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June 27th, 2011
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.
BLACKFOOT â The Blackfoot School Board of Trustees approved the budget for 2011-2012 at their meeting Thursday night.
District 55 saw a $1.3 million cut from the general fund in 2010-2011 and $4.64 million since 2008-2009. The budget cuts proposed at the May meeting were factored into the budget and will be made.
"We have a large reduction, once again," Assistant Superintendent Chad Struhs said.
BLACKFOOT â Longtime Blackfoot residents Susan Jensen and Colleen Morgan have found a cause close to their hearts and they are going full throttle to make "Rollin' for a Cause" a success. All money raised will go directly to children in Bingham County living with juvenile diabetes.
Jensen's oldest daughter, Camille Coles--best known as Cami-- was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes when she was seven years old. Then, at just 12 years of age Cami died from complications.
Crews responded to Gale Lim Construction, 301 North 700 West, for a fire Thursday morning. The fire began on a hot plant used to mix asphalt and was near a gas tank and propane tank in the gravel pit.
Firefighters quickly doused the fire and remained on scene. No one was injured.
Read Friday's Morning News for more information.
BLACKFOOT âÂ High winds and rain pummeled select areas of Blackfoot Wednesday night around 7 p.m.
The City of Blackfoot confirms that at least 19 trees are down in Jensen Grove. A large tree blocked Airport Road for a short time and Tana Lane was hit causing trees to fall and a metal flagpole to bend.
Photos are available to view on the Blackfoot Morning News Facebook page.
IDAHO FALLS â Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center celebrated the grand opening of its Women and Infants Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Tuesday.
Called "Building Beautiful," the $20 million, 11-month construction project included a floor-to-ceiling renovation of the former Women's Center and the construction of a new 24,000 square-foot Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Guests received guided tours of the facility to get a first-hand look at the patient rooms and technology and expertise available in the NICU.