February 9th, 2012
IDAHO FALLS â€”Â Officials with the Idaho National Laboratory announced Thursday the need to cut its workforce.
Up to 185 workers working with Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA) will lose their jobs.
The main impact of these personnel cuts will affect the administration and support of people working for BEA, said Mark Holubar, Director of Human Resources and Diversity. People working for the Idaho clean-up group with CWI and Idaho Treatment Group, will not be affected by these cuts.
Katherine Lynn Churchill-Pierce of Blackfoot passed away early Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 at Bingham Memorial Hospital of an unexpected illness.
Kathy was born April 26, 1965 to Sharon Nelson in Pittsburg, Calif., where she was raised. She was very active in school activities and was a Bluebird as a child.
POCATELLO â€” The Snake River Lady Panthers had their chances in their 3A fifth district championship game with Marsh Valley on Wednesday evening and it's hard to say what the biggest difference was in the final 37-36 outcome but in the end, that difference was as small as it could get as the Lady Eagles continued their undefeated run through the season with the one point victory at Pocatello High School.
IDAHO FALLS-The crowd went wild as the final buzzer sounded of overtime, as Blackfootâ€™s Keith Moore connected a silky smooth jump shot gaining the Broncos a 72-70 win at Skyline on Wednesday night.
â€śThat was my first time with a buzzer beater and I canâ€™t even describe the feeling. It is just a great feeling,â€ť Moore said. â€śI would like to thank my parents for always supporting me in everything I do.â€™
Mountain View Middle School (MVMS) students will compete in the state MATHCOUNTS competition. The MVMS team placed third out of the 16 teams competing.
MVMS eighth grader Daylan Bird placed fifth in the individual competition and received a $750 scholarship to Idaho State University School of Engineering as well as winning a trophy.
MVMS math teacher Ken Maroney is the team's coach.
The top three teams and top 12 individuals move on to the state competition.
Medical students in rotations at Bingham Memorial Hospital visited a classroom at Stoddard Elementary Wednesday to teach the students about germs.
The medical students, from Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, visited Megan Leiseth's second grade classroom. They left with swabs from the drinking fountain, computers, white board markers, the chinchilla cage and Principal Ryan Wilson's mouth.
They will grow the germs in petri dishes over the next two days, returning Friday to share their results with the students.
Blackfoot High Schoolâ€™s â€śWe the Peopleâ€ť competitive government team has claimed the state title for the fifth consecutive year. During the competition, students presented papers in small panels and answered challenging questions from judges.
Though the questions were difficult, the students rose to the occasion and impressed the judges. Several judges complimented the students on their preparedness, timing, and delivery. One judge said, â€śItâ€™s a real treat to watch you.â€ť
Jonah Mink, 79, of Fort Hall, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 at his home.
He was born Nov. 8, 1932 in Salmon, Idaho to Joseph Mink and Cora Pegoga.
Jonah attended school in the Blackfoot School District. He was a truck driver at the Gay Mine and a rancher.
He has been with his companion, Ardith Peyope, for 33 years.
He enjoyed breaking horses, traveling to and singing at Pow Wowâ€™s and Sun Dances. He also enjoyed making Indian saddles.
Golfers are going to have to put out just a little more green this year to play at the Blackfoot Golf Course.
The Blackfoot City Council unanimously voted to raise golf fees at their meeting Tuesday night. Rates for 18 holes will increase one dollar, with the rate for nine holes increasing 50 cents. A weekend round of 18 holes will now cost $24, with Monday-Thursday rounds at $22.
The cost for an adult season pass increases to $600.
City residents receive a discount, and get $2 off per round or $35 off the season pass.
(AP) A 911 call recording reveals a social worker's attempts over a more than six-minute call to get a dispatcher to send authorities quickly to the home of Josh Powell after he locked himself and his two sons in the home he then set ablaze.
The social worker seemed to try repeatedly to relay the gravity of what was going on to dispatchers. Josh Powell was scheduled for a supervised visit with his sons Sunday. Authorities said he locked the door, used a hatchet on his kids, and lit the house on fire, killing all inside.