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August 22nd, 2011
SHELLEY â€” For fun, Ann Christensen from Shelley, and her trained cadaver dogs, Kessa, and Rocco, are working with the Idaho Chapter of the Oregon Trail Association to locate several suspected massacre sites along the Oregon Trial.
"Helping find historical graves is a wonderful break from what I normally use cadaver dogs for," Christensen said. "It was a blast."
To demonstrate the dogsâ€™ abilities to the large group accompanying them, the dogs were started a long way away from a few places graves have been identified.
BLACKFOOT â€“Â How would you like to have a dish at Blackfoot's newest restaurant named after you? It could happenâ€”all while helping a good cause.
Bingham County Relay for Life is just $2,000 short of reaching their goal, so they are asking community members to donate $10 by Aug. 31. In exchange, one name will be drawn and a new menu item will be named after them.
For the Morning News
BOISE â€” After their yearlong mobilization and deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn, the deployed members of the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (116th CBCT) are scheduled to return to the U.S. beginning late this month.
Deployed Army National Guardsmen of the 116th CBCT include about 2,700 citizen soldiers from Idaho, Montana and Oregon, with about 1,500 from Idaho, 600 from Montana and 600 from Oregon.
THOMAS â€“ It is their youngest cast ever and they are doing their hardest show yet, but when the curtain opens Monday night, performers with the Snake River Musical Theatre department will be ready.
The group is teaming up with community sponsors to bring the acclaimed musical production "Phantom of the Opera" to the stage. The show, written and staged by Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1986 has been on professional stages all over the world. But it was just recently released by the Rogers and Hammerstein Music Library to high school students across the nation.
BLACKFOOT â€” Canal company representatives met with Bingham County commissioners Wednesday to ask if there is money available to help repair the banks and the headgates of the various canals.
Representatives from Parsons, United, Lavaside, People's, Watson and Blackfoot Irrigation canal companies attended this meeting.
"There is damage to the main gates, the trees have piled up and the river is still running above normal," said one irrigator.
Claudon Lilya from the People's Canal said, "Right now, the reservoirs are full.
THOMAS â€” An open house for K-6 students and their parents in the Snake River School District is from 2:30â€”4:30 o'clock today at Moreland, Riverside, Rockford and the Snake River Middle School in Thomas.
Snake River trustees appointed Bill Martin to fill the Zone 3 trustee position.
BLACKFOOT â€“ Organizers of Cattle Kids would like to continue the Cattle Kids program during 2012.
Cattle Kid organizer Neil Anderson, veterinarians David Stanley and Tony Parsons, Bingham County commissioner Ladd Carter, 4-H Extension Educator Scott Nash and Eastern Idaho State Fair manager Brandon Bird met Monday to discuss the 2011 program.
On average, each calf gained about 100 pounds in six weeks.
The top weight gains among the calves follow:
Â° Zach Laterâ€™s calf gained 2.79 pounds per day.
Â° Taylor Diazâ€™s calf gained 2.71 pounds each day.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot City Council approved the budget for the 2012 fiscal year, set to begin Oct. 1. The council passed the budget on a 4-1 vote Tuesday night.
The total amount budgeted for 2012 is $14.57 million. The amount decreased slightly due to a decline in the short-term disability rate, resulting in decreases across city departments.
BLACKFOOT â€” Bingham County District Attorney Scott Andrew has proposed an ordinance that would be enforceable between Bingham County and the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. He presented it to the Bingham County Commissioners Monday.
Andrewâ€™s proposed ordinance incorporates Bingham Countyâ€™s existing policies and defers enforcement of P&Z matters, specifically land matters on the reservation, to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.
The county commissioners took Andrewâ€™s proposal under advisement. No decision has been made.