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December 5th

Snake River bands need your vote

December 6, 2011

THOMAS — Snake River bands need your vote. The band is competing for a private grant of $25,000 through the Pepsi Refresh Project.
"In five days of voting, the Snake River Band has placed 17 out of 224 entries," band director Randy Brady said.
To receive the $25,000 grant, Snake River needs to finish in the top 15 by the end of the month.
"[The grant money] would do a lot for our program," said Brady.
Brady's idea is to replace old, broken instruments and fill in instrumentation. Filling out instrumentation will make the band sound better and boost interest.

Police identify juvenile suspects in vehicle vandalisms

December 5, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Police Department have identified four male juveniles who they believe are responsible for causing an estimated $3,000 in damage to approximately 19 vehicles and one home.
The damage occurred Dec. 2 and 3. The Blackfoot Police Department investigated approximately 19 malicious injury to property complaints after windows of numerous vehicles and one home were damaged by a BB gun.

December 4th

Electors to pick city councilman on Tuesday

December 5, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday for only Blackfoot residents. Electors are voting on Blackfoot city council seat number four. The candidates are Butch Hulse and Clair Broadhead.
Electors living in the following precincts will vote in these locations:
° Precincts 1, 2 and 3 will vote in the Mountain View Middle School.
° Precinct 4 will vote at Stalker Elementary.
° Precinct 5 will vote at Ridge Crest Elementary.
° Precinct 6 will vote at BPAC.
To be able to vote, each elector must present photo identification.

December 2nd

Preparing for tonight's concert

December 3, 2011

Two candidates in city council runoff election

December 3, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Two candidates for Blackfoot City Council will face off in a runoff election Tuesday after no candidate received a majority of the vote in the November election.
Butch Hulse, who received 49.7 percent of the vote in the November election, and Clair L. Broadhead, who received 37.4 percent of the vote, are running for Seat 4 on the city council. A third candidate received 13 percent of the vote.
The seat is currently held by Robert Layton, who did not seek re-election.

Mother on quest to stop Shaken Baby Syndrome

December 2, 2011

BLACKFOOT – There are some things a mother should never see. Three years ago Diana Empey received a panicked phone call from Patricia Widerburg, the woman caring for her two children. Empey rushed to the daycare to find a street lined with fire trucks, ambulance and police.
“The cops grabbed me and said this is mom. Trish [Widerburg]looked like a zombie and just kept saying ‘I’m sorry...I’m so sorry..’ and then a paramedic grabbed me and said ‘can you keep it together? This is going to be horrifying.’ I was so confused – I had no idea what was going on,” said Empey.

December 1st

Snake River vs Aberdeen photo gallery

December 2, 2011

Snake River downed Aberdeen 48-37 on Thursday. For stats and the game story, pick up Friday's edition of the Morning News.

Postal proposals under fire

December 2, 2011

POCATELLO — The United States Postal Service is looking into closing the mail processing operation at Pocatello and moving it to Salt Lake City, Utah.
Pocatello and all of Southeastern Idaho is part of the Salt Lake Postal District.
Another proposal is to extend the delivery of first class mail from overnight to two-to-three day delivery.
"There would be no changes in retail and other services," said Salt Lake postal district manager Ken McArthur. "There would be no changes in acceptance time."

Christmas Tree Fantasy auction nets $19K

December 2, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The 33rd annual Bingham County Christmas Tree Fantasy auction Thursday night raised nearly $19,000 for local organizations. The Fantasy continues today from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Needlecraft Building at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds.
The tree titled "Nutcracker Sweet" decorated by Bingham Memorial Hospital's Radiology Department received the highest bid of the night, bringing in $1,750. The decadently decorated tree is a child's dream filed with lollipops, gingerbread houses, candy canes and giant snowflakes wrapped with pink and green.

Christmas Tree Fantasy schedule

December 1, 2011

MORNING NEWS
BLACKFOOT — The 33rd annual Bingham County Christmas Tree Fantasy is underway at the Needlecraft Building of the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds. The Fantasy will be open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. through Saturday.
The tree auction will be Thursday at 7 p.m. Admission is $2. The Gift Boutique and Sweet Shoppe will be open throughout the week at the event. Lunch and dinner will also be available for purchase at the cafe.

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