Archive - 2014
Blackfoot's Citizens On Patrol will be assisting law enforcement in helping to keep the streets safe on Halloween night and they'll also be offering some fun along the way.
Blackfoot COP public relations officer Lucien Frederick said the the COP cars will be out on patrol starting at around 5:30 p.m. and will particularly be focusing on areas where there are "Trunk or Treat" events going on.
"We'll be passing out candy and stickers and kids will have an opportunity to come into the COP car and play with the lights," Frederick said, adding that "all of the COP cars are clearly marked."
TWIN FALLS â€”Â For the defending state volleyball champion Snake River Lady Panthers and Firth Lady Cougars the run for a repeat state championship begins today as the state volleyball tournaments begin in the Twin Falls area today.
Shelley also returns to the state tournament for the second consecutive season with the goal of bringing a title back to Shelley.
While Firth and Snake River are the defending champions each team looks drastically different than a year ago when they ran the 2A and 3A brackets on the way to titles.
Larry Lee Justesen, 77, of Basalt, Idaho passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 at his home with his family by his side.
Larry was born Dec. 4, 1936 in Richfield, Utah to James Arthur Justesen and Etha Ella Eversole.Â He was raised in the Blackfoot area,Â attending school in the Blackfoot School District.Â He moved to Basalt 10 years ago.
On Nov. 27, 1999, Larry married Shauna Swearingen in Blackfoot, Idaho.
GATES, N.Y. (AP) â€” Police say a woman wearing a zombie costume and makeup was charged with drunken driving twice within three hours after attending an upstate New York bar's "zombie prom" party.
Police in the town of Gates tell the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester that 26-year-old Catherine Butler, of Rochester, was arrested around 2 a.m. Saturday when an officer spotted her driving without her headlights on.
She was taken to the police department, where a friend picked her up.
The Blackfoot Senior Citizens' Center was filled as people celebrated the facility's 45th birthday.
"This is how we would like to see the Senior Center alwaysâ€”filled with people," said one volunteer.
"One hundred ten people signed in," said Pam Beus, director of the Blackfoot Senior Citizens' Center. "It's a good turnout; you just never know what will happen when you plan something like this."
"I like the Senior Citizens' Center because it's an inexpensive lunch," said Kelly Byers. "I can become a member of the center on Saturday, Nov. 1, when I turn 60."
(AP) â€” Fewer threatened grizzly bears are being killed in and around Yellowstone National Park, and scientists said Wednesday their numbers appear to be holding stable as officials consider lifting protections for the animals.
If the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service eliminates protections, it would open the door to limited hunting in the Yellowstone region of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
At least 757 bears inhabit the region, although researchers say that's a highly conservative figure.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) â€” A woman stuck in the chimney of a Southern California house has been rescued and arrested.
Ventura County fire Capt. Ron Oatman says firefighters responding to neighbors' reports of a woman crying had to chisel away much of the chimney and lubricate it with dish soap Sunday to free 30-year-old Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa.
The Ventura County Star reports she was arrested on suspicion of illegal entry and giving false information to police.
Police say Nunez-Figueroa knows the owner of the home in Thousand Oaks, who wasn't there. They wouldn't elaborate.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â A journey for a state championship that began on Aug. 29 moves on to the final 12 this week with the opening of the state football playoffs all over then state.
All five Bingham County schools qualified for this years playoffs and four of the five will play beginning tonight.
Shelley, Snake River, Firth and Aberdeen all play this week, while Blackfoot earned a first round bye after winning the District 5/6 title over Rigby last Friday.
Men, women and children of all ages filed into Jason Lee Memorial Methodist Church in Blackfoot on Tuesday evening to enjoy the company of one another and a hot meal as the Community Dinner Table (CDT) hosted its first dinner of the season. This marks the seventh year that the CDT has hosted the Tuesday night dinners at the church to help fight hunger and loneliness in the community.