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June 30th, 2011
BLACKFOOT âÂ Three men who police believe have been dealing drugs in Bingham County and Southeastern Idaho since March were arrested on federal drug charges Wednesday. Two men, Paulino Rodriguez and Eduardo Jimenez were arrested in Blackfoot during a raid Wednesday night with a third man, Carlos Baldovinos arrested in Pocatello.
They will be arraigned on federal charges in Pocatello today. Officials seized 10 ounces and 13 grams of methaphetamines with a street value of $30,000 during the raid.
Click on our video feeds to see clips from the press conference Thursday.
BLACKFOOT â Bingham County plans to conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes this weekend in an effort to reduce the adult mosquito population.
Bingham County Emergency Manager Craig Rowland said a fixed-wing, double propellor airplane operated by Vector Disease Control International will be used to apply aerial adulticide over 38,400 acres in Bingham County. The plane will operate from 7:30 p.m.-midnight Saturday and may also operate Friday from 9:30 p.m.-midnight. The sprays are weather-dependent.
BLACKFOOT â C.J. Campbell has logged plenty of miles since graduating from Blackfoot High School in 1998.
And, in his new position as head assistant wrestling coach at Jamestown College in North Dakota, he will likely log plenty more.
While visiting family last week, Campbell has also been recruiting.
"Idaho, Utah and Wyoming have strong wrestling traditions and we'd like to tap into that resource," Campbell said on Wednesday. "We have academic and athletic scholarships for any local wrestlers who may be interested in furthering their educations."
The Morning News â Leslie Mielke
Listening attentively is the crew who took the Super Sitter class at the Bingham County extension office Tuesday. From left are Hannah Mangum, Citlali Saldana, Abbey Crandall, Brinn Crandall, Paige Anderson, Emma Stohl, Shakayla Morgan and Mark Crandall.
BLACKFOOT âÂ Learning how to take care of children was the object of the Super Sitter Seminar at the Bingham County extension office Tuesday.
THOMAS â Four Snake River soccer players will spend the month of July in Europe.
Michael Smith, Andy Garcia, Adam Ortiz and Cooper Peterson have earned positions on the United Soccer Club. They will play "friendlies" through Italy and then compete in tournaments in Sweden and Denmark.
The United Soccer Club is organized just for this [European] trip, said United coach Chris Renaldo.
All four have played together since they were in grade school. They are on the Snake River High School soccer team as well the Black Snakes Elite team in Blackfoot.
SHELLEY â Healthy eating was front and center Saturday at The Ribbon Retreat in Shelley.
Barbara Moultonâs cookbook, âJust for the Health of It!â debuted. Moulton is from Shelley and is a registered dietitian and diabetes educator with Rocky Mountain Diabetes.
âWhen someone is diagnosed with diabetes, one of his or her first questions is, âWhat can I eat?ââ Moulton said. âThis book uses real food found in everyoneâs kitchen to help answer that question.â
âIâve always enjoyed cooking and changing recipes to make them healthier,â she said.
BLACKFOOT â The Blackfoot Performing Arts Center now has a piece of fine art adorning one of its walls thanks to the generosity of a local man.
L. DeWayne Young commissioned a painting from Blackfoot artist J. Ken Spencer and then donated the painting to the BPAC in memory of his late friend Dr. Donald E. Silvius, who died Dec. 24, 2010. Spencer and Young were at the BPAC Saturday to meet with community members during an open house and unveiling of the painting.
IDAHO FALLS â The ultra-relay race, To Bone and Back, was last Saturday. In this event, runners race to the small farming community of Bone, 20 miles from Idaho Falls. The teams then complete the race by retracing their path to Idaho Falls. Bone is east and south of Idaho Falls.
A small bone is exchanged between teammates at each checkpoint.
Reasons for running vary.
âItâs a blast,â said Allison Boyer from Firth. âItâs an endorphin rush to the max.
BLACKFOOT â Thirteen tornados have hit Bingham County in the past 50 years, with more than half of those occurring since 2000, according to storm data from the National Climatic Data Center.
On Wednesday night, an F0 tornado touched down 1.5 miles southwest of Moreland along Pioneer Road. Four homes received damage from the tornado.
That was the first tornado to touch down in Bingham County in five years. The last reported tornado was Oct. 4, 2006, 5 miles southwest of Atomic City. That tornado was over open land and caused no damage.