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High winds wreaked havoc in Bingham County Wednesday afternoon causing numerous power outages, uprooting trees and damaging hangars at the Blackfoot Airport.
Winds increased throughout the morning and gusts of 58-68 mph were recorded between noon and 3 p.m. in Blackfoot. A gust of 71 mph was recorded at 2:45 p.m.
Items on note from Feb. 16-20.
FRAUD: Feb. 16. 2:52 p.m.: A man said he received a phone call and was told his grandson is overseas and had been injured and incarcerated. He said he sent $2,800 through Western Union to a person who is allegedly working for the American Embassy. He said they are continuing to call, allegedly to arrange the grandson's travel home.
OFF TARGET: Feb. 17, 10:45 a.m.: A woman said she found an arrow that has been shot into the back of her house.
The Bingham County commissioners discussed proposals to the county's animal ordinance Tuesday morning.
The changes include an increased impound fee.
This means that fees for dogs that come into the kennel would be increased by $10, $20 per animal.
Each dog coming into the kennel would be vaccinated. The increased $10 fee would cover the vaccination.
The impound cost for each cat would increase from $20 to $25. This increase cost will pay for vaccinating each cat.
The Blackfoot Community Players are pleased to announce the production of the iconic stage musical "Brigadoon." The musical opens Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Nuart Theater, 195 N. Broadway.
This highly celebrated classic has been given an up-to-date feel under the direction of Bryce and Amy Moser and follows the original screenplay of a young man who falls in love with a beautiful Scottish girl from a town that appears once every 100 hundred years. Several talented local artists are part of the production.
POCATELLO â Things are looking up for the Idaho economy, according to Idaho State University economics Professor Scott Benson who contributed to an economic forecast report on personal income.
Benson predicts a 3.4 percent increase in personal income and a 4.5 percent rise in state general fund revenues in fiscal year 2013, which begins July 1.
âPersonal income is growing, although that growth is modest in the short run and improves only slowly,â Benson said. âBut there is an upward trend and the future looks brighter than it has the last couple of years.â
Yes, the Blackfoot Senior Center still serves lunch.
No, senior citizens don't live there. (There is senior housing across the street.)
Pam Beus, director of the center for about six months, would like to educate members of the community about its function. And, she would like to get ideas about how it can better serve the community.
Seniors, those over 59-and-one-half years old, can buy a nourishing lunch five days a week (excepting holidays) for a donation of $3.50. Other members of the community are welcome to eat for $5.50 per meal.
In some respects Layne Elison's life has come full circle.
Elison was born in Blackfoot and lived here until age nine. He and his family then moved to California.
After graduating for high school in California, Elison got his education at BYU, then began teaching in Lyman, Wyo. Following two years there he and his wife Rosalinda returned to California where he taught for over 25 years.
Two years ago they returned to his Idaho roots.
Wake Up Call has moved and is open for business at its new location just west of Blackfoot at 320 W. Hwy. 26. Business hours are from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
On the menu is a good variety of coffee and non-coffee drink choices, fruit smoothies, Frappuccino, expresso, flavored steamers and hot chocolate as well as muffins, cookies and biscotti.
Drinks come in small, medium and large sizes. Prices range from $1.25 for drip coffee to $5 for specialty drinks and âeverything in between,â said owner Christie Oleson.
Following a short chase on Saturday, Blackfoot Police arrested a 19-year-old man on a variety of charges.
Aldeshon S. Nappo was charged with Aggravated Driving Under the Influence, Felony Eluding of a Peace Officer, two counts of Injury to a Child, Failure to Purchase a Driver's License and on a warrant out of Bannock County.
According to a news release, the pursuit lasted approximately one minute. When an officer attempted to make a routine traffic stop, the suspect pulled into a parking lot, then tried to maneuver out of the lot in an effort to avoid the officer.
The Blackfoot High School auto service team of Josh Spiegel and James Montgomery took fourth out of 22 teams at the Weber State auto service competition last Thursday.
Spiegel and Montgomery each won $100 worth of Matco tools, $1,500 scholarships to attend Weber State and a brand new Toyota engine for the school.
The Weber competition is a team event, said Spiegel. Students must be high school seniors to participate.
Teams came from high schools in Idaho, Oregon and Utah. A Vail, Ore., team won the competition.