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First probable monkeypox case reported in Idaho

IDHAO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho Division of Public Health and Central District Health are announcing the first probable case of monkeypox in an Idaho resident. The investigation is ongoing, but it appears this infection was acquired during travel to a country experiencing a monkeypox outbreak. State and local public health officials are working with the patient’s healthcare providers and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure [...]

By |July 6th, 2022|Regional News|

Imagine Idaho Foundation working to increase internet speeds across the state

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – Imagine Idaho Foundation is working to bring better internet connection and access to the state. This non profit organization is doing so by trying to bring broadband infrastructure to all of Idaho. They believe this way of connectivity will create stronger, stable communities across the state while improving economic, telehealth and education benefits. Idaho will receive $100 million through the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment [...]

By |July 6th, 2022|Regional News|

New Blackfoot fire chief sworn in

https://youtube.com/watch?v=VDBKCw-2WJ4&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%3Dblackfoot%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D BLACKFOOT, Idaho (KIFI) - Bryon Howell has been unanimously approved to be the new fire chief for Blackfoot. He was sworn in Tuesday night. He replaces Kevin Gray who retired after 27 years as chief and 35 with the Blackfoot Fire Department. Howell has been a captain in the Blackfoot Fire Department for the last 10 years.  The post New Blackfoot fire chief sworn in appeared first on Local [...]

By |July 6th, 2022|Regional News|

Passport processing delays continue

JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI) – Teton County residents who are planning international travel and need a passport or renewal are strongly encouraged to start planning sooner rather than later. Applying a full six months in advance of potential travel is advised whenever possible. Current target processing times remain much longer than they were if your last application was more than three years ago. Clerk of District Court Anne Sutton encourages those [...]

By |July 6th, 2022|Regional News|

ICCU donates $100k for Portneuf Greenway Trail

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – The Portneuf Greenway Foundation announced Idaho Central Credit Union (ICCU) as a major sponsor of the upcoming new trail being built in conjunction with the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) Wye Interchange Project. This new trail will extend from Pocatello Creek Road to the Portneuf Wellness Complex. “Idaho Central is very proud to be a major sponsor for this new trail that will contribute to our community [...]

By |July 6th, 2022|Regional News|

Applications required for free and reduced price meals for 2022-2023 school year

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - This summer, families who need assistance paying for school meals will be required to submit an application for free and reduced price school meals for the first time since 2020. The change comes with Congress’ passing of the $3 billion Keep Kids Fed Act, which reinstates a requirement, suspended during the pandemic, that low-income students who fall above the poverty line pay a reduced price for [...]

By |July 6th, 2022|Regional News|

Governor Little appoints commissioners to Serve Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - Governor Brad Little appointed two new commissioners to Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism. The new commissioners are April Durrant of Boise and Rebecca Wood of Richfield. These two join the existing commission of 13 governor-appointed commissioners whose mission is “to inspire and recognize volunteers and empower communities through service and AmeriCorps to solve Idaho’s unmet needs.” “We are excited to welcome the [...]

By |July 6th, 2022|Regional News|

Great Salt Lake is ‘in trouble’ as level falls to lowest on record for second year in a row

By Rachel Ramirez, CNN The Great Salt Lake in Utah has dropped to its lowest level on record for the second time in less than a year as a climate change-fueled megadrought tightens its grip in the West. The lake’s surface water elevation fell to 4,190 feet on Sunday, according to data from the US Geological Survey — below the previous record set in July 2021 and the lowest it [...]

By |July 6th, 2022|Regional News|

Idaho’s Oldest Rodeo hosting Mutton Bustin Qualifier

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – Idaho’s Oldest Rodeo, The War Bonnet Round Up’s Mutton Bustin’ Qualifier event is set for on July 30. This new event opens the door for kids who want a chance to ride a sheep and see if they have what it takes to make it to the bright lights of the rodeo in August. This “fun for the whole family” event will be at Teton [...]

