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Planning & Zoning (P&Z) commissioners approved the requests of both applicants on Wednesday.
P&Z commissioners unanimously recommended approval of a four-lot preliminary plat for the New Meadows III Subdivision. Clem Yancey made this request. The plat is in a residential zone approximately 135 N. 365 W.
The P&Z commissioners also unanimously approved a six-foot variance to setback requirements for a communication tower at 138 N. 740 W.
HOUSTON (AP) â€” "Affluenza," the affliction cited by a psychologist to argue that a North Texas teenager from a wealthy family should not be sent to prison for killing four pedestrians while driving drunk, is not a recognized diagnosis and should not be used to justify bad behavior, experts said Thursday.
In an effort to help ease evening congestion in downtown Blackfoot, the Blackfoot City Council unanimously approved a recommendation to make the alley between Broadway and Ash - running from Pacific to Bridge Street - a one-way street at its meeting on Tuesday.
Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue explained that a traffic problem is created in the area when evening activities are going on, particularly dance lessons at Downtown Dance studio.
Tuesday marked the second day of the Christmas Extravaganza at the museum. Wednesday, the museum will be open from 4 - 8 p.m., complete with a performances by Hovia Edwards at 5 p.m. and Angela Carlson at 6 p.m.
A tour of the Bingham County Historical Museum at 190 N. Shilling Ave. in Blackfoot is a step back into time.
The museum is open from 4-8 p.m. each evening this week and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free this week.
Different activities are planned each evening but always there is a Christmas story time at 7 p.m.
Today, Alex Jensen will perform at 5 p.m.; Deanne Casperson will perform at 6.
BLACKFOOT â€” Six-year-old Spencer Gohr has grown up in a family of bowlers.
His father, Shad, grandparents Gary and Karen Keith and great-grandparents have have enjoyed both the social and competitive aspects of the sport.
Either this season Spencer, Shad and Karen teamed to win the inagural Curtis MacFee Memorial Youth-Adult tournament at Pindale Lanes.
"It was special for us because Curtis has been like an older brother or uncle to our family," Karen said. "Every kid who has gotten to know him has loved him."
MacFee died in a four-wheeler accident in August of 2012.
About 600 dancers and their families are in town this weekend for the Western States Dance Classic of the Idaho Invitational Dance Competition at Blackfoot High School and local businesses are happy to see them come. This is the 22nd year for the competition and the third year that it has been held in Blackfoot. Overall, the event draws around 2,000 people to Blackfoot from Southern Idaho and Utah.
BLACKFOOTâ€”A passion for baking, a handful of blue ribbons from the Eastern Idaho State Fair and a boyfriend who encouraged her to "follow her dreams" has inspired Lisa Jennings of Blackfoot to start her own home-based baking business. She appropriately calls herself (and the business) "Cookie Momster."
Jennings, a graduate of Blackfoot High School, said she has loved baking every since she took home-ec in high school over 20 years ago. She also learned a lot from her mother, Rita Jennings, who is a cook for the Blackfoot School District.
BLACKFOOT â€” Doug Coffman's earliest memories of ice fishing go back nearly five decades.
"When I was about 12 years old, my maternal grandfather (Lionel Harris) asked if I wanted to go ice fishing with him and I jumped at the chance," said Coffman, a Blackfoot businessman.
At that time, they went to Fish Creek Reservoir northwest of Craters of the Moon.
"The fishing was great," Coffman said. "It was hot."
In Eastern Idaho ice fishermen can catch trout, Kokanee salmon, yellow perch, bluegill and an occasional bass depending upon the waters.
FIRTH â€” When electric power goes out, it sure becomes quietâ€”and still.
Temperatures hovered about 1 degree Wednesday morning with a chill factor of -4 degrees when some 49,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers woke up to no power.
As of 4:20 p.m., the system showed all customers were restored to power.