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August 26th, 2012

Local musicians create Hambone's undefinable sound

August 26, 2012

With the voice of a smooth and mellow middle-aged man and the acoustic stylings on the strings of a guitar from a 28-year-old, Bart Bradford and Steven Muldenhauer create a sound that is undefinable. Bradford said, "I wanted to be more like Metallica but it comes out more like Simon and Garfunkelesque."
Bradford and Muldenhauer create an unlikely duo which came together after both were in the musical "Brigadoon" which The Blackfoot Community Players presented at the Nuart Theater.

Rockford Elementary gets new principal

August 26, 2012

David Kerns is the new principal at Rockford Elementary in the Snake River School District. He is also the federal programs director.
He brings lots of experience to these positions in that he is entering his 30th year in the education profession.
Kerns grew up in Potlatch.
“I grew up surrounded with dry land farming,” Kerns said. “This is like going home to me.
“I see it out my window every day,” he said.
Kerns attend the University of Idaho before going on an LDS mission to Bolivia.

Two Bingham County men receive Hometown Hero awards

August 26, 2012

Two Bingham County natives were among 10 recipients (featuring veterans, businessmen, teachers and scientists) who received 2012 Idaho Hometown Hero Medals from U.S. Senator Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, at a poignant and patriotic ceremony at Stephens Performing Arts Center in Pocatello on Friday.
The awards are in celebration of individuals who show commitment in both their personal and professional lives to improve communities throughout Idaho and a create a better world for the future.

August 24th

WWII vets receive Congressional Gold Medals

August 25, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Idaho's Senator Mike Crapo, veterans, families and friends honored Congressional Gold Medal winners Kazuo Endow and Agie Harada at the Blackfoot Senior Citizens Center Friday afternoon.
The two WWII veterans were part of Army 442nd Regiment that was the most decorated and most decimated unit of its size and length of service during the war. The unit served in Italy the last 11 months of WWII.
Every member of the battalion received a Congressional Gold Medal.
Many veterans from the 442nd received their medals in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 2, 2011.

Police Log

August 24, 2012

Items of note from Aug. 13-19.

Blackfoot Police

STOLEN MEDICATION: Aug. 13, 3:32 p.m.: A woman said her Methedone has been stolen and there were about 40 pills that were taken from her closet.

STOLEN CAMERA: Aug. 13, 4:58 p.m.: A man said a digital camera was taken out from his vehicle on Friday night.

BROKEN WINDOW: Aug. 14, 7:54 a.m.: A man caller said someone has broken the back window in his vehicle.

August 23rd

Sheriff's office investigating calf mutilation

August 24, 2012

BONE – A 450-pound steer calf was killed and mutilated in the Bone, Homer Creek area. The calf belonged to Ted Thompson of Shelley.

Thompson’s son, Rick, found the calf Wednesday morning.

His brother, Matt, said he had been in that same area a day or two before “and there was no sign of a dead calf.”

When they found it, Matt figures the calf had been dead about a day.

“It didn’t die of natural causes,” he said. “The hide was peeled back and it was mutilated by someone who knew what they were doing.”

The meat was left on the calf.

Bingham County dogs head to new homes in Montana

August 24, 2012

Dr. Peter Rork landed in Blackfoot Thursday morning, picked up 11 rescue dogs and flew them to adoptive homes in Hamilton, Mont.
Rork is a retired Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon from Jackson, Wyo., where he practiced for 23 years.
“The difference between people and dogs is people expect a certain outcome,” Rork said. “Dogs are just so appreciative.”

District 55 board honors pair of employees

August 23, 2012

Blackfoot School District board members honored and awarded two district employees with a check for $500 at the board of trustees meeting Thursday evening.
Marsha Peterson, a second grade teacher at Groveland Elementary School, was recognized as the 2012-13 'Teacher-of-the-year." Interim district superintendent Chad Struhs said she has been with the district for 24 years and described her as "an excellent representation of the quality of teachers found in Blackfoot."

Tribal police to crack down on drunk driving

August 23, 2012

"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" is a slogan that should be familiar and it's a concept that the Fort Hall Police Department is taking seriously as they join with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and law enforcement agencies throughout the state to crackdown hard on drunk drivers now through Sept. 7.
According to For Hall Police Captain Mark Massey, the crackdown will include high visibility enforcement, sobriety checkpoints and will be supported by a national paid advertising campaign to raise awareness of the effort.

August 22nd

Elvis leaves building to play Music in the Park

August 23, 2012

Elvis Has Left The Building and the band arrived in Blackfoot Wednesday evening to perform before an appreciative audience of about 200 people.
The band was performing as part of Music in the Park series that performs at Courthouse Square throughout the summer.
Band members are Angier Wells from Pocatello, Matt Murdoch from Blackfoot and Greg Mladenka from Pocatello. Kim Tweedy from Tweedy's Music in Blackfoot was on percussion.
The band performed its own music. The band's style is upbeat and easy listening.

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