sick Puppies and up-and-coming bands Kyng and Eye Empire at Club El Centenario on Spruce Street. Hard rock lovers will be familiar with the bands hosted by Red Tie Concerts of Idaho Falls.

Massage business moving

October 6, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Dawn Roth at Head to Toe Bodyworks Massage and Esthetics is taking her business to a whole new level, literally.
She is moving uptown from 1265 Parkway to 45 North Broadway up the wide stairs of the eclectic old Milmore Building into a room with brick walls and exposed wooden beams. The environment is calming as the smell of essential oils and sounds of soothing music prepare you for a relaxation. Bekki Mangum has been a client since Roth became certified. Mangum said of the new location, "I am excited to help revitalize downtown Blackfoot."

October 4th

Group remembers victims of domestic violence

October 5, 2012

P&Z ordinance heads to a close

October 5, 2012

Bingham County Commissioners and P&Z Director Allen Jensen worked through the final draft of the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) ordinance Thursday morning.
After legal counsel has reviewed changes made to the ordinance, commissioners have set the next meeting for 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday in their chambers.
Thursday commissioners went through the ordinance using comments and specific concerns expressed by people at the September public hearing.
Commissioners agreed that the county needed an ordinance.

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