January 22nd, 2012
FORT HALL â€” As a boy Michael Mendez often helped his mother and grandmother with the cooking.
"I remember stirring a pot or rolling out pie dough for Grandma or my Mom," said Mendez, now the Food and Beverage Manager at Fort Hall Casino. "Grandma was famous for her cooking when the family ran the Oregon Trail (restaurant at Fort Hall).
"I enjoy cooking," Mendez continued, noting that he was the head cook at the casino from 2005-2008, took a break to work as a cook for ON Semiconductor's staff operation, then returned.
THOMAS â€” Shayla Christensen scored 17 points, 10 during a 20-3 run, to lift Snake River to a 52-32 win over Bear Lake in Fifth District girls' basketball on Friday.
Snake River led just 12-11 after one period. Christensen had six points in the second period as the Panthers built a 24-14 advantage. She added four more points as they opened the third period with an 8-0 burst.
After Bear Lake closed within 35-25 on Chaylie Hulme's two free throws early in the fourth quarter, Christensen started Snake River on a 13-5 run to put the Panthers ahead 48-30.
SHELLEY â€” For a game that Shelley coach Dave Hadley called a "polar opposite" of the first meeting with Bonneville, the Russets got the similar result they were looking for.
Shelley beat Bonneville 61-47 Friday after taking down the Bees by eight in December.
"In the first meeting, we got off to a great start offensively," Hadley said. "And Jared Stutzman had what? 29, 30 points against us."
It was a different story this time around.
BLACKFOOT â€“Â The Citizen's on Patrol (COP) program needs more volunteers. The core group consists of about 16 volunteers and Sgt. Jeff Mosbrucker with the Blackfoot Police Department says "it just isn't enough."
"COP's are the eyes and ears for the police," said Mosbrucker. "They're already trained and they help ease the load so officers can focus on other things."
For the month of December COP's donated 51.5, hours of their time. Mosbrucker says the police department would like to see a big increase in that number â€“â€“ but it will require more volunteers.
Items of note from Jan. 13-16.
NARCOTIC THEFT: Jan. 13, 12:52 p.m.: A caller said a hospice worker is stealing narcotic medication.
SHOPLIFTING: Jan. 13, 1:03 p.m.: A caller at Ridley's said they have a female detained for shoplifting.
PROPERTY DAMAGE: Jan. 13, 3 p.m.: A caller at Taco Bell said some gang members were at the business and damaged some property.
CAT EMERGENCY: Jan. 13, 9:40 p.m.: A caller at Bingham Memorial said that there is a cat that keeps entering the emergency room through the patient doors.
BOISE â€” Stronger than expected job growth in December drove the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate down another tenth of a percent to 8.4 percent. December was the fifth straight month Idaho's unemployment rate has fallen, hitting its lowest level since September 2009.
December also saw a one percent year-over-year increase in jobs with 13,000 more people working than in the previous yearâ€”the largest total since March 2009 and the largest year-over-year growth in total employment since mid-2007 before the recession officially began.
Eva Luella Nelson, 95, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Thursday, January 19, 2012 at Bingham Memorial Extended Care in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Eva was born February 22, 1916 in Teton Idaho to Charles Noah Tuckett and Evelyn Bird.Â She attended school in Hibbard, Idaho and Madison High School in Rexburg, Idaho.Â She lived in Hibbard, Teton and Idaho Falls, Idaho, living in the Wapello area since 1953.
On September 29, 1937 Eva married Francis Nelson in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.Â He preceded her in death in March of 2001.
BLACKFOOT â€” The U.S. Marshals arrested a fugitive early Thursday morning at the Best Western Blackfoot Inn.
Nicodemos Adermann, 38, of Pocatello, was arrested just after 1 a.m. Thursday on a warrant for a parole violation by the U.S. Marshals and the Fugitive Task Force.
On Wednesday the U.S. Marshals received information that Adermann and a companion was staying at the Best Western in Blackfoot, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Darrin Lambert said. It is unknown how long Adermann was in the Blackfoot area.
THOMAS â€” The Snake River Panthers got 14 points from Shane Parkinson and a thundering slam dunk from Cole Rushton as the Men from Moreland put a 73-42 beat down on the American Falls Beavers on Thursday evening at Snake River High School.
FORT HALL â€” An outside consulting firm is planning to study whether releases from the FMC plant can be tied to higher occurrences of cancer, childhood asthma and mortality on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.
The Fort Hall Environmental Health Assessment Study is a provision of the 1998 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Consent Decree between FMC and the Environmental Protection Agency that requires FMC to work with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes to determine the potential health effects caused by releases from the FMC phosphorus plant.