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There may be more contention in the future for the Snake River School District regarding teacher Elaine Asmus.
On Monday, Asmus' attorney, Paul Stark, general counsel with the Idaho Education Association, explained the background of this case from his perspective.
In April, the Snake River Board of Trustees conducted a due process hearing for Asmus. In its written decision on April 21, 2014, the board offered Asmus a contract for the 2014-2015 school year and put her on probation for one year.
The air was filled with the sounds of chickens and sheep along with the dust as children and parents waited anxiously Saturday night at the Little Buckaroo rodeo. With 400 entries this year the rodeo broke the record.
In the first section of sheep riding, Dallas Fullmer, Nathanial Mathews, and R.J. Larson were able to ride their sheep almost all the way around the arena.
Watching the children do their best to stay on the sheep even when the animals wouldnâ€™t cooperate, and tried running back into another gate was so much fun.
FORT HALL â€” The enthusiasm was contagious as organizers for the 51st annual Shoshone-Bannock Festival (Aug. 7-10) gathered at the Festival Arbor in Fort Hall on Friday to share the new and exciting events slated for this year's annual powwow themed: "Connecting Families Through Tradition and Pride."
This year's new festival coordinator, RoseAnn Abrahamson who has organized prestigious events throughout the nation, working with celebrities such as President Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey, believes this will be the "best festival yet."
BLACKFOOTâ€”Two separate tragedies have rocked the Blackfoot community the past week and the public is reaching out to help those who have been directly affected by the accidents.
On Wednesday, Noelle Shawver (5) died from a gunshot wound after accidentally being shot while visiting friends at a home on Canal St. in Chubbuck.
Noelle is the daughter of Drew and Stacie (Udy) Shawver from Blackfoot.
Four Cub Scouts chosen for their questions learned about city government from a special teacher on Wednesday.
Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis answered the boys' questions during a meeting in the city council chambers, then shared a lunch with them, some parents and siblings. The Blackfoot Elks Lodge sponsored the lunch.
Loomis began with an explanation of the workings of city government. He asked the boys about the recent issue of "should we allow dogs in the city cemetery?"
After his presentation, the boys voted 3-1 to forbid dogs there, much as the city council had done.
The local band "HiWay 91" will celebrate the release of their first CD titled "Riding Away" with an outdoor performance on Saturday at 7 p.m. during the first annual "Stinger's (Bar & Grill) Bike Week and Summer Concert," in Blackfoot.
The band members will dedicate the CD to the late Keith Tarpley of Blackfoot, who helped start the band in 2012. Tarpley, was electrocuted two years in a Groveland canal - an accident that also claimed the lives of his future daughter-in-law Jackie Poulson and his friend Lance Hicks.
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Last year, the government sequestration shut down the Pocatello Airport's annual "Airport Appreciation Days." So, this year, airport officials are making up for it by hosting a bigger and better event: "SkyFest" this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
"We have really stepped it up this year. We want to offer an event that will expose the community to the airport environment," said Pocatello's airport manager, David Allen. "This will be an exciting "open house" type of event with something for everyone."