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February 23rd, 2012

Blackfoot School Board exploring possibilities

February 24, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Members of the Blackfoot School District board of trustees heard a report about the feasibility of consolidating the Blackfoot Sixth Grade School with Mountain View Middle School during Thursday's monthly meeting.
"Do we continue in the way we do business or be progressive in our thoughts," Deidre Taylor asked as she introduced the committee's report on the subject.
She said the possible move has two components—academic and financial.

Community Center is having a birthday

February 23, 2012

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Community Center is celebrating its fifth anniversary by throwing a birthday party on Friday from 4-7 p.m. The party will include delicious food and activities that children of all ages will enjoy. For more information about the party, see tomorrow's Morning News.

February 22nd

Snake River Junior High principal resigns

February 23, 2012

The Snake River school board trustees accepted the resignation of Chris Cox, Snake River Junior High principal, and Selena Clark Rockford special education aide, at their February school board meeting Wednesday.
Board members also appointed Ray Carter, assistant principal at SRHS, as the junior high school principal until the end of the school year.
Administrative intern Steve Morton and Athletic Director Bob Coombs will help with the duties Carter is leaving at the high school.

BYU-Idaho students conduct anti-obesity campaign in Blackfoot

February 23, 2012

A group of senior Brigham Young University-Idaho public relations students is carrying out a childhood obesity awareness campaign in Blackfoot.
The campaign’s focus is to increase Blackfoot’s awareness of childhood obesity, and the negative effects it has on a child’s physical and emotional wellbeing. The group’s work has been boosted by working with United Way, a prominent national non-profit organization with offices in Pocatello.

High winds create damage, cause power failures

February 22, 2012

High winds wreaked havoc in Bingham County Wednesday afternoon causing numerous power outages, uprooting trees and damaging hangars at the Blackfoot Airport.
Winds increased throughout the morning and gusts of 58-68 mph were recorded between noon and 3 p.m. in Blackfoot. A gust of 71 mph was recorded at 2:45 p.m.

Police Log

February 22, 2012

Police Log

Items on note from Feb. 16-20.

Blackfoot Police

FRAUD: Feb. 16. 2:52 p.m.: A man said he received a phone call and was told his grandson is overseas and had been injured and incarcerated. He said he sent $2,800 through Western Union to a person who is allegedly working for the American Embassy. He said they are continuing to call, allegedly to arrange the grandson's travel home.

OFF TARGET: Feb. 17, 10:45 a.m.: A woman said she found an arrow that has been shot into the back of her house.

February 21st

Proposed changes to county dog ordinance

February 22, 2012

The Bingham County commissioners discussed proposals to the county's animal ordinance Tuesday morning.
The changes include an increased impound fee.
This means that fees for dogs that come into the kennel would be increased by $10, $20 per animal.
Each dog coming into the kennel would be vaccinated. The increased $10 fee would cover the vaccination.
The impound cost for each cat would increase from $20 to $25. This increase cost will pay for vaccinating each cat.

'Brigadoon' opens Friday at Nuart Theater

February 22, 2012

The Blackfoot Community Players are pleased to announce the production of the iconic stage musical "Brigadoon." The musical opens Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Nuart Theater, 195 N. Broadway.
This highly celebrated classic has been given an up-to-date feel under the direction of Bryce and Amy Moser and follows the original screenplay of a young man who falls in love with a beautiful Scottish girl from a town that appears once every 100 hundred years. Several talented local artists are part of the production.

Idaho economy improving

February 22, 2012

POCATELLO – Things are looking up for the Idaho economy, according to Idaho State University economics Professor Scott Benson who contributed to an economic forecast report on personal income.
Benson predicts a 3.4 percent increase in personal income and a 4.5 percent rise in state general fund revenues in fiscal year 2013, which begins July 1.
“Personal income is growing, although that growth is modest in the short run and improves only slowly,” Benson said. “But there is an upward trend and the future looks brighter than it has the last couple of years.”

February 20th

Blackfoot center not only for seniors

February 21, 2012

Yes, the Blackfoot Senior Center still serves lunch.
No, senior citizens don't live there. (There is senior housing across the street.)
Pam Beus, director of the center for about six months, would like to educate members of the community about its function. And, she would like to get ideas about how it can better serve the community.
Seniors, those over 59-and-one-half years old, can buy a nourishing lunch five days a week (excepting holidays) for a donation of $3.50. Other members of the community are welcome to eat for $5.50 per meal.

 

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