BINGHAM COUNTY – Shawn Hill, director of probation for Bingham County, met with the county commissioners on Monday to discuss policy changes as well as review current practices.

We have heard the statement “We are living in unprecedented times” so much in the past couple of months, it has become a bit cliché. But the reality of the situation is anything but cliché for many businesses, including the Bingham News Chronicle.

BLACKFOOT -- With 28 of 28 precincts counted after press time Tuesday night in the state's 2020 primary election, incumbent Rep. Julianne Young was on her way to defeating Republican challenger Donavan Harrington for the House District 31B seat.

BLACKFOOT — Harley Howell, 25, of Shelley, was sentenced Monday in 7th District Court on a guilty plea of failure to report a death to law enforcement official and a coroner, which is a felony punishable by 10 years and up to $50,000.00.

BLACKFOOT –The mobile command center for the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office will remain as the temporary first stop for the county courthouse for a while longer, according to Sheriff Craig Rowland.

BLACKFOOT – Bingham County Commissioners met with Cody Lewis regarding Drug Court on Monday. Lewis presented information surrounding drug testing via smart devices through an application.

It’s OK to admit: Talking to a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease is no easy task. Simple strategies can help you communicate with a loved one who has Alzheimer’s.

Since June is Men’s Health Month, now is the perfect time to see your primary care provider for an annual wellness exam. All of Bingham Healthcare’s family medicine specialists are now seeing patients in-office, and Telehealth visits (online or over the phone) are also available.

ABERDEEN – They came out as strong as the mascot Tiger would indicate in their support of graduates of Aberdeen High School last Thursday night.

BLACKFOOT — Isabelle Jolley, 18, of Blackfoot, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Monday on one count of aggravated assault with use of a deadly weapon, according to a press release from the Bingham County prosecutor’s office.

BLACKFOOT –SpaceX’s Dragon capsule sent astronauts into space on Saturday, and the Bingham Academy (BA) senior Dragons launched into the next chapters of their lives Saturday night.

BLACKFOOT — Businesses that reopened locally Saturday had some smiling faces after their doors had been closed for at least a month as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

BLACKFOOT – Bingham County commissioners received upgrades regarding the ongoing network upgrades for all of the departments. The project is reaching fruition as they round the corner on replacing all of the network switches that are seven or more years old throughout the county’s buildings.

THOMAS – The Snake River School District is pleased to present retiring members of their family. These individuals have all contributed to the programs and educational progress over the tenure that they have served over the years.

POCATELLO — USDA released more details May 19 on its coronavirus farm relief program, which will provide direct support payments to farmers and ranchers negatively impacted by the outbreak.

BLACKFOOT – The joke that Idaho has two seasons — winter and road construction — proves to be true as the latter season gets in full swing. Around Bingham County, many different road construction projects continue or will be started in the near future.

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot Planning and Zoning Commission was forced to cancel Tuesday’s scheduled meeting shortly after opening when City Attorney Garrett Sandow informed the commission that they had an incorrect phone number listed on their agenda for access to the Zoom presentation.

BLACKFOOT –Independence Day fast approaches as the month of May comes closer to an end. With this in mind, Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland addressed the county commissioners on Wednesday morning with questions and concerns regarding their plans for approving or denying permits to sell f…

I want to begin by admitting something: I really do not like wearing a face mask. That mask is hot and inconvenient and makes it difficult to breathe. Those who wear glasses tell me their masks fog them. There is nothing pleasant about the experience.

BLACKFOOT – It has been a confusing spring when it comes to high school graduations in Bingham County and things continually change from day to day and week to week as we all deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

BLACKFOOT – The bridge over the Snake River along Rose Road continues to deteriorate and has become a reason for concern. During the county commissioners’ meeting Wednesday morning, county Public Works Director Dusty Whited expressed concern about the quality of the bridge after being called…

BLACKFOOT – It is now official, the Greater Blackfoot Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that the Celebrate Blackfoot event will kick off on June 27, just one month away.

