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BLACKFOOT â€” Students, staff and guests were were humbled and inspired at a Veteran's Day assembly at Mountain View Middle School (MVMS) on Friday. Veterans from past and recent wars were honored and remembered.
Student Jesus Espinoza welcomed the veterans saying, "We cannot and will not forget those who paid the price for our freedom."
BLACKFOOT â€” Miles and Angela Clark have owned and operated the Blackfoot Chevron for the last 20 years.
â€śI have been working shifts at a gas station since I was 13. I started working at one when I was 9.â€ť said Miles of his career. Miles started working for his dad who had a gas station in Burley. His father eventually purchased the ground to build a Chevron station in Blackfoot in 1992 and Miles and Angela purchased it from Mileâ€™s dad.
â€śWe started with the Chevron modular building, a pre-built station provided by Chevron. It got pretty small pretty quick.â€ť said Miles.
THOMAS â€“ To improve communication with the schools, students, parents and patrons, the Snake River School District is offering a free â€śAppâ€ť to anyone and everyone who wants it.
This app can be added to any Apple or Droid device, iPAD, smart phone or Droid tablet.
â€śThe school district has a web page and Facebook page, we are adding this to get better communications out to patrons,â€ť said Lorrie Surerus, Technical Director of the Snake River School District. â€śWe want to improve community relations with patrons and students.
Local results are in:
U.S. House Dist. 1 -- 327 of 459 precincts reporting
Raul Labrador [R]
Jimmy Farris [D]
Rob Oates [L]
U.S. House Dist 2 -- 508 of 508 precincts reporting
Mike Simpson [R]
Nicole LeFavour [D]
Prop 1 - Teacher Contract -- 966 of 968 precincts reporting
Prop 2 - Teacher Bonus Pay -- 966 of 968 precincts reporting
Prop 3 - Online Courses -- 966 of 968 precincts reporting
BLACKFOOT â€” A great turnout in precincts throughout Bingham County slowed down the vote count Tuesday night.
"There was an enormous turnout," said Bingham County Clerk Sara Staub. "We're pleased with it.
"We're sorry some people had to wait at the polls."
Bingham County Election Director Marlene Jensen said the count delay could be attributed to the two-page ballot, the write-in for county commissioner and the vast amount of people who came out to vote.
BLACKFOOT â€” Based upon early returns, Bingham County voters re-elected Idaho State Senator Steve Bair by slightly over a 2-1 margin.
With just five of 31 precincts counted at midnight, Bair had 68 percent of the vote while challenger Cherie Harding Clawson had 32 percent.
Neil Anderson and and Julie Van Orden were poised to win seats in the Idaho House of Representatives. Anderson had a 76-24 percent lead over Barbara Ann Clark while Van Orden led Jeannie m. James 79-21 percent.
BLACKFOOT â€” This was the first time Bingham County has early pick up in selected precincts.
These precincts were
Â° Firth 7
Â° Firth 8
Â° Groveland 9
Â° Jamestown 10
Â° Rockford 12
Â° Shelley 13
Â° Shelley 14
Â° Shelley 21
Close to 6,000 ballots have already been received at the courthouse. This year, Bingham County received 21 percent of the registered ballots were received by absentee ballot be the absentee ballots delivered in person, mailed-in and homebound.
Items of note from Oct. 16-24.
ONLINE CHAT: Oct. 16, 4:38 p.m.: A man said his daughter has been in contact with a boy in Georgia who may be 18 and has been involved in gang activity.
SHEARS: Oct. 16, 6:53 p.m.: A caller at Fantastic Sam's reported the theft of a pair of cutting shears.
HARASSMENT: Oct. 16, 7:56 p.m.: A woman said there was a threatening letter left on her door and her tires have been slashed.
BLACKFOOTâ€”An impromptu poll in Bingham County showed that most residents are voting no to propositions 1, 2 and 3 for Idaho's education reform. "The hardest part in voting no was that there was good in with the bad." said Bonnie Hepworth, "We need reforms, that is fact. I did vote no because I couldn't abide the bad that went with the good." Others are hoping that perhaps the propositions could be repackaged in a more reasonable manner.
BLACKFOOTâ€” Long lines were reported this morning at Riverside Elementary, home to voting districts 17 and 24. With the clock ticking on voting time, lines are expected to get longer as voters show up after work to give their voice to the polls.
Jonathan Swain voted at Mountain View Middle School just before lunch time. "It was steady, but very little wait." said Swain. "It always feels like a well-oiled machine when I've gone. Props to the poll workers!!"
Marvin Miles was the first to cast his vote at the BPAC early this morning as the polls opened.