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Pocatello: Pipeline Maintenance Sept. 28 – Oct. 2 near City Creek, Cusick Creek Trail Areas

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(City of Pocatello Press Release, September 28, 2020)

Trail users will see a little maintenance happening in two popular Pocatello places.

A contractor with Williams Pipeline will be maintaining the right of way for their natural gas pipeline in the City Creek Trail area and Cusick Creek Trailhead.  Trails adjacent to the work will be closed, including the City Creek Trail between bridges four and five and potentially the Bench to City Creek Connector Trail.

Some of the work includes removing trees, and the resulting mulch will be spread onto creek banks for erosion control.

The contractor will be posting signs at the trailheads informing users of the maintenance.

It is anticipated the project will be completed by October 2.

For more information about the pipeline maintenance, please visit williams.com/our-company/operations/ or call Bret Blair, Operations Supervisor, at 208-317-5865

 

Idaho Governor Brad Little Update on Half-Staff Flag Directive

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(Idaho Governor’s Office Press Release, September 28, 2020)

Update, September 29, 2020

Pertaining to the half staff flag directive for fallen firefighter Ricky Fulton, Governor Brad Little has ordered both the U.S. and State of Idaho flags be returned to full staff at sunset on Wednesday, September 30.
After September 30, no active flag directives will be in place.
The current flag status in Idaho can be found at https://gov.idaho.gov/flag-status/.

Original Story:

Governor Brad Little, pursuant to a directive from the White House, has ordered both the U.S. and State of Idaho flags be returned to full staff at sunset on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, after the burial of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

A half-staff flag directive is still in place to honor Ricky Fulton, a firefighter who lost his life in the line of duty.  The directive remains in place through the date of Fulton’s memorial. Once that date has been established, we will send out another notification.

Veterans Coffee Shop, Monday-Thursday at Bannock County Veterans Memorial Building

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September 29, 2020

Are you a veteran or a supporter of veterans?  If so, stop by the Bannock County Veterans Memorial Building, Monday through Thursday, between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. for a hot cup of coffee and good conversation.

All are welcome!

Fall Used Book Sale Planned for Oct. 2 and 3 at Marshall Public Library

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(City of Pocatello Press Release, September 28, 2020)

For the first time in its history, The Friends of the Marshall Public Library’s Fall Used Book Sale is headed outside.

Friday, October 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the group will hold their biannual sale in the south parking lot of the Library.  Prices are $2 for hardback books and $1 for paperbacks.  After noon on Saturday, “Bag-o-Books” will be available for $3, and bags are provided.  CDs and DVDs will also be available for purchase.  Cash and credit/debit cards will be accepted as payment.  Checks will not be accepted.  Barcode scanning will not be allowed at the used book sale.

“The community has been very generous with donations during this time, and our storerooms are overflowing,” said Tami Comstock, The Friends of the Marshall Public Library Board Member.  “With this surplus of books, you’re sure to find something for your reading needs.”

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attendees are required to wear face coverings when six feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained.

The Friends of the Marshall Public Library is a 501(c)(3) organization and proceeds from the sale will benefit the library.

For more information on the other programs and services offered by the Marshall Public Library, visit marshallpl.org or like the Library’s Facebook page at facebook.com/marshallpl.

The Marshall Public Library is accessible to persons with disabilities.  Program access accommodations may be provided with three (3) days’ advance notice by contacting Skyler Beebe at sbeebe@pocatello.us; 208.234.6248; or 5815 South 5th Avenue, Pocatello, ID.

 

U. S. Senator James Risch (R-ID) Comments on Supreme Court Nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett

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(Office of Senator Risch Press Release, September 26, 2020)

BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) made the following statement regarding the nomination of Seventh Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court:

Congratulations to Judge Amy Coney Barrett for this high honor. Judge Barrett has a reputation as an exemplary jurist and Constitutionalist, and I look forward to meeting with her to learn more about her judicial philosophy.”

 

Chubbuck Mayor’s Blog: Chubbuck Police Department Achieves Accreditation

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Chubbuck Police Department

(City of Chubbuck Video Release, September 25, 2020)

Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England’s latest video blog provides an update on the Chubbuck Police Department, including the news that the City of Chubbuck Police Department has achieved accreditation with through the Idaho Chiefs of Police Association.

