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December 15th

Blackfoot High students donate to Christmas Project

December 16, 2014

Student leaders at Blackfoot High School (BHS) spent part of Monday afternoon purchasing toys that will be distributed through the Children's Community Christmas Project.
"I like to help the community," said Kate Wheeler, president of the Blackfoot Student Council.
The student leaders said they had a good time working with this project.
"We filled five carts with toys," said Jaren Evans.
Blackfoot students purchased and contributed about $2,000 worth of toys.
The toys are for a variety of ages, from teen to babies.

December 14th


Trout numbers plunge on Snake's South Fork

December 15, 2014

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Trout numbers on the Snake River below Palisades Reservoir declined an estimated 32 percent during the past year.
Below Palisades, where the Snake is known as the South Fork, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department estimated the number of trout per river mile at 3,671 this year.
But Idaho Fish and Game Department regional fisheries biologist Brett High says the downward trout trend on the Snake's South Fork isn't as grim as it appears,
High told the Jackson Hole News & Guide that trout numbers were at record highs last year in that area of the river.

Slobbery sidekicks: Dogs ride in bikers' sidecars 


December 14, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some silken-haired beauties are eager sidekicks to motorcycle riders, wind whipping their thick locks as passers-by watch the wild ride with envy. That is until the slobber starts.
These passengers are pooches — mastiffs, Labradors and Chihuahuas often clad in goggles and tiny leather jackets that fly along in blimp-shaped buckets attached to the side of motorcycles. They are set apart from other pets by speed instead of breed.

December 12th

Nonpareil donates science gear to MVMS

December 13, 2014

When Dave Phillips, CEO of Blackfoot's Nonpareil, called Mountain View Middle School to say he had some science equipment to donate, he wasn't kidding.
Principal Wes Jensen and school's four science teachers (Randy Hickman, Eileen Huestis, Dennis Hansen and Alan Southern) have not been able to quit smiling over the boxes of test tubes, flasks, thermometers, funnels, beakers, cylinders wash bottles (and more) delivered to the school on Thursday.

VIDEO OF THE DAY Babies Discovering Things For The First Time

December 12, 2014

December 10th

Idaho Education Association sues Snake River School District

December 11, 2014

The Idaho Education Association (IEA) has filed a civil lawsuit against the Snake River School District and Superintendent Mark Gabrylczyk on behalf of former teacher Elaine Asmus.
Until last summer, Asmus was a science teacher in the Snake River School District where she taught almost 30 years.
The suit was filed in Federal District Court on Wednesday and will be heard before U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill.
The school district has 30 days to "answer to the complaint" after it is served, said IEA Region Director Maggie Calica.

Baby born in flight aboard airliner

December 10, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southwest Airlines flight landed in Los Angeles with one more passenger than when it took off.
A passenger gave birth shortly after Flight 623 took off from San Francisco on Tuesday and the Phoenix-bound jet diverted to Los Angeles International Airport.
The woman was assisted by the flight crew and a doctor and nurse who were aboard, airline spokeswoman Emily Samuels said. She said hopefully the airline has a new customer for life.

December 9th

Christmas Tree Fantasy ends on high note

December 9, 2014

The Bingham County Christmas Tree Fantasy ended on a high note last Saturday.
"I am overwhelmed by the generosity of residents of Bingham County," said Mary Ann Johnson, Christmas Tree Fantasy chairman. "It just blows my mind."
"About $18,000 was raised at the auction [on Thursday evening]," she said.
"Anyone can donate a tree, not just businesses, said Johnson. "The general public is also invited to come and bid at the auction."

December 8th

Archibald wins Galaxy tablet in drawing

December 8, 2014

Jake Archibald of Blackfoot is the winner of the Samsung Galaxy 4 Tablet following a drawing at the Morning News office on Monday.
The contest took place on the newspaper's website throughout the past month.

Cat cafe is catnip for feline fans 


December 8, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Cat lovers in Northern California are pouncing at the chance of spending time with feline company at a new cat cafe in Oakland.
Cat Town Cafe is giving dozens of visitors a chance to mingle with furry friends while sipping coffee and nibbling on cat-themed cookies.
The cafe opened last month and has been full since opening day. It was inspired by the cat cafe craze in Japan, where many people live in cramped high-rise apartments that don't allow pets.

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