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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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…

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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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…

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…

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 …

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…

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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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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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…

BLACKFOOT– It isn't often one finds a cake shop that has blown all others out of the water. Paisley Cakes in Blackfoot is one of those cake and dessert shops that have a variety of treats for the distinguished palate. They can even make gluten free cakes, which are better than anything groce…

In recent studies of young readers it was found that nearly one in four students with a below basic reading skill in third grade had not graduated by age 19. The first three years of schooling are critical in learning the skills to tackle advanced curricula. According to the statistics, 93 m…

BINGHAM COUNTY– One of the great things about traveling to renaissance faires is the people and vendors one meets. The owner of Black Wolf Blades is Mike Collins who has been a weapons collector ever since he was a kid. He started Black Wolf Blades in 1996 and a few years later he started go…

BLACKFOOT– Chelsea and Nick Torres love their kids and their personalities. Callie and Carter Torres made the news even before they were born. Chelsea found out the girls were conjoined in utero: there was a very slim chance, five to twenty percent, that they would survive. They moved to Tex…

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BLACKFOOT – Each year, students and families gear up for the start of school, whether here or abroad. With the start of the school year on the horizon, more families are needed to host children taking part in the foreign exchange program.

BLACKFOOT– Nic Transtrum opened the Blackhawk BBQ Pit food truck two weeks ago and has already had some great business. The family owned business blends a mix of southern flavors with personal creativity. The repeat business, even in the same day, shows Transtrum is doing something right.

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BLACKFOOT – Tuesday evening, Blackfoot’s McCarley Field Civil Air Patrol (CAP) squadron hosted the International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE) program while they make their trip through the United States. The group of young men and women traveled from different countries to experience the US, as…

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BLACKFOOT – Denise Mickelsen along with her two daughters have decided to get back on the bikes and hit the open road. Mickelsen is the activities coordinator at Gem Village and uses her time riding to and from work to reflect on her day, ponder the big picture, and take in the natural beaut…

RIGBY– This coming weekend the Snake River Renaissance Faire will be opening their doors for the public. The faire is veteran owned and the administrators will be donating their proceeds from the raffle to local veterans groups. 

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BLACKFOOT – Local youth and adult leaders of the Blackfoot South Stake left earlier in the week to head out on a four-day trek across the plains near Evanston, Wyoming. The children range between ages 12 and 17 to make the four-day, 25-mile journey in the same fashion that pioneers did in th…

Southeast Idaho is home to Alan Thompson. He has written a science fiction novel called "Creation Abomination" which looks at the ethical dilemmas involved in creating clones for harvesting stem cells. The main character, William Mears, has been working on his doctoral dissertation and hopes…

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BLACKFOOT – Bingham Academy (BA) continues to prepare for the 2019-2020 school year despite the buzz, questions, and concerns presented throughout media outlets. BA, a separate entity from Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center (BCCLC), has yet to be formally placed on the agenda at any…

BLACKFOOT– Scouting was founded in 1910 with the intent of educating youth across the United States. By 1922 it became the World Organization of the Scout Movement. 110 million Americans have been impacted by the Scouts and it will continue to impact others for the future.

BLACKFOOT– The Planning and Zoning meeting was moved to the Nuart for Tuesday's meeting. The fourteen-minute meeting covered the Blackfoot Charter School's transition plan for the elementary and middle school. The Planning and Zoning department is used to provide services and code enforcemen…

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BLACKFOOT– Angela Wood has been dreaming about taking a trek across the United States starting on the East Coast heading West and back again. Ever since she was eleven years old she has been fascinated about people who have done long distance horse treks. She has also been a supporter of end…

Kestler's Market has a state of the art, climate controlled garden area which still has numerous flowering plants available. They also have items to spruce up the garden including waterfalls and spinners. 

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BLACKFOOT – Wednesday marked a historic day for both D.L. Evans Bank and the city of Blackfoot with the grand opening ceremony for their new location. People gathered in front of the location in the Parkway Plaza under the big pop-up tent to join the Evans family and the new staff of the com…

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BLACKFOOT – Each year, the Blackfoot Water Department releases their annual Water Quality Report, which outlines the previous year's water quality as well as any issues or changes therein. Contrary to a report released by the Idaho Conservation League, depicting a large problem of pollution …

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SHELLEY– Annie Bradford stumbled upon her sweets business. She started her business of Sweet Boys Candy Cotton out of her love for cotton candy. She has been selling for about a month and has enjoyed every minute of it. She has done Riverfest, Salmonfest, family reunions and even birthdays.

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On Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at approximately 5:53 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a fatality crash on Ross Fork Road near Interstate 15, in Fort Hall.

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BLACKFOOT – Sunny days, warmer temperatures, and cool water brought many out to spend the Fourth of July holiday at Jensen's Grove. Kids enjoying the sectioned-off swimming area splashed, laughed, and swam while the bigger toys made waves for them to bob through. But not all was fun and game…

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BLACKFOOT – With the start of a new police chief comes the beginning of a new tradition and Tuesday night proved that. Mayor Marc Carroll explained that from now on the city of Blackfoot will do a swearing in ceremony for new officers at City Council meetings.

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BLACKFOOT – Celebrate Blackfoot offered an unique visual representation by the Blackfoot Community Players’ Gunfighters Guild demonstrating the shootout at the O.K. Corral. This year’s shootout wasn’t their first brush with bullets and powder–they conducted the last stand of Bonnie and Clyde…

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BLACKFOOT – Bingham County Relay for Life 2019 kicked off with a little late start, but made efforts get right back on track. Mike Batton, the emcee of the event, hopped right on stage and kicked the event off, without a hitch.

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