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Easter eggs hunts Saturday

April 19, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Easter egg hunts are plentiful around Bingham County today. The egg hunts are for children up to age 12.
Listed by time and location, the egg hunts are:
- 10 a.m. Blackfoot Easter Egg Hunt at Jensen Grove
- 10:30 a.m. Firth Easter Egg Hunt at the Firth High School football field
- 11 a.m. Shelley Easter Egg Hunt at the Dawn Lloyd City Park
- 12 p.m. Aberdeen Easter Egg Hunt at the Aberdeen Elementary School
- 12 p.m. Springfield Easter Egg Hunt at Springfield Park
- 1 p.m. Indian Springs Resort in American Falls

IFG stocks rainbow trout in Jensen Grove Lake

April 18, 2014

There was indeed something "fishy" going on in Blackfoot Friday morning as Idaho Department of Fish & Game (IDFG) officials dropped 2,700 rainbow trout into Jensen Grove Lake for recreational fishing.
Paul Martin, IDFG fish culturist, said that the fish are a little disoriented when they're first dropped from the water tank into the lake but that they adapt after a few hours. He stressed that the fish are sterile so that they cannot cross breed with the native cutthroat.
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County officials honor dispatchers

April 17, 2014

This is National Telecommunications Recognition Week. To honor the county’s dispatchers, the Bingham County Sheriff’s office provided lunch on Wednesday for the 14 dispatchers, two of whom are part-time.
The dispatchers also have received flowers and small gifts throughout the week.
Lead dispatcher Katie Bisharat has been a Bingham County dispatcher for 19 years.
“It is a very rewarding profession,” she said. “There is a high turnover rate everywhere.
The average length of a dispatcher’s tenure is not past 10 years, said Bisharat.

New Math Program explored at SR

April 17, 2014

ROCKFORD — Sixth grade math teachers and one second grade teacher enthusiastically reported on their test drive of the Star Enterprise Math Program to the Snake River Board of Trustees on Wednesday.
The Star Enterprise Math Program is an accelerated math program that is aligned to the common core, vertically and horizontally, said sixth grade math teacher Carol Adams. Adams headed up piloting this program for the last couple months.
"Star Enterprises bridges assessment and instruction," she said. "The testing helps the teacher personalize math to their students."

Citizens, city officials explore options for solving 'train problem'

April 15, 2014

Some "out of the box" ideas were offered to Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis and the Blackfoot City Council on how to contend with the city's "train problem" at a town hall meeting held in Blackfoot on Tuesday night.
About 60 concerned citizens attended the meeting called by Loomis as the city prepares to apply for a Tiger Grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation in hopes of getting $1 million to have a feasibility study done on what can be done to work around the trains that have been aggravating residents for years.

Meat-processing firm breaks ground on Shelley plant

April 14, 2014

On Monday dignitaries turned the first shovelsful of dirt for a meat-processing plant which will eventually employ 200 people near Shelley.
"We're going to start turning dirt in the next two or three days," said Bryce Esplin, CEO of Golden Valley Natural. "We anticipate completion in April of next year."
Golden Valley Natural is a producer of organic meat snacks based in Idaho Falls. It currently employs 270 people. The 200,000 square foot facility in Shelley will employ an additional 200 people.

Community celebrates life of courageous woman

April 14, 2014

BLACKFOOT—Dozens of people from all over gathered to attend Jessie Woodland's funeral at Hawker Funeral Home on Saturday morning.
According to Jessie's aunt, Tammy Cobbley, Jessie planned everything about her funeral. "We asked her if she wanted us to party or do something serious to celebrate her life and she said she wanted it all - which is exactly how she lived her life," said Cobbley.
Jessie's battle with gastric cancer has touched the hearts of many in our community and has brought us all together to help rally on her and her family's behalf.

How to become a princess

April 13, 2014

Dozens of young children and their escorts became princesses courtesy of the A Capella class at Snake River High School on Saturday.
"Being able to take my granddaughters to this is just so wonderful. They absolutely love it! We look forward to it every year," said Paula Parks.
A Capella students dressed up as Disney princesses and princes to host a tea party, a puppet show, dancing, singing, princess charm school, nail painting, crown making and more.
"I think my favorite part is the crown making," said Reese Adakai.
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Blackfoot teen to dance at Jazz halftime

April 11, 2014

Blackfoot High School student Taylor Smiddy has been selected to dance at the final Utah Jazz regular season home game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday. Smiddy will dance with a group of other high school aged dancers, most of whom are from Utah, in this special halftime performance.
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Book sale at library Saturday

April 10, 2014

Books, books and more books! The "Friends of the Blackfoot Public Library" are holding their spring book sale on Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the basement of the Blackfoot Public Library.
The volunteer group "Friends of the Blackfoot Public Library" hold a book sale in the spring and fall to raise money for the library. Thousands of books of all kinds - on nearly every subject imaginable - are donated throughout the year and sold for as low as 25 cents per book. Some of the books are even free.

 

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