Archive - Apr 2013 - Latest News
Items of note from March 18-25.
Bingham County Sheriff
SUSPICIOUS: March 19, 9:14 a.m.: A woman said a purple Jeep is parked in front of her house and the is a male inside the Jeep that is acting suspicious.
STANDING AROUND: March 20, 12:47 a.m.: A man said there are three males standing around a vehicle off to the side of the road and he believes this to be suspicious.
Idaho Disposal Systems, a recycling business on Wilson Street in Blackfoot, closed down last fall. However, that didn't stop people from continuing to drop off their garbage (recyclable or otherwise) - creating what began to resemble a mini- landfill in the parking lot.
With the spring thaw and windy conditions, the garbage was becoming more than eyesore, blowing into yards and up and down the street; prompting complaints from residents in the area and throughout the community.
Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue signed a proclamation at a gathering at Blackfoot City Hall Tuesday morning proclaiming April 9, 2013 as the "Mayor's Day of Recognition for Volunteerism and National Service."
Volunteer representatives from about 20 non-profit service organizations from the community gathered for the signing which was coordinated with the help of Henry Henscheid of Blackfoot. He volunteers on the Serve Idaho Commission, a division of the idaho Department of Labor, encouraging volunteerism around the state.
Stalker Elementary School received a check for $1,500 from Idaho Power's "Powering Tomorrow Grants" on Monday. Now in its third year, the grant campaign recognizes schools and organizations working toward unique innovative educational programs with grants up to $1,500.
The money will be used to continue the "Learn and Be Fit" exercise program at the school in conjunction with Gold's Gym in Blackfoot.
Thirteen Blackfoot High School young men took the stage last Friday night to compete for Distinguished Dude 2013.
The young men are judged, roughly, on the same points as their counterpartsâ€”the young ladies competing for Distinguished Young Women.
The guys compete in talent, fitness and strut.
Distinguished Dude 2013 is Chris Fisk. For this honor, he earned $100 cash.
Zach Later won $50 for second place. Camdon Chidester won $25 for his third place finish. Haydon Acor was fourth.
BLACKFOOT â€” It's a sure sign of summertime fun in Blackfoot. The headgates are open and water is now filling the lake at Jensen Grove.
Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue said that this year's filling of the lake is starting about two weeks earlier than last year.
"Right now the reservoirs are in good shape and we can take advantage of the natural water flow coming from the Snake River until the irrigation season starts," he said.
Virtue said it will take about 10 days to completely fill the lake.
BLACKFOOT â€” A group of Blackfoot High School students have presented proposals for consideration to the Blackfoot School Board on weighted grades and how graduation speakers are selected in hopes of making a change for future generations of Blackfoot High School graduates.
BLACKFOOT â€” Helping to provide food to those who need it is a never ending job in Bingham County. Now some area food pantries have been consolidated to one location at the Blackfoot Senior Citizen Center (20 E. Pacific St.) for food pick-up every Thursday from 3-6 p.m.
According to Pam Beus, executive director of the Blackfoot Senior Center, the pantry food is provided by the Idaho Food Bank, Community Dinner Table, LDS Bishop's Storehouse and the Blackfoot Senior Citizen Center.
It's spring and many a fancy turns to riding motorcycles.
Kathy Autry was driving out of the Taco Time parking lot on Tuesday evening when she broadsided a motorcycle driven by Jesse Salas. Emergency 911 was alerted at 7:25 p.m.
Autry was driving a Buick Regal from the parking lot unto Bridge Street. She had her seat belt on. The air bags did not deploy so there wasn't a lot of speed, said Detective Paul Hardwicke and Community Program Coordinator for the Blackfoot City Police.
Autry was cited for failure to yield from an alley or driveway.
Items of note from March 15-18.
Bingham County Sheriff
AX VS WINDOW: March 15, 4:45 p.m.: A caller said their daughter left their vehicle at Firth High School and someone put an ax through the windshield. They said the ax is still inside the vehicle.
UNDERAGE DRINKING: March 16, 9:38 p.m.: A caller said there are 20 juveniles drinking near the archery range and Rose Ponds.
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL: March 17, 1:41 a.m.: A man said he rolled his truck after falling asleep at the wheel. He said there are no injuries.