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The Snake River High School Library has offerings for numerous book-worms as well as family nights. Every other month they offer a family night which is completely free for those who come. January's offering was the "Roaring 20's." This night was a lot of fun for people involved. The Snake R…

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Idaho State Police is on scene of a crash on southbound Interstate 15 at milepost 92.5, in Blackfoot.  The left lane is blocked.

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On January 20, 2020, at approximately 6:00 A.M., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash on westbound US30 near milepost 451, in Bear Lake County, four miles west of the Idaho/Wyoming border. 

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Members of Camp Magical Moments and the Community Dinner Table were excited Saturday, January 18, when they both received some welcome assistance. 

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Calling all creative and artistic students who are home for another “snow day!” Draw a picture of our winter weather in Idaho...a snowman, drifting snow, snow angels, mittens and scarves, school buses in the snow...whatever says “Snow Day” to you! Submit these works of art by posting a pictu…

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You're invited to Family Night at Snake River School/Community Library. This will be held on Monday, Jan. 20 at 6:30 P.M. Their theme is the Roaring 20's! Not only that, but the high school jazz band will be there to perform songs from the 1920's. The dance team will also be performing and t…

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The Idaho State Police are advising motorists of winter driving conditions in Idaho Falls and the surrounding areas. Check with www.511.idaho.gov or dial 511 on your cell phone for any road closures. 

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Congratulations to Superintendent David Kerns who received the Paul Harris Fellow Award from the Blackfoot Rotary. This award honors individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris.

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The Wall that Heals is a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. This wall travels around the country and makes stop in local cities. Blackfoot has been honored by this decision and will be having the wall in the city from September 24-27 at Jensen's Grove.

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BLACKFOOT– Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center (BCCLC) is in the process of doing their yearly research project on how a city is run. The learning unit involves students researching what goes into planning and zoning, etiquette in council meetings, and how to work with others. 

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BLACKFOOT – This year will be the eleventh annual talent show of Bingham’s Got Talent.  This event is organized by a Relay for Life team, Angels Among Us, which is a part of Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist Church in Blackfoot.

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BLACKFOOT– It is that time of year again, when people are checking their mailboxes every day for their W-2 or other tax information. There are some great tax preparation options in the area including H&R Block and other individuals who take time out of their year to help people get the p…

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On January 11, 2020 at 8:37 P.M. Idaho State Police responded to a slide-off southbound I15 at mile post 68 in Pocatello, due to a 2015 Dodge Dart sliding off the road.  The Dodge was occupied by Raymond Aguirre, 29, and Bobbie Jo Torres, 24, of Pocatello.  Prior to police arrival a passerby…

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Idaho public health officials are reporting that two Idaho children have died from influenza-related causes. One child lived in northern Idaho and the other in eastern Idaho. The Department of Health and Welfare and Idaho public health districts are also investigating reports of the death of…

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BLACKFOOT– After the tragic death of the owner of Taco Time, the business is now getting ready to reopen. Jake Whiting, who has been working at Taco Time for many years, has bought the franchise rights. There has been a lot of legwork to get ready for reopening. 

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BLACKFOOT– There have been a lot of people who are growing increasingly concerned with the news that the Idaho National Guard troops including the 116 Cavalry Brigade Combat Team, are being sent to Germany. Many people believe that they are being sent after the death of Qassem Soleimani, who…

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REXBURG– Larry and Kay Woodcock, are the grandparents of Joshua (JJ) Vallow and Tylee Ryan who have been deemed missing since a welfare check was attempted on November 26, 2019. At the behest of the Woodcocks a press conference was held at the Rexburg Standard Journal at 11:30 A.M. The FBI w…

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BLACKFOOT–At the turn of the century, the public is being told of a new issues that could possibly arise during the year. There has always been hints about fraud when it comes to signing receipts, checks, and even legal paperwork. When signing legal documents there is always a small fear in …

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BLACKFOOT– Melissa Johnson and Ashley Barker have been enjoying the first two months of their thrift store business Olive to Thrift. They opened in November and through the holidays they have had a nice mixture of customers from the community as well as from those visiting with their familie…

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“Best Of” is back for 2020! Please visit bestofbingham.com to nominate your favorite Bingham businesses.  🎉

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BLACKFOOT – The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial along with a mobile Education Center, will be in Blackfoot from Thursday September 24 through Sunday, September 27, 2020. The exhibit will be on display at a Blackfoot location to be determined an…

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BLACKFOOT– There was an outrage over raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21. Within the last ten days local people have been taking to social media to vent their frustrations with the new law. The law was signed as a part of a spending package for President Trump. Along wit…

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BLACKFOOT– Starting January 1, 2020 when registering one's vehicle, there will be a check on insurance for the vehicle. Idaho Code 49-1234 was passed during a 2019 Idaho legislative session. This requires that vehicle owners will need to have proof of insurance for two consecutive months or …

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BLACKFOOT, Idaho – January 1, 2020 – Grove Creek Medical Center is happy to announce that the first baby born at the hospital in 2020 has arrived. Blackfoot couple Charlynn and Ivan Perkes welcomed Grant, their sixth child, into the world on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 2:26 a.m.

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I wanted to be their friends.  Things have been like this for as long as I can remember.  The two women and a lady I call “the Snoot” laughed and talked.  They looked so happy except when they looked at me. I stood next to the car and tried talking to those three ladies.

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RECENT UPDATES: On December 30, the Rexburg Police Department published a press release which stated some new sobering information about Lori Vallow. From the release, "We are aware that in the weeks after Tammy Daybell’s death, Lori Vallow/Daybell and Chad Daybell told witnesses that Lori’s…

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WASHINGTON–A recent report was submitted by Governor Inslee about the Lower Snake River Dams and the complexities and dangers of dam breaching. The report comes at a time when a crack in a concrete sill was noticed on a dam on the lower Columbia River in September. Commerce was halted at a c…

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On December 27, 2019 at about 9:31 pm the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office received a call for a welfare check at a residence North West of Blackfoot.  When officers arrived they could see a person sitting in a chair.  They had to breach the door so they could check on the people in the house…

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On Thursday, December 26, 2019, at approximately 3:33 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle injury crash southbound US91 at the intersection of West 65th South, north of Shelley.  

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BLACKFOOT– The board of trustees came together on Monday to discuss some final issues of the year. They approved the agenda and approved the final septic system construction payment of  $83,884.18.  This was their eighth and final payment on the system.

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BLACKFOOT- Many students at the elementary schools were all aflutter when Santa Claus came calling. There are so many people who like to become Santa Claus for the holidays. One Santa who had the time in his duties to talk. “I love becoming Santa for these children. They make know me in real…

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BLACKFOOT– David Cannon spoke to local Rotarians recently about a case he had been called to defend. The case had become a cold case over the years and a random turn of events caused the case to resurface. Walter James Mason grew up as a professional bull rider and rancher. He was a champion…

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The first two deaths among Idaho residents this influenza season have been reported to the Department of Health and Welfare. Two women in northern Idaho, both over the age of 70 years, died from flu-related causes.

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Mrs. Vogler‘s class came in first place, gathering 476 food items alone. Rockford Elementary, as a whole, collectively raised 1030 food items for people in the community this holiday season.

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