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June 27th, 2014

Scouts freshen paint on city's Army tanks

June 27, 2014

The two tanks on display at Veterans Memorial Park near the Blackfoot Airport are getting new paint jobs.
Cameron Hansen of Boy Scout Troop 209, friends and family were on the job Friday, covering the historic vehicles with olive drab after putting on primer a week ago.
"This started when my dad told me to call the city and ask if they had any suggestions for Eagle projects," Hansen said.
"They told me the tanks need repainted," he said. "That sounded pretty interesting."

June 26th

District 55 patrons express BPAC concerns

June 27, 2014

Supporters of two employees whose contracts were not renewed packed Wednesday's Blackfoot School Board meeting.
A handful addressed the release of Merle Smith as girls' basketball coach at Blackfoot High School. A larger group addressed the release of Allen Tripp as manager of the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center and plans for the center's future.
"The BPAC has been doing a tremendous job," said superintendent Chad Struhs. "We want it to continue to grow."

June 25th

Bingham Co-op gives $16,000-plus to SEICAA

June 25, 2014

Bingham Co-op presented a check for $16,705 to the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA) on Wednesday.
The annual Harvest for Hunger food drive started in February and ended in March. The food drive is sponsored by Bingham Co-op and its parent company, Cenex Harvest States.
"This is $2,000 more than we gave last year," said Jeff Nii, Bingham Co-op's marketing director. "It's better than we've done before.
"I want to thank the community and the Chamber of Commerce," he said. "A lot of people sent in money.
"I hope we can grow with this," said Nii.

June 23rd

District officials address concerns about sixth-grade band program

June 23, 2014

Blackfoot School District officials assured a good-sized group of patrons, many of whom are Blackfoot Band Boosters, that eliminating the Blackfoot Sixth Grade School's band program "never entered their thoughts."

June 22nd

Suspicious powder inspected at Firth Post Office

June 23, 2014

FIRTH – An unidentified white substance was delivered to the Firth Post Office on Saturday.
The unidentified substance was delivered in a container, called a flat tub, that is used to deliver general purpose mail to post offices. This flat tub came from Pocatello.
As postal employee Tanya Crofts was preparing and sorting mail, she noticed some powder on her hands and in the container, said Firth Postmaster Mel Hill. There was maybe a teaspoon full of powder.

June 20th

Audience enjoys backstage concert experience

June 20, 2014

Country and bluegrass music fans enjoyed a unique "backstage" concert experience with the duo "Otter Creek" at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center on Friday evening.
The husband and wife team Peter and Mary Danzig, who (with 10 instruments and 53 strings), invited their three daughters - Eliza (14), Kjersten (12) and Lucy (9) on stage, entertaining with classic country hits, lively bluegrass jigs, folk music and some fast-paced fiddle playing - all interjected with humor and storytelling.

June 19th

Important meeting to discuss 6th grade band changes

June 20, 2014

BLACKFOOT—An important meeting to discuss upcoming changes in the Blackfoot Sixth Grade School's (BSGS) band program will be held on Monday 6 p.m. at the BSGS (50 S. Shilling).
There has been concern in the district about band program being pulled from the school curriculum and converted to an "after school program" at Mountain View Middle School

June 18th

Aberdeen to celebrate this weekend

June 19, 2014

Aberdeen Daze started in 1971. Saturday is the culmination of a week of events.
"It's a great day," said Dwight Wallace, Chamber of Commerce board member. "It's a great reunion for people who haven't been to Aberdeen for awhile.
"I've order perfect weather for the weekend," said Wallace.
A golf scramble at Hazard Creek will run from Tuesday through Friday. A children's drama camp for ages 5-18 at the high school auditorium that is sponsored by The Aberdeen Arts Council.
Aberdeen Daze Schedule

Friday
Sidewalk sales on Main Street

June 17th

City and local soccer leagues make amicable agreement

June 17, 2014

Blackfoot city leaders and soccer officials representing youth and adult leagues came to an amicable agreement on Tuesday regarding the use of the soccer complex on Mitchell Lane.
The last agreement regarding the issue between the city and the soccer leagues was in 2003 under the leadership of Blackfoot Mayor Scott Reese. The agreement covered priority use of the Blackfoot Soccer Complex, use of the soccer building, maintenance of the fields and marking of the fields.
Mayor Paul Loomis reviewed each area of concern asking for input from the soccer officials present at the meeting.

June 16th

Personal strategies to battle mosquitoes

June 16, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Summer has come to Bingham County, and as temperatures have risen, those annoying and potentially dangerous mosquitoes have arrived earlier than usual.
Every year, responsible government agencies, public health professionals, and mosquito abatement experts do their best to educate the public about mosquitoes and the numerous ways that people can protect themselves from mosquito-borne diseases.

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