The Daily Press Blackfoot Morning News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-05-27T22:41:30-04:00 calendar2015-05-27T22:41:30-04:002015-05-27T22:41:30-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning News• Diva Dance Recital will be held at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center starting at 6:30 p.m. The show will feature award winning routines and a variety of dance styles. Admission is FREE!Saturday, may 30• Snake River High School Greenhouse is open from 12-4 p.m. On sale are flowers and vegetables started and grown by Snake River High School Students.• Blackfoot Relay For Life will be held at the BHS tracks from noon - 10 p.m. Please come and support local teams as they raise funds to fight against cancer.Blackfoot, IDNo author availableweekend calendarBlackfoot Morning couple welcomes their 100th grandchild 2015-05-26T23:10:16-04:002015-05-26T23:10:15-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsQUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A western Illinois couple recently celebrated the birth of their 100th grandchild.Leo and Ruth Zanger of Quincy have 53 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The birth of great-grandson Jaxton Leo on April 8 made the number 100.Leo Zanger tells The Quincy Herald-Whig ( ) that "the good Lord has just kept sending them." He says his family "could start our own town." Ruth Zanger says "there's always room for one more."The Zangers have been married 59 years and have 12 children. The youngest, 31-year-old Joe, was already an uncle 10 times when he was born.Blackfoot, IDNo author availableIllinois couple welcomes their 100th grandchild Blackfoot Morning week's calendar2015-05-26T11:43:47-04:002015-05-26T11:43:47-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning News• Blackfoot Community Pantry class taught by Denise Durocher each Wednesday at the Food Pantry Education Center on Sexton St. from 12:30-1:30 p.m. The classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary. The classes are:-May 27: Emergency Plans for Bingham County.For more information go to• Snake River High School graduation at 8 p.m. in the SRHS gymnasium.Thursday, may 28• Aberdeen High School graduation at 7 p.m. in the Aberdeen Middle School gymnasium.• Sho-ban High School graduation at 7 p.m. in the Jr./Sr. High School gymnasium.• Regional focus group hosted by the Governor’s Commission on National and Community Service (the Serve Idaho Commission) at 2 p.m. at the ISU Student Union Building in Pocatello. Public input from a diverse group of Idahoans is critical to the developement of the three year plan to identify specific needs concerns and opportunities in southeastern Idaho. The public is invited to be a part of the planning process.Saturday, may 30• Snake River High School Greenhouse is open from 12-4 p.m. On sale are flowers and vegetables started and grown by Snake River High School Students.Blackfoot, IDNo author availableThis week's calendarBlackfoot Morning things to know for Tuesday2015-05-26T11:36:19-04:002015-05-26T11:36:19-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:1. FLOODS INUNDATE TEXAS, TWISTER HITS US-MEXICO BORDERTorrential rains in the Lone Star state spawn floods that leave 12 people missing, while at least 13 die in the tornado's wake.2. WHO SEEKS TO REASSURE IRAQI LEADERS OF US SUPPORTVice President Biden calls Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with encouragement in the fight against Islamic State militants, a day after the US defense secretary criticized Iraqi forces following the loss of Ramadi.3. 'IN THE FACE OF UNSPEAKABLE LOSS, THEY REPRESENT THE BEST OF WHO WE ARE'During Memorial Day observances, that's how President Obama describes "Gold Star" families who have lost loved ones who fought in the nation's conflicts.4. MEXICO OFFICIALS STAND BY ACCOUNT OF DEADLY SHOOTOUTThe head of the country's police force dismisses questions raised by the lopsided death toll in the gunfight, which killed 42 suspected criminals and one federal officer.5. AP SOURCE: CLEVELAND REACHES DEAL WITH JUSTICE ON POLICINGAlthough details of the settlement are unclear, it comes days after a white police officer was acquitted of manslaughter for taking part in a 137-shot police barrage that killed two black, unarmed suspects.6. WHERE CALIFORNIA LOOKS FOR DROUGHT ADVICEThe worst drought on record has the state looking for solutions in Australia, the world's driest inhabited continent.7. WHICH IS LATEST