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June 26th

Snake River Library Celebrates 'End of Summer'

June 26, 2013

THOMAS — Kids are “Digging into Reading” at the Snake River School/Community Library at the “end of summer reading party” on Tuesday.
Food was served. The children made “dirt” by crushing Oreo cookies.
Pudding was added to the dirt for a sweet treat. Watermelon was also
served.
Kids also received free books and chose a flower to take home.
Story time lady, Miss Peggy Hansen, helped the children put handles on

June 25th

New library director

June 26, 2013

BLACKFOOT—To 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.

Boy Scout Celebration

June 25, 2013

FIRTH — 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

Music in the Park: Eclectic Connection to Kick off Season

June 25, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Eclectic Connection, a six piece band from Idaho Falls, will kick off the first concert of Blackfoot’s ‘Music in the Park’ season on Wednesday evening. Local musician Doug Wareing, who directs the popular “Jazz House Big Band,” has coordinated this year’s 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 year’s concert season.

June 24th

Boy Scout Encampment opens Wednesday

June 25, 2013

FIRTH — 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.

June 23rd

Shelley School Board talks budget

June 24, 2013

SHELLEY — 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:
° grade level of students (In this apportionment, more money is distributed to schools for high school students than elementary students.)
° education and experience for certified staff
° attendance

June 21st

10,000+ expected at Scout Encampment

June 22, 2013

FIRTH — The Rise Up 2013 Encampment, Celebrating 100 Years of Scouting in the LDS Church, kicks off next Wednesday.  Over 10,500 youth and adults are registered. 
"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.

Robotics team comes to Snake River Library

June 21, 2013

THOMAS — 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.
“We are hoping to host a Lego robotic camp at the Snake River Library later this summer,” 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. “I’m sure my participation with robotics was instrumental in my getting a scholarship to MIT,” he said.

June 20th

Disaster declared in Bingham County

June 20, 2013

BLACKFOOT — 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.

June 19th

Blackfoot reading program begins

June 20, 2013

BLACKFOOT—With 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.

 

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