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Idaho’s Gold Emblem Produce shares the amazing process for packing potatoes. Philip Simpson, CEO, talks in this video, explaining how potatoes enter and leave the processing plant after they’re ready to eat.

BLACKFOOT– Peak Family Medicine opened a few months ago and it has been a positive experience for many of the patients who have been able to take part. Dr. Bryce Moser, D.O. and Daniel Barney opened the office with the help of Brianne Mecham. Even though there are only three of them their fa…

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During a chamber luncheon military, and local organizations that have been supportive of military service, were honored at the banquet hall in Blackfoot’s Elks Lodge.

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    At approximately 8:00 am this morning, Bonneville County Sheriff's Deputies and Idaho Falls Fire responded to the intersection of 113th S. and 1st E. to a two vehicle injury crash, one of which had caught fire.  The first arriving Deputy located a female, later identified as 37 year old …

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BLACKFOOT – A group of Blackfoot locals made the trip across the state to experience the military life for a two-day excursion known as Boss Lift. The Boss Lift program was designed to bring supervisors and business owners onto a military base and experience what the men and women in uniform…

IDAHO FALLS– Ronald McDonald's House Charities helps thousands of families every year. Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC) was pleased to have a ribbon cutting on September 5, for the their brand new Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho (RMHC), family room. This  family room is…

BLACKFOOT– Allergens are becoming a big worry for many people and foods with extra preservatives are not helping anyone. Mom's Place Gluten Free is a dedicated gluten free, non gmo, and no preservatives,  company which allows for a more homemade feeling with foods many celiacs miss. They are…

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On September 05, 2019 at about 7:45 p.m. County Deputies noticed a silver Volkswagen jetta strike a parked car then drove off.  Deputies went after the vehicle attempting to get them to stop.  One County deputy that was on foot stopped the vehicle then the vehicle tried to run over the deput…

BLACKFOOT– Divine Dreams by Dawnita is one of the unique persons that has taken part in the Soul to Sole booth at the fair. She was at the fair for one day only, but does consultations on her website and Facebook. Dreams have always held her fascination and Dawnita has been cultivating her t…

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On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at 4:44 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash on northbound Interstate 15 at milepost 97.9, north of Blackfoot.

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BLACKFOOT – Local supporters of a small food pantry that has been set up on the corner of Birch Street and Judicial Street is in need of supplies, according to Dawn Roth. Just as other humanitarian services local to the area sometimes need community support, this pantry too can use the peopl…

BLACKFOOT-Some of the metaphysical things at the fair can be found at Soul to Sole booth. Angelica Lopez has taken part in the festivities and has been giving readings to individuals who stop by. 

BLACKFOOT- This year the Eastern Idaho State Fair is offering holistic healing vendors at the Soul to Sole tent on the Northern side of the fairgrounds. The world is full of ailments that are being treated by things that are not healthy to the body. Holistic healing is a form of healing that…

BLACKFOOT– The Eastern Idaho State Fair brings a lot of fascinating individuals into the city. Carnival workers, booths for every type of thing one could possibly want, and of course food. There are some big ticket acts performing on the big stage, but even though they are great, one cannot …

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During the evening of August 29, 2019, a shooting took place northwest of Blackfoot, near 600 West, 300 North, in Bingham County.  The allegations at this time are that a female suspect brought a handgun with her into the residence of a male suspect. Some contact took place between the indiv…

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Breaking News: The shooting did not occur within city limits or near the fairgrounds at 9:15 last night. The Blackfoot Police Department and Bingham County Sheriff's office are encouraging people to feel comfortable coming to the fair and enjoying what there is to offer. There are numerous s…

BLACKFOOT– With the days growing ever closer of the Eastern Idaho State Fair there are many people who are excited to eat the food, play on the rides, see the animals, but for some they love seeing the entertainment on the stages around the fairgrounds. Trevor and Lorena: Comedy Magic are go…

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BLACKFOOT – Friday brings with it a kick off of the Eastern Idaho State Fair as well as the beginning of Labor Day weekend. Some will be headed out of town to enjoy the last three-day weekend of the summer while others will be making trips around the fair. This year, EISF plans to bring ever…

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All 34 students at Lillian Vallely school in Blackfoot seemed amazed and grateful about the donation the school received today for $2500. Doug Eddington, Chairman Of the Board, said all of this money will go to the general fund for the education of the students. Upon walking into the school …

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“Broadway Bound is set to ‘burn down‘ The NuArt!” Eric Bucklein, set design/builder for the show joked about this picture Wednesday morning.

