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January 8th, 2015

City to annex properties

January 9, 2015

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot City Council moved to proceed with the annexation of the Smith property off of Highland Drive and the Mikesell property off of East Airport Rd. at Tuesday's city council meeting. However, the city will hold off on the annexation of Baker/Thomas property on Highland Drive until a development letter regarding the property is reviewed by attorneys.
The city's planning and zoning director Rex Orgill said that the city's motivation behind annexation is so they [city leaders] can better manage the city's growth.
See the full story in Friday's Morning News.

Lady Russets take advantage of miscues to down Lady Panthers

January 9, 2015

THOMAS — Trailing by five with 3:30 left in the game the Snake River Lady Panthers had the opportunity for a six-point play after a pair of Shelley fouls, one being a technical.
But the Panthers went 2-for-4 from the foul line and then turned the ball over on the ensuing possession.
Shelley closed out the quarter on an 8-1 run to earn a 53-42 victory and a sweep of the season series with the Panthers.
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Shelley 52, Snake River 43
Shelley 13 14 13 12 — 52
Snake River 8 7 20 8 — 43

Blood Drive

January 8, 2015

Shelby Bewley, a senior at Blackfoot High, organized and coordinated the blood drive held at the BPAC (Blackfoot Performing Arts Center) Today from 1to 6 p.m.

January 7th

Panthers losing streak at four after 53-43 loss to South Fremont

January 8, 2015

THOMAS — The 2014-15 season has been unkind to the Snake River Panthers boys basketball team.
Entering Wednesday night's game with South Fremont the Panthers were 1-7 and mired in a three-game losing streak.
But when you have a roster of just two players with varsity experience some growing pains are going to be expected.
Con Bauer and Alec Pope combined to score 41 of the Cougars 53 points as they handed the Panthers their fourth straight loss 53-43 in Thomas.
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South Fremont 53, Snake River 43

Tips on Super Bowl guacamole

January 8, 2015

Whether or not you like avocados, you really have to admire the way their marketers have totally owned the Super Bowl.
For no particular reason other than force of will, avocados — and the guacamole they produce — are indelibly linked with this major American sporting event. A Super Bowl party without guacamole — and its trusty sidekick chicken wings — in many circles is considered downright unpatriotic.

County Officials Honored in Open House

January 7, 2015

Three retiring county officials will be honored at at open house on Thursday afternoon.
A program and presentation will begin at 2 p.m. and will be followed by a reception until 4 p.m. in Bingham County Courtroom number one.
The honorees retiring are County Clerk Sara Staub, County Treasurer Janice Lawes and Court Superintendent Tami VanOrden.

Woman dies in I-15 incident

January 7, 2015

The Bingham County Sheriff's office has released more information about the incident that shut down traffic on Interstate 15 Tuesday night.
The Bingham County Sheriff’s Office was requested to go to the North bound rest area on I-15 to locate a suicidal subject, Naomi Brandt.
The subject was located by Idaho State Police and took off with ISP in pursuit and reached speeds of 100 mph.
Bingham County Sheriff's units used spikes to stop the vehicle at mile post 108.

January 6th

Broncos getting better, but let lead slip in loss

January 7, 2015

BLACKFOOT — It will go down in the books as a 59-49 loss to Madison, but for the Blackfoot Lady Broncos Tuesday night's loss showed just how far the team has come since the beginning of the season.
When the Broncos and Bobcats played in Rexburg earlier in the season the Broncos were handed a 58-point loss.
Tuesday night the Broncos led by as many as eight late in the third quarter and held a slim one-point lead entering the fourth.

Good news for gamers: Video scholarships at Kentucky college

January 6, 2015

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A private liberal arts college in Kentucky says it will make video games an official sport and start offering scholarships to gamers in the fall.

The move makes the University of Pikeville one of only a few schools in the nation to provide scholarships to those who play "League of Legends," a multiplayer online battle arena game, according to WYMT-TV (http://bit.ly/1tLGEB2).

January 5th

Broken pipe, flood cause $30K damage at Senior Center

January 6, 2015

It has not been business as usual at the Bingham County Senior Citizens Center the past few days. Eleven water pipes burst on Friday due to the sub-zero temperatures last week, causing major damage throughout the whole building and forcing the center to close over the weekend. It also disrupted the in-house senior luncheon on Monday.
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