May 2nd, 2012
FORT HALL â€” Bingham County deputies, as well as agencies from Bannock County and Fort Hall, were involved in a standoff on Reservation Road late Wednesday night.
According to scanner traffic, the incident began as a high-speed chase after an unidentified man fired shots at a Bingham County residence. Deputies were then involved in a high-speed chase during which the suspect told a dispatcher to have deputies back off or he would kill himself.
Updates will be posted as more information becomes available.
BLACKFOOT â€” It was a fabulous way to end the regular season and for a quintet of seniors and even better way to leave the home field a winner as the Blackfoot Broncos sent Jeremy Leavitt, Jeremy Johnson, Jaron Katseanes, Colton Fairchild and Shawn Whitehead home with fond memories of their 13-2 conference win over Rigby on Wednesday evening.
"It was nice to get a home win," Blackfoot head coach Kenny Dahle said.
Not only did the seniors go away winners on senior night but they each played big roles in the final outcome of the game as well.
Twila Leona Russell Humphries, 86, of Ammon,
passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the Idaho Falls Care and Rehab Center.Â
She was born Sept. 14, 1925 at her Aunt Violet Lordsâ€™ home in Taylor, near Shelley, to Edward Jackson Russell and Hazel Vinona Taysom Russell.
BLACKFOOT â€” On Tuesday members of the Blackfoot City Council approved discussions with two groups which want to use city property.
Mayor Mike Virtue noted that an organization out of Utah wants to use Jensen Grove Lake for a regional wakeboard competition on July 28. He also noted that another organization would like to use the old BMX track property for ATV training at least one time this summer.
"This sounds like a win-win for the city," said councilman Rich Woodfin.
"It's another way to get people off the freeway and see our wonderful growth," councilman Butch Hulse said in agreement.
THOMAS â€” The Snake River Panther baseball squad closed out the regular home schedule on Tuesday afternoon as they made short work of conference rival Marsh Valley with a five inning, 14-4 romp over the Eagles.
"I'm happy with the way that we are swinging the bats," Snake River head coach James Carter said. "We just need to keep our heads on straight, go over to Bear Lake on Thursday and take care of business."
Items of note from April 13-23.
NEEDS A SHOWER: April 13, 5:08 p.m.: A man said his nephew broke his shower and will not give him the replacement pieces for the shower.
WINDOWS SHOT: April 13, 5:36 p.m.: A caller said two windows of a business on N. Broadway St. have been shot out.
CHILD ABUSE: April 13, 8:24 p.m.: A caller said a man just punched his two-year-old daughter at Jensen Grove.
The Blackfoot Distinguished Young Woman contest is at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC).
Tickets can be purchased at Blacker's Complete Home Furnishings, 1351 Parkway Dr., Blackfoot, or at the door. Tickets cost $7 per person.
Competing in this year's contest are 14 Blackfoot High School students.
Alice Cannon is the daughter of Chris and Corenna Cannon and will be singing â€śAngel By Your Side.â€ť
Megan Moore will be performing a self choreographed dance to â€śSet Fire to the Rain.â€ť Her parents are David and Trish Moore.
When Shellie Jensen asked her parents to help with her oversized class at Groveland Elementary, she had no idea it would be the healing experience that would ultimately leave a legacy stitched in love for 30 third grade students. Jensen had been teaching for 13 years and had never had a class size as large as the current one. Feeling overwhelmed with the influx of students, Jensen reached out to her parents to volunteer once a week helping students with reading and math. Her parents far exceeded her expectations.
The sun shone brightly for the second annual "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event hosted by the Bingham Crisis Center (BCC) on Saturday. For the event men donned fashionable footwear from chunky heels, stilettos, pink flip flops with flowers and stylish boots with a 3 inch tapered heel, and wore them for a mile walk around Blackfoot.
The walk is directed toward raising men's awareness about speaking out to others to end domestic and sexual abuse.
AMERICAN FALLS â€” The fourth district high school rodeo season hit the half way mark on Saturday afternoon as the talented prep stars wrapped up the sixth of twelve regular season rodeos at the American Falls rodeo arena.
With both fans and contestants enjoying far better weather than Friday evenings performance, the cowboys and cowgirls thrilled the spectators beginning with the first event of bareback riding which was won by Cooper Clemens and his 41 point ride.