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May 4th, 2012

Chase suspect awaiting evaluation, facing charges

May 4, 2012

Jeremy Robert Andrus, age 30, of Blackfoot is awaiting a mental examination at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello after leading sheriff's deputies on a high speed chase through the Fort Hall Reservation Wednesday night.
Charges of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer in a motor vehicle, aggravated assault and attempted kidnapping second degree/not for ransom were filed against Andrus on Friday.
Andrus was taken into custody after a pursuit and standoff during which he threatened to commit suicide.
The incident started as a domestic dispute and then escalated from there.

Dreher named Blackfoot's DYW

May 4, 2012

BLACKFOOT — The theme was "Once Upon A Time..." and it was indeed a fairy tale evening for the audience and participants alike at the Distinguished Young Women of Blackfoot program at Blackfoot's Performing Art Center Wednesday evening; especially for Heidi Dreher, daughter of Dean and Lee Ann Dreher, who was was named Blackfoot's Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) of the Year.

May 3rd

BHS debaters qualify for nationals

May 4, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Five Blackfoot High School debaters have qualified to compete at nationals.
Sophomore Blake Dewveall is the Idaho gold medal winner for Extemporaneous Speaking.
The team of Marquette Lawrence and Brandon Turner will compete in public forum. Both students are juniors.
Senior Tylie Polatis is competing in Lincoln-Douglas debate.
The National Forensic League competition is June 11-15 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Senior Brad Carter qualified to compete in Lincoln-Douglas debate at the Catholic National Forensic League (CNFL) competition May 25-27 in Baltimore, Md.

May 2nd

Local sisters teaching Zumba

May 2, 2012

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Local Sisters Teach Zumba
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One can't help but notice the sparkle in her eyes as Blackfoot native Monica Nevarez talks about her love of Zumba and her new business venture: Centi-Z-Team. It's a Zumba fitness center, opening May 7 in the El Centenario Event Center (formerly Ridley's Grocery Store) in Blackfoot.
Nevarez describes Zumba as a "calorie-burning Latin inspired-dance fitness workout" that is taking the world and Blackfoot by storm.
"Zumba is amazing," Nevarez said. "Everyone should try it at least once."

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.

 

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