BLACKFOOT – The Bingham County Planning and Zoning Commission met on Wednesday evening for a meeting that would finish in the future after multiple agenda items sent those involved home after midnight.

BLACKFOOT – Bingham County commissioners met on Wednesday morning to discuss complaints regarding the train crossings in the county. Commissioner Whitney Manwaring expressed that the commissioners have received multiple complaints from members of the community regarding damages to their vehi…

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot Planning and Zoning commission met Tuesday evening for their monthly work meeting. The short agenda ended with a group activity making adjustments to the newly updated Blackfoot zoning map. Eric Smith, Blackfoot’s Global Information Systems (GIS) specialist, created…

BLACKFOOT — Premier Technology Inc. announces their first annual Welding Tryout set for April 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held at Premier Technology’s facility, 1858 W. Bridge St. in Blackfoot.

BLACKFOOT – Spring has sprung and with the fluctuating weather that sometimes makes Mother Nature appear bipolar, the time has come for those who have stored a camp trailer, boat, RV, or any other item at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds to be collected by their owners so the crews can be…

In communities neighboring Idaho Falls and Blackfoot, people will have a new place to seek urgent care.

FIRTH – The Firth School Board met on Thursday evening to discuss the road ahead for the remainder of the school year as well as plans to seek a plant facilities levy in place of their supplemental levy.

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Tuesday evening to discuss important pieces of their restructuring of the city zoning map as well as updates surrounding the comprehensive plan.

FIRTH – Firth School District Superintendent Basil Morris along with school board chair Katie Taylor met at the Firth City Hall building Thursday to meet with members of the community regarding the upcoming levy election in May.

THOMAS — The 2022 Snake River Distinguished Young Women program is scheduled to go on Saturday at the Snake River High School auditorium, with this year’s theme being “Legendary.”The winner will be given the crown by last year’s winner, Gracie Packer.

BLACKFOOT – Danette Miller from the Bingham County Elections Office met with the county commissioners on Wednesday, saying that elections in May will be held just as they have been for the past two elections — open to the public to vote in person, absentee, or early — and will involve the Fi…

BLACKFOOT – Bingham County commissioners met earlier this week for demonstrations regarding different web services that are offered and sparked a discussion about the possibility of exploring options for a new website.

BLACKFOOT – At the start of the Blackfoot City Council meeting Tuesday night, Mayor Marc Carroll read a proclamation marking April as fair housing month in Blackfoot. Carroll’s proclamation noted the different areas of potential prejudice that have plagued people throughout the years in the …

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot Urban Renewal Agency (BURA) held their monthly meeting on Tuesday morning to discuss current business and to announce that they have officially received the funds for the bond they sought for the Downtown District.

BLACKFOOT – Bingham County commissioners met with Planning and Development Director Tiffany Olsen alongside the representative for the applicant to discuss and decide on a recommendation from the Planning and Zoning commission regarding a possible subdivision of more than 27 acres into 13 lots.

SHELLEY – Bingham Healthcare is has opened a much-needed urgent care in Shelley. Located just off of Yellowstone Highway at 275 W. Locust, 1st Choice Urgent Care is a walk-in clinic — the place to go for immediate care that does not require a trip to the emergency department.

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BLACKFOOT – Between investigation of a church that was vandalized and trips to the Rose Ponds in two days for two separate incidents, law enforcement officials were kept busy over the Easter weekend.

BLACKFOOT – Across the Southeast Idaho Public Health District (SIPH) and the rest of the state of Idaho, people of all ages are able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Minors require a parental release to receive the vaccine.

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot Planning and Zoning Commission has decided to extend the deadline for their “Good in Blackfoot” art contest for fourth grade students in Blackfoot.

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot Urban Renewal Agency recently secured extra funding through a bond in the downtown district that provided the necessary funds for the Teton House project, Blackhawk BBQ, and Get Found First locations.

