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Moose Fire evacuation notice reduced

SALMON, Idaho (KIFI) - The human caused Moose Fire burning near North Fork has burned 75,481 acres and remains 21% contained. Effective 8:00 a.m. Friday, the Lemhi County Sheriff is reducing the evacuation notice to READY status for Zones 2 and 7, from Tower Creek to North Fork and west to Caddiagan Ranch. Firefighters are working 16-hour days, aggressively taking advantage of recent precipitation and Favorable weather, making gains on [...]

By |August 12th, 2022|Regional News|

Idaho man overcomes extreme physical odds to compete in marathon

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - A familiar local hero is returning to the race that started his journey halfway across the world. Rod Hutchins was 34 when he was diagnosed with Guillian Barre syndrome and paralyzed from the neck down. 24 years, 21 surgeries, two hip replacements, two scoped knees, one spinal stimulator implant and one knee replacement later, Hutchins raced towards his goal of competing in the Iron Man [...]

By |August 12th, 2022|Regional News|

Chief Justice Bevan Joins Board of State Court Leaders

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice G. Richard Bevan has joined the board of directors of the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ), an organization focused on bettering America’s state court systems. Chief Justice Bevan was elected to the board at the CCJ annual conference held late last month in Chicago. His term runs two years, ending in July 2024. “I am honored by this opportunity to work [...]

By |August 12th, 2022|Regional News|

3 things to do this weekend – August 12, 2022

https://youtube.com/watch?v=A6we2TKsjQg&feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&embed_config=%7B%22disableRelatedVideos%22%3Atrue%2C%22adsConfig%22%3A%7B%22adTagParameters%22%3A%7B%22iu%22%3A%22%2F6123%2Fkifi%22%2C%22cust_params%22%3A%22category%3Dnews%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Here are three things you can do in your local neighborhood this weekend: 1.  Aiding 2 Adoption Rescue is having a Summer Block "Pawty" at Pocatello's Old Town Pavilion tonight from 6 to 10 pm.  You can enjoy the bands, food trucks, crafters and meet some wonderful animals that are looking for their forever families. 2. Tomorrow is Family Day at the Bonneville County Fair. The day will [...]

By |August 12th, 2022|Regional News|

3 things to know this morning – August 12, 2022

https://youtube.com/watch?v=kKZj70_Zujs&feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&embed_config=%7B%22disableRelatedVideos%22%3Atrue%2C%22adsConfig%22%3A%7B%22adTagParameters%22%3A%7B%22iu%22%3A%22%2F6123%2Fkifi%22%2C%22cust_params%22%3A%22category%3Dnews%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Here's what you should know to start your Friday. 1. A group in Pocatello 'Citizens Against Division' is trying to recall Pocatello City Council Members Roger Bray, Claudia Ortega, and Chris Stevens. They plan to collect signatures to have the recall on the ballot in November. If you agree with the recall, a signature site will be at 820 East Young Street, just off of Yellowstone in [...]

By |August 12th, 2022|Regional News|

Aha Airlines launch inaugural flight to Reno through Idaho Falls

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - New flights are taking-off at the Idaho Falls Regional Airport. Thursday was the inaugural flight from Idaho Falls to Reno for Aha Airlines. The 50-passenger flight will be goto reno twice a week. Airport Director Rick Cloutier says he is excited about the new addition. "We're very excited to have Aha join us here today. That gives us six airlines, 14 nonstop destinations. So we are the most [...]

By |August 11th, 2022|Regional News|

INL interns show off what they’ve learned

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - The next generation of groundbreaking scientists are getting their start at Idaho National Lab. Idaho National Lab interns spent the summer working side by side with scientists and experts in their fields of interest. They presented the results of their studies at INL's Internship Fair on Thursday. First place went to Sophie Williams, for her design of a Cadmium waste removal system in an Electrorefiner. She [...]

By |August 11th, 2022|Regional News|

“Roaring Youth Jam” returns to Idaho Falls

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - There's no lack of talent on display at this year's Roaring Youth Jam in Idaho Falls. The 3-day event along the greenbelt is especially for the youth. This year's theme is Fairytales and Fantasy so kids can get creative with their art. Throughout the event, kids can enjoy a variety of art activities as well as local vendors' crafts. Activities at the Roarin’ Youth Jam are free [...]

By |August 11th, 2022|Regional News|

Recall effort for Pocatello City Council members

https://youtube.com/watch?v=CoXa7zy66nc&feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&embed_config=%7B%22disableRelatedVideos%22%3Atrue%2C%22adsConfig%22%3A%7B%22adTagParameters%22%3A%7B%22iu%22%3A%22%2F6123%2Fkifi%22%2C%22cust_params%22%3A%22category%3Dpocatello%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - More trouble tonight for three Pocatello City Council members.  Two different groups are supporting an effort to recall them from office.  In a statement issued Thursday by the Pocatello Police Union, they publicly support the effort to recall council members Roger Bray, Claudia Ortega and Chris Stevens. They are calling on community members to get involved. Roger Bray is under fire for comments he made about the [...]

