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November 2nd

Shupe & Rubberband a fun concert

November 3, 2014

THOMAS – If you can judge a concert by the number of people who were tapping their toes or  bouncing up and down in their seats or keeping time with the music, then Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband fulfilled all those requirements and then some.
Shupe and the Rubberband performed at the Snake River High School auditorium on Saturday night.
Band members were Ryan Shupe on violin and mandolin; Craig Miner on banjo and mandolin; Roger Archibald, guitar; Peter Jensen, bass; and Nate Young, drums.

Blackfoot pool committee speaks

November 3, 2014

BLACKFOOT — After months of studying the issues facing the Blackfoot pool, committee members summarized their thoughts at a meeting Wednesday night as they get closer to making a recommendation to the city council about what should become of the aging pool.
Built in the 1970s, the pool is in dire need of costly repairs and is currently costing the city about $200,000 a year to subsidize. It's estimated that it will cost at least $2 million to bring the pool back up to standards.

Lawyer dressed as Jedi challenges city's pot ban

November 2, 2014

CLARKSTON, Wash. (AP) — A Clarkston, Washington, attorney sued the city and four city councilors who voted to prohibit retail marijuana sales within city limits. And he did it in a Jedi costume.
Rick Laws says the city's ban is unconstitutional. He filed the motion on Halloween on behalf of Canna4life LLC, which is scheduled to open Nov. 25, provided the business can submit a retail marijuana license to the state of Washington.

October 31st

Man's ashes to be scattered in fireworks display

October 31, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri funeral director is sending his father out with a bang. His father's ashes, anyway.
Greenlawn Funeral Homes will hold its first Firework Memorial program on Saturday night, when fireworks packed with James Carver's cremated remains will be launched skyward as part of his family's goodbye.

VIDEO: The Best Halloween Costumes for Pets

October 31, 2014

October 30th

VIDEO: Bumgarner Shines As Giants Win World Series

October 30, 2014

Woman in zombie costume charged twice with DWI

October 30, 2014

GATES, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a woman wearing a zombie costume and makeup was charged with drunken driving twice within three hours after attending an upstate New York bar's "zombie prom" party.
Police in the town of Gates tell the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester that 26-year-old Catherine Butler, of Rochester, was arrested around 2 a.m. Saturday when an officer spotted her driving without her headlights on.
She was taken to the police department, where a friend picked her up.

October 29th

Senior Center celebrates birthday

October 29, 2014

The Blackfoot Senior Citizens' Center was filled as people celebrated the facility's 45th birthday.
"This is how we would like to see the Senior Center always—filled with people," said one volunteer.
"One hundred ten people signed in," said Pam Beus, director of the Blackfoot Senior Citizens' Center. "It's a good turnout; you just never know what will happen when you plan something like this."
"I like the Senior Citizens' Center because it's an inexpensive lunch," said Kelly Byers. "I can become a member of the center on Saturday, Nov. 1, when I turn 60."

Fewer grizzly bears dying in Yellowstone area 


October 29, 2014

(AP) — Fewer threatened grizzly bears are being killed in and around Yellowstone National Park, and scientists said Wednesday their numbers appear to be holding stable as officials consider lifting protections for the animals.
If the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service eliminates protections, it would open the door to limited hunting in the Yellowstone region of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
At least 757 bears inhabit the region, although researchers say that's a highly conservative figure.

Woman saved from California chimney, then arrested

October 29, 2014

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A woman stuck in the chimney of a Southern California house has been rescued and arrested.
Ventura County fire Capt. Ron Oatman says firefighters responding to neighbors' reports of a woman crying had to chisel away much of the chimney and lubricate it with dish soap Sunday to free 30-year-old Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa.
The Ventura County Star reports she was arrested on suspicion of illegal entry and giving false information to police.
Police say Nunez-Figueroa knows the owner of the home in Thousand Oaks, who wasn't there. They wouldn't elaborate.

 

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