BLACKFOOT – When Danny Truman mowed lawns for pocket money as a teenager, he never dreamed that he would one day be one of the biggest landscape designers and lawn care specialists in town, with 14 seasonal employees at his command and between 300-400 customers from Pocatello to Idaho Falls.

Spring Break used to be about a bunch of friends jumping into a car and running off for a few days, usually just about long enough to run out of money and call home for a loan from mom and dad to get back to campus in time for classes to resume.

NAMPA — Shelley High School led a strong charge among Bingham County teams participating in the 2019 Idaho high school cheer and dance championships here over the weekend.

FIRTH — Firth High School kicked off the 2019 track and field season with the annual Firth Icebreaker Thursday, and while a lot of the events were short on competitors and times and distances may have been about what you would expect with most of the athletes were prepping indoors with the r…

BLACKFOOT — The early season is too early to get too excited about track and field results. Most of the athletes haven’t been outdoors enough to be in mid-season form, let alone thinking about where they rank state-wide and how they might be able to capture a state title.

BLACKFOOT – When midwinter comes to Eastern Idaho and snow covers the ground most years, some people hitch the travel trailer to the pickup and head for warmer climes.

THOMAS — After being delighted with last year’s performance of “Beauty and the Beast” at Snake River High School, I was eagerly awaiting this year’s drama production.

There are services available starting at the main office at 288 N. Shilling Ave. in Blackfoot, and there’s an office in Aberdeen at 204 S. Main St. that’s open every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Now, the center is working toward opening up a location to serve the needs of people in the S…

BLACKFOOT – Twelve people charged with a variety of felony crimes appeared Thursday before Bingham County Magistrate Judge James Barrett Jr., for preliminary hearing, but only one took place. Hearings were continued for seven of the defendants and four were waived.

ABERDEEN — Here in Aberdeen in the last couple of years, we have been able to watch some new facilities go up — classrooms, offices, and library, ag shop and practice gym, and our fine Performing Arts Center.

BLACKFOOT – Three applications for subdivisions in Bingham County will go to the county commissioners with recommendations for approval from the county planning and zoning board following public hearings Wednesday night.

BLACKFOOT — Second grade students from the Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center (BCCLC) have been getting a big lesson on what it takes to put a city together, and they unveiled their major effort Thursday with a “city reveal.”

FORT HALL – Eight candidates will be vying in the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes’ primary election on March 29 for the chance to face off against four incumbent members of the Fort Hall Business Council in the Tribes’ general election May 31.

BLACKFOOT — AYSO summer soccer registration is open now until April 6. Prospective players can register at

BLACKFOOT – If all goes as planned and construction stays on schedule, on Veterans Day 2022, Idaho will have a second cemetery for its veterans and it will be located in Blackfoot under the name Southeast Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.

ABERDEEN — Aberdeen School District patrons went against the grain from the other two Bingham County districts who approved school levies Tuesday, with Aberdeen falling just short of approving a plant facilities levy.

BLACKFOOT — Networking was the name of the game Wednesday afternoon during the monthly luncheon of the Greater Blackfoot Area Chamber of Commerce at Premier Technology.

THOMAS — The Snake River school board held its monthly meeting Tuesday night, and among the decisions that faced the trustees were acknowledging the receipt of bids on the district’s sewer project that required a bond election and a new bid proposal on installation and service of the distric…

BLACKFOOT – Every year the second grade at Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center (BCCLC), engages students in a project-based learning unit of building a city. Not only do students learn about all of the work that goes into planning and zoning, proper etiquette in city council meetings…

BLACKFOOT — Just one day after warmer temperatures and sunny skies prompted people to shed their coats and jackets on Tuesday, winter-type weather returned to Bingham County Wednesday with colder temperatures, snow, and poor driving conditions making a comeback.


BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot School Board hosted a special meeting Wednesday night to discuss a possible “open meeting law violation” during its February meeting.

Back pain may get you out of yard work or shoveling the driveway, but when it becomes more than just a handy excuse, it’s time to take action.

BLACKFOOT — Serious readers at I.T. Stoddard Elementary School got their rewards at the school’s gym by engaging in a dodgeball matchup with law enforcement officers from the Blackfoot Police Department and Bingham County Tuesday afternoon.

BLACKFOOT — Bingham Memorial Hospital has two new members on its board of directors. BMH announced Jessica Lewis and Christel Truchot have joined the board.

BLACKFOOT — eCobalt Solutions Incorporated recently announced in a news release that they will be imposing cost control measures throughout the organization due to the recent drop in the price of cobalt, and Blackfoot is helping the company find funding sources, according to Kurt Hibbert, Pl…

BLACKFOOT — Education funding, starting teacher salaries, federal lands, Medicaid expansion and its impact on Bingham County, concealed carry, and legislation on revising ballot initiative requirements were issues uppermost on the minds of attendees at the Greater Blackfoot Area Chamber of C…

BLACKFOOT – A public hearing on an application for a zone change from single family residential (R-1) to twin house residential (R2) on South Meridian St. has been scheduled for March 26 at 7 p.m. before the Blackfoot Planning and Zoning Commission.

BLACKFOOT – A public hearing on a request for a conditional use permit on 40 acres of land at 2576 Cromwell Lane to be used for a veterans cemetery is scheduled today for 7 p.m. in front of the Bingham County Planning & Zoning Commission in courtroom 1 at the county courthouse.

Patrons of both the Blackfoot and Snake River school districts passed their supplemental levy requests handily as election results in those districts were made official late Tuesday night.

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BLACKFOOT – The American Legion, the country’s largest veteran’s organization, is a century old this month, and Blackfoot’s Stewart Hoover Post is gearing up to celebrate the anniversary.

BLACKFOOT — The snow is melting, yet the temperatures continue to drop below freezing causing potholes to form in the streets of Blackfoot and keeping road crews busy filling them.

SHELLEY – The Shelley High School Key Club, under the direction of Cheryl Foster, officially kicked off its annual Safety Week with an assembly at the school Friday afternoon. This year’s theme is about driving safety and will be centered around “Great 2B8 Challenges.”