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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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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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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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BLACKFOOT–Tuesday's city council meeting was standard. Those in attendance were able to hear some interesting aspects of the council system and how the Mayor and council vote on items. This meeting was quickly put together to vote on final items before the first of the year.

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BLACKFOOT– Wednesday night, December 11 was the Christmas party for Blackfoot's Rotary. It was an auspicious occasion because it also was the 100 year anniversary of the club being founded in Blackfoot. The back room of Tommy Vaughans was packed with holiday cheer and laughter as everyone ta…

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BLACKFOOT– The Candy Jar is now home to numerous incredible works of art from members of the community. The artists showed their works to the community and patrons were able to sample some of the famous fudge from the shop. A harpist played beautiful music while people looked at the art work…

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BLACKFOOT– When one looks at documentaries about the ocean or watching movies about deep sea diving, one can imagine what it might be like. Not for Doug Hoksbergen, his dream of being a deep sea diver was born when he first saw "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." For years the image of the diver…

BLACKFOOT– Christmas cheer can come in many forms for people. Some of the unique aspects of Christmas is the memories of past holidays. One local author has written a few Christmas memories that were shared in three novels which were printed in 2006, 2008, and 2009. These novels are a conglo…

BLACKFOOT– The Blackfoot Public Library will be doing the "Let's Talk About It Program" which is funded by a grant from the Idaho Commission for Libraries, Idaho Humanities Council and support from U.S. Bank. Each year libraries across the state can apply for the grant and fifteen libraries …

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…

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…

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…

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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    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…

BLACKFOOT– Blackfoot High School is home to some very popular classes. One of these classes, in its first year is Interior Design and Fashion Design. Camber Lewis is the teacher of these unique classes and has had over 180 students sign up. "When we found out we could do the class, I was afr…

SOUTHEAST IDAHO– Local southeast Idaho Marines and military heroes have a proud place among the public. Blackfoot recently broke ground for the upcoming Veterans Cemetery, as well as supporting numerous veterans associations for those in need. Even though there are hundreds of veterans who c…

I had the pleasure of going on a research investigation with Pocatello Paranormal Society. It was formed in Pocatello but they have been doing investigations all over Idaho and Utah. The crew had the opportunity to investigate a local bowling alley that was having incidents of orbs, people b…

BLACKFOOT– "When witches go riding and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers 'tis near Halloween" this quote stirs the cauldron of imagination during Halloween. The trick or treaters are coming and businesses are gussying up their stores and storefronts to welcome this spooky hol…

BLACKFOOT– Some of the best memories of Halloween as a child are of the candy haul, dumping the contents on the floor to get a better look at what treasures one received, bartering candy with siblings or parents, and the inevitable sugar high. Halloween memories change for many people as one…

SOUTHEAST IDAHO– The Pocatello Paranormal Society was created in 2010 after Lynn Southworth and Colleen O'Hara had moved to Pocatello. They had met on a Ghost Hunters watch page and their love of ghost hunting made quick friends. When they moved to Pocatello they were quickly joined by Bob B…

BLACKFOOT– Even though there are not any of the signature Halloween stores in the area, one can still find a relatively good spread of costumes at Walmart and Deseret Industries. There are numerous trends that are coming to light from the amount of searches and popular video games, which are…

BLACKFOOT– Rockford received some happy news when the Big Idaho Potato Truck made a stop at the elementary school. The weather cooperated and even though it was cold, there were squeals of delight as the children were released from their classrooms to take a look at the giant spud.

BLACKFOOT– Many people may have seen the Rogue Pizza truck parked at the Oakridge Shell Station on airport road. The owner and operator of the truck is Kyler Anderson. Even though he has been in service for about a month he has had support from the community. 

BLACKFOOT– History is a fascination for many people. With the Halloween holiday fast approaching there are some historical and even local histories that are interesting to learn about. Halloween has had a rocky history with religion and history.

Binary Cocoa is a Southeast Idaho gaming company that sprang up in 2016. Joseph Brower, with a couple of other friends, created the company from their love of games. Their first games that were created were all digital, hence the name Binary, and they also say their games are sweet, which ma…

BLACKFOOT– High school is an integral time for many people. The Blackfoot High School, Class of 1949 is still holding the tradition of class reunions. Friday, September 27 was the 70th class reunion for these Blackfoot Broncos. Even though there were only nine in attendance, the stories were…

BLACKFOOT–TJ Boyer and her husband David Boyer moved to the area a little while ago after researching support for their autistic 12 year-old son. They really liked how there was a lot of support in Pocatello and Idaho Falls. They decided to move to Blackfoot, and found that there was little …

BLACKFOOT– The Cedar Hills Gun Club is having their annual sight-in day. This club has been a part of Blackfoot history for many years. The sight-in day has been happening for many years. It is one of the times during the year that non-members can come in and experience the lower covered ran…

IDAHO FALLS– Tarot reading has become more mainstream in the last few years and there are a lot of people who are grateful it is becoming more accepted. Heather Frederick is the proprietor of Awakening in You on Facebook and Instagram. She is a magic inclined tarot reader who reads where a p…

BLACKFOOT– There have been a lot of people confused about the new 'star' identification card. As people are looking to get their license renewed they will see a large poster detailing the star card and what is needed to attain it. The deadline for having a star card is October 1, 2020. There…

BINGHAM COUNTY–The Eastern Idaho State Fair brought a lot of people together. Many people love seeing the animals while others love riding the rides. There is a wide range of people who prefer to peruse the antiques that have been brought in. Cherie George has been a collector of unique antiques. 

BLACKFOOT– Vaping has become a very hot-button topic for many people. Vaping, for those who are unaware, is the term for individuals who use e-cigarettes. Instead of a cigarette paper rolled around a mixture of tobacco and other things, a type of oily liquid is used. The machine that creates…

BLACKFOOT–September is national child passenger safety week and there is a lot of material available for parents and guardians to ensure their little ones are safe in transit. It is estimated that 59% of car seats and 20% of booster seats are installed or used improperly Car seat safety is a…

BLACKFOOT– There are many readers who may remember the article about Angela Woods and her horses Renegade and Starbuck. Woods and her horses have been working very hard to reach the coast and were relatively close to their goal before tragedy struck. Renegade has received a significant torn …

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