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 – 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…

BLACKFOOT – Administration from the Idaho Science & Technology Charter School (ISTCS) held a COVID-19 vaccine fair on Friday to promote vaccination for their staff following the reorganization of the priority levels by Gov. Brad Little and his advisory board.

In light of my eight years as a state representative from this county, I have been invited by the Bingham News Chronicle to write occasional guest columns, commenting on the actions of our state legislature while it is “in session.” This is the second in that series.

We are only one week into the legislative session and it feels like the second or third month already. Idaho representatives and senators are hard at work addressing concerns that have been accruing over the last nine turbulent months — 300-plus days — under a statewide state of emergency. O…

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.

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…

THOMAS – The top-ranked Panthers of Snake River High School used their quickness and defense to carry them to a first quarter lead and then just cruised to a non-conference win over the visiting Kimberly Bulldogs 63-44 win Friday night.

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot High School Lady Broncos have arrived in girls’ basketball. There is no other way to look at it, no other way to describe it, but we won’t use the term “upset” when speaking of a win that the Lady Broncos engineer, even if it is against a 5A powerhouse like Rigby, M…

Idaho state media members have voted and the votes have all been tallied and those results are now posted for the first of the boys’ basketball poll of 2021.

ASHTON – North Fremont proved why they are the top-ranked 2A boys’ basketball team in Idaho when they hosted the Firth Cougars for a Nuclear Conference clash on Thursday, clobbering Firth 44-24.

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.