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July 8th, 2011

Tribes, counties, cities move forward together

July 9, 2011

POCATELLO —Elected officials from cities and counties surrounding the Fort Hall Indian Reservation met with officials from the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes for the first time in five months Friday to discuss moving forward.
The group includes the mayors of Pocatello and Chubbuck, county commissioners from Bingham, Bannock and Power counties and representatives from the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.

Shooting suspect pleads guilty to aggravated assault

July 8, 2011

IDAHO FALLS — One of two men charged in connection with the shooting death of a Firth man in March pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of aggravated assault.
Jayson B. Burns, 22, was arrested March 22 by the Idaho Falls Police in connection to the shooting of Anthony "A.J." Camp, 24, of Firth. In exchange for his guilty plea, Bonneville County Prosecutors dismissed a second count of aggravated assault and weapons enhancements on both charges, Bonneville County Prosecuting Attorney Bruce Pickett said.

Donavon Thayne Teton, 35

July 8, 2011

Donavon ”Donny” Teton, 35 of Fort Hall, Idaho, passed on July 6, 2011 at Portneuf Medical Hospital in Pocatello surrounded by his family and friends due to a lingering illness.
Donavon was born on April 28, 1976, in Pocatello, Idaho, to Doyle and Wilma P. Teton.  He attended elementary school at Tyhee, Broken Arrow, and East Heights Elementary at Lawrence, Kansas, and Hawthorne Junior High, Highland High School, ShoBan High School and Owyhee High School, Owyhee, Nevada. 

Afton Dorothea Hill Benson, 90

July 8, 2011

BOISE — Afton Dorothea Hill Benson, 90 of Boise, who formerly lived in Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2011, due to a rare form of lymphoma cancer.
She was born Feb. 12, 1921, in Churchill, Idaho, to John Hyrum Hill Sr., and Olea Shipp Hill, and was the youngest of seven children. Afton’s parents were sheep ranchers and farmers who were poor in money matters during the Great Depression but had abundant love for one another and provided a happy home. Their recreation was gathering around the piano while their mother played and they sang and harmonized.

July 7th

More flooding expected along Snake River

July 7, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Snake River in Blackfoot is expected to rise two feet in two days, once again surpassing flood stage and approaching 11 feet by Saturday.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Snake River through this weekend. The Snake River, currently measuring 8.8 feet, will rise to 10 feet by noon Friday and 11 feet by 2 p.m. Saturday.

Comments plentiful on final P&Z draft

July 7, 2011

BLACKFOOT — About 50 people attended the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) hearing Wednesday night to discuss the Proposed Code Revisions Final Draft.
One point of order came about when it was pointed out that P&Z have issued two final drafts. The older version states it was last printed on April 22, 2011. The newer version is dated June 7, 2011.
The dates would be of no consequence, however, the final drafts are different.
Under section 5.2.49 Wind Turbines, the April draft has number 9 that states, "[Wind turbines are] Limited to no more than two (2) wind turbine per parcel."

Chukars aren't afraid of no Ghosts

July 7, 2011

IDAHO FALLS — Idaho Falls starting pitcher Robert Penny showed that he's not afraid of no Ghosts as the North Carolina native turned in his best performance of the young season, working seven innings of three hit baseball, to help lift the Chukars to their third straight victory with an 8-4 win over Casper on Wednesday evening.

Broncos split slugfest with Cowboys

July 7, 2011

By KASEY JONAS
For The Morning News
BLACKFOOT- In the bottom of the fourth inning of game one with the Twin Falls Cowboys, the bases were loaded and Blackfoot’s Cole Mansanerez stepped up to the plate and hit a towering grand slam over the left field fence to pull the Broncos to within 8-7.
“I was practicing in the cage before the game and it felt good so I knew that today was going to be a good day,” Mansanarez said.

July 6th

Michael Clarence Holmes June 12, 1948 – July 3, 2011

July 6, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Michael Clarence Holmes, 63, passed away on July 3, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah, after a battle with cancer.
Michael ( Mike ) was born in Pocatello to Richard LeRoy and Pauline Seidel Holmes; he was the eldest of eight children. Mike’s dad worked construction so the family moved around during his childhood. After high school Mike joined the Army and during his tour in Vietnam he drove a supply truck. After returning home he worked as a fireman in Blackfoot.

Ileen Going, 55

July 6, 2011

Ileen was born to Stanely (Pug) and Eva Going on April 1, 1955, in Blackfoot. She passed away on Dec. 14, 2010, in Aurora, Colo.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John and Tera DeLoera, and her grandson Jack. She is also survived by brothers Stan, Dennis, Neal, Curtis and John and their families. She was preceded in death by her brother Leon and her parents.
To celebrate Ileen’s lovely and loving spirit, family and friends are invited to the home of Stan and Susie Going, 198 S. 900 W., Blackfoot on Saturday, July 9, 2011, from 3 to 5 p.m.

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