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Cat and Dog die in mobile home fire

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Two animals are dead and another one is recovering after a mobile home fire in Idaho Falls. It happened just after 5:10 p.m. Wednesday night at the Shady Rest Campground off of Yellowstone highway. No residents or firefighters were injured in the fire. One cat and one dog were found dead inside the home. Firefighters also found one husky puppy that was having a hard time [...]

By |September 28th, 2022|Regional News|

School supply donations delivered

Shilo LoreeThirkill Elementary School in Soda Springs, Idaho SODA SPRINGS, Idaho (KXPI/KIFI) - Wednesday was a big day for one local elementary school. And it was a big day for Eyewitness News 3. It was the day news anchor Todd Kunz and promotions director Shilo Loree delivered all the donated school supplies that viewers brought to the Eastern Idaho State Fair at the beginning of September. Eyewitness News 3 then [...]

By |September 28th, 2022|Regional News|

Hurricane Ian is stronger than expected according to Florida meteorologists IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - "This is ridiculous. It was not supposed to be this strong." Meteorology students at Florida State University are paying close attention to Hurricane Ian. They say last minute eye wall intensification helped it to become a strong category four monster. This will allow it to bring historic storm surge. Robert Szot, a Florida State University Student Meteorologist, says, "The shape of the coastline down [...]

By |September 28th, 2022|Regional News|

New remote 5 acre wildfire in northwest corner of Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (KIFI) - On Tuesday afternoon, individuals in Tom Miner Basin, Montana (an area located just north of Yellowstone National Park’s northwest boundary), reported seeing smoke in Yellowstone. The park’s helicopter crew flew the area Tuesday evening and spotted a new fire, likely ignited by lightning several days prior. Estimated at 5 acres, the Big Horn Fire is in very steep, rugged and rocky terrain in the remote [...]

By |September 28th, 2022|Regional News|

ISU alumni center construction update

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - Construction crews are entering the final stages of construction for Idaho State University's new alumni center. On Wednesday ,members of the Pocatello Development Authority had the chance to tour the 26,000 square-foot building. The $11.5 million center has been two decades in the making, and now the permanent home for ISU's alumni is near taking shape. "This will really be a gathering place for alumni and for community events. We expect [...]

By |September 28th, 2022|Regional News|

COVID-19 UPDATES: 593 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho officials reported 593 new COVID-19 cases and 5 new deaths Wednesday. State-level case and hospital data are now being updated on the state dashboard on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, excluding holidays. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March 2020 to 495,500. There are a total of 381,929 confirmed cases and 113,571 probable cases in all 44 of the 44 counties [...]

By |September 28th, 2022|Regional News|

ISU adds third high processing computer

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - A new high-performance computing (HPC) system or supercomputer is now online at Idaho State University. Research Data Center staff recently flipped the switch on Ragnarok, the facility’s latest HPC system. Ragnarok boasts eight Nivida RTX 3090 graphics processing units. Graphics processing units are specialized computer processors used to speed up graphics rendering. Comparing Ragnarok to the average consumer gaming laptop, Ragnarok has eight times the graphics [...]

By |September 28th, 2022|Regional News|

Ross Fork Fire mapped at 37,868 acres

SAWTOOTH NATIONAL FOREST, Idaho (KIFI) - The lightning caused Ross Fork Fire has burned 37,868 acres and is 64% contained. On Wednesday, the fire experienced another day of warm and dry conditions, with good overnight humidity. There was some minimal growth in the southern end of the fire. Crews continue to locate and control hot spots along Alturas Lake and in the Salmon River headwaters. Mop-up and hazard tree abatement [...]

By |September 28th, 2022|Regional News|

Moose Fire meeting set Thursday

SALMON, Idaho (KIFI) - The human caused Moose Fire burning west and south of North Fork has burned 130,112 acres and is 51% contained. A community meeting will be held at the Idaho Fish & Game Office located at 99 US Highway 93, Salmon, ID 83467 on Thursday, Sept. 29. The start time will be 6:00 p.m. for those who wish to attend. The meeting will be filmed and posted [...]

By |September 28th, 2022|Regional News|

Lightning causes Mesquite Fire

JEDEDIAH SMITH WILDERNESS, Idaho (KIFI) - The Caribou-Targhee National Forest reports the Mesquite Fire was caused by lightning about five miles north of State Highway 22 near Mesquite Creek in the Jedediah Smith Wilderness. The Mesquite Fire was discovered on Monday. Fire is currently smoldering and creeping in down and dead fuels. The fire is 1/10th of an acre. Incident objectives will be: Public safety (recreation users in the Jedediah [...]

