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November 2nd, 2011
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) â€” 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.
BLACKFOOT â€” 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 COUNTY â€“Â 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
â€˘ Solo auditions for the community performance of Handelâ€™s â€śMessiahâ€ť are from 4â€”6 p.m. at the Snake River High School.
â€˘ Bingham County Historical Society final meeting of the year tonight at 6 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. Roast beef dinner--please bring a salad or dessert. Speaker Gene Womack.
BLACKFOOT â€” John and Lisa Warren and her brother Mark Empey braved a stiff Idaho wind on Monday to share the Spirit of Halloween with the community.
Empey built the pirate ship playhouse for his nieces and nephews â€” Emma, Shad and Whitney Warren â€” about five years ago.
Each Halloween the families decorate their yard on Riverton Road and the ship and invite the community to share.
"Aargh, come on in," Empey told the children as they entered the aft part of the ship. "There's candy at the bottom if you go down the slide."
The Morning Newsâ€”Melanie Moore
Blackfoot First Baptist Church pastor Jim Deininger takes a look at the National Guard "Patriot Chopper" on display at the church's Fall Carnival and Trunk or Treat event Monday. The "Patriot Chopper" is the first of three bikes built by Orange County Choppers for the National Guard. The blade spokes of the wheels are 3-D inlaid spearheads, the handlebars are constructed of an ammunition belt line, the struts are made from chromed M-4 magazines and an M-4 carbine is mounted on the rear of the bike.
BLACKFOOT â€” The administrator for the Bingham County road crew presented the Eight-Year Plan of road maintenance in the county to the Bingham County commissioners Monday.
The commissioners oversee the expenses for the county. Therefore their input is sought on the priority of the road projects.
"The projects presented are in no particular order," said David Babbitt, Bingham County Director of Public Works. "We want our plan on where we're going to be on the same page [as the Bingham County commissioners]."
A cold front will move through Southeast Idaho tonight bringing rain and overnight snow showers to the valley floors.
Precipitation will only linger mainly in the Eastern Highlands, which may see 1-3 inches of snow.
Lingering snow showers are expected Tuesday with another system bringing cold air and rain and snow moving in Friday and Saturday.
BLACKFOOT â€” Three people were injured in a three-vehicle accident Monday morning on Interstate 15 just south of Blackfoot.
The accident occurred at 10:45 a.m. at milepost 92 in the northbound lanes of travel on Interstate 15. A small Jeep SUV experiencing mechanical problems was traveling approximately 20-25 miles per hour in the slow lane of travel and was preparing to exit at Blackfoot, Idaho State Police Sgt. Robert Rausch said. The vehicle was being followed by an Idaho Department of Transportation pickup truck with flashing lights.
PINGREE â€”Â Riding, roping, calving, cutting, branding and building fence â€“â€“ you name it â€” and the Dalley girls Naomi, 12; Quinci 10, and Saydi, 6 can do it.
Chris and Kimmel Dalley own land and cattle in Pingree and Northern Nevada but they donâ€™t need to hire help because itâ€™s a family business and everyone, regardless of age, or gender helps.
Kendall Keller, Farm Bureau regional manager and family friend, says â€śthese three girls are better cowboys than most grown men.â€ť
Thatâ€™s a compliment the girls and their parents will tell you is true.