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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.

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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 …

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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.

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.

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…

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.

At the Blackfoot City Council meeting Mayor Marc Carroll present the nomination of Scott Gay to the council members for consideration as the new Police Chief. The current Chief of Police, Kurt Asmus will be retiring at the end of June, leaving the position vacant. After Mayor Carroll present…

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BLACKFOOT – Two local providers are starting a clinic that doesn't follow the traditional business model for healthcare. Certified Family Nursing Practitioner Daniel Barney and Dr. Bryce Moser intend to bring medicine to a new level with a grand opening planned for the Fourth of July.

BLACKFOOT – Blackfoot Planning and Zoning (P&Z) committee met Tuesday night in the council chambers for the public hearing on multiple items. After Commissioner Ron Ramirez moved to make changes to the previous meeting's minutes regarding having a date set for people wishing to be grandf…

BLACKFOOT – Longtime business ALSCO will be headed by a new face coming the start of April. Joe Jonely has been working with ALSCO for over nine years, and is a second generation employee. Joe's father, James, has dedicated 34 years to ALSCO, and has spent the last 23 years working for them …

FORT HALL – The 44 annual Northwest Indian Youth Conference is under way in Fort Hall with tribes from across the west arriving to take part in the event. From as far east as Nebraska to the west coast of Washington, young Native Americans come together to participate in activities, workshop…

BOISE – After a unanimous vote in the Capitol sends the wage theft bill presented by Representative Erpelding to the Governor's desk, Erpelding's bill would change the timeframe that people have to claim unpaid wages from six months to 12 months. The federal statute allows up to two years to…

BINGHAM COUNTY – Blackfoot, Snake River and Aberdeen school districts all had levies to be voted on at the polls.

BLACKFOOT – A tradition running 17 years strong at Snake River High School, brought out a crowd that barely fit in the cafeteria. From wall to wall, items were lined up to be auctioned off to generate funds for scholarships for Snake River's Future Farmers of America (FFA) members.

 BLACKFOOT – The council spoke with Kurt Hibbert about the proposed R1-R Ranchette zone. This zone would allow people to own and maintain farm style animals inside city limits, if the home is zoned accordingly. After minimal discussion, the R1-R zone passed, making it possible for those inte…

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot Street Department took to the roads to start repairing what mother nature set out to destroy. As the snow starts to melt away, and the warmth of the sun is felt, the roadways feel the coming of spring as well. It would seem that this time of year, potholes spring up…

SHELLEY – Big news in the small town of Shelley as council meets. All members of council were in attendance, with Mayor Pascoe at the helm.

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No school Monday, February 25! Due to the combination of rural roads already being impassable and further forecasts of snow and wind, District 55 is not confident that they will be able to complete all transportation routes on February 25. Consequently there will be no school, February 25 fo…

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On Saturday, February 23, 2019, at approximately 4:56 p.m. the Idaho State Police investigated a single-vehicle fatality crash northbound I15 at milepost 118.5, in Idaho Falls.

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