• Agri-Services Sales Manager Rob Fisher at their new shop west of Blackfoot. Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal
    July 30, 2015

    Agri-Service opens new facility near Bla...

    By Michael H. O’Donnell modonnell@journalnet.com Surrounded by hay fields, the newest addition to the Agri-Service network in Idaho, Utah, Washi...
  • Retired Sgt. First Class Dana Bowman, a former member of the U.S. Army’s elite paratrooper team, the Golden Knights, and a double amputee will parachute in to the War Bonnet Roundup in Idaho Falls this week. SUBMITTED PHOTO
    July 28, 2015

    Dana Bowman will parachute in to War Bon...

    By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com The War Bonnet Roundup is set to take place at Sandy Downs in Idaho Falls on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, ...
  • Blackfoot firefighters had to assess and transport teddy bears, used to simulate victims in a mass casualty drill, to Bingham Memorial Hospital on Tuesday. SUBMITTED PHOTO
    July 22, 2015

    Drills help sharpen emergency responders...

    By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com Blackfoot firefighters had to assess and/or transport 80 “victims” to Bingham Memorial Hospital after a ...
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    July 20, 2015

    REDI hires CEO

    By Journal Staff Regional Economic Development Corporation for East Idaho (REDI) officials say they have chosen a chief executive officer. Jan Rogers,...
  • This close-up view of a Culex tarsalis mosquito resting on human skin, shows the dark-scaled proboscis which has a broad median white band. Other identifying characteristics include white scales around the joints of its tarsi, a line of white scales along the tibia and femur, and two silver dots on its scutum. The epidemiologic importance of C. tarsalis lies in its ability to spread Western Equine Encephalitis (WEE), St. Louis Encephalitis (SLE), and California Encephalitis, and is currently the main vector of West Nile virus in the Western United States.
Photo by James Gathany http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/
    July 16, 2015

    Bingham County mosquitoes test positive ...

    BLACKFOOT — The first West Nile virus positive mosquito pool of 2015 has been detected in Bingham County in the Sterling Wildlife Management Area. T...
Agri-Services Sales Manager Rob Fisher at their new shop west of Blackfoot. Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal

Agri-Service opens new facility near Blackfoot

By Michael H. O’Donnell modonnell@journalnet.com Surrounded by hay fields, the newest addition to the Agri-Service network in Idaho, Utah, Washington and Oregon has opened its doors at 535 W., 100…

Man ejected in crash north of Blackfoot; I15 closed for five hours

IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE On Thursday, July 30, 2015, at approximately 4:00 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash on Interstate 15, near milepost 99, north of Blackfoot….

Blackfoot adding bicycle lanes in near future

By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot officials have been mulling a master plan aimed at making the city safer for and more accessible to bicyclists and pedestrians, and even…

Retired Sgt. First Class Dana Bowman, a former member of the U.S. Army’s elite paratrooper team, the Golden Knights, and a double amputee will parachute in to the War Bonnet Roundup in Idaho Falls this week. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Dana Bowman will parachute in to War Bonnet Roundup

By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com The War Bonnet Roundup is set to take place at Sandy Downs in Idaho Falls on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and organizers say a special guest…

Firefighters respond to grain fire in the Blackfoot area

Journal Staff BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot and Fort Hall firefighters responded to a small field fire on Tuesday evening. Blackfoot Fire Department officials said they were able to quickly extinguish the…

Blackfoot lowering speed limit on Last Street

By Journal Staff BLACKFOOT — The City of Blackfoot is lowering the speed limit on Last Street, Mayor Paul Loomis said Tuesday. The narrow street has caused some traffic and…

Shelley man faces felony DUI

IDAHO FALLS — City police arrested 55-year-old Darren C. Mathews, of Shelley, for felony driving under the infiuence following a traffic stop Friday night. Mathews was booked into the Bonneville…

Cold front brings frost warning to S.E. Idaho

BY JOURNAL STAFF A stronger-than-normal cold front struck eastern Idaho on Monday, dropping temperatures and creating high wind conditions. Those colder-than-normal July temperatures will continue with frost warnings issued for…

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Another narcissistic liberal?

BY RICHARD LARSEN For The Journal After seven years of a narcissistic president, the last thing the nation needs is another four. Donald Trump has all the same outward egocentric…

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Carrying on

After the death of her beloved husband, Eliza was “prostrated with grief, and besought the Lord with all the fervency of her soul to permit her to follow” her husband…