By |August 11th, 2022|Regional News|

US launches process to set Idaho mercury pollution standards

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is developing proposed aquatic life water quality standards for mercury pollution in Idaho that could have statewide ramifications. The agency on Wednesday made public a proposed remedy resulting from a federal court’s 2021 ruling in a lawsuit by the Portland, Oregon-based Northwest Environmental Advocates and the Boise, Idaho-based Idaho Conservation League. The court ruled the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2008 disapproval of [...]

By |August 11th, 2022|Regional News|

Water line repair on E 17th Street Thursday

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - The City of Idaho Falls Water Division will be repairing a water line in the 1500 block of E 17th Street, between St. Clair Rd and S Woodruff Ave, beginning at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. During construction, eastbound traffic on E 17th Street will be reduced to a single lane occupying the center turn lane through the construction zone. Motorists should expect traffic delays and are [...]

By |August 11th, 2022|Regional News|

Moose Fire remains 21% contained

SALMON, Idaho (KIFI) - The human caused Moose Fire burning near North Fork has burned 74,953 acres and remains 21% contained. Cloud cover is diminishing Thursday, but moderated fire behavior is again anticipated due to the cooling benefits of Wednesady's rain. With low fire activity expected, firefighters can be more aggressive extending and strengthening containment lines, developing contingency lines, and focusing on structure protection. Structure protection work is on-going in [...]

By |August 11th, 2022|Regional News|

SIPH needs to speak to individual who dropped off a bat

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) needs to speak to the individual who dropped off a bat at their facility in Pocatello on Monday. SIPH has tried to call the individual many times but hasn’t been able to reach them. If you dropped off a bat on Monday or you know the individual who did, call 208-478-6303. It is very important officials speak with you. The post [...]

By |August 11th, 2022|Regional News|

There’s bad smoke and then there’s good smoke

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - If you were driving by Community Park in Idaho Falls Thursday, you may have noticed smoke coming from a home near the park with fire engines in front. Thursday was the final day of training for many of the Idaho Falls Fire Departments new recruits as the department conducted a live structure fire training. Battalion Chief Lance Johnson has been overseeing the newest academy training [...]

By |August 11th, 2022|Regional News|

Rabid bat found in Bingham County

BINGHAM COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) - Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) has confirmed a bat has tested positive for rabies in Bingham County. This is the fifth bat to test positive in in southeast Idaho (4 in Bannock and 1 in Bingham) and the 8th in the State of Idaho. While most bats do not carry rabies, rabies is a virtually 100% fatal viral illness in humans and other animals. “It [...]

By |August 11th, 2022|Regional News|

DICK’S Sporting Goods to open in Idaho Falls this weekend

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - DICK’S Sporting Goods will host a Grand Opening Celebration for its new store located in the Grand Teton Mall in Idaho Falls this weekend. To mark the occasion, DICK’S will be officially opening the store’s doors from Friday, August 12, through Sunday, August 14. Throughout the grand opening weekend, there will be a variety of in-store celebrations and giveaways including:  Mystery gift cards to the [...]

By |August 11th, 2022|Regional News|

3 charged with COVID-19 relief fraud scheme

WASHINGTON (KIFI) – Three people were arrested Wednesday on criminal charges in three separate indictments filed in the District of Idaho. These charges relate to the defendants’ alleged roles in fraudulently obtaining and misusing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. According to court documents, Khadijah Chapman, 58, of Atlanta; Daniel Labrum, 41, of South Jordan, Utah; and Eric O’Neil, 57, of Bethel, Connecticut, are charged with fraudulently obtaining PPP loans for [...]

By |August 11th, 2022|Regional News|

BLM announces new opportunity for partnerships to support management of wild horses and burros  

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KIFI) — The Bureau of Land Management is announcing new grants available to public and private partners to help support the agency’s mission to manage and protect wild horses and burros. The funding opportunity is open to local and state governments, tribes, other federal agencies and non-profit organizations.   “The BLM is excited to continue our efforts at working collaboratively with institutions of education, non-profit organizations and other government [...]

By |August 11th, 2022|Regional News|

Limited, targeted vaccines to prevent monkeypox available in Wyoming

JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI) - Vaccines meant to help prevent monkeypox are now available on a limited, targeted basis across the state, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Public health experts are tracking an outbreak of monkeypox that has spread across several countries that don’t normally report the disease, including the United States. No cases related to this outbreak have yet been identified among Wyoming residents. Dr. Alexia Harrist, [...]

By |August 11th, 2022|Regional News|

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