BLACKFOOT — With the theme “Connection Matters” front and center, Blackfoot Mayor Marc Carroll read a proclamation Thursday proclaiming October as National Long-Term Care Residents’ Rights Month in the city and encouraging citizens to join in during the observances.

POCATELLO – The Southeastern Idaho Public Health District’s Board of Health met late last week to review their Regional Response Plan and current COVID-19 risk levels across the area.

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FIRTH – Firth School District 59 held its monthly board of trustees meeting on Thursday, and for the most part, it was simply business as usual as they went through their agenda.

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BLACKFOOT – If you want to have a fundraiser, be sure to include the Elks Lodge who really know how to put on a good show if nothing else.

THOMAS – “There is niceness in every person you meet,” Gaye Jones says. “Sometimes you just have to look for it and pull it out of them.”

BLACKFOOT — The Community Food Banks in our area depend on a successful annual community food drive that has been historically done by the Grand Teton Council of the BSA.

The two candidates seeking to represent Idaho’s Second Congressional District faced off Thursday in what looks like it will be the only debate in a federal race in Idaho this election cycle.

POCATELLO — Idaho solidified its spot as the nation’s No. 1 barley-producing state in 2020 despite early season estimates that total barley production in the Gem State would decrease this year.

BLACKFOOT – Bingham County commissioners heard from Sheriff Craig Rowland and Public Works Director Dusty Whited Wednesday morning regarding updates in their departments.

BLACKFOOT – Following a series of difficult meetings — including two different planned unit developments (PUD), rezones, and developing a signing district — the Blackfoot Planning and Zoning (P&Z) felt it would be best to formally adopt certain rules in efforts to prevent any out-of-cont…

Things are finally beginning to loosen up in Hollywood as far as releasing films to the theaters and ultimately to us as fans of the movie-going experience.

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BLACKFOOT — Bingham County Clerk Pam Eckhardt says her office is receiving quite a few questions and misinformation people are getting regarding voting and she is seeking to clarify information.

SHELLEY – Bingham County Commissioners made a tough decision regarding a potential subdivision in the area near the Eastern Idaho Regional Wastewater Authority’s treatment facility near Shelley on Friday.

THOMAS – Seniors at Snake River High School will be taking their Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) today, according the Snake River School District office.

BLACKFOOT — The Bingham County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) is one of two sheriffs offices in the nation participating in a U.S. Department of Transportation demonstration aiming to improve lagging seat belt usage in rural America.

In the United States, breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in women, and the most frequently diagnosed. An estimated 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among women in the U.S. in 2020, along with 48,350 new cases of non-invasive breast…

There’s no place like home, especially if you want to stay safe and healthy while living there. Doing so can be as simple as giving your house a once-over to check for potential hazards. A few inexpensive — or even free — modifications will make your home safer and more comfortable for you, …

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot school board met Thursday afternoon for a work meeting and were introduced to the brainchild of Blackfoot High School Principal Roger Thomas and district Superintendent Brain Kress.

SHELLEY – The Shelley School District Superintendent posted on their Facebook on Friday a pleasant reminder that classes would be back in session on Monday, Oct. 12, following the conclusion of the harvest break.

BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot has a new laundromat in town that has a high-tech way of doing business.

BLACKFOOT — Incumbent Republican Rep. Julianne Young and Democratic challenger Travis Oler exchanged views and some verbal jabs Friday afternoon in the race for the state’s House 31B seat in a candidate forum at the Nuart Theater.

BLACKFOOT — Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland and independent challenger Vaughn LeFevre shared their views on local law enforcement Friday afternoon in a candidate forum at the Nuart Theater.

Mother Nature has been kind to the local farmers this harvest season. The weather has been close to perfect for bringing in the grain, third-crop hay, and potatoes. The cooler weather will now be good for the harvest of one of the last crops, the sugar beets. This article will look at some o…

I was uneasy with Mr. (Bryan) Smith's letter (Post Register guest column of Oct. 7) regarding Travis Oler who is running for Seat B in the Idaho State House of Representatives from District 31.

BLACKFOOT – Rex Moffat, Blackfoot wastewater treatment plant superintendent, addressed the city council on Tuesday evening regarding a potential sewer realignment on South Broadway Avenue in Blackfoot. The realignment project would cost upward of $400,000 but will be offset by the additional…

BLACKFOOT – The construction project to fix areas of degradation on the Rose Road bridge over the Snake River will begin Oct. 19, according to Dusty Whited, Bingham County public works director. The project will be carried out by Cannon Builders who were the winners of the bidding process.

