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August 17th, 2011

Cattle Kids program gets positive marks

August 17, 2011

BLACKFOOT – Organizers of Cattle Kids would like to continue the Cattle Kids program during 2012.
Cattle Kid organizer Neil Anderson, veterinarians David Stanley and Tony Parsons, Bingham County commissioner Ladd Carter, 4-H Extension Educator Scott Nash and Eastern Idaho State Fair manager Brandon Bird met Monday to discuss the 2011 program.
On average, each calf gained about 100 pounds in six weeks.
The top weight gains among the calves follow:
° Zach Later’s calf gained 2.79 pounds per day.
° Taylor Diaz’s calf gained 2.71 pounds each day.

Blackfoot council approves budget

August 17, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot City Council approved the budget for the 2012 fiscal year, set to begin Oct. 1. The council passed the budget on a 4-1 vote Tuesday night.
The total amount budgeted for 2012 is $14.57 million. The amount decreased slightly due to a decline in the short-term disability rate, resulting in decreases across city departments.

August 16th

County commissioners hear proposal on Fort Hall ordinance

August 16, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Bingham County District Attorney Scott Andrew has proposed an ordinance that would be enforceable between Bingham County and the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. He presented it to the Bingham County Commissioners Monday.
Andrew’s proposed ordinance incorporates Bingham County’s existing policies and defers enforcement of P&Z matters, specifically land matters on the reservation, to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.
The county commissioners took Andrew’s proposal under advisement. No decision has been made.

August 14th

Sho-Ban Festival wraps up

August 15, 2011

August 13th

Panther band preparing for season

August 13, 2011

Sho-Ban Festival continues this weekend

August 13, 2011

MORNING NEWS
FORT HALL — The 48th annual Shoshone-Bannock Indian Festival will continue through Sunday at the Fort Hall festival and rodeo grounds.
Today will be full of activities including an All-Indian Parade at 10 a.m. and Grand Entry and powwow at 1 p.m. There will also be an art show from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Tribal Business Center.
The annual feast will be at 4 p.m., Indian Relay Races at 5 p.m. and a second Grand Entry and powwow at 7 p.m. The second round of the rodeo begins at 7 p.m.

August 12th

Firth board not interested in consolidation study

August 12, 2011

FIRTH — Trustees of the Firth School Board have no interest in participating in a district consolidation study.
Superintendent Sid Tubbs noted that the State Office of Education will make $10,000 available to each district to pay for a study on consolidation. He noted the Blackfoot and Snake River districts have already indicated that they plan to participate in such a study.

Snake River Library gets some new technology

August 12, 2011

THOMAS – Books are filling more than shelves at the Snake River School Community Library -- they are filling up Amazon Kindles.
The Library Board recently allotted technology funds to the purchase of 15 Kindles. The popular portable electronic device that stores books and other print publications is now available for patrons to check-out. The Kindles are now available for the public to check-out.

August 11th

Native American dancers perform at PBR event

August 11, 2011

Taber fire contained

August 11, 2011

ROCKFORD — The Taber fire burned 910 acres before it was contained at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
The fire was reported at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday. It burned primarily in cheatgrass and sagebrush in the desert and lava beds west of 1900 West and 300 North, approximately 4 miles south of Taber and 17 miles west of Blackfoot.
The Bureau of Land Management sent four heavy engines, one light engine, two single engine air tankers, one hand crew, one helicopter and a bulldozer to the fire. They were assisted by the Blackfoot Fire Department.

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