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October 23rd, 2014

Standoff finally ends

October 23, 2014

BLACKFOOT — The standoff between a Blackfoot man and the police was resolved peacefully after a 14-hour standoff in Blackfoot on Thursday. The man had barricaded himself in the Blackbird Produce building at the corner of East Alice and Northeast Main.
Scott Phillips, 45, came out about 5 p.m. A crowd gathered around Sunset Manor (about a block away from the incident), clapped and cheered as he exited the warehouse.
“We were able to protect the community and have a peaceful outcome,” said Blackfoot Police Capt. Scott Gay.

Otter ad uses cut footage from gay rights film

October 23, 2014

LEWISTON (AP) — A Boise filmmaker says one of Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's campaign advertisements uses footage he filmed of gay rights protests during the 2014 Idaho Legislature.
The Lewiston Tribune reports that Otter's ad uses leftover footage that didn't make it into the feature-length movie highlighting the multiple demonstrations that took place at the Idaho Statehouse urging lawmakers to add protections for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people.
Michael Gough says he put the footage cut from the documentary on his website to sell.

Stolen life-sized plastic horse recovered

October 23, 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 22, 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 22, 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 21, 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 20, 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."

 

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