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Cinco De Mayo celebration today

May 3, 2015

POCATELLO — The Hispanic Caucus of Pocatello and the Latino Economic and Development Center (LEAD) invite the Southeast Idaho community to celebrate Cinco De Mayo on Sunday from 12:30-4 p.m.
The celebration will be at Pocatello City Hall in the City Council chambers. 

Maker of concealed gun holsters finds success 


May 3, 2015

HAYDEN (AP) — Thomas Tedder's wife kicked him out of the kitchen five years ago for dabbling in making gun holsters so he went instead to his dilapidated shed.
"I'd get $100 worth of scrap leather and plastic and just go at it," Tedder said. "I enjoy making things, so I made a few for friends and sold some here and there."
Tedder, a computer programmer in Fort Smith, Arkansas, at the time, was onto something that led him to starting Tedder Industries.

Child found drowned on Saturday

May 2, 2015

BLACKFOOT — A 2 1/2-year-old boy was found drowned in the Snake River about one-half mile from his home.
The boy, Earnest Garcia, lived at 429 West Highway 39.
The Blackfoot Sheriff's Office was called in about 5:02 p.m. on Friday, May 1.
Sheriff officers, Bingham County Search and Rescue, life flight, an ultra-light plane, a drone, two regular places, three rescue dogs and 50 volunteers participated in this search.
The child was found deceased in the river about 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Looks like a banana, but eats like a potato! It's a plantain

May 2, 2015

By AARTI SEQUEIRA
Associated Press
My 16-month-old daughter has started identifying her favorite fruit, joyfully crying "ba-TA-ta!" as soon as she spies the cheery yellow fruit in our produce basket. She repeats its name in the hopes that I'll work my mummy magic on the banana, snap the peel open and reveal that sweet, creamy goodness within.
And so, when she spied the much larger lime green banana-looking plantains sitting on the counter this week, she couldn't understand why I wasn't breaking one open for her.

AKI Gallery welcomes local Artist Bekki Mangum

May 1, 2015

AKI Gallery will host an artist’s reception Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at 41 N. Broadway in Blackfoot. The public is welcome to stop by to visit with Ms. Bekki Mangum. Her work will remain on display at AKI Gallery through the month of May.

VIDEO: 7 Facts You Didn't Know About The Kentucky Derby

May 1, 2015

Pet Talk

May 1, 2015

In just two short weeks, Reveille VIII, the beloved Texas A&M mascot, will retire to the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Science’s Stevenson Companion Animal Life-Care Center, where she will continue to be cared for and pampered by its doting students, staff, and faculty.
Reveille VIII, who has charmed thousands of Aggies and many others during her reign of seven years, is set to retire to the Stevenson Center on May 9, when Reveille IX will officially assume her new duties.  

Get registered for Binghams got Talent

April 30, 2015

BLACKFOOT—Registration deadline for Bingham's got Talent is Friday, May 8. Registration forms can be picked up at Music and Families, Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist Church and online at www.jasonleemumc.org. Individuals, groups and all talents welcome. For more information, call 785-3183. The talent show will be Saturday, May 16. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a concert by Lyle Albertson and his Strait Country Band.

Weekend calendar

April 30, 2015

Friday, may 1
• The Extreme Midget Wrestling Federation will be performing at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event Center to support a new Shoshone-Bannock Wellness Center & Sports Complex on the Fort Hall Reservation. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Ticket prices are in-advance and are $18 for general seating or $22 for preferred seating. Tickets can be purchased online at www.shobanwcsc.yapsody.com/, at the Timbee Hall gym in Fort Hall or by calling the recreation department at 208-478-3770.

Saturday, may 2

BHS team earns award

April 29, 2015

BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot High School made history and received a prestigious award at the ‘We the People’ 2015 National Finals in Washington, DC on Monday. The team received the Region Award for the Western States, which implies a mational ranking in the Top 15. This is the highest award ever received by an Idaho school in the 27- year history of the national competition. The award was given to the entire team; reflecting exceptional performances by all 6 units of the team.

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