September 19th, 2014
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot High School students have gone without using the new gym this year since flood waters ruined the floor following a flash flood on Aug 6. However, this week, just in time for BHS's Homecoming festivities on Sept. 27, students will be able to a hit the shiny, "spic and span" new floor which now sports an 18 inch Bronco head smack in the center.
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) â€” A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in southwestern Ohio.
Oxford police said a resident called them about the skunk's predicament on Sunday. Police found the animal banging around trying to get the can off and running into shrubs.
Skunks are known for the offensive spray they can emit when threatened. But Sgt. Jon Varley says an animal control officer was able to free the skunk without getting sprayed
The animal was then released.
Weeks of casting, costuming and rehearsals are coming together tonight for teen director Christine McPhie as the Blackfoot Community Players presents the opening night of "Males Order Brides, tonight, 7:30 p.m. at Blackfoot's historic Nuart Theater..
Christine, 17, a student at the Idaho Virtual Academy online school, chose directing the play as her senior project.
THOMAS â€” Michone Bingham had 15 kills and Chaise Dodson added 12 as Sugar-Salem defeated Snake River 3-1 in volleyball on Thursday.
The Diggers opened with a 25-15 win in game one, breaking from a 7-7 tie with six straight points and sweeping to the victory.
In game two the Panthers broke from a 15-15 tie with a 5-1 run with Sarah Goodwin at the service line. Snake River won 25-22 as Sarah Reece finished the game with a service ace.
Both teams played well in game three, but the Diggers finished with a 6-1 spurt to claim a 25-20 win. Abby Allen's kill finished that spurt.
The auditor from Quest CPA, P.C. of Payette reviewed the audit report with the Snake River School District trustees on Wednesday at the trustees' regular meeting.
CPA Kurt Folke said the district's funds "are in good shape." The general fund had an increase of $69,095 over fiscal year 2013-2014.
"It was an increase for the last fiscal year," he said. "It was added to the carryover to the general fund.
"The ending fund balance for the purpose of cash flow was $852,921," said Folke.
"The general fund balance that is needed for one month is about $720,000.
Blackfoot School District's business manager Brian Kress described the causes behind the district's $1.3 million shortfall as "the perfect storm." The massive deficit was discovered during an audit last month accounting for 6 percent of the district's 2014-15 Maintenance and Operations budget.
There was standing room only at Tuesday's school board meeting as Kress went through a PowerPoint presentation explaining in detail "three major reasons" why the district has found itself in such a deep hole and how the budget will be revised to help make up the deficit.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â Prior to the season Blackfoot head boys soccer coach Liam Pope said that the 2014 Broncos team would not roll over for anyone and would love to play spoiler for someone this season.
After taking more than a few lumps in the teams 1-4-1 start and coming oh so close in a 2-1 loss to Hillcrest on Saturday the Broncos welcomed a very tough Preston team to town.
But after 80 minutes on a hot 90 degree afternoon was finished the Broncos had sent a message to the rest of District 5/6, the Broncos are not rebuilding.
Nemesio Roy â€śLloydâ€ť Chavez, 81, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 at Bingham Memorial Hospital.Â
Lloyd was born April 4, 1933 in Gunnison, Colorado, to Alonzo Chavez and Irene Fernandez.Â He considered himself a lifelong resident of Blackfoot, Idaho.Â He traveled to various places for construction, but always returned to Idaho.
On April 26, 1950 Lloyd married Martha May Donaldson in Idaho Falls, Idaho.Â They were later divorced.
He was a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
Lloyd served in the National Guard as an engineer.
Blackfoot city officials were disappointed to learn on Monday that the city was turned down for the $1 million Tiger Grant that city officers were hoping to get to fund a feasibility study as to what can be done to work around the train problem that has been plaguing Blackfoot for years.
City leaders have been toying with the idea of constructing an overpass or underpass for years and Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis had made it one of his goals to start the process.