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May 8th, 2014

Butch Otter talks job growth in East Idaho

May 9, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Job growth in East Idaho was one of the topics Idaho Governor "Butch" Otter talked about during a brief visit to the Morning News on Thursday.
Otter is running for reelection to a third term as governor in 2014, seeking the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 20.
Otter said he and Idaho Department of Commerce Director Jeff Sayer are preparing to roll out a new "workforce development" program called "Accelerate Idaho."

Broncos pound Pocatello 15-0 to reach state tournament

May 8, 2014

BLACKFOOT — During the rainstorm that blew through Blackfoot Wednesday evening while most of us were inside waiting out the storm, the Blackfoot Lady Broncos were in the batting cage next to the softball field at Blackfoot High School hitting.
After struggling at the plate in their 4A District 5/6 tournament opener against Pocatello on Tuesday, the Broncos needed to make sure the struggles at the plate wouldn't happen again in their elimination game with the Indians on Thursday.
It didn't.
The Broncos came out swinging from the start.
Blackfoot pounded out eight runs and plating eight runs in the first inning, half coming on a grand slam by Taylor Beers on the way to a 15-0 five-inning win over Pocatello to earn the second state berth from District 5/6.

Mae Mie Endow, 90

May 8, 2014

Mae Mie Endow, 90, was born in Pocatello, Idaho to Charles Chusaburo and Masa Kanno Kanomata on Feb, 27, 1924. She passed away on May 5, 2014, at Bingham Memorial Hospital due to complications from pneumonia.
She was raised in the Pocatello area and attended Emerson Elementary School, Irving Junior High School and Pocatello High School. 

May 7th

BHS "We The People" national champs reflect on experience

May 8, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot High School's "We The People" are still riding high from their first-ever "national win" at the competition in Washington D.C. last month. Of 23 team members and six units, "Unit Four" team members Jacob Harris, Gentry Carter, Nick Lemon and Marius Repenning claimed a first place trophy. It was a victory that they are happy to share with the entire team!

Miscues cost Firth in season ending loss to Soda Springs

May 7, 2014

SHELLEY — The plan for the Firth Cougars was a simple one, defeat Soda Springs in a 2A District 5/6 Tournament elimination game and clinch a berth in next week's state tournament.
A loss and the Cougars season was over.
Firth sent ace Connor Montgomery to the mound on Wednesday in Shelley and for the first two innings the Montgomery controlled the Cardinals hitters.
But despite striking out the first five hitters he faced the Cardinals took advantage of six Firth errors in the game to earn a 9-3 win to advance to the 2A state baseball tournament next week.

Howard Kelley Harper, 50

May 7, 2014

Howard Kelley Harper, 50, of Idaho Falls, passed away on May 4, 2014, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
He was born June 10, 1963, in Blackfoot, Idaho, to John J. Harper and Carolyn Hill Harper.  He grew up and attended schools in the area, graduating from Blackfoot High School. He continued his education by attending Brigham Young University and finished his bachelor’s degree at Idaho State University. He later received his Doctorate of Neuropsychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Fresno, Calif.

Dorrel Duane Harker, 49

May 7, 2014

Dorrel Duane Harker, 49, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center following complications from a stroke.
He was born Aug. 4, 1964 in Idaho Falls to Gordon and Nola Harker.
He graduated from Firth High School in 1983. He then served in the Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He married Stephanie Peterson Aug. 15, 1985 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple and they had four daughters Jessica Lynn, Brittany Lee, Courtney Ann, and Ashley Amy.

May 6th

City fees going up

May 7, 2014

BLACKFOOT—The Blackfoot City Council moved to increase the city's sewer, sanitation and water fees at Tuesday's city council meeting. The higher fees will hit the utility bills of residents starting in July.
The council also increased pool admission at the Blackfoot Municipal Swimming pool; however, the fees will be revisited again in six months after the pool committee completes its evaluations on the pool and reports back to the council with suggestions on what can done to bring the aging facility back up to par.

No district championship, but Lady Broncos still alive after split

May 7, 2014

BLACKFOOT — If was not exactly the easiest way to get through the opening day of the 4A District 5/6 Tournament, but the Blackfoot Lady Broncos are still alive for the second and final star tournament berth after a split of their games on Tuesday at Blackfoot High School.
The defending district champion Broncos were beat in game one 5-4 by Pocatello in height innings setting up an elimination game with Century.
Matti Chavez ripped a walk-off double sending the Broncos to one more game on Thursday which will be a rematch with Pocatello.

Edith Clark Christensen, 89

May 6, 2014

Edith Clark Christensen, 89
Feb. 21, 1925-May 3, 2014
Edith (Clark) Christensen passed away at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino, Idaho on Saturday, May 3, 2014. She died due to complications of a short illness and age.

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