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May 2nd, 2012

Candidates share their positions once again

May 2, 2012

DeLoy and Lois Larsen and Bob German had specific reasons for attending Wednesday's candidate forum at the Bingham County Senior Citizens Center.
"I came because I have no idea who to vote for," said Lois.
"I hope to become somewhat informed," DeLoy added.
German said, "I'm tired of people telling me they're conservative when they're not."
They listened to state senate candidates Steve Bair and Cherie Clawson as well as state representative candidates Bob Butler, Mike Duff, Neil Anderson, Jim Marriott, Barbara Clark, Dave Moore and Julie VanOrden.

Police agencies involved in standoff

May 2, 2012

MORNING NEWS
Bingham County deputies, as well as agencies from Bannock County and Fort Hall, were involved in a standoff on Reservation Road late Wednesday night.
According to scanner traffic, the incident began as a high-speed chase after an unidentified man fired shots at a Bingham County residence. Deputies were then involved in a high-speed chase during which the suspect told a dispatcher to have deputies back off or he would kill himself.

Further details of the event-

Police agencies involved in standoff

May 2, 2012

FORT HALL — Bingham County deputies, as well as agencies from Bannock County and Fort Hall, were involved in a standoff on Reservation Road late Wednesday night.
According to scanner traffic, the incident began as a high-speed chase after an unidentified man fired shots at a Bingham County residence. Deputies were then involved in a high-speed chase during which the suspect told a dispatcher to have deputies back off or he would kill himself.
Updates will be posted as more information becomes available.

May 1st

Blackfoot City Council listens to proposals

May 1, 2012

BLACKFOOT — On Tuesday members of the Blackfoot City Council approved discussions with two groups which want to use city property.
Mayor Mike Virtue noted that an organization out of Utah wants to use Jensen Grove Lake for a regional wakeboard competition on July 28. He also noted that another organization would like to use the old BMX track property for ATV training at least one time this summer.
"This sounds like a win-win for the city," said councilman Rich Woodfin.
"It's another way to get people off the freeway and see our wonderful growth," councilman Butch Hulse said in agreement.

Police Log

May 1, 2012

Police Log

Items of note from April 13-23.

Blackfoot Police

NEEDS A SHOWER: April 13, 5:08 p.m.: A man said his nephew broke his shower and will not give him the replacement pieces for the shower.

WINDOWS SHOT: April 13, 5:36 p.m.: A caller said two windows of a business on N. Broadway St. have been shot out.

CHILD ABUSE: April 13, 8:24 p.m.: A caller said a man just punched his two-year-old daughter at Jensen Grove.

April 30th

14 seek title of Blackfoot's Distinguished Young Woman

May 1, 2012

The Blackfoot Distinguished Young Woman contest is at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC).
Tickets can be purchased at Blacker's Complete Home Furnishings, 1351 Parkway Dr., Blackfoot, or at the door. Tickets cost $7 per person.
Competing in this year's contest are 14 Blackfoot High School students.
Alice Cannon is the daughter of Chris and Corenna Cannon and will be singing “Angel By Your Side.”
Megan Moore will be performing a self choreographed dance to “Set Fire to the Rain.” Her parents are David and Trish Moore.

April 29th

Volunteer heals by supporting Groveland third-graders

April 29, 2012

When Shellie Jensen asked her parents to help with her oversized class at Groveland Elementary, she had no idea it would be the healing experience that would ultimately leave a legacy stitched in love for 30 third grade students. Jensen had been teaching for 13 years and had never had a class size as large as the current one. Feeling overwhelmed with the influx of students, Jensen reached out to her parents to volunteer once a week helping students with reading and math. Her parents far exceeded her expectations.

Men walk a mile in her shoes

April 29, 2012

The sun shone brightly for the second annual "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event hosted by the Bingham Crisis Center (BCC) on Saturday. For the event men donned fashionable footwear from chunky heels, stilettos, pink flip flops with flowers and stylish boots with a 3 inch tapered heel, and wore them for a mile walk around Blackfoot.
The walk is directed toward raising men's awareness about speaking out to others to end domestic and sexual abuse.

April 27th

Blackfoot High students clean up for Earth Day

April 27, 2012

Despite the plunging temperatures and the unpleasant sight of snow falling from the sky, the plans of 95-100 student volunteers from Blackfoot High School students went unaltered.The students wielded garbage bags, rakes and shovels and collected approximately 63 bags of garbage.
BHS students cleaned up the school grounds as part of Earth Day on April 22 and Arbor Day, traditionally the last Friday of April. The students said they were proud to help clean up their school and came up with the idea in Student Leadership Class.

Stalker readers enjoy Hawaiian luau

April 27, 2012

No one was complaining about the blustery weather at Stalker Elementary Friday afternoon as students and staff enjoyed a Hawaiian luau complete with palm trees, ice cream and Polynesian hula dancers.
According to Sheila Evans, Idaho Reads - VISTA representative, the luau was sponsored by Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH) and was a reward for students who completed the "Literacy Luau Challenge" by reading at least 40 books throughout the school year.
The reading challenge is an annual event , this year's theme being: " Put A Book In The Palm Of Your Hand."

 

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