Wind and a hard rain beating against the roof of our camper woke me well before sunrise. Although I wanted to remain in my sleeping bag, the need for a hot cup of coffee motivated me to get up and begin planning the day.

The new release “The War with Grandpa” stars Robert De Niro, who continues to show that he has an incredible funny side and has proven time and again that he can play in a comedy and do so with great ability that will be sure to keep audiences tuned in and laughing throughout the movie.

BLACKFOOT – Bingham County commissioners received updates on Friday morning from Sheri Landon, Magistrate Court clerk, who expressed how pleased she was for the first week back in the courtrooms with jury trials.

BLACKFOOT – Mayor Marc Carroll provided updates Tuesday following his open microphone night and the previous city council meeting in September regarding commercial sewer rates for businesses that suffered shutdowns during the coronavirus pandemic.

BLACKFOOT – Monday’s Bingham County commissioners meeting produced exciting news from the University of Idaho Extension office with Julie Buck sharing the successes being extracted from their online only programs.

BLACKFOOT ― Preparing for and participating in Brake for Breakfast is always met with tremendous enthusiasm at Bingham Memorial Hospital, a member of Bingham Healthcare. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, they held their annual Brake for Breakfast event Wednesday, which started at 7 a.m.

BLACKFOOT – The long-awaited Veterans’ Cemetery will reach a completion mark this year despite delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to James Earp of Idaho’s Veterans Services. Earp said they plan to be able to lay soldiers to their final resting place by the end of the year.

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot Urban Renewal Agency met Tuesday morning and heard possible answers to their funding dilemma.

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot Urban Renewal Agency heard from Katie Harris, co-founder of Get Found First, who formally requested three different grants Tuesday morning. Harris requested grants for economic development, blight, and facade upgrades to a potential new location for the business.

It’s that time of year again. Summer is in the rearview mirror and winter is coming, which means snow, chilly temperatures, and a rise in flu activity. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials recommend people should begin getting vaccinated now — in early October — to e…

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot City Council will meet tonight and Mayor Marc Carroll will provide updates regarding an inquiry from Mike Krehbiel on the city’s commercial sewer rates.

POCATELLO – Rhonda D’Amico addressed the members of the Southeastern Idaho Public Health District’s Board of Health on Thursday regarding suicide prevention coming on the heels of Bannock County Commissioner Ernie Moser’s statement in the previous board meeting regarding the other issues fal…

BLACKFOOT – Bingham County Commissioner Mark Bair addressed his fellow commissioners last Wednesday afternoon regarding the Eastern Idaho Regional Wastewater Association and the potential of creating a wastewater district for new subdivisions and the county’s role in the process.

BLACKFOOT – When the youth of Blackfoot gather together for a musical or any other play for that matter, good things are bound to happen and that is just the case when the Blackfoot Community Players presented the Disney musical “Lion King Jr.” for a week-long run that ended Saturday night a…

BLACKFOOT — Gale Lim Construction has over 35 years of experience in earthwork construction, including custom gravel crushing, land reclamation, golf course construction, highway construction, utilities, paving, milling, chip seal, building dams, bridges, retention ponds and demolition.

BLACKFOOT — A petition for judicial review has been filed with 7th District Judge Darren B. Simpson involving a former Blackfoot mayor and his family against the City of Blackfoot and the developer of the proposed Camas Street Subdivision Planned Unit Development.

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot school board held a meeting following the Southeastern Idaho Public Health District’s Board of Health meeting Thursday to make decisions regarding their recent adjustment to AA/BB scheduling following the shift from minimal-risk to moderate-risk in in Bingham County.

BLACKFOOT – Multiple school districts in Bingham County will be returning to the classroom as early as Monday following the end of the harvest break. Each of the schools will be returning with full, in person classes based on their responses on Facebook.

BLACKFOOT — A good crowd gathered early Wednesday evening at the Jensen Grove shelter for a vigil to mark the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. The vigil was hosted by the Bingham Crisis Center (BCC).

POCATELLO – The Southeastern Idaho Public Health District’s board of health gathered for their weekly meeting to discuss the situation surrounding COVID-19 in the eight-county region.