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BLACKFOOT â€” Chris Herres of Blackfoot worked in
mining and industry for a number of years. She taught
classes in safety and similar subjects.
â€śThis is an investigation, not a commitment,â€ť said
Herres of her interest in the program. She added that
she has long enjoyed teaching.
On Wednesday she explored a program called
American Board. It provides individuals interested in
changing to a teaching career an alternative to a traditional
path to a certificate.
Cherri Sabala, the Idaho representative, said the
program takes up to a year to complete. It requires a
BLACKFOOT â€” Attorneys from the Blaser & Oleson law firm in Blackfoot have filed an amended complaint and demanded a jury trial on the tort claim filed on behalf of the plaintiffs of the case known as a "hazing" case. That case dominated news coverage for significant portions of 2010 and 2011.
A tort claim alleges civil wrong (other than breach of contract or trust) for which law requires damages.
Attorneys Jeffrey Thomason and Stephen Blaser are representing plaintiffs Logan Chidester, Nathan Walker and Tyson Katseanes.
A luau-themed American Cancer Society 'Relei' for Life Survivor Dinner for cancer survivors of Bingham County and their respective caregivers was truly a heartfelt event on Tuesday.
"This is one more celebration for our cancer survivors. We hope that it provides support to them all and their caregivers," says event committee member Kathy Dietrich.
A survivor's dinner is held every year right before Relay for Life, and this year the luau-theme took the cake. The meal consisted of pineapple marinated Ham, potatoes, rolls, salad, ice cream, and cookies.
Members of the Blackfoot City Council approved an increase in the mayor's salary at Tuesday's meeting.
Following a motion by councilman Bart Brown to raise the salary to $60,000 per year, members voted 3-1 for approval with councilman Chris Jensen dissenting.
"A lot of city employees have been getting 3 percent raises," Jensen said. "This would be an awfully quick jump."
Today's the day. It's time to record "A Day in the Life of Bingham County," starring you.
Keep track of what you do, through photos and descriptions. Do it at home, at work or at play. When the day is over, put your story and photos together and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't hold back. Share the photos and descriptions of your joys, your family and your friends with the rest of the community.
To celebrate Idaho's sesquicentennial, that's 150 years since Idaho became a territory, Bingham County commissioners are sponsoring a commemorative wagon train, trail ride and barbecue this week.
If interested to participating in the wagon train or barbecue, make a reservation with commission clerk Lynette George at (208) 782-3013 or email her at email@example.com.
The wagon train begins at 10 a.m. this Thursday. The barbecue begins at 1 p.m. Saturday for everyone who wants to come.
Amongst the sea of green and white hats lie the hopes and dreams of Blackfoot High School seniors. The message of the night was clear as classmates spoke of never giving up despite trials and adversity. That's a message designed to carry on in the hearts of each of the seniors in the BHS class of 2013.
The speakers â€”Tyler Cannon, Jacob Denning, Benjamin Hong and Caitlin Tripp â€” all sent the message "never give upâ€¦ pursue your dreams" to the attentive seniors.
By LESLIE MIELKE
FORT HALL â€” The festivities to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Chief Tahgee Elementary Academy (CTEA) on Thursday included warriors, drums, speakers and a friendship dance.
Chief Tahgee Elementary Academy will be a language immersion public charter school for grades kindergarten through sixth grade. Chief Tahgee is designated as its own school district, No. 483.
Ninety students have already registered for school that opens Wednesday, Sept. 4. The total number of students who will be accepted at this school is 114.
Patrons, parents, friends and students crowded the gymnasium in Snake River High School to celebrate the graduation of 121 seniors Wednesday evening.
Senior class president Logan Wheeler greeted the graduating class of 2013 and said, "We are at the juncture of a kaleidoscope. This is the collision of our life with our families, friends and a a feel good moment.
"We need to take our talents and beliefs and be adaptable," he said. "Be ready to update your knowledge and cope with change.
"This is the first phase of our adult life," Wheeler said. "Whatever you do; you will do it well."
A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place Tuesday to recognize the placement of 120 new headstones in the State Hospital South's Cemetery.
The project was started in 2011 by hospital administrator Tracey Sessions. To date, 165 headstones have been placed in the cemetery.
"Our goal is to place 300 more headstones by next year," she said. "I hope each grave will have a headstone by the time I retire. I retire in five years."
Asked how she became interested in this project, Sessions said. "Everyone of us wants someone to remembers who we were and our life story.