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November 4th, 2011

Four new members elected to Chamber board

November 5, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Four new board members were elected to the Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce this week.
The new members are Vern Murray of Vern's Radio
Shack of Blackfoot, Kathy Tauscher of Kathy & Company, Michelle Reay of First American Title and Davin Garlick of VanOrden, Lund and Cannon PLLC.
Their terms start Jan. 1.
"I love Blackfoot," said Murray. "I love being a part of Blackfoot.
"There's lots of potential here; lots of fun and growth," he said.
Murray is a past Chamber president in Pocatello.

Cold front moving into area

November 4, 2011

Clouds will be on the increase this morning, and light snow will develop in the Stanley and Challis area later this morning. Snow will spread to the south and east this afternoon, remaining light. Snow accumulations will continue overnight and through Saturday afternoon, then taper off Saturday night and Sunday. Areas of greater than 6 inches of snow accumulation from Friday morning through Sunday afternoon will include the Idaho Wasatch, and mountain ranges along the Idaho-Wyoming border, and only at elevations above 7000 feet.

November 3rd

Fundraiser Sunday for Caratachea

November 4, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Angelica Caratachea is a senior at Shelley High School who has a rare disease that affects her kidneys. She is still waiting for a kidney transplant.
A fundraiser for Angelica will start at 1 p.m. this Sunday at the American Legion Hall, 436 N. Fisher, Blackfoot. Money raised will be used by the family for transportation and board and room as they travel to Salt Lake City for treatments.
The cost is $5 per plate for adults $2 per plate for children. All plates include beans and rice.

Symposium focused on growth

November 4, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Bingham Economic Development Corporation's first Economic Symposium Thursday highlighted potentials for economic growth in Bingham County and throughout Southeast Idaho.
Speaking at the symposium, Dan Cravens, regional economist for the Idaho Department of Labor, said Southeast Idaho has drawn interest from numerous employers and said Blackfoot is located in the center of growth between Idaho Falls and Pocatello.

Board approves Idaho online class requirement

November 3, 2011

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is set to become first state in the nation to require high school students to take at least two credits online to graduate.

The state Board of Education gave the online education requirement final approval Thursday, despite heavy criticism of the plan at public hearings this summer.

The measure is part of a sweeping education overhaul that introduces teacher merit pay and phases in laptops for every high school teacher and student.

Rollin’ for a Cause aids six families

November 3, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Six families coping with the realities of juvenile diabetes received a little assistance Wednesday from the Rollin’ for a Cause fundraiser.

November 2nd

Economic Symposium Thursday

November 2, 2011

Bingham Economic Development Corporation's 1st annual Economic Symposium is Thursday, Nov. 3, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Tommy Vaughn's Grill in Blackfoot. There is still space for a few more people to attend the symposium. To register call 680-8364. The cost is $25 and includes lunch.

The featured guest speaker and presenter is Dr. Gary Rhoads from BYU-Provo Entrepreneurial and Technology Department who is well-known throughout the Intermountain West as an expert in economic and entrepreneurial ventures.

Most Yellowstone roads to close Monday

November 2, 2011

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Roads to most of Yellowstone National Park's popular tourist spots, including Old Faithful, are scheduled to be closed Monday for the winter season.

After the roads are closed, park staff are expected to begin preparing for limited, commercially guided snowmobile and snow coach travel during the winter season, which begins Dec. 15.

November 1st

Charter high school plans moving forward

November 2, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Organizers of a public charter high school expect their petition to be heard by the Idaho Public Charter School Commission in December and are moving forward with their effort to open the school next fall.
The Idaho STEM Academy, a proposed charter high school focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, brought their petition to the Blackfoot School Board of Trustees in September. The board waived the decision during their October meeting to the state Charter School Commission, who will meet Dec. 15.

Bingham Magazine: New issue on stands now

November 1, 2011

BINGHAM COUNTY – The November/December issue of Bingham Magazine is now available in the Morning News office and around Bingham County free of charge. In this issue you will find a tribute to our troops, holiday recipes, community features, local perspectives and more.
You can also view Bingham Magazine online at www.am-news.com under Special Sections.

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