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July 24th, 2012
Blackfoot is now home to one of only a handful of ATV safety training tracks in the state. The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation provided funding to the city earlier this spring to renovate an abandoned and run- down BMX track on the north end of town off Teeples Drive near the golf course.
The state of Idaho requires ATV riders under the age of 16 to take an ATV hands-on drivers safety course and many ATV clubs and organizations provide such safety training courses for their members as well.
Pioneer Day is the celebration of the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints coming to the Salt Lake Valley July 24, 1847. That was the day the first group of saints crested the mountain and saw their first glimpse of the valley. Since that time Latter-day Saints throughout the West have celebrated the occasion by remembering their ancestors and the trials they faced while crossing the dusty plains and rocky mountains.
Items of note from July 13-18.
MARKED CARS: July 13, 2:39 a.m.: A caller said someone is writing on vehicles in the parking lot at the Briarwood Apartments. They said every back windshield has a circle with an arrow pointing up.
GAS THEFT: July 13, 2:50 p.m.: A caller at Maverik said a vehicle left without paying for $92.52 in gas.
SEX OFFENSE: July 13, 5:57 p.m.: A caller said a male and female are making out on the grass and asked for an officer to respond because they are beginning to take their clothes off. An arrest was made.
Members of the Shelley School Board set themselves in order by re-electing the same officers. All were unanimously re-elected by 4-0 vote. Trustee Jamey Higham was excused.
Ken Kearsley will again serve as chairman. Scott Fredrickson was re-elected vice chairman. Loren Lund as treasurer and Vicki Johnson as the clerk.
The meeting date remains the same. An executive session begins at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at Hobbs Middle School. A public session follows at 8 p.m.
The 47th Annual National Championship O-MOK-SEEÂ is Sunday through Friday at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds.
Admission is free to all events. The public is welcome.
O-Mok-See is the sport of pattern horse racing.
The sport of O-Mok-See originates with the Blackfeet Indian Tribe where they described a particular style of riding as "oh-mak-see pass-kan" meaning "riding big dance."
Competitors are divided into age groups. The youngest is ages 7 and under. The oldest is 40 and over and is divided into men and women.
Â POCATELLO â€” Peritoneal Dialysis (PD), also called home dialysis, gives mobility to patients with End-Stage Renal Disease. The patients are taught how to treat themselves at home, at work and even while traveling.
As Brooks Barthlome explained, â€śI am hooked up to the home dialysis machine nine to 12 hours each night.â€ť
â€śItâ€™s a little inconvenient since the machine and all the supplies takes up about half the trunk space when we are traveling,â€ť said his wife, Andrea, â€śbut we are able to travel.â€ť Â
Brooks Barthlome, from Grace, has suffered from kidney disease since he was an infant.
Blackfoot city mayor Mike Virtue is asking the public's vigilance to help stop vandalism at Jensen Grove, after the brand new restrooms that opened on the park's east side on July 4th were vandalized, just nine days later, on the night of July 13.
Blackfoot police officer Scott Rasmussen responded to Jensen Grove for a report of malicious injury to the new bathrooms on the evening of the 13th. He reported that a divider between the urinals had been torn from the wall and was laying on the ground.