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Local miller receives national award

June 11, 2013

Tim Carroll, director of milling at Pendleton Flour Mills (PFM) in Blackfoot was named the 2013 Milling Operative of the Year.
He received the award last May during the 117th annual conference and expo of the International Association of Operative Millers. The conference took place in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
Sosland Publishing Co.'s "Milling & Baking News" has given this award since 1986. The award recognizes the active milling operative who has made a significant contribution to milling from an operations' point of view.

Smith Resigns

June 11, 2013

BLACKFOOT —Randy Smith officially resigned from his position as a prosecutor in the Bingham County prosecutor’s office on Thursday, June 6,
said Bingham County Prosecuting Attorney Cleve Colson. Smith was hired as a
prosecutor in the county office in August 2010. He was the prosecuting attorney on some high-profile cases. These included the sexual abuse case of former Snake River Junior High principal Christopher Cox in 2012 and the
“hazing” cases against Logan Chidester, Nathan Walker and Tyson Katseanes in 2010.

Basic American awards grant to Blackfoot Fire Department

June 11, 2013

The Blackfoot Fire Department recently received a $5,000 grant from Basic American Food to help purchase a fire extinguisher simulator.
“This is for training,” said Fire Chief Kevin Gray. “The simulator will be used for classes and for training.
Without the simulator, 30 to 40 fire extinguishers need to be filled for training exercises.
The simulator has a screen like a television set. As the firemen train with fire extinguishers, the simulator tracks them as they “pull, aim, squeeze and sweep” with fire extinguishers.
“It saves you dollars and is a little less risky,” Gray said.

 

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