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August 6th, 2012

Local authors share insight

August 6, 2012

While local authors Rachel McClellan and Linda Gatewood were busy signing copies of their books at Barnes & Noble bookstore in Idaho Falls Saturday, both authors agree that the electronic book age has changed the traditional book business.
Sales were brisk for McClellan, a Rigby native, as she signed copies of her young adult novel "Fractured Light," the first in a trilogy about a teenager who has the ability to manipulate light.
McClellan was inspired to write when she traveled to Ireland in 2007, fulfilling her mother's dream of visiting the land of her ancestors.

Shoshone-Bannock Festival begins Wednesday

August 6, 2012

The Shoshone-Bannock Indian Festival has grown to be the biggest Indian Celebration on reservation land in Idaho It begins Wednesday in Fort Hall with the PBR Rodeo featuring Wiley Petersen and will conclude on Sunday with a spectacular pow-wow...and festival coordinator Delbert Farmer says "there will not be a dull moment in between."

Man injured in crane accident

August 6, 2012

Blackfoot Police Captain Kurt Asmus has confirmed that a 35 year- old male crane operator was life-flighted to Portneuf Medical Center Monday afternoon after a crane accident at a construction sight near Walmart.
Asmus said the operator was attempting to load the crane onto a flat-bed when the boom fell, pinning him to the trailer.
Asmus said emergency workers responded to the scene where they were able to free him from the trailer while Life-Flight was waiting.
The name of the crane operator is not being released at this time and his condition is not known.

August 5th

School preparations underway

August 6, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Although the start of school is still a few weeks away, teachers and parents have already begun making preparations.
Teachers and school district patrons are among those who can benefit from participation with the Blackfoot Education, the Snake River Education Foundation or similar organizations in their school districts.

August 3rd

Local artist shows off her work

August 4, 2012

Billie Cullimore of Blackfoot is a woman of many talents: an internationally acclaimed poet, designer, author and artist...and, she said she's not a bad cook either.
Cullimore, whose work can be found in Germany, Holland, France, Australia and throughout the United States, has a studio called 'Billie's Originals' within the walls of the Artistic Spirit Gallery in Blackfoot featuring her $10,000 original painting titled 'Pioneer's Dream.'

Little Buckaroo Rodeo continues today

August 4, 2012

Action in the Little Buckaroo Rodeo continues today.

A cowboy breakfast is served from 7-10 a.m. in the Firth City Park. The “Cowboys and Indians” Parade begins at Firth High School and ends at the Firth City Park. The Community Orchestra, ice cream, soda, two free bounce houses and vendors await all comers in the park.

The Little Buckaroo Rodeo round two begins at 7 p.m. tonight.

This is the largest number of buckaroos—385—registered for the rodeo, said Registrar Dixie Finck.

Blackfoot man dies in motorcycle accident

August 3, 2012

BLACKFOOT— On Thursday, Aug. 2, at approximately 9:40 p.m., the Blackfoot Police responded to a two-vehicle accident in the area of East Harmony and Rich Lane. Brent J. Hansen, 36 years of age, of Blackfoot died as a result of the accident. Hansen and his daughter were on a motorcycle which collided with a vehicle operated by Kenny C. Struhs, 41-years-of-age.

August 2nd

Rollin' for a Cause

August 2, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Rollin for a Cause’ is rolling out all the goodies for its annual raffle and rally against Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes. Hundreds of items have been donated for the cause.
There are sets of Liquid Image goggles that will be auctioned off. Their value is $250 per pair. These are the same googles that the infamous Kyle Pratt uses when he does his life-threatening rides.

August 1st

Plaza Twin Theater to close its doors

August 1, 2012

The blockbuster movies on the big screen and the smell of buttery popcorn will soon be fading away at the Plaza Twin Theater as management prepares to close Blackfoot's only movie theater on Aug. 9.
The Plaza Twin Theater (currently a $2 discount theater) has been owned and operated by the May family for the past four years. Manager Bradley May said that while the community did support the theater, they [the family] have collectively made the decision to close the theater for a variety of reasons.

Fire fighters knock down shed blaze

August 1, 2012

Sparks from cutting metal with a skill saw ignited a fire at 713 W. 10 N. in Riverside Wednesday afternoon, said Blackfoot Fire Chief Kevin Gray. A shed, pump house and a couple of salvaged cars were burned at Dwain Sjostrom's property.
Blackfoot firemen and volunteers protected the double wide mobile home on the property. No one was injured.
The neighbor whose home was northwest of the fire was evacuated as the black smoke drifted in that direction.
Neighbor Charlene Cherry had called 911.

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