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January 16th, 2012

Lap-Band surgery helps woman change her life

January 16, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Nikki Asher knew she needed to change her life. She had seen family members suffer from complications related to obesity and diabetes and she had been overweight her entire life, trying various diets and exercise to no avail.
Last year she decided to have adjustable gastric banding surgery—Lap-Band—performed by Dr. Anthony Davis at Bingham Memorial Hospital. The Lap-Band system reduces the stomach's capacity, restricting the amount of food able to enter the stomach.

Major winter storm in forecast

January 16, 2012

BLACKFOOT — The first major winter storm is set to arrive in Eastern Idaho late tonight and persisting through the weekend, bringing heavy snow to the mountains and a mess of rain and snow to lower elevations.
Very strong and possibly damaging winds will accompany the storm, causing blowing and drifting snow. Current forecasts call for winds of up to 33 mph tonight and as high as 46 mph Saturday night.

January 15th

Teachers learn how to help students Invent Idaho

January 16, 2012

 THOMAS – Elementary teachers from Southeastern Idaho spent Saturday attending an Invent Idaho workshop. Teachers were from Snake River, Shelley, the Idaho Science and Technology Charter School (ISTCS) and Pocatello.
The workshop is designed to help students “think outside the box.”
“As teachers, we try to inspire creative thinking as a springboard to inventive thinking,” presenter Beth Brubaker said. “The first thing we teach kids is problem finding.”

Woman recounts story of icy rescue

January 16, 2012

Editor's Note: The woman in this story requested that we only use her first name.
BLACKFOOT — "I just couldn't watch her drown. There was an overwhelming feeling that I needed to do something now."
That's why Ann went against everything she has been taught about the ice.
On Nov. 29 she went to Jensen Grove with her three schnauzers to feed some leftover popcorn to the ducks. Two of the dogs were on a leash with the third allowed to roam.
"I let the one that usually minds the best just run free," she said.
She came to regret that decision.

January 13th

Mystery powder sets off courthouse lockdown

January 14, 2012

BLACKFOOT — An envelope containing a tax payment and a white crystalline substance set off a four-hour lockdown Friday afternoon at the Bingham County Courthouse.
The substance was discovered sometime mid-morning Friday, prompting the lockdown at noon. The Region Six Hazardous Materials Response Team was called in to assist with handling and testing the substance.

Firth to add girls soccer in fall

January 14, 2012

FIRTH – Firth High School will have a girls’ soccer team next fall.
Firth trustees unanimously approved the addition of girls’ soccer to the fall sports on a two-year trial basis.
Speaking to the board members, Firth patrons Neal Yancey and Paul Jensen said they would take care of all expenses for a two-year trial program.
A two-year trial will determine the cost and the impact on other teams, Yancey said.

Photo Gallery — Courthouse lockdown

January 13, 2012

BLACKFOOT — The Bingham County Courthouse was placed on lockdown for four hours Friday afternoon after an envelope containing a white powder-like substance was discovered in the Treasurer's Office. A regional hazmat team was called in to handle and test the substance, which has not been identified.

Updated: Courthouse Lockdown

January 13, 2012

BLACKFOOT – The lockdown at the Bingham County Courthouse was lifted after a four hour wait Friday afternoon.

The lockdown was initiated at noon Friday after a white substance was discovered in an envelope received by the Treasurer's Office. The substance remains unidentified but testing conducted by the Region Six Hazardous Materials Response Team determined that it was not a biological or chemical threat.

Those inside the courthouse—an estimated 300 people including employees and citizens—were allowed to leave at 4 p.m.

Testing about to begin

January 13, 2012

The Hazmat team has suited up. Wet decontamination is ready to go. They should begin preliminary testing soon.

Suiting up

January 13, 2012

The Pocatello hazmat team suits up to enter the Bingham County Courthouse after the building was put on lockdown because of a white substance that was found in the Treasurer's Office.

 

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