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Grandmother Grizzly brings Idaho Day to Rockford Elementary

March 4, 2015

Trappings of the fur trade and Indian artifacts were presented to Rockford students on the state's first Idaho Day. On March 4, 1863, Idaho become a territory.
Natalie Bergevin, also known as Grandmother Grizzly, presented artifacts that would have been used in Idaho from 1840-1850.
She and her husband, Terry, known as Blackheart, have attended Rendezvous reenactments for 20 years.
"I like all the trade items that can be purchased at the reenactments," said Bergevin.

Public hearing prompts administrative changes in utility collections

March 4, 2015

BLACKFOOT-A public hearing at Tuesday night's Blackfoot City Council meeting revealed some good ideas on how the city can collect on utility bills without putting the burden on the landlords or property owners.

Blackfoot hosts open house on levy

March 3, 2015

BLACKFOOT-Blackfoot School District's "Financial Advisory Committee" is hosting an open house on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center to answer questions about the supplemental levy election on March 10.
The district is asking patrons to support a $2.6 million levy based on recommendations by the "Financial Advisory Committee."

Snake River trustee positions open

March 1, 2015

THOMAS – The Snake River School District has two school board trustee positions up for election.
School board elections for Zones 2 and 3 are open.
Currently, Wally Aldous represents Zone 2 which is the Rockford/Thomas area.  
Bill Martin currently represents Zone 3 which is the West Moreland area.
Both men can run for reelection, if he so desires. Each position is elected for four years.
The school board election is on Tuesday, May 19.
People desiring to run for a school board position must live in the zone he/she wants to represent.

Tablet raffled for Harvest for Hunger

February 28, 2015

BLACKFOOT — To help raise food and funds for "Harvest for Hunger," CHS Bingham Coop is raffling off a Microsoft Service Pro 3, a tablet that turns into a laptop. The tablet is worth $1,200.
"Our goal this year is to raise $20,000," said Jeff Nii, CHS Bingham Coop's marketing manager. "We really need the community's help to reach this goal."
CHS Bingham Cooperative in Blackfoot and American Falls are gathering donations of food, crops and money to help raise the equivalent of 2 million meals for hungry families.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Foods for a Longer Life

February 27, 2015

Man jailed after chase, crash

February 27, 2015

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New bill targets Idaho's daylight saving time

February 25, 2015

BOISE (AP) — Idaho House legislative leaders have introduced legislation exempting the state from observing daylight saving time.
The House Ways and Means Committee, made up of exclusively legislative leadership, voted 4-2 to advance the bill on Wednesday.
Prior attempts to pass legislation eliminating Idaho's daylight saving time — usually advocated by farmers and agricultural representatives — have failed.

Exchange student goes from Blackfoot to Broadway

February 25, 2015

Johanna Finn had never heard of Blackfoot. And it was not what she had in mind when she decided to spend a year as a foreign exchange student (from Finland).
"I remember the first thought that came to my mind was Blackfoot? What is that? Where is that? I was a bit disappointed that I wasn't going to a bigger city or somewhere with a beach. But after some thought, I was eager to see what it would be like to live in the countryside."
It turned out to be just what she needed.

Water comes early at Jensen Grove

February 24, 2015

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