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February 27th, 2011

Volunteers donate time, energy at Community Center

February 27, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Volunteers on Saturday helped clean, move and organize items at the Blackfoot Community Center.
The Community Center is turning a recently acquired building into a teen center and gym space, freeing up space at the existing space for early childhood programs. The trailer, which used to house the teen program, will now be used as the art center. The second location is at 257 W. Broadway.

February 24th

'Joseph' to open tonight

February 25, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Community Players' production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Nuart Theatre.
The production will run Feb. 25, 26 and 28 and March 1, 4, 5 and 7. Tickets for opening night are $5, with tickets all other nights $7.
The popular musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice—who also collaborated on "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Evita"—has a family-friendly storyline, universal themes and catchy music.

Juvenile in BHS case found not guilty

February 24, 2011

Magistrate Judge Charles Roos ruled Thursday that the juvenile facing two charges of misdemeanor battery from incidents that occurred during the basketball season last year at Blackfoot High School cannot be found guilty because the state had not met it's burden of proof.

Testimony given: Juvenile trial begins in BHS hazing case

February 24, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The juvenile defendant facing charges relating to incidents that occurred during the basketball season last year at Blackfoot High School appeared in court Wednesday for an evidentiary hearing before Magistrate Judge Charles Roos.

February 21st

Local teachers rally in opposition of education reform plan

February 21, 2011

By LESLIE MIELKE
lmielke@cableone.net
BLACKFOOT — At least 75 teachers, parents and students rallied for an hour Monday in support of Idaho teachers and educators and in opposition to Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's "Students Come First" plan.
Teachers stood with signs on the east and west corners of Meridian and Judicial from about 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants were greeted with plenty of horns honking from drivers who drove past.

Firth Ag teacher nominated for FFA award

February 21, 2011

FIRTH –Jason Clemens’ only teaching assignment so far has been teaching agricultural education in Firth. Clemens is also the advisor for the Firth Future Farmers of America (FFA).
Clemens grew up in Ontario, Ore., graduating from high school there. He attended the University of Idaho, graduating with a degree in agricultural education in May 2000. In the fall of that year, Clemens accepted the job of Ag teacher at Firth High School.
So why did you chose agricultural education?

February 18th

Three cited for "spice" possession after search at local retailer

February 18, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Three individuals have been cited with misdemeanor possession or sale of a synthetic cannabinoid after police issued a search warrant at a local merchant.
The Blackfoot Police Department received information that Hecho en Mexico, located at 1010 W. Bridge St. Ste. K, and served a search warrant at that location. As a result of the search warrant, more than 200 containers of "spice" retailing for around $3,200 were recovered.

February 16th

Jury seated for one hazing defendant's trial

February 16, 2011

BLACKFOOT — A trial has been scheduled for Anthony Clarke, one of the five individuals charged with misdemeanor offenses from incidents that allegedly occurred during the basketball season last year at Blackfoot High School.
The pretrial conference for Clarke was rescheduled after neither Clarke nor his attorney Dean Brandstetter were present at the first scheduled pretrial. At that time Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Randy Smith said they were near reaching a plea agreement but had yet to meet in person with Clarke, who is attending Boise State University.

February 15th

Jury selection in BHS case to begin today

February 15, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The trials for two of the five former Blackfoot High School athletes charged with various misdemeanors stemming from incidents that occurred last year during the basketball season will not be moved, pending the outcome of a jury selection scheduled for today.
Jury voir dire will occur today for Nathan Walker's trial. Walker is charged with five counts of misdemeanor false imprisonment and one count of aiding and abetting.
"We already have 100 prospective jurors coming in," Roos said. "I think it's best, since we have already summoned those people in, we make the attempt."

Local Scout troop retires several flags

February 15, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Members of Boy Scout Troop 202 in Blackfoot took part in a flag retirement ceremony Tuesday evening.
Michael Prudhomme headed this project to complete his Eagle Scout project.
"When flags are no longer in any condition to be displayed, a flag retirement ceremony is conducted," Prudhomme said.
Prudhomme explained the design of the flag.

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