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May 29th, 2012
Once the weather warms and the roads are clear of snow motorcycles begin to hit the roadways.The temperature changes from the sunshine to the shade, the sweet smell of hay, grass and dirt and the dull roar of gears changing and engine revving all make for part of the experience and what beckons bikers from their winter hibernations. With the close of May, National Motorcycle Awareness month, a plea goes out to motor vehicle drivers to understand the importance of motorcycle awareness.
The 25 students and 12 teachers pictured here have populated the Idaho Science and Technology Charter School since it opened three years ago. Wednesday was the last day of school and these "pioneers" were recognized for "sticking with it" all three years. There are still openings available for the coming school year.
BLACKFOOT â€” Registration is now open for the Blackfoot Triathlon.
The event, a part of Blackfoot Pride Days, will be on July 21. It will begin at 8 a.m. Participants will bike five kilometers at the greenbelt, bicycle 20 kilometers around Jensen Grove and swim 750 meters in Jensen Grove Lake.
"This year we'll have chip timing and the T-shirts we give will be a lot nicer," said race director Kathy Tauscher. Fees are $42 until the close of online registration on July 16. They will be $47 the day of the race.
"Last year 75 people participated," Tauscher said.
Items of note from May 11-15.
CONCERT INCIDENT: May 11, 11:21 p.m.: A man said he was at a concert at the El Centenario and he was slammed into a window while being removed.
TRESPASS: May 12, 12:43 a.m.: A man said he caught a 16-year-old male on his property. He said he has had previous issues with him attempting to steal cigarettes.
DRIVE-THRU FIGHT: May 12, 5:30 a.m.: A caller at McDonald's said there are four men fighting in the drive-thru. An arrest was made.
BLACKFOOT â€” Roger Chase is a patient man. He understands that it takes time to entice companies to bring their facilities and jobs to Bingham County.
"We will have success but it will take time," Chase, who consults with the Bingham Economic Development Council, said over lunch last week.
"We've had five companies in for site visits in the past few weeks," he said. "The big thing is to get our name out there.
"There are some challenges we have to overcome," Chase continued. "We're somewhat power-restricted."
Walgreens is celebrating three years in Blackfoot with a Memorial Day Carnival on Monday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
According to Walgreens' Executive Assistant Manager Sarah Hjelm there will be activities galore for the whole family to enjoy! Here's what will be going on:
-Fishing Booths to promote the fishing season: Kids catch FREE fish!
-Kids practice their fishing skills and catch magnetic fish fishing pool.
-Get to know your Walgreens Pharmacy: Pharmacists' booth includes free blood pressure tests, ask your pharmacist questions.
The Morning News-Lisa Lete
Rande Carson, owner of Carson Creek Headstone Cleaning, shows the refurbished headstone he did for his wife's grandmother at Grove City Cemetery in Blackfoot.
Rande Carlson of Blackfoot grew up cleaning headstones out of respect for family members who have passed on. Now he has perfected his headstone cleaning technique into a business: "Carson Creek Headstone Cleaning" and hopes he can do the same for others.
"It was something we always did on Memorial Day," Carson said. "My dad and I would clean up the graves and wash the headstones of our family members."
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BLACKFOOTâ€”Fire investigators have determined that the cause of a house fire North of Groveland (416 W. 280 N) on Tuesday afternoon was from a cigarette left on the deck.
"This is very unfortunate," said Blackfoot Fire Chief Kevin Gray. "Due to the high winds that day (gusts up to 50 mph) and the lightweight construction of the house it was a difficult fire to put out."
Nathan Brown, a Shoshone student at Idaho State University, challenged members of the Shoshone-Bannock High School Class of 2012 to be leaders on Thursday.
"Leadership is all about integrity," Brown said. "And ultimately it's about love, love for your people, for your Creator, for your spouse and for yourself," Brown said.
"Stand up for your values," he added as he told the graduates "you can have anything you want. It is in your reach. The future is in your hands; the future is in your minds."
The 37 graduates of the Firth High School class of 2012 received a rousing sendoff at their ceremony Thursday evening.
The graduation ceremony was dedicated to the memory ofÂ Kitty Bolinder, the Firth High School librarian who died in the Fall 2011. Each graduating senior, the administration, staff and board members wore leis in Kitty's memory.
Speaking to his classmates, valedictorian Kyle Stradling thanked all who helped him get this far.
Live every day as if it is your last,â€ť Stradling said.
â€śMake friends,â€ť he said. â€śFriends are who have made me what I am.