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January 15th, 2015

Blackfoot School District to seek levy

January 16, 2015

The Blackfoot School District will be asking patrons to support a $2.6 million levy in March based on a recommendation by the district's "finance advisory committee." The request was unanimously approved by all board members at the school board meeting on Thursday night.
Blackfoot patrons have supported a supplemental levy since 1981. The levy needs to be approved every two years. The last levy, for $1.975 million, was approved by voters in March of 2013. This will be the first request for an increase in the levy since 2007.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 Oscar Nominations Announced

January 15, 2015

January 14th

Bring the heat for the big game

January 15, 2015

(Family Features) When your friends and family gather around the screen for game day, you can give your favorite fans an extra reason to get rowdy and cheer. Take your game day menu to the next level with crowd-pleasing buffalo flavor-inspired appetizers.

The buffalo flavor has been a game day staple since 1964 when the first-ever buffalo wings were developed by Teressa Bellissimo at her Buffalo, N.Y., establishment, Anchor Bar. The wings featured one key ingredient - Frank's RedHot Cayenne Pepper Sauce.

Boise officer to speak

January 14, 2015

BLACKFOOT—Boise Police Officer Jermaine Galloway will give the first of two "You Can't Stop What You Don't Know," presentations tonight from 6-7:30 p.m. at Blackfoot Sixth Grade School.
Galloway, a highly trained officer who has worked on the front lines for over 10 years, will talk about the changing drug and alcohol trends affecting communities throughout the state.
Parents, educators and law enforcement officials are encouraged to attend the session and learn more about this important subject..

January 13th

Black lab likes to take solo bus ride to her dog park stop

January 14, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — A black Labrador named Eclipse just wants to get to the dog park. So if her owner takes too long finishing his cigarette, and their bus arrives, she climbs aboard solo and rides to her stop — to the delight of fellow Seattle bus passengers.
KOMO-TV reports (http://is.gd/R9Fa86 ) that local radio host Miles Montgomery was amazed to see the pooch get off the bus, without an owner, at a dog park last week.
The dog and her owner, Jeff Young, live right near a bus stop.

New tech equipment arrives at Stoddard

January 13, 2015

The dream is becoming a reality. Drivers delivered the first order of technical equipment to Stoddard Elementary School last week from the $100,000 grant awarded to teacher Melissa Hunt from the Farmer's Insurance "Dream Big" Challenge. Hunt was announced the winner of the grant in November.
Promoethean, an interactive technology company that provides equipment to schools, is the company designated by Farmer's Insurance for the purchase of the equipment. The first delivery consisted of 18 activity boards, ultra-short throw projectors and 'Active Expression' clicker systems.

Dog takes solo bus ride

January 13, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — A black Labrador named Eclipse just wants to get to the dog park. So if her owner takes too long finishing his cigarette, and their bus arrives, she climbs aboard solo and rides to her stop — to the delight of fellow Seattle bus passengers.
KOMO-TV reports that local radio host Miles Montgomery was amazed to see the pooch get off the bus, without an owner, at a dog park last week.
The dog and her owner, Jeff Young, live right near a bus stop.

January 12th

Blackfoot firemen promoted

January 13, 2015

Two Blackfoot firemen were promoted on Monday.
Ben Hirschi is Blackfoot's new Fire Marshal. David Lewis has been promoted to lieutenant on "A" shift in the Blackfoot Fire Department.
"They earn these positions by testing and interviews," said Blackfoot Fire Chief Kevin Gray. "I'm excited to have them both on board.
"They both have done well in their careers so far," the chief said. "It's great to have these promotions."
It's been eight to 10 years since Blackfoot has had a fire marshal, Gray said.
Hirschi said, "As the fire marshal, I will be working with pre-plans and training."

Top 10 stories of 2014

January 12, 2015

#1 — Stoddard teacher on Rose Parade Float on Jan. 1

By LESLIE MIELKE
lmielke@cableone.net

BLACKFOOT — Watch for Stoddard Elementary teacher Melissa Hunt on top of the Farmers Insurance float in the Rose Bowl Parade on Jan. 1.
Hunt is one of five $100,000 winners of the Farmers Insurance "Dream Big Teacher Challenge." This challenge took place throughout 2014.
Hunt and her proposal were sponsored local agent Gina Wixom of Farmers Insurance.
"All money goes to I.T. Stoddard Elementary," said Wixom. "The $100,000 award will be spent exactly how Melissa wrote her proposal."

January 11th

Coming up this week

January 11, 2015

MONDAY
• Swearing in of county officials at noon in courtroom #1. The county officials who will be sworn in are Whitney Manwaring, Mark Bair, Pam Wray Eckhardt, Tanna Beal, Ronald Simmons, and Mike Gardner.

TUESDAY
• Community Dinner Table will serve a hot meal for those in need at Jason Lee Methodist Church, 168 S. University Ave, from 5-6:30 p.m. No charge, no ID’s, no dress code; nothing but good food and fellowship. For more information call 785-3611.

WEDNESDAY

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