Archive - 2012 - Latest News
BLACKFOOT â€“ Bingham County residents who are interested in running for county public offices can pick up their Declaration of Candidacy packets in the County Clerkâ€™s Election office at the courthouse in Blackfoot.
Today is the first day to file. Candidates may do so from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The filing period closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 6.
The names of qualified candidates will be on the ballot for the Primary Election on Tuesday, May 15.
Items of note from Feb. 21-23.
LITTERING: Feb. 21, 7:37 a.m.: A woman said someone put trash in her vehicle and on her windshield.
SHOTS FIRED: Feb. 21, 3:04 p.m.: A woman said she heard four gunshots near Goodwin Drive.
GAS THEFT: Feb. 21, 6:43 p.m.: A caller at Maverik reported a vehicle leaving without paying for $15.04 in gas.
JOYRIDING: Feb. 22, 2:35 a.m.: A woman said her daughter loaned her vehicle to a friend without permission.
A local attorney made Inquiry on behalf of a client in the Bingham County clerk's office about the process of recalling a school trustee in the Blackfoot School District on Thursday.
This recall inquiry was made regarding school trustee Peter Lipovac who represents Zone 1. Lipovac was elected and took office in 2009. His term ends in 2013.
As of 2011, the county handles all elections.
According to Idaho Code 34-1702, the [recall] petition shall be filed with the county clerk of the county wherein the district is located.
Steven Moldenhauer has found a unique way to raise awareness about heart disease. As part of his "Thumbs Up for Women's Heart Health Month" campaign, Moldenhauer is painting people's thumbnails aorta red. Moldenhauer is conducting this campaign in support of his sister, Brady Meline, who suffers from microvascular disfunction and Prinzmetal spasms.
Moldenhauer said he started to get the idea for the "Thumbs Up" campaign earlier this week as he watched Meline paint her thumbnails red.
The quarter horse, BCR Buds For All, won the Portland Meadows quarter horse race Monday. This 5-year-old American Quarter Horse is owned by Jeff Steadman of Blackfoot.
"You have a 10 percent chance of winning because there are 10 horses running," Steadman said.
Steadman bought Buddy as a weinlingâ€”a 5-month-old coltâ€”from Billingsley Creek Ranch.
Buddy was bred for running, Steadman said. Buddy is now 5 years old. Monday's race was Buddy's 26th. He has won seven starts.
BLACKFOOT â€” Some community leaders gathered at Tommy Vaughn's Grill Thursday morning to learn where money donated through the Friends of Scouting goes.
They learned that the $1,020,000 raised in the Grand Teton Council helped fund the activities of over 21,000 Scouts and 11,000 leaders in the local Boy Scouts of America units.
"You make a large difference in the lives of boys," noted Council president Jeff Wheeler.
BLACKFOOT â€” Members of the Blackfoot School District board of trustees heard a report about the feasibility of consolidating the Blackfoot Sixth Grade School with Mountain View Middle School during Thursday's monthly meeting.
"Do we continue in the way we do business or be progressive in our thoughts," Deidre Taylor asked as she introduced the committee's report on the subject.
She said the possible move has two componentsâ€”academic and financial.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Community Center is celebrating its fifth anniversary by throwing a birthday party on Friday from 4-7 p.m. The party will include delicious food and activities that children of all ages will enjoy. For more information about the party, see tomorrow's Morning News.
The Snake River school board trustees accepted the resignation of Chris Cox, Snake River Junior High principal, and Selena Clark Rockford special education aide, at their February school board meeting Wednesday.
Board members also appointed Ray Carter, assistant principal at SRHS, as the junior high school principal until the end of the school year.
Administrative intern Steve Morton and Athletic Director Bob Coombs will help with the duties Carter is leaving at the high school.
A group of senior Brigham Young University-Idaho public relations students is carrying out a childhood obesity awareness campaign in Blackfoot.
The campaignâ€™s focus is to increase Blackfootâ€™s awareness of childhood obesity, and the negative effects it has on a childâ€™s physical and emotional wellbeing. The groupâ€™s work has been boosted by working with United Way, a prominent national non-profit organization with offices in Pocatello.