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The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes have submitted a position paper to the Idaho State Board of Education asking that the governor and state Legislature “take a stand and establish state policy to prohibit public schools from using these types of names as school mascots,” including savages, redskins…

The 1907 forced removal of the Agaidika from their homeland near Salmon is to be commemorated at the annual Shoshone-Bannock Agaidika Gathering Friday and Saturday at the Sacajawea Center in Salmon.

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot City Council held a public hearing on Tuesday evening on the proposed 2020 budget, approving the fiscal 2020 city budget after an intense give-and-take at the hearing.

FIRTH – At their August meeting, Firth city council members approved a resolution to increase utility rates. The increased monthly rates will go into effect at the end of September. People will see the increase on their bills in October.

FIRTH – Firth schools opened Monday with changes in administrators, and new teachers have been added to the school staff. “According to registration, we are up in numbers,” Firth School District Superintendent Sid Tubbs reported. “There are six new teachers, which is a change from last year.…

Today’s story is about David Henry Biethan. Reference is made to the ad he placed in the Blackfoot News, October 3, 1896, and no less on the front page. He was one of Blackfoot’s leading businessmen for 50 years and owned several buildings.

Bingham Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. Travis R. Adams, PhD, ABPP, to their medical staff. He is a Harvard-trained, licensed clinical psychologist who provides continuing and comprehensive mental and behavioral care for children, adolescents, and adults of all ages.

BLACKFOOT — Jensen Grove and surrounding parking areas were packed for the better part of the day Sunday as the St. Bernard’s Catholic Parish hosted its annual Kermes Festival.

FIRTH – Last spring, there was a lot of talk about the potential of a freshman who was a pole vaulter and high jumper and how she might be the sleeper of the girls' track and field team in their quest for a state title.

FIRTH – A young and ambitious group of 27 greeted coach Bob Lambert when he opened fall practice for the Firth Cougars cross country team. A total of 16 boys and 11 girls turned out, a nice improvement from the number of runners that showed up a year ago.

THOMAS – The annual Panther Priders booster dinner, silent auction and membership drive took place Monday evening to a packed house of supporters at Snake River High School.

FIRTH – It’s not hard to see why Firth has had a winning volleyball program for what seems like forever. The Cougars’ work ethic is amazing and you can tell that just from their season-opening workout schedule.

ATOMIC CITY – With the 2019 season beginning to wind down at Atomic Motor Raceway, the drivers seem to be hitting their best strides in the last couple of race days.

BLACKFOOT – She is a native of Blackfoot and went to school at Snake River High School where she was a soccer star. Her first love, however, turned out to be horses and she has slowly been carving out a niche for herself as a jockey — a very good jockey.

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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.

We’re now three issues into the new Bingham County Chronicle. This has been a vastly new experience, it’s had a couple of growing pains, but we’re still excited about the prospects for this endeavor.