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POCATELLO â€” Stopping at railroad crossings when a train approaches was the lesson "Idaho Operation Lifesaver" wanted motorists to learn. Motorist safety was first and foremost as Union Pacific (UP) conducted "Officer On A Train" last Friday.
"We're only trying to save their life," said Patrolman Akilah Lacy of the Pocatello Police Department.
During the "Officer On A Train" enforcement effort, one officer is placed in the lead locomotive of a train as a spotter. This officer observed traffic approaching the highway rail intersections as the train proceeded down the tracks.
BLACKFOOT â€“ All polling places in Bingham County are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday for the General Election. Polling locations are:
Electors in Blackfoot precincts 1, 2 & 3 (also 23) will vote at Mountain View Middle School, 645 Mitchell Ln.
Blackfoot 4 â€” Stalker Elementary, 991 W. Center.
Blackfoot 5 â€” Ridge Crest Elementary, 800 Airport Rd.,
Blackfoot 6 â€” Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC), 870 S. Fisher Ave.
Firth 7 & 8 â€” Johnson Elementary, 735 N. 600 E.
Groveland 9 (also 22) â€” Groveland Elementary, 165 N. 375 W., Blackfoot.
If you're the owner of a small company looking for safety training, etc., there's a firm in Shelley seeking your business.
David Porter, his wife Catherine, son Jamal and five other employees offer 77 different courses. They range from professional development, industrial safety and nuclear operations training. Their client list includes the Idaho National Laboratory, the Department of Energy and the National Guard Bureau.
The Shelley-Firth fire district is asking voters to approve a $1.7 million bond. In Shelley, the bond will pay for property and a new fire house. In Firth, the fire station will be renovated and two brush trucks purchased.
The bond request voted on last May was defeated by eight votes. The amount of the bond--$1.7 million--is the same as requested in May, however, fire district official hopes voters will approve it this time. The amount requested is not an addition to the bond that was defeated in May.
To pass this bond, a super majority of votersâ€”67 percentâ€”must approve.
On Sunday Daylight Savings Time will end; that's when folks can move clocks back for an extra hour in the day. It's also a great time to change the batteries in smoke alarms, ensuring that alarms will be good in working order throughout the winter months.
Seven-year-old Rozzlyn Cazier may not look like a hero, but she has a plaque from the Shelley Fire Department that declares that she is.
Fire Chief Mike Carter presented the plaque and gift certificates from Red Robin and Kiwi Loco to Rozzlyn in front of her schoolmates at Sunrise Elementary on Friday.
On Oct. 8 of this year, Amber Cazier and Rozzlyn were in an arena near Shelley. Amber, a horse trainer, was inside when a horse kicked her in the face. Amber suffered serious skull fractures.
It was a tragic ending to a long day of searching along the Snake River, near Wadworth Island west of Blackfoot, as searchers recovered the body of Vaughn Kepler, 59, of Blackfoot early Thursday evening.
An 18-wheeler semi-truck tipped over Thursday morning. The accident was on Highway 91, just south of the railroad crossings, around the 200 block of SW Main, in Blackfoot. The semi was hauling two flat beds filled with one-ton hay bales.
The front flat bed and the tractor tipped over on their sides. Strapped to the flat bed were 20 hay bales, each weighing one ton.
"It was pretty busted up," said Blackfoot Police Chief Dave Moore.
"We turned the accident over to the Idaho State Police (ISP)," said the chief. "[The Blackfoot police] gave support traffic-wise.
Homelessness in a small town may not be as visible as it is in a big city; however, it is still a problem and it is affecting students and families in the community. Officials at Blackfoot School District 55 are reminding those with school aged children (K-12) that help is available through the "McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvement Act," a program to keep kids in school with the supplies, transportation and meals that they need.
Grammy-nominated artist Jenny Oaks Baker is performing in concert at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday at the Snake River High School auditorium. Tickets are $10 per person.
Baker will teach two workshops that will run from 4-6:15 p.m. on Saturday. One is a master class. The subject of the second workshop is yet to be announced.
"A master class is kind of a private lesson in front of an audience," Baker said. "I'm instructing the student as well as the audience.
The price to attend the workshops is $5 per person for one workshop; $8 per person to attend both.
To get tickets, call 684-9684.