The 2019 theme for National Farm Safety & Health Week (Sept. 15-21) is “Shift Farm Safety into High Gear.” This should resonate, in particular, with eastern Idahoans and remind us that it is everyone’s responsibility to prioritize safety on farms and the rural roadways of Idaho and throu…

BLACKFOOT — Around 7,600 Idaho Power customers were affected by a power outage Monday that lasted about 12 minutes.

BLAKFOOT – The Bingham County Planning and Zoning Commission deliberated about 15 minutes Wednesday night before recommending that the county commissioners approve a zone change from Residential/Agriculture to Residential and the preliminary plat for a 74-lot subdivision east of Shelley.

BLACKFOOT – Two Blackfoot residents arrested on felony charges Aug. 31 in connection with a shooting incident appeared before Magistrate Judge James Barrett and waived their preliminary hearings.

BLACKFOOT – The following persons were among defendants scheduled to appear Thursday before Magistrate Judge James Barrett for preliminary hearing or arraignment on felony charges.

FIRTH – Firth School District Superintendent Sid Tubbs announced plans for his retirement during the monthly school board meeting Thursday night. Tubbs will step aside after the current school year.

BLACKFOOT – Kyle Steidley is 11 years old and he is already one of the more respected and decorated golfers in Bingham County. Yes, he is only 11 years old.

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot Broncos, who were very impressive in their season opening win over Lakeland, were just as disappointing in their home opener a week ago against Star Valley.

BLACKFOOT – The Bingham County Youth Jazz Basketball program has announced that registration for this year’s program will take place on Tuesday through Thursday at Mountain View Middle School.

GROVELAND – Ray Butt is rapidly becoming a fixture at Atomic Motor Raceway. He has been there for nearly three years and is gaining experience with each race that he drives and he is driving in the fastest, toughest division of racing at AMR, the Modifieds.

BLACKFOOT – This week’s edition of Friday Night Lights looks at all six of the Bingham County schools and how they will fare against their opponents. Two of the six, Snake River and Firth, will be matched up against each other and presents a very intriguing game.

As summer slips away, parades, fireworks, and picnics have, once again, commemorated and celebrated our cultural and political foundations: foundations of courage and unwavering confidence in eternal truths worth making the ultimate sacrifice for.