The Daily Press Blackfoot Morning News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-01-25T00:04:22-05:00 calendar2015-01-25T00:04:22-05:002015-01-24T01:59:44-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning News• Portrait Drawing and Painting Class today and Jan 31 at Cushman Paint and Glass 155 North West Main. For ages 16 to adult, cost is $15 per 3 hour session. Class will cover basic areas of drawing and design, dimension and value, and lighting and color harmony. For more information contact John Martin at 680-2252.• ‘Brothers of the Road’ will play at the Virginia Theatre at 186 S. State St. in Shelley at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a 2 p.m. matinee performance. Admission is $7 or $6 for seniors, children, groups (6 or more) and the matinee performance. For more information about the youth group putting on the performance, visit• Blacksnake Soccer Spring season registration will be held at Mountain View Middle School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. See for more information.• ISU Africa Night from 6-9 p.m. in the Stephens Performing Arts Center. The celebration includes a dinner, fashion show, skits and more. Food served includes peanut butter soup, dorowat (chicken in red pepper paste), jollof rice (rice, tomatoes and tomato paste, onions and red pepper), njema njema (spinach stew) and mokimo (potatoes with vegetables). Tickets are $9 for public, $8 for ISU faculty and staff, $7 for ISU students and free for kids under 5. Tickets are on sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays in the Rendezvous Complex and the Student Union. For more information, contact Sylvia Ofori, 208-242-7323, or call 508-373-6339.Blackfoot, IDNo author availableWeekend calendarBlackfoot Morning this week2015-01-24T00:31:28-05:002015-01-24T00:31:28-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning News• 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.• American Legion Baseball Chili Cook Off Fundraiser at Blackfoot High School new gym from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person or $20 for family of five.• American Legion Baseball for all boys ages 14-19. Anyone interested in playing baseball from the end of May through August of 2015. For more information call John Fairchild 681-6648, Tonya Pearson 1-740-9008, or Liam Pope 681-7486.• U.S. Department of Agriculture hiring event at the Idaho Department of Labor’s Idaho Falls office to fill 30 seasonal vacancies in the Survey, Regulatory and Soil Processing divisions of its Pale Cyst Nematode Program. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pay ranges from $9.93 to $12.19 an hour. Work will start in March.jan 27• Community Dinner Table will serve a hot meal for those in need at Jason Lee Methodist Church, 168 S. University Ave, from 5-6:30 p.m. No charge, no ID’s, no dress code; nothing but good food and fellowship. For more information call 785-3611.• Free indoor walking every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. at Stoddard Elementary, 460 York Drive. Anyone and everyone is welcome. Students K-12 must be accompanied by an adult.jan 28• Free indoor walking every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. at Stoddard Elementary, 460 York Drive. Anyone and everyone is welcome. Students K-12 must be accompanied by an adult.• Free job workshop offered by the Blackfoot Community Pantry and the Idaho Department of Labor from 1-2 p.m. Today’s class will be on interviewing. The classes are open to everyone. For more information, email• Story Time at Blackfoot Public Library, 129 N. Broadway, at 10 a.m. This weeks theme is “Tell Me a Story.”• Tobacco Cessation program at South Eastern Idaho Public Health. Interested smokers or chewers are encouraged to attend the January 2015 Fresh Start Program from 5-6 p.m. every Wednesday through Feb. 4 at Southeastern Idaho public health located at 326 polar in Blackfoot. jan 29• Free indoor walking every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. at Stoddard Elementary, 460 York Drive. Anyone and everyone is welcome. Students K-12 must be accompanied by an adult.jan 30• FASFA Night at Blackfoot High School in the Career Center from 4-6:30 p.m. There will be a Spanish interpreter there. There is a list of items students need to bring which can be found at infinitecampus.jan 31• Portrait Drawing and Painting Class at Cushman Paint and Glass 155 North West Main. For ages 16 to adult, cost is $15 per 3 hour session. Class will cover basic areas of drawing and design, dimension and value, and lighting and color harmony. For more information contact John Martin at 680-2252.• Elks District Hoop Shoot at Mountain View Middle School, at 12 p.m. For more information contact Travis Packer at 419-5444.Blackfoot, IDNo author availableUpcoming this weekBlackfoot Morning 10 Pantry Essentials for Fast, Healthful Cooking2015-01-24T17:48:28-05:002015-01-23T18:01:33-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning News“Keeping healthy foods on hand is one of the easiest ways to get started with a healthy eating plan,” said registered dietitian Sarah-Jane Bedwell, author of “Schedule Me Skinny.”1. Canola Oil—This kitchen workhorse is one of the most healthful cooking oils available and excellent for almost any kind of recipe. It contains the least saturated fat and most plant-based omega-3 fat of all common cooking oils, plus its neutral flavor and light texture work well with many different dishes and cooking styles.2. Vinegar—The acid in vinegar, including white wine, red wine or balsamic, brightens and balances flavors. It’s key to salad vinaigrette, and a splash can add depth and sweetness to soups and sautés.3. Peanut Butter—An inexpensive source of protein, peanut butter is a healthful addition to baked goods. It’s also a quick base for Asian-style peanut sauce on noodles or meat.4. Lower—Sodium Chicken or Vegetable Broth—Boost flavor by using broth for homemade soup in a flash, whole grains or a braised dish. Store-bought broth tends to be higher in salt, so look for the lower-sodium varieties.5. Honey or Brown Sugar—Sweetener isn’t just for baked goods. Use a touch to help caramelize foods and bring out the natural sweetness in vegetables.6. Whole Wheat Flour—Essential for baking, flour is also useful for thickening sauces, binding veggie pancakes and more. The white whole wheat variety can be a great way to add extra whole grains but maintain a light texture.7. Basic Spices—No need to buy a whole rack’s worth of spices. For most dishes, you’ll be good to go with pepper, cinnamon, cumin, chili powder, garlic flakes, thyme and an Italian herb blend.8. Whole Grains—Brown rice, whole grain pasta, oats, barley and quinoa are packed with nutrition and nicely filling. Keep them on hand to round out any meal.9. Quick Protein—Canned or dried beans and lentils as well as canned salmon and tuna are excellent pantry staples: nutritious, affordable and versatile. Toss them into salads, mix with whole grains or mash them into burgers.10. Canned Tomatoes—Essential for sauces, soups and stews, canned tomatoes are faster (and, at most times of the year, tastier) to use than peeling, seeding and chopping your own. Select those that are lower in sodium.