Archive - Apr 6, 2012 - Latest News
Blackfoot police are asking the public to call their department with information regarding BB shots that were fired into vehicle windows over the past couple of weeks. Call 785-1235.
The damage has been done in the dark hours of night, Lt. Scott Gay said. The windows damaged on vehicles were on the side of the vehicle facing the road.
Two juveniles have also been arrested and charged with gang- related graffiti that appeared on buildings in Blackfoot Wednesday night and Thursday morning, Gay said. Fifteen or 16 incidents have been reported.
The judge in the case of former Blackfoot High School janitor Joshua Michael Jenkins retained jurisdiction for 365 days to give Jenkins an opportunity to "get you the help you need,on Friday." Senior Judge Peter D. McDermott told Jenkins, age 37, from Chubbuck, he must apply to a substance abuse or mental health program.
"We are offering you services and structure," Judge McDermott said.
"Probation is not appropriate in this case," the judge said. "If you succeed in completing this program, you can be brought back here to be put on probation."
Items of note: March 24-29.
WIND SPRINTS: March 24, 6:52 p.m.: A caller said two small girls are running back and forth in the area. They are about three-years-old.
$1,000: March 25, 11:18 a.m.: A man said someone broke into his house on Friday. He said he doesn't think anything of his is missing but his roommate is missing $1,000.
BAD NEIGHBOR: March 25, 12:51 p.m.: A woman at Sunset Manor said her neighbor threw her garbage can and kicked it. She said her door was open and she told him not to come in and he came in anyway and stood by the fridge.
BLACKFOOT â€“ Idaho farmers and gardeners will always tell you the weather is their boss, but Richard Johnson, owner of Grove City Gardens in Blackfoot, recently invested in a new greenhouse and high tunnels that he hopes will significantly extend their normal growing season and show Mother Nature a better way.
â€śIt seems like so much depends on the weather,â€ť said Johnson. â€śI expect this to add an extra two months to the front end of our growing season and another two months on the back end.â€ť
BLACKFOOT â€” With autism in the news lately, and with April being National Awareness Month, Kris Jaques, OTR/L, owner of Camp Hippo, shared some of her knowledge recently.
She began with a young mother's story.
FORT HALL â€” Each day when he goes to work, Jim Metzger sees a little more progress on the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center.
Metzger is the Director of Hospitality for the facility going up in front of the Fort Hall Casino. Thursday he and Randy'L Teton, the Tribes' public affair manager, showed the progress workmen are making on the building.
"We have between 120 and 140 employees working on-site every day," Metzger said. He added those numbers will remain fairly stable when the hotel opens for business.
"Currently we have contractors from throughout the region," Teton added.