Archive - Jun 2013 - Latest News
THOMAS â Kids are âDigging into Readingâ at the Snake River School/Community Library at the âend of summer reading partyâ on Tuesday.
Food was served. The children made âdirtâ by crushing Oreo cookies.
Pudding was added to the dirt for a sweet treat. Watermelon was also
Kids also received free books and chose a flower to take home.
Story time lady, Miss Peggy Hansen, helped the children put handles on
BLACKFOOTâTo say that Lisa Harral "knows the library" is an understatement. Harral started working at the Blackfoot Public Library in 1980 while she was just in high school; now, over 30 years later, Harral has been named Library Director - an opportunity that she welcomes wholeheartedly.
FIRTH â The population of Firth will explode on Wednesday when over
10,500 scouts and their leaders arrive on site at the
Boy Scout Encampment.
âFirth will be the 14th largest city in Idaho for
four days,â said Brent Stolworthy. âItâs going to
be a great time for all the
Three activity centers have been erected on site. All three activity centers are exactly the same, said Paul FitzSimon, who is over tower construction.
The climbing towers are 32 feet high. Zip lines come off each corner of
BLACKFOOT â Eclectic Connection, a six piece band from Idaho Falls, will kick off the first concert of Blackfootâs âMusic in the Parkâ season on Wednesday evening. Local musician Doug Wareing, who directs the popular âJazz House Big Band,â has coordinated this yearâs concert series - carrying on the tradition that Blackfoot man, the late Butch Hulse, started four years ago. The Bingham Memorial Hospital board of directors and administrators have, again, stepped up to sponsor this yearâs concert season.
FIRTH â The population of Firth will explode on Wednesday when over 10,500 scouts and their leaders arrive on site at the Boy Scout Encampment.
"Firth will be the 14th largest city in Idaho for four days," said Brent Stolworthy. "It's going to be a great time for all the kids."
Three activity centers have been erected on site.
All three activity centers are exactly the same, said Paul FitzSimon, who is over tower construction.
The climbing towers are 32 feet high. Zip lines come off each corner of the towers and are 300-400 feet long.
SHELLEY â June is budget hearing month for all school boards in Idaho. The budget hearing for the Shelley School District took place on Thursday.
"Next year, we will need to learn how to live within our means," said Business Manager Trish Dixon.
Ninety percent of the salary based apportionment is based on three factors:
Â° grade level of students (In this apportionment, more money is distributed to schools for high school students than elementary students.)
Â° education and experience for certified staff
FIRTH â The Rise Up 2013 Encampment, Celebrating 100 Years of Scouting in the LDS Church, kicks off next Wednesday.Â Over 10,500 youth and adults are registered.Â
"After nearly 2 years of planning we are excited that the event is finally here," said Brian Porter, Director of Support Service, Boy Scouts of America, Grand Teton Council.
Workers from Signature Party Rental from Idaho Falls were on site Friday erecting the dining hall tent. The tent is 40 feet wide, 75 feet long and 10 feet high.
THOMAS â Books and robots. What could be more fun?
The Live Wire Robotics team read books and showed off two robots to summer readers at the Snake River School/Community Library Wednesday.
âWe are hoping to host a Lego robotic camp at the Snake River Library later this summer,â said Live Wire Robotics member Dirk Stahlecker. A date is yet to be set.
Stahlecker will be a sophomore at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(MIT) in Cambridge, Mass., this fall. âIâm sure my participation with robotics was instrumental in my getting a scholarship to MIT,â he said.
BLACKFOOT â Bingham County commissioners declared water shortage emergency in Bingham County on Monday.
The declaration states, "A disaster emergency is hereby declared to exist with Bingham County created by a severe water shortage creating an imminent threat to property, public utilities, etc."
Aberdeen-Springfield Canal Company made this request. It was adopted unanimously in an open special session.
General Manager Steven Howser said, "Aberdeen-Spring Canal Company (ASCC) irrigates about 62,000 acres through 200 miles of canals and laterals in Bingham and Power Counties.
BLACKFOOTâWith orange highway cones in place and librarians dressed as construction workers, the library was bustling with parents and children Wednesday afternoon for the first day of the summer reading program - "Dig Into Reading at Blackfoot Public Library."
The fun, 'construction themed' program will keep kids busy through July with activities and the opportunity to win prizes by reading books.