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Historic cafe in danger

July 2, 2013

FORT HALL—The Fort Hall Cafe on Highway 91 is the oldest operating
business within the boundaries of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation and
owner Ginger Blevins does not want to see it close.
However, a sluggish economy the past few years has Blevin struggling to keep the doors open.
The building, on the grounds of the original Fort Hall townsite, was built
in 1918. It served as the Wigwam Bar back in the 50’s and 60’s until the reservation went dry. It then served as a bustling restaurant and coffee shop for locals and those passing through town.

Blackfoot policeman a hero at accident

July 2, 2013

BLACKFOOT — An Idaho State Police trooper is among those crediting
a Blackfoot police officer with saving a man’s life on Saturday.
At approximately 8:45 a.m., ISP’s Marcus Graham investigated a two-vehicle injury crash on US91 at milepost 103, just north of Blackfoot.
Boyd Gettman, 47, of Pocatello, was traveling west in a 2000 Ford Expedition on N. 100 W. (Merkley Lane), when he made a left turn unto
US 91.
A 1980 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by Kenneth Sellers, age 60, was
traveling northbound on US91 when the impactoccurred.

City ready for Pride Days

July 2, 2013

BLACKFOOT—Hold on to today's copy of the Morning News. It holds the full July 4th/Blackfoot Pride Days schedule featuring three packed days of food and fun July 4-6.
The summertime tradition, which started back in the 1980's to "celebrate the community," kicks off with July 4th celebrations including the Fireworks Show at Jensen Grove at dusk and two community concerts.

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