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January 18th

Crane issues statement; patrons question reaffirmation

January 19, 2013

Former Blackfoot School District Superintendent Scott Crane issued a brief (but vague) statement following Thursday night's meeting where the board voted to reinstate the $220,000 separation agreement between Crane and the district. Patrons in the district are, again, asking, "Now what?" in what has been a long and drawn-out ordeal for the community.

Police Log

January 18, 2013

Items of note from Jan. 2-14.

Blackfoot Police

INCOMING: Jan. 2, 11:15 p.m.: A woman said an unknown object just hit the side of her residence.

THEFT: Jan. 3, 6:38 p.m.: A caller at the Short Stop said a man left with alcohol that was not paid for and there are cameras and a customer witness to the incident.

COOKIES: Jan. 5, 10:23 p.m.: A caller said some teenagers are doing cookies in the parking lot between Taco Bell and Ridley's and there is a female on top of the car.

SHOTS FIRED: Jan. 7, 7:27 a.m.: A caller on South Pendlebury said she heard five shots fired.

January 17th

District 55 trustees reaffirm Crane's payout

January 17, 2013

Patrons were not happy at Blackfoot School District's, standing room only board meeting Thursday night when, in another strange twist of events, former superintendent Scott Crane's quarter million dollar separation agreement with the district was "reaffirmed and ratified." Board members voted 4-1 that the the terms of the agreement will continue to be honored.

January 16th

Williams takes oath as Snake River School Board member

January 17, 2013

Annis Williams was appointed Snake River trustee representing Zone Two. She will complete the term of Julie VanOrden who was elected to the legislature.
Her position comes up for election in May 2013 when she will have an opportunity, should she desire, to run for this office.
Snake River trustees unanimously approved asking their patrons to approve a $900,000 supplemental levy in their January meeting on Wednesday evening.

Standoff at Fort Hall ends with death of suspect

January 16, 2013

Bannock County Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a man who shot at them during a standoff near the Fort Hall Indian Reservation on Wednesday.
Bannock County Sheriff Lorin Nielsen confirmed that officers shot and killed Boede Paul, whose hometown or age he didn't list, about 7 p.m. to end a standoff which had begun about 1:30 p.m. that day.
Nielson said Paul told detectives that he had killed Angeleah "Leah" Schultz, a Pocatello woman who was reported missing on Jan. 6. Police found the 23-year-old mother of two's car at Pine Ridge Mall in Pocatello two days after she disappeared.

January 15th

Frozen pipes are a homeowner's nightmare

January 16, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Water…we use it every day. It is at our fingertips with the turn of a faucet. We wash our dishes, clothes and take showers in the beautiful substance we often take for granted until suddenly, it is gone. Water has the chemical ability to turn to a gas when it is hot and freeze solid when it is cold. Freezing water is great for ice cubes and snow but when it comes to frozen plumbing, we would rather it not.

January 14th

Car hits school bus at railroad crossing

January 15, 2013

Difficulty stopping on a slick road caused the driver of a small Volkswagen to slide into the rear of Blackfoot School District Bus #96-1, while it was stopped at a railroad crossing traveling west on Walker Street Monday afternoon. The accident caused severe damage to the front of the vehicle which became lodged under thick bumper and tow hook on the bus.
According to district transportation director Melissa Carassco, there were three special needs students from Blackfoot High School on the bus at the time. No one on the bus was injured.

Car hits school bus at railroad crossing

January 15, 2013

Difficulty stopping on a slick road caused the driver of a small Volkswagen to slide into the rear of Blackfoot School District Bus #96-1, while it was stopped at a railroad crossing traveling west on Walker Street Monday afternoon. The accident caused severe damage to the front of the vehicle which became lodged under thick bumper and tow hook on the bus.
According to district transportation director Melissa Carassco, there were three special needs students from Blackfoot High School on the bus at the time. No one on the bus was injured.

January 13th

Former resident pick as Congressman's aide

January 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In December, Idaho First District Congressman Raul Labrador named Jason Bohrer his chief of staff.
Bohrer is the son of Herb and Linda Bohrer from Springfield.
As chief of staff, Bohrer manages a little bit of everything.
“As chief of staff, I check to see how the Congressman’s legislative priorities are progressing,” Bohrer said. “I help to schedule hearings, line up co-sponsors and make sure votes are ready to go on bills that help advance the Congressman’s legislative priorities.

January 11th

Heading downhill

January 11, 2013

 

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