July 17th, 2012
Items of note from June 22-July 13.
BUSINESS BREAK-IN: June 22, 7:34 a.m.: A caller at the Y Motel said someone broke into the office of the business and all the money has been taken. They said the window was broken.
COULD IT BE A SNIPE?: June 22, 9:35 a.m.: A caller said there is a "funny looking bird" in their yard that is making odd noises. They said they are worried the bird may get hit by a car.
EXPOSED: June 23, 12:40 a.m.: A caller said someone just exposed himself to the cheerleaders at Jensen Grove.
County officials spent all day Tuesday reviewing and discussing the proposed Bingham County Zoning Ordinance.
The officials taking part in this discussion were Bingham County Commissioners Cleone Jolley, Ladd Carter and Whitney Manwaring, Planning & Zoning Administrator Allen Jensen, Bingham County Civil Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Mark Cornelison, Planning & Zoning (P&Z) staff and P&Z commissioners.
The review of the ordinance was completed by 4:30 p.m.
Darin and Kristen Perry of Rockford want to teach their children how to work.
"There aren't many opportunities for 14- and 15-year-olds to get part-time jobs," Kristen said on Tuesday. "We tried farming, but that didn't work out."
So, the couple has opened Rockford Cafe and Bakery. It's in the same building as Rockford Ranch and Farm Supply at 53 South 1200 West.
Kristen noted that she managed a pizza place when attending college at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.
Rosemary Susan Sjostrom, 65, of Salt Lake City, Utah and formerly of Blackfoot, Idaho, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Rosemary was born on March 5, 1947 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Merrill William Curtis (Utahâ€™s 1958 Top Pop) and Leola Jex Freshwater. She was raised in the Salt Lake area and graduated from Granite High School.
Twenty-seven bicyclists had a stopover in Blackfoot Monday night as they continued their 4K (4,000) miles in 70 days biking adventure across the U.S.
They ride with an organization called Biking Across America whose purpose to highlight cancer awareness. This ride started May 27 from Baltimore, Maryland, and will end Aug. 4 in Portland, Ore. Â
Each rider raised at least $4,500 before taking on the challenge of this ride across America. Rider Venkatesh Srinivas from New Jersey raised $10,000; rider Joshua Wilkins from Philadelphia raised $11,000.
A plane belonging to AvCenter of Pocatello crashed in a grain field near the Rockford Airport at 9:50 a.m. Monday, said Bingham County Sheriff Dave Johnson.
The single engine, two-passenger plane was on a cross country flight when the engine lost power, Johnson said. Bobby Picker, 63, of Idaho Falls was piloting the plane and had one passenger, Craig Hansen, 30, also of Idaho Falls.
Picker tried to glide the plane into the Rockford Airport but was short of the airport and landed in the field. The plane flipped upside down because of the muddy, uneven ground.
POCATELLO â€” With their distinctive yellow vests standing out against the black and barren hillsides, they called themselves the 'worker-bees,' and swarms of them converged upon the fire ravaged hills of Pocatello Saturday afternoon â€” eager to lend a helping hand to a neighboring community in need during a massive fire clean-up effort organized by the LDS Church.
BLACKFOOT â€” Russ Collins and Stephan Lippiello fired a 61.25 on Saturday and then followed that up with a solid 64.5 on Sunday to take the 2012 Rupes Two-Man Golf Tournament by four shots over the second place finishers in the Championship Flight at Blackfoot Municipal Golf Course.
"I felt like I played the best golf that I have ever played," Collins said. "My drives were long and straight this weekend."
"I think that the biggest thing was that we minimized our mistakes," Lippiello said. "We did a good job of keeping it out of trouble."
The theory of how to show a pig sounds pretty simple, even fun, right up to the point when a live pig is added to the equation.
4-H kids spent Friday learning about swine, how to take care of them and show them at the first Eastern Idaho Swine Camp at the state fairgrounds. The kids learned how to give shots, how to notch ears, the different breeds of pigs, what to feed them and how to show them.
Presenter Lynsee Shaffer from Albany, Ind., taught four tips about showing swine.
"My first and most important tip is always maintain eye contact with the judge," Shaffer said.
The showmen range in ages from four to 70 and come from all walks of life. The one thing they have in common is a love for tiny horses. All were gathered at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds Friday for the 10th annual Snake River Miniature Horse Club (SRMHC) Show.