Suspension of News Service
Dear Community, As some of you may know, Mike Price who was the Editor of the paper has moved to Utah to look for additional opportunities in the Media Business. We wish him well and hope that he can find a good job that will bring him joy. Unfortunately, his departure comes at a time when I am recovering from brain surgery due to Parkinson’s Disease. My surgery was to improve my condition, but it …
What is on the ballot for Bingham County voters
Find all of Community Pioneer's election coverage and find out what's on the ballot in Bingham County for Tuesday's Primary vote.
Marci Kay Fielding obituary
Marci Kay Fielding, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022, in Idaho Falls, Idaho at the age of 45.
Local youth invited to learn about suicide prevention and more
Youth from the area are invited to learn about leadership, mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
Bingham County Mayors Scholarships being awarded to Firth, Shelley and students throughout the county
In total, $23,000 will be awarded to 46 applicants. These awards went to students from Bingham County high schools, to include Aberdeen, Blackfoot, Firth, Shelley, Sho-Ban, and Snake River.
Farmers facing water shortage due to low snowpack
SHELLEY – Last year's hot summer and last winter's snowpack has local water districts and farmers looking for water conservation to make it through the 2022 growing season. Last summer, Shelley's average daytime high temperature was 83 degrees compared to the historical average of 72 degrees, according to weatherspark.com. Weatherspark.com Shelley Summertime High Temperature "The warmer temperature for an extended time required farm irrigators to use more storage water from the local reservoirs," Bureau of …
Retired Higham Dance Studio Director of Shelley has died
SHELLEY – Long-time resident Rehle Higham has passed away, leaving behind a legacy of artistry, dance, and poise. Rehle Higham loved teaching dance, and she loved the students she taught. For 50 years, Higham Dance Studio taught dance to children from ages four to eighteen and even some adults. A dance recital was held at year's end, allowing families to see their children perform what they learned. "We taught tap, ballet, jazz, and ballroom," Ann …
Seven candidates running for office in Idaho coming to Shelley Friday and Saturday
Idaho candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, Idaho Attorney General, State Superintendant, Idaho Secretary of State and United States Congress are coming to Shelley Friday and Saturday.
Service-minded Firth and Shelley students could earn $300-$500 Kiwanis Club scholarships
Seniors from Shelley and Firth could earn scholarship money for serving their communities.
Distinguished Young Women honor First Responders
SHELLEY – First Responders from Firth and Shelley gathered at the Shelley 3rd/5th Ward building yesterday evening, March 11, as the Distinguished Young Women guests, who honored them for their service. Firth and Shelley First Responders were treated to a dinner and entertainment last night as the DYW program. The event included a buffet table of food and entertainment from this year’s DYW contestants. “We wanted to show our gratitude for all they do for …
Just Serve serves those who serve us
FIRTH – Many people turned out last Thursday night, March 3, to serve the Firth Fire Department, which needed help. Last April, as a fire roared through the Firth River Bottoms, it was the Firth Fire Department that sprang into action saving lives, homes, and structures. But that is not the only time they have come to the rescue to help the people of Firth, Basalt, and Goshen. For years, they have done so on …
Firth Student brings love and good cheer on Valentine’s Day
FIRTH – A whole lot of love was being shown at Firth High School this morning, February 14, as each female student received a red rose, and each boy student got a candy bar from one student, Hannah Christensen. Hannah Christensen is a senior at Firth High School. She is also a member and State Executive Officer for the Family Career and Community Leaders of America FCCLA Chapter, a program operated within the school. …
What are the needs in the community? Shelley Kiwanis wants to help
The Kiwanis Club of Shelley wants to know what more it can do for the community
Local vet wants to give back but needs your help
A local Desert Storm Marine veteran is making plaques to give to military veterans, first responders and law enforcement, but he needs help.
Joyce Marie Killpack obituary
Joyce Marie Jolley Killpack, of Firth passed away January 8, 2022 due to complications associated with COVID-19.
Firth Fire Station destroyed by Monday morning fire
A Monday morning fire destroyed the Shelley-Firth Rural Fire Station in Firth.
Community Pioneer to drop paper and expand online news services
After one year of operation, Community Pioneer has decided to cancel its bi-monthly newspaper subscription service and concentrate on expanding its growing online news service.
A two-vehicle accident takes out Arctic Circle’s sign and sends one to the hospital
SHELLEY – Last night, two vehicles traveling southbound on State Street appear to have collided at a point where the street merges into one lane in front of Broulim's Grocery Store. The collision caused the front vehicle to slam directly into a nearby fast-food restaurant sign. Yesterday, December 22, just before 9 p.m., Shelley Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on South State Street where it merges from two lanes into one-lane U.S. Highway 91. …
Firth and Shelley students fill 267 Christmas food boxes for families in need
The Kiwanis Club of Shelley raised enough money from their annual Good Fellows drive to put together food boxes for 267 needy families.
Shelley-Firth Rural Fire District & QRU prepare for new residential growth
SHELLEY – The Shelley-Firth Rural Fire District and Quick Response Unit plan to meet the explosion of new housing development across northern Bingham County despite budget restraints levied against them by new State legislation. The Shelley QRU responded to 726 calls this past year, up approximately 100 calls from three years ago; the Shelley-Firth Rural Fire District responded to 300 calls, up from 111 calls in 2017, according to Idaho State Fire Marshall's 2017 and 2020 …