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Child dies in accident

September 8, 2013

A 4-year-old boy from Blackfoot is dead after being struck by a car on Saturday.
According to Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland, the accident took place during a youth football game at Snake River High School about 5:30 p.m. Conner Covington was playing on the east side of the fence. when a woman driving a SUV prepared to leave, Rowland said the boy darted in front of the vehicle and was run over.
The child was taken to Bingham Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Rowland said the investigation into the accident is continuing.

Hatchery one step in bringing sockeye back

September 8, 2013

Collaboration and “we have a lot more work to do” were the two points consistently made Friday at the dedication of the Springfield Hatchery.
“This is an important next step in a very important resource,” said Ed Schriever, Idaho Department Fish & Game Fisheries bureau chief. “This is the largest success story in recovery of an animal from Lonesome Larry to where we are now.
“We are not just about raising fish,” he said. “This is magical but it’s not magic.”
 “There’s science behind this,” said Schriever. “Genetic analysis is used for the maximum amount of production.”

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