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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.
Another two vehicle injury crash has been reported at 1250 W on Highway 39. Please take caution, there is a road blockage present.
BLACKFOOTâ€”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.
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.
POCATELLO â€” 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 â€śIdahoâ€™s Hometown Heroâ€ť Medal Ceremony held at the Stephens Performing Arts Center in Pocatello on Friday.
BLACKFOOT â€” Working as the head maintenance man for the Eastern Idaho State Fair (EISF) may not be the most glamourous job in the world, but it is an important one and a job that Barry Adams has enjoyed for over 20 years.
As a Blackfoot native, Adams grew up enjoying the EISF. These days he sees it from quite a different perspective saying, " As maintenance manager, it's my job to make sure that everything at the fair operates smoothly and there's a lot more to it than people think. The fair couldn't operate without us [the maintenance department]," he exclaimed.
BLACKFOOT â€” If you want to know where the best fair food is, you should ask members of the media. After all, they're accustomed to eating on the run, as many people do when they're enjoying the Eastern Idaho State Fair.
On Thursday about 20 media members gathered at the Fairgrounds to judge this year's entries in the Fairest of Them All and Best New Fair Food categories.
Outlaw Catering took away the golden corndog trophy in both categories, winning with its Bullseye Burger in the Fairest of Them All and with their Grilled Cheese Donot in the Best New Food competition.
THOMASâ€” The Bingham County Sheriff's Department reports that some power poles were damaged by a truck this morning on Highway 39 and Thomas Roads and that traffic may be slow in the area while they're getting repaired.
Administrators of the North Bingham County District Library in Shelley are asking voters to approve a $5 million bond for a new library. A super majority or two-thirds approval is required to pass this bond.
"We need a new library because we need more space for programing, computers, books and materials," said Heidi Riddoch, director of the library. "It's impossible to do everything so that we can offer what we need to offer.
"We need to stay up to date to meet the needs of the community," she said. "We also need more than one community room.
ABERDEEN â€” The plant facility levy for the Aberdeen School District was approved by voters Tuesday. Voters were asked to approve a plant facility levy in the amount of $275,000 per year for five years.
The levy needed a super majority to pass; at least 67 percent of the voters needed to approve the levy.
The final tally was 147 for and 66 against. Sixty-nine percent of the voters approved the levy; 31 percent opposed it.
The vote totals were:
Â° absenteeâ€”9 for; 16 against.
Â° Springfield precinct 16â€”40 for; 20 against.
Â° Aberdeen precinct 15â€”98 for; 30 against.