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Local child with leukemia granted trip to Disney World

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) — The game of golf had a special meeting on Saturday in Pocatello. The Idaho Farm Bureau held their 11th annual Make-A-Wish Summer Golf Tournament at the Highland Golf Course. Before the tournament kicked off, one special girl got the wish of her dreams.  Five-year-old Dallas, who is diagnosed with leukemia, was granted a trip to Disney World for her birthday through fundraising from the Idaho Farm Bureau and Make-A-Wish Foundation.  She also got [...]

By |August 7th, 2022|Regional News|

ISU School of Nursing works to meet increased need for mental health care

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – Idaho State University’s School of Nursing is seeing increased enrollment in its Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, helping alleviate a shortage of mental health professionals in the state. The entire state of Idaho is designated as a mental health care provider shortage area. Typically, the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Doctor of Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program admits six or seven students each year, but this [...]

By |August 7th, 2022|Regional News|

2023 Arts grants announced

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – The Idaho Commission on the Arts announced its Fiscal Year 2023 annual grants, totaling $645,592 to 81 organizations and schools spanning 27 communities throughout the state. Organizations and schools receiving grants will match their awards with locally generated funds.  Executive Director Michael Faison expressed appreciation to Idaho’s elected leaders for their support of the Commission’s statewide services. “We thank Governor Little and the Idaho Legislature for their [...]

By |August 7th, 2022|Regional News|

White House internship provides “opportunity of a lifetime” for ISU student

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – On the Fourth of July, Idaho State University senior Eric Morris had the opportunity of a lifetime— he was volunteering at the White House. “That’s one of my peak experiences,” Morris said. It was just one of the many opportunities Morris received as an intern for the Executive Office of the President this summer. How did someone from small town Arimo, Idaho get to Washington, D.C. [...]

By |August 7th, 2022|Regional News|

Early season elk hunts are great options, but come with challenges

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho’s early season antlerless elk hunts have started, and hunters are already heading outdoors to take advantage of what looks to be a great season. While these early hunts have some advantages, hunting during hot weather requires extra precaution and special care to prevent spoiling of meat. “Always get permission, prepare accordingly and have a plan for the heat,” said Dennis Newman, Idaho Fish and [...]

By |August 7th, 2022|Regional News|

Ammon Days 2022

AMMON, Idaho (KIFI) - A little rain couldn't stop the fun at Ammon Days today. The city hosted its annual celebration in McCowin park on Saturday. There was a car show, games, vendors, and lots of food to feed into all the entertainment.  Ammon's mayor Sean Coletti says it's one of the most important events in Ammon each year. "It's a time for us to all get together and enjoys our community and [...]

By |August 6th, 2022|Regional News|

Fires banned at some Idaho Power campgrounds due to high fire risk

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Plenty of summer camping days remain, but campfires are now banned at some locations due to high fire danger. Currently, no fires or charcoal grills are permitted at Idaho Power’s Woodhead Park in Hells Canyon or Cottonwood Campground near C.J. Strike. Propane stoves can still be used for cooking. Fires at other locations must be limited to installed fire rings or fire pits, and all [...]

By |August 6th, 2022|Regional News|

Jackson Hole Marathon set Sept. 24

JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI) - The Jackson Hole Marathon, Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022. More than 500 runners will take to one of the most beautiful racecourses in the country, from Town Square to Teton Village, for this Boston-qualifier. Race registration for all three races is now open. Register here. Jackson locals can use code “runjh” for a local discount. The full marathon will start at Jackson Town Square, where [...]

By |August 6th, 2022|Regional News|

Chip sealing in Idaho Falls begins Sunday

https://youtube.com/watch?v=X7wMJUjpEsw&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%3Didaho-falls%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - HK Contractors will be chip sealing, brooming and fog coating city streets over the next month. The work begins on Sunday, Aug. 7 and includes the following streets: Claire View Ln: N Saturn Avenue - Beverly RoadGrace Avenue: Ray Street - Cassiopeia StreetLola Street: Dodson Drive - Grace AvenueRay Street: Cul-de-sac - N Skyline DriveSummit Circle: Cul-de-sac - N. Skyline DriveWestland Avenue: Crestmont [...]

