Shelley News

Young couple use artistic talent in their new business
SHELLEY:  Scotty and Andrea Thompson own Amonara Creations, a new business in downtown Shelley. Amonara is Scotty Thomson's fourth tattoo parlor and the third-owned shop. In the past, he owned a shop in Boise and one in Idaho Falls, known as Thompson Tattoo Shop, which he closed to open this parlor. View inside new business. Community Pioneer Photo "And before that, it was training in Idaho Falls. I was learning under Christian Buckingham, who popped …
Vehicle accident claims the life of a long-time Shelley resident
SHELLEY:  Early Tuesday morning, long-time Shelley resident Evelyn Harris succumbed to her injuries from a vehicle accident on Saturday, September 24. She was at East Idaho Regional Medical Center when she passed. On Saturday, September 24, at approximately 12:41 PM, a vehicle driven by 75-year-old Pearl Staggie from Shelley was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Michelle Peterson of Rigby. 87-year-old Evelyn Harris, also from Shelley, was a passenger in Staggie’s vehicle …
Dog bite puts door-to-door mail delivery in jeopardy
SHELLEY:  After biting the mail carrier three times, a loose dog in the 300 block of East Center Street puts seven homes in jeopardy of losing their door-to-door mail and package delivery service. "The policy of the Postal Service is to protect its carriers,' said Shelley Post Master Charles Parkhurst. "I cannot protect my carrier when a dog runs loose and is not at its address, and it comes directly towards my carrier and bites …
Dale Killpack obituary
Nalders Funeral Home obituaries FIRTH – Dale Jay Killpack, 80, of Firth, died September 22, 2022, at his home from cancer. He was born August 9, 1942 in Idaho Falls, to Ellis Killpack and Hazel Elnora Peterson Killpack. When Dale was four years old the family moved from Osgood to Kimball where the family farmed. He attended school in Kimball, Basalt, Goshen and Firth. He graduated from Firth High School in 1960 and attended LDS …
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.
Contact police if you see this man
Police a searching for a man who may have been involved in a drive-by shooting in Idaho Falls.
No active shooter in Shelley
Rumors are flying that there was an active shooter near Hobbs Middle School; Shelley Police say that is not what happened.
Jace Wright opens Pinnacle Real Estate office in Shelley
Friends, family, past and present clients, and Shelley's mayor all attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Jace Wright's Pinnacle Real Estate office in Shelley on Wednesday.
Shelley’s Police Chief reflects on his 30 years in law enforcement
Chief Rod Mohler announced earlier this month that he is retiring at the end of May. Mohler has served as Shelley's Police Chief for 10 years and a total of 30 years in law enforcement.
Shelley Chief of Police announces retirement
SHELLEY – Shelley Chief of Police Rod Mohler announces he plans to retire effective May 31, 2022.  Shelley Chief of Police Rod Mohler announced that he planned to retire at Tuesday night’s city council meeting.  The Chief told the council his last day would be May 31, 2022. In a letter to the council, he wrote, “After long and torturous deliberation, I have decided to give my Notice of Retirement.  This year marks my 30 …
Fallen officers remembered with help from a local veteran
Plaques commemorating the Shelley law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty will grace the walls of the Shelley police station.
Shelley DARE program receives donation from local credit union
A local credit union visited Shelley today to help Shelley's DARE program purchase more educational and promotional materials.
LIVE: Shelley City Council meets April 12, 22
SHELLEY — The Shelley City Council holds their April 12, 2022, bi-monthly meeting. Watch the live stream below. Read tonight's agenda here. https://youtu.be/nDwO-2OxLmY
Local high schooler wins statewide award for her stock portfolio essay
With her essay detailing a future investment portfolio, a local high school senior took first place in the Idaho SIFMA Foundation’s Fall 2021 National InvestWrite® competition.
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.
Suspect broke into, vandalized and stole property from Goodsell School
Local police are searching for a suspect they believe burglarized and vandalized a local school.
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 …
EIRWWA is having a public meeting tonight discussing the proposed sewer district election in May
SHELLEY – East Idaho Regional Wastewater (EIRWWA) is having a public meeting tonight at Shelley City Hall at 7:00 p.m. on the proposed sewer district election slated for the May election.  The following is a video tour by Community Pioneer of the facility that the regional authority wants to transform into a sewer district.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYdW1Wfkpbo EIRWWA has a short public meeting tonight Shelley City Hall’s Council Chambers to present the proposed sewer district, which will …

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