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October 3rd, 2011
BLACKFOOT â€” September weather was warmer and drier in 2011 than the 20-year average, but October looks to get started much cooler and wetter.
A strong, slow-moving storm is expected to move through Southeast Idaho this week, bringing cooler temperatures, rain and even snow to higher elevations.
Widespread precipitation is expected today and tomorrow with a chance of showers through Friday. Mountain snowfall of 6-10 inches above 8,000 feet is forecast through Friday.
BLACKFOOT â€” Local David Archuleta fans are getting an early Christmas gift this yearâ€”the popular singer will be making a stop at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center Dec. 9 as part of his much-anticipated "My Kind of Christmas Tour."
Tickets go on sale Saturday and are $27.50 plus a $3.50 service fee. Tickets will be on sale at the BPAC from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets can also be purchased beginning at 10 a.m. by calling 317-5508 or online at www.blackfootpac.com. All seats are reserved.
BLACKFOOT â€” Last Wednesday, Planning and Zoning (P&Z) commissioners voted not to recommend approval of the subdivision request made by Ramon Guerra at 35 S. 250 E., Blackfoot. The recommendations of the P&Z commissioners are heard by the Bingham County commissioners.
Guerra had requested a re-plat to Four Seasons Ranch Subdivision on Lots 8 and 9 to create three-lots in a residential/agriculture zone four miles east of Blackfoot.
BLACKFOOT â€” Bingham County has 10 cemetery districts.
The state tax commission approves these districts and makes sure they do not overlap, said Bingham County Election Director Marlene Jensen.
Cemetery districts in Bingham County are Aberdeen, Basalt-Goshen-Firth, Groveland, Moreland, Riverside-Thomas, Riverview, Shelley, Springfield-Sterling, Taylor and Woodville.
BLACKFOOT â€” Johnathan Franklin Jackman, age 33, was before Bingham County District Judge Jon Shindurling Tuesday and found guilty of a probation violation.
Jackman has been accepted into the Wood Pilot Project that is run out of Bonneville County by Judge Shindurling.
The Wood Pilot Project is an intensive drug rehabilitation program that begins with 30 to 90 days of incarceration.
BLACKFOOT â€” Students, teachers and parents at I.T. Stoddard Elementary kicked off their reading challenge Friday with a "Literacy Luau." The challenge is part of the Idaho Reads! VISTA program.
The students are given a list of 41 books to read with a parent, teacher or adult throughout the school year. If they complete the challenge by March 23, they will be invited to a Literacy Luau party in April to celebrate their accomplishment.
BLACKFOOT â€” Planning and Zoning Commissioners approved variances for the East Idaho Regional Waste Water Authority and Vickie Burke and denied a variance to Phillip and Nancy Turner at Wednesday night's hearing.
No representative from the East Idaho Regional Waste Water Authority attended the hearing.
When the water facility was built, the setback requirement to a road Right of Way was 30 feet. Since more than 400 vehicles travel this road each day, the road is now considered a major arterial. Major arterials require a 50-foot setback.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Community Players will begin their 2011-2012 season with "The Great Ice Cream Scheme," opening Friday at the Nuart Theater, 195 N. Broadway.
"The Great Ice Cream Scheme" will run Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 3, 7, 8 and 10. The story follows Pop and his Pop Sicle's Ice Cream Parlor, which is the most popular in town thanks to Pop's secret recipe. But when a cold-hearted villain, I.C. Custard, decides to steal Pop's recipe, the story takes an exciting turn.
Tickets are $7 or $5 on opening night. Shows start at 7:30 p.m.
BLACKFOOT â€” Two Blackfoot schools have been recognized by the Idaho State Board of Education and will receive a Distinguished School or Additional Yearly Growth award for the 2010-2011 school year.
Blackfoot High School was one of 12 schools designated as a Distinguished School. To be designated a Distinguished School, a school must be in the top five percent of schools which make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for two consecutive years, and reduce the gap in groups or sub-groups by at least 10 percent.