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Idaho Falls approves financing for police complex

Local News IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-As expected, the Idaho Falls City Council approved a resolution creating a $30 million lease agreement.   The “general obligation” is intended to finance construction of a new Idaho Falls Police Department complex on the former Idaho Falls Livestock Auction “stockyard” property on Northgate Mile.The city finance team worked very hard to present a viable financial option that did not increase property taxes and included money [...]

By |November 25th, 2020|Regional News|

Airport firefighters called to I-15 vehicle fire

Local News IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-One man was hospitalized in critical condition after a crash and fire near milepost 120 on Interstate 15 at around 7:42 p.m. Tuesday. The Idaho Falls Fire Department said it happened in the southbound lane near the Idaho Falls Regional Airport. There were no other injuries or vehicles involved in the incident. Idaho State Police is investigating . No additional information has yet been released. [...]

By |November 25th, 2020|Regional News|

Negative Covid test not a green light for family Thanksgiving, safety tips from SIPH

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Families across the country are making the tough decision this week as to how they'll spend their holiday. Due to increasing Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations, 61% of Americans have changed their Thanksgiving plans, according to a new poll. But some are determined to spend the holiday with their loved ones. In the past two weeks, health officials report more Idahoans got tested for the coronavirus than [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Regional News|

EIRMC shares tips to stay safe while preparing Thanksgiving meals

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Many are staying home for Thanksgiving to stay safe from Covid, but now we are being reminded that we also need to stay safe in the kitchen. Cooking a turkey is an American Thanksgiving tradition but it's also the nation's leading day for cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center's (EIRMC) Burn Unit is reminding turkey chefs [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Regional News|

Phil Meador Subaru donates check Tuesday

Local News POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Phil Meador Subaru presented a check for $12,000 to the Russell Davies PTSD Veteran Athletes Organization Tuesday. The non-profit organization was created to bring veterans out to Pocatello for a two-week course on either kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, skiing or snowboarding. Nationally, Subaru has donated almost $25 million to this year’s selected national and local charities. Almost $14 million of that is for [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Regional News|

1,640 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho officials reported 1,640 new COVID-19 cases and 8 new deaths on Tuesday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March to 94,730. There are a total of 80,709 confirmed cases and 14,021 probable cases in all 44 of the 44 counties in Idaho, according to numbers released from the local health districts and the state. See the chart below. Southeastern Idaho [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Regional News|

Cleanup crews begin to close largest building at INL site

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-Crews at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex have begun to close the Transuranic Storage Area Retrieval Enclosure.  The building, which is the largest on the Idaho National Laboratory site, once housed 65,000 cubic meters of Cold War weapons waste.  The building is large enough to house an aircraft carrier or about four football fields.It was built over an asphalt-lined waste storage area that accepted tens of thousands of [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Regional News|

347 new COVID-19 cases in Southeastern Idaho

SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 347 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in southeast Idaho. See county case counts below: This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 8,697. Out of the 8,697 cases, 7,411 have recovered from COVID-19. SIPH has also confirmed another death associated with COVID-19. You can view more HERE. For more information, click HERE. SIPH COVID-19 risk level monitor [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Regional News|

SIPH confirms 1 more death due to COVID-19

Coronavirus Coverage SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - Southeastern Idaho Public Health has confirmed another death associated with COVID-19 in Bingham County. The individual was a female in her 70s. This brings the total to 74 deaths due to COVID-19 in southeast Idaho. Out of respect to these individuals’ families, no additional details will be released. Eastern Idaho Public Health has reported 94 deaths in its health district. As of Monday, there [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Regional News|

EIPH confirms 2 more deaths due to COVID-19

Coronavirus Coverage EAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - Eastern Idaho Public Health has confirmed two more deaths associated with COVID-19. One individual was a male in his 80s from Fremont County. The other was a male in his 70s from Bonneville County. This brings the total to 94 deaths due to COVID-19 in the health district. Out of respect to these individuals’ families, no additional details will be released. Southeastern Idaho Public [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Regional News|

