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November 5th, 2010

Wind farm talks ongoing

November 5, 2010

BLACKFOOT — The special use permit requested by the Blue Ribbon Energy LLC to build a wind farm in a natural resource/agriculture zone on the Goshen bench will be continued to Wednesday, Nov. 10.
Discussion on this wind farm started at 10 p.m. Wednesday and ended at 2:30 a.m. Thursday. P&Z commissioners heard testimony from all the people present. The wind farm decision was continued until Wednesday, Nov. 10.
At the meeting on Nov. 10, P&Z commissioners will present their rationale for there decision, then vote on approving or denying the special use permit.

Ambulance staff to work at BMH

November 5, 2010

BLACKFOOT — An agreement to allow ambulance service employees to work at Bingham Memorial Hospital was finalized earlier this week and may be enacted later this month.
“Everything is pretty much ready to go,” Blackfoot Fire Chief Kevin Gray said.
The agreement was signed by Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue in October, and was finalized by the Bingham County commissioners this week. The agreement has also been agreed upon by BMH.

November 2nd

State Champions!

November 2, 2010

WENDELL — For the first time since 1972 the Snake River volleyball team will be adding a state championship trophy to the schools trophy case. The Panthers earned the title of state champions with a pair of 3-1 victories on Saturday, first taking out South Fremont 25-27, 25-22, 25-11 and 25-9 in the semi-finals and then knocking out the defending 3A state champion St. Maries Lumberjacks 17-25, 26-24, 25-22 and 26-24.

Panthers advance with win over Salmon

November 2, 2010

THOMAS — Mistakes nearly ended the Snake River Panthers football season on Saturday afternoon. Five turnovers will normally lead to defeat but the Panthers found a way to overcome that with a strong running game and some timely passing for a 32-26 comeback victory over Salmon in the first round of the state football playoffs.

Sheriff seeks suspects’ information

November 2, 2010

SHELLEY — The Bingham County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying three suspects involved in a burglary Oct. 16 at the old Shelley Sugar Plant.
On Oct. 16 approximately 11:50 p.m., three subjects—two males and one female—broke into the facility and buildings at the old Shelley Sugar Plant. The area and building currently houses items owned by the Army Surplus store. The individuals took several items including water bags with US in black lettering, brush block relay, three pairs of black overshoes (size 3) and half a box of 20-millimeter dummy rounds.

Joan Marie George

November 2, 2010

Joan Marie George, 65, formerly of Idaho Falls and Pingree, died at her home on Aug. 14, 2010, in Lincoln, Missouri.

Jane Lucille Pack Lundberg, 74

November 2, 2010

Jane Lucille Pack Lundberg, the angel that Heaven lent to us for 74 years, peacefully returned to the Savior’s arms on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, surrounded by her loving family. She was a humble, noble and loving soul— she was simply “awesome, awesome.”

4-H leaders recognized

November 2, 2010

BLACKFOOT — Casey Rosin from Firth and Kathy Ternus from Blackfoot were recognized for their leadership at the Bingham County 4-H Open House Monday evening.
Rosin received the Spirit of 4-H award and $200. This is the third year Randy and Julie Wilmot have sponsored this award.
Randy Wilmot said the Spirit of 4-H award goes to “the youth member who goes beyond what they need to do; they put in that extra effort.”

October 29th

Broncos stampede over Tigers 62-13

October 30, 2010

BLACKFOOT — It is often said that speed kills. On Friday night, in the opening round game of the state playoffs it did just that as Blackfoot displayed tons of speed en route to a resounding 62-13 victory over Jerome.
"We're just going to come ready to play and hopefully have a few plays that we can execute and do well with," Blackfoot head coach Stan Buck said. "I think that we were just a little bit more physical tonight and that's important in the game."

October 28th

Malad pummels Firth 61-20

October 29, 2010

POCATELLO — The Malad Dragons came into their opening round match up with the Firth Cougars breathing fire, roasting the Cougars and eliminating them from the state tournament on Thursday evening.
The night started out wrong from the get go for the Cougars as they had their kick off with the Dragons pushed back nearly 50 minutes in Holt Arena due to the South Fremont-American Falls game not finishing until 9 P.M.

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