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Support Special Olympics Saturday

September 10, 2013

Maverik employees, law enforcement officers and military personnel from across Idaho are teaming to pump gasoline and wash windshields for customers while collecting donations for Special Olympics Idaho. Fueling Dreams for Special Olympics will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday at the Maverik station, 895 W. Bridge St. in Blackfoot.
People can participate in two ways. They can buy icons in Maverik stores through Saturday, Sept. 14, and/or fuel at Maverik on Saturday and Tip the Cop pumping gas.
Law enforcement officers will pump gas and wash windshields for tips.

Fort Hall's Chief Tahgee Elementary has first official day of classes

September 10, 2013

One hundred and seven elementary students stepped into their sparkling new classrooms for a full a day of school at the new Chief Tahgee Elementary Academy (charter school) on Tuesday.
While the school, consisting of four temporary modular units, opened about a week later than originally scheduled due to some minor glitches, principal Joel Weaver said, "We are officially in and excited to see this school become one of the best schools around."

Update on Two vehicle crash on US HWY 91

September 10, 2013

SHELLEY— At approximately 3:00 p.m. the Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle property damage crash at the intersection of US Highway 91 and 1000 North road between Shelley and Firth. Macario Oliva, 57, of Shelly, was traveling south on US Highway 91 in a 1995 GMC Manure truck when he attempted to turn left onto 1000 North road. Douglas Erickson, 59, of Layton, Utah, was also traveling south on US Highway 91 in a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier. Erickson attempted to pass Oliva in the intersection where he struck the rear of his truck.

Honoring those who were lost in 9/11

September 10, 2013

IDAHO FALLS — At 6:46 a.m. MST on Wednesday, Sept.
11th, 2013, the local “Bugles Across America” team will play the first round of Taps honoring civilians, veterans and first responders involved in the series of coordinated terrorist attacks upon the United States in New York City and Washington, D.C. on Sept. 11, 2011.
The public is invited to the event at the War Memorial on
the Greenbelt on Memorial Drive (west of the Bonneville County Courthouse).
A bell will be rung at the exact time of each of the crashes (MST), followed by the American Legion

Demolition derby brings EISF to an end

September 10, 2013

BLACKFOOT—The sound and smell of revving engines filled the air Saturday night at the Eastern Idaho State Fair [EISF] Grandstand Arena during the infamous Demolition Derby.
"I've been coming to the derby since I was three years old; it's in my blood," said Dakota Chavez of American Falls.
This year officials added two events to the traditional lists of divisions, including the truck and the figure eight division. Because a truck division was added, there were also k-rails set up a few feet from the grandstand walls as a safety precaution.

 

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