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February 4th, 2012

Colson running for Bingham County Prosecutor

February 4, 2012

Attorney Cleve Colson has announced that he is running for the office of Bingham County Prosecuting Attorney.
Colson is a lifelong resident of Bingham County. He began his career at the Bannock County Prosecutor’s Office in 2005 and is currently Bannock County’s assistant chief deputy prosecutor.

February 3rd

Fundraisers scheduled for Shelley teacher

February 3, 2012

Hobbs Middle School teacher Jill Wray is undergoing treatments for cancer. She teaches home economics and science.
Three boys in Natural Helpers decided they could help Wray and her family, said Teresa Dye, the club's advisor at Shelley High School.
"They wanted to let them know that we care," Dye said.
The 22 students in the Natural Helpers class at Shelley High School had been challenged to make "an ultimate gift."
Two businesses are donating to the Wray fundraiser.

Former Blackfoot doctor helps sick local woman

February 3, 2012

Dr. Heather Bourkovski, a former resident of Blackfoot, is giving a local woman an incredible opportunity. Bourkovski bought a plane ticket for Brady Meline, a sufferer of rare heart problems. Bourkovski’s generosity will allow Meline to travel to Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, to seek specialized treatment for her condition.

Micron chairman and CEO killed in plane crash

February 3, 2012

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The head of memory chip maker Micron long known for taking risks in stunt piloting died Friday when a small experimental plane he was piloting steeply banked, stalled and crashed near an Idaho runway.

Steve Appleton, who survived a similar crash eight years ago and had a reputation as a hard-driving daredevil, was the only person aboard the plane when witnesses said it crashed shortly after its second take-off attempt in Boise, according to safety investigators.

February 2nd

Rape suspect appears in court

February 2, 2012

Dallas Michael Hartson, 19, from Blackfoot appeared before Magistrate Judge Charles Roos Thursday for his preliminary hearing.
Hartson is charged with rape with a female under the age of 16. It is alleged the perpetrator is 18 years of age or older.
Defense attorney Ron Bird requested a reduction of Hartson's bond.
Prosecuting attorney Randy Smith countered, asking Judge Roos to increase Hartson's bond for two reasons.
First, Hartson was ordered to provide a DNA sample which he has refused to do until his attorney was present, which is his legal right.

Dinner raises funds for Blackfoot choirs

February 2, 2012

Farm Bureau offers scholarships

February 2, 2012

The Bingham County Farm Bureau Federation is offering $8,000 worth of scholarships to local high school and college students as well as $500 grants to each of the five school districts located in Bingham County.
“We want a lot of people to apply,” said Joyce Dalley, Bingham County Farm Bureau Scholarship Chair.
Six scholarships will be offered. Three are agriculture related scholarships; three are non-agriculture related scholarships.
Awards for the agriculture related scholarships are 1st place $2,500; 2nd $1,500 and 3rd $1,000.

February 1st

Otter celebrates RISE Complex at ISU

February 2, 2012

POCATELLO — Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter toured the Research and Innovation in Science and Engineering (RISE) Complex at ISU and promoted the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) Wednesday.
"I am passionate about IGEM because it's our future," Otter said. "We are engaging university campuses because from universities come the workforce of the next generation.
"IGEM combines investors with our research brain power to help Idaho become a major player in the world as we establish intellectual property," Otter said.

Police Log

February 1, 2012

Items of note from Jan. 24-30.

Blackfoot Police

BEER IN HIS PANTS: Jan. 24, 5:38 p.m.: A caller at White Eagle said a man came in and put a 40 ounce bottle of beer in his pants. They said they asked the man to put the beer back and he did. They then asked him to leave the store.

BOMB THREAT: Jan. 25, 3:47 p.m.: A woman said her sister's ex-boyfriend is threatening to put a bomb in her trailer.

STRAY DOG: Jan. 25, 5:52 p.m.: A caller at Bingham Memorial Hospital said a stray dog is running the halls of the hospital. They said he looks like Benji.

Three arrested in Shelley for heroin

February 1, 2012

Three individuals were arrested in Shelley Tuesday for drug trafficking after six grams of heroin were discovered on a routine traffic stop.
Detectives from the Bingham County Sheriff's Office and the Shelley Police Department arrested Liisa Kay Mills, 41, of Shelley, Duane Gene Harpe, 43, of Idaho Falls, and Timothy Sean Daugherty, 41, of Boise, after a traffic stop for displaying fictitious license plates at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday.
A search of the vehicle and the three subjects revealed six grams of heroin, 10 hits of LSD, methamphetamine and marijuana.

 

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