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July 27th, 2011

Tribes celebrate opening of Trading Post

July 27, 2011

FORT HALL — Members of the Fort Hall Business Council and of the Greater Pocatello and Greater Blackfoot Chambers of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of a new grocery store on Wednesday.
The store is the Trading Post at Fort Hall. It replaces one which was closed and torn down to make way for the new hotel and events center now under construction.
Nathan Small, the chairman of the business council, thanked the Chamber members who came in support of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, who own and operate the facility.

July 26th

BPAC announces concert season

July 26, 2011

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot Performing Arts Center will feature five outstanding concerts for its 2011-2012 Concert Series. The first one will kick off Oct. 15 with country singing legend Gary Morris.
Tickets for the series can be purchased as a package or individually. BPAC Programming Director Susan Mann says tickets will be discounted to $15 each if purchased for the entire series. Individual ticket prices will be higher.
Last year's season ticket holders have until Aug. 30 to reserve their same seats. All seats will go on sale to the general public Sept. 1.

July 24th

Man returns wallet from 1945

July 25, 2011

By BOB HUDSON
bobhudson@cableone.net
A former Moreland man has become a national celebrity in Okinawa because of the simple gesture of returning an enemy soldier's wallet.
Durl Gibbs came into possession of the wallet during the Battle of Okinawa in 1945. He returned it to the soldier's daughter earlier this year.
"I got the wallet just before we dug in for the night," Gibbs recalled. He had become his unit's radioman two or three days earlier. "Because I had the radio, I had to be right beside the platoon sergeant."

July 23rd

'Water of U.S.' draft proposal open for comment

July 23, 2011

By LESLIE MIELKE
lmielke@cableone.net
BLACKFOOT — Comments on the federal draft proposals for “Water of the United States” are being accepted through July 31.
This draft guidance proposal broadens the scope of jurisdictional waters under the Clean Water Act (CWA).

Bingham County athletes compete in games

July 23, 2011

By MELANIE MOORE
mmoore@cableone.net
BLACKFOOT — Two teams represented Bingham County at the Idaho Special Olympics Summer Games in Boise last weekend.
Ten athletes from the Blackfoot Bandits team and nine members of the Snake River Special Olympics team travelled to Boise to compete in the games, which took place July 16. The athletes competed in various swimming and track and field events and brought home plenty of medals for the efforts.

July 21st

Blackfoot Council begins work on 2012 budget

July 22, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot City Council met Thursday night to conduct a work session for the 2012 budget.
Department budgets for 2012 will likely stay the same as 2011, Mayor Mike Virtue said. Most changes are the result of higher fuel costs or increases or reductions due to capital purchases made in 2011 or planned for 2012.
The preliminary administration budget for 2012 is higher than the current budget because of credit card fees and upgrades to accounting software.

July 20th

EchoHawk visits injured Marine

July 21, 2011

WASHINGTON – A Fort Hall Marine injured in Afghanistan last month received a special visit from Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Larry EchoHawk Tuesday at the Bethesda Naval Hospital near Washington, D.C.
Cpl. Phillip Baldwin of Fort Hall lost both legs in an Improvised Explosive Device incident (IED) June 18. The incident occurred while Baldwin was on foot patrol near the Hemland Province in Afghanistan.

Farmers seek power line rules in P& Z draft

July 21, 2011

ABERDEEN — Landowner rights and possible transmission lines crossing farmland are subjects that need to be included in Bingham County's Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Proposed Code Revisions according to five Aberdeen farmers who met with P&Z Acting Zoning Administrator Allen Jensen on Wednesday.
Private property rights and right-of-way for transmission lines are, as yet, not included in the P&Z Proposed Code Revisions Final Draft.

July 19th

Community barbeque helps hungry

July 20, 2011

Blackfoot soldier doing 'her patriotic duty'

July 19, 2011

JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq – Spc. Crystal Gregan, a driver and gunner assigned to Golf Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment, 77th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, and a native of Blackfoot does not mince words regarding why she is stationed at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.
“This deployment is my patriotic duty. I’ve always been proud of my country,” Gregan said.

 

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