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November 8th, 2011
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. â€“ The ride from Jackson Hole, Wyo., to Rigby, Idaho, usually takes under two hours. But, for Holly Galbraith and the seven young women traveling with her last Saturday, the day was not what they expected.
Galbraith, a 35-year old youth leader, gave herself extra time that morning allowing for slick road conditions as the group set out for an Especially for Youth church activity.
BLACKFOOT â€” Three people were transported to Bingham Memorial Hospital after their car struck a truck that was crossing Highway 39 at 600 West Tuesday night.
At 5:09 p.m. Tuesday, Idaho State Police responded to what was reported as a one-vehicle rollover. Upon arriving at the scene it was determined that there were two vehicles involved and the accident was not a rollover.
UPDATE 5:20 p.m. â€” A total of 17 Battelle Energy Alliance employees were potentially exposed to low-levels of contamination. Of the potentially exposed employees, six have tested positive for low-levels of contamination based on external surveying.
All 17 employees are currently undergoing full body scans at the Central Facilities Area Medical Facility which can take up to an hour per person.
External air sampling and radiological surveys indicate no contamination has been detected outside of the Zero Power Physics Reactor facility.
BLACKFOOT â€“Â Here is a listing of events happening in and around Bingham County this week. Check our online calendar at http://www.am-news.com for updated information during the week. If you have an event you would like posted please send it to email@example.com.
â€¢ A hot meal will be served for those in need at Jason Lee Methodist Church, 168 S. University Ave, from 5- 6:30 p.m. No charge, no IDs, no dress code; nothing but good food and fellowship. For more information, call 785-3611.
â€¢ Election Day. Polls open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
BLACKFOOT â€” Law enforcement officers will be working at Rupe's Burgers Saturday, Nov. 19, to raise funds for the Santa's Helpers program.
From 6-9 p.m., officers with the Blackfoot Police Department and deputies from the Sheriff's Office will be taking orders and waiting tables at Rupe's. All tips will be donated to the Santa's Helpers program, and Kevin Rupe has agreed to donate a percentage of the proceeds from those three hours to the program.
The Morning News â€” Leslie Mielke
Chief Judge Luanne Olsen and election official Paige Hyde in Precincts 3 and 23 put up a precinct map at Mountain View Middle School in preparation for today's election.
Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at regular polling places. Elections for city positions, tax districts and the permanent ambulance override are up for a vote today. To vote, electors need to bring picture identification to their regular polling places.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Environmental Protection Agency has added a series of follow-up public meetings focused on the FMC Operable Unit of the Eastern Michaud Flats Superfund Site.
There will be three additional public meetingsâ€”the first Nov. 15 from 4-7 p.m. in the Chubbuck City Council Chambers and two Nov. 16 from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Fort Hall Business Center.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) â€” The Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole says it won't consider a clemency request from condemned inmate Paul Ezra Rhoades.
Rhoades is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Nov. 18 for the murders of Susan Michelbacher and Stacy Baldwin in 1987.
The Morning News congratulates the winners of our Disney on Ice contest. The winners are Melissa Hunt, Maureen Sanchez, Anna Blonquist and Kaiya Wallace. You can pick up your tickets at the Morning News office, 34 North Ash.
Don't forget you can still enter to win an i-Pod Touch. To enter click on the contest on the top right corner of our home page.
BLACKFOOT â€” As a member of the United Nations Military Armistice Commission, Monroe (Monte) Beach of Blackfoot was an eyewitness to history on July 27, 1953.
That was the day the fighting in the Korean War officially ended when Lt. Gen. William K. Harrison of the United States and his counterparts in the North Korean army and Chinese volunteers signed 18 tri-language documents at Panmunjom.
While that sight is stored in his memory banks, another more important one is stored there, too.