THOMASâ€” To learn why the Snake River School Board presented an honorary diploma to Mona Vee Carter, age 80, at the beginning of Wednesday's meeting, check out our print edition of Thursday's paper.
Complaints by business and property owners that pine trees along Bergener Boulevard are blocking sign visibility has turned into "a question of aesthetics," prompting a public hearing next month.
Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue addressed the city council at a meeting on Tuesday saying that the managers of Papa Murphy's and the property managers of the strip mall housing GNC, Fantastic Sams and Sally's Beauty Supply brought the issue to his attention.
Businessman and political newcomer Kenneth Ashcraft moved to Blackfoot five years ago because he landed a good job in the city. He would like to see others have the same opportunity to find a good job in Blackfoot and grow the local economy. That's why he's running for Blackfoot City Council Seat 1.
Ashcraft is vying for the seat against longtime incumbent Chris Jensen and local realtor Andy Hasselbring.
Ashcraft, who works in sales and marketing for Crary Industries (an agricultural equipment company), believes that Blackfoot already has the tools needed to attract well-paying jobs.