Archive - Jul 2012 - Latest News
Twenty-seven bicyclists had a stopover in Blackfoot Monday night as they continued their 4K (4,000) miles in 70 days biking adventure across the U.S.
They ride with an organization called Biking Across America whose purpose to highlight cancer awareness. This ride started May 27 from Baltimore, Maryland, and will end Aug. 4 in Portland, Ore. Â
Each rider raised at least $4,500 before taking on the challenge of this ride across America. Rider Venkatesh Srinivas from New Jersey raised $10,000; rider Joshua Wilkins from Philadelphia raised $11,000.
A plane belonging to AvCenter of Pocatello crashed in a grain field near the Rockford Airport at 9:50 a.m. Monday, said Bingham County Sheriff Dave Johnson.
The single engine, two-passenger plane was on a cross country flight when the engine lost power, Johnson said. Bobby Picker, 63, of Idaho Falls was piloting the plane and had one passenger, Craig Hansen, 30, also of Idaho Falls.
Picker tried to glide the plane into the Rockford Airport but was short of the airport and landed in the field. The plane flipped upside down because of the muddy, uneven ground.
POCATELLO â€” With their distinctive yellow vests standing out against the black and barren hillsides, they called themselves the 'worker-bees,' and swarms of them converged upon the fire ravaged hills of Pocatello Saturday afternoon â€” eager to lend a helping hand to a neighboring community in need during a massive fire clean-up effort organized by the LDS Church.
The theory of how to show a pig sounds pretty simple, even fun, right up to the point when a live pig is added to the equation.
4-H kids spent Friday learning about swine, how to take care of them and show them at the first Eastern Idaho Swine Camp at the state fairgrounds. The kids learned how to give shots, how to notch ears, the different breeds of pigs, what to feed them and how to show them.
Presenter Lynsee Shaffer from Albany, Ind., taught four tips about showing swine.
"My first and most important tip is always maintain eye contact with the judge," Shaffer said.
The showmen range in ages from four to 70 and come from all walks of life. The one thing they have in common is a love for tiny horses. All were gathered at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds Friday for the 10th annual Snake River Miniature Horse Club (SRMHC) Show.
Items of note from June 11-21.
COIN FRAUD: June 11, 12:46 p.m.: A caller at the Short Stop said a man came in and traded a roll of dimes for cash. The caller said they just discovered the dimes are actually pennies and said the incident was caught on video.
ROCK VS WINDOW: June 11, 8:44 p.m.: A woman said someone threw a rock through her window.
POOL OF BLOOD: June 11, 10:58 p.m.: A man said his friend is laying in a pool of blood.
BLACKFOOT â€” Everyone is looking for ways to stretch their dollar in these tough economic times. That is why business woman Heidi Sasser said she and her husband Dev Sasser decided to open 'Yesterday's Bread & More' in Blackfoot.
"We've been looking for a small business opportunity," said Sasser. "We realize people are pinching their pennies these days and we thought opening 'Yesterday's Bread' in Blackfoot would be a good way to help people save money and give back to the community."
This if the fourth year that Mac's Sno-Shack has been positioned in the triangle across from Les Schwab Tire Center.
This family business is owned by Terrel and Carma McDermott.
"I think we have this business because my mom feel in love with the flavors," said daughter Pam McDermott. "It's good to be young at heart."
The shaved ice is ordered from Grey Ice. Reed's Dairy delivers the cream. The sugar is purchased at Ridley's.
Shirley Brumfield, president of the Greater Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce, introduced Letitia (Tish) Dahmen as the organization's new executive director on Wednesday.
Dahmen replaces Leah Rigby, who resigned for personal reasons, effective Monday.
She has a journalism degree from the University of Idaho and has worked in marketing, advertising and editing.
"I worked for the Chamber in Heber City (Utah) for five years and I loved the work," Dahmen said of her decision to seek the director's position.
BLACKFOOTâ€” The Charlotte fire that burned the Mink Creek area June 28, leaving 66 families without homes, has hit close to home in Blackfoot, leaving many wanting to reach out and help those affected.
Zumba instructor Lacy Grover noticed how many of her own students were willing to offer what they had and quickly put together a combined effort for donations.