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16th annual homelessness encampment helps raise awareness for homelessness

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI)- For the past 16 years, Pocatello's Caldwell Park has hosted a special event during the first weekend in December. The park provides the backdrop for the Annual Aid for Friends Homeless Encampment. The Pocatello Homeless Shelter invites people to learn what homeless people go through in the heart of an Idaho Winter. Sarah was one of the participants of the homeless encampment. "I decided I wanted to [...]

By |December 4th, 2022|Regional News|

Idaho Falls lifts parking regulations

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI)- The City of Idaho Falls lifted their parking restrictions on Sunday, after clearing the roads of snow and ice. 429 cars received tickets or got towed away this weekend during the process of snow removal.The city says that 'ZONE A' had over 95 percent of people who abided to the parking regulations and appreciate everyone's cooperation during the process of plowing the roads. Snow plowing will [...]

By |December 4th, 2022|Regional News|

Temporary hours at Teton County Recreation Center in December

JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI) – The Teton County Recreation Center will have modified facility hours over the next three weeks due to a shortage of lifeguard staff. Beginning Monday, Dec. 5 through Friday, Dec. 23, the Recreation Center Facility hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Aquatics area will be open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on weekends. The facility will [...]

By |December 4th, 2022|Regional News|

Messiah Sing-in traditions continues Dec. 18

AMMON, Idaho (KIFI) - The East Idaho Messiah Sing-In will be performed on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m., at the Thunder Ridge High School auditorium. All are invited to attend and participate in this non-denominational celebration of Christmas. Performers will include a full choir and orchestra, as well as several talented soloists. This year’s soloists include Rachel Keppner, Andrew Hansen, Linda Haffner, Vanessa Hudman, Sean Coletti, Karin Dance, Jean-Michel [...]

By |December 4th, 2022|Regional News|

AAA helps EV owners take charge of their trip

BOISE – (December 1, 2022) – As electric vehicles increase in popularity, AAA continues to expand its product offerings to help EV owners stay on the go. As part of a 14-city pilot program, AAA members can now request roadside electric vehicle charging services in Bend, OR and the Portland, OR metro area. Other regional cities in the pilot program include San Francisco, CA and Denver, CO. “Our mission is [...]

By |December 4th, 2022|Regional News|

Wyoming diabetes prevention efforts focus on prediabetes

JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI) - Because of the strong link between prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging people to learn more about their personal prediabetes risk through a simple screening option. Amber Nolte, Chronic Disease Prevention Program manager with WDH, estimated one in three Wyoming adults is at high risk of prediabetes, which is when a person’s blood sugar is high but not high [...]

By |December 4th, 2022|Regional News|

Snow King Mountain opens resort for the season

JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (KIFI)-Snow King Mountain in Jackson Hole opened their resort this weekend after getting the best snow in over a decade. The Rafferty Lift, Gondola and the King's Grill all opened for the winter sports season today, so those looking to shred some powder this holiday season can now hit the slopes. Other areas at Snow King, such as the Cowboy Coaster will open next weekend and King [...]

By |December 3rd, 2022|Regional News|

Wyoming legislative leadership and committee assignments finalized for 67th Legislature

 CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KIFI) - The members of the Wyoming Senate and House of Representatives selected their respective leadership and finalized committee assignments for the 67th Wyoming Legislature following party caucuses Nov. 19 and 20. Members of leadership will be formally confirmed, and newly elected legislators will be sworn-in Jan. 10 beginning at Noon, as provided by the Wyoming Constitution. In the Senate, Sen. Ogden Driskill (Devils Tower) was nominated for President [...]

By |December 3rd, 2022|Regional News|

Moose Fire community meeting set Dec. 6

SALMON, Idaho (KIFI) ‐ The Salmon-Challis National Forest will hold an in-person and virtual community meeting on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. MST.  The Forest will discuss the Moose Fire Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) report and the next steps for the Salmon Municipal Watershed. Staff will be present to answer any additional questions on the status of the Moose Fire. The 130,205 acre Moose fire is currently 100% contained and [...]

By |December 3rd, 2022|Regional News|

AAA: Plan ahead to avoid a holiday mishap

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – It’s the holiday season, and while it’s a time of joyful celebration, a single mishap can result in a dangerous driving situation or a costly insurance claim. To keep the season merry and bright, AAA is offering tips to safely transport a Christmas tree and protect your home from a humbug moment. “An insurance claim can really put a damper on your holiday cheer,” says [...]

