February 7th, 2014
FORT HALL â€” Shoshone-Bannock tribal members throughout Fort Hall had some fun wearing red on Friday for "National Wear Red Day" while helping to raise awareness for a very serious health issue: heart disease.
Shoshone-Bannock spokeswoman Randy'L Teton said that with the backing of Tribal Health Services, social media was used to encourage the entire community to have some fun wearing red to help bring awareness to heart disease, an affliction that hits Native Americans (particularly women) hard.
The Blackfoot Community Center (BCC) is finding creative ways to raise money with a monthly "I Love Blackfoot Kids" Campaign. Executive director Ashlee Howell said that since the 21st Century Grant has expired, it is more important than ever to implement fundraisers to keep money coming into the center.
Mary Louise Rodgers Hart, 74, of Blackfoot, Idaho returned to the arms of her loving Heavenly Father on Feb. 4, 2014 in Riverside, Idaho.
Louise was born Nov. 24, 1939, Riverside, Idaho to Russell and Verda Hoskins Rodgers.Â Louise was the oldest daughter and fourth of 10 children.Â She was raised in Howe and Blackfoot.Â She attended schools in Howe and Blackfoot.Â Her father was a farmer and she grew up in the farming community.Â They were taught to work hard and to play hard as children.Â
BLACKFOOT â€” After trailing by as many as 11 in the fourth quarter the Blackfoot Broncos relied on their defense to get them back in the game with 4A District 5/6 opponent Rigby Wednesday night.
But after the Broncos went on an 8-0 run to cut the Trojans lead to three a questionable offensive foul call sent things spiraling out of control for the Broncos.
Rigby closed out the game on a 12-6 run to hand the Broncos a 69-60 loss.
Lt. Gov. Brad Little was among those impressed by Blackfoot High School's We The People team on Wednesday.
The Broncos won their seventh straight competition and earned the right to represent the state in the national event in Washington, D.C. in late April.
BLACKFOOT â€” Bingham County Prosecuting Attorney Cleve Colson said the process of extraditing a Blackfoot man should be completed in the near future.
Colson said he was in the process of obtaining a governor's warrant to extradite Fernando Lee Naranjo, 33, who is charged with felony aggravated battery and felony injury to a child with bodily injury. The incident involved his 3-month-old daughter.
Naranjo was arrested in Ogden, Utah, on Jan. 23. He is in the Weber County Jail waiting extradition.
JoAnn F. Van Orden, 78, of Thomas, Idaho passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 peacefully in her home following a fall.
She was born May 15, 1935 to Burton and La Priel Furniss.Â She was one of five daughters.Â JoAnn attended school and graduated from Snake River High School. Â
It was there in the seventh grade that she met her future husband, Glenn Van Orden.Â She married Glenn, the love of her life, on Nov. 6, 1953 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.Â They have five children; 22 grandchildren; and 29 great- grandchildren. Â
Linda Broncho, 53, of Gibson passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.Â
She was born Sept. 8, 1960 in Pocatello, the daughter of Bert Broncho and Eva Hardy Broncho.
Linda received her GED at Washington State and then went to AGC Teamster Truck Driver Training in Weiser.Â After working in these non-traditional fields, Linda went to college at ISU where she received her license as a nail technician and ultimately earned her associateâ€™s degree in Marketing and Management. Â
BLACKFOOT â€” Golfers will pay between 2 and 4 percent more to play at Blackfoot Golf Course this season.
That's because the members of the Blackfoot City Council approved the increases at Tuesday's meeting.
Head PGA professional Mike Dayley said, "this fee increase will generate roughly $12,000-$15,000 in additional revenue.
"The increase will help to plug a continuing hole," Dayley added, noting that nearly all costs related to operating golf courses are rising. "Thank goodness the city is proactive. Last year, 157 golf courses shut down nationwide; only 14 opened."
BLACKFOOT â€” With less than three minutes to go in the game the Blackfoot Lady Broncos found themselves in a three-point hole to the visiting Bonneville Bees and their hopes of competing for a district championship was dwindling away.
But a running layup by Morningrose Tobey sparked a 9-2 game ending run as the Broncos won their first 4A District 5/6 game in years and advanced to take on top seeded Century with a 61-57 win over the Bees.