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September 9th, 2011
Allstar Weekend lead singer Zach Porter, right, sings along with Eric Nicolau on guitar during the Allstar Weekend concert Thursday night at the Eastern Idaho State Fair. Ronnie Dunn will take the stage tonight at 8 p.m.
BLACKFOOT â€” Two men were rescued from the Snake River Thursday morning after their boat capsized north of the Porterville Bridge.
The men, Jeff Childers and Frank Eversol, were fishing on the Snake River when they say their boat struck a tree limb and flipped over. Neither of the men were wearing life jackets, but were able to climb onto the top of their capsized boat and call for help on a cell phone.
The Bingham County Marine Patrol located the men and their boat approximately three miles upstream from Porterville Bridge. Their boat was stuck on rocks in the river.
Idaho State Police Press Release
On September 07, 2011, around 08:00 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle crash on SH39 at mile marker 48.5, west of Blackfoot.
THOMAS â€“Â Idaho State Police officers responded to a crash involving a school bus this morning just east of Snake River High School.
The accident happened around 8 a.m. and involved a school bus and another car.
One eye witness reports "that it looked like the bus may have rear-ended the car."
Northbound lands of U.S. Highway 39 were blocked temporarily, but are now open.
We will post more information as it becomes available.
BLACKFOOT â€” Friends and family of local tattoo artist Kim Nakamura are raising funds to honor his memory with a headstone.
Nakamura died Aug. 28 of complications from a medical illness. He owned and operated Til Death Tattoo at 1010 W. Bridge St. Ste. A.
His longtime friend Juan Soltero of Salty's Ink Tattoos in Pocatello is offering tattoos at Kim's shop today. All proceeds will help purchase a headstone, with any additional proceeds going to Kim's five-year-old daughter. T-shirts and CD's of Kim's rap music are also for sale.
BLACKFOOT â€” Nine-year-old drivers of Shire and Belgian draft horses competed Monday morning at the Eastern Idaho State Fair (EISF).
Kirsten Barney, age 9, won first place driving two Shires. Zoey Olaveson, age 9, won second place driving two Belgians.
The girls put the draft horses through their paces. On command, they put the horses into a trot, walked them, turned them a different direction and backed them up.
Kirsten said this was the second time she has driven the team.
"She rides horses so she knows how to handle them," her mom said.
BLACKFOOT â€” Lyle Albertson and his Strait Country Band will perform as the backup band for the local winners of the KUPI Texaco Country Showdown from 7â€”8:30 p.m. tonight on the West Events Free Stage at the Eastern Idaho State Fair (EISF).
Albertson and his band have been performing up and down the valley and in surrounding states "for about a hundred years," he said.
Albertson and his band have produced three cd'sâ€”"Cowboys Like Us," "Just for Friends," and "My Own Stuff," that is made up of Albertson's original songs.
BLACKFOOT â€“ The antique department at the Eastern Idaho State Fair invites everyone to view the impressive array of Depression era shakers and canisters in an exhibit honoring the kitchen of the Depression era.
The display features hundreds of items from John Warren's personal collection.
Warren, the exhibit coordinator, has been collecting items for years and says he is happy to have a venue where they can be viewed and shared with others.
BLACKFOOT â€” The variety of chickens that were exhibited in the showmanship class at the Eastern Idaho State Fair almost equaled the number of participants.
Chickens that were shown included two Rhode Island Reds, an Americana, an Easter Egger, Black Polish and Creole Old English.
The breeds of chickens were developed in different regions of the country, Judge Jim Adkins said. Thirteen different breeds have been developed in the U.S.
He then asked the two showing Rhode Island Reds for a little history.
BLACKFOOT â€” The second annual Southeast Idaho Buddy Walk will be at Jensen Grove Sept. 17 and organizers are seeking teams to register for the event.
The Buddy Walk is an event to raise funds and awareness for those with Down syndrome.
"Our goal is to raise awareness for people with Down syndrome," said Liz Larsen, who is helping to organize the Buddy Walk. "It's one of the highest occurring genetic disabilities."
There are more than 400,000 people living with Down syndrome in the United States and one in every 750 babies born each year are diagnosed with Down syndrome.