By |September 28th, 2022|Featured, Regional News|

Pocatello couple helps bring Ukraine family to US POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - A Pocatello couple is trying to bring a family in Ukraine to the United States. Years ago, Ajax Tadehara was quite the stud on the mat representing the United sStates as a member of USA judo team. During his travels with the team, he met Ali, Lesia and their two daughters Yasmin and Samira. The family is from Ukraine and have needed help over the last few months. "When the [...]

By |September 28th, 2022|Regional News|

Angel Hope Bench unveiled in Pocatello POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - The City of Pocatello has a new symbol to recognize those lost due to suicide.  The city and the Community Suicide Prevention group unveiled an Angel Hope Bench Tuesday evening at Centennial Park. The presentation included a musical performance  and a proclamation fromMayor Brian Blad.  The bench is dedicated to survivors of suicide loss. It is meant to be  a place of remembrance, love and hope. "The [...]

By |September 28th, 2022|Regional News|

Kremer of Serve Idaho receives national leadership award

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - Serve Idaho Commission Vice Chair Charlette (Char) Kremer of Lewiston recently was named the 2022 Outstanding Commissioner of the year by America’s Service Commissions. The award was presented virtually at the association’s annual Innovation and Leadership Award ceremony Sept. 22. Kremer was appointed by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter to serve on the commission in 2014. She previously served as the Director of Lewis-Clark Service Corps, a [...]

By |September 28th, 2022|Regional News|

Museum of Idaho announces ‘Toytopia’ exhibit

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – The Museum of Idaho is gearing up to open its new 'Toytopia' exhibit. This exhibit will feature toys throughout the past century including Mr. Potato Head, old fashioned arcade games and more. It can also provide an interactive, STEM-based learning experience giving children a chance to not only play with toys but also be creative and problem solve. The opening week schedule includes: Thursday, Sept. [...]

By |September 28th, 2022|Regional News|

Local first responders remind us to keep an extra eye out when driving during harvest season

MADISON COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) - After a recent accident involving a combine and automobile in Shelley, first responders are reminding us to be extra careful while on the road this time of year. They have some safety tips we can follow to make sure the farmers and ourselves all make it to our destination safely. "It's kind of similar to winter driving. We want to incorporate adding more travel time, [...]

By |September 28th, 2022|Regional News|

Extended deadline nears for filing income tax returns

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) — Time’s running out to file your 2021 Idaho income tax return. The Idaho State Tax Commission says taxpayers who qualified for an automatic extension to file must send in their return and full payment by Oct. 17. “We expect to receive about 36,000 individual income tax returns in October,” Tax Commission Chairman Jeff McCray said. “That’s in addition to the 925,000 returns we’ve received so far this year.” Idaho [...]

By |September 28th, 2022|Regional News|

I-15/I-86 detour in Pocatello ends

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - The northwest ramp from Interstate 15 to Interstate 86 reopened Wednesday morning at the System Interchange in Pocatello. Traffic heading from I-15 toward Chubbuck and American Falls is no longer detoured through the Northgate Interchange. The detour was needed to lower the ramp so new bridges can be built for I-15 through the System Interchange.  Motorists should carefully follow signs and posted speed limits while traveling [...]

By |September 28th, 2022|Regional News|

Big temperature drop for weekend Warming up and storming up for later - Temps will drop -20 for weekend Warming up and storming up for later and into tomorrow. 20 degrees from today into weekend. Winds and clouds build up SW 10-15 20G and highs will be in the low-to-mid 80's. Upper 70's in the mountains 78 in Jackson. With a 20% chance of showers for today, some moisture already showing up in [...]

By |September 28th, 2022|Regional News|

3 things to know this morning – September 28, 2022

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Here's what you should know to start your Wednesday. 1.  The Idaho Falls Fire Department will hold a Block Party tomorrow at Fire Station 1 in downtown Idaho Falls from 5 to 8 pm. There will be free hot dogs, chips, drinks, and fun activities. 2. Pocatello has its first Boys and Girls Club at Syringa Elementary School. The facility will be used for after-school activities in the Pocatello/ Chubbuck School District 25. 3. A Pocatello [...]

By |September 28th, 2022|Regional News|

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