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ISU goes remote for remainder of semester

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - As planned, Idaho State University is returning to remote learning for the remainder of the fall semester. In preparation for a rise in Covid-19 cases, university officials planned to end the semester early and have most courses finish lectures and final exams remotely. “We cut the semester short a week so nobody’s returning to campus after break and bringing coronavirus back,” said Dr. Ronald Solbrig, a [...]

By |November 25th, 2020|Regional News|

Reentry center walkaway captured

Crime Tracker BONNEVILLE COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The man who walked away from the Idaho Falls Community Reentry Center Saturday is back in custody. The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jesus Manuel Perez in Idaho Falls Wednesday without incident. The capture was the result of an investigation by staff from the Idaho Falls Community Reentry Center, the Idaho Department of Correction’s Probation & Parole District 7 and the department’s Special Investigations Unit.  Perez is [...]

By |November 25th, 2020|Regional News|

1,773 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 21 new deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho officials reported 1,773 new COVID-19 cases and 21 new deaths on Wednesday. The highest single-day report was just 13 cases more at 1,786 on Friday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March to 96,503. There are a total of 82,063 confirmed cases and 14,440 probable cases in all 44 of the 44 counties in Idaho, according to numbers released from [...]

By |November 25th, 2020|Regional News|

Wyoming Gov Mark Gordon tests positive for COVID-19

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has tested positive for COVID-19, but has only minor symptoms, he said Wednesday. Gordon said he planned to continue working remotely. The governor's office at the Wyoming State Capitol was closed on Tuesday for a deep cleaning after another office employee tested positive for the respiratory virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people with COVID-19 isolate themselves for 10 days after their [...]

By |November 25th, 2020|Regional News|

376 new COVID-19 cases in Southeastern Idaho

SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - Local health officials reported 376 new COVID-19 cases in the area Wednesday. Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 175 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 8,886. Out of the 8,886 cases, 7,522 have recovered from COVID-19. SIPH has also confirmed two deaths associated with COVID-19. You can view [...]

By |November 25th, 2020|Regional News|

175 new COVID-19 cases in Southeastern Idaho

SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 175 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 8,886. Out of the 8,886 cases, 7,522 have recovered from COVID-19. SIPH has also confirmed two deaths associated with COVID-19. You can view more HERE. For more information, click HERE. SIPH COVID-19 risk level monitor [...]

By |November 25th, 2020|Regional News|

SIPH confirms 2 more deaths due to COVID-19

Coronavirus Coverage SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - Southeastern Idaho Public Health has confirmed two deaths associated with COVID-19. Two females, one from Franklin County in her 80’s and the other from Bannock County in her 90’s. This brings the total to 76 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 [...]

By |November 25th, 2020|Regional News|

Diablas Kitchen pepares Thanksgiving meals for Soup Kitchen

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for many people to celebrate the holiday season. A local woman is stepping up to make sure those who are struggling have a Thanksgiving meal in their home during this tough time. The Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen had temporarily closed as the pandemic made it difficult for them to find and keep volunteers. Deana Brower, Owner and Head [...]

By |November 25th, 2020|Regional News|

Unique Idaho salmon numbers rise, but extinction looms

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A unique population of salmon that for thousands of years has been reproducing in one of Idaho's wildest places experienced a small increase in adults returning to spawn this year. But the number of chinook salmon returning to the Middle Fork of the Salmon River and its tributaries is just a tiny fraction of historic numbers, experts said. "More is better, but it's still abysmal numbers," [...]

By |November 25th, 2020|Regional News|

Strong Families, Strong Students application portal reopens

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The Idaho State Board of Education reopened the Strong Families, Strong Students application portal starting Wednesday. This will provide more time for families who missed the deadline earlier this month when applications had to be paused due to high volume, to also apply for the grants. The Board also encourages families that started the application process before the pause to submit their required documentation as [...]

By |November 25th, 2020|Regional News|

Idaho Lt. Governor promotes ‘walk-thru disinfectant cubes’

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin has proposed using millions of dollars in coronavirus relief aid to have a Nevada company install additional safety technology including "walk-through disinfectant cubes" at the state Capitol in Boise. McGeachin, a Republican, promoted the "very high-tech equipment" manufactured by Xtreme Manufacturing in Las Vegas to reporters Tuesday while criticizing Republican Gov. Brad Little's coronavirus response, the Idaho Press reported. "A person can walk through [...]

By |November 25th, 2020|Regional News|

IFPD Lieutenant Scott Killian retires

Idaho Falls IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Lieutenant Scott Killian has served as an Idaho Falls Police Officer since 1994. After a small retirement ceremony Tuesday, Killian called his final 10-42 with his son Cody, who is an Idaho Falls Police Dispatcher (Emergency Communications Officer), copying his dispatch. Killian has shared not only 26+ years of his life with Idaho Falls, he has also shared his family. "Lt. Killian, thank [...]

By |November 25th, 2020|Regional News|

Back country closures begin soon

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-A number of Caribou-Targhee National Forest areas and roads will begin to close for the season between November 27 and December 15.The seasonal closures are intended to protect winter range for a variety of reasons.  “The forest has numerous seasonal wildlife closures areas,” said Kaye Orme, Forest Recreation Program Manager. “While each district is slightly different, the purposes are to protect winter range, wildlife and other natural resources.”Lower [...]

By |November 25th, 2020|Regional News|

Idaho’s COVID-19 data dashboard will not be updated Thursday, ISU testing site closed

Coronavirus Coverage IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare staff will not update the COVID-19 dashboard case data on Thursday. The counts from Thursday will be included in the Friday update. The weekly PCR testing percent positivity data, normally updated on Thursdays, will be updated on Friday morning. The Idaho State University COVID-19 Testing Site will close at noon on Wednesday and will be closed Thursday and Friday to observe Thanksgiving. It [...]

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|
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