January 26th, 2015
This week is National School Choice Week. Many activities and celebration are scheduled in Idaho from Monday through Saturday.
Today, 100 individualsâ€”both students and chaperonesâ€”will attend a rally in Boise for Capitol Day for School Choice.
"We are leaving at 4:15 a.m.," said Fred Ball, director of the Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center (BCCLC). We will meet at the Basque Cultural Center at 9 a.m. to explore the center.
"After lunch, we will march to the Capitol Building where we will hear different speakers," he said.
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Steven Atwood, 53, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Monday, January 26, 2015 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
â€˘ Gary Eckhardt will be at the Blackfoot Public Library at 6:30 p.m. to discuss why your life story is worth telling and giving some instruction on how to get started with your biography. You may bring some examples of work you have to share. This program is free and refreshments will be served.
â€˘ BCP Presents â€śLittle Mermaid jr.â€ť Jan. 30, 31, & Feb. 2 at the Historic Nuart Theater, 195 North Broadway. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7. More information is available online at http://blackfootcommunityplayers.com.
The Firth girls basketball team lost to Ririe 59-32 Saturday night in Firth. For more on the game pick up Monday's print oe e-editions.
Challis defeated Firth 55-30 on the wrestling mat on Thursday. For more on the match pick up the print or e-edition
Some Boise State University (BSU) students from East Idaho had what will likely be a "once in a lifetime experience" - the opportunity to hear U.S.President Barack Obama speak live and in person. Just one day after his State of the Union speech, Obama spoke to a full house at the Caven-Williams Sports Complex on Wednesday afternoon.
Blackfoot native Nick Hall, 20, Â (BHS Class of 2012) who is a junior at BSU studying supply chain management and marketing said he "wouldn't have missed the opportunity to see the president" nailing a spot only 30 yards away from him.
The Blackfoot wrestling team defeated Century 71-3 on Wednesday. For more on the match pick up the print or e-editions.
RENO, Nev. (AP) â€” Researchers are trying to crack the mystery surrounding the discovery of a weathered, rusted Winchester rifle in the mountains of remote eastern Nevada.
The gun manufactured in 1882 was found leaning against a juniper tree on a rocky outcrop in Great Basin National Park during an archaeological survey in November.
Nichole Andler, the park's chief of interpretation, said officials may never know when the .44-40 rifle was placed there, but it's possible it could have been left undisturbed since the 1800s.