STATE TO TEST 'STAND YOUR GROUND' LAWSIn Nevada, a man is on trial on murder charges after opening fire on two trespassers at a vacant rental unit he owns.8. CHARTER NEARS DEAL FOR TIME WARNER CABLEIf it goes through, the purchase would be for about $55 billion, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.9. FLORIDA WATERSPOUT UPROOTS BOUNCE HOUSEThree children are injured when the inflatable play house is sent flying by a waterspout.10. UP-AND-COMER OUSTS VENUS FROM FRENCH OPENBlackfoot, IDNo author available10 things to know for TuesdayBlackfoot Morning of the week2015-05-26T04:34:45-04:002015-05-26T03:48:43-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDMORNING NEWSPhoto of the weekBlackfoot Morning up this week2015-05-25T03:43:37-04:002015-05-25T02:38:11-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning News• Memorial Day BBQ at Gem Village Assisted Living from 12-2 p.m. $5 a plate. There will be a bouncy house for kids.• Memorial Day ceremony at Grove City Cemetery that will include a presentation of wreaths by community organizations. The presentation begins with a special speaker and raising of the flag, then the presentation of the wreath on the tombstone representing the unknown soldier. The American Legion will conclude the ceremony with 21 gun salute. There will be a BBQ afterward at the American Legion Hall at 436 N. Fisher in Blackfoot.Wednesday, May 27• Snake River High School graduation at 8 p.m. in the SRHS gymnasium.Thursday, May 28• Aberdeen High School graduation at 7 p.m. in the Aberdeen Middle School gymnasium.• Sho-ban High School graduation at 7 p.m. in the Jr./Sr. High School gymnasium.Saturday, May 30Blackfoot, IDMORNING NEWSComing up this weekBlackfoot Morning Yellowstone and Grand Teton trails closed for now2015-05-23T21:42:36-04:002015-05-23T21:42:36-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsIn Yellowstone, the iconic Brink of the Lower Falls trail is closed in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone because of a mud and rock slide that deposited a 7-by-8-foot boulder on the route, effectively blocking the path.In Grand Teton, the trail beyond Hidden Falls to Inspiration Point is closed and being rerouted so crews can replace bridges over Cascade Creek and rebuild the rocky ledge trails and steps that lead up to the popular Jenny Lake overlook.Work can't begin to remove the enormous rock on the Brink of the Lower Falls trail in Yellowstone because of wet weather, Yellowstone spokeswoman Traci Weaver said Thursday."It's closed until further notice," she said, "until we get a drying trend and are able to get in there and deal with it."The Brink of the Lower Falls trail, which leads hikers to a perch right above the 308-foot waterfall, may end up being rerouted, she said.The trail work on the west shore of Jenny Lake in Grand Teton is more of a long-term situation, and the half-mile stretch leading up to Inspiration Point will be closed for "most of the hiking season," according to the National Park Service.Destinations up Cascade Canyon are also affected.Those trails are "the most popular and highly used" in Grand Teton, the Park Service says.Park staffers have erected signs on Jenny Lake's west shore to direct people to alternative routes to Hidden Falls, Inspiration Point and Cascade Canyon.The customary route from the Jenny Lake west shore boat dock to Hidden Falls remains open, but hikers will find themselves at a dead end at the falls.This summer trail crews will also work on Jenny Lake's southwest shore trail, which will be closed until early July.Hikers can take a parallel trail that rises above the lake shore.Blackfoot, IDAPPopular Yellowstone and Grand Teton trails closed for nowBlackfoot Morning course coming to Idaho's Beauty Bay2015-05-23T14:34:43-04:002015-05-23T14:31:09-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsTimberline Adventures, of Coeur d'Alene, is finishing up a "tree canopy" style zipline course there, where customers can travel from platforms built high in towering Ponderosa pine trees, Douglas fir and tamarack. Tours will be available Mondays through Saturdays during the season.A soft opening is scheduled for the end of this month, when four of the seven planned lines will be opened. All seven lines are planned to be completed and opened in early June. The business will employ between 15 and 20 people.The course will spread across 117 acres with lines ranging in length between 500 to 1,500 feet. Riders will reach