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February 11th, 2012

Whitney Houston dead at 48

February 11, 2012

(AP)Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday. She was 48.

Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen told KABC-TV that Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. in her room on the fourth floor of the Beverly Hilton. Her body remained in the hotel and Beverly Hills detectives were investigating.

Houston's publicist, Kristen Foster, said Saturday that the cause of her death was unknown.

February 10th

Bees swarm Broncos on senior night

February 11, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot celebrated senior night on Friday evening and the Bonneville Bee's proved to be inhospitable house guests as they swarmed all over the Broncos for a 66-56 High Country Conference victory.
On a night in which Blackfoot paid a fond farewell to Trae Pilster, Jaron Katseanes, Gabby Maldonado and Keith Moore it was a trio of Bonneville sophomores who wound up stealing the show as Jared Stutzman, Tanner Smith and Chance Reese combined for 50 points to spoil Blackfoot's evening.

Local snowmobiler is a YouTube hit

February 11, 2012

Blackfoot snowmobiler Kyle Pratt is a self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie. So, when he narrowly escaped riding off a cliff in Wyoming last month it was the adventure of a lifetime –– and he's got video to prove it.
Pratt, who was wearing Liquid Image video goggles, was riding ahead of his group in unfamiliar territory. The terrain was steep and he was riding through trees when he suddenly found himself on the edge of a cliff. Pratt's video shows the snow break away beneath the sled and documents the moment that could have ended different.

Local family needs a little help

February 10, 2012

An auction is planned today to help pay medical expenses for Daniel and Rachel Carter of Blackfoot.
Daniel suffers from primary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS).
"MS hit me about four or five years ago," he said. "Now I can't walk without a walker and am pretty well bound to this wheelchair."
Carter qualifies for Social Security disability and Medicare, however, his wife's physical needs must be paid "out of pocket."
Rachel was born with cerebral palsy and scoliosis. Her doctor has recommended surgery to help her with the scoliosis.

Former Premier employees face felony charges

February 10, 2012

Two former Premier Technology employees have been charged with computer crime and will face felony charges.
Chad Ray Orr and Jeffrey Byron Schutte are accused them of accessing information on Premier's computer system for the purpose of defrauding the company.
The charge of computer crime is defined as "access or uses to defraud or obtain money or services by fraudulent pretenses."
"The damage done to our company is significant," said Doug Sayer, president of Premier Technology. "Charging them with the felony of computer crime was the right thing to do.

February 9th

Lady Panthers stay alive with 51-37 win over Bear Lake

February 10, 2012

POCATELLO - Jocelyn Harper banged home 18 points and snagged 9 rebounds as the Snake River Lady Panthers kept their season alive with a 51-37 victory over Bear Lake on Thursday evening at Highland High School.
"Jocelyn put us on her back, especially in the third quarter," Snake River head coach Rich Dunn said. "I just can't stress enough just how happy and proud of the effort and desire that my team showed tonight."

INL workforce to be cut

February 10, 2012

IDAHO FALLS — Officials with the Idaho National Laboratory announced Thursday the need to cut its workforce.
Up to 185 workers working with Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA) will lose their jobs.
The main impact of these personnel cuts will affect the administration and support of people working for BEA, said Mark Holubar, Director of Human Resources and Diversity. People working for the Idaho clean-up group with CWI and Idaho Treatment Group, will not be affected by these cuts.

Kathy Churchill-Pierce

February 9, 2012

Katherine Lynn Churchill-Pierce of Blackfoot passed away early Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 at Bingham Memorial Hospital of an unexpected illness.
Kathy was born April 26, 1965 to Sharon Nelson in Pittsburg, Calif., where she was raised. She was very active in school activities and was a Bluebird as a child.

February 8th

Lady Eagles nip Lady Panthers 37-36 in district title game

February 9, 2012

POCATELLO — The Snake River Lady Panthers had their chances in their 3A fifth district championship game with Marsh Valley on Wednesday evening and it's hard to say what the biggest difference was in the final 37-36 outcome but in the end, that difference was as small as it could get as the Lady Eagles continued their undefeated run through the season with the one point victory at Pocatello High School.

Moore buzzer beater lifts Broncos over Grizzlies

February 9, 2012

IDAHO FALLS-The crowd went wild as the final buzzer sounded of overtime, as Blackfoot’s Keith Moore connected a silky smooth jump shot gaining the Broncos a 72-70 win at Skyline on Wednesday night.
“That was my first time with a buzzer beater and I can’t even describe the feeling. It is just a great feeling,” Moore said. “I would like to thank my parents for always supporting me in everything I do.’

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