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February 13th, 2015

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.

February 4th

Pro wrestler cheats at Wing Bowl, hides food in fanny pack

February 4, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Professional wrestling star Mick Foley was ejected from the Wing Bowl eating contest Friday after stuffing uneaten chicken wings into a fanny pack.
People following the event on social media dubbed Foley's attempt at boosting his wing total "inflate gate," a play on the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots' deflated football controversy.
Chicago's Patrick Bertoletti won with a Wing Bowl record 444 wings in 26 minutes. He edged out 2014 champion Molly Schuyler, of Bellevue, Nebraska, who eclipsed her record 363-wing mark with 440 wings.

City looking at requiring landlords to take over utility bills

February 4, 2015

BLACKFOOT-Blackfoot city leaders are considering "requiring the town's landlords to take on the responsibility of paying the utility bills at their rental properties." The motive behind the idea is to cut down on down on city collections and lost revenue primarily due to renters who leave a residence and then skip out on their water bill.

February 1st

Prominent local businesses for sale

February 2, 2015

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January 31st

Idaho man finds hidden history in rolls of film

January 31, 2015

BOISE (AP) — Last fall, a camera dealer in Ohio contacted Levi Bettweiser to tell him he had come across 31 rolls of undeveloped black-and-white film at an auction. The dealer wondered whether Bettweiser was interested in them.
For two years, Bettweiser, 28, of Boise, had scoured Treasure Valley camera stores, flea markets and yard sales looking for old, neglected rolls of undeveloped film. Whenever he came across a roll, he took it home and processed it to see what images the negatives held.

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