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Family opens NAPA Auto Parts store

February 15, 2013

The Smith family from American Falls has been keeping their eye out for a new place to expand their NAPA Auto Parts stores in Southeast Idaho and found the perfect opportunity in Blackfoot. They opened the doors to a new store on Monday at 1250 W. Bridge, in the old Spudnik building next to Gold's Gym. The family opened their first NAPA store in American Falls in 1998 and a second store in Aberdeen in 2008.

'Concerned Citizens of District 55" to conduct meeting on levy

February 15, 2013

"Concerned Citizens of District 55," a group formed in January to monitor the actions and decisions of Blackfoot School District 55 and share information with the public, is sponsoring a public meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center to discuss the district's supplemental levy election on March 12.
Most recently, the group spearheaded recall efforts against former school board members Scott Reese and Jenny Hong for their decisions regarding the $220,000 payout to former superintendent Scott Crane. The two have since resigned.

Police Log

February 15, 2013

Items of note from Jan. 21-Feb. 6.

Blackfoot Police

SEX OFFENSE: Jan. 21, 3:16 p.m.: A woman said a man is abusing her puppy. She said she left the dog overnight and when she came back the dog was terrified of men and will not play. She also said he did not feed or water the animal.

BREAKING IN: Jan. 22, 10:19 a.m.: A caller said it looks like a man and woman are breaking into an apartment on Cone St.

GUN FOUND: Jan. 22, 4:06 p.m.: A caller said they found a handgun in the ice in the parking lot of Rolberto's Mexican Restaurant.

County planning and zoning approves bunny bus

February 15, 2013

Jared Martin applied for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to allow livestock, particularly rabbits and poultry, in a Heavy Commercial Zone of .3 acres at 141 N. 740 W.
Martin explained his business of breeding rabbits and selling them to a company in California for slaughter.
Martin keeps roughly 1,500 rabbits on his property currently in a bus that he has pens stacked onto. Martin also has poultry that feed on the waste of the rabbits, thereby cutting down on the waste found on the site.

Tax issues, health insurance exchange keep lawmakers hopping

February 15, 2013

Taxes and a health insurance exchange were the main topics of discussion at Thursday's legislative breakfast.
Each Thursday members of the Bingham County legislative delegation speak with members of the community via Skype hookup. The Greater Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce sponsors the meeting at Stan's Restaurant.
Representatives Julie VanOrden and Neil Anderson are among 16 freshman members of the House who are encouraging Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter to include members of the Legislature on a proposed exchange oversight committee.

 

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