Skiers and snowboarders ready to fly

Ski Idaho reports eight ski resorts plan to open this Thanksgiving weekend.In our region, Grand Targhee was the second Idaho resort to open for the winter on November 20.  It is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Currently four out of five lifts are operating and 58 of its 97 trails are open. Only 4 miles across the Wyoming border in Alta, "Whydaho," Grand Targhee affiliates with the Idaho Ski [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Regional News|

Wyoming lawmakers to hold 2 swearing-in ceremonies

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Legislative leaders in Wyoming voted Tuesday to hold two swearing-in ceremonies for new lawmakers, one that will follow public health orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and one that won't. The 10-3 vote to hold separate ceremonies came as the Legislature's Management Council met to set a timeline for the 2021 legislative session, which will be delayed until the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Casper Star-Tribune reports. [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Regional News|

Fish and Game officers investigate cow elk killing

IDFG Tire track damage IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-Idaho Fish and Game Department personnel are investigating the killing of a cow elk in the Meadow Creek area near Spencer in Clark County.Conservation officers believe it happened sometime between November 18 and November 21.   They said the suspects used a blue four-wheeler to trespass across private property then traveled cross-country onto public land.   Investigators said the suspects caused considerable resource and property destruction [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Regional News|

Election official: Barely a hint of voting fraud in Idaho

MGN Online BOISE, Idaho (AP) - There was no evidence of widespread election fraud in Idaho during the Nov. 3 election, state election officials said. Deputy Secretary of State Chad Houck told the Idaho Statesman in a story on Tuesday there were about 14 or 15 reports of potential fraud out among about 880,000 ballots cast. "The fact that these instances raised some flags is an indicator that the system works, in terms [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Regional News|

October was busy time for the national parks

Local News MOOSE, Wyo. (KIFI/KIDK)-An estimated 351,173 recreation visits were recorded in Grand Teton National Park during October.  That is an 88% increase over the same time in 2019 and was the highest number of recreation visits on record for the month of October.   Total visits to the park at the end of October were 4,210,461, about 10% under 2019 levels.Yellowstone National Park, meantime, reported 360,034 recreation visits during October.  [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Regional News|

Recharge water will help create renewable power this winter

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-In response to requests for water for other purposes, the Idaho Water Resource Board decided Tuesday it will not divert 200 cubic-feet-per-second of streamflow for Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer recharge between December 1,2020 to February 15, 2021.The action will allow that water to remain in the Snake River for other uses, including hydropower production below Milner Dam in the Magic Valley.According to the Water Resources Board, its water [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Regional News|

Idaho remains in coronavirus ‘red zone’ with 17th highest rate in country

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The latest White House Coronavirus Task Force report obtained by ABC News shows Idaho remains in the red zone for new confirmed cases. That means 101 or more new cases per 100,000 population last week, with the 17th highest rate in the country. Idaho is also in the red zone for test positivity, indicating a rate at or above 10.1%, with the 2nd highest rate [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Regional News|

Early morning apartment complex fire

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - A structure fire Tuesday morning at the 1900 block of Henryanna Avenue caused an estimated $10,000 in property damage and $5,000 in content damage.  At approximately 2:15 a.m., the reporting person told dispatch there was smoke coming from an apartment within a nine-apartment complex. The occupant of the apartment where the fire started reported a smoke detector went off, alerting the individual to the kitchen [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Regional News|

Police complex financing plan goes to city council

Local News IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-The Idaho Falls City Council is considering a resolution Tuesday that would create a “general obligation” in the form of a $30 million lease agreement.A complicated financing plan would be used to pay for a Community Law Enforcement Facility.   Under the plan, the city would create a program under which it would reimburse itself or be reimbursed for the expenditures of the project with the [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Regional News|
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