BLACKFOOT — From physical therapy to having a safer place to swim to having a more convenient place for rescue personnel to train, users of the Blackfoot Municipal Swimming Pool gathered at Jensen Grove Lake Friday to list reasons they want to see the facility back in use in Bingham County.

BLACKFOOT — The board of trustees for Blackfoot School District 55 met Thursday night, with money being the most discussed item. The board also approved a new science curriculum, reviewed policies, and discussed a request to sell some of its currently unused land.

MORELAND — Snake River Storage got the go-ahead from the county commissioners this week to use the old Moreland Gravel Pit as a recharge site to return water to the Snake River Aquifer.

SHELLEY — The Bingham Crisis Center has expanded into the Shelley-Firth area with services now available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

BLACKFOOT – A father and son from Shelley accused of elder abuse in the death last year of a family member were scheduled for preliminary hearings Thursday before 7th District Magistrate Judge Barrett, but both were continued.

BLACKFOOT — Jonathan Rawson, 35, the Shelley man accused of stabbing his father with a pitchfork and attempting to stab another member of the household, appeared before 7th District Magistrate Judge James Barrett Thursday and waived preliminary hearing on three felony charges and one misdeme…

BLACKFOOT — For the last year, the Blackfoot Planning and Zoning Commission has been reinventing the city’s zoning. P&Z continued its discussion on innovative land use rules for the city at its July 9 meeting.

THOMAS – The monthly meeting of the Snake River School District Board of Trustees Wednesday night focused primarily on maintenance matters.

SHELLEY – Today is a Ladies’ Night Out at the North Bingham County District Library, 197 W. Locust St. in Shelley. The outing is from 6-8 p.m. in the library.

BLACKFOOT — Several defendants had preliminary hearings on felony charges scheduled Thursday before 7th District Magistrate Judge James Barrett, but none went forward in a session that was over in less than half an hour.

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BLACKFOOT – A first salvo was fired across the bow of the Bingham Academy ship on Wednesday as the ongoing struggle between the Blackfoot Planning and Zoning Commission and the charter school continued.

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot branch of D.L. Evans Bank opened in May, but a big celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony was held Wednesday to celebrate the opening with a large crowd on hand in the parking lot outside its front doors at the Riverside Plaza.

BLACKFOOT – The Bingham County commissioners learned Wednesday when they were invited to enroll the county in a fundraising effort for a new homeless shelter in Pocatello that their county is included in the region of Idaho that ranks second in the state for having the highest number of home…

BLACKFOOT — There’s a particular kind of enjoyment that comes in performing and listening to the kind of songs performed by the Gateway Chorus from Pocatello at Music In The Park at Courthouse Square Wednesday night.

BLACKFOOT — The City of Blackfoot will be sending a letter to Bingham Academy warning them that they are out of compliance with the city’s land use laws, city officials say.

FIRTH — Idaho’s Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) Grace Christensen has returned home from the 2019 National DYW event that took place in Mobile, Ala.

BLACKFOOT – Twenty-two people charged with felony crimes were scheduled to appear Monday before 7th District Judge Jon Shindurling for a variety of proceedings that began at 9 a.m. and ended at 5 p.m. with time out for lunch and recesses.

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BLACKFOOT – Bingham County Commissioners said Monday an ordinance to minimize damage from open fires that get out of control will go into effect in all unincorporated areas of the county as soon as it’s ready for publication and signing.

BLACKFOOT – Construction on the highly anticipated bus hub and parent pick-up and drop-off areas at Mountain View Middle School and Blackfoot High School has begun.

BLACKFOOT — Bingham County and Wolverine Canyon will be the setting for the annual Wolverine Canyon Marathon (a Boston Marathon qualifier), half marathon, 10K, 5K, and 1K for children on Saturday.

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BLACKFOOT — The Nashville-based duo of Danika Holmes and Jeb Hart will be performing an acoustic guitar-based soulful Americana concert on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.

BLACKFOOT — Camp Hippo Pediatric Therapy is a unique place that sits on five acres of ground west of Blackfoot at 7 N. 600 W.

FIRTH — During their July meeting, Firth city council members approved a resolution to increase sewer and water fees. The new rate will go into effect on Sept. 1.

FIRTH – The Firth School Board held its monthly meeting Thursday, and among many items on the agenda were discussions of a possible supplemental levy, future board elections, bus issues which include the installation of additional cameras in the buses, the school calendar and possible change…

BLACKFOOT – The Bingham County Planning and Zoning Commission met on Wednesday evening for two hours at the county courthouse where they acted on one recommendation to the county commissioners and four conditional use permits. Too many cars The most debated item on the agenda was a request f…

BLACKFOOT — The petition committee working to gather signatures on the issue of forming a recreation district in Bingham County to help save the Blackfoot Municipal Swimming Pool had its weekly meeting Thursday night at Dawn Enterprises as the deadline to get on the November ballot closes in.

BLACKFOOT – A preliminary hearing has been scheduled on July 17 for the 35-year-old man accused of breaking into a Shelley residence on May 29 and stabbing his father in the head, chest and face with a pitchfork as he lay sleeping.

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MONTPELIER — A juvenile is being charged with felony involuntary manslaughter in connection to the shooting death of a 10-year-old Blackfoot girl near Montpelier on June 9, the Bear Lake County Sheriff’s Office announced on Wednesday.

BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot’s job service office is among those around the state tagged for closure, but that doesn’t mean any employees here themselves will be losing their jobs, according to Jani Revier, Idaho Department of Labor director.

SHELLEY – The Shelley City Council met Tuesday night to discuss an agenda of mostly business and traffic-related items.

BLACKFOOT — The “regional” band Triple J with one member from Blackfoot and remaining members from Pocatello and Idaho Falls might have been shorthanded at times Wednesday night, but they pulled together a show for another big crowd at Music In The Park at Courthouse Square.

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot Urban Renewal Agency (BURA) met in the Nuart Theater Tuesday morning to take a tour of the recent upgrades to that historic building downtown and to approve $1.2 million over the next three years to renovate the Milmor Hotel.

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot School Board has determined that the high school softball team needs to be heading in a new direction.

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BLACKFOOT — The Idaho State Police is investigating a one-vehicle rollover crash northbound on Interstate 15 at milepost 95, two miles past the north Blackfoot exit next to the south Rose Road overpass, that was reported at 3:09 p.m. Tuesday.

BLACKFOOT — Drivers making their way through Blackfoot Monday were faced with a change, and results were a bit on the mixed side.

ABERDEEN — The Horse Butte Fire about 17 miles northwest of Aberdeen was reportedly 80 percent contained Monday morning, according to an update from the Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center.

BLACKFOOT — The Bingham County Planning and Zoning Commission has seven public hearings scheduled for its July 11 meeting this Wednesday, six on requests for conditional use permits and one for a variance to the county’s road setback requirement.

BLACKFOOT — Emergency responders were kept busy on the 4th of July, with two of the major calls involving a fatal car accident and a report of a woman brandishing a firearm while driving through the downtown Blackfoot area.

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