“These are ingredients I reach for again and again,” Bedwell added. “With a well-stocked pantry and a little bit of planning, it’s truly possible to prepare healthy meals in minutes.”______________________________________________________This entrée or appetizer is a delicious way to incorporate whole grain and other pantry essentials.Salmon and Quinoa PattiesYield: 8 pattiesServing size: 1 pattie2 Tbsp canola oil, divided1 cup minced onion½ cup finely chopped celery1 cup cooked quinoa2 cans, 6.5 oz each, salmon, rinsed and drained3 eggs2 Tbsp green relish½ tsp saltIn large nonstick pan, heat 1 Tbsp canola oil over medium heat. Add onion and celery and sauté for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. In large bowl, combine prepared quinoa with cooked onions and celery. Add salmon, eggs, relish and salt. Stir well to combine. Shape mixture into 8 patties, about ? cup mixture each. In saucepan, heat remaining canola oil over medium heat. Cook patties for 3 to 4 minutes, undisturbed, or until golden brown. Flip over and continue cooking for about 4 additional minutes.Nutritional Analysis per Serving: calories: 150; total fat: 9 g; saturated fat: 1.5 g; cholesterol: 90 mg; sodium: 360 mg; carbohydrates: 7 g; fiber: 1 g; sugar: 1 g; protein: 10 g.______________________________________________________Learn MoreFind more flavorful recipes using heart-smart canola oil and other pantry essentials at, IDNo author availableTop 10 Pantry Essentials for Fast, Healthful CookingBlackfoot Morning Discusses Middle East, State of the Union with Lou Dobbs 2015-01-23T16:01:25-05:002015-01-23T16:01:25-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDNo author availableRisch Discusses Middle East, State of the Union with Lou Dobbs Blackfoot Morning OF THE DAY: 2015 'Bad Lip Readings' video spoofs NFL football stars2015-01-23T15:12:20-05:002015-01-23T15:12:20-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDNo author availableVIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 'Bad Lip Readings' video spoofs NFL football starsBlackfoot Morning Hall casino, hotel to host after hours2015-01-23T16:16:53-05:002015-01-22T17:11:26-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDMORNING NEWSFort Hall casino, hotel to host after hoursBlackfoot Morning by bugs2015-01-23T12:14:42-05:002015-01-22T12:04:13-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsForensic entomology (using insects to solve crime) has been an integral part of crime scene investigation dating from 1235 in China. That year, a murder was committed with a sickle. The town elder required every man to bring his sickle to the town center. Only the sickle that was used in the murder attracted insects; the man confessed to the murder. It has been only in the last 20 years that forensic entomology is widely accepted in the courtroom. Blackfoot, IDLESLIE MIELKEBusted by bugsBlackfoot Morning students share Obama Boise experience2015-01-22T00:58:22-05:002015-01-22T00:57:31-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot native Nick Hall, 20,  (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.For more on this story, turn to our print or e-editions.Blackfoot, IDLISA LETEArea students share Obama Boise experienceBlackfoot Morning puzzled by discovery 1882 rifle2015-01-21T20:28:41-05:002015-01-21T20:28:41-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsThe 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.The area along the Utah border has a history of mining, ranching and hunting, she said, and park researchers are scouring historical documents to learn who might have owned the rifle."I would say the possibilities are wide open as to who owned the rifle and why it was left there," Andler said. "It leaves a lot to the imagination and it may be a mystery that's never solved."Herbert Houze is the former curator of what became known as the Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming.He said Winchester Model 1873 rifles such as the one found in Nevada were so valuable that he thinks whoever owned it leaned it against the tree and then was unable to find it."You just don't leave a gun like that there," he said.The rifles, which sold for $35 to $50 in the 1880s, now can fetch up to $15,000 in excellent condition. They were among the most popular guns on the Western frontier.After viewing photographs of the rifle, Houze said, he knows why it went undetected for so long: It blended in so well with its surroundings."People probably have walked right by it," he said. "It was a one in a million chance they looked at it the right way and found it."The unloaded rifle's wooden stock was cracked but still intact, while its barrel was rusted. Its serial number was still visible, which allowed experts at the Buffalo Bill Center to determine it was made in 1882.Though a 1919 advertising campaign branded the Winchester rifle as "The Gun that Won the West," the Colt single-action Army revolver probably deserved the reputation more, Houze said.In any event, he's thrilled by what he called the "rare find" in Nevada, which will eventually go on permanent display at the park.Blackfoot, IDMORNING NEWSResearchers puzzled by discovery 1882 rifleBlackfoot Morning River trustees schedule special meeting2015-01-23T18:18:31-05:002015-01-21T07:02:38-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsOn the agenda is the scheduling of cottage meetings to present information about the supplemental levy. For this story turn to our print or e-editions.Blackfoot, IDNo author availableSnake River trustees schedule special meetingBlackfoot Morning