Firth News

Registration now open for First Annual Spud Days Cornhole tournament
Do you love Cornhole? Then get your team together and sign up for the first-ever Spud Days Cornhole tournament.
SHELLEY – The last strip of pavement was finally laid on the U.S. Highway 91 widening project between Shelley and the light at 65th South.  But, driving between the cones will continue for most of next week. After months of one-lane, 45-mph traffic, HK Contractors laid the last strip of pavement last night on the U.S. Highway 91 widening project.  Today, front loaders, graders, and pavers were paving approaches and grooming the edges of the …
Vehicle crash near Goshen substation cuts power to several thousand homes in Shelley area
UPDATE – According to the Bingham County Sheriff's Office, the individual driving the vehicle that hit the transmission was not under the influence of any alcohol or drug at the time of the accident. Only one individual was in the vehicle at the time of the accident. No further information was given. GOSHEN – A vehicle traveling south along Sugar Factory Road (900 East) hit a pole to the transmission line serving parts of the …
Annual Little Buckaroo Rodeo brings out hundreds of little buckaroos
FIRTH – The 55th annual Little Buckaroo Rodeo brought hundreds of spectators out to watch hundreds of young cowboys and cowgirls compete. The Little Buckaroo Rodeo was held in Firth last weekend on August 6 and 7 at the Riverview Arena.  Nestled in cottonwood trees next to the Snake River, the arena was packed each night with patrons who watched 378 children participate in the children-only rodeo. (See rodeo highlights) The rodeo events included sheep …
Giddy up for the Little Buckaroo Rodeo
The 55th annual Little Buckaroo Rodeo is kicking off next Friday.
Champ’s Heart is leaving Shelley at end of the month
Just months after Champ's Heart thought they had a permanent home at the North Bingham County Historical Park, the nonprofit, dedicated to helping children and veterans with special needs, finds itself homeless once again.
Artists wanted for Haunted Art Show and Wine Tasting
Local artists have the chance to show off their work this October at the Haunted Art Show and Wine Tasting Fundraiser for the Shelley Supporters of the Arts.
New orthodontic office replacing old Pizza Hut
A new orthodontic office is opening on Fir St. in Shelley.
Heart 2 Hand Food Pantry takes over North Bingham County Foodbank and former Methodist church
The Shelley Community United Methodist Church closed last month, and with it went the North Bingham County Community Foodbank, but that doesn't mean this is the end.
Local irrigation district demanding new developments use canal water to irrigate lawns
Homes in the city are using 1300 gallons of city water per day during the summer. A new requirement for developers could change that.
Firth School District working on school upgrades
While school is out for the summer, the Firth School District is hard at work improving its schools.
Carl M. Bradley laid to rest at Shelley’s Hillcrest Cemetery
SHELLEY – Carl M. Bradley’s remains were buried at Shelley’s Hillcrest Cemetery with full military honors this past Saturday, June 26, surrounded by 300 plus family and community members who attended the event.  Carl M. Bradley, Fireman 2nd Class, was laid to rest Saturday at Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery with full military rites.  His youngest and only surviving sibling Karen Little attended the ceremony with her husband and multiple nieces and nephews.  She received an original …
New auto body shop opens in Firth
Just-In-Case Auto Body & Repair officially opened Saturday in the old Stop n Go on Mainstreet in Firth.
Hometown Hero Carl Bradley to be buried at Shelley’s Hillcrest Cemetery
SHELLEY – Carl Merrill Bradley, Navy Fireman 2nd Class, will be interned at Shelley's Hillcrest Cemetery with full military honors this coming Saturday, June 26, at 11 a.m.  The public is encouraged to attend this memorial. On December 7, 1941, Carl Bradley was killed at Pearl Harbor while serving as a fireman in the boiler room area of the USS Oklahoma Battleship, as the Japanese Naval Air Service struck the ship with nine torpedoes.  …
Champ’s Heart may not get to stay in Shelley
Champ's Heart, the nonprofit that lets children and veterans with disabilities and their families ride and work with horses for free, may have to leave by September.
US Highway 91 project moving traffic
SHELLEY – Traffic running between Shelley and 65th South will be diverted next week onto the newly laid highway as the old highway is removed and replaced. As the highway widening project continues north of Shelley, traffic this next week will be diverted to the newly installed southbound lanes of the new 5-lane highway.  According to project manager Brian Hanson with HK Contractors of Idaho Falls, the old highway’s surface will be removed, and that …
After nearly 80 years, a Shelley man killed at Pearl Harbor is coming home
The earthly remains of Carl Merrill Bradley, Navy Fireman 2nd Class, an uncle, a brother, and a son, is returning home to the community he left over 80 years ago to serve the country he loved. He will be interned at Hillcrest Cemetery with full military honors on June 26, at 11 a.m.
Community orchestra holding first concert since former director passed away
The Community Orchestra at Firth is back for their first concert of the year.
Local American Legion Post courts new members and increased awareness of veterans’ service
The American Legion has a long and storied history of service. Participation by veterans has ebbed and flowed over the years in Shelley, with wonderful strides being made in serving the community and contributing to the patriotism of new generations.
What to know about Firth’s $400,000 levy
On Tuesday, May 18, Firth School District patrons will vote on whether or not to approve a ten-year $400,000 plant facility levy.

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