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Incumbent Jensen wants to retain his seat

September 25, 2013

Longtime Blackfoot city councilman Chris Jensen is the only one of four councilman who is being challenged in the upcoming city election.
Jensen, who was elected to the council in 2005, currently holds Seat 1. He is being challenged by Kenneth Ashcraft and Andy Hasselbring.
Jensen, a Blackfoot resident of 20 years, said he's not sure why his place on the council seems to be the "hot seat" that people want - but he will strive to keep it.
"I have thought about it and I'm not sure if it's because of something that I've done wrong or something that I've done right," he said.

Children accept North Bingham Library's challenge

September 25, 2013

The North Bingham County District Library in Shelley was stuffed, filled, crammed with kids and cardboard for the first "Cardboard Challenge" conducted at the library.
The idea came from the book, "Not a Box," and the online video, "Caine's Arcade," said librarian Sesha Hammond.
"We changed the emphasis from "not a box" to "not a cardboard box," she said. "This challenge helps children use their imaginations."
"[This activity] made their minds really think," said mom Jamie Kidman. "This was a good way to get out and do something during Spud Harvest.

Community leaders address climate change in Idaho

September 25, 2013

POCATELLO—A group of students and concerned citizens gathered at the Idaho State University quad on Tuesday to hear local leaders, rancher, scientists and educators speak about climate change in Idaho. The event titled: "Time To Act, Idaho: A Climate Change Event" was hosted by a coalition of scientists, business and community leaders to help raise awareness of the impacts of extreme weather, drought and the impact on Idaho's economy and natural resources.

 

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