The Daily Press Blackfoot Morning News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-03-06T23:44:29-05:00 calendar2015-03-06T23:44:29-05:002015-03-06T23:44:29-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning News• “March for Meals” campaign, a yearly fundraiser to support the Meals-On-Wheels program, will launch with the 15th annual Elks sponsored pancake breakfast. The breakfast will be held at the senior center from 7-11 a.m.• Neon Nerd Night all area high school dance party from 8:30-11 p.m. at the ISU Students Union Ballroom. Free T-Shirts for the first 100 students. Must have high school ID to enter. Dance, activities, and appetizers. Sponsored by the Idaho Meth Project.• Breakfast at the Blackfoot Municipal Airport at 8 a.m. Everyone welcome. Cost is $5 per person.mar 8• Hector and the Search for Happiness will be shown at 3, 5:15 and 7:30 p.m. in the Bengal Theater at the ISU Pond Student Union. Based on the best selling book of the same name, a psychiatrist experiences a mid-life crisis, and decides to search for happiness across the globe.  The Chicago Sun-Times calls the movie, “An ultimately uplifting fable that makes an intelligent examination into the meaning of life.” (Rated R) Admission is $2 for the public, or $1 for ISU students. For trailer and more information, go to, IDNo author availableWeekend calendarBlackfoot Morning teachers get technology training2015-03-06T23:34:03-05:002015-03-06T23:34:03-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsHunt was one of five winners who were given $100,000 in Farmers Insurance "Dream Big" challenge. The new technology was purchased from this challenge. Blackfoot, IDNo author availableStoddard teachers get technology trainingBlackfoot Morning residents, with wood to burn, among top polluters 
2015-03-06T19:08:51-05:002015-03-06T19:08:51-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lists Oregon, Idaho and Washington as seventh, eighth and ninth respectively in per capita emissions.The three states share chilly climates, a tradition of wood burning, and lots of national forest land with easy access and where U.S. Forest Service managers appreciate the removing of some trees to reduce potential forest fires."We have a very large fuel wood cutting program and a large public that takes advantage of it," said Julie Thomas, spokeswoman for the Sawtooth National Forest in Idaho. "For a lot of folks, it helps them reduce the cost of purchasing heat in the wintertime."Wood burning is also popular in Oregon, where that state's Department of Environmental Quality found that a third of residents in the densely populated Portland region burn wood.Marcia Danab, an agency spokeswoman, said southeast Portland as well as some other areas of the state that experience inversions have problems with wood smoke. Health agencies issue alerts when it's unhealthy to be outside.To alleviate the problem the state, she said, in 2009 enacted a law requiring uncertified woodstoves to be removed and destroyed when a home is sold."The newer stoves that conform to EPA standards put out far less particulates," Danab said.That's the kind that a Washington state company called Rich's For The Home sells at its five store locations in that state.Beth Urban, an assistant manager at the company's Lynnwood store, said the state has some of the strictest standards for wood stove emissions. To meet those standards, the new stoves use what Urban called secondary reburns that eliminate many of the particles.She also said the stoves, while more expensive, in the long run save money because they're more efficient, some models using half the wood to produce the same amount of heat as older stoves.The stoves come in various materials, with soapstone being the most expensive. Urban said prices range from $3,000 to $4,000 for a soapstone stove, but they are also among the most attractive and effective at distributing heat.Blackfoot, IDMORNING NEWSNorthwest residents, with wood to burn, among top polluters 
Blackfoot Morning OF THE DAY: 7 Tips For Delicious Burgers2015-03-06T14:31:46-05:002015-03-06T14:31:46-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDNo author availableVIDEO OF THE DAY: 7 Tips For Delicious BurgersBlackfoot Morning volunteers at SRJS get results2015-03-05T23:04:37-05:002015-03-05T23:04:37-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsOfficials from the Blackfoot Community Center and Snake River Junior High obtained the three-year grant in 2014. “Every school in Idaho is measured by the Idaho Stars Report,” said Ashlee Howell, Executive Director of the Blackfoot Community Center. “This report anticipates students to grow by so many points.“We blew past our anticipated goals,” she said.Blackfoot, IDNo author availableAmeriCorps volunteers at SRJS get resultsBlackfoot Morning'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' comes to SRHS2015-03-05T22:58:41-05:002015-03-05T12:26:22-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDNo author available'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' comes to SRHSBlackfoot Morning Grizzly brings Idaho Day to Rockford Elementary2015-03-04T23:34:24-05:002015-03-04T23:34:24-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsNatalie 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. She showed and demonstrated a wide variety of items to the Rockford students, including hats—both fur and beaver—skins, hides, blankets, dresses, turtle purses, jewelry, musical instruments, games and toys, a block of tea, knives, a musket and more. "How was a porcupine tail used?" asked Bergevin. "To brush hair." Blackfoot, IDNo author availableGrandmother Grizzly brings Idaho Day to Rockford ElementaryBlackfoot Morning hearing prompts administrative changes in utility collections 2015-03-04T00:35:31-05:002015-03-04T00:35:31-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsThe city was kicking around the idea of "requiring that utilities be kept in the landlord or property owner's name" in an effort to cut down on collections and lost revenue mostly from renters who move out and skip out on their bills. Instead, it looks like the city will try some administrative changes to help the solve the problem. It's estimated that the city loses about $25,000 a year in unpaid utilitiesCity utility assistant Elisa Oats and nearly a dozen landlords offered some ideas to help the city keep up on the collections. Blackfoot, IDLISA LETEPublic hearing prompts administrative changes in utility collections Blackfoot Morning hosts open house on levy2015-03-03T01:19:03-05:002015-03-03T01:19:03-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsThe district is asking patrons to support a $2.6 million levy based on recommendations by the "Financial Advisory Committee." Blackfoot patrons have supported a supplemental levy since 1981. The levy needs to be approved every two years. The last levy, for $1.975 million, was approved by voters in March of 2013. This is the first request for an increase in the levy since 2007.Blackfoot, IDLISA LETEBlackfoot hosts open house on levyBlackfoot Morning River trustee positions open2015-03-01T23:46:19-05:002015-03-01T23:46:19-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsSchool 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.If interested in running for either of these positions in the Snake River School Board District, packets are available beginning today, March 2, at the Snake River District Office, 900 W. 100 S. in Blackfoot. Call the district office at (208) 684-3001 for more information.Blackfoot, IDLESLIE MIELKESnake River trustee positions openBlackfoot Morning