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…

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.

BLACKFOOT – Bingham County Planning and Zoning held its first meeting of the new year Wednesday evening and found the Zoom call full for the first item on the agenda.

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 Southeastern Idaho Public Health Board of Health held its first meeting regarding the current risk levels of COVID-19 since before Christmas on Thursday, and made only one change.

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot Planning and Zoning Commission held its annual meeting to start the 2021 year with electing a new chairperson and vice chairperson, as well as amending the agenda to allow an informational item to be discussed once new positions were established.

We are well into winter. Skiers are skiing, snowmobilers are snowmobiling, and fisherman are either sitting by the fire waiting for spring or hitting the hard water in search of hungry fish. This seems like a fine time to review ice fishing opportunities in our part of Idaho.

BOISE – Gov. Brad Little held a short press conference on Tuesday to share new information surrounding the coronavirus vaccine and its distribution in Idaho.

BLACKFOOT – While still sailing the uncharted waters of disincorporation, the Bingham County commissioners and former mayor of Atomic City along with Fire Chief Kevin Gray and others met to search for a working answer regarding fire protection for those who live in the Atomic City area as we…

BLACKFOOT – Dusty Whited, Bingham County Public Works director, met with the county commissioners Monday morning to present the findings on the study of Stone Ridge Lane — formerly referred to as Neff Road — regarding its validation. The validation process is conducted to ensure that the rec…

ABERDEEN – Bingham County commissioners had to schedule an emergency meeting for Tuesday with the Aberdeen Transfer Station requiring an emergency closure over public health concerns due to a COVID-19 outbreak among employees.

FORT HALL — The United States Supreme Court on Monday rejected FMC Corporation’s final appeal to contest the jurisdiction of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes to regulate storage of approximately 22 million tons of hazardous waste on the Fort Hall Reservation at the Eastern Michaud Superfund site …

Now that the COVID-19 vaccines are being shipped throughout the U.S. and, in particular, to Idaho, many people are asking when they will be able to get the vaccine. Here is an estimated timeline for when Idahoans can get a COVID-19 vaccine.

BLACKFOOT – Bingham County Commissioners held their bi-weekly COVID update meeting with department heads on Friday to discuss plans going forward as well as their decision surrounding the implementation of the vaccine as it becomes more available to different tiers of priority.

BLACKFOOT – Maggie Mann, director of Southeastern Idaho Public Health, held her daily update regarding COVID-19 and warned of misunderstandings surrounding the vaccines for the virus.

BINGHAM COUNTY – Elected officials gathered in the Bingham County Courthouse to be sworn into office on Monday and the commissioners voted for their chairperson as per Idaho Code.

FIRTH — An elderly woman escaped injury after the vehicle she was driving ran into the Firth Post Office building on the town’s Main Street Monday afternoon, according to a Bingham County Sheriff’s deputy.

BLACKFOOT — Bingham Healthcare has announced that Jeremy Johnson, RN, has been named Employee of the Year for 2020, and Lorna Van Horn and Kay Stump received the prestigious 2020 Servant’s Heart of the Year award.

BLACKFOOT – Bingham County commissioners heard from Dusty Whited Wednesday morning regarding multiple needs for the Public Works department. The department requested new solid tires for solid waste equipment, an ATV for solid waste, closing of mountain roads, and other finishing touches on t…

BLACKFOOT — A Pocatello man is in custody at the Bingham County Jail on charges involving an alleged kidnapping Thursday morning, according to a press release from Sheriff Craig Rowland.

BLACKFOOT – Gov. Brad Little went to social media on Wednesday evening denouncing and condemning the actions taken in the nation’s capitol following a pro-Trump rally Wednesday morning.

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot City Council heard from a concerned citizen regarding noise pollution in the Pearl and Nicole Drive area of town Tuesday night.

Shortly before I retired from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, a supervisor made what many employees considered an ill-advised decision, followed by a lot of grumbling in the ranks. I considered this individual a friend and thought some meaningful advice might help.

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot school bond committee continues to present its vision for the future of the district as the voting in March fast approaches. Recently, they have taken to making videos on their website to provide clips of information supporting the plans for the Technical Education …

FIRTH – The last few months have been pretty quiet in the town of Firth leading to the classic saying of “No news is good news” when it comes to saying there’s not much going on in their little town.

BLACKFOOT – As Idaho crosses the 20,000 vaccination threshold and over 143,000 cases across the state, Director Maggie Mann of Southeastern Idaho Public Health addressed a rising concern surrounding COVID-19 globally.

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Police Department has announced the recipient of the 2020 Officer of the Year honor, Officer Robert Lora.

BLACKFOOT — Interstate 15 north of Blackfoot near mile marker 106 was closed Tuesday morning due to multiple crashes that resulted in the closure. The crashes were due to reported ice on the roadway causing motorists to lose control.

Now that we have entered into a New Year, it’s never too late to start making positive changes in your life. If you’re willing to apply some of these tips for sticking to your resolve, then success may be closer than you think.

BLACKFOOT – With the holidays behind them, Bingham County commissioners held their first meeting of 2021 on Monday and the underlying message was hope — hope that this year will bring normalcy back to the county at the least. Their first meeting was the also their department head meeting whe…

BLACKFOOT – The first Blackfoot City Council meeting of 2021 coming Tuesday night appears to be one for the record books. Although the agenda is short in length, it is massive in what is to come.

I often hear friends complain about winter, usually pronouncing that they plan to hole up and watch a lot of TV until spring. As a child, my parents encouraged me to get outside during winter. And yes, I admit I was an “active” youngster and my parents were likely trying to keep me from bein…

BLACKFOOT – With the start of a new year, inevitably there are new laws and regulations that take effect and although the pandemic prevented a lot of action at the state capitol in 2020, one law took effect on July 1.

BLACKFOOT — A one-car rollover on Highway 91 south of Blackfoot about halfway between Blackfoot and the I-15 overpass sent the driver to Bingham Memorial Hospital shortly after noon Tuesday.

BLACKFOOT – Local residents went to Facebook recently claiming that they could taste chlorine in their tap water. Historically, Blackfoot is known for having some of the best tasting tap water in Idaho so it came as a surprise to locals when they could smell or taste it.

BLACKFOOT – Tuesday morning the Southeastern Idaho Public Health District released a flow chart on their Twitter page that demonstrates the expected times of when each demographic will be able to receive the vaccination.

Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH), a member of Bingham Healthcare, is pleased to welcome Jared R. Wortham, DO, board-certified pediatrician, to their medical team.

Today, obesity is accurately recognized as a disease and the cause of many serious health conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma, and sleep disorders. And, the severely obese, who have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 to 50, shave about 10 years off their lives.

BLACKFOOT – The holiday season can be one of the most stressful times of the year and 2020 has been the proverbial walk uphill both ways for many. However, this holiday season, businesses and people have paid it forward by doing everything they can to ensure that no one goes without.