By |July 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Idaho gas prices average $5.24

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Average gasoline prices in Idaho have risen 5.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $5.24/g Tuesday, according to GasBuddy's survey of 802 stations in Idaho. Prices in Idaho are 36.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.78/g higher than a year ago. The price of diesel has fallen 6.3 cents nationally in the past week and stands at $5.72 per [...]

By |July 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Officers on the lookout for drunk drivers

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) — As Idahoans hit the road this summer, the Pocatello Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies across Idaho to keep roads free from impaired driving. Now through July 9, officers will dedicate patrols to looking for drivers under the influence of drugs and alcohol. This is part of a statewide effort involving officers from more than 50 law enforcement agencies. The primary goal of the law enforcement presence will [...]

By |July 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Hiline Road closed for accident

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - The Pocatello Police Department is currently investigating an injury accident on Hiline Road. Police say the accident is between El Rancho and McCormack Street. Police have closed the road and ask you avoid the area until further notice. The post Hiline Road closed for accident appeared first on Local News 8.

By |July 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Rollover crash on Hiline Road

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - UPDATE 4:45 p.m. On Tuesday at 2:32 p.m., officers were dispatched to a single-vehicle crash in which a vehicle traveling southbound on Hiline Road crossed the center line, drove off the road, overturned and landed upside down in the canal.  A Pocatello Police Department officer pulled the single occupant from the car, and several citizens who witnessed the accident and stopped to assist. The victim was [...]

By |July 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Walton Levee to temporarily close

JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI) – A popular recreation spot along the Snake River will be closed to the public for approximately two weeks. On Wednesday, July 6, 2022, the Walton Levee at Emily’s Pond off Wyoming Highway 22 will close to the public from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to allow Teton County Road and Levee to haul levee rip-rap rock to the County stockpile facility. The closure is expected to last approximately two [...]

By |July 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Pocatello police seek witnesses to a disturbance

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - Pocatello Police Department officers are seeking witnesses to a physical disturbance that occurred at 420 North Main Street during Revive on June 29.  The disturbance was between a male and a female and took place at approximately 5:15 p.m. near the Historic Downtown Pocatello Pavillion.  If you have any information, email lherrick@pocatello.us and reference case number 22-P12741.   The post Pocatello police seek witnesses to a disturbance appeared first [...]

By |July 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Court ruling limits how Idaho Falls can respond to homeless

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - For weeks, a homeless camp has sheltered under the gazebo of the Japanese Friendship Garden. Many residents of Idaho Falls have called for the city to remove the individuals. But because of a 2018 court ruling, representatives for the city say there's not much they can do. "A court ruling in Martin versus Boise recently by the Ninth Circuit Court limits cities and what they [...]

By |July 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Flags to be flown at half-staff through July 9

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - At the direction of the President Joe Biden, United States are to fly at half-staff immediately in honor and remembrance of the victims of the horrific tragedy in Highland Park, IL. The flag should be flown at half-staff until sunset, July 9, 2022. Proclamation on Honoring The Victims Of The Tragedy In Highland Park, IllinoisAs a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of gun violence [...]

By |July 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Highlights from Pocatello 4th of July Parade

https://youtube.com/watch?v=Q5g_0rkpYVE&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 POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – On Monday, the City of Pocatello hosted its annual 4th of July Parade in downtown. Thousands of people lined the streets on both sides of the underpass to see a variety of floats, costumes, and lots of candy. The post Highlights from Pocatello 4th of July Parade appeared first on Local News 8.

By |July 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Rigby’s Hot Classic Nights is more than just your regular car show

RIGBY, Idaho (KIFI) - Saturday, July 9 will bring new sounds to the heart of the city as the Annual Hot Classic Nights will fill Rigby City Park with cars, boats, trucks and other vehicles from the past for all to see. The show will also have a large role in helping the Rigby Senior Center continue to serve meals to seniors in need. Every year for the past 18 [...]

By |July 5th, 2022|Regional News|

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