To see the latest video, click on the link, below:

 

Presidential Message on the National Day of Prayer and Return, 2020

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Photo Credit: Aaron Kittredge

(White House Press Release, September 26, 2020)

President Donald J. Trump (Official White House Photo)

On this inaugural National Day of Prayer and Return, the First Lady and I join millions of Christians here in the United States and around the world in prayer, as we turn our hearts to our Lord and Savior.

Our great Nation was founded by men and women of deep and abiding faith—a faith that has stood the test of time.  Four hundred years ago, early American settlers trusted their lives to His providence and braved a voyage to a New World.  From the pilgrims who sought His protection aboard the Mayflower to the countless believers who today bow their heads to ask for His guidance during these unprecedented times, our country continues to turn to the Lord.  Following in our ancestors’ footsteps we continue the “firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence” that provides us enduring strength and reassurance in our times of need.

The trials and tribulations the American people have faced over the past several months have been great.  Yet, as we have seen time and again, the resolve of our citizenry—fortified by our faith in God—has guided us through these hardships and helped to unite us as one Nation under God.  As we continue to combat the challenges ahead of us, we must remember the sage words of President George Washington during his first Presidential Address: “propitious smiles of heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained.”  As a country and a people, let us renew our commitment to these abiding and timeless principles.

Today, I am pleased to join my voice to yours in thanking God for blessing this nation with great power and responsibility.  With reverence, humility, and thanksgiving, we beg for His continued guidance and protection.

 

Pocatello Police Department Issues Critical Incident Report

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(Pocatello Police Department Press Release, September 25, 2020)

The Pocatello Police Department has released the following Critical Incident Report:

At approximately 4:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of East Maple St. for a report of a residential burglary.  The homeowner stated that the suspect, a male in his 20s, went into the garage of the residence and took two firearms.  The homeowner confronted the suspect and the suspect threatened the homeowner with a firearm.  The suspect then fled with the firearms and was determined to be an ongoing threat to neighborhood.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., while officers were investigating the earlier incident, officers received information the suspect, identified as a 28-year-old male, was in the 1500 block of Pocatello Creek Road.  The suspect was confronted by officers and in the ensuing confrontation, officers fired their weapons.  Once officers determined there was no longer an ongoing threat, they secured the area, rendered first aid to the suspect, and requested emergency medical services personnel respond to the scene.  Emergency medical services personnel transported the suspect to Portneuf Medical Center for treatment.  His condition is unknown at this time.

The incident is under investigation by the East Idaho Critical Incident Task Force led by the Bonneville County Sherriff’s Office.

There are no further risks to residents.

The Pocatello Police Department will not be offering any further comments at this time and members of the media are asked to direct their questions to the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office.

 

President Trump Nominates Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court

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September 26, 2020

Today, President Donald J. Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.  The move was widely anticipated in recent days.

To view the announcement, and to hear remarks from Judge Barrett, click on the video link, below.

 

Idaho Governor Brad Little Issues Statement on Firefighter’s Death, Flag Half-Staff Directive

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(Idaho Governor’s Office Press Release, September 23, 2020)

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued the following statement today:

“Tragically, a firefighter died when the single engine air tanker he was flying crashed during initial attack operations on the Schill Fire near Emmett Tuesday.  Our hearts are heavy.  The death of a firefighter is felt deeply and emotionally in the firefighting community.  Pray for comfort for the pilot’s family and colleagues, and please do your part to prevent needless wildfires.  I am ordering American flags and State of Idaho flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of the brave firefighter who lost his life protecting others.”

The Governor’s Flag Directive reads as follows:

Please be advised that flags should be lowered to half-staff starting Thursday, September 24, 2020, for the death of Ricky Fulton, a firefighter who lost his life in the line of duty.
The flags will be at half-staff Thursday, September 24, 2020, until the day following the memorial service, per Idaho Code 67-820.
Once that date has been established, we will send out another notification.
Directive
American flags and State of Idaho flags shall be flown at half-staff from Thursday, September 24, 2020, until the day following the memorial service.