January 9th, 2015
BLACKFOOTâ€”The low gas prices are a holiday gift that just keeps on giving. With gas prices averaging around $2 per gallon, not only were retail businesses up during the holiday season, but companies that are in the transportation or delivery business are benefiting as well and passing the savings onto their customers.
Many trucking firms are putting the savings from lower fuels back into their business by hiring more drivers and warehouse workers.
BLACKFOOT â€” At last years 4A District 5/6 tournament the Blackfoot Broncos were involved in a battle with eventual district champion Bonneville.
The Bees had one of the best teams in the state last year and ended up with a handful of state placers.
Friday night the Bees returned to Blackfoot, but this time they were wrestling as 5A members and part of a quad match with Rigby and Hillcrest.
BLACKFOOT â€” 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.
THOMAS â€”Â 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 â€” 52
Snake River 8 7 20 8 â€” 43
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.
THOMAS â€” 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
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 â€” and the guacamole they produce â€” are indelibly linked with this major American sporting event. A Super Bowl party without guacamole â€” and its trusty sidekick chicken wings â€” in many circles is considered downright unpatriotic.
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.
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 Sheriffâ€™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.