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September 22nd, 2014

Ambulance Budget approved

September 23, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Bingham County commissioners approved the budget for the Bingham County Ambulance District on Monday.
The fixed amount for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 is $851,084.
Projected revenue comes from property taxes for a total of $743,376. Other revenue is anticipated to come from the PacifiCorp Judgment ($7,268); Ag Replacement Monies ($23,886); Personal Property Replacement ($10,554) and Sales Tax/Other Revenue ($64,000).
The project revenue total is $851,084.

Blackfoot achieves goals in 5-0 victory over Pocatello

September 22, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Prior to Monday's 4A District 5/6 match-up with Pocatello Blackfoot head coach Liam Pope laid out two goals for his team, score and early goal and keep a clean sheet.
By the time the 80 minutes were up the Broncos had achieved both of their goals.
Cesar Oseguera scored the in fourth minute and the goalie duo of Jorge Lopez and Daniel Pelayo kept the Indians out of the net as Blackfoot kept their district record perfect with a 5-0 victory over the Indians at Blackfoot High School.

September 21st

Bingham County Volunteer Council keeps Aberdeen community in mind

September 21, 2014

The Bingham County Volunteer Council wants the community of Aberdeen to know that "they are here for them and have resources to help if there is a need."
The small agricultural community has taken an economic hit with the closure of the Simplot potato processing planet which affected about 200 workers in the area.

Florida woman flies plane on 90th birthday

September 21, 2014

PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida woman celebrated her 90th birthday by flying a four-seat Cessna.
Billy Jones had to sit on a pillow to see out the windshield Tuesday, but she took off with flight instructor Kurt Schneider by her side and landed some 30 minutes later at Flagler County Airport.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the flight wasn't out of the ordinary for the 5-foot-tall Jones. For her 80th birthday, she went skydiving. When she turned 85, she flew a glider.
Jones has been taking flying lessons with Schneider for months "just for the fun of flying."

September 20th

After a slow start, Panthers cruise past Beavers in straight sets

September 20, 2014

THOMAS — It was not the start Snake River volleyball coach Shelli VanOrden was hoping for as her team dug themselves a very early 12-2 hole to visiting American Falls.
But the defending stat champions did not let the early struggles get to them, instead they regrouped and refocused and ended up taking down the visiting Beavers in straight sets25-19, 25-10, 28-18 at Snake River High School on Saturday afternoon.

Bees ambush Russets, 32-7

September 20, 2014

IONA – It isn’t often that you see a Shelley Russet football team look bad in a game.
But from the word go Friday night at Thunder Stadium against Bonneville the Russets looked bad, really bad.
Bonneville quarterback Bradley Smith threw for 257 yards and three touchdowns as the Bees cruised to a 32-7 win over the Russets.

Missing driver says he woke up in field of donkeys

September 20, 2014

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A driver who went missing after a one-car rollover in New Mexico says he later woke up in a field of donkeys.
KOAT-TV reports New Mexico State Police say the driver called 911 seven hours after investigators failed to find any victims from the crash in Roswell late Friday.
The driver, whose name has not been released, told 911 dispatchers that he was lost and found himself surrounded by the animals.
Authorities say the man claims he and a passenger were drinking the night before but didn't remember what happened next.

September 19th

BHS gets new gym floor

September 20, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot High School students have gone without using the new gym this year since flood waters ruined the floor following a flash flood on Aug 6. However, this week, just in time for BHS's Homecoming festivities on Sept. 27, students will be able to a hit the shiny, "spic and span" new floor which now sports an 18 inch Bronco head smack in the center.

Skunk with head stuck in beer can rescued in Ohio

September 19, 2014

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in southwestern Ohio.
Oxford police said a resident called them about the skunk's predicament on Sunday. Police found the animal banging around trying to get the can off and running into shrubs.
Skunks are known for the offensive spray they can emit when threatened. But Sgt. Jon Varley says an animal control officer was able to free the skunk without getting sprayed
The animal was then released.

September 18th

'Males Order Brides' begins run at Nuart

September 19, 2014

Weeks of casting, costuming and rehearsals are coming together tonight for teen director Christine McPhie as the Blackfoot Community Players presents the opening night of "Males Order Brides, tonight, 7:30 p.m. at Blackfoot's historic Nuart Theater..
Christine, 17, a student at the Idaho Virtual Academy online school, chose directing the play as her senior project.

 

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