ABERDEEN – Bingham County commissioners held a follow-up meeting on Thursday regarding the future of Sportman’s Park and the possibility of privatizing the management of the park.

SHELLEY — On Friday, April 2, 2021, at 5:27 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash northbound on US 91 north of mile marker 119, north of Shelley.

SHELLEY – Danica Valdez is a very determined go-getter. She constantly impresses others with her work ethic and using her talents to help other people.

I can still remember when my lovely wife Amy told me that a friend of ours, Pam Mertz — who was the worship director at the Wasatch Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church in Salt Lake City in 2009 — had asked her if I might be willing to take on a performing role along with Amy in an Easter week…

BLACKFOOT – The City of Blackfoot along with JUB Engineering held an open house in the city council chambers on Wednesday afternoon to answer questions, share information, and provide an opportunity for members of the community to share input on the transportation plan for the classic silver…

BLACKFOOT — Doug Sayer was appreciative of the long-range statewide transportation plan laid out by Gov. Brad Little at Premier Technology Wednesday, but he did offer a somewhat light-hearted but serious critique in how to make the plan better.

In 1865, a stage carrying several passengers and $60,000 worth of gold was rumbling along a road paralleling the Portneuf River, north of present-day McCammon. Unfortunately for the passengers, the stage’s driver, Frank Williams, conspired with a local outlaw gang. As the stage rounded a ste…

BLACKFOOT — Gov. Brad Little is promoting the need for major statewide transportation funding which would address infrastructure needs including Interstate 15 from Pocatello to Idaho Falls and the I-15 and Highway 20 connector in Idaho Falls.

BLACKFOOT – Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland addressed more concerns about the wait times at the Department of Motor Vehicles Wednesday during his weekly update with the county commissioners.

BLACKFOOT – Dusty Whited, Bingham County Public Works director, met with the county commissioners on Wednesday to discuss department updates as well as the results of the soil tests conducted at the location of the to-be-removed fuel tanks from the old Road and Bridge Shop.

FORT HALL — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently announced awarding of an Indian Housing Block Grant to the Fort Hall Housing Authority in the amount of $938,798, in addition to the annual $1.357,868 funding allocation. These grants are designed to benefit low-income…

FIRTH – The Firth School District announced that it will be seeking a plant facilities levy in May that would request $400,000 per year for the next 10 years, according to a post made by Firth Superintendent Basil Morris.

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot Police Department continues to seek information regarding those who have participated in vandalism at Jensen Grove.

Lori Shaver, owner of Shaver Pharmacy, posted a one-minute video online where she was asked what she would like people to know about the COVID-19 vaccine. Shaver responded rather abruptly that she would like people to understand that the many locations that are seeing people for vaccinations…

Since April is National Foot Health Awareness Month, what better time to remind you how to show a little love and respect for a body part many take for granted.

BLACKFOOT – The City of Blackfoot will be holding an open house both in person and remotely over Zoom Wednesday to announce the plans going forward for the West Bridge Street project that will include the old Silver Bridge as well as the intersection of W. Bridge and Highway 39.

ABERDEEN – Bingham County commissioners met with Sheriff Craig Rowland and Chris Schulz regarding the possible private management of Sportsman’s Park in Aberdeen in late January.

DESHLER, Neb. — Reinke Manufacturing, a global leader in irrigation systems and technology, has recognized Irrigation Systems in Blackfoot with a Gold Pride award in recognition of their success last year.

BINGHAM COUNTY – Long hours of work between Bingham County and City of Blackfoot have reached the home stretch but finds itself put on the back burner one more time after Bingham County Planning and Zoning announced that they have canceled the meeting on Wednesday.

BLACKFOOT – Members of the community were at the ready on Tuesday to show their opposition for the previously approved Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for the developers wanting to build townhouses between Cromwell Lane and Lawrence Lane.

POCATELLO – The Southeastern Idaho Public Health District Board of Health met on Thursday morning for their biweekly meeting to discuss the current status of COVID-19 and the extent of vaccinations in the eight-county district.