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BLACKFOOT– The holiday season is a perfect time to do research into the past history of the region as well as what traditions have lasted throughout the years. Bingham County has numerous religions and ancestral histories that have come together to create a conglomeration of holiday traditio…

BLACKFOOT– The Christmas Tree Fantasy opened their doors December 4, in the Needlework building on the fairgrounds. The weather has been making it feel like Christmas around Bingham, but many people say the season hasn't begun until the Christmas Tree Fantasy has started. The building was fu…

BLACKFOOT– The Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce celebrated members of the community at the Gala on November 21. They have numerous awards for businesses and individuals who are integral to the community. The Best Foot Forward award is coveted and is given to an individual who serves the communi…

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If people live near Blackfoot they really should check out this light display. It’s just between Ridley’s and Walmart before the entrance to the freeway.

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On Monday, December 2, 2019, at 5:20 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash northbound on Interstate 15 at milepost 91, near Blackfoot.

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At this time, winter driving conditions are in effect. There is black ice in the north and southbound lanes of Interstate 15 from milepost 101 through milepost 130. Motorists are encouraged to use caution when driving through the area. As a reminder, current road conditions can be obtained b…

SOUTHEAST IDAHO– Kyeshia Hayward, 20, has been diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, severe pigmentary retinal dystrophy, bilateral, cystoid macular edema, ocular hypertension. This condition changes how the retina responds to light, making it hard to see. Many individuals lose their vision s…

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Santa rode around Blackfoot in a fire truck and visited several stores in the area. Kids can go visit him at the Santa shack (at the Blackfoot fire station) December 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, and 21 from 5 PM to 7 PM.

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On November 29, 2019, at approximately 5:22 p.m., Idaho State Police responded to a report of multiple crashes on Interstate 15 at milepost 95, just north of Blackfoot, with both northbound and southbound lanes being blocked. The lanes remained blocked for approximately 2 1/2 hours as the cr…

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During Monday's press briefing, a video was played, produced by the students at Lakeland High School in Rathdrum, Idaho.  The video drives home the tragic impact impaired driving has on local families.

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BLACKFOOT – The patients at State Hospital South look forward to a wonderful Christmas and holiday season each year; which is largely made possible by the kind and very generous contributions from individuals and organizations from around the area.

IDAHO FALLS– Michael Tidd, the owner and proprietor of ConFundrum Escape Rooms, has been in business since July 14, 2017. Tidd runs the business with his wife and children, on top of three other jobs. "I am just passionate about escape rooms and this passion transfers to my business." The es…

POCATELLO – Pocatello has been home to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since the 1980s. Bingham County is also excited for this updated facility, because of the job opportunities that will become available. A few years ago there were talks of closing the campus and relocating the o…

BLACKFOOT– Groveland Elementary has been recognized as one of the top performers for the 2018-2019 school year. The Idaho State Department of Education recognized Groveland Elementary for their at or above the 90th percentile in growth, achievement, and for student engagement.  Besides being…

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Fort Hall, Idaho- News Released November 19, 2019. On Monday at approximately 6:30pm Fort Hall Fire & EMS along with the Blackfoot Fire responded to a chimney fire in Lincoln Creek District on the Fort Hall Reservation (east of BLackfoot).  According to Fort Hall Fire Chief Eric King, “U…

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Don Weikert says he took a step at the post office in Blackfoot and the ground crumbled underneath him. After sustaining multiple injuries from the fall in July, he is still in physical therapy nearly 4 months later. He now stands in front of the building as the stairs are being replaced and…

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Want to give back this holiday season? Certain residents at The Willows (in Blackfoot) Have asked for some pretty small items. A small donation could go a long way! Below are the numbers of the residents and the items they would love to receive. Please bring items (either wrapped or unwrappe…

BLACKFOOT–Thursday's hearing for the City of Blackfoot versus Groveland Water and Sewer District was held with the proceedings heard by Judge Simpson. The lawsuit was brought to the forefront in the spring when new sewer hook-ups outside the city limits were asked to sign a consent annexatio…

BLACKFOOT– Tuesday's meeting with the Rotary, had Officer Greg Austin from the Blackfoot Police department discussing distracted driving. Most drivers today have only had education about distracted drying, while in Drivers Ed. The impacts of distracted driving is very apparent. Car crashes, …

BLACKFOOT–The Marine Corps birthday is coming up and the celebration in Pocatello at the Clarion Inn should be special for many Marines, as one says "There is no former Marines." as well as other branches of the military. During some research for the upcoming birthday, there were a few battl…

BLACKFOOT– The Blackfoot Wastewater Treatment Plant is an extremely important part of water treatment in the area. They have been able to start updating the machinery. Through the use of grants and other processes this much-needed update on phase two is beginning. The contractors have come t…

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 The Idaho Falls Police Department is investigating reports of a gunshot in the parking lot of the Hurricanes bar early this morning. Shortly after 1:30 a.m. on November 10th, Idaho Falls Police Dispatch received a report that a person may have fired a gun in the parking lot at 888 Holmes Avenue.

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 Just before 6:00am this morning Bonneville County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the Fall Creek Rd., approximately 1 mile from the Snake River Rd., to a report of a vehicle found crashed in the Creek bed.  Hunters in the area came upon the vehicle and could see a deceased individual trappe…

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Elisa Magagna, Publisher at The Morning News, played “Amazing Grace” on the violin for veterans in honor of Veterans Day, November, 2019. Shortly after the song, Mike Merlette, Commander of the American Legion post in Blackfoot, awarded Magagna with a plaque for “outstanding support of Ameri…

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The Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon at the Jason Lee Methodist Church had some amazing craft items and absolutely delicious food! It took place on November 9 from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M.

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    On Wednesday November 6th at approximately 6:45 am, Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 3200 E. block of E. Lincoln Rd  to a report of a Robbery.  Deputies arrived and made contact with the resident who told them upon answering a knock at the front door at approximately…

Firth High School loves the Veterans. Today they held their assembly to honor all those who were in their families, communities, and veterans who were serving abroad. The entire room was packed. The orchestra played the military salute to the services, which is a medley of each branches song…

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