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January 26th, 2012
The Blackfoot School Board of Trustees plan to gather additional input from parents, teachers and students before making a decision on the 2012-2013 school year calendar.
At issue is when to start and end the school yearâ€”in August or September and before or after Memorial Day.
A survey conducted in November that was emailed to parents only received 127 responses. The same survey will be distributed at elementary parent teacher conferences in the coming weeks and to students at secondary schools in February.
BLACKFOOT â€” Erik Matthew Nava, age 27, was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in the Idaho State Penitentiary by Seventh District Judge Darren Simpson. Nava's sentence is for not less than five years and not more than 12 years in the state penitentiary. He can seek help in the penitentiary if he asks for it.
Nava was also fined $1,000. He was given credit for 81 days served in the Bingham County Jail.
The felony charge of attempted strangulation against Nava was because Nava choked/ strangled his girlfriend for an hour to an hour and a half, said Chief Prosecuting Attorney Randy Smith.
Editor's Note: The BYU Ballroom Dance Company returns to Blackfoot at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC). This year they bring the world champion showcase, Capture the Magic!, to the BPAC stage. At 2 p.m., a free one-hour ballroom dance workshop, taught by the dancers, is open to all ages. No pre-registration is required.
SHELLEY â€”Â Nowadays, ballroom dancing is long past Viennese waltzes. Included in ballroom dancing are lifts, gymnastic moves, like splits and cartwheels, as well as waltz steps.
FORT HALL â€” Local law enforcement officers are investigating a reported altercation that took place on the side of Interstate 15 near Fort Hall.
A passerby called 911 and reported that she saw three peopleâ€”two men and one womanâ€”in an altercation on the side of the road, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes spokesperson Randy'L Teton said.
See a feature on the Shelley High School Ballroom Dance team in Thursday's Morning News. The Blackfoot Performing Arts Center event organizers encourage everyone to take advantage of the free workshop that the BYU Ballroom Dance Company will conduct Saturday at 2 p.m.
BLACKFOOT â€“Â The BYU Ballroom Dance Company returns to Blackfoot Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center. This year they bring the world champion showcase Capture the Magic! to the BPAC stage.
SHELLEY â€“ A diabetes workshop is from 6:30â€”7:30 this evening at the North Bingham County District Library, 197 W. Locust St., Shelley. The workshop is free to all.
"We're going to talk about diabetesâ€”what it is, how to prevent it and tips on how to control blood sugar," said Barbara Moulton, a registered dietitian and diabetes educator.
"I've worked with Rocky Mountain Diabetes in Idaho Falls for 13 years," she said. "I love it.
"I love learning about the disease and the different tricks people can do to help themselves," Moulton said.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Gem State Clinic and Honor Band Concert begins at 7:30 this evening at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC).
Students auditioned to be part of the honor or clinic band.
Students from 10 of the larger schools in the area have participated in workshops throughout today in preparation for this evening's concert.
Students from Madison High School, Bonneville, Hillcrest, Idaho Falls, Skyline, Blackfoot, Pocatello, Highland, Century and Preston are participating.
BLACKFOOT â€” When Rachel McClellan was growing up, she never planned to become an author; she just enjoyed writing stories.
However, this former Blackfoot resident is now using her fiction writing skills to contribute to the young adult fiction genre. Her first novel, â€śFractured Lightâ€ť, is receiving superb reviews from other authors and is highly rated on Goodreads, a popular website for book recommendations, by those who have previewed the novel.
BLACKFOOT â€” Five sixth grade boys at Idaho Science and Technology Charter School travelled to Boise last weekend to compete in the Future City regional competition and returned home with some hardware.
Not only were they recognized for the being the team that travelled the furthest, they also won the Materials Exotica award, which is given to the team with the most creative use of materials and materials science in the design of their city.
THOMAS â€” It's official. The Snake River Band program has earned a $25,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project.
Band director Randy Brady was notified of this good news Sunday evening.
"It was a long-shot," Brady said. "It's pretty remarkable that we were seventh among 224 grant requests.
"We are very, very grateful for the support," he said.
The main purpose [for entering this contest] was to get larger instruments; to start to make the band more competitive," Brady said, "and to offer a quality band experience."