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Write-in candidate ends mayoral campaign

September 19, 2013

Write-in candidate Kurt Ricks, who declared his intent to run for Blackfoot mayor on Monday, decided to drop out of the race on Wednesday.
Ricks said that after consulting with his financial advisor, it was decided that he didn't have the means to back up a campaign with the needed advertising to make the campaign a success.
He also said he was disappointed that the Blackfoot Rotary Club did not invite him to a candidates luncheon on Tuesday - the day that an article ran in the Morning News announcing his candidacy.

Family owned music store celebrates five years in Blackfoot

September 19, 2013

BLACKFOOT—Five years ago when the U.S. economy was crumbling, the Claude Nielsen family of Thomas took a chance by opening a small music shop in downtown Blackfoot. That store, "Music & Families," despite the odds it was up against, has grown into a successful family business with no signs of stopping.
Claude said it all started back in the 90s when his daughter [Larene] who was about eight years old at the time - wanted to learn to play the violin.

SR trustees discuss AmeriCorps grant

September 19, 2013

Ashlee Howell, director of the Blackfoot Community Center, discussed an AmeriCorps grant to the trustees on Wednesday. This grant is a collaboration between the Blackfoot Community Center and the Snake River School District.
This grant is a school turn-around grant worth $250,000 per year. The grant is for three years.
Snake River Junior High was chosen because it is the only priority school in this area.
Asked if there were milestones, Howell explained there are quarterly reports.

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