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July 2nd, 2014

Toussaint finishes in DYW top 10

July 3, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Last Saturday, Miiko Toussaint of Blackfoot was named on of the 10 finalists in the Distinguished Young Women National Finals competition. She was awarded a $3,500 cash scholarship for being in the top 10 and another $1,000 for being in the top five in the fitness category.
"DYW is all about developing you; becoming your best self," said Toussaint. "It was really humbling to be a little fish in a big pond.
"I did my best," she said. "I stayed true to myself.
"[In my self expression answer,] I did really well until I talked about where babies came from," said Toussaint.

July 1st

No dogs allowed in cemeteries...ordinance will hold

July 2, 2014

BLACKFOOT—Blackfoot city leaders came close to amending the city's current cemetery ordinance to "allow dogs on leashes" on the grounds of Grove City Cemetery at Tuesday night's city council meeting. However, testimony from a few city residents swayed them back again. The amendment will stick: "No dogs allowed."

June 30th

Broncos' Hanson no-hits Rigby

July 1, 2014

Tyus Hanson threw a no-hitter and Brady Trappett had a homerun as Blackfoot's American Legion team defeated Rigby 15-0 on Monday night.
Hanson struck out 10 and walked just one in the five-inning game.
Alx Martinez drove in four runs on two hits to pace the Broncos' offense. Trappett had two hits and three RBI and Cade Adakai had two RBI.

BLACKFOOT 15, AT RIGBY 0

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RIGBY 000 00 -- 0 0
Hanson and Lindsay; Clayton, Fullmer (1), Burrows (4) and Orr.
2B--Kyle Scott, B.

Shelley splits doubleheader with Grizzlies

July 1, 2014

One thing baseball players learn from a young age is no lead is ever safe.
No matter how many runs your team may score it somehow always seems to be not enough.
The Shelley Russets learned that lesson the hard way Monday in Idaho Falls as they took on the Idaho Falls Grizzlies at Skyline High School.
After putting up four runs in the first inning on a two-RBI single from Stockton Stohl and an RBI double from Colt Johnson, the Russets' bats went cold for the next two innings.

Predators a problem along river bottoms

July 1, 2014

Predators, possibly coyotes, have been stalking livestock—goats and sheep—in about a five-mile area just south of Firth.
Property owners living along 700 North and near Kimball Hill have had a predator problem for about a month.
"I've raised goats for 10 years," said Vickie Williams. "The coyotes are right in the backyard.
"Never have they killed goats or other animals before," she said. "I've never had a problem until this year."
Last Saturday morning, one of her Nubian does was killed by a predator. The doe was in her pasture.

June 29th

Tribes prepare to celebrate Treaty anniversary

June 29, 2014

An annual grand fireworks show to honor the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Fort Bridger Treaty of 1868 will take place at dusk on Thursday at the Rodeo Grounds in Fort Hall.  
There will be free parking on the rodeo grounds for all who would like to participate.
The treaty was signed July 3, 1868, at Fort Bridger, Utah Territory.
It reserved rights for tribal members that include self-government as well as hunting and fishing rights.

June 27th

Scouts freshen paint on city's Army tanks

June 27, 2014

The two tanks on display at Veterans Memorial Park near the Blackfoot Airport are getting new paint jobs.
Cameron Hansen of Boy Scout Troop 209, friends and family were on the job Friday, covering the historic vehicles with olive drab after putting on primer a week ago.
"This started when my dad told me to call the city and ask if they had any suggestions for Eagle projects," Hansen said.
"They told me the tanks need repainted," he said. "That sounded pretty interesting."

June 26th

District 55 patrons express BPAC concerns

June 27, 2014

Supporters of two employees whose contracts were not renewed packed Wednesday's Blackfoot School Board meeting.
A handful addressed the release of Merle Smith as girls' basketball coach at Blackfoot High School. A larger group addressed the release of Allen Tripp as manager of the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center and plans for the center's future.
"The BPAC has been doing a tremendous job," said superintendent Chad Struhs. "We want it to continue to grow."

June 25th

Bingham Co-op gives $16,000-plus to SEICAA

June 25, 2014

Bingham Co-op presented a check for $16,705 to the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA) on Wednesday.
The annual Harvest for Hunger food drive started in February and ended in March. The food drive is sponsored by Bingham Co-op and its parent company, Cenex Harvest States.
"This is $2,000 more than we gave last year," said Jeff Nii, Bingham Co-op's marketing director. "It's better than we've done before.
"I want to thank the community and the Chamber of Commerce," he said. "A lot of people sent in money.
"I hope we can grow with this," said Nii.

June 23rd

District officials address concerns about sixth-grade band program

June 23, 2014

Blackfoot School District officials assured a good-sized group of patrons, many of whom are Blackfoot Band Boosters, that eliminating the Blackfoot Sixth Grade School's band program "never entered their thoughts."

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