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March 5th, 2015

AmeriCorps volunteers at SRJS get results

March 5, 2015

AmeriCorps volunteers are working with the students at Snake River Junior High (SRJH) for the second year. And, this year, the volunteers have statistics to prove student growth.
Officials from the Blackfoot Community Center and Snake River Junior High obtained the three-year grant in 2014.
 “Every school in Idaho is measured by the Idaho Stars Report,” said Ashlee Howell, Executive Director of the Blackfoot Community Center. “This report anticipates students to grow by so many points.
“We blew past our anticipated goals,” she said.
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'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' comes to SRHS

March 5, 2015

Begining today at 7:30 p.m. Snake River High School students will perform "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat". The show will run March 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, and 14. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.

March 4th

Grandmother Grizzly brings Idaho Day to Rockford Elementary

March 4, 2015

Trappings of the fur trade and Indian artifacts were presented to Rockford students on the state's first Idaho Day. On March 4, 1863, Idaho become a territory.
Natalie Bergevin, also known as Grandmother Grizzly, presented artifacts that would have been used in Idaho from 1840-1850.
She and her husband, Terry, known as Blackheart, have attended Rendezvous reenactments for 20 years.
"I like all the trade items that can be purchased at the reenactments," said Bergevin.

March 3rd

Public hearing prompts administrative changes in utility collections

March 4, 2015

BLACKFOOT-A public hearing at Tuesday night's Blackfoot City Council meeting revealed some good ideas on how the city can collect on utility bills without putting the burden on the landlords or property owners.

March 2nd

Blackfoot hosts open house on levy

March 3, 2015

BLACKFOOT-Blackfoot School District's "Financial Advisory Committee" is hosting an open house on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center to answer questions about the supplemental levy election on March 10.
The district is asking patrons to support a $2.6 million levy based on recommendations by the "Financial Advisory Committee."

March 1st

Snake River trustee positions open

March 1, 2015

THOMAS – The Snake River School District has two school board trustee positions up for election.
School board elections for Zones 2 and 3 are open.
Currently, Wally Aldous represents Zone 2 which is the Rockford/Thomas area.  
Bill Martin currently represents Zone 3 which is the West Moreland area.
Both men can run for reelection, if he so desires. Each position is elected for four years.
The school board election is on Tuesday, May 19.
People desiring to run for a school board position must live in the zone he/she wants to represent.

February 27th

Tablet raffled for Harvest for Hunger

February 28, 2015

BLACKFOOT — To help raise food and funds for "Harvest for Hunger," CHS Bingham Coop is raffling off a Microsoft Service Pro 3, a tablet that turns into a laptop. The tablet is worth $1,200.
"Our goal this year is to raise $20,000," said Jeff Nii, CHS Bingham Coop's marketing manager. "We really need the community's help to reach this goal."
CHS Bingham Cooperative in Blackfoot and American Falls are gathering donations of food, crops and money to help raise the equivalent of 2 million meals for hungry families.

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February 26th

Man jailed after chase, crash

February 27, 2015

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February 25th

New bill targets Idaho's daylight saving time

February 25, 2015

BOISE (AP) — Idaho House legislative leaders have introduced legislation exempting the state from observing daylight saving time.
The House Ways and Means Committee, made up of exclusively legislative leadership, voted 4-2 to advance the bill on Wednesday.
Prior attempts to pass legislation eliminating Idaho's daylight saving time — usually advocated by farmers and agricultural representatives — have failed.

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