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July 29th, 2014
The local band "HiWay 91" will celebrate the release of their first CD titled "Riding Away" with an outdoor performance on Saturday at 7 p.m. during the first annual "Stinger's (Bar & Grill) Bike Week and Summer Concert," in Blackfoot.
The band members will dedicate the CD to the late Keith Tarpley of Blackfoot, who helped start the band in 2012. Tarpley, was electrocuted two years in a Groveland canal - an accident that also claimed the lives of his future daughter-in-law Jackie Poulson and his friend Lance Hicks.
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Last year, the government sequestration shut down the Pocatello Airport's annual "Airport Appreciation Days." So, this year, airport officials are making up for it by hosting a bigger and better event: "SkyFest" this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
"We have really stepped it up this year. We want to offer an event that will expose the community to the airport environment," said Pocatello's airport manager, David Allen. "This will be an exciting "open house" type of event with something for everyone."
POCATELLO-A bike ride across the state by Mattie Mulick and Norah Parkinson, two friends and former teammates of the late Jackie Poulson (Blackfoot resident and Idaho State University track coach), came to an end at ISU's Davis Field on Saturday afternoon.
Poulson was tragically electrocuted two years ago in the Groveland area. Her future father-in-law Keith Tarpley and friend Lance Hicks also died in the accident.
BLACKFOOT â€” After serving the Blackfoot and Fort Hall communities since 2011, Father JoseÂ´ de Jesus Gonzalez was officially installed as the pastor of Blackfoot's St. Bernard's Catholic Church and Fort Hall's St. Kateri's Catholic Church at a special mass at St. Bernard's on Friday. This means that the church's bishop [Michael Driscoll of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise] has entrusted Gonzalez with the two parishes and that he [Gonzalez] will serve in the area for at least six more years.
BLACKFOOT â€” The distinctive Castle Pre-School and Day Care, north of Blackfoot, has been sold to the Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center (BCCLC) on Hunter's Loop. The two facilities share a common 174 foot boundary.
The Castle Pre-School and Day Care will be open through Thursday, July 31. BCCLC will take over ownership on Friday, Aug. 1.
From March 6 through July 21 of this year, the Snake River School District has spent $57,846.08 on legal advice. This figure is 723 percent above the budgeted amount for legal services.
The Snake River District budgeted $8,000 for the 2013-2014 school year, said business manager Chris Nelson.
Much of that money went to conduct hearings into the case of Elaine Asmus, a science teacher who was charged with harassment following a disagreement with another teacher in January. When she was not offered a contract for the 2014-2015 school year, Asmus sought a public hearing.
In a brief meeting on Tuesday, Blackfoot School District officials moved to rebid 10 of 16 bus routes. The special meeting was called after Teton Stage Lines owner Donavan Harrington appealed the decision originally made by the district in June denying their bid for the routes and giving them to Miles Bus Company even though Teton Stage Lines was the lowest bidder.
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot native Darrell Jack Callison has been named Grand Marshal of this year's Eastern Idaho State Fair by the EISF Board of Directors. He will lead the annual parade down Shilling Avenue at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30.