BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot School Board held a special meeting Tuesday to evaluate bids that had been accepted for the bus/parent drops located at Blackfoot High School, Stoddard Elementary, and Mountain View Middle School.

BINGHAM COUNTY — There are a lot of “off-the-beaten-path” places in Bingham County. They’re places where residents may feel forgotten more than others, but they still make up a part of the county.

BLACKFOOT – At 9:30 a.m. on a cloudy spring day this week, seven riders, five dogs and 170 head of cattle set out from Pratt Livestock Co. on Weeding Lane northeast of Blackfoot on the first leg of a journey that may be one of the few surviving traditions from the old west — a cattle drive.

FIRTH – Last August, Lance Mecham purchased the auto parts store that has served the Firth community for over 50 years. The business has been renamed Mecham Auto Parts Plus and is located at 127 N. Main in Firth.

ATOMIC CITY — With Atomic Motor Raceway gearing up for its 2019 kickoff, it is only right to assume that the best drivers in the area would be getting their cars ready to go as well.

BOISE – A couple of years ago, the IHSAA and Special Olympics combined to create a new event that is held annually now, for the third straight year. It is called the Unified Relay and it combines two athletes from a high school team and two special needs athletes.

THOMAS – Rylan Anderson is a freshman who attends Snake River High School. Rylan is also a three-sport athlete — football, basketball and track — who hasn’t quite figured out which direction he is headed as an athlete.

BOISE – The Aberdeen Tigers made the trip across the state for the annual 2A Idaho track and field championships and promptly put on a display of speed that nearly grabbed them the second place trophy in the boys’ side of the meet. The girls were right there until an injury knocked out a ris…

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot American Legion baseball team has announced the players who have made the team and released the schedule for play during the 2019 season.

FIRTH – If you have ever wondered about how to get your youngster started in basketball, what better thing could you do than to have them start with a seven-time state boys’ basketball champion coach?

BOISE – The Shelley High School track teams are used to top three finishes in both the boys’ and the girls’ track programs, but with the move to the 4A classification it was expected to have a bit of a drop-off.

BOISE – It was not a very memorable track season for the Blackfoot Broncos. Neither the boys’ nor the girls’ team made much of an impression at the state meet, with the girls finishing 22nd out of 25 teams and the boys finishing 24th out of 26 teams in the overall standings.

We’re almost two weeks into this new endeavor now, and it truly feels like things are coming together for the good. Kinks are being worked out.