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April 8th, 2015

AKI Gallery welcomes Simply Arlie

April 8, 2015

The AKI Gallery is honored to welcome April's Artist, Simply Arlie and her Exhibit "Within Frame"! She is an Amazing Photographer from Maryland whom we are very lucky to be exhibiting. The Exhibit will begin April 8th with a Reception and Workshop from 7-9pm. The Reception and Workshop are free to the public so please come and enjoy a wonderful evening with Simply Arlie!

April 7th

Council rejects bag proposal

April 8, 2015

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot City Council rejected a proposed ban on plastic and paper bags in Blackfoot on Tuesday.
Snake River student Hayley Lemon, 16, a senior set to graduate early, made the proposal in February as part of her senior project. Council members expressed concern approving the ban would be government overreach.

400-lb, gator gets new home

April 7, 2015

GROVES, Texas (AP) — A 400-pound alligator safely hauled out of a Southeast Texas pond has a new home at a tourist attraction that caters to gators.
Gator Country preserve owner Gary Saurage said Tuesday that the 11-foot reptile joins more than 400 other alligators at the preserve in Beaumont, Texas.
Saurage got the animal after a landowner in nearby Groves called about an aggressive alligator in a rural pond where children swim.
Saurage went to the swampy site to rope and remove the male alligator, which he estimates is 35 to 40 years old.

Dental open house on Wednesday

April 7, 2015

Dr. Cade Baldwin and his staff are hosting an open house from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, at Blackfoot Family Dentistry, 380 W. Judicial St. in Blackfoot. Refreshments and door prizes will be given away. Everyone welcome.

Photo of the Week

April 7, 2015

Jeff Nauman sent in this photo of Jessie Nauman and her niece Kyla Nauman. Both are former Blackfoot residents now living in Colorado.

April 6th


April 6, 2015

Regional Economic Development for East Idaho (REDI), was launched on Monday at Golden Valley Natural in Shelley.

10 things to know today

April 6, 2015

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
The air strikes against Islamic militants in Somalia follow last week's extremist attack on a Kenyan college that killed 148 people.
But the magazine won't fire anyone after a leading journalism school lambasted how it reported a discredited article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia.

Coming up this week

April 6, 2015

• AARP Tax aide from 9 a.m. to noon at the Senior Citizens Center, 20 E. Pacific St. Service continues each Monday through Apr. 13.

• Snake River School Board meeting at 7 p.m. at the school district office.


April 5th

SR Dance recital Tuesday

April 6, 2015

The Snake River High School Dance team will hold their year end recital on April 7 at 7 p.m. at the SRHS Gym. Admission is $2 per person. They will be performing their competition numbers and dance routines. The Snake River Dance Team is directed by Christy Gardner and Julia Phillips.

Filmmaker returns to hometown to encourage art students

April 5, 2015

BUHL (AP) — As a child, Jaffe Zinn drew pictures whenever he was bored in Buhl.
It was the first step in his artistic journey. Now, the 34-year-old filmmaker lives in Seattle and competes at festivals around the world.
Zinn returned to his hometown Wednesday to encourage the next generation of art students at Buhl Middle School.
"If you have a passion for something, you just have to keep at it," he said.
Art teacher Lynn Popplewell showed her advanced seventh and eighth-grade students a drawing Zinn created for his eighth-grade yearbook.

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