The Daily Press Blackfoot Morning News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-10-01T00:07:59-04:00 begins Smart Snack program2014-10-01T00:07:59-04:002014-10-01T00:07:59-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsThe donuts, cookies, chocolate bars, fruit flavored candies and sugary sodas that once easily accessible in vending machines and school stores will soon be completely replaced with healthier options such as nuts, light popcorn, low fat tortilla chips, granola bars, fruit cups, water, fruit juice and diet drinks.Restrictions will also be placed on when snacks can be purchased. Food and beverage snacks sold outside of the school lunch program can only be purchased "midnight before to 30 minutes after the end of the school day" effective across all of the district campuses. The snack restrictions don't apply to foods served for classroom celebrations or school events in the evenings or on weekends.Sweet treats and drinks that have been traditionally been sold as school fundraisers (such as cookie dough and chocolate bars) will be affected. The district will offer a limited number of one-time exemptions for fundraisers which will allow them to sell their treats on campus for a limited time (likely just one day).Blackfoot, IDLISA LETEDistrict begins Smart Snack programBlackfoot Morning voting for teacher's dream on Wednesday2014-09-30T00:15:47-04:002014-09-30T00:15:06-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsStoddard first grade teacher Melissa Hunt is one of 15 national finalists in this challenge. The teacher and the project with most email votes in each zone will be the winner. Each email address can vote one each day, seven days a week at the website— Participants must be 18 years old to vote. The contest ends Nov. 30. Hunt is competing against two other teachers in Zone 1—one teacher in Montana and another in Washington. Zone 1 is made up of the states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. Blackfoot, IDLESLIE MIELKEBegin voting for teacher's dream on WednesdayBlackfoot Morning raised $55K for potato salad2014-09-29T19:11:00-04:002014-09-29T19:11:00-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsPotatoStock 2014 was held in downtown Columbus and featured bands, food trucks, beer vendors and, yes, plenty of potato salad. With more than 3,000 pounds of potatoes, the charity-minded party was open to people of all ages.Zack Brown had jokingly sought $10 on Kickstarter in July to buy potato salad ingredients, but his mission drew global attention and earned tens of thousands of dollars.The Idaho Potato Commission and corporate sponsors donated potato salad supplies for the party.Brown is partnering with the Columbus Foundation to support charities that fight hunger and homelessness. The account started with $20,000 in post-campaign corporate donations and will grow after proceeds from PotatoStock are added."His fund will have potential way after this potato salad is forgotten," Lisa Jolley, the foundation's director of donors and development, told The Columbus Dispatch.Blackfoot, IDMORNING NEWSMan raised $55K for potato saladBlackfoot Morning family needs help2014-09-29T16:52:59-04:002014-09-29T16:52:59-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDMORNING NEWSLocal family needs helpBlackfoot Morning Pantry progressing2014-09-29T00:07:51-04:002014-09-29T00:07:51-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning News"We will have a building to feed people," said Lee Hammett, chairman of the CDT board. The Bingham Community Pantry is part of the Community Dinner Table (CDT). On Saturday, volunteers were putting up walls, putting in doors, working on plumbing and electrical wiring. Contractor Tad Stoker of Final Touch Exteriors was measuring and installing the plywood for walls with the assistance of Chris Cannon, president of the Blackfoot South Stake. Retired contractor Ken Honas was putting in a door between Parts Plus and the Community Pantry. The 2,000 foot warehouse is divided into four parts—storage, shelves for distribution, a greeting area and a place for a walk-in freezer and refrigerators.Blackfoot, IDLESLIE MIELKECommunity Pantry progressingBlackfoot Morning unveils new mascot at Homecoming rally2014-09-27T00:44:34-04:002014-09-27T00:44:34-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsAs was anticipated, a brand new "lean, mean and green," Bronco mascot was unveiled in a humorous student skit, officially retiring the worn out 1970s and 1990s mascots.Blackfoot, IDLISA LETEBHS unveils new mascot at Homecoming rallyBlackfoot Morning finds 2-headed baby turtle2014-09-26T19:22:31-04:002014-09-26T19:22:31-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsKathleen Talbot of Hudson tells WLBZ-TV she found the tiny creature this week while she was watching turtle hatchlings to make sure they arrived safely at the other side of the street.She noticed one of the turtles had been left behind. It was so dirty she thought at first that it had two feet in front.It wasn't until she got home and washed off the turtle that she realized it had two heads. The turtle fits easily into the palm of her hand.Blackfoot, IDMORNING NEWSWoman finds 2-headed baby turtleBlackfoot Morning released on farm accident2014-09-26T15:22:53-04:002014-09-26T15:22:53-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsThe man who died was Armando Madrid-Rivera, age 61, from Roberts. Family members have been notified. Blackfoot, IDLESLIE MIELKEName released on farm accidentBlackfoot Morning 11 Facts You Won't Believe Are Actually True2014-09-26T15:07:47-04:002014-09-26T15:07:47-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDNo author availableVIDEO: 11 Facts You Won't Believe Are Actually TrueBlackfoot Morning gets grant2014-09-26T01:04:35-04:002014-09-26T01:04:35-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsThis grant was for $7,025. It was provided by the CHC Foundation based in Idaho Falls. (CHC stands for Community Hospital Foundation but the foundation now uses only initials.)Janet Alvarez, the former president of the Bingham County Historical Gallery, did the research for the grant and then wrote it.The letter confirming the grant was received on June 1, 2014. All money was to be spent in one year. “We’ve already spent the money,” said Alvarez.The grant paid for PastPerfect Museum software which is used for archival materials. Three compact discs and a user’s guide were also published. Two Nikon D5300 cameras with lenses and flash, have been purchased and printer that was put in the Historical Museum on Shilling.Blackfoot, IDLESLIE MIELKEGallery gets grantBlackfoot Morning