June 16th, 2012
POCATELLO â€” It was a banner day for a fine group of fourth district rodeo stars as ten different National Finals Rodeo spots were awarded to fourth district cowboys including a pair of state champions as Skylerr Valentine and Cooper Clemens each claimed state titles by days end.
The gallery of the Blackfoot Livestock Auction was about three-quarters full Friday afternoon for the auction of the sorrel filly quarter horse named Mini. The Relay for Life team, "Pony Up for a Cure," donated the money raised to the Blackfoot Relay for Life.
Tracy and Tess Lake donated the 2-year-old filly, Mini.
Jack Webb was the highest bidder. He purchased Mini for $1,075. Other people donated items that were also auctioned.
The high bidder (two times) for a painting and scarf was the Blackfoot Livestock Auction. The bids totaled $160.
If there's one thing that comes to a person's mind when observing the happenings at Bingham County Relay for Life it's that 'cancer doesn't discriminate.' The purple 'survivor T-shirts' worn by hundreds of men, women and children dotted the Blackfoot High School football field as over 2,500 volunteers, 58 teams and numerous cancer survivors gathered for the annual event Friday evening.
Everyone had a story-with cancer being the common theme â€” similiar but different â€” both heartbreaking and inspiring.
There are lots of questions and investigations going on at Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH) since current and former employees have been speaking out about certain actions there.
The Idaho Attorney General's office "indicated that they will likely be able to assist," said Robert Cooper, Director, Constituent Information & Communication officer for that office.
Blackfoot Police Chief Dave Moore said his department is working with the Attorney General's office.
POCATELLO â€” The second go of the 2012 State High School Rodeo went into the books after the morning performance at Bannock County Fairgrounds on Thursday.
Local fourth district athletes are fairing quite well halfway into the prestigious event with several in line for shots at state titles.
In the bareback event, Skylerr Valentine won the second go with a 74 point ride, giving him 138 on two head. Cooper Clemens was third in the second go with a 69 point ride which puts him at 139 on two head. That along with his carried points give him the overall lead as they headed into the third go on Thursday evening.
BLACKFOOT-The Blackfoot Broncos baseball team showed how Bronco baseball can be played. The Broncos won both of their games when they faced off against the Skyline Grizzlies, Thursday afternoon.
In the first game, Cole Mansanerez started off Blackfootâ€™s scoring when he hit a nice triple and sent Zach Later sliding into home plate. The Broncos went on a scoring spree and gained five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.
POCATELLO â€” The 2012 Idaho State Finals Rodeo hit the midway point on Wednesday evening as the finest high school rodeo talent in the state completed the first two thirds of the second go.
After the first go which concluded on Tuesday evening, several district four cowboys and cowgirls are sitting in pretty good shape to advance to Saturday's finals.
King Tut: Treasures of the Tomb opens Friday at the Museum of Idaho, 200 N. Eastern Ave. in Idaho Falls.
Ten years in the making from the artisans of the Pharaonic Village in Giza, Egypt, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this exhibition displays a dazzling collection of Tutankhamen's (King Tut) legendary treasures and recreates the richest archaeological find of all time.
Items of note from May 23-June 2.
SHOPLIFTING: May 23, 8:34 p.m.: A caller at Walmart reported having two females detained for shoplifting.
SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE: May 25, 1:11 a.m.: A caller said two people are getting into people's cars.
CAN'T MOVE ON: May 25, 10:09 a.m.: A man said he arranged to buy a camper about a month ago but it fell through because the seller couldn't provide the title. He said he got his check back but still finds the situation odd and wanted to know if anything else could be done about it.