By |August 6th, 2022|Regional News|

COVID-19 UPDATES: 956 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho officials reported 956 new COVID-19 cases and 6 new deaths Friday. 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 481,562. There are a total of 373,285 confirmed cases and 108,277 probable cases in all 44 of the 44 counties [...]

By |August 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Governor appoints Eva Nye to fill District 29 Senate seat

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - Governor Brad Little has appointed Eva Nye to replace her late husband's vacancy on District 29's senate seat. Sen. Mark Nye passed away July 16th from an illness. He was 76. Eva Nye is no stranger to politics. She is a registered Democrat and formerly served on Pocatello's City Council for 14 years. She has also acted as a substitute legislator for District 29 Representatives, Elaine [...]

By |August 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Institute of Rural Health at ISU awarded $860,000 to provide health education and health screenings for Idahoans

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – The Institute of Rural Health hosted by Idaho State University’s Kasiska Division of Health Sciences has received $860,000 from AmeriCorps for its Idaho HealthCorps AmeriCorps program. The grant will expand the Institute's presence throughout Idaho, where it has provided services to improve the health of communities through research, education, and service since 1989. AmeriCorps is the federal agency for national service and volunteerism. The Idaho HealthCorps [...]

By |August 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Annual 3-on-3 Tournament will benefit Parrish Family

POCATELLO — This weekend, the annual Bill Parrish Family 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will take place at Highland High School in Pocatello. The tournament was created in memory of the deaths of the Bill Parrish family, as a result of Carbon Monoxide poisoning in 2014. First Alert will be in attendance and will hand out 120 carbon monoxide detectors at the event. The post Annual 3-on-3 Tournament will benefit Parrish Family [...]

By |August 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Annual fundraiser at Ross Park set for Friday to benefit Aid for Friends

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - The 10th annual Aid For Friends Splish and Splash fundraiser is happening on Friday from 5:30 p.m. till 9:30 p.m. at the Ross Park Aquatic Complex. The event includes a barbecue dinner and all the pool open the whole time. Money raised from the event will go toward the Aid for Friends homeless shelter in Pocatello. The goal is to raise $10,000. Tickets are $15 for [...]

By |August 5th, 2022|Regional News|

31st Annual Idaho Bighorn Sheep lottery tag drawn

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - The Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation held the 31st Annual Bighorn sheep lottery tag drawing on July 29, and Paul Donaldson out of Montana is the lucky recipient of a bighorn lottery tag valid in any open controlled bighorn hunt unit in Idaho. Two alternates were also drawn in case Donaldson is unable to take the hunt. The main drawing was held in Boise with simultaneous livestream [...]

By |August 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Seats available in trapper education course Aug. 13 in Salmon

SALMON, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho Fish and Game will host a trapper education course in Salmon on August 13.  The course will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fish and Game Regional Office, 99 Highway 93 North. Advanced registration is required, and class size will be limited. To register, go online to Fish and Game’s website or visit the Fish and Game office in Salmon. Participants must be at least [...]

By |August 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Biologists set to begin grizzly bear captures for research purposes in Yellowstone

BOZEMAN, Mont. (KIFI) - As part of ongoing efforts required under the Endangered Species Act to monitor the population of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the U.S. Geological Survey, in conjunction with the National Park Service, is working to inform the public that pre-baiting and scientific capture operations are once again about to begin within Yellowstone National Park. Biologists with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team (IGBST) will [...]

By |August 5th, 2022|Regional News|

3 things to do this weekend – August 5,2022

https://youtube.com/watch?v=PLKhLDLYQUc&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. The Oldies Rod & Custom Car Show takes place tomorrow in Pocatello behind the Whitman and Station Square. The event will go from 9 am to 3 pm. It will feature cars and vehicles on display, as well as a free pancake breakfast, a bouncy house for kids, and more. 2.  The [...]

By |August 5th, 2022|Regional News|

3 things to know this morning – August 5, 2022

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Here's what you should know to start your Friday. 1.  One case of Monkeypox has been recorded in Eastern Idaho. One of the main ways that Monkeypox is spread is through direct skin to skin contact. Doctors recommend to diligently wash your hands and any shared items to prevent it from spreading. 2.  Contractors will be working to chip seal, broom, and fog coat more than 40 roads over the next [...]

By |August 5th, 2022|Regional News|

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