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February 2nd, 2014
Since he was sworn in as Blackfoot's mayor one month ago, Paul Loomis has been out and about in the community while learning the ropes of his new job.
Loomis has engaged himself in a variety of events including City Legislature Day in Boise, speaking to students at local elementary schools, and giving his first State of the City address.
Loomis said that City Legislature Day was a "great experience" and he is looking forward to sharing what he learned with the city.
BLACKFOOT â€” Although it required over a year's work of time and plenty of elbow grease, painting and restoring the interior of Blackfoot's classic Nuart Theatre was truly a labor of love for Blackfoot native Rhonda Wixom. The finishing touches on project were done just in time for the new year.
The Nuart Theatre was built in Blackfoot at 195 N. Broadway in the late 1920's and was one of the first places in Idaho to show silent films. These days, the Nuart is known for live local theatre productions.
The story of an exorcism and strange incidents at a house in Gary, Ind. is getting attention from around the world. Some are even calling the home the "portal to hell."
FOX's Bill O'Reilly interviewed the Rev. Michael Maginot, who talked about performing exorcisms on Latoya Ammons. The woman claimed she and her three children were possessed by demons in their home.
After the family fled the house, a police officer took a photo of it from the outside. It was empty, but the photo appeared to show someone standing in the window.
BLACKFOOTâ€”Young business partners Chase Bloom, 23, and Mandi Jensen, 22, aren't much older than the legal drinking age, but as of this month, they are the new owners of one of Blackfoot oldest bars - the Tumbleweed. The Tumbleweed building was built in 1890 at 40 W. Pacific Street.
"What a way to kick off the new year! This is my new year resolution," Bloom exclaimed.
Out with the old and in with the new. A piece of Blackfoot history came down on Wednesday as workers took down the iconic Stan's Restaurant sign that has been a beacon along Highway 91 for nearly 50 years. In its place will be new signage for Stingers Bar & Grill.
BLACKFOOT â€” Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH) in Blackfoot is one of the first hospitals in Southeast Idaho to offer the Patient SafetyNet Monitoring System.
Patient SafetyNet is a remote monitoring system that uses bedside oxygen monitors and medical staff notification system to alert healthcare providers to dangerous changes in patient oxygen levels.
Using some of the latest technology from Masimo corporation, almost every hospital bed at BMH is equipped with a new bedside screen to monitor vitals through a new oximeter. (The Women's Center will be added in the coming months.)
IDAHO FALLS â€” A man who had escaped from State Hospital South over a week ago was captured in Idaho Falls Monday night.
Jeremy Johnson, 26, was arrested on multiple felony warrants.
Idaho Falls police officers had responded to the 1000 block of Lovejoy around 8 p.m. and found Johnson at the home. The residence did not belong to Johnson.
At first, Johnson came out of the house, but went back inside when police told him to come out.
Through the years, longtime Blackfoot resident Pauline Sweet has crocheted nearly 500 afghans for babies, veterans, senior citizens and others in need, and she's still going strong. She started making the blankets in the 1980s for babies in the small Mexican fishing village of Kino Bay, where she and her husband Dwain spent months away from the cold Idaho winters for many years.
These days, Pauline's focus is crocheting lap blankets for veterans and senior citizens in the area; however, she is running low on yarn and is hoping that anyone with yarn to spare will donate some to her.
BOISE â€” On Monday Bingham County legislators shared their thoughts on Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's decision not to run for reelection.
Representative Neil Anderson said, "Tom Luna has been a progressive yet controversial leader in our state's Department of Education.Â
"He has proposed actions that have sparked intensive debate during a time of transition regarding education in Idaho.Â Hopefully, that debate will yield improved solutions and the newÂ Idaho Superintendent of Schools can move us forward in a more united yet still progressive effort." Anderson said.Â
BLACKFOOT â€” Fresh produce, eggs, bread and other wholesome products are now rolling through Blackfoot, Springfield and other area communities weekly on a 53-foot trailer - all for the ever growing frugal and health conscious consumer. This new delivery service - Provident Produce - is manned by husband and wife team John and Kasenya Fisher of Pocatello, and is similar to Bountiful Baskets, but with some marked differences.