Archive - 2012 - Latest News
AlertID is described as a "virtual neighborhood watch" and with Halloween safety on the minds of many parents, now is the perfect time to sign up for this free countywide service. By registering at www.AlertID.com, anyone can instantly see an "easy to read" map showing where sex offenders are working or living in the area and receive important neighborhood crime and emergency information.
In recognition of Disability Awareness Month during October, Dawn Enterprises conducted an open house in Blackfoot. The facility is at 280 Cedar St. in Blackfoot.
The company has been in business 35 years. It helps disabled individuals, be they socially, mentally or physically challenged.
On Monday, guests were invited to tour the facility.
In the production part of the business, hoods are contracted to be made for a number of companies or entities.
With a resounding "ARRRGHH" and a theme of "Books Ahoy," students at Stoddard Elementary School in Blackfoot kicked off their third annual reading challenge Friday as part of the Idaho Reads! VISTA [Volunteers In Service To America] program.
Annie Tanner, Idaho Reads! VISTA representative for Stoddard, said the whole purpose of the program is to promote family literacy and encourage parent involvement in the school.
SHELLEY â The North Bingham County District Library in Shelley is asking voters to approve a bond to purchase a larger facility that has more space for people and library materials.
The library is looking to purchase and move into the former BMC West building at the north end of Shelley.
Storyteller Sesha Hammond was reading the book, âPet Show,â by Ezra jack Keats, to preschoolers.
Discussion about the book centered on vocabulary.
âWere there words in this book that are not generally in your conversation with your child?â Hammond asked the preschoolersâ parents.
BLACKFOOT â A flock of pink flamingoes, whether real or fake, is not something you see in people's yards in Blackfoot every day. However, if pink flamingoes happen to mysteriously appear in your yard within the next two week, it's likely that you've been "flocked" as part of a fundraiser for the Community Dinner Table (CDT).
Ronda Cheatham, food distribution coordinator for the CDT, said, the "You've Been Flocked" fundraiser is all in fun and is to help raise money for the CDT Christmas boxes, (food-filled boxes) that are distributed to families in need prior to Christmas.
BLACKFOOT â Some residents living around Mountain View Middle School in Blackfoot became concerned when they saw Life Flight, fire trucks and ambulances converge on the school grounds Friday afternoon. However; they were relieved to hear that all the activity was part of a Red Ribbon Week demonstration at the school. Red Ribbon Week is the largest drug and alcohol prevention campaign in the country celebrated in nearly every middle school and high school in the country.
Items of note from Oct. 9-16.
BAD LIVING CONDITIONS: Oct. 9, 2:12 p.m.: A woman requested someone to check on some small children because she heard there is no food or electricity in the home and a sex offender is living at the residence.
SMOKE BOMB: Oct. 9, 4:12 p.m.: A caller at the courthouse reported finding a red ball with a stem on it and said it may be a smoke bomb.
GAS THEFT: Oct. 9, 4:47 p.m.: A caller at Stinker Station said a vehicle left without paying for $54.91 in gas.
BLACKFOOT â Regardless of the temperature readings, Blackfoot was the hot spot to be Thursday night as hundreds of music fans from throughout the region converged to Club El Centenario for concert performances by popular bands All American Rejects, Boys Like Girls and Parachute.
Fans from as far away as Salt Lake City, began lining up outside of the club as early as 1:30 p.m. to ensure a place close to the stage, for the show that started at 7:30 p.m.
BLACKFOOT â A boil water alert has been issued for Blackfoot residents living east of Fisher Street. This area includes Blackfoot High School, Stoddard Elementary School and State Hospital South.
Fecal coliform, better known as E. coli, bacteria was found in the water supply on Thursday. These bacteria can make you sick and may pose a special health risk for infants, young children and people with severely compromised immune systems.
What should be done?
BLACKFOOT â During the month of October, dog lovers are being asked to contribute $1 to Hounds for Hadley each time they walk their dog.
Founded in 1920 by William Hadley and Dr. E.V.L. Brown, The Hadley School for the Blind offers courses free of charge to its blind and visually impaired students and their families and affordable tuition courses to blindness professionals.
Today, Hadley is the largest educator of people who are blind or visually impaired around the world, serving more than 10,000 students annually in all 50 states and 100 countries.