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An annual grand fireworks show to honor the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Fort Bridger Treaty of 1868 will take place at dusk on Thursday at the Rodeo Grounds in Fort Hall. Â
There will be free parking on the rodeo grounds for all who would like to participate.
The treaty was signed July 3, 1868, at Fort Bridger, Utah Territory.
It reserved rights for tribal members that include self-government as well as hunting and fishing rights.
The two tanks on display at Veterans Memorial Park near the Blackfoot Airport are getting new paint jobs.
Cameron Hansen of Boy Scout Troop 209, friends and family were on the job Friday, covering the historic vehicles with olive drab after putting on primer a week ago.
"This started when my dad told me to call the city and ask if they had any suggestions for Eagle projects," Hansen said.
"They told me the tanks need repainted," he said. "That sounded pretty interesting."
Supporters of two employees whose contracts were not renewed packed Wednesday's Blackfoot School Board meeting.
A handful addressed the release of Merle Smith as girls' basketball coach at Blackfoot High School. A larger group addressed the release of Allen Tripp as manager of the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center and plans for the center's future.
"The BPAC has been doing a tremendous job," said superintendent Chad Struhs. "We want it to continue to grow."
Bingham Co-op presented a check for $16,705 to the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA) on Wednesday.
The annual Harvest for Hunger food drive started in February and ended in March. The food drive is sponsored by Bingham Co-op and its parent company, Cenex Harvest States.
"This is $2,000 more than we gave last year," said Jeff Nii, Bingham Co-op's marketing director. "It's better than we've done before.
"I want to thank the community and the Chamber of Commerce," he said. "A lot of people sent in money.
"I hope we can grow with this," said Nii.
Blackfoot School District officials assured a good-sized group of patrons, many of whom are Blackfoot Band Boosters, that eliminating the Blackfoot Sixth Grade School's band program "never entered their thoughts."
FIRTH â€“ An unidentified white substance was delivered to the Firth Post Office on Saturday.
The unidentified substance was delivered in a container, called a flat tub, that is used to deliver general purpose mail to post offices. This flat tub came from Pocatello.
As postal employee Tanya Crofts was preparing and sorting mail, she noticed some powder on her hands and in the container, said Firth Postmaster Mel Hill. There was maybe a teaspoon full of powder.
Country and bluegrass music fans enjoyed a unique "backstage" concert experience with the duo "Otter Creek" at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center on Friday evening.
The husband and wife team Peter and Mary Danzig, who (with 10 instruments and 53 strings), invited their three daughters - Eliza (14), Kjersten (12) and Lucy (9) on stage, entertaining with classic country hits, lively bluegrass jigs, folk music and some fast-paced fiddle playing - all interjected with humor and storytelling.
BLACKFOOTâ€”An important meeting to discuss upcoming changes in the Blackfoot Sixth Grade School's (BSGS) band program will be held on Monday 6 p.m. at the BSGS (50 S. Shilling).
There has been concern in the district about band program being pulled from the school curriculum and converted to an "after school program" at Mountain View Middle School
Aberdeen Daze started in 1971. Saturday is the culmination of a week of events.
"It's a great day," said Dwight Wallace, Chamber of Commerce board member. "It's a great reunion for people who haven't been to Aberdeen for awhile.
"I've order perfect weather for the weekend," said Wallace.
A golf scramble at Hazard Creek will run from Tuesday through Friday. A children's drama camp for ages 5-18 at the high school auditorium that is sponsored by The Aberdeen Arts Council.
Aberdeen Daze Schedule
Sidewalk sales on Main Street
Blackfoot city leaders and soccer officials representing youth and adult leagues came to an amicable agreement on Tuesday regarding the use of the soccer complex on Mitchell Lane.
The last agreement regarding the issue between the city and the soccer leagues was in 2003 under the leadership of Blackfoot Mayor Scott Reese. The agreement covered priority use of the Blackfoot Soccer Complex, use of the soccer building, maintenance of the fields and marking of the fields.
Mayor Paul Loomis reviewed each area of concern asking for input from the soccer officials present at the meeting.