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January 9th, 2015

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January 9, 2015

January 8th

City to annex properties

January 9, 2015

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot City Council moved to proceed with the annexation of the Smith property off of Highland Drive and the Mikesell property off of East Airport Rd. at Tuesday's city council meeting. However, the city will hold off on the annexation of Baker/Thomas property on Highland Drive until a development letter regarding the property is reviewed by attorneys.
The city's planning and zoning director Rex Orgill said that the city's motivation behind annexation is so they [city leaders] can better manage the city's growth.
See the full story in Friday's Morning News.

Blood Drive

January 8, 2015

Shelby Bewley, a senior at Blackfoot High, organized and coordinated the blood drive held at the BPAC (Blackfoot Performing Arts Center) Today from 1to 6 p.m.

January 7th

Tips on Super Bowl guacamole

January 8, 2015

Whether or not you like avocados, you really have to admire the way their marketers have totally owned the Super Bowl.
For no particular reason other than force of will, avocados — and the guacamole they produce — are indelibly linked with this major American sporting event. A Super Bowl party without guacamole — and its trusty sidekick chicken wings — in many circles is considered downright unpatriotic.

County Officials Honored in Open House

January 7, 2015

Three retiring county officials will be honored at at open house on Thursday afternoon.
A program and presentation will begin at 2 p.m. and will be followed by a reception until 4 p.m. in Bingham County Courtroom number one.
The honorees retiring are County Clerk Sara Staub, County Treasurer Janice Lawes and Court Superintendent Tami VanOrden.

Woman dies in I-15 incident

January 7, 2015

The Bingham County Sheriff's office has released more information about the incident that shut down traffic on Interstate 15 Tuesday night.
The Bingham County Sheriff’s Office was requested to go to the North bound rest area on I-15 to locate a suicidal subject, Naomi Brandt.
The subject was located by Idaho State Police and took off with ISP in pursuit and reached speeds of 100 mph.
Bingham County Sheriff's units used spikes to stop the vehicle at mile post 108.

January 6th

Good news for gamers: Video scholarships at Kentucky college

January 6, 2015

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A private liberal arts college in Kentucky says it will make video games an official sport and start offering scholarships to gamers in the fall.

The move makes the University of Pikeville one of only a few schools in the nation to provide scholarships to those who play "League of Legends," a multiplayer online battle arena game, according to WYMT-TV (http://bit.ly/1tLGEB2).

January 5th

Broken pipe, flood cause $30K damage at Senior Center

January 6, 2015

It has not been business as usual at the Bingham County Senior Citizens Center the past few days. Eleven water pipes burst on Friday due to the sub-zero temperatures last week, causing major damage throughout the whole building and forcing the center to close over the weekend. It also disrupted the in-house senior luncheon on Monday.
For more on this story, turn to our print or e-editions.

January 4th

Discussing firearms safety

January 4, 2015

Because of the tragic accident in northern Idaho in which a 2-year-old son shot and killed his mother in a Walmart in Hayden, Idaho, gun safety is again a topic of discussion.
“[The incident] is tragic; it could have been prevented,” said Tim Jenneiahn, owner of A to Z Guns and Pawn, LLC, 30 W. Bridge in Blackfoot. “Gun safety is really common sense.
“It’s not a pistol problem but a user problem,” he said. “Most revolvers do not have a safety.
For more on this story, turn to our print or e-editions.

January 2nd

Flu hitting area with a vengeance

January 3, 2015

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