BLACKFOOT – Bingham County Commission Chairman Whitney Manwaring addressed complaints from the public with Sheriff Craig Rowland regarding the mask policy at the Bingham County Courthouse. Employees at the courthouse are not currently required to wear a mask but rather are “strongly encourag…

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, summoning American resilience to confront a historic confluence of crises and urging people to come together to end an “uncivil war” in a nation deeply divided after four tumultuous years

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot Planning and Zoning Commission will meet again next Tuesday to cover a few more items this month, one of them being the Planned Unit Development process which saw substantial resident input every time one was placed on the agenda. Now, the commission looks to clarif…

BLACKFOOT – Bingham County commissioners last week voted to make an offer on the Manwaring LLC building adjacent to the county courthouse that would provide them with extended office space for continued growth of the different departments provided by the county.

BLACKFOOT – Bingham County Commissioners discussed the option of selling different properties late Tuesday afternoon, including rental properties and the old Public Works shop located on Frontage Road.

Do you know where the bathroom is in all your favorite stores? Are you afraid of laughing or sneezing out of fear that you might leak urine or have an accident? Do you sometimes have difficulty making it to the toilet in time, even in the middle of the night? Is traveling long distances — ev…

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot School Board met Thursday evening for the first meeting of the year, which involves the election of a new chairperson, vice chair, and treasurer. Beyond that, they would hear reports from the members of the BTEC (Blackfoot Technical Education Center) Committee regar…

In a tri-dual meet between Ririe, Sugar-Salem and Firth, the Firth Cougars who are battling to fill a complete wrestling lineup came out on the wrong end of a pair of scores on Wednesday. Sugar-Salem and Ririe both handed the Cougars a defeat and the match scores are listed below:

POCATELLO – The Shelley Lady Russets continue to make progress, picking up their fourth win of the season, downing the Pocatello Lady Indians in the process by the final of 49-40.

RIRIE – Friday night’s game between the Ririe Lady Bulldogs and the Aberdeen Lady Tigers was to feature two of the better girls’ basketball teams in Idaho.

THOMAS – It had all the feel of a state tournament or district tournament game and it was simply an inter-conference game between the 2A Soda Springs Cardinals and the top-ranked 3A Snake River Panthers on a Saturday night.

IDAHO FALLS – There have been flashes of good and even great play by the Shelley Russets, but there have also been times when the team has been overmatched physically by an opponent and Friday night may have been one of those times as the Russets fell to the Thunder Ridge Titans by the final…

As your state representative, I have effectively advanced the conservative, family-centered platform you elected me to carry out. Bills I sponsored and passed during recent legislative sessions include: a bill to allow local school boards to hire retired law enforcement officers to provide s…

BLACKFOOT – On Aug. 19, 1930, Joan Mansor Blessinger was born to Leo and Nellie Mansor at the home of her grandparents, Harry and Minnie Trego, in Groveland. She was raised in Blackfoot with her brother Don.