July 1st, 2011
BLACKFOOT â€” Students attending National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Summer of Innovation have built and conducted a variety of experiments throughout this week. The students attended this camp at the Mountain View Middle School in Blackfoot.
"Attendance has been steadily growing but the average attendance has been 44 students each day," said Aaron Thomas, organizer of this science camp. Thomas is a professor in chemical engineering at the University of Idaho.
This is the second year for this program that is sponsored by NASA through the Idaho Space Grant Consortium.
Word has been received of the death of Lunetta Nelson Kent of San Jose, California on June 21, 2011 at the home of her daughter, Vicky Clark, at the age of 94. She was born on April 3, 1917 to Neils and Ella Rockwood Nelson. She was raised in Iona and lived in Idaho Falls before moving to California 1949.
Brad Joseph Remer, 62, of Arco, Idaho, passed away on June 28, 2011 in Twin Bridges, Montana after doing what he loved, competing at a rodeo.
Brad was born on June 15, 1949 in Townsend, Montana to Clarence Edward â€śReamâ€ť and Elizabeth Illene Remer. Montana is where he resided, until his parents settled in the Twin Falls area. He graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1967.
He retired from the Ironworkers Local 732 at the age of 59, after 36 years of service. He worked in various areas around Idaho. Some of the projects he worked on were the Teton Dam and the Perrine Bridge.
THOMAS â€” A party was given to celebrate the end of the summer reading program at the Snake River School/Community Library Thursday. About 450 kids and their parents attended.
About 400-450 kids had registered for the summer reading program. It's estimated each child read about 20 books each. That totals from 8,000 to 9,000 books were read through June.
Kids registered for the summer program ranged from 2-3 years old to 15-16. A variety of books were read.
The Idaho National Guard brought a wall for the kids to climb. Kids played with a parachute and a hot dog lunch was served.
BLACKFOOT â€” Three men local law enforcement believe were operating a drug ring out of Blackfoot were arrested Wednesday night on federal charges following a three-month investigation.
BLACKFOOT â€“Â Three men who police believe have been dealing drugs in Bingham County and Southeastern Idaho since March were arrested on federal drug charges Wednesday. Two men, Paulino Rodriguez and Eduardo Jimenez were arrested in Blackfoot during a raid Wednesday night with a third man, Carlos Baldovinos arrested in Pocatello.
They will be arraigned on federal charges in Pocatello today. Officials seized 10 ounces and 13 grams of methaphetamines with a street value of $30,000 during the raid.
Click on our video feeds to see clips from the press conference Thursday.
BLACKFOOT â€” Bingham County plans to conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes this weekend in an effort to reduce the adult mosquito population.
Bingham County Emergency Manager Craig Rowland said a fixed-wing, double propellor airplane operated by Vector Disease Control International will be used to apply aerial adulticide over 38,400 acres in Bingham County. The plane will operate from 7:30 p.m.-midnight Saturday and may also operate Friday from 9:30 p.m.-midnight. The sprays are weather-dependent.
Merle A. Chamberlain, 77, passed away from a recent illness amid his loving family on June 25, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, three sons, a sister, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Merle was a brilliant engineer and showed signs of genius and leadership at a young age. He had an adventurous side being the subject of the 50â€™s hit â€“ â€śHot Rod Lincolnâ€ť.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska â€” Doris England, 76, passed away quietly on June 8, 2011, at her daughterâ€™s home in North Pole, Alaska after a brief battle with cancer.
There was a funeral service on June 24.
Doris was born on Nov. 8, 1934, in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Glen and Naomi Taylor, the second of six children. She married William John England in 1954 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They were married up until his death in January of this year. Now they are together forever as is their belief.