By |December 3rd, 2022|Regional News|

Anonymous donor gives $10 million for ISU student scholarships

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – The Idaho State University Physician Assistant Studies (PA) program recently received an anonymous $10 million donation supporting scholarships for its students. This scholarship is one of the largest scholarship gifts ever received by Idaho State. The scholarship was created in memory of Ginny Thomas, the former administrator of the Rural American Scholarship Foundation that supported higher education opportunities for the less fortunate in Washington, Oregon and [...]

By |December 3rd, 2022|Regional News|

Temporary lane closure on Sunnyside Road Sunday

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - One westbound lane of Sunnyside Road will be closed to motorists this Sunday, Dec. 4. Motorists should expect traffic delays and are encouraged to slow down and use caution around utility workers. Utility work on the northernmost lane of Sunnyside Road will span the length of the roadway, from S Yellowstone Hwy into the foothills, and will begin at 7 a.m. on Sunday. Barring unforeseen [...]

By |December 3rd, 2022|Regional News|

Shooting in Pocatello, Two in hospital

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - A Shooting in Pocatello sends one to the hospital with a gun shot wound Friday night. Pocatello police say it happened on Belmont Street. A witness said it happened at 5:50 p.m. Another person was taken to the hospital with a stab wound. It's unknown if any suspects are still at large. The Pocatello Police Department is asking if you saw anything or have any information [...]

By |December 2nd, 2022|Regional News|

2022 General Post Election Audit Preliminary Results

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – On Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2002, Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced the completion of the 2022 General Post-Election Audit. Senate Bill 1274, signed into law by the Governor this past session, created a post-election audit after each primary and general election. The counties were chosen by random ball draw weighted proportionally to their population, after which precincts from within those counties were selected. The eight counties were randomly [...]

By |December 2nd, 2022|Regional News|

Snowplow zoning challenges

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - As winter weather hits Idaho Falls, some roads may be clear and safe to drive before others. Zone A Idaho Falls Roads in Zone A were built when households typically only had one vehicle and both the driveways and roadways were more narrow. But today, most of those households use street parking, and clearing every road becomes a big hassle. "We've heard a lot of people [...]

By |December 2nd, 2022|Regional News|

Fall 2022 Idaho Reading Indicator results reach pre-pandemic levels

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – The latest results from Idaho’s early reading test, the Idaho Reading Indicator, show overall proficiency exceeding pre-pandemic levels, with especially strong improvement in kindergarten and first grade. Statewide results in the fall IRI indicate 56.7% of students in kindergarten through third grade are reading at grade level, up from 51% last fall and eclipsing 2019’s proficiency level of 54.7%. “Our educational communities’ hard work toward recovering [...]

By |December 2nd, 2022|Regional News|

East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center opens for 2022-2023 season

City of Pocatello City of Pocatello City of Pocatello POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - The East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center is officially open for the 2022-2023 season. Due to the amount of snow in November and December, the center was able to open earlier than in previous years, and 100% of the center is ready for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and fat biking on designated trails. “We are so excited [...]

By |December 2nd, 2022|Regional News|

16th annual Aid For Friends homeless encampment this weekend

https://youtube.com/watch?v=4iymbH6ZLOk&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) - These extremely cold temperatures are hitting our homeless population very hard. This weekend the Aid For Friends Shelter in Pocatello is drawing attention to the needs in our communities.  They are hosting its 16th annual homeless encampment at Caldwell Park. Members of the community will spend the night in cardboard boxes to help draw attention to the problem of homelessness in our home towns.  'We see the problem is [...]

By |December 2nd, 2022|Regional News|

2 snowplows struck in Soda Springs with Thursday night’s winter storm

SODA SPRINGS, Idaho (KIFI) - Not one but two snowplows are damaged after being involved in separate accidents. The first snowplow was struck on Thursday afternoon with a semi on Idaho State Highway 30. That snowplow is deemed to be totaled and completely destroyed. The second snowplow was struck also near Soda Springs early Friday morning. This snowplow is damaged a good bit, but it is not totaled. The drivers [...]

By |December 2nd, 2022|Regional News|

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