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June 27th

Hammett makes home in Philippines

June 27, 2013

BLACKFOOT —Starting as a swimming coach 33 years ago, Jeffrey Hammett has lived through educational changes, revolutions and revolts in The Republic
of the Philippines.
“I attended Stanford University and was an all-American swimmer
in the ‘60s,” Hammett said. “The national team in the Philippines needed
some expertise in swimming so they offered me a two-year contract.”
After taking a trip around the world, Hammett started as a swimming coach in the Philippines in 1980. In 1980, the exchange rate of the Philippino peso to the U.S. dollar was 7.6 to one. In June 2013, it is

Waste collected Saturday

June 27, 2013

BLACKFOOT —Hazardous Household Waste will be collected this Saturday at Bingham County’s Central Transfer Station at Moreland.
This waste will be collected ONLY at the Central Transfer Station
at Moreland.
This service for Bingham County residents only and it is free. The Central Transfer Station will receive this waste from 8 a.m. to 12
noon this Saturday, June 29.
This is a great opportunity to gather up all those old cleaning solvents,
drain cleaners, pesticides and other items that you no longer
need or want. Check for items under your kitchen or bathroom sinks, in

June 26th

Fireworks on sale; officials urge caution

June 27, 2013

BLACKFOOT—With the '4th of July' just one week away, firework stands have popped up throughout the region. However, with last year's fire season (particularly the June 28th 'Charlotte Fire' in Pocatello that destroyed 66 homes) still fresh in the minds of many, fire officials are urging the public once again, "to use extreme caution."

Snake River Library Celebrates 'End of Summer'

June 26, 2013

THOMAS — Kids are “Digging into Reading” at the Snake River School/Community Library at the “end of summer reading party” on Tuesday.
Food was served. The children made “dirt” by crushing Oreo cookies.
Pudding was added to the dirt for a sweet treat. Watermelon was also
served.
Kids also received free books and chose a flower to take home.
Story time lady, Miss Peggy Hansen, helped the children put handles on

June 25th

New library director

June 26, 2013

BLACKFOOT—To say that Lisa Harral "knows the library" is an understatement. Harral started working at the Blackfoot Public Library in 1980 while she was just in high school; now, over 30 years later, Harral has been named Library Director - an opportunity that she welcomes wholeheartedly.

Boy Scout Celebration

June 25, 2013

FIRTH — The population of Firth will explode on Wednesday when over
10,500 scouts and their leaders arrive on site at the
Boy Scout Encampment.
“Firth will be the 14th largest city in Idaho for
four days,” said Brent Stolworthy. “It’s going to
be a great time for all the
kids.”
Three activity centers have been erected on site. All three activity centers are exactly the same, said Paul FitzSimon, who is over tower construction.
The climbing towers are 32 feet high. Zip lines come off each corner of

Music in the Park: Eclectic Connection to Kick off Season

June 25, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Eclectic Connection, a six piece band from Idaho Falls, will kick off the first concert of Blackfoot’s ‘Music in the Park’ season on Wednesday evening. Local musician Doug Wareing, who directs the popular “Jazz House Big Band,” has coordinated this year’s concert series - carrying on the tradition that Blackfoot man, the late Butch Hulse, started four years ago. The Bingham Memorial Hospital board of directors and administrators have, again, stepped up to sponsor this year’s concert season.

June 24th

Boy Scout Encampment opens Wednesday

June 25, 2013

FIRTH — The population of Firth will explode on Wednesday when over 10,500 scouts and their leaders arrive on site at the Boy Scout Encampment.
"Firth will be the 14th largest city in Idaho for four days," said Brent Stolworthy. "It's going to be a great time for all the kids."
Three activity centers have been erected on site.
All three activity centers are exactly the same, said Paul FitzSimon, who is over tower construction.
The climbing towers are 32 feet high. Zip lines come off each corner of the towers and are 300-400 feet long.

June 23rd

Shelley School Board talks budget

June 24, 2013

SHELLEY — June is budget hearing month for all school boards in Idaho. The budget hearing for the Shelley School District took place on Thursday.
"Next year, we will need to learn how to live within our means," said Business Manager Trish Dixon.
Ninety percent of the salary based apportionment is based on three factors:
° grade level of students (In this apportionment, more money is distributed to schools for high school students than elementary students.)
° education and experience for certified staff
° attendance

June 21st

10,000+ expected at Scout Encampment

June 22, 2013

FIRTH — The Rise Up 2013 Encampment, Celebrating 100 Years of Scouting in the LDS Church, kicks off next Wednesday.  Over 10,500 youth and adults are registered. 
"After nearly 2 years of planning we are excited that the event is finally here," said Brian Porter, Director of Support Service, Boy Scouts of America, Grand Teton Council.
Workers from Signature Party Rental from Idaho Falls were on site Friday erecting the dining hall tent. The tent is 40 feet wide, 75 feet long and 10 feet high.

 

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