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November 5th, 2010
BLACKFOOT â€” The special use permit requested by the Blue Ribbon Energy LLC to build a wind farm in a natural resource/agriculture zone on the Goshen bench will be continued to Wednesday, Nov. 10.
Discussion on this wind farm started at 10 p.m. Wednesday and ended at 2:30 a.m. Thursday. P&Z commissioners heard testimony from all the people present. The wind farm decision was continued until Wednesday, Nov. 10.
At the meeting on Nov. 10, P&Z commissioners will present their rationale for there decision, then vote on approving or denying the special use permit.
BLACKFOOT â€” An agreement to allow ambulance service employees to work at Bingham Memorial Hospital was finalized earlier this week and may be enacted later this month.
â€śEverything is pretty much ready to go,â€ť Blackfoot Fire Chief Kevin Gray said.
The agreement was signed by Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue in October, and was finalized by the Bingham County commissioners this week. The agreement has also been agreed upon by BMH.
SHELLEY â€” The Bingham County Sheriffâ€™s Office is seeking the publicâ€™s help in identifying three suspects involved in a burglary Oct. 16 at the old Shelley Sugar Plant.
On Oct. 16 approximately 11:50 p.m., three subjectsâ€”two males and one femaleâ€”broke into the facility and buildings at the old Shelley Sugar Plant. The area and building currently houses items owned by the Army Surplus store. The individuals took several items including water bags with US in black lettering, brush block relay, three pairs of black overshoes (size 3) and half a box of 20-millimeter dummy rounds.
BLACKFOOT â€” Casey Rosin from Firth and Kathy Ternus from Blackfoot were recognized for their leadership at the Bingham County 4-H Open House Monday evening.
Rosin received the Spirit of 4-H award and $200. This is the third year Randy and Julie Wilmot have sponsored this award.
Randy Wilmot said the Spirit of 4-H award goes to â€śthe youth member who goes beyond what they need to do; they put in that extra effort.â€ť
BLACKFOOT â€“Â In one whirlwind week everything changed for Robyn Case and her family.
â€śI was 31 years old and I was four months pregnant with my fourth baby when I found a lump,â€ť said Case. â€śI thought it was something that had to do with the pregnancy.â€ť
Her husband, Doug, kept telling her to ask her doctor which she finally did on a Monday in August 2008.
Case says on Monday her doctor sent her over to a surgeon who did a biopsy. Tuesday they did an ultrasound, Wednesday she had an MRI, Thursday they received the results and Friday at 7 a.m. she went in for surgery.
BLACKFOOT â€” Curbside voting and AutoMark voting are available to electors in every precinct in Bingham County.
Curbside voting is done at the polling place. An election worker comes out to the personâ€™s car to assist the vehicle-bound person.
To use this service, the person bringing the voter to the polls comes into the polling place to request that an election worker bring a ballot out to the car. Before voting, each elector must show some form of photo identification to vote.
All polling places have this service available.
BLACKFOOT â€” Carson Hall is going to Disneyland.
The five-year-old Blackfoot boy was selected by the Make-a-Wish Foundation to go to Disneyland to make his wish of meeting Mickey Mouse come true.
Carson was born with cerebral palsy, a condition that affects brain and nervous system functions such as movement, learning, hearing, seeing and thinking. He is the son of Lisa and Steven Hall of Blackfoot.
â€śHeâ€™s had a hard start,â€ť Lisa said.
BLACKFOOT â€” A train traveling from Idaho Falls to Pocatello spilled dry fertilizer on the tracks as it traveled through Blackfoot Tuesday morning.
The fertilizer, a nitrogen-based dry product often used for commercial purposes, spilled primarily near the crossings at Bridge and Judicial approximately 11 a.m., according to Union Pacific Western Region Director of Media Relations Aaron Hunt. The train carrying the fertilizer is a local one that primarily travels between Idaho Falls and Pocatello with stops along the way in Firth and Blackfoot.
Thurl Bailey autographs his picture for Firth High School students Adrian Campos (left) and Justin Walker. Bailey was a professional basketball player from 1983 through 1999. He played for the Utah Jazz and the Minnesota Timberwolves.
By LESLIE MIELKE
Â FIRTH â€“ Former NBA basketball player Thurl Bailey spoke to the student bodies of Firth High School, Firth Middle School and A. W. Johnson Elementary in Firth Monday morning.
FORT HALL â€“ Educator Brenda Honena has worn many headpieces in her 18 years working in the Blackfoot School District.
In her years with the district, Honena has worked as a teacher, principal and Indian Education Program Director. This is her first year as the principal and her sixth year as the Indian Education Program Director.
Each role has a different emphasis, Honena said.