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November 26th, 2013
When it comes to regional gas prices, Steven Terrell of Blackfoot sees the full gamut. As the owner of an auto parts delivery company "Scenic Transportation," Terrell drives about 10,000 miles a month, costing him about $2,500 per month in gas. Terrell contends that Blackfoot's prices are consistently higher than nearly every town along his route and are even equal to the resort town of Jackson Hole, Wyo., notoriously known for high-priced "everything."
When it comes to leading the City of Blackfoot, mayoral candidates Paul Loomis and Dan Cravens are in agreement with each other on many issues - especially their passion for Blackfoot. However, the city budget is the one issue that riled both men at a mayoral forum Monday evening - moderated by Greg Austin of the Fraternal Order of Police - Snake River Lodge and Ben Hirschi - president of the Local Firefighters 445.
THOMAS â€” About two weeks ago, the Snake River School/Community Library received a 3D printer. The printer uses plastic tubing to form a 3D project.
Students in the drafting class at Snake River High School have been busy designing projects to explore its capabilities.
The first project that SR drafting students designed was glass that measured about three-eighths inch tall. The hollow glass has a bottom and could actually hold a small amount of liquid.
"Designing a glass that was hollow was difficult," said Sherrilynn Bair, Snake River School/Community Library Director.
BLACKFOOTâ€”Dance instructor and owner of Blackfoot's Downtown Dance Studio (DDS) Amy Mow has made a huge impact on the lives of hundreds of girls throughout the 10 years that she has been in business.
Mow was born and raised in the Blackfoot area and is a graduate of both Blackfoot High School and BYU-Idaho. She is married to Michael Mow and together they have four children: Ethan (10), Noah (8), Bella (6), and Libby-Lu (3).
Marva-Lu Kesler, who ran the Blackfoot Stars, was Mow's only dance teacher of 12 years.
Sometimes it takes a little subterfuge to get an award-winner to an appointed place.
"If you knew the back story of what my best friend did to me to get me hereâ€¦," Blackfoot High government teacher Holly Kartchner said when she accepted the "Best Foot Forward" award at the Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce President's Dinner on Wednesday.
Gordon Wankier of the Prospectors Club presented the award, given annually to a person in the community who has made a significant contribution to the community.
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BLACKFOOT â€” Local law enforcement waited tables at Rupe's Burgers Tuesday night to raise money for the Santa's Helpers program.
All profits and tips made between 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night go towards the Santa's Helpers program.
"Our goal is to raise $2,000 tonight," said Erin Hidalgo, a dispatch supervisor for Bingham County, who organizes the fundraiser each year.
The Santa's Helpers program, that's coordinated by the Bingham County Dispatch Center, has been helping provide 100 local families a better Christmas each year since 1997.
TODAYâ€”Despite their "pumped up kicks,â€ť kids today arenâ€™t running nearly as fast as their parents did at the same age. In fact, in a one-mile run, youngsters now are about 1.5 minutes slower on those laps than children 30 years ago, according to a new study.
Candidate forums for the upcoming mayoral election between Paul Loomis and Dan Cravens have been scheduled. Loomis and Cravens are facing a runoff election as the top two candidates of six since none of the candidates gained 50 percent (plus one) of the votes needed in the city election on Nov. 5.
-The Blackfoot Chapter of the Freedom First Society will hold the first forum on Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m at Blackfoot City Hall.
Morning News-Lisa Lete
Blackfoot High School yearbook editor Halle Phillips and advisor Teresa Gallegos enjoy going through old yearbooks and discovering fun, historical facts about the school and the community as they work with new technology to put together a commemorative 100th edition.
The yearbook staff at Blackfoot High School is creating a 100th volume "special edition" of the 2013-2014 publication, one that will be a keepsake for anyone with ties to Blackfoot High School.
BLACKFOOTâ€” The Zumbathon fundraiser for BHS senior captain cheerleader Margie Catindig raised upwards of $600 to go towards her trip to New York City to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
"I love that our community can come together and for being able to help me be able to achieve something so exciting," said Catindig.
Cheerleading coach Mindi Loosli came up with the idea of a Zumbathon.