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March 22nd, 2011

Firth man shot, killed in Idaho Falls

March 22, 2011

IDAHO FALLS — Idaho Falls police say an argument in a motel parking lot led to a chase and shooting that left one man dead. Officers are seeking two persons of interest.

Sgt. Phil Grimes said 24-year-old Anthony Keith Camp of Firth was shot in the back while he was driving and his car struck a parked car and then crashed into a house at about 3 a.m. Tuesday. Camp died at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. His female passenger had minor injuries.

March 21st

Snake River art teacher shares style

March 21, 2011

THOMAS — Visual arts influence everything, said Snake River High School art teacher Jason Coles. For example, engineers design how a car moves but an artist designs what the car looks like. The same goes for shoes and shoelaces.
"People don't think of the influence of visual arts," Coles said.
Coles' favorite art medium is oil.
"There's something about taking a blank piece of paper or canvas and creating something," Coles said.
"I think it's important for my students to see me enjoying working on art," he said. "Hopefully, it inspires them.

Sleeping Beauty comes to Blackfoot

March 21, 2011

By BOB HUDSON
bobhudson@cableone.net
BLACKFOOT — Members of the Blackfoot 11th LDS Ward will present their Second Annual English Pantomime tonight through Saturday at their chapel, 520 North Shilling. The public is welcome. Admission is free although they will seek donations for Haiti Relief during intermission.
The evening performances begin at 7 p.m. Saturday's show will be a 1:30 p.m. matinee.
"The English take a fairy tale and take poetic license," producer Mike Pope said of the performance. "They make it as fun as they can.

March 20th

Blackfoot High senior working as Senate page

March 20, 2011

BOISE — Blackfoot High School (BHS) senior Mitchell Jensen is working as a page in the Idaho Senate. He has been spending his weekdays in Boise since Feb. 17.
"I'll be here until "sine die," Jensen said. ("Sine die" is when the proceedings have been adjourned with no appointed date for resumption.)
Two groups of six students work as pages for six weeks in the Idaho Senate during the legislative session. The Legislature normally lasts about 12 weeks.
There are 35 senators in Idaho; one senator represents each district.

Babcock claims title of Blackfoot's Distinguished Young Woman

March 20, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Kyra Babcock won the title of Blackfoot's 2011-2012 Distinguished Young Woman over a field of 16 other beautiful and gifted competitors Saturday night at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.
The 17 Blackfoot High School juniors competed in the areas of scholastics, interview, talent, fitness and self-expression. Each category was judged with the following criteria:
· Scholastic-20 percent
· Interview-25 percent
· Talent-25 percent
· Fitness-15 percent
· Self-expression-15 percent

March 17th

Shelley board approves purchase of new bus

March 17, 2011

SHELLEY – Buses and bus safety were the main topics of discussion at the Shelley Joint School District school board meeting Thursday evening.
Shelley trustees approved the purchase of an International 77-passenger conventional school bus for $81,144.
School districts have 60 days to “piggy-back” on another school district’s bus bid, said transportation supervisor Ron Searle.
“I like to order the same bus as Bonneville because they order more buses than we do,” Searle said. “The bus is already built and will be delivered about mid-July.”

Reserve sheriff's deputies volunteer to serve

March 17, 2011

BLACKFOOT — They wear the same uniform, receive the same training and are as qualified as any Bingham County deputy sheriff—only they are volunteers.
There are eight volunteer deputies in the Bingham County Sheriff Reserve Deputy Program. The program was originally started as a way to help fill vacancies within the department with qualified deputies. The reserve deputies also provide support to full-time deputies by covering high school sporting events, providing extra patrols during the Eastern Idaho State Fair and whenever additional deputies are needed.

March 16th

Another plea agreement reached in BHS case

March 16, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Another plea agreement has been reached between the Bingham County Prosecutors Office and one of five former Blackfoot High School athletes facing various misdemeanor charges.
Logan Chidester pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of misdemeanor disturbing the peace. Chidester was scheduled to begin trial next week on six charges of false imprisonment and two charges of battery, all misdemeanors.
The plea agreement is the same as the one accepted by Nathan Walker last week. Both are scheduled to be sentenced March 25.

March 15th

City council discusses emergency access

March 15, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot City Council began discussions Tuesday night regarding a secure building access system for emergency services.

March 14th

Building Snake River's band program

March 14, 2011

THOMAS – Snake River band director Randy Brady has wasted no time making big improvements to the Snake River School District band program and the community can hear it for themselves at a concert Wednesday. It begins at 7 p.m. in the Snake River High School Auditorium. The concert features band students in seventh through 12th grades.
Brady's first job upon graduation came last year as director of the Snake River band program. Taking things one step at a time, he is committed to creating a program that offers new opportunities and excels.

 

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