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November 7th, 2013
Blackfoot High School has a new addition. Â On Thursday high school administrators unveiled a new mascot statue: a rearing bronco which stands 10 feet tall.
The bucking bronco statue is the 2013 service project of the Blackfoot Rotary Club. Â
"Our goal is to make our world and our nation and our community better places," said club president David Cannon. Â "This year's service project will rally school spirit, as well as a sense of unity among the community."
Cannon's grandfather was an active member in the Rotarian community until his final years.
BLACKFOOTâ€”While four of Blackfoot's mayoral candidates may be resting this week, for Paul Loomis and Dan Cravens - it's time for a second round.
It's no surprise that the six man mayoral race has resulted in a runoff election between the two candidates with the most votes - from Tuesday's city election. It's a city law that a mayoral candidate receive 50 percent of the votes (plus one) in order to claim the election. Loomis received the most votes of 667, followed by Cravens - who garnered 452 votes. The two will go 'head to head' in a runoff election scheduled for Dec. 3.
Election night featured close elections and some surprises.
Paper ballots were used in the 10 elections across the county.
Blackfoot will have a runoff election in the mayoral race.
Votes totals in the Blackfoot race are:
Â° Paul Loomisâ€”667 votes at 39.282 percent
Â° Dan Cravensâ€”452 votes at 26.62 percent
Â° Rick Biglerâ€”251 votes at 14.782 percent
Â° Carlos Mercadoâ€”171 votes at 10.071 percent
Â° Carlos Martinezâ€”90 votes at 5.3 percent
Â° John Hooblerâ€”65 votes at 3.838 percent
BLACKFOOTâ€”A free fun, interactive 6-week program called "Eating Smart - Being Active" will be offered - starting this evening - and every Tuesday night in conjunction with the Community Dinner Table suppers at Jason Lee Methodist Church in Blackfoot. The classes will run about one hour from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The classes, which will be taught by nutritionist Denise Durocher from the University of Idaho Extension office in Pocatello, will cover healthy eating and cooking for less, planning meals, saving money at the grocery store, food safety and being active.
Value tickets are available for those who would like to see the acclaimed "California and Montreal Guitar Trios" perform at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC) Thursday at 7:30 p.m - at a discounted price.
Susan Mann, BPAC programming director, announced on Monday that $10 tickets will be offered for the last 10 rows of the auditorium.
PINGREE â€” Music teacher Rebecca Battle may live in a small town, but her students are achieving â€śbigâ€ť things under her instruction.
It took Connor Montgomery less than six minutes to make his mark on the Firth Cougars' 37-6 win over Oakley in the opening round of the Class 2A playoffs on Thursday.
In that span Montgomery had a rushing touchdown, a receiving touchdown and a fumble recovery as the Cougars built a lead that Oakley never challenged.
Montgomery finished the night with 137 yards rushing and four touchdowns on 17 carries and another 16 yards and a touchdown through the air.
But other than Montgomery the Cougars did not get much done offensively.
The North Fremont Huskies defeated the Aberdeen Tigers 28-14 with in the 2A state play-in game at Holt Arena. The Huskies will play the winner of Saturday's Wendell and Soada Springs game.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â Costumed monsters, superheroes and princesses will take to the streets tonight but precautions are necessary.
Here are a few:
"Wear bright colored clothes and bright colored costumes," said Capt. Robert Sobieski with the Bingham County Sheriff's office. "Use flashlights or glow wands, with fresh batteries.
"Children should be accompanied by an adult," he said. "Go to houses you know.
"Do not accept any foot that's unwrapped unless you know the person who made it," said Sobieski. "If you receive unwrapped candy, throw it away.
BLACKFOOT â€” For three years (1999-2002), Heidi Jacoby Cook said she did not get a good nightâ€™s sleep while living in a house at 325 N. Meridian Street in Blackfoot. Cook believes the house is haunted and claims to have experienced some strange and â€śdownright scaryâ€ť things within the walls of the home. And sheâ€™s not the only one.
Cook, who was in her early 20â€™s at the time, made an agreement with the home owner (who was also her employer at Blackfootâ€™s 20th Century Ford), that she would help fix up the old, run down, two-story house - in exchange for living at the residence for low rent.