The Idaho High School Activities Association and Holt Arena have announced the seating and ticket prices for the big Saturday of championship football that will be taking place on the campus of Idaho State University this weekend.

THOMAS – The monthly meeting of the Snake River school board took place on Wednesday night and chief among the lengthy list of items on the agenda included an update on the ongoing septic system project and the superintendent search that is about to be embarked upon.

BLACKFOOT – Only two defendants among 14 scheduled for preliminary hearings before Magistrate Judge James Barrett for felony crimes Thursday opted to have their hearing and at the conclusion were bound over to District Court for plea arraignment.

LAVA HOT SPRINGS – It’s that time of year when the weather goes cold and thoughts turn to one of the most popular of this area’s day trips: visiting some hot springs.

BLACKFOOT – A senior judge sitting in for District Judge Darren Simpson on Tuesday presided over two hearings, one on a motion by a defendant and the other on a motion by the prosecutor’s office.

In 1974, author Stephen King began what has become a very prolific and profitable career as a writer. That beginning started with the novel “Carrie” and was quickly followed by “Salem’s Lot” and then “The Shining.”

Most movies that dwell on World War II or the Vietnam War are very bloody and spend more time on the injuries and shooting and such and make it into a bloody mess.

Dancing toy soldiers, caroling worms, and performing poinsettias will light up the stage at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center on Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Lightwire Theater’s production of “A Very Electric Christmas.”

BLACKFOOT – Pam Eckhardt really loves her job. That’s a good thing since she’s the Bingham County clerk.

Thursday, Nov. 21, will be National Rural Health Day. This special day was created in 2011 to highlight rural America and increase awareness of health-related issues in these areas.

BLACKFOOT – Kory West, the 34-year-old man accused of hiding a video camera and recording activity in the bathroom of a Blackfoot home he was allowed to stay in, appeared before 7th District Judge Darren Simpson last week and pleaded guilty to one count of video voyeurism, one count of proba…

PINGREE — Many busy hands have been helping to produce homemade noodles for the last few Sundays at the St. John’s Chapel in Pingree in time for the church’s annual Christmas Bazaar in a couple of weeks.

GROVELAND – The Groveland Water and Sewer District held its regular monthly meeting Thursday night. The meeting dealt with routine business despite a two-hour court session a few hours earlier over GWSD’s lawsuit against the City of Blackfoot.

BLACKFOOT — Fall is an exciting time of year in the cattle industry, exciting as in there’s much to be done prior to the snow flying.

NAMPA — The Blackfoot Broncos have been on a roll ever since the second game of the season, when they suffered their only loss on the year. That loss, to Star Valley, Wyo., seems to have been the catalyst for a team that needed focus, and boy have they ever been focused.

BLACKFOOT – Eleven defendants were scheduled to appear for preliminary hearing on felony crimes Thursday before Magistrate Judge James Barrett, six of them charged with possession of methamphetamine.

BLACKFOOT – Seventh District Judge Darren Simpson held a two-hour session on Thursday to hear motions in the Groveland Water and Sewer District (GWSD) vs. City of Blackfoot lawsuit.

BLACKFOOT — Rupe’s Burgers is very often a busy place at night. It was specially busy Thursday during the start of the annual Santa’s Helpers fundraising effort.

BLACKFOOT – The November meeting of the Bingham County Planning and Zoning Commission turned out to be a contentious one when more than two dozen people turned up to protest the approval of three applications — two for a Conditional Use Permit and one for the replat of a lot in the Skyview S…

I recently saw several social media posts reminiscing about the excellent pheasant hunting hunters used to enjoy in Bingham County. Pheasant numbers have tumbled, but sharp-tailed grouse have provided an acceptable alternative for many local bird hunters.

BLACKFOOT – At the urging of some of the city’s business owners, Blackfoot Mayor Marc Carroll has recommended to the Planning and Zoning Commission that Highway 91 through Blackfoot be renamed as the Yellowstone Highway.

