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June 21st

Robotics team comes to Snake River Library

June 21, 2013

THOMAS — Books and robots. What could be more fun?
The Live Wire Robotics team read books and showed off two robots to summer readers at the Snake River School/Community Library Wednesday.
“We are hoping to host a Lego robotic camp at the Snake River Library later this summer,” said Live Wire Robotics member Dirk Stahlecker. A date is yet to be set.
Stahlecker will be a sophomore at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(MIT) in Cambridge, Mass., this fall. “I’m sure my participation with robotics was instrumental in my getting a scholarship to MIT,” he said.

June 20th

Disaster declared in Bingham County

June 20, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Bingham County commissioners declared water shortage emergency in Bingham County on Monday.
The declaration states, "A disaster emergency is hereby declared to exist with Bingham County created by a severe water shortage creating an imminent threat to property, public utilities, etc."
Aberdeen-Springfield Canal Company made this request. It was adopted unanimously in an open special session.
General Manager Steven Howser said, "Aberdeen-Spring Canal Company (ASCC) irrigates about 62,000 acres through 200 miles of canals and laterals in Bingham and Power Counties.

June 19th

Blackfoot reading program begins

June 20, 2013

BLACKFOOT—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.

Music in the Park tradition returns

June 19, 2013

BLACKFOOT — ”Music in the Park,” a summertime tradition of free concerts started by Blackfoot’s late city councilman Butch Hulse, will continue this summer. Local musician Doug Wareing, who directs “Jazz House Big Band”has taken over the concert series, carrying on the tradition that Hulse started four years ago. “The BinghamMemorial Hospitalboard of directors and administrators have graciously stepped up again this year as the major sponsor of the event,” Wareing said. As in years past, the

June 18th

Relay For Life a success

June 18, 2013

BLACKFOOT—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.

Men's health seminar comes to Blackfoot

June 18, 2013

BLACKFOOT — A men’s health seminar will be held at the Blackfoot Elks Lodge (123 N. Ash) Wednesday, giving men the opportunity to “talk about what’s really ailing them.” Urologists Albert Corica and Peter Jones from Portneuf Medical Center (PMC) will be hosting the free event. “Discussing 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,” said Corica.

June 17th

Commissioners discuss solid waste shortfall

June 18, 2013

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.

Cloggers Planning Reunion

June 17, 2013

BLACKFOOT—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

Journey Church seeks aid for local family

June 17, 2013

SHELLEY – 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 City’s Primary Children’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

June 14th

Community celebrates Relay for Life

June 15, 2013

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.

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