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December 16th

CDT needs meat for Christmas boxes

December 17, 2014

The Community Dinner Table (CDT) needs hams and turkeys.
"We are about 50 turkeys short this year and any assistance would be appreciated," said Ronda Cheatham, chair of the Christmas Box distribution.
"This is the first year, in the seven years she has been involved in the Christmas Box distribution, that we have needed to make a last minute plea for hams and turkeys," she said. "We are planning for 350 Christmas and have over 300 pre-registered."
Three hundred fifty is the normal number of boxes distributed each year.
There are several ways to help.

Lady Panthers comeback attempt falls short in loss

December 17, 2014

THOMAS — A flu bug has been working its way through the Snake River Lady Panthers over the last week.
Entering Tuesday's home game with Sugar-Salem six of the eight players on the varsity roster had flu symptoms along with head coach Rich Dunn.
And while Dunn was never use being sick as an excuse, staying competitive with a Lady Diggers team that handed the Panthers a 31-point loss two weeks ago in Sugar City.
After the opening quarter Tuesday night it looked as if the game would be a repeat performance as the one earlier in the month.

Deer ransacks bathroom

December 16, 2014

GALLOWAY, New Jersey (AP) — Police say a deer burst through the front doors of a New Jersey home, darted through the residence and ransacked the master bathroom.
Galloway police received a 911 call at around 3:30 p.m. Saturday from a woman reporting that a deer ran through her house while she was putting sweet potatoes in the oven. The woman said she followed the deer into the back of the house and locked it in a bathroom.

December 15th

Blackfoot High students donate to Christmas Project

December 15, 2014

Student leaders at Blackfoot High School (BHS) spent part of Monday afternoon purchasing toys that will be distributed through the Children's Community Christmas Project.
"I like to help the community," said Kate Wheeler, president of the Blackfoot Student Council.
The student leaders said they had a good time working with this project.
"We filled five carts with toys," said Jaren Evans.
Blackfoot students purchased and contributed about $2,000 worth of toys.
The toys are for a variety of ages, from teen to babies.

December 14th


Trout numbers plunge on Snake's South Fork

December 14, 2014

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Trout numbers on the Snake River below Palisades Reservoir declined an estimated 32 percent during the past year.
Below Palisades, where the Snake is known as the South Fork, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department estimated the number of trout per river mile at 3,671 this year.
But Idaho Fish and Game Department regional fisheries biologist Brett High says the downward trout trend on the Snake's South Fork isn't as grim as it appears,
High told the Jackson Hole News & Guide that trout numbers were at record highs last year in that area of the river.

Slobbery sidekicks: Dogs ride in bikers' sidecars 


December 14, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some silken-haired beauties are eager sidekicks to motorcycle riders, wind whipping their thick locks as passers-by watch the wild ride with envy. That is until the slobber starts.
These passengers are pooches — mastiffs, Labradors and Chihuahuas often clad in goggles and tiny leather jackets that fly along in blimp-shaped buckets attached to the side of motorcycles. They are set apart from other pets by speed instead of breed.

Fourth quarter run gives Russets win over Panthers

December 14, 2014

THOMAS — Over the last few years the Snake River and Shelley boys basketball teams have been involved in some epic games.
From state championship games to their normal regular season meetings Bob Coombs Panthers san Dave Hadley’s Russets are no strangers to each other.
So far in the early part of the season both the Panthers and Russets have had their share of struggles.
The Panthers came into Saturday night’s home game winless on the season, with the Russets were coming of a loss to Rigby when they let a lead slip away.

December 12th

Nonpareil donates science gear to MVMS

December 13, 2014

When Dave Phillips, CEO of Blackfoot's Nonpareil, called Mountain View Middle School to say he had some science equipment to donate, he wasn't kidding.
Principal Wes Jensen and school's four science teachers (Randy Hickman, Eileen Huestis, Dennis Hansen and Alan Southern) have not been able to quit smiling over the boxes of test tubes, flasks, thermometers, funnels, beakers, cylinders wash bottles (and more) delivered to the school on Thursday.

Rouind one goes to Pocatello in battle of the Parkers 68-47

December 13, 2014

BLACKFOOT — It took an hour longer to finally get started Friday night as a mix-up with the officials caused the Blackfoot High School administration to scramble for a pair of officials.
The officials did show up and after an hour delay the junior varsity game finally got going.
It was close to 9 p.m. before the variety teams hit the floor as Blackfoot head coach Dallin Parker finally got the chance to coach against his sister Carly who is a senior at Pocatello High School.

VIDEO OF THE DAY Babies Discovering Things For The First Time

December 12, 2014

 

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