SHELLEY – The Shelley City Council met on Tuesday evening for a two-hour meeting with a full agenda. Two of the agenda items, discussed back-to-back, concerned the future of the city’s ability to deliver water to residents and businesses of the city.

BLACKFOOT — The Bingham Health Care Foundation and the Blackfoot Rotary Club teamed up in July to bring the third annual Wolverine Canyon Marathon to Blackfoot to generate awareness about cystic fibrosis. Thanks to the support of all of the local participants, the marathon raised $14,863.44.

FIRTH – Brett Farnes is the new postmaster for Firth. He has been with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) a little over 10 years.

BLACKFOOT – Blackfoot’s only professional security firm received a gift of appreciation Monday from the widow of a patient they transported From Rexburg to Salt Lake City earlier this year.

BLACKFOOT – It’s the time of year when Bingham County’s emergency personnel begin their annual drive to raise funds for the Santa’s Helpers program, a charitable operation of the sheriff’s office to provide Christmas for local families who might otherwise not have one.

BLACKFOOT — The Snake River Travel Plaza, along with the City of Blackfoot, announce the 3rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. at the plaza, 320 W. Highway 26.

Burn safety is a foreign concept to most young explorers. In fact, one of the most difficult lessons young children learn is that some things—such as stoves, radiators, and flickering flames—can be painfully hot. If children play with matches or lighters, the threat can extend to the entire family.

It is hard to believe that we are quickly approaching the end of 2019. This means that there are less than 60 days until your insurance deductible will reset. If you or a family member require any surgery or medical treatment, it would be to your advantage to have your procedure scheduled an…

BLACKFOOT – As we head into the final two weeks of the state football playoffs, eastern Idaho is well represented with a number of teams making the semis this week with a chance to play for a state championship next week should they continue to win.

BLACKFOOT — A self-admitted “screwball” from his school days returned to the halls of Blackfoot High School Monday morning to present an inspirational Veterans Day message during a special assembly at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.

BLACKFOOT — The executive director of the Idaho Association of Counties told a group of southeast Idaho elected officials last week that Medicaid Expansion and property taxes will be the biggest external issues of the 2020 legislative session, and they should be prepared to give their input.

BLACKFOOT – Thirteen people charged with felony crimes were scheduled for preliminary hearing Thursday before 7th District Magistrate Judge James Barrett, but all hearings were waived or continued.

FIRTH — Robert Bolinder is from a long line of U.S. veterans. His father was in the Army’s 101st Airborne, one uncle was in the Army’s 82nd Airborne, and another uncle was in the Army Air Corps during WWII. His mother’s brother was in the U.S. Navy.

BLACKFOOT – There have been close calls and there have been questions, but the Blackfoot Broncos have just kept plugging along.

SHELLEY — Shelley City Council President Earl Beattie served in the U.S. Air Force from 1969 to 1973. He was stationed at Chanute AFB, Illinois, Ching Chuan Kang AB, Taiwan, Tan Son Nhut Saigon AFB, Vietnam, and Mountain Home AFB, Idaho.

BLACKFOOT — The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial along with a mobile Education Center, will be in Blackfoot next fall from Sept. 24-27.

BLACKFOOT – Harvesting of Bingham County’s 2019 sugarbeet crop was down to the wire at the end of the week, with the last of the 26,000 acres planted coming out of the ground.

FIRTH – From the time that we as a country decided to honor our veterans with a special day, Congress set aside Nov. 11 as Armistice Day because it fell on the day that the World War I Armistice was signed.

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot School District sponsored Collin Kartchner, the founder of the non-profit #SavetheKids organization, to speak at four different school assemblies on Thursday.

BLACKFOOT — The Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Women will have their annual bazaar at the church at 168 S. University Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

BLACKFOOT — With a fairly resounding defeat of the proposed Bingham County recreation district in the unofficial books from Tuesday’s election, supporters of the Blackfoot swimming pool which would have benefited from the district’s approval seemed resigned Wednesday to the fact that the poo…

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot City Council met Tuesday for a full agenda which it expedited in a fast 45 minutes before going into executive session.