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August 6th, 2012

Local authors share insight

August 6, 2012

While local authors Rachel McClellan and Linda Gatewood were busy signing copies of their books at Barnes & Noble bookstore in Idaho Falls Saturday, both authors agree that the electronic book age has changed the traditional book business.
Sales were brisk for McClellan, a Rigby native, as she signed copies of her young adult novel "Fractured Light," the first in a trilogy about a teenager who has the ability to manipulate light.
McClellan was inspired to write when she traveled to Ireland in 2007, fulfilling her mother's dream of visiting the land of her ancestors.

Shoshone-Bannock Festival begins Wednesday

August 6, 2012

The Shoshone-Bannock Indian Festival has grown to be the biggest Indian Celebration on reservation land in Idaho It begins Wednesday in Fort Hall with the PBR Rodeo featuring Wiley Petersen and will conclude on Sunday with a spectacular pow-wow...and festival coordinator Delbert Farmer says "there will not be a dull moment in between."

Man injured in crane accident

August 6, 2012

Blackfoot Police Captain Kurt Asmus has confirmed that a 35 year- old male crane operator was life-flighted to Portneuf Medical Center Monday afternoon after a crane accident at a construction sight near Walmart.
Asmus said the operator was attempting to load the crane onto a flat-bed when the boom fell, pinning him to the trailer.
Asmus said emergency workers responded to the scene where they were able to free him from the trailer while Life-Flight was waiting.
The name of the crane operator is not being released at this time and his condition is not known.

August 5th

School preparations underway

August 6, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Although the start of school is still a few weeks away, teachers and parents have already begun making preparations.
Teachers and school district patrons are among those who can benefit from participation with the Blackfoot Education, the Snake River Education Foundation or similar organizations in their school districts.

August 3rd

Local artist shows off her work

August 4, 2012

Billie Cullimore of Blackfoot is a woman of many talents: an internationally acclaimed poet, designer, author and artist...and, she said she's not a bad cook either.
Cullimore, whose work can be found in Germany, Holland, France, Australia and throughout the United States, has a studio called 'Billie's Originals' within the walls of the Artistic Spirit Gallery in Blackfoot featuring her $10,000 original painting titled 'Pioneer's Dream.'

Little Buckaroo Rodeo continues today

August 4, 2012

Action in the Little Buckaroo Rodeo continues today.

A cowboy breakfast is served from 7-10 a.m. in the Firth City Park. The “Cowboys and Indians” Parade begins at Firth High School and ends at the Firth City Park. The Community Orchestra, ice cream, soda, two free bounce houses and vendors await all comers in the park.

The Little Buckaroo Rodeo round two begins at 7 p.m. tonight.

This is the largest number of buckaroos—385—registered for the rodeo, said Registrar Dixie Finck.

Kenneth Rulon Parks, 87

August 3, 2012

Obituary for Kenneth Parks
 
 Kenneth Rulon Parks, 87, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.  He was under the care of Idaho Home Health and Hospice.

Blackfoot man dies in motorcycle accident

August 3, 2012

BLACKFOOT— On Thursday, Aug. 2, at approximately 9:40 p.m., the Blackfoot Police responded to a two-vehicle accident in the area of East Harmony and Rich Lane. Brent J. Hansen, 36 years of age, of Blackfoot died as a result of the accident. Hansen and his daughter were on a motorcycle which collided with a vehicle operated by Kenny C. Struhs, 41-years-of-age.

August 2nd

Rollin' for a Cause

August 2, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Rollin for a Cause’ is rolling out all the goodies for its annual raffle and rally against Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes. Hundreds of items have been donated for the cause.
There are sets of Liquid Image goggles that will be auctioned off. Their value is $250 per pair. These are the same googles that the infamous Kyle Pratt uses when he does his life-threatening rides.

LeAnn Paxton

August 2, 2012

 LeAnn Paxton passed away Saturday night in Aberdeen following an eight-year battle with breast cancer.
She was born in Ogden, Utah, to Norman and Birtha Hoskins, where they lived till she was a freshman in high school. Then finished out her high school years in Blackfoot.
She loved being with her family more then anything. She also loved classical rock, her Camaro, BBQ's, and just hanging out and shooting the breeze with friends.

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