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Expect delays on a section of Fall Creek Road

https://youtube.com/watch?v=wb50LMlYaB4&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%3Dwyoming%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI) – Motorists and bikers should expect to experience delays during the next two weeks on a section of Fall Creek Road in Wilson. Teton County Road and Levee crews will be repairing the section on Fall Creek Road between Elk Trail Road and Red Top Meadows. This will cause one lane closures from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday from June 17 to [...]

By |June 15th, 2021|Regional News|

Idaho Falls Zoo says goodbye to sloth bears

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - It was a bittersweet weekend at the Idaho Falls Zoo, with two cubs time at the zoo coming to a close. Sloth bears Molly and Tess were born in Idaho falls about a year and a half ago and now will make their journey to the Sunset Zoo in Manhattan, Kansas. "That's actually where Priya, their mom came from," said zookeeper Ashley Cram. "So, it's kind [...]

By |June 15th, 2021|Regional News|

Free Fishing Day takes over Idaho

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Bait was hooked and lines were cast at many of our local lakes and ponds on Saturday. Free Fishing Day is an annual event that takes place on the second Saturday every June, where people of all ages can fish without a required license. As part of the festivities, Cabela's in Ammon held their Gone Fishing Event, which gave kids the chance to try and catch [...]

By |June 15th, 2021|Regional News|

Idaho’s ongoing drought halts some irrigation months early

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Severe drought in southern Idaho forced water managers to halt irrigation from the Magic Reservoir months earlier than normal. That has some farmers struggling and water managers scrambling to harvest fish or move them to safer waters before the levels become too low to sustain them. The Big Wood Canal Company shut off the water Thursday, after 27 days of irrigation. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

Alex Boyé films movie scene in Pocatello

https://youtube.com/watch?v=cJXl2CXoZNw&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) - Well-known singer and actor Alex Boyé made movie history in Pocatello Monday. He and dozens of fans are filming a scene for his upcoming movie. The scene was shot at the Portneuf Wellness Complex Monday afternoon. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); Boye asked for hundreds of extras to dress like missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-days Saints. What's being shot Monday [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

Evacuations issued around brush fire

https://youtube.com/watch?v=o7P48GjJgQ4&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%3Dlocal-news%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D AMERICAN FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - A brush fire is burning south of American Falls. We are told the Cold Creek Fire is about a 1,000 acres. The fire is burning on the hills behind the Indian Hot Springs area. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); The Power County Sheriff is evacuating people from around the fire. They say they are evacuating those in the area of Cold Creek Ferry [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

COVID-19 UPDATES: 228 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho officials reported 228 new COVID-19 cases and zero new deaths over the weekend. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March 2020 to 193,743. There are a total of 155,071 confirmed cases and 38,672 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. [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

Crews respond to Goodenough Road Fire

BLM BLM MCCAMMON, Idaho (KIFI) - The Bureau of Land Management reports the Goodenough Road Fire was reported at 1:30 p.m. on Monday. The fire is estimated at 10 acres and is burning in grass and sage. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); Crews from Inkom, McCammon, Arimo, Lava Hot Springs, Pocatello Valley, the BLM and Forest Service are currently on scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation. BLM [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

Gov. Gordon outlines plan to help Wyoming thrive post-pandemic

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KIFI) – Governor Mark Gordon has released the planning framework for how to leverage resources, including federal relief funds, to make sure Wyoming thrives in the years to come. Governor Gordon wants to ensure that funds are spent strategically, to maximize the benefits to the state. “We have the opportunity to use these funds to help shape the Wyoming of the future and make our state an even more [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

Idaho State summer concerts return in July

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – The summer tradition of outdoor concerts on the Idaho State University Quad will return in July, with three concerts and two play performances by Montana Shakespeare in the Parks. Concerts begin on July 8, with vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Racquel Cole. On July 15, Tom Catmull’s Last Resort will perform, and John Rush, known as the “Human iPod,” will perform July 29. All concerts start at [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

Driggs to host Gov. Little’s ‘Capital for a Day’ event

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – Governor Brad Little’s next “Capital for a Day” event will be held in Driggs on June 22. Officials joining Governor Little include: Treasurer Julie EllsworthDepartment of Labor Director Jani RevierDepartment of Fish and Game Director Ed SchrieverDepartment of Commerce Director Tom KealeyDepartment of Health and Welfare Director Dave JeppesenDepartment of Parks and Recreation Director Susan BuxtonDepartment of Agriculture Director Celia GouldOffice of Energy and Mineral Resources Administrator John ChatburnDivision [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

Yellowstone fire danger moves to moderate

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (KIFI) - The parkwide fire danger level for Yellowstone is now moderate. Currently, there are no active wildland fires in the park, and there are no fire restrictions in place or planned in the park. Campfires are only permitted within established fire rings in campgrounds and some backcountry campsites. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); Campfires must always be attended and be cold to the touch before abandoning. [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

Reward offered for information regarding cattle shooting

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – The Idaho Cattle Association is looking for information regarding the shooting of two cattle owned by an ICA member. On or about May 20 and May 28, two cows owned by an ICA member were shot dead northeast of Wendell, Idaho on their BLM desert allotment. Any information regarding suspicious activity and/or observations that lead to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) involved could be [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

Idaho groups get $2.4 million to help with housing vouchers

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Four housing organizations in Idaho are getting coronavirus relief funding to help cover the cost emergency housing vouchers. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $2.4 million total to the Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello, the Boise City Housing Authority, the Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority and the Idaho Housing and Finance Association, the Idaho Press reported. The money will cover 217 [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

1 hospitalized after crash on I-15

INKOM, Idaho (KIFI) - A 55-year-old Pocatello resident was hospitalized Monday morning after a crash on Interstate 15 near milepost 57, near Inkom. According to Idaho State Police, the single vehicle crash occurred around 10:20 a.m. ISP reports 55-year-old Valerie Woolsey of Pocatello was driving northbound in a 2013 Audi Q5 when