top speeds of approximately 35 mph."We looked at the Yellowstone (National Park) area, the Glacier (National Park) area, even in Leavenworth, Wash.," said Jared Forsythe, manager of Timberline Adventures. "We looked at those destination areas, and this is the best property we found in terms of the trees and the view and how close it is to downtown."Paul and Ashley Buttars, of Dalton Gardens, own the property and Timberline Adventures. They are originally from northern Utah, but moved to North Idaho from Hawaii."The first time we came out and looked at this property was in August of 2012," Paul Buttars said Thursday. "So we're just shy of three years of thinking about it and trying to plan (this project)."The tour will last two-and-a-half hours, and includes traveling the seven lines and crossing a couple sky bridges. It all starts with a one-mile ride up a steep dirt road in a utility task vehicle to reach the first platform.The highest platform will be built 80 feet up, in a 250-year-old Ponderosa pine. The lowest platform is 5 feet high."Seems like when you're growing up, everyone is obsessed with tree houses," said Buttars. "This is kind of an adult way to enjoy the trees."The tour involves minimal walking, with one three-minute walk through the woods from one platform to another."Other than that it's all in the trees — tree to tree," Buttars said. "We do have a couple suspension bridges connecting trees."Riders must be at least 7 years old and weigh less than 270 pounds.Jason Lindsey, who has designed courses in Hawaii, Montana and other states, has designed this Coeur d'Alene course. His specialty is canopy courses."Jason has built a lot of (courses)," Forsythe said. "He kinda said this course right here is going toward the top of his resume just because of the wow factor in the trees we're using."Blackfoot, IDAPZipline course coming to Idaho's Beauty BayBlackfoot Morning your lemonade cred with 5 easy sweet-tart infusions2015-05-23T00:20:40-04:002015-05-23T00:00:00-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsALISON LADMAN Associated PressWe're going to come at this one a little backward, and you're going to love us for it.Straight up fresh lemonade is, of course, delicious. It's the classic summer refreshment. And we're going to walk you through making a truly wonderful basic lemonade, as well as some terrific infused lemonades that doctor up that basic batch with some fantastic complementary flavors.But first, let's move way beyond basic. Because as good as a straight up lemonade is, we can't help but think it gets even better when you add a little splash of something adults-only. Now we're talking fun in the sun.The important thing to consider when adding alcohol to lemonade is that you are playing with a highly acidic ingredient. This means you'll want to select liquors that play nicely with that. They should either be relatively neutral to let the lemon juice shine, or they should be complementary. Tequila and mezcal, for example, love citrus.And don't limit yourself to the hard stuff. Rose and sweet white wines, such as riesling, also are nice. So are hard cider and India pale ale. Whatever you end up using, plan for 1 to 2 ounces of liquor per serving of lemonade.For the infused lemonades below we suggest the following pairings — for herbal, vodka; for cucumber, gin; for mixed melon, light rum; for mango-chili, tequila; and for mixed berry, vodka.And by the way, while bottled lemon juice is fine for most cooking, do yourself a flavor favor and invest the few minutes it will take to squeeze lemons for these recipes. Freshly squeezed juice shines and makes a real difference in drinks such as these.___EASY INFUSED LEMONADESStart to finish: 10 minutes, plus chillingServings: 8The classic sweet-and-sharp flavor of fresh lemonade is easily complemented by a host of other ingredients. To prepare these infused lemonades, simply pick a flavor combination below, then combine it with the base recipe at the bottom. For best flavor, be sure to let the mixture chill for at least 2 hours. And to keep it from getting watery, don't ice it in the pitcher.___FOR HERBAL:1/4 cup fresh lemon verbena leaves1 tablespoon fresh lemon thyme2 tablespoons fresh mint leavesNutrition information per serving: 50 calories; 0 calories from fat (0 percent of total calories); 0 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 15 mg sodium; 16 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 14 g sugar; 0 g protein.