November 19th, 2014
POCATELLO (AP) â€” Pocatello officials say they're concerned that campus security officers at Idaho State University have been overstepping their authority.
The concerns stem from several instances, including one in September, when the city says security guards delayed calling police about an accidental shooting, the Idaho State Journal reported. Assistant chemistry professor Byron Bennett shot himself in the foot when a gun in his pocket went off during a lecture, and by the time city police arrived, the scene had been cleaned up.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) â€” Officials say there's no danger despite the smell of a gas leak near a northern Montana city. The only thing that leaked is the chemical that gives the gas its odor.
NorthWestern Energy says about 300 gallons of mercaptan spilled near the company's gas-gathering operation near Cut Bank. Natural gas is naturally odorless, so utilities add the chemical to give the gas its sulfuric smell that alerts people to a leak.
Craig Ellis Peterson, 64, passed away Nov. 14, 2014, at his home in Firth, Idaho, surrounded by family.Â His battle with pancreatic cancer was courageous.
He was born April 27, 1950, in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Ellis Peterson and Dorothy Tressl Peterson.Â He was raised in Kimball, attended Firth High School, and graduated from Idaho State University with a master's degree in Nuclear Engineering.
Jewel Eldean Christensen Smith, 86, a lifetime resident of Blackfoot, Idaho, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Â
Jewel was born on Jan. 6, 1928 to William Dewey Christensen and Elva Catheren Nelson Christensen in Blackfoot, Idaho.Â Jewel graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1945 and attended one year of college at Idaho State University. Â
Cyprien â€śCypâ€ť Gentillon, 95, of Pingree, Idaho passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.
Cyp was born Dec. 28, 1918 in Firth, Idaho to Cyprien and Marie Josephine Palany Gentillon.Â He spent his youth in Firth, attending grade school and high school in the Firth School District.
On Sept. 1, 1939,Â Cyp married Marjorie Daw in St. Anthony, Idaho.Â Later in his life Cyp was a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and shortly thereafter he and Marge were sealed together and to their family in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
Darrell Burgoyne 55, of Bakersfield, California died Oct 19, 2014 from a fall at home.
Darrell was born Sept 20, 1959 to Donald and Virginia Burgoyne in Pocatello, Idaho. Darrell was raised in Blackfoot where he attended school. After high school he entered the U.S. Navy. After the Navy he moved to Bakersfield to work in the oil fields, which he has spent the last 30 years. He has one daughter, Shannon, who blessed him with five grandchildren who were the joy of his life.
Although only two people received the hardware, Greater Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce board member Burke Kunz praised all the nominees at Tuesday's installation dinner.
"We feel that all of you deserve the award," Kunz said of the nominees for the Best Foot Forward award, given to the person who best exemplifies service to community.
FIRTH â€” One of the top volleyball players in Eastern Idaho and one of the best to ever to dawn a Firth Cougars jersey sealed her future on Tuesday when Bailey Nelson signed her National Letter of Intent to play volleyball for Oregon Tech.
"What sold me on Oregon Tech was the coach and how he treats me as a player and an individual," Nelson said. "He wants to win and I will also get the chance to play if I earn my spot."
LOS ANGELES (AP) â€” The parent company and owner of a now-closed Southern California restaurant have pleaded guilty to serving meat from an endangered whale.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Typhoon Restaurant Inc. and owner Brian Vidor each entered guilty pleas Monday to one count of unlawful sale of a marine mammal.
They were charged with serving meat from the endangered Sei (say) whale to undercover investigators at the restaurant The Hump at Santa Monica Municipal Airport.
Water has remained in Jensen Grove Lake a few months longer than usual this year. Traditionally the lake is drained between August and September; however, this year, Snake River Irrigation (part of the irrigation district) is working with the State of Idaho to run additional water in an effort to recharge the aquifer.
Snake River Irrigation manager Steve Nielson said he has been working with the state for the past couple of years to obtain a permit to keep the water flow going longer into the season. Snake River Irrigation is the first to have been issued such a permit.