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February 17th, 2015

Dancing with Our Stars coming Friday

February 18, 2015

Dancing With The "Blackfoot" Stars contestants have met their dance partner and are in the midst of intense rehearsals this week in preparation for the final show on Friday, 7:30 p.m., at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC).

February 16th

Gay marriage rulings spur Idaho impeachment resolution

February 16, 2015

BOISE (AP) — An Idaho lawmaker upset with federal judges who have overturned same-sex marriage bans across the nation is proposing that Congress impeach judges who fail to uphold the U.S. Constitution.
Republican Rep. Paul Shepherd of Riggins introduced the non-binding resolution Monday to the Idaho House State Affairs Committee.
The committee voted to introduce the resolution, with four Democrats opposed.
Shepherd says that federal judges are adjudicating against the intent of U.S. Constitution, focusing primarily on the multiple rulings that gay marriage bans are illegal.

February 15th

Community calendar

February 15, 2015

feb 16
• AARP Tax aide from 9 a.m. to noon at the Senior Citizens Center, 20 E. Pacific St. Service continues each Mon. through Apr. 13, also every Tue. Wed. and Thur. from 5:30-8 p.m.

feb 17
• Community Dinner Table will serve a hot meal for those in need at Jason Lee Methodist Church, 168 S. University Ave, from 5-6:30 p.m. No charge, no ID’s, no dress code; nothing but good food and fellowship. For more information call 785-3611.
• Early voting for these supplemental levies open on Tuesday, Feb 17, in the county clerk’s office in the Bingham County Courthouse.

February 13th

Qello Concerts Love Struck songs

February 13, 2015

Qello Concerts, the world's largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries on-demand, has named their most "Love Struck" states based on the number of times users listened to Qello Concerts' Valentine's Day setlist. The top three "Love Struck" states are:
Alaska
Idaho
Wyoming
From classic ballads like Dianna Krall's "The Look of Lov," to James Blunt's "You're Beautiful," the Qello Concerts Valentine's Day Setlist is

1. Diana Krall, Look of Love
2. Jason Mraz featuring Colbie Caillat, Lucky
3. Blake Shelton featuring Miranda Lambert, Home

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 7 Cute & Quirky DIY Valentine's Day Cards

February 13, 2015

February 11th

Public hears proposals for Groveland Road upgrade

February 12, 2015

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Free Medicare Supplements Seminar tonight

February 11, 2015

BLACKFOOT — A free seminar about Medicare supplements begins at 6 p.m. tonight at the Senior Citizens Center, 20 E. Pacific St. in Blackfoot.
Matthew Rust is the presenter. He is a licensed insurance agent with the State of Idaho.
"I offer these seminars free of charge," said Rust. "I work for the American Senior Benefits agency; I do not work with any insurance company."
His expertise is helping senior citizens learn about Medicare supplements—
° their rights
° their options
° the different parts of Medicare supplements
° how the different parts work together

February 10th

10 fresh ideas for using slow cooker pulled chicken and pork

February 10, 2015

ALISON LADMAN, Associated Press

Lots of people love their slow cookers. Just as many folks don't. We tend to be in the latter group. Not because we don't appreciate the dump-and-go convenience. And we certainly enjoy being greeted at the end of the day by delicious smells before we've even taken off our coats.

Our objections come down to taste and texture. Too many slow cooker recipes taste just like every other slow cooker recipe, no matter what the ingredients. And after bubbling away for so many hours, most recipes end up with that just-shy-of-mush texture. No thanks.

February 8th

Blackfoot RadioShack to stay open

February 8, 2015

BLACKFOOT — At least three Eastern Idaho RadioShack stores are scheduled for closure between now and March 31. They're among 1,784 which will be closed as a result of the corporate filing for bankruptcy on Feb. 5. Those stores are in Pocatello, Chubbuck and Rexburg.
Vern's RadioShack of Blackfoot is among 800 independently owned stores which will not be affected by the corporate closures.
For Vern Murray and his six employees, the closures are a good news, bad news situation.

February 6th

'People' are champs again

February 7, 2015

BLACKFOOT — State champs again! For the eighth year in a row, Blackfoot High School's "We The People" competitive government students claimed the first place trophy at the We The People: Citizen and Constitutional Congressional State Competition" in Boise on Thursday.
With government teacher Holly Kartchner leading the way, the 23 seniors have spent many hours—before school, during school, after school and on the weekends studying and working with their local coaches preparing for the state competition.

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