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April 29th, 2015

Weekend calendar

April 30, 2015

Friday, may 1
• The Extreme Midget Wrestling Federation will be performing at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event Center to support a new Shoshone-Bannock Wellness Center & Sports Complex on the Fort Hall Reservation. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Ticket prices are in-advance and are $18 for general seating or $22 for preferred seating. Tickets can be purchased online at www.shobanwcsc.yapsody.com/, at the Timbee Hall gym in Fort Hall or by calling the recreation department at 208-478-3770.

Saturday, may 2

April 28th

BHS team earns award

April 29, 2015

BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot High School made history and received a prestigious award at the ‘We the People’ 2015 National Finals in Washington, DC on Monday. The team received the Region Award for the Western States, which implies a mational ranking in the Top 15. This is the highest award ever received by an Idaho school in the 27- year history of the national competition. The award was given to the entire team; reflecting exceptional performances by all 6 units of the team.

Miss Piggy is recipient of prestigious New York museum award

April 29, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — A prestigious award from the Brooklyn Museum honors women who have made outstanding contributions in their fields.
This year's surprise honoree is ... Miss Piggy.
The Muppets character joins a distinguished list of recipients of the Sackler Center First Awards. They include theater director Julie Taymor and former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
The Daily Beast recently called Miss Piggy "The Gloria Steinem of the Muppet World." She will be interviewed at the June 4 ceremony by the feminist herself.

Blackfoot High School makes history

April 28, 2015

Blackfoot High School made history On Monday April 27, and received a prestigious award at the ‘We the People’ 2015 National Finals in Washington, DC. The team received the Region Award for the Western States, which implies a National ranking in the Top 15. This is the highest award ever received by an Idaho School in the 27 year history of the national competition. The award was given to the entire team; reflecting exceptional performances by all 6 units of team. This is a very significant award for any school in the United States!

April 27th

Photo of the Week

April 28, 2015

Courtesy Photo
This is a view from the weather balloon launched from the Snake River High School football field on Thursday. The balloon climbed to around 80,000 feet and saw temperatures at or below -40F, said Cody Marshall who organized this project. Total flight time was about 2.5 hours from around 11:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. MDT. If interested, the balloon path can be seen online at aprs.fi and type in the call sign, K7BYI-6. This project was supported by the Snake River School/Community Library through a STEM Makerspaces grant from the Idaho Commission for Libraries.

10 things to know about Monday

April 27, 2015

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

1. 'THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY AFTERSHOCKS. IT DOESN'T STOP'

That's how Rajendra Dhungana of Kathmandu describes the horror and exhaustion in Nepal as the death toll from the massive earthquake soars above 3,200.

2. MOURNERS GRIEVE ANOTHER BLACK MAN WHO DIED AFTER POLICE ENCOUNTER

In Baltimore, a stream of people file past the casket of Freddie Gray, who lost his life after suffering spinal injuries following an arrest.

April 26th

Exchange student program seeks host families

April 27, 2015

BLACKFOOT – EF High School Exchange Year has launched a search for host families in Blackfoot as part of its annual efforts to welcome international exchange students into communities across the United States.
Last year EF connected nearly 3,000 exchange students from around the world with caring host families across the country, and they are expecting to place the same number for 2015-16.
According to Jennifer Alder, an International Exchange Coordinator who helps find homes for EF exchange students in Blackfoot, host families come in all shapes and sizes.

April 24th

Feeling peckish for pesto? Don't limit yourself to basil!

April 25, 2015

Associated Press

Fresh herbs are one of nature's best low-cal flavor sources. And as the weather warms up, we'll transition from buying herbs in cute little clamshells costing a couple bucks each to scooping large bunches of soft-leaved herbs into our carts for pennies on the dollar. Or perhaps you have an herb garden and you'll find yourself inundated with a cilantro or parsley plant that takes over a small section of your backyard.

Final update on Interstate 15 crash

April 24, 2015

The final update released by the Idaho State Police states that on April 24, 2015, at 3:57 p.m., ISP investigated an injury crash southbound on I15 at mile marker 103, near the Blackfoot Rest Area.

Accident on I-15

April 24, 2015

Both southbound lanes are currently closed on Interstate 15 at milepost 103 due to an accident involving a semi-trailer.
The Idaho State Police reports that traffic is being diverted off the freeway at the Shelley exit 108. Motorists are advised to find an alternate route of travel.

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