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October 23rd

Stolen life-sized plastic horse recovered

October 24, 2014

TWIN FALLS (AP) — A life-sized, molded plastic horse that vanished from atop a south-central Idaho store in Twin Falls earlier this week has been recovered.
Vickers Western Store owner Jim Vickers tells The Times-News that a young man called Thursday morning to say they spotted the horse near Devil's Corral in Jerome County.
Vickers says he went out and retrieved the horse that needs a few repairs but will soon be back atop the store.
The horse that's been on the store's roof in Twin Falls since 1962 vanished Monday night.

UPDATED — Police involved with standoff near Rupe's Burgers

October 23, 2014

About 8:30 a.m. Lavern Johnson got an unexpected knock on his apartment door.
"The cops knocked on my door and told me to leave," Johnson said. "When I asked why, they told me a guy had barricaded himself in a building across the street."
Johnson lives in the small apartment complex next to Rupe's Burgers, which is on Alice Street.
Benjamin Stewart lives a couple of blocks further away. He decided to find out what was happening after seeing a police officer in the alley near his home.

October 22nd

Mayor proclaims Disability Employment Awareness month

October 23, 2014

BLACKFOOT — A large crowd gathered at Dawn Enterprises in Blackfoot on Wednesday to celebrate the company's 40 years in business and to witness Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis sign a proclamation declaring October "Disability Awareness Month."
Dawn Enterprises, a sewing production company, employs those in the community who have social, mental and physical disabilities.

Dead dog's owner seeks $350,000

October 23, 2014

COEUR D'ALENE (AP) — A $350,000 claim has been filed against the city of Coeur d'Alene by a man whose dog was shot and killed by one of the city's police officers.
The claim filed Tuesday by Craig Jones also names the Coeur d'Alene Police Department and Officer David Kelley in seeking damages for loss and pain in the July 9 killing of a 2-year-old black Labrador mix named Arfee.
The claim gives the city 90 days to settle or Jones and his attorney, Adam Karp of Bellingham, Washington, say they will file a federal lawsuit.

New Mexico hopes 'singing road' curbs speeding

October 23, 2014

TIJERAS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico transportation officials are hoping a "singing road" along historic Route 66 will curb speeding.
Tigress Productions is creating the road between Albuquerque and the mountain community of Tijeras for a new National Geographic Channel series dubbed "Crowd Control" that will debut in November.
The road uses a series of rumble strips to create music. The driver will hear the tune as long as the speed limit is obeyed.
There are only a few such "singing roads" in the world.

October 21st

Golf pro in favor of proposed changes

October 22, 2014

BLACKFOOT — As Blackfoot City leaders continue to mull over the possibility of completely taking over the city's golf course, longtime golf pro Mike Dayley told the council and a large group of interested residents at Tuesday's city council meeting, that he believes its "the best plan for the city."


Bigfoot believers gather in Washington state

October 21, 2014

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Bigfoot believers are gathering this weekend in Washington state.
The Yakima Valley Museum is hosting a Bigfoot Round-Up.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the event will honor Yakima's own Bob Gimlin and the late Roger Patterson, who filmed what they say was a Bigfoot encounter in 1967 in Northern California.
The well-known footage since has been debated and scrutinized, with some calling the filmmakers Bigfoot research pioneers and other saying the video shoes a man in an ape suit.

October 20th

Ridge Crest Elementary traffic concerns draw a large crowd at public hearing

October 21, 2014

A large crowd gathered at Ridge Crest Elementary School on Thursday to discuss traffic concerns around the school and the possibility of adding a bicycle/pedestrian path around the area of the school that connects with the city's greenbelt system.
The City of Blackfoot received a technical assistant grant from the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) for $14,800 to study the area around Ridge Crestand explore safer options for pedestrians and drivers. David Doran, ITD Highway District Mobility Manger, said the overall intent of the study is "for the safety of the community."


Woman says she dug up dad's grave 'with respect'

October 20, 2014

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A lawyer for a woman accused of ransacking the New Hampshire grave of her father in search of his "real will" wants a judge to suppress her written statement to police that she dug it up "with respect" and he "would be OK with it."
Prosecutors allege Melanie Nash, 52, conspired with others to remove her father's remains from the Colebrook Village Cemetery in May. The vault of businessman Eddie Nash, who died in 2004, was found cracked with the casket opened and his remains searched through.

October 19th

Dawn Enterprises partners with local entrepreneurs

October 19, 2014

The product is a simple one; golfers love it and it's helping to provide jobs for workers with mental and physical challenges at Blackfoot's Dawn Enterprises.
Four Pocatello entrepreneurs: brothers Joe and Ruben Arzola and husband and wife Rory and Jennifer (Jen) Erchul have developed a golf training aid called the "Chute Trainer." It is a simple, parachute-like device that attaches to a golf club. Its use strengthens fast twitch muscles vital to a golf swing through wind resistance.

 

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