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August 15th, 2014

Ex-BMH IT director enters Alford plea

August 15, 2014

The former Bingham Memorial Hospital IT Director Jack York entered a change of plea Friday morning before Sixth Judicial District Judge David Nye.
York entered an Alford plea to Count 1: Interception and Disclosure of Wire, Electronic or Oral Communications, a felony, a violation of Idaho Code § 18-66702(1)(a), as set forth in the Grand Jury Indictment filed June 19, 2013.
In an Alford plea, the defendant maintains his/her innocence but agrees that a jury would probably find him/her guilty.

August 14th

Ash Street construction may be done by Fair Week

August 14, 2014

If there are no more rude interruptions by Mother Nature, Blackfoot city officials say that the Ash Street construction project should be complete by "fair week." The Eastern Idaho State Fair in Blackfoot is Aug. 30 thru Sept. 6.
The summertime road project, which has been underway for over two months now, is a much needed overhaul of the worn out and "pot-hole riddled" Ash Street from Francis to Grant streets.
Workers are currently doing what is called, "blue top," the final step in the road grading process.

August 13th

Chamber members get INL update

August 13, 2014

Kelly Stombaugh of Pocatello, who now works for the Girl Scouts, was a victim of a layoff at the Idaho National Laboratory years ago.
"I was excited to hear they are hiring again," Stombaugh said after hearing Amy Lientz, a communications specialist at the INL, during Wednesday's Greater Blackfoot Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
Lientz gave an update of happenings at "the site" and related facilities.

August 12th

Snake River students learn about health professions

August 12, 2014

Over 90 students attended the first Snake River Health Career Expo Tuesday morning at the Snake River High School.
The day was to begin with the arrival of Life Flight out of Pocatello, however, the helicopter was down for maintenance and could not fly.
"I didn't know they were not coming and I'm a LIfe Flight nurse," said presenter Taunya Horn.
"I've had a love of flying," she said. "I was a nurse for 19 years before I got a spot on Life Flight.
"It's very competitive for spots," said Horn. "The configuration of medical personnel on the helicopter is pilot, nurse and paramedic.

Snake River students learn about health professions

August 12, 2014

Over 90 students attended the first Snake River Health Career Expo Tuesday morning at the Snake River High School.
The day was to begin with the arrival of Life Flight out of Pocatello, however, the helicopter was down for maintenance and could not fly.
"I didn't know they were not coming and I'm a LIfe Flight nurse," said presenter Taunya Horn.
"I've had a love of flying," she said. "I was a nurse for 19 years before I got a spot on Life Flight.
"It's very competitive for spots," said Horn. "The configuration of medical personnel on the helicopter is pilot, nurse and paramedic.

VIDEO: Is Peyton and Eli Manning’s Latest Attempt at Rapping a Touchdown?

August 12, 2014

VIDEO: Is Peyton and Eli Manning’s Latest Attempt at Rapping a Touchdown?

VIDEO: Tributes Pour In For Robin Williams As Celebrities, Fans Mourn

August 12, 2014

VIDEO: Tributes Pour In For Robin Williams As Celebrities, Fans Mourn

August 11th

State legislator, husband sue Bannock County

August 12, 2014

Garth and Julie VanOrden have filed a civil suit against the Bannock County Sheriff and specific deputies in the death of their son, Jason, while he was interned in the Bannock County Jail in 2013.
Julie (R-Pingree) represents Bingham County in the Idaho Legislature.
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Successful Sho-Ban festival concludes

August 11, 2014

FORT HALL—The 51st Annual Shoshone-Bannock Festival concluded in Fort Hall on Sunday with a traditional feast of salmon and buffalo meat, the INFR Tour Rodeo Finals, the Wild Horse Race and one last grand entry with a poignant closing ceremony. Some are saying this was "the best festival ever."
With an abundant of food, sporting events, parades, dancing activities, hundreds of spectators from around the region and the world, were able to experience Native American culture "at its finest." Travelers from Italy, Japan, Israel and Dubai enjoyed the festival first hand.

August 8th

'Sister Moss' selected as Miss Sho-Ban

August 9, 2014

Fort Hall's Tadrachelle Murry was named the 51st Miss Shoshone-Bannock Queen following a spectacular, but wet, grand entry at the Shoshone-Bannock Festival Friday evening.
Murry, 25, who is affectionately known as "Sister Moss" throughout the Fort Hall community was crowned by Taylor Thomas who was named Miss Shoshone-Bannock last year. Thomas went on to become Miss Indian World this spring. 
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