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January 30th, 2015

Chubbuck man one of the three Americans killed in a Taliban attack

January 30, 2015

Jason D. Landphair was one of three American civilian contractors killed by a Taliban terrorist Thursday, Landphair was raised in Chubbuck and graduated from Idaho State University.

Superheroes honored

January 30, 2015

FIRTH – Honoring superheroes was the goal of Ashli Finck’s FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) project.
Ashli is a freshman at Firth High School (FHS). For her STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) project, she decided to design and sew superhero capes for the children at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City.
FCCLA advisor Janice Anthony said she heard on the radio the Primary Children’s was having a superhero day.
“I wondered if they could use superhero capes,” she said. “I contacted them to find out.”

January 29th

Student to propose ban on shopping bags

January 30, 2015

BLACKFOOT - Snaker River High School senior, Hayley Lemon, 16, will approach the Blackfoot City Council about banning plastic and paper shopping bags in Blackfoot.
Lemon, who will graduate early from SRHS, is taking on this issue as her senior project because she feels strongly about improving the environment.
"Every year, extensive amounts of unnecessary waste goes into the landfill," she said. "I would like Blackfoot to be a city that leads the way in environmental responsibility and help improve our eco-systyem."

ISTCS students at state Future City competition

January 29, 2015

The Future City team at the Idaho Science and Technology Charter School (ISTCS) competed in the state competition last weekend.
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January 28th

Tribes establish Delbert Farmer scholarship

January 29, 2015

A "Delbert Farmer Memorial Scholarship" fund has been established to help the advancement of Native students through higher education.
Farmer, a Fort Hall native and beloved Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Elder, died in September from heart surgery complications at the age of 72.
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January 27th

Tribes name new casino manager

January 28, 2015

The Shoshone Bannock Tribes have selected a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Shoshone Bannock Gaming Operation and Hotel & Event Center. The Fort Hall Business Council (FHBC) made the decision to combine the management of the two properties and on Monday announced John Phillips, a 30-year casino veteran, as the CEO.
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Train derailment

January 27, 2015

BLACKFOOT-There was a train derailment in Blackfoot involving several cars on Tuesday evening. The derailment, which happened at around 5:45 p.m., caused headaches for evening commuters blocking the crossings at Highway 91/ South Broadway and Judicial Street.
Blackfoot Police officials said that it could take several hours for all of the crossings to open.

Naked violinist sues over arrest

January 27, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Hillsboro, Oregon, man arrested after playing a violin while naked outside the federal courthouse in Portland last year is suing police.
The Oregonian reports that 25-year-old Matthew T. Mglej claims authorities used excessive force and violated his First Amendment rights. He named the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and Portland Police Bureau as defendants in a lawsuit filed last week, and he's seeking $1.1 million in damages.

January 26th

Local students in Boise for school choice rally

January 27, 2015

This week is National School Choice Week. Many activities and celebration are scheduled in Idaho from Monday through Saturday.
Today, 100 individuals—both students and chaperones—will attend a rally in Boise for Capitol Day for School Choice.
"We are leaving at 4:15 a.m.," said Fred Ball, director of the Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center (BCCLC). We will meet at the Basque Cultural Center at 9 a.m. to explore the center.
"After lunch, we will march to the Capitol Building where we will hear different speakers," he said.
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Man dies in auto accident in Rockford

January 26, 2015

Steven Atwood, 53, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Monday, January 26, 2015 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

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