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August 21st

Firth woman dies in ATV accident

August 21, 2013

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -

A southeastern Idaho woman has died in an all-terrain vehicle crash near West Yellowstone.

The Montana Highway Patrol says the 84-year-old woman from Firth, Idaho lost control of the ATV she was riding as she was traveling downhill on a gravel road in Madison County. She managed to get the ATV back onto the road before it rolled. She was thrown from the vehicle and it landed on top of her.

The patrol tells The Billings Gazette the woman was not wearing a helmet and died at the scene.

Darlene Beth Bolander from Firth is the woman who died.

Arraignment set for Jack York

August 21, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Attorney Anne Taylor from Blackfoot appeared in court Wednesday morning on behalf of Jack York.
York is the former Internet Technician (IT) director at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
He is facing three felony counts of wire tapping (Interception of Wire, Electronic or Oral Communications) that allegedly occurred at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
The felony counts were determined by a Grand Jury of Bingham County in June 2013.
The warrant for his arrest has been quashed.
His arraignment is set for 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, before Sixth Judicial District Judge David Nye.

August 20th

Local woman opens dessert shop

August 20, 2013

Blackfoot has become a sweeter place with the opening of the custom cake and dessert shop "Paisley Cakes." Businesswoman and baker Lanae Lott Workman opened the shop adjacent to the Tesoro gas station on Airport Road.
Workman, a native of Blackfoot, said she has had a passion for baking and creating desserts since she was a child baking small treats in her Easy Bake Oven.
"I've spent hours decorating cakes and perfecting desserts. Desserts have always been my destiny," she said.

Blackfoot council approves budget

August 20, 2013

The Blackfoot City Council unanimously approved the city's 2013-2014 Fiscal Year Budget for $15,481,568 during a brief meeting at Blackfoot City Hall Thursday evening.
The meeting was to be a public hearing for anyone to express opposition to the proposed budget; however, out of a handful of interested patrons who showed up for the meeting, no one objected to anything on the budget.
Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue thanked the council and the city's department managers for "being reasonable and patient and contributing positively to the budget."

Blackfoot motorcyclist injured in crash

August 20, 2013

Idaho State Police say a Blackfoot motorcyclist was injured in a one-vehicle crash on Tuesday.
According to the ISP report, Jimmie Moss, 35, was traveling northbound on Interstate 15 about 10:15 a.m. when he lost control of his Yamaha motorcycle and crashed in the lane of travel.
Moss was transported by air ambulance to Portneuf Regional Medical Center in Pocatello.  He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The lanes of travel were blocked for approximately 1 1/2  hours for the crash investigation.

August 19th

New teacher returns to Firth

August 19, 2013

Man injured in truck-wheelchair collision

August 19, 2013

Idaho State Police reported that a 72-year-old man was injured when his electric wheelchair was involved in a collision with a pickup truck on Monday morning.
U.S. Highway 91, also known as NW Main Street, was blocked near the Idaho Potato Museum for approximately three hours while authorities investigated.
Check the print edition of the Morning News on Tuesday for more information.

August 18th

Fort Hall, others send firefighters to Hailey

August 18, 2013

BOISE (AP) — Fire managers expressed optimism Sunday in their battle against a wildfire that has scorched nearly 160 square miles and forced the evacuation of 2,300 homes near the central Idaho resort communities of Ketchum and Sun Valley.
Officials said the blaze had grown by only about 12 square miles because of cloud cover the day before and the arrival of additional crews and equipment. Many firefighters worked Sunday to create protective firebreaks, or gaps in vegetation.

August 15th

See the growth of Blackfoot

August 16, 2013

BLACKFOOT — It's amazing what history can be gained by comparing photos.
Two four-foot by five-foot photos compare aerial views of Blackfoot. One photo was taken in 1961 or 1962. The second photo was taken by pilot Nyle Tanner in 2012.
Taking a copy of the 1961 photo with him, Tanner was able to photograph Blackfoot and the area around it from the same angle.
The bridges over the interstate can be identified in 1961 but there is no interstate. The Snake River also flowed on the west side of what would become the interstate.

August 14th

Historical Society displays traveling Idaho history exhibit

August 14, 2013

The Bingham County Historical Society in Blackfoot is the first in the state to feature the Idaho State Historical Society's traveling exhibit. The exhibit is an eight-screen panel display featuring photos and descriptions of 27 pivotal years (1863-1890) in Idaho's history, including a piece on famous anti-Mormon activist Fred T. Dubois, who was from Blackfoot.

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