BLACKFOOT– The Tribal Youth Education Program was created and implemented in 2005 to help address and identify educational issues affecting American Indian youth in kindergarten through 12 grade. This program has been implemented in Fort Hall, Idaho and there are advocates who travel to the …

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Steve Faulkner explained that both the senior center and the food pantry in Blackfoot are extremely important to the community because of all the great things they do for residents. On August 26, veterans donated $250 to the senior center in Blackfoot and $250 to the local food pantry. They …

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While on a routine call for service two gentlemen approached Blackfoot officers asking if the of Blackfoot is always so windy. “No, it is not gentleman!” an officer replied. While speaking with these bicyclists the policemen learned that the bicyclists are traveling from Astoria, Oregon all …

BLACKFOOT- A recent preliminary hearing has reignited some interest in the public. It is not often when a case involves a failure to report a death and elder abuse. Two preliminary hearings were held August 22 regarding the death of Naoma Ware. Harley Howell has been charged with two counts.…

BLACKFOOT– Music is extremely important to the development of a child's brain. A study that was done at the University of Southern California's Brain and Creativity Institute, found musical experiences in childhood can accelerate brain development, particularly in language acquisition and re…

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On Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at 8:05 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a crash on U.S. Highway 91 at N 400 E, just south of Firth, in Bingham County. A juvenile was driving a 1996 Ford F150 southbound on Highway 91 and attempted to make a left turn onto N 400 E. Behind this vehicle, Alan…

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It's week three for voting for your favorite food at the Eastern Idaho State Fair! We've removed some of the entries, and the list keeps getting smaller until the on stage voting Sept 2, 2019. Come back and vote for your favorite every day, or select a new favorite food item each day! Only o…

BLACKFOOT―There are some amazing opportunities around Idaho and one especially in Blackfoot. The Funny Farm Animal Sanctuary has been working on getting its non-profit status up and running. They have already made an impact on the lives of animals in their care. Some people are unaware of wh…

BLACKFOOT– The news has been rife with judgements on the Second Amendment and how people want to get rid of gun rights. There has been a lot of fear: whether of the unknown or of guns in general. This is not a good way to live one's life. Shane Johnson is a firearms instructor in Bingham Cou…

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St. Bernard’s Church (Blackfoot) and St. Kateri’s Chapel (Fort Hall) held a festival for Bingham County where everyone could enjoy live music, amazing performances, great food and fun activities on Sunday, August 18.

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BLACKFOOT – Don't be surprised if while driving around the town and there is a an Idaho Transportation Department truck marking the lanes with new paint. This seems to be a running theme annually just weeks before the Eastern Idaho State Fair.

BLACKFOOT–Premier Technology is one of the largest employers in Southeast Idaho. They currently employ over 300 people, and with strong wages, healthcare plans, retirement opportunities, advancement opportunities, and on the job trainings, they are a boon to anyone who works for them. The Co…

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ITD will be completing exit ramp/on ramp repair work on I-15 at exit 93 starting September 8, 2019 through September 21, 2019. Exit and on-ramps will be closed at 93. All exiting traffic into Blackfoot will need to use the South Blackfoot exit (89) as an alternate route into Blackfoot. Exit …

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BLACKFOOT – The College of Eastern Idaho (CEI) provides firefighters throughout the state the opportunity to train in adverse situations that mimic real scenarios that they may experience during an actual structural fire. Each of the three trailers that are checked out from CEI come equipped…

BLACKFOOT– The Blackfoot Library implemented their summer reading program "A Universe of Stories" at the beginning of June. The participants had to keep track of their reading through logs and could even get entries for prizes after completing tasks. The program began registering the first w…

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BLACKFOOT – There are only 18 days left until the Eastern Idaho State Fair (EISF) and some of the largest attractions for the younger generation are the copious amounts of amusement park rides that travel to Blackfoot. This year, like most years in the past, Butler Amusements will be the com…

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With only days left until the Eastern Idaho State Fair, what will be your first food stop?

The Eastern Idaho State Fair brings out many different food vendors, and everyone has a favorite. What's yours?

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