POCATELLO — Blackfoot residents will soon have a new temple for special forms of worship with the completion of the Pocatello Idaho Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to serve as the temple home for the community’s five stakes.

BLACKFOOT – The Area of Impact Agreement between the City of Blackfoot and Bingham County has turned into a quagmire as the Bingham County Planning and Zoning Commission voted yet again Wednesday to kick that can down the road.

An incorrect time was given for volunteer training in a story from Friday’s paper giving a timeline for The Wall That Heals as it comes to Blackfoot this week. Volunteer training will take place Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Jensen Grove, and all volunteers are encouraged to attend. The News Chroni…

BLACKFOOT – The demolition derby, one of the highlights of the Eastern Idaho State Fair every year, brought the curtain down on the 2021 fair with record numbers in attendance and a bevy of cars and trucks of every size and color as they all tried to be the last one standing.

BLACKFOOT – Blackfoot Little League and Malad Youth Football League players joined forces Saturday in a show of patriotism on Patriots Day to honor those who died during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City 20 years ago. They were also honoring the 13 United State…

BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot’s Jensen Grove will become a focal point for Vietnam era veterans and others next week when The Wall That Heals — a Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica and mobile education center — arrives in town Tuesday.

Anyone who was alive and old enough on Dec. 7, 1941, can remember where they were and what they were doing when they first heard that Pearl Harbor had been attacked.

There seem to be lots of hummingbirds around this summer. Four species are commonly found in Bingham County. All feed on nectar from flowers and, while collecting nectar, they may also assist in plant pollination.

BLACKFOOT — On Sunday night at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds, fans crowded into the Bank of Commerce Arena and Grandstand to witness the Western Truck and Tractor Pull-Nationals.

It’s a difficult subject to think and talk about. But at some point, men at age 50 — as that’s when most prostate issues begin to surface — should start talking to their doctor about screening for prostate cancer.

BLACKFOOT — A larger-than-expected crowd turned out Wednesday night at Community Square to show support for a Bingham County Sheriff’s deputy who was shot in the line of duty during an Aug. 4 incident in Blackfoot during a “Back The Blue” barbeque.

You’re sure to have “one of those days” if you spend much time in the outdoors. You know what I mean, a day starting off full of promise and adventure only to end as a disaster. If you’re very lucky, the day may close on a positive note rather than a continual catastrophe.

BLACKFOOT — Posters hanging throughout the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds have a simple message featuring the fair’s mascot, “Happy,” as a full fair returns in 2021, starting Friday.

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Planning and Zoning board voted to recommend a vacation application for Jordan McLaughlan at 465 NW Main in a meeting last week.

BLACKFOOT — Volunteers representing Reclaim Idaho will be spread out at the gates of the Eastern Idaho State Fair Sept. 10-11 gathering signatures for a petition for a new ballot initiative to increase funding for public schools in Idaho.

BLACKFOOT — A Back The Blue BBQ is scheduled Wednesday at Courthouse Square, starting at 6 p.m. The public is urged to attend to help support the Bingham County Sheriff’s deputy injured in the line of duty Aug. 4.

BLACKFOOT — The Music In The Park summer concert series sponsored by Bingham Healthcare and the City of Blackfoot has been extended by two weeks, with the last concert of the season now scheduled for Sept. 11 at Courthouse Square.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Grain Craft announced last week plans to construct a grain elevator at the company’s Blackfoot flour mill. The new elevator will receive local wheat and convey it directly into the mill. It is scheduled to be complete during fourth quarter of 2021.

If you’re the mother of a newborn, don’t worry, you won’t have to miss out on attending this year’s Eastern Idaho State Fair. Grove Creek Medical Center (Grove Creek) has got you covered.

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to recommend annexation of three properties in the Groveland area adjacent to the city following a public hearing on the matter that was contentious at times.

ROCKFORD — Rockford Elementary is going to both in-person and remote learning temporarily due to four staff members contracting COVID-19.

BLACKFOOT — Kevin Callahan was sworn in as a new trustee from Zone 1 for the Blackfoot school board during the trustees’ Aug. 19 meeting at the district office.

The Bingham News Chronicle office is in the process of moving to a new location, going from 34 N. Ash to 17 S. Broadway in Blackfoot, the former location of Packham Insurance.

I admit it, I’m proud of it. I like catching one of Idaho’s least appreciated native fish, the mountain whitefish. Whitefish are more widely distributed and generally occur in higher numbers than any of the other members of the trout/salmon family in Idaho. Despite their abundance, whitefish…

The emergence of the COVID-19 delta variant has been troubling for movie theaters and Hollywood as theater attendance and box office revenue has declined in the late summer, although moviegoers in eastern Idaho have kept local theaters going strong.

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct hearings on several requests Tuesday night at City Hall.

BLACKFOOT — The Idaho Transportation Department will start Interstate 15 bridge maintenance work between milepost 93 and 94 on the Snake River bridges north of Blackfoot on Monday, Aug. 23.

In my experience, hunters tend to be very traditional, often viewing changes in regulations with some skepticism and a narrow focus on their preferences and activities and not necessarily that of other hunters or the resource. Sometimes hunters are correct to be skeptical, other times they o…

THOMAS – Snake River High School began freshman orientation on Wednesday with its traditional freshman breakfast, complete with a group of cooks from the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office and a host of teachers, administrators and hungry freshmen lined up for the bacon and pancake breakfast.

COVID-19 risk-level guidance offered by Southeastern Idaho Public Health’s online, color-coded map had become tough to fathom in recent weeks.

PRESTO — Presto is a small community a short drive south off of Wolverine Road southeast of Firth, on a bench several miles from Highway 91. It’s small enough that it’s not listed among the unincorporated communities of Bingham County on Wikipedia.

BLACKFOOT — Entries for the second annual Bingham Arts Council’s Juried Art Show & Competition are due Friday, Aug. 20. Artists can submit images of entries online at www.binghamarts.org.

It’s that time of year again when the smell of freshly cut grass, the Friday night lights, and two-a-day practices mean one thing: football season has returned, for some. In addition, hundreds of local athletes are prepping for the start of volleyball, soccer, cross country, rodeos, and chee…

Back pain is one of the most common reasons adults miss work, but kids can suffer from it too. It’s not as common, but back pain is possible in children and adolescents.

BLACKFOOT — Jensen Grove was enlivened again with cultures coming together to enjoy each others’ company for the better part of the day Sunday as the St. Bernard’s Catholic Parish hosted its annual Kermes Festival.

THOMAS – The Snake River School District Board of Trustees held their monthly meeting for August. The hot topic of the evening centered around proposed bus routes and busing safety.

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot School District held an open meeting on Thursday to introduce the return to the classroom for the 2021-2022 school year.

BLACKFOOT – Members of the Blackfoot City Council along with Mayor Marc Carroll discussed fireworks in their first meeting following the Fourth of July. Although the item was listed as a discussion item, opinions and information from City Attorney Garrett Sandow was provided in order to ensu…

FIRTH – The board of trustees for the Firth School District met on Aug. 12, and went over the mentorship program with the principals of the three schools and all seemed to be satisfied that the new teachers were all being mentored appropriately in the intricacies of the Firth School District…

BLACKFOOT – The Bingham County Planning and Zoning Commission was scheduled to meet Wednesday night to cover their standard agenda as well as hold the first of two different hearings surrounding the Area of Impact Agreement with the City of Blackfoot. Due to lack of commissioners being able …