___FOR CUCUMBER:1 medium cucumber, peeled and seeded2 tablespoons chopped fresh mintNutrition information per serving: 60 calories; 0 calories from fat (0 percent of total calories); 0 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 15 mg sodium; 16 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 15 g sugar; x g protein.___FOR MIXED MELON:1 cup cut watermelon1 cup cut honeydew or cantaloupe melon, or a mixNutrition information per serving: 60 calories; 0 calories from fat (0 percent of total calories); 0 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 20 mg sodium; 19 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 17 g sugar; 0 g protein.___FOR MANGO-CHILI:1 cup fresh mango chunks1 to 2 serrano chilies (remove seeds for less heat)Nutrition information per serving: 60 calories; 0 calories from fat (0 percent of total calories); 0 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 15 mg sodium; 19 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 17 g sugar; 0 g protein.___FOR MIXED BERRY:2 cups fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries or a combination)Nutrition information per serving: 70 calories; 0 calories from fat (0 percent of total calories); 0 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 15 mg sodium; 19 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 16 g sugar; 0 g protein.___BASE LEMONADE:1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 4 to 6 lemons)1/2 cup honeyPinch of saltCold waterChoose the flavor you'd like to infuse your lemonade with. Combine those ingredients in a blender, then add the base lemonade ingredients, the lemon juice, sugar or honey, and salt. Blend until very smooth. Transfer to a 1/2-gallon pitcher, pouring it through a fine mesh strainer. Add enough water to bring the volume to the top of the pitcher. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Stir well and serve over ice.Blackfoot, IDNo author availableCrank your lemonade cred with 5 easy sweet-tart infusionsBlackfoot Morning offers tips for holiday weekend2015-05-22T18:58:38-04:002015-05-22T18:58:38-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsCamping: Most BLM campgrounds throughout Idaho are open and ready for the weekend. Please keep these tips in mind:• BLM campsites in Idaho are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis; online reservations are not offered.• Recreation use fees are in effect for many established BLM sites; please be responsible.• Please remember to be considerate of other campers and recognize established quiet hours at designated camping site, stay on existing roads and trials, “leave no trace” and “pack it out.”• If you choose to camp at a dispersed site, please select a site that is already established and at least 100 feet away from water sources, and dispose of human waste properly (away from water and in a 6-inch or deeper hole).River Etiquette: Although you may find solitude along Idaho’s rivers and lakes, you will not be alone, so please be courteous to others. Busy launch sites and congested water traffic can be avoided if everyone practices a few simple courtesies, such as ramp manners, quietness and “sharing the water.” Here are some simple tips that will help:• If the river ramp is busy, please wait your turn and use the ramp only for loading and unloading.• Please completely prepare your craft before approaching the boat ramp.• Allow others to go before you if they are waiting with a loaded boat in the water.• Never block a ramp with an unattended watercraft or vehicle.• After getting your craft into the water, move it to the end of the dock so others can launch and then proceed with your river trip as soon as possible to avoid congestion at the launch site and docks.Hiking, Biking and OHVs: It is estimated that more than 19,000 trails abound in Idaho. Whether you are interested in hiking on foot, bicycling or traveling by off-highway vehicle, Idaho BLM public lands have something for you to explore. These tips will enhance your visit:• Watch the weather! Many roads that access trails become impassable when wet!• When using motorized equipment, stay on designated roads and trails.• Be courteous and do not disturb wildlife.• In the backcountry, use a backpack stove instead of building a fire.• Don’t wash your dishes in streams.• Pack out what you pack in.Public lands are often located in your backyard, so get out and explore the outdoors, it’s yours! Blackfoot, IDMORNING NEWSBLM offers tips for holiday weekendBlackfoot Morning