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November 17th, 2014

Frigid weather cuts aquifer recharge short

November 17, 2014

Water has remained in Jensen Grove Lake a few months longer than usual this year. Traditionally the lake is drained between August and September; however, this year, Snake River Irrigation (part of the irrigation district) is working with the State of Idaho to run additional water in an effort to recharge the aquifer.
Snake River Irrigation manager Steve Nielson said he has been working with the state for the past couple of years to obtain a permit to keep the water flow going longer into the season. Snake River Irrigation is the first to have been issued such a permit.

Tigers grind out win over Orofino to punch ticket to state title game

November 17, 2014

POCATELLO — Prior to Monday's weather delayed 2A state semifinal game the Aberdeen Tigers had made the state semifinals just twice in school history.
So Monday's match-up with Orofino inside Holt Arena was a chance for the Tigers to punch just their second ever trip to the 2A title game and the schools first since 1978.
And when four quarters of tough hard nosed football was over Monday night the Tigers had earned a 21-7 win over the Maniacs and will be playing in the 2A championship game next Monday in Holt Arena.


81-year-old charged with looting tangerine grove

November 17, 2014

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Deputies in Florida say an 81-year-old man picked thousands of tangerines — 11 truckloads worth — and then sold the stolen bounty at a nearby market.
Herman Southall was charged Wednesday with 11 counts of transporting citrus without a certificate, grand theft of more than 2,000 pieces of citrus and trespassing. He is being held at the Polk County Jail on an $8,500 bond.
Southall and another man were found by deputies Wednesday picking fruit in a Dundee grove after a Sheriff's Office helicopter pilot saw them. It's unclear if he has retained an attorney.

Study finds Americans using less water 


November 17, 2014

BOISE (AP) — Americans are using less water, though people in the Northwest individually use more than the national average and Idahoans use more than people in any other state.
A study by local, state and federal officials tracking everything from collective sips at the public fountain to irrigating crops to water used to cool nuclear power plants has found that water usage has dropped to levels of at least 40 years ago.

More grizzlies eating moths south of Yellowstone

November 17, 2014

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Those army cutworm moths are a nuisance to people, but they are an important nutritious snack for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Researchers say more grizzly bears are congregating each summer on steep rocky slopes in the southeastern portion of the 9,210-square-mile ecosystem in search of the moths.

Scott Austin McAllister, 24

November 17, 2014

Scott Austin McAllister, Oct. 20, 1990 – Nov. 9, 1914, age 24, beloved son of Bruce Craig McAllister and Reva Ellen Austin McAllister, died at home on Sunday due to his decade-long illness of drug addiction.
Scott was a gentle soul, kind and open to all. He had many friends and family whom he cared for deeply. His love was returned and he knew that he was loved. We only wish that he would have allowed us do more to help him overcome his addictions.

Melba Joy Lee, 79

November 17, 2014

Melba Joy Lee, 79, of Blackfoot, passed away Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 at her home.
She was born Aug. 16, 1935 to J. D. and Willie Mae McCasland, in Westbrook, Texas.
Her father was a farmer in Texas, but work was scarce so he relocated his family to Arizona when Melba was five years old. He worked on various farms in Chandler, Queen Creek, Gilbert and Casa Grande. In 1947 they moved to Coolidge where Melba became best friends with Marcene Lee. 
In 1952 Melba met Marcene’s very handsome older brother Garth. They were married July 24, 1954 in Lords Berg, New Mexico.

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St. John's parishioners prepare for bazaar

November 17, 2014

PINGREE — A dozen or so members of St. John's Catholic Church have spent the last three Sundays preparing for their annual Christmas noodles bazaar.


Owl attacks hawk at store display

November 16, 2014

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The grand opening of an L.L. Bean store in Vermont has ruffled some feathers, with an owl attacking a hawk in a shopping mall display.
Officials say a European eagle owl attacked a Harris's hawk Friday in Burlington's Town Center Mall.
The Burlington Free Press reports witnesses said the owl squeezed the hawk in its claws for several minutes, causing the hawk to shriek.
Workers at the mall display for the Freeport, Maine-based outdoors outfitter separated the birds.

Broncos roll into 4A state championship game with 48-15 blowout win over Middleton

November 16, 2014

POCATELLO — With a berth in next Friday's 4A state championship game just a win away the Blackfoot Broncos had just a scrappy run oriented Middleton team standing in their way.
But this years Broncos squad was not going to be denied a return to the championship game.
Pacen Hayes threw for 228 yards and five touchdowns and the defense held the Vikings scoreless until late in the fourth quarter as Blackfoot rolled to a 48-15 win over the Vikings Saturday night inside Holt Arena.

 

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