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On May 22, homicide suspect Jonathan Llana (photo attached) shot and killed a person in Utah, on I-84 in Northern Utah (Rattlesnake Pass).

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On May 19, 2019, at 5:35 P.M., Idaho State Police investigated a single-vehicle fatality crash on Interstate 15 at mile marker 25, north of Malad. Janice Breitenfeldt, 61, of Whitehall, Montana, was driving northbound on interstate 15 in a 2000 Ford Excursion pulling a 33 foot camp trailer. …

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On Sunday night at approximately 2:30 p.m., a Pocatello police officer was patrolling in the area of South Johnson Street in Pocatello when he observed an individual he believed to have a warrant for his arrest. The officer confirmed that the suspect, Michael Leigh, 34 years old, of Pocatell…


BLACKFOOT – The Kirk Academy will be hosting a dance recital at Snake River High School on May 18 and May 20 starting at 6 p.m. The recital will begin with cultural dances from places like Africa, China, and Ukraine, all decorated with the traditional clothing that comes from each culture.

Greg Horton explains how necessary it is for State Hospital South to have a new gymnasium, and shows plans for the facility. Many people go to the skilled nursing facility as the last place they will ever live. This gymnasium will afford them amenities they may not otherwise be able to have.…


BLACKFOOT – Saturday at high noon, mothers met for tea at the Blackfoot Elks Lodge in anticipation to hear the winners of the annual Does scholarships announced. Congratulations were had for both Jovanny Garcia and Krystina Shumaker as they were presented with scholarships for their college …


On Sunday, May 12, 2019, at 1:44 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash eastbound on I86 at mile marker 62, near Chubbuck.


 Over 900 kids showed up to learn about planting seeds, running tractors and swathers, milking cows, and much more about agriculture. Teachers and volunteers said the event was a resounding success.


Speakers during the 2019 Mayors Scholarship Gala inspire students to attain degrees and pursue their dreams.


BLACKFOOT – When it comes to taxes and annexation points of view are generally polarized, either one is in favor or against with little to no middle ground. Blackfoot's treasurer Holly Powell presented information on Tuesday that could pose serious implications that may affect future growth …


BLACKFOOT – Tuesday evening at the Blackfoot City Council meeting had plans to discuss a topic that polarizes most crowds; using a cell phone while driving. The topic of hands-free cellular use continues to be a hot button item in most communities, but lacks any state oversight on the issue.

BLACKFOOT – Soon to be retiring Police Chief Kurt Asmus fixes the wiring to the City Hall speaker system Tuesday Night after the council meeting. The speaker wires had to be cut to prevent a second meeting taking place in the council board room. Future chief, Scott Gay supervises as Asmus re…


SHELLEY – Friday started off a little brisk, but farming was in the air. Children from the Shelley elementary schools went on a field trip and greeted by the members of Shelley High School's Future Farmers of America.

BLACKFOOT – Students at Independence High School were surprised by visitors on Thursday morning. Hustle and bustle filled the gymnasium as members of Idaho State University's staff made their way to the stage.

BLACKFOOT – Men and women of the armed forces take their duty with pride, even in retirement. A local man, retired Master Sergeant Fred Saunders of the United States Air Force continues to exemplify those traits. His mission: to bring the traveling Vietnam War memorial known as "The Wall tha…

BLACKFOOT – An exciting new family event was announced Monday afternoon at Ridge Crest Elementary by Doug Bitter, the school's principal. Drawing on his experience from working in Idaho Falls' District 91, where the entire district does an event known as "One District, One Book," he wanted t…


 Congratulations to all of the kids who won design-an-ad. These two children from Stalker Elementary talk about their experience with the contest. 

BLACKFOOT – The annual airport meeting held at McCarley Field airport in Blackfoot covered some important items. Most notably, the potential requirement by the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) to move the greenbelt away from the runway.


On Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 7:40 p.m. Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash on Rio Vista Rd and Lacey Road in Bannock County, northwest of Chubbuck. Jole Wright, 27, of American Falls was driving a 2005 Ford F250 pickup truck pulling a trailer westbound on Lacey Road when he fa…

BLACKFOOT – April 30 will be a day for the record books for one City of Blackfoot employee, as he walks through the doors of city hall one more time before hanging it up. Richard Mangum, Blackfoot Public Works Director, will be retiring from a career of nearly 38 years.

BLACKFOOT – It would appear that the weather held out for those signed up for the motorcycle run for the Descendents Riders Club's first annual family fundraiser held on Saturday, April 20. Riders leathered up, strapped helmets on, fired bikes up, and made their way for Ririe, all in the nam…

FORT HALL – Last Thursday, two students from Shoshone Bannock High School achieved a feat that only one other student from the school has ever accomplished; they were awarded the Road Scholarship from Idaho State University. The winners of the scholarship are Jalisa Jack and Demecia Pine.

FORT HALL – Blackfoot School Board met at Fort Hall Elementary on Thursday evening and were met with warming welcomes from the staff and students in attendance. The meeting kicked off with students of Fort Hall Elementary speaking to the board about the events going on at the school, and the…

BLACKFOOT – On Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m. kids ranging from itty bitty crawling around to those old enough to stay up till to midnight on New Years' Eve, will be gathering at Jensen Grove.

BLACKFOOT – On March 5, the Morning News dispenser located in front of Martha's Cafe was stolen. With no clues or leads to go off of, it was expected that this piece of equipment was long gone.

There are many plays out in the world that provide everyone something they enjoy. On April 16 through the 19 located at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints church on 520 N Shilling Avenue, starting at 7:30 p.m. there will be a performance of "The Viking Misadventure." 

As the much-needed construction project on I-15 continues near Fort Hall, traffic has been stopped multiple times during the past two days. If people are in a hurry, they may want to use Highway 91 instead of taking traditional routes. 

BLACKFOOT – Friday evening the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC) hosted the 11th annual Distinguished Dudes. The young gentlemen were allowed to show off their skills during the talent portion, as well as doing impromptu questions.

BLACKFOOT – With summer just around the corner, there are loads to be excited about, from summer sports programs, Celebrate Blackfoot, Music in the Park, and all the family fun festivities, there is definitely something for everyone.

BLACKFOOT – At a special school board meeting held by the Blackfoot School District looked as though it would be a repeat of the last few regarding the potential breach of open meeting laws. Chairman Dewayne Wren had sent an email on January 29, and had it carbon copied to all members of the…


 This will be such a great thing for the city—especially when more people achieve this honor. This helps the city have better chances of getting grants.

BLACKFOOT – Tuesday's planning and zoning meeting went off without a hitch. That is, the meeting never took off. With two of the five commissioners absent Tuesday evening, the agenda with five different action items had to be rolled over to the April 23 meeting.


Weather Alert Special Weather Statement issued April 08 at 9:03PM MDT by NWS Pocatello Emergencyemail.org.                                                                       ...LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS FROM ARCO TO MINIDOKA RACING EAST TOWARD IDAHO FALLS, BLACKFOOT, FORT HALL, AND POCATELLO …

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