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August 25th

Wild, wet weather waters (our part of) world

August 26, 2013

After a summer with little rain, Blackfoot, Shelley and other parts of Bingham County got over an inch all at once.
About 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, rain and hail pounded the community, leaving 1.37 inches of water behind.
Hail, some as big as a quarter-dollar coin, also struck parts of the county. Shelley High School had enough of the icy stuff on the grass next to the building that it had the appearance of a snowdrift.

August 23rd

Sen. Risch conducts small business roundtable

August 24, 2013

Federal regulations on small business were the theme of the business roundtable hosted by Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) Friday afternoon on the University Place campus. About 30 people attended
Risch is the highest-ranking Republican) on the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
From a question about credit unions, Risch commented on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

August 22nd

Blackfoot board approves credit card policy

August 22, 2013

The Blackfoot School Board trustees started off on a positive note Thursday evening by recognizing the achievements of the Blackfoot High School tennis team.
For the first time ever, the boys tennis team won the district championship and were runners-up to the state champions.
District superintendent Chad Struhs said that some of the district's great accomplishments missed getting recognized when they happen in late May and we wanted to make sure that the team received the recognition that it deserves.

Graffiti mocks faith at Firth church

August 22, 2013

Distinguished Young Women collect shoes for service project

August 22, 2013

BLACKFOOT—They can be old, new, dirty, ugly, stinky and even mismatched. Bingham County's "Distinguished Young Women" (DYW) will take all of your unwanted shoes of every shape and size.

August 21st

Snake River passes parking plan

August 22, 2013

THOMAS — Members of the Snake River High School student council want to rent parking spaces for student parking at the high school.
"What the council wants to do is number the parking spaces," said SRHS student body president Dexton Lake. "We would charge students $15 per trimester or $40 per year for their own parking spot.
"Each student's parking space would be guaranteed and he/she wouldn't need to drive around the parking lot looking for a parking space," said Lake.

Firth woman dies in ATV accident

August 21, 2013

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -

A southeastern Idaho woman has died in an all-terrain vehicle crash near West Yellowstone.

The Montana Highway Patrol says the 84-year-old woman from Firth, Idaho lost control of the ATV she was riding as she was traveling downhill on a gravel road in Madison County. She managed to get the ATV back onto the road before it rolled. She was thrown from the vehicle and it landed on top of her.

The patrol tells The Billings Gazette the woman was not wearing a helmet and died at the scene.

Darlene Beth Bolander from Firth is the woman who died.

Arraignment set for Jack York

August 21, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Attorney Anne Taylor from Blackfoot appeared in court Wednesday morning on behalf of Jack York.
York is the former Internet Technician (IT) director at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
He is facing three felony counts of wire tapping (Interception of Wire, Electronic or Oral Communications) that allegedly occurred at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
The felony counts were determined by a Grand Jury of Bingham County in June 2013.
The warrant for his arrest has been quashed.
His arraignment is set for 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, before Sixth Judicial District Judge David Nye.

August 20th

Local woman opens dessert shop

August 20, 2013

Blackfoot has become a sweeter place with the opening of the custom cake and dessert shop "Paisley Cakes." Businesswoman and baker Lanae Lott Workman opened the shop adjacent to the Tesoro gas station on Airport Road.
Workman, a native of Blackfoot, said she has had a passion for baking and creating desserts since she was a child baking small treats in her Easy Bake Oven.
"I've spent hours decorating cakes and perfecting desserts. Desserts have always been my destiny," she said.

Blackfoot council approves budget

August 20, 2013

The Blackfoot City Council unanimously approved the city's 2013-2014 Fiscal Year Budget for $15,481,568 during a brief meeting at Blackfoot City Hall Thursday evening.
The meeting was to be a public hearing for anyone to express opposition to the proposed budget; however, out of a handful of interested patrons who showed up for the meeting, no one objected to anything on the budget.
Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue thanked the council and the city's department managers for "being reasonable and patient and contributing positively to the budget."

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