January 26th, 2015
This week is National School Choice Week. Many activities and celebration are scheduled in Idaho from Monday through Saturday.
Today, 100 individualsâ€”both students and chaperonesâ€”will attend a rally in Boise for Capitol Day for School Choice.
"We are leaving at 4:15 a.m.," said Fred Ball, director of the Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center (BCCLC). We will meet at the Basque Cultural Center at 9 a.m. to explore the center.
"After lunch, we will march to the Capitol Building where we will hear different speakers," he said.
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Steven Atwood, 53, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Monday, January 26, 2015 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
The Firth girls basketball team lost to Ririe 59-32 Saturday night in Firth. For more on the game pick up Monday's print oe e-editions.
Challis defeated Firth 55-30 on the wrestling mat on Thursday. For more on the match pick up the print or e-edition
Some Boise State University (BSU) students from East Idaho had what will likely be a "once in a lifetime experience" - the opportunity to hear U.S.President Barack Obama speak live and in person. Just one day after his State of the Union speech, Obama spoke to a full house at the Caven-Williams Sports Complex on Wednesday afternoon.
Blackfoot native Nick Hall, 20, Â (BHS Class of 2012) who is a junior at BSU studying supply chain management and marketing said he "wouldn't have missed the opportunity to see the president" nailing a spot only 30 yards away from him.
The Blackfoot wrestling team defeated Century 71-3 on Wednesday. For more on the match pick up the print or e-editions.
RENO, Nev. (AP) â€” Researchers are trying to crack the mystery surrounding the discovery of a weathered, rusted Winchester rifle in the mountains of remote eastern Nevada.
The gun manufactured in 1882 was found leaning against a juniper tree on a rocky outcrop in Great Basin National Park during an archaeological survey in November.
Nichole Andler, the park's chief of interpretation, said officials may never know when the .44-40 rifle was placed there, but it's possible it could have been left undisturbed since the 1800s.
Century 71, Blackfoot 34
Century 18 30 15 8 â€” 71
Blackfoot 11 9 10 4 â€” 34
Century â€” Lindsey Smoot 2 0-0 4, Rian Rawlings 7 5-5 19, Katie Hiller 2 2-5 7, Sarah Grinnell 4 0-0 8, Henny Hearn 4 0-0 8, Sarah Holt 2 0-1 4, Kyleigh Hatch 3 0-0 6, Emily Packham 3 0-0 7, Kaitlyn Christensen 1 2-2 4, McKayla Jensen 1 0-0 2, Naomi Behrend 1 0-0 2.
Blackfoot â€” Holly Gunderson 4 1-2 9, Anicia Luna 0 2-5 2, Ashlyn Beers 2 0-2 4, Taylor Beers 2 1-2 6, Brooklyn Adams 3 0-0 8, Madie Rigby 1 0-0 2, Kelsey Baguley 0 2-2 2.
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