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December 13th

Mill Creek Metals to run transfer station

December 14, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Mill Creek Metals now has a signed five-year contract with Bingham County for operating the county's transfer station. Bingham County commissioners and Mill Creek Metals representatives signed the contract Monday.
Mill Creek Metals has agreed to run the transfer station for five years at a cost of $6.25 per ton.
Part of the contract states Mill Creek Metals can take plastic, cardboard and metals out of the waste stream and recycle them.

December 12th

Police investigate pair of business burglaries

December 13, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Two Blackfoot businesses on South Broadway were burglarized Friday night or Saturday morning.
Royal Cleaners, 733 S. Broadway, reported that someone forced entry into the business and stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the register.
Tanglez Hair & Nail Salon also reported that items were taken from the business at its new location at 207 S. Broadway. There was no forced entry.

Community honors fallen soldier

December 13, 2011

IDAHO FALLS — Even the weather honored U.S. Army Sgt. Ryan David Sharp at his funeral Monday. It was balmy and bright.
Sharp, age 28, died Saturday, Dec. 3, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, from injuries suffered while on a military mission in Afghanistan's Kandahar province as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sharp was carrying a fallen soldier back to the safety of the company stronghold when he was hit by a improvised explosive device (IED). He lived 12 days before succumbing to his injuries.

December 11th

BHS graduate now Marine Captain

December 12, 2011

It's hard for Barry Humpherys to realize that it has been 15 years since he graduated from Blackfoot High School.
But the U.S. Marine Corps captain has accomplished a lot since May of 1996.

Archuleta performs at sold-out show

December 11, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Singing sensation David Archuleta brought the Christmas sprit to Blackfoot Friday night with his "My Kind of Christmas Tour."
And for those who got to meet Archuleta before the concert, Christmas came early.
Approximately 30 people attended a VIP meet and greet with Archuleta prior to the show Friday night and got autographs, photos and a mini-private concert.

December 10th

Bingham County Sports schedules week 12/12 - 12/17

December 11, 2011

Sports Calendar

No local events scheduled

Boys Basketball: Snake River @ Sugar-Salem 7:30 P.M.
Girls Basketball: Blackfoot vs Shelley 7:30 P.M.
Wrestling: Snake River @ American Falls/Sugar-Salem/South Fremont 5 P.M.

Boys Basketball: Blackfoot vs Century 7:30 P.M; Shelley vs Idaho Falls 7:30 P.M; Firth @ West Side 7:30 P.M.
Girls Basketball: Aberdeen vs West Side 7 P.M; Firth @ West Jefferson 7 P.M; Snake River @ Sugar-Salem 7:30 P.M.

Girls Basketball: Blackfoot @ Rigby 7:30 P.M; Shelley @ Preston 7:30 P.M.


December 9th

Panthers crush Dragons photo slideshow

December 10, 2011

The Snake River Panthers crushed the Malad Dragons on Friday evening 66-29. For stats and the game story pick up Saturday's Morning News.

December 8th

Russets swat Bees photos

December 9, 2011

The Shelley Russets picked up a big 65-57 road win at Bonneville on Thursday evening. For complete game story and stats pick up Friday's edition of the Morning News.

Woman receives kidney transplant

December 9, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Chris Cahall has a lot to be thankful for this year—she received a kidney transplant on Thanksgiving day after more than four years on the organ donation waiting list.
Cahall, 45, grew up in Blackfoot and now lives in Moore. She has been a diabetic since she was nine years old. It was about 10 years ago when her kidneys began showing signs of failure, and four and one-half years ago she went into stage 5 renal failure.
She has been on hemodialysis since, and has been patiently waiting all that time for a kidney donation.

Possible gas leak at Independence High School

December 8, 2011

HAPPENING NOW: 1:55 p.m. - Possible gas leak at Independence High School. Blackfoot Fire Department is on scene and just evacuated students and personnel.
UPDATED: 2:12 p.m. Gas company on scene. Students and faculty have been allowed back in the school. Principal Mark Kartchner said students were evacuated as a precaution.

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