Firth News

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 …
Firth High School nationally honored for annual Veterans Day Program
Every year Firth High School honors veterans with one of the largest Veterans Day Programs in the state. This year, veterans honored the High School for their efforts.
Cougar Football wins on Senior Night
The Cougars rose to victory in their last home game of the season.
Food pantry offering new hours and shopping experience
The food pantry is moving into the former Methodist church and adding evening hours.
Library director retiring after more than 31 years
Heidi Riddoch made the library a second home in our corner of Eastern Idaho for the last 31 and a half years. It’s become a safe space for individuals and families to relax, research, and read.
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.
ALMOST DONE!
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.

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