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March 27th, 2014

Gloria Ella Pubigee Valdez, 69

March 27, 2014

Gloria Ella Pubigee Valdez, 69, of Cedar City, Utah passed away March 14, 2014.
Gloria was born to Elias and Alice Brown Pubigee in Malad, Idaho on Aug. 4, 1944. She lived in Washakie, Utah. She went to grade school in Garland, Utah, then to Bear River. 

March 26th

SR brothers receive community service awards

March 27, 2014

Sixth-grader Tracen Mangum received recognition for his volunteer service during a school assembly at Snake River Middle School on Wednesday.
Tracen and his eighth-grade brother, Braden, were recognized by Prudential Financial, in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, as two of the four Idaho youth who have made a difference in their communities.
The Mangum brothers volunteered at the Blackfoot Animal Shelter and developed a Facebook page that helped to decrease the euthanasia of dogs and cats from 800 animals in 2012 to 35 in 2013.

Four-run third inning enough to keep Lady Panthers perfect

March 26, 2014

RIVERSIDE — Coming into Wednesday's game with Preston the Snake River Lady Panthers had not scored less than 10 runs in each of their three wins to start the season.
The Lady Panthers had also got stellar pitching from Raegan Martin and Sara Goodwin, so the visitors from Preston were going to have their hands full just to get hits as Martin was in the circle.
Mother Nature also made it difficult on both teams as a steady wind over 25-30 mph made fly balls an adventure and throws across the diamond tough to make.
With Preston ace Megan Porter on the mound, the Panthers knew it was going to be a challenge to score runs and when the opportunities presented themselves the Panthers were going to need to cash in.
In third inning they did just that.
Snake river scored all four of their runs in the inning and held of two Preston bases loaded opportunities to earn a 4-1 victory at Riverside Elementary School.

March 25th

City workers seek help battling vandalism

March 25, 2014

City officials are asking the public's help at Jensen Grove.
Scott Hays, director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Blackfoot, is asking the public to report any suspicious activity there.
"There has been a lot of vandalism this spring, worse than normal," he said. "We need people to report if they see anything out of normal and call the police at 785-1235 or parks and rec at 785-8622.
"Fortunately, the vandals didn't break the door in the women's restroom but we did need to reset the anchors—putting anchors in the block wall to rehang the door," said Hays.

Panthers explode for 14 runs in win over Soda Springs

March 25, 2014

THOMAS — For the first time this season the Snake River High School baseball team took on someone other Bingham County rival Shelley.
After a big first inning in a victory on Saturday, the Panthers and head coach Rich Dunn were looking to put together their first complete game of the season.
The Panthers jumped out quick with four runs in the first and closed out the game with seven runs in the fifth on the way to a 14-4 five inning win over the visiting Cardinals Tuesday afternoon at Snake River High School.

March 24th

Group cleans up BLM land near Groveland

March 24, 2014

Twenty-five volunteers spent four hours on Sunday cleaning up a two-acre area at the end of McDonaldville Road.
"This is all BLM land," said Jerry Wallace, Sunday's clean-up organizer. "It's close to town so a lot of people use it.
"People just trash it," he said. "It's mostly used for target practice so there is glass everywhere."
Wallace posted this project on Facebook. Twenty-five people responded and showed up to help. People came from as far as St. Anthony, Rexburg and Idaho Falls.

March 23rd

Aberdeen man finishes mission in Laos

March 24, 2014

ABERDEEN — At the end of February, Leland Sorensen resumed a journey which had begun on a hilltop in Laos on March 17, 1969.
That's the day Sorensen, a U.S. Air Force pararescueman, tried to rescue F-105 pilot 1st Lt. David Dinan, who had bailed out of his aircraft after attacking an enemy position perhaps as little as 20 miles away.
Sorensen had found the pilot's body but was unable to bring it home.
Last year, after a search of records turned up his name as the one who had seen the pilot last, military officials invited Sorensen to aid in another search.

March 22nd

Panthers scratch out win over Russets

March 22, 2014

THOMAS — With runners on first and second and two outs and facing a one run deficit Shelley's Colt Johnson came to the plate with a chance to tie the game with a base hit.
Two days after losing a close game to Shelley in a crazy windstorm, the Panthers and senior Brad Coombs had a chance to notch their first win of the season if Coombs could retire Johnson.
Coombs jumped out to a quick 0-2 count putting Johnson in a hole. With a tight breaking pitch Coombs struck out Johnson looking to preserve the Panthers 6-5 win Saturday at Snake River High School.

March 21st

Scout builds grave finder sign for Groveland Cemetery

March 21, 2014

Have you ever had difficulty finding grandpa's grave? Help is available at the Groveland Cemetery.
A grave finder sign has been erected at the cemetery. The sign was designed and built by Caleb Adams for his Eagle Scout project.
"At first, I thought of repairing the shed that is worn down," said Adams. "The sexton suggested a sign might be good.
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Former mayor quoted in new book

March 21, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Former Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue offers some insight on the economics of small towns in the new book: "The Economic Viability of Micropolitan America" by Gerald L. Gordon. Virtue, a two-term mayor, retired in January following the swearing-in of Blackfoot's new mayor Paul Loomis.
The book, published December 2013 by CRC Press, contains nearly 100 case studies of small towns, their history, successes and failures, and the economic challenges that small towns face today. The book features a profile of Blackfoot and an interview with Virtue, who was serving as mayor at the time.

 

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