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Shoshone-Bannock Hotel has soft opening

July 27, 2012

The customer service was impeccable and the pride was evident among all the employees, from the bellman at the front door to the women serving coffee in the deli, at Friday's soft opening of the sparkling new $47 million Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center.
Members of the tribe broke ground on the 83-acre plot of land in April of 2011, and what was approximately a 14-month construction project, is now a crown jewel in East Idaho, ready and open for business.

ISP trooper raising money for Special Olympics

July 27, 2012

Idaho State Patrolman Horacio Caldera made camp on the top of Tommy Vaughn's Thursday evening to raise money for Special Olympics. He will come down from his rooftop perch at 9 p.m. this evening.
It's all part of Blackfoot's first "Cop on Top" event, a fundraiser created to raise money and awareness for the Special Olympics. The Special Olympics are a sports training and athletic competition of "Olympic-like" sports for children and young adults with intellectual difficulties.
"We're very happy to help with the Special Olympics," said Camille Rupe.

Local man released to house arrest

July 27, 2012

Local man to be released to house arrest with restrictions

Appearing before Seventh District Judge David Nye Friday, Jesse William Whipkey learned he will be released, awaiting his sentencing, under certain restrictions.
Whipkey has been incarcerated in the Bingham County Jail since February.
Whipkey pleaded guilty in June to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Initially charged with attempted murder, Whipkey had a three-day trial before he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault.

Blackfoot School District reviews goals for year

July 27, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot School District 55 'Board of Trustees' met Thursday evening at the district office for their monthly meeting where interim superintendent Chad Struhs lined out some of the district's goals for the upcoming school year.

 

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