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September 3rd

City to move forward with wastewater treatment plant improvements

September 3, 2013

The Blackfoot City Council unanimously approved pursuing 'judicial confirmation' for a new clarifier and improvements at the city's wastewater treatment plant at Tuesday's city council meeting.
A "judicial confirmation" means asking a judge to review the costs and deem it an ordinary and necessary city expense. If a judge agrees, then the city does not have to have a public vote to take on the debt.
A clarifier tank removes solids from coming into the plant from the city's sanitary sewer system and removes deposits (such as scum and oil) off the top of the water.

Injury crash on Highway 39

September 3, 2013

Another two vehicle injury crash has been reported at 1250 W on Highway 39. Please take caution, there is a road blockage present.

Free stage comedian/juggler has audience cheering

September 3, 2013

BLACKFOOT—You may not have intended to stop and watch Paul Issak perform on the free stage at the Eastern Idaho State Fair, but the comedian/juggler has a way of raising the enthusiasm and drawing people, young and old, to his show once he hits the stage.
Jason and Joni Bateman of Burley settled in to watch the show with their two children after being drawn in by the laughter and cheers of the crowds.
"We're glad we stopped in. This is fun...it's free and our kids are loving it. Look at their smiles," Joni said.

Two vehicle crash on Hwy 39

September 3, 2013

On Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at 7:27 a.m. the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash, westbound on State Highway 39, near milepost 47, near Blackfoot.

Bronson Smith, 17, of Pingree, was traveling eastbound on State Highway 39 in a 1991 Nissan Sentra. Olivia Anderson, 17, of Blackfoot, was traveling westbound on State Highway 39 in a 1992 Ford Victoria. Smith was turning northbound into All American Gas when he failed to yeild to Anderson.

Smith was transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

September 1st

Local Veteran Shiosaki Hometown Hero Medal Recipient

September 1, 2013

POCATELLO — Bingham County residents Hero Shiosaki of Blackfoot and Jose Antonio Quezada, along with Idaho Governor Butch Otter, were among 11 medal recipients honored at the 3rd Annual “Idaho’s Hometown Hero” Medal Ceremony held at the Stephens Performing Arts Center in Pocatello on Friday.

 

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