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August 1st

ITD seeks comment on Rose/Firth exit

August 1, 2013

An Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) open house drew a steady stream of people into Blackfoot City Hall Thursday to view and comment on four potential improvement options for the Rose Interchange (Exit 98 - the Rose/Firth area exit.).
Adam Rush, the ITD's public involvement coordinator, said that the department has taken a closer look at the ramp after a routine infrastructure check and believe that, based on its wear and tear and anticipated growth in the area, the interchange could potentially be included in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) for 2018.

Dr. Newhouse joins BMH

August 1, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Orthopedic surgeon Kenneth Newhouse, M.D., has recently joined the Orthopedic Institute at Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH).
"It is the largest orthopedic group in southeastern Idaho," Newhouse said. "In the group are six orthopedic surgeons as well as doctors trained in primary care sports medicine and a team of trainers and physical therapists."
"I'm excited to work with Bingham," he said. "It's a great organization; it's very progressive."
Newhouse's office is in Pocatello. Offices hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Triple celebration coming to potato museum

August 1, 2013

BLACKFOOT—The city and county are teaming up for triple celebration on Aug. 16 at the Idaho Potato Museum.
It is the 100th anniversary of the building which was formerly Blackfoot's train station, donated to the city in 1987.
Additionally, it is the 30th anniversary of the Bingham County Historical Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of Bingham County and surrounding areas.

July 31st

Triple celebration coming to potato museum

July 31, 2013

The city and county are teaming up for triple celebration on Aug. 16 at the Idaho Potato Museum.
It is the 100th anniversary of the building which was formerly Blackfoot's train station, donated to the city in 1987.
Additionally, it is the 30th anniversary of the Bingham County Historical Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of Bingham County and surrounding areas.

Fire burning in Wolverine

July 31, 2013

IDAHO FALLS — Lightning ignited a wildfire in the Wolverine area late this afternoon. The Wolverine Fire is estimated to be 150 acres and is continuing to grow. The fire is located approximately nine miles east of Firth.

Country concerts and derby tickets selling fast

July 31, 2013

BLACKFOOT— Concert tickets for country stars Trace Adkins and Chris Young, along with the always popular Demolition Derby, are proving to be hot commodities as Eastern Idaho State Fair officials have already raked in a record number of ticket sales for this year's grandstand events.
While the grandstand events are not sold out yet, fair officials say they are expecting the concerts and the derby to completely sell out.

July 30th

Rollin' for a Cause continues fight against juvenile diabetes

July 30, 2013

Whether you drive a truck, mini-van, moped or fifth wheel...as long as it rolls, you are invited to join the thundering motorcycles as they hit the pavement this Saturday for the third annual Rollin' For A Cause bike rally to help raise money for families affected by Juvenile Diabetes.

July 29th

State American Legion honors Blackfoot educator

July 29, 2013

Blackfoot High School teacher Holly Kartchner was named "Educator of the Year" at the Idaho American Legion State Convention in Boise recently.
Kartchner, who has taught government at the school over 10 years, was nominated by Blackfoot's American Legion Stewart Hoover Post #23.
Gene Womack, the finance officer for Post #23, who was instrumental in nominating Kartchner said, "She [Kartchner] is one of the most enthusiastic teachers I have ever seen."

July 28th

Firth students bring home medals

July 28, 2013

Nashville, Tenn. — Firth High School students were among the more than 7,000 participants of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) who attended the 2013 National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn., July 7-11.
The Firth High School chapter had five members compete in the STAR Event (Students Taking Action with Recognition) competition.
Celeste Esplin competed in Chapter Service project Senior Division and received a Gold.
Quinci Nelson competed in National Programs in Action, Occupational division and received a Gold.

July 26th

Snake River district having garage sale at Pingree School

July 26, 2013

Books, desks, chair, bulletin board are on sale at the Pingree Elementary School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Each person's memories of the school and his/her time there are thrown in for free.
The garage sale is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in hopes of getting rid of the school supplies that have accumulated at the school for the past five years.
"We call it the Pingree Mall," said Snake River High School secretary Sally Nelson.

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