FIRTH – Firth High School graduated 51 seniors Thursday night. A full gymnasium celebrated the accomplishments of these young people.

BLACKFOOT – Two years short of a century ago, a group of Bingham County farmers dissatisfied with the prices they were getting for their crops formed an alfalfa growers association that would enable them to do their own marketing.

BLACKFOOT — In a ceremony befitting the start of the Memorial Day weekend, Ben Hammond’s bronze statue of a soldier handing a folded American flag to a pair of children was unveiled here Friday at Patriot Field.

BLACKFOOT — The City of Blackfoot recognized foster parents who support the families who need them Wednesday by having city employees gather at Jensen Grove as part of the Hats Off for Foster Parents campaign.

SHELLEY – The Shelley High School class of 2019 totaled 153 proud Russets who graduated Tuesday night. The Newel Sargent Memorial Gymnasium was full to overflowing with friends, family and patrons.

THOMAS – Snake River High School and the parents, family, and friends of 125 seniors were on hand as Commencement ceremonies were held for the graduates Wednesday night.

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.

BLACKFOOT – Defensive driving classes sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons have many benefits, and one of the classes, called a refresher class, is available June 5 at the Blackfoot Senior Citizens Center in Blackfoot.

FIRTH – Grace Christensen is the Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) of Idaho 2019. Besides graduating from Firth High School this week as one of her class’ valedictorians, she is also preparing to compete in the DYW National Finals in Mobile, Ala., June 27-29.

BLACKFOOT – It is almost summer in southeast Idaho and the question that comes to a lot of people’s minds are ‘what to do with the kids’ on those long summer days.

BLACKFOOT – KC Michael Mathis, 27, the Blackfoot man who allegedly caused a fire on April 23 that damaged the Carol Street apartment he shared with his family, entered an Alford Plea Monday before 7th District Judge Darren Simpson to felony malicious injury to property and misdemeanor domest…

BLACKFOOT – Bingham County Commissioners are planning to construct a new Road and Bridge Shop near the Solid Waste Transfer station off Highway 26 next fall, and have decided to sell the building on North West Main Street that currently houses some Weed Department offices and its supplies of…

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IDAHO FALLS — Eastern Idaho State Fair-goers will be invited to “Taste The Fun!” when the 2019 edition takes place in Blackfoot Aug. 30 through Sept. 7.

BLACKFOOT – Blackfoot School District 55 honored and announced retiring employees of the district Monday afternoon in a ceremony at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.

FORT HALL — Three new directors have been named for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, according to a press release from Randy’L Teton, public affairs manager for the tribes.

BLACKFOOT — When you drive up to Pete’s Paint and Repair at 375 S. Maple in Blackfoot, there’s an “attitude” that draws quick attention on the large, weathered garage door — an “attitude” that hasn’t been seen much for many a year.

WAPELLO – A well trained stock dog is more valuable to a rancher trailing cows than two or three riders on horseback, especially if they’re the Border Collie breed, says Anita Pratt, and she should know.

BLACKFOOT – Ratification of a negotiated agreement on contracts between the Blackfoot School District 55 and the Blackfoot Education Association was approved by the school board during its regular monthly meeting Thursday.

BLACKFOOT – The Idaho Science and Technology Charter School (ISTCS) is celebrating 10 years as an elementary school, and they celebrated at the school Thursday night.

BLACKFOOT — There may have only been six people attending a town hall meeting held by Rep. Julianne Young (R-Dist. 31B) Thursday night at Blackfoot City Hall, but she was pressed hard to answer questions on two of the key issues coming out of the state’s 2019 legislative session.

BLACKFOOT – The agenda for the dedication of the statue at Patriot Field Memorial Park on May 24 was finalized Wednesday by the Bingham County Commissioners, and will include participation from the county’s American Legion Posts and speeches by Pingree artist Ben Hammond, who designed and sc…

BLACKFOOT – A 25-year-old Shelley man was bound over to District Court Thursday on a charge of forgery following a preliminary hearing before 7th District Magistrate Judge James H. Barrett, Jr., and is scheduled to enter a plea before Judge Darren Simpson on June 6.

THOMAS – The Snake River School District’s board of trustees held its monthly meeting Wednesday and there was a lot of discussion and a few action items that were of note.

Everybody likes a big backyard, a place to relax, garden, and play. Unfortunately, not everyone has a big backyard but Bingham County residents are lucky to live a fairly short drive from a communal “big backyard,” the Big Desert bordering the communities of Blackfoot, Moreland and Aberdeen.

FORT HALL — An opportunity for questioning and comments on the Interstate 15 Fort Hall Interchange project was given during an open house put on by the Idaho Transportation Department Wednesday at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Casino.

BLACKFOOT — Thanks to 13-year-old Joey Dewey, the Blackfoot Christian Fellowship has a food pantry to assist people in Blackfoot who are finding it difficult to put food on the table.

THOMAS – The annual Snake River High School Senior Awards Banquet for 2019 was held Monday night and the theme for the evening seemed to resonate around the community at the school.

SHELLEY — Five Boy Scout troops from Shelley and Firth attended a Wolverine District Camporee at the North Bingham County Historical Park in Shelley Friday and Saturday.

FIRTH – If you’d like to get your hands on a few of the potatoes that made Idaho famous and help a good cause at the same time, head for the Firth Mill and Elevator this Friday or Saturday.

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Bingham Healthcare joins with thousands of health systems around the country to celebrate National Hospital Week (May 12 through May 18). It is a special time to honor the dedicated healthcare employees who make our facilities beacons of compassion in the communities we serve.

FIRTH – Firth volunteer firemen participated in a mayday class last Thursday designed to help save their lives in extreme situations.

BLACKFOOT – A California man arrested at the Sage Hill Casino in 2018 apologized to the court and the community Monday prior to being sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for trafficking heroin and illegal possession of a firearm.

BLACKFOOT — Bingham County 4-H is offering summer day camps soon. All day camps will be held at the Bingham County Extension Office located at 412 W. Pacific St. in Blackfoot.

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THOMAS – Alexa Hansen, a senior at Snake River High School (SRHS), has been awarded the first-ever Douglas Wareing Memorial Scholarship.

FORT HALL — A couple of events are being planned by the Fort Hall Fire and Fort Hall Police Departments in support of FHPD dispatcher and tribal member Jamie Waterhouse, who has been diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer.

BLACKFOOT — The Gables of Blackfoot assisted living and memory care facility and Premier Technology have received business spotlights of the month for May from the Greater Blackfoot Area Chamber of Commerce.

POCATELLO – The Idaho Transportation Department and Shoshone-Bannock Tribes will present final design plans for the new I-15 Fort Hall Interchange (Exit 80) at an open house Wednesday.