February 22nd, 2012
POCATELLO â€” The Snake River Panthers got 24 points from senior guard Shane Parkinson and they knocked down an impressive 24 of 34 free throw attempts as they captured the fifth district championship with a hard fought 62-50 victory over the Bears of Bear Lake on Wednesday evening.
After a couple of nervous moments to begin the game, Snake River settled in nicely as they opened a 16-11 first quarter lead.
ST. ANTHONY â€” The Firth Cougars closed out their 2A sixth district championship game with a convincing 13-2 run over the final four minutes of the fourth quarter to down the Butte Pirates 69-58 on Wednesday evening at South Fremont High School.
â€śThis win shows how hard we worked everyday, and it feels really good,â€ť junior Mitch Orme said.
For the seniors this means keeping a tradition alive as the Cougars have become a regular in district championship games and they will be shooting for their fifth state title in six years.
The Snake River school board trustees accepted the resignation of Chris Cox, Snake River Junior High principal, and Selena Clark Rockford special education aide, at their February school board meeting Wednesday.
Board members also appointed Ray Carter, assistant principal at SRHS, as the junior high school principal until the end of the school year.
Administrative intern Steve Morton and Athletic Director Bob Coombs will help with the duties Carter is leaving at the high school.
A group of senior Brigham Young University-Idaho public relations students is carrying out a childhood obesity awareness campaign in Blackfoot.
The campaignâ€™s focus is to increase Blackfootâ€™s awareness of childhood obesity, and the negative effects it has on a childâ€™s physical and emotional wellbeing. The groupâ€™s work has been boosted by working with United Way, a prominent national non-profit organization with offices in Pocatello.
High winds wreaked havoc in Bingham County Wednesday afternoon causing numerous power outages, uprooting trees and damaging hangars at the Blackfoot Airport.
Winds increased throughout the morning and gusts of 58-68 mph were recorded between noon and 3 p.m. in Blackfoot. A gust of 71 mph was recorded at 2:45 p.m.
Items on note from Feb. 16-20.
FRAUD: Feb. 16. 2:52 p.m.: A man said he received a phone call and was told his grandson is overseas and had been injured and incarcerated. He said he sent $2,800 through Western Union to a person who is allegedly working for the American Embassy. He said they are continuing to call, allegedly to arrange the grandson's travel home.
OFF TARGET: Feb. 17, 10:45 a.m.: A woman said she found an arrow that has been shot into the back of her house.
AMMON â€” In a game in which both teams made plenty of plays it was the home standing Hillcrest Knights who made the last, and as it turned out the biggest play of the night when Taylor Brooks tipped in a missed shot as the buzzer sounded, lifting the Knights to a thrilling 80-78 victory over the Shelley Russets on Tuesday evening.
"There's always a lot of what ifs in a loser out game," Shelley head coach Dave Hadley said. "My kids played their hearts out and we did everything that we needed to do to win this game but you have to credit Hillcrest because they made one more play than we did."
The Bingham County commissioners discussed proposals to the county's animal ordinance Tuesday morning.
The changes include an increased impound fee.
This means that fees for dogs that come into the kennel would be increased by $10, $20 per animal.
Each dog coming into the kennel would be vaccinated. The increased $10 fee would cover the vaccination.
The impound cost for each cat would increase from $20 to $25. This increase cost will pay for vaccinating each cat.
The Blackfoot Community Players are pleased to announce the production of the iconic stage musical "Brigadoon." The musical opens Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Nuart Theater, 195 N. Broadway.
This highly celebrated classic has been given an up-to-date feel under the direction of Bryce and Amy Moser and follows the original screenplay of a young man who falls in love with a beautiful Scottish girl from a town that appears once every 100 hundred years. Several talented local artists are part of the production.
POCATELLO â€“ Things are looking up for the Idaho economy, according to Idaho State University economics Professor Scott Benson who contributed to an economic forecast report on personal income.
Benson predicts a 3.4 percent increase in personal income and a 4.5 percent rise in state general fund revenues in fiscal year 2013, which begins July 1.
â€śPersonal income is growing, although that growth is modest in the short run and improves only slowly,â€ť Benson said. â€śBut there is an upward trend and the future looks brighter than it has the last couple of years.â€ť