October 29th, 2014
The Blackfoot Senior Citizens' Center was filled as people celebrated the facility's 45th birthday.
"This is how we would like to see the Senior Center alwaysâfilled with people," said one volunteer.
"One hundred ten people signed in," said Pam Beus, director of the Blackfoot Senior Citizens' Center. "It's a good turnout; you just never know what will happen when you plan something like this."
"I like the Senior Citizens' Center because it's an inexpensive lunch," said Kelly Byers. "I can become a member of the center on Saturday, Nov. 1, when I turn 60."
(AP) â Fewer threatened grizzly bears are being killed in and around Yellowstone National Park, and scientists said Wednesday their numbers appear to be holding stable as officials consider lifting protections for the animals.
If the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service eliminates protections, it would open the door to limited hunting in the Yellowstone region of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
At least 757 bears inhabit the region, although researchers say that's a highly conservative figure.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) â A woman stuck in the chimney of a Southern California house has been rescued and arrested.
Ventura County fire Capt. Ron Oatman says firefighters responding to neighbors' reports of a woman crying had to chisel away much of the chimney and lubricate it with dish soap Sunday to free 30-year-old Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa.
The Ventura County Star reports she was arrested on suspicion of illegal entry and giving false information to police.
Police say Nunez-Figueroa knows the owner of the home in Thousand Oaks, who wasn't there. They wouldn't elaborate.
BLACKFOOT âÂ A journey for a state championship that began on Aug. 29 moves on to the final 12 this week with the opening of the state football playoffs all over then state.
All five Bingham County schools qualified for this years playoffs and four of the five will play beginning tonight.
Shelley, Snake River, Firth and Aberdeen all play this week, while Blackfoot earned a first round bye after winning the District 5/6 title over Rigby last Friday.
Men, women and children of all ages filed into Jason Lee Memorial Methodist Church in Blackfoot on Tuesday evening to enjoy the company of one another and a hot meal as the Community Dinner Table (CDT) hosted its first dinner of the season. This marks the seventh year that the CDT has hosted the Tuesday night dinners at the church to help fight hunger and loneliness in the community.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) â Police have cited a 21-year-old man they say entered a St. Paul home drunk and dressed as a Santa Claus zombie, terrifying a 16-year-old girl who locked herself in a bathroom.
St. Paul police said Monday the University of St. Thomas student was cited for trespassing and taken to a detoxification center Saturday. Police found him asleep in the house hours after a Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis.
Starting with the performance of the Presidio Brass band on Nov. 8, the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center will be offering discount tickets starting as low as $5 per seat.
Programming director Susan Mann said the lower ticket prices are in response to the community's request for lower ticket prices and to increase attendance at the shows.
"So many people have come to me and said 'they would bring more of their family members to the shows if the ticket prices were lower.' We are responding to the community's request."
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) â Some 54 years after stealing several newspaper racks, a U.S. Navy veteran has sent a letter of apology and a check for $200 to The Ledger of Lakeland, Florida.
Bernard Schermerhorn says he's followed the rules for most of his 73 years, but caved to peer pressure as a teenager and went along with a friend's scheme to steal several racks from The Ledger.
In a Sept. 30 letter to the newspaper, Schermerhorn says they took a handful of change and then dumped the racks.
Craig 'Oscar' Ogden, 55
Craig âOscarâ Ogden left this life suddenly on Monday, October 20, 2014. He was a loving son, brother, father, coach and friend.
Doreene Kay Harris passed away October 25, 2014 at home with her loved ones by her side. Her last few days were spent with the strength and determination to keep fighting to make it to see her daughters birthday on the 25th of October.Â
She was born September 21, 1957 in Pocatello, Idaho to Geraldine âJerryâ Cutler and Gerry Hendricks. She was the third of six children born to this union. She attended schools in Pocatello, Blackfoot, and Cheyenne Wyoming where she graduated from East High in 1976.Â