Whenever you see a quote from a movie that states something along the lines of “I know things that I'll take to the grave,” you begin to wonder right from the start just how creepy a movie could be.

SHELLEY – The Shelley school board held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, May 21. While there may have been a relatively full agenda, it was mostly business as usual, although the meeting was streamed via Facebook to the area.

FIRTH – Firth Middle School will be missing one of their own as Susan Killpack retires as the end of the school year. Killpack has taught nearly 18 years in Firth after teaching seven years in Evanston, Wyo., where she met her husband.

With everything that’s been going on lately, for many, it’s been difficult to manage a standard routine. If junk food and lounging around has crept into your routine these past couple of months, there are simple ways to start gradually reintroducing healthier habits. Here’s how to revamp you…

In the time since the merger of two Blackfoot daily newspapers into one a few weeks ago, we’ve had some requests for a “Thought For Today” to be printed in these pages. A thought for today has been printed on the front page of each day’s paper since the Chronicle was born last year. It appea…

SHELLEY – The year 2020 will bring with it a lot of different memories, none of them more poignant and vibrant than those of how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed things at Bingham County schools.

BLACKFOOT — Bingham Bites has gone downtown after a year of building up business and a reputation locally as a home-based food operation for the past year, opening in the front of the Downtown Bread location at 111 W. Bridge St. in Blackfoot.

THOMAS – The regular Snake River school board meeting was held on Wednesday via Zoom teleconference with trustees reviewing retirements and a new hire among other agenda items.

THOMAS – The Snake River School District has announced that it will be holding a “Retirement Drive-By” to honor seven members of the Snake River family who will be retiring this year.

BLACKFOOT – Negotiations between Blackfoot School District 55 and the Blackfoot Education Association were held last Wednesday at Mountain View Middle School with agreement reached on a new contract.

SHELLEY – The Shelley teachers’ union and administrators met last week to discuss contracts for the 2020-2021 school year. The meeting would be fairly quick with only one break for caucusing that lasted all of 20 minutes and an agreement was reached on a new contract.

BLACKFOOT – Students at Bingham Academy will receive a traditional-style graduation after brainstorming ways to provide this milestone to their seniors.

We have all felt the effects of dealing with the world COVID pandemic. Agriculture has not been immune from these effects. Farmers and ranchers have been dealing with marketing and price issues as well as a limited labor force during spring operations. This has caused serious financial hurdl…

The Idaho Water Resource Board recharged approximately 447,950 acre-feet of water into the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer in the winter of 2019-20, according to a staff report presented last week.

BLACKFOOT – City residents near a proposed new development on Camas Street are concerned about the future of their part of town.

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot Police Department along with the Parks and Recreation Department has made the rounds at all of the city parks in Blackfoot to clear the caution tape, fencing, and other items to impede people from using the facilities.

BLACKFOOT –The tradition of placing wreaths at the graves of those who fought for our country may not be done this year due to COVID-19 changing how we live life. However, that does not mean that people need to forget the meaning of the day — remembering those we have lost, remembering why w…

SHELLEY – The class of 2020 from Shelley High School has announced that there will be a celebration and community graduation send-off for their seniors today.

I knew trouble was brewing when my wife began using the bows hung on my wall to teach my grandson to count past 10! I had to think hard when she asked why a person would need 25 bows. I’m still searching for a safe answer.

POCATELLO – Rockit Rodriguez, 23, of Blackfoot, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 130 months in prison for carjacking and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced Tuesday in a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for …

For everyone who has been craving a movie-going experience at a real theater, please join the club. The good news is that theaters should be opening back up shortly and one of the first movies that will likely be showing up will be the animated film “Scoob.”

SHELLEY – The Bingham County Commissioners held an appeal hearing for a previous Conditional Use Permit that was granted to Cody Hawker for use of a personal motorcycle track on his private property.

Actor Tom Berenger has made a number of movies during his career, highlighted by an Academy Award nominee in 1987 for the iconic movie “Platoon.” He has made some great flicks and been cast in others that would be best forgotten.