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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.
BOISE (AP) â€” 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.
BLACKFOOT â€” 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.
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.
As a result of Tuesday's sudden windstorm, three trees toppled on top of each other and came to rest on top of Lynda Thompson's house.
At 2:55 p.m. on Tuesday Thompson heard a crashing sound outside of her home.
"I thought it was the tree right next to the living room that had fallen over on my house, but I went outside once the windstorm was over and discovered that it was three trees that toppled on top of each other on the opposite side of the house," said Thompson.
Thompson had planned on mowing the lawn earlier that day, but was grateful that she chose not to.
IDAHO FALLS â€“ Two Bingham County women have spent the past two weeks teaching visually-impaired and blind children in the Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) program.
The day camp went from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday, for two weeks. Classes were in the Parks and Recreation building in Idaho Falls. The camp ended last Friday.
Â â€śWe help children become more confident in what they do,â€ť said Vicki Bateman from Shelley.
â€śWith more confidence comes the understanding that itâ€™s O.K. to be blind,â€ť said Sandy Streeter from Blackfoot.
The Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC) has scheduled five world-class concerts for the 2013-2014 concert season.
"This is the best season we have been able to present so far," said Susan Mann, BPAC's programming director. "We are so excited to present concerts of this caliber. It's definitely a season that will have something for everyone."
The seasons concerts include:
-Sept. 26 Ricky Nelson Remembered: A multi-media event featuring the live music of Ricky Nelson's hit songs perform by his twin sons Mathew and Gunnar.
The Bingham County Historical Society (BCHS) will celebrate 30 years in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of Blackfoot's train depot and the 25th anniversary of the Blackfoot Potato Museum. The triple celebration, will be held on Friday at noon at Depot Park behind the old train depot/Idaho Potato Museum.
According to local historian Lois Bates, a group of area residents met in 1983 in the John Brown home (currently the Bingham County Historical Museum at 190 N. Shilling) to discuss the importance of preserving Bingham County's History.
Escorted by Fort Hall Tribal Business Councilman Nathan Small, Taylor Thomas, 20, of Fort Hall was crowned the 2013-14 Miss Shoshone-Bannock Queen in front of hundreds of spectators at the festival arbor in Fort Hall Friday.
The annual crowning of Miss Shoshone-Bannock is a tradition at the Shoshone-Bannock Indian Festival, this year being the 50th anniversary of the highly anticipated event.
Thomas, a member of the Shoshone-Bannock tribe, grew up in Fort Hall learning the traditional Native dances and studying the history of the tribe.