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February 3rd

Former Blackfoot doctor helps sick local woman

February 3, 2012

Dr. Heather Bourkovski, a former resident of Blackfoot, is giving a local woman an incredible opportunity. Bourkovski bought a plane ticket for Brady Meline, a sufferer of rare heart problems. Bourkovski’s generosity will allow Meline to travel to Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, to seek specialized treatment for her condition.

Micron chairman and CEO killed in plane crash

February 3, 2012

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The head of memory chip maker Micron long known for taking risks in stunt piloting died Friday when a small experimental plane he was piloting steeply banked, stalled and crashed near an Idaho runway.

Steve Appleton, who survived a similar crash eight years ago and had a reputation as a hard-driving daredevil, was the only person aboard the plane when witnesses said it crashed shortly after its second take-off attempt in Boise, according to safety investigators.

February 2nd

Rape suspect appears in court

February 2, 2012

Dallas Michael Hartson, 19, from Blackfoot appeared before Magistrate Judge Charles Roos Thursday for his preliminary hearing.
Hartson is charged with rape with a female under the age of 16. It is alleged the perpetrator is 18 years of age or older.
Defense attorney Ron Bird requested a reduction of Hartson's bond.
Prosecuting attorney Randy Smith countered, asking Judge Roos to increase Hartson's bond for two reasons.
First, Hartson was ordered to provide a DNA sample which he has refused to do until his attorney was present, which is his legal right.

Dinner raises funds for Blackfoot choirs

February 2, 2012

Farm Bureau offers scholarships

February 2, 2012

The Bingham County Farm Bureau Federation is offering $8,000 worth of scholarships to local high school and college students as well as $500 grants to each of the five school districts located in Bingham County.
“We want a lot of people to apply,” said Joyce Dalley, Bingham County Farm Bureau Scholarship Chair.
Six scholarships will be offered. Three are agriculture related scholarships; three are non-agriculture related scholarships.
Awards for the agriculture related scholarships are 1st place $2,500; 2nd $1,500 and 3rd $1,000.

February 1st

Otter celebrates RISE Complex at ISU

February 2, 2012

POCATELLO — Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter toured the Research and Innovation in Science and Engineering (RISE) Complex at ISU and promoted the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) Wednesday.
"I am passionate about IGEM because it's our future," Otter said. "We are engaging university campuses because from universities come the workforce of the next generation.
"IGEM combines investors with our research brain power to help Idaho become a major player in the world as we establish intellectual property," Otter said.

Police Log

February 1, 2012

Items of note from Jan. 24-30.

Blackfoot Police

BEER IN HIS PANTS: Jan. 24, 5:38 p.m.: A caller at White Eagle said a man came in and put a 40 ounce bottle of beer in his pants. They said they asked the man to put the beer back and he did. They then asked him to leave the store.

BOMB THREAT: Jan. 25, 3:47 p.m.: A woman said her sister's ex-boyfriend is threatening to put a bomb in her trailer.

STRAY DOG: Jan. 25, 5:52 p.m.: A caller at Bingham Memorial Hospital said a stray dog is running the halls of the hospital. They said he looks like Benji.

Three arrested in Shelley for heroin

February 1, 2012

Three individuals were arrested in Shelley Tuesday for drug trafficking after six grams of heroin were discovered on a routine traffic stop.
Detectives from the Bingham County Sheriff's Office and the Shelley Police Department arrested Liisa Kay Mills, 41, of Shelley, Duane Gene Harpe, 43, of Idaho Falls, and Timothy Sean Daugherty, 41, of Boise, after a traffic stop for displaying fictitious license plates at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday.
A search of the vehicle and the three subjects revealed six grams of heroin, 10 hits of LSD, methamphetamine and marijuana.

January 31st

Shelley Quilt Show today

February 1, 2012

The 13th annual Quilt Show continues today at the North Bingham County District Library, 197 W. Locust in Shelley. The library is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Classes begin at 10:15 and conclude at 4 p.m. Classes on disappearing blocks, good things come in small packages, a trunk show, pillow take and a valentine surprise. The last class at 3 p.m. will answer question about quilting problems.
Quilts can be picked up at 7 p.m. today.
On Tuesday, presenter Mona Taylor from Firth spoke about labeling quilts.

Bingham County whole as legislative district

February 1, 2012

It's official. The redistricting map that defines the legislative districts was submitted to and approved by the Secretary of State Monday.
This new plan, drafted following completion of the 2010 U.S. Census to preserve one-person, one-vote principles, will result in significant changes for the 2013 Legislature. It places at least 32 sitting representatives and senators in 10 of the 35 districts into potential primaries with incumbents, most of them Republicans.
Under the map L93 that has been approved, seven counties will be split.

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