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August 12th, 2014

Snake River students learn about health professions

August 12, 2014

Over 90 students attended the first Snake River Health Career Expo Tuesday morning at the Snake River High School.
The day was to begin with the arrival of Life Flight out of Pocatello, however, the helicopter was down for maintenance and could not fly.
"I didn't know they were not coming and I'm a LIfe Flight nurse," said presenter Taunya Horn.
"I've had a love of flying," she said. "I was a nurse for 19 years before I got a spot on Life Flight.
"It's very competitive for spots," said Horn. "The configuration of medical personnel on the helicopter is pilot, nurse and paramedic.

VIDEO: Is Peyton and Eli Manning’s Latest Attempt at Rapping a Touchdown?

August 12, 2014

VIDEO: Is Peyton and Eli Manning’s Latest Attempt at Rapping a Touchdown?

VIDEO: Tributes Pour In For Robin Williams As Celebrities, Fans Mourn

August 12, 2014

VIDEO: Tributes Pour In For Robin Williams As Celebrities, Fans Mourn

August 11th

State legislator, husband sue Bannock County

August 12, 2014

Garth and Julie VanOrden have filed a civil suit against the Bannock County Sheriff and specific deputies in the death of their son, Jason, while he was interned in the Bannock County Jail in 2013.
Julie (R-Pingree) represents Bingham County in the Idaho Legislature.
For more on this story, go to our print or e-editions.

Successful Sho-Ban festival concludes

August 11, 2014

FORT HALL—The 51st Annual Shoshone-Bannock Festival concluded in Fort Hall on Sunday with a traditional feast of salmon and buffalo meat, the INFR Tour Rodeo Finals, the Wild Horse Race and one last grand entry with a poignant closing ceremony. Some are saying this was "the best festival ever."
With an abundant of food, sporting events, parades, dancing activities, hundreds of spectators from around the region and the world, were able to experience Native American culture "at its finest." Travelers from Italy, Japan, Israel and Dubai enjoyed the festival first hand.

August 8th

'Sister Moss' selected as Miss Sho-Ban

August 9, 2014

Fort Hall's Tadrachelle Murry was named the 51st Miss Shoshone-Bannock Queen following a spectacular, but wet, grand entry at the Shoshone-Bannock Festival Friday evening.
Murry, 25, who is affectionately known as "Sister Moss" throughout the Fort Hall community was crowned by Taylor Thomas who was named Miss Shoshone-Bannock last year. Thomas went on to become Miss Indian World this spring. 
For the complete story, turn to our print or e-editions.

Bids end tonight for art show auction

August 8, 2014

FORT HALL — The Indian Art Show is open today and Saturday at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel. Art show hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
"This is the first year a silent auction has taken place," said Emma George, Indian Art Show Coordinator. Bid on original Indian Art Work will close at 6 o'clock this evening. The items for sale are marked by a tag.
The work of 40 artists is on display.
For more details, check out today's edition of the Morning News

August 7th

Flood damage hit homes and businesses hard

August 8, 2014

BLACKFOOT—Many homes and business throughout the area were severely damaged due to a flash flood that hit the Blackfoot area on Wednesday. There are yet no reports of significant crop damage.
A torrential rainstorm dropped at least 3 inches of rain in the first 15 minutes on Wednesday.
While some folks were just contending with flood water, others were flooded with sewage backup in their homes due to the city's wastewater system becoming overwhelmed with too much water. Bingham County's Public Information Officer Scott Reese estimates that over 100 homes have damage from sewage backup.

August 6th

Storm, flood soak Blackfoot

August 7, 2014

A flash flood hit Blackfoot Wednesday afternoon following an intense downpour.
On Wednesday, Chief Deputy Jeff Gardner with the Bingham County Sheriff's office asked people to stay home if at all possible.
"We have stalled vehicles all over and we are dealing with the traffic," he said.
Some home and business owners reported that their buildings were flooded with water and sewage. City officials noted that the wastewater system was overwhelmed and asked residents to curtail their usage for a few hours.

August 5th

City opens public comment period on budget

August 6, 2014

Blackfoot city leaders hashed out the first draft of the city's proposed budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year at Tuesday night's city council meeting. Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis announced that the public comment period on the budget is "officially open" and will conclude with a public hearing on Aug. 19 at Blackfoot City Hall.

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