September 16th, 2014
Nemesio Roy â€śLloydâ€ť Chavez, 81, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 at Bingham Memorial Hospital.Â
Lloyd was born April 4, 1933 in Gunnison, Colorado, to Alonzo Chavez and Irene Fernandez.Â He considered himself a lifelong resident of Blackfoot, Idaho.Â He traveled to various places for construction, but always returned to Idaho.
On April 26, 1950 Lloyd married Martha May Donaldson in Idaho Falls, Idaho.Â They were later divorced.
He was a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
Lloyd served in the National Guard as an engineer.
Blackfoot city officials were disappointed to learn on Monday that the city was turned down for the $1 million Tiger Grant that city officers were hoping to get to fund a feasibility study as to what can be done to work around the train problem that has been plaguing Blackfoot for years.
City leaders have been toying with the idea of constructing an overpass or underpass for years and Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis had made it one of his goals to start the process.
BLACKFOOT-Blackfoot School District official will have to revise the district's (2014-15) budget after a recent audit revealed that the district is at least $1 million in the hole. A revised budget hearing meeting will be held on Tuesday (6 p.m.) at the district office (270 E. Bridge St.) to address the shortfall and what district officials intend to do about it.
On Friday, Board chairman Dewane Wren acknowledged the massive deficit, saying, "There are three or four reasons why this happened. We'll be able to get past this and make it up but the budget will have to be revised."
The Blackfoot Broncos made a statement in Friday nightâ€™s 36-7 win over Idaho Falls. That statement is the Broncos are back and are going to be a force the remainder of the season.
Pacen Hayes threw for 186 yards and a touchdown and Damon Bodkin added 88 yards and a pair of touchdowns while the Broncos' defense played as close to a flawless game as possible to hand Blackfoot its third consecutive victory over a 5A opponent this season.
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BLACKFOOT â€” The ambulance budget will be continued until 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 22 in the Bingham County Commissioners' Chambers.
Two public hearings will take place at that time.
At the first public hearing, commissioners will reopen the 2014 budget to receive some grant money.
The second public hearing will add $7,268 to the ambulance budget. There are three ambulance districts in Bingham Countyâ€”Blackfoot, Shelley/Firth and Aberdeen. Each ambulance district receives a percentage of this amount based on the area the ambulance district covers.
Francisca R. Rodriguez, 69, of Montpelier and formerly of Blackfoot, Idaho passed awayÂ Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Montpelier, Idaho.
She was born November 16, 1944 in Del Rio, Texas. Â
She is survived by her children, Lucille (Jim) Sanders, Alice (Laurencio) Almendarez, Daniel (Jenny) Robles, Adrian (Sylvia) Morado, Robert Luna; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cristina Luna.
NOKOMI, Fla. (AP) â€” Talk about a heavy sleeper.
Police say an accused burglar continued snoozing next to a bag of jewelry he was allegedly planning to swipe even after deputies began snapping pictures of him.
According to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, a cleaning lady discovered 29-year-old Dion Davis on a bed inside the victim's home Monday.
Deputies say they took several photographs of the sleeping Davis, but he didn't wake up.
The Herald Tribune reports Davis was charged with burglary and booked into jail on $10,000 bail.
FIRTH â€”Â A week ago the Firth and Sugar-Salem volleyball teams battled in a five set match in Sugar City in which the home standing Diggers won in five sets.
Thursday they met again this time in Firth, and again the home team won in five sets.
Firth earned a tough five set win 14-25, 25-18, 25-20, 22-25, 15-10 at a raucous Firth High School.
"We didn't play very well in that opening set," Firth head coach Carla Reeves said. "I told them before the game that our defense was lacking when we played them up there and after that first game we tightened all of that up."
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SHELLEY â€” The home opener usually brings lots of excitement and for the players usually lots of jitters.
For the Shelley Lady Russet volleyball team Wednesday night's home opener against Marsh Valley brought both.
The Russets started the match slow, struggling to get anything going in the first two sets before waking up in set three to take down the Eagles in three sets 25-19, 25-20, 25-11.