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BLACKFOOTâ€”With orange highway cones in place and librarians dressed as construction workers, the library was bustling with parents and children Wednesday afternoon for the first day of the summer reading program - "Dig Into Reading at Blackfoot Public Library."
The fun, 'construction themed' program will keep kids busy through July with activities and the opportunity to win prizes by reading books.
BLACKFOOT â€” â€ťMusic in the Park,â€ť a summertime tradition of free concerts started by Blackfootâ€™s late city councilman Butch Hulse, will continue this summer. Local musician Doug Wareing, who directs â€śJazz House Big Bandâ€ťhas taken over the concert series, carrying on the tradition that Hulse started four years ago. â€śThe BinghamMemorial Hospitalboard of directors and administrators have graciously stepped up again this year as the major sponsor of the event,â€ť Wareing said. As in years past, the
BLACKFOOTâ€”While the main "Relay For Life" event is over until next year, donations for the annual American Cancer Society fundraiser will be accepted until Aug. 31.
With a hefty goal of $150,000 - hundreds of participants, volunteers and spectators showed up for the all-night event at Blackfoot High School last weekend to help raise money and to honor and remember cancer victims.
Although the event did fall short of raising $150,000, organizers say it was still a "great success" and that it's not too late to donate.
BLACKFOOT â€” A menâ€™s health seminar will be held at the Blackfoot Elks Lodge (123 N. Ash) Wednesday, giving men the opportunity to â€śtalk about whatâ€™s really ailing them.â€ť Urologists Albert Corica and Peter Jones from Portneuf Medical Center (PMC) will be hosting the free event. â€śDiscussing urology issues and sexual health can be difficult, but is important for men to understand that certain urological issues might be
a warning sign of other, more significant health concerns,â€ť said Corica.
Taxes or fees may increase to help cover a possible shortfall in the cost of taking care of municipal solid waste.
That's what mayors from Blackfoot and Aberdeen and other interested representatives heard during a hearing with the Bingham County commissioners on Monday.
"It is anticipated there will be a $250,000 shortfall at the end of fiscal year 2013," said David Babbitt, Bingham County Public Works Director.
The fiscal year goes from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30 each year. The taxable year goes from Jan. 1 through Dec. 30.
BLACKFOOTâ€”In 1984 Shirley Bush of Riverside, with the help of Dewayne
Young (a BYU instructor),started teaching a handful of kids clogging on a
piece of plywood in her backyard. With each passing year, more and more
SHELLEY â€“ To help a young family with medical expenses and other needs, Journey Church in Shelley is hosting a benefit Bingo night on Thursday.
The family is Shaun and Amber Birch to whom twin girls were born in April. Daughter Ivy is thriving but daughter Ava started her life at
Salt Lake Cityâ€™s Primary Childrenâ€™s Medical Center. Ava is still struggling in the NICU there. Ava was born with three development anomalies. She has already undergone surgery to reconnect her esophagus to her stomach, which was successful. Her esophagus is too narrow for
Warm hearts made up for the chilly evening temperature as hundreds of volunteers, team members (from up to 48 teams) and spectators converged on the Blackfoot High School football field Friday evening for the all night Relay For Life - American Cancer Society fundraiser.
The annual event brings the community together - not only to raise money to fight the disease - but to celebrate, honor and remember those who have been affected by cancer.
A variety of officials celebrated Bingham County's Latino community on Thursday as the Latino Economic and Development Center (LEAD) presented the Plazas Comunitaris by the Consulate of Mexico and artist Jose Antonio Quezada unveiled a mural depicting Latino education and workers in Idaho.
Sonia Martinez, LEAD Director, described Plazas Comunitarias as a "technology-based resource center for Spanish-speaking adult learners to learn English and complete their elementary or middle school education, work towards a GED or take online workforce training."
It's not every day that law enforcement officers are served a free lunch while the interior and exterior of their police car is washed and shined.
However, the staff from Blackfoot's On The Spot Carpet Cleaning did just that Wednesday afternoon for the city and county officers for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
Derek Preece, owner of On The Spot, said he started the annual event nine years ago "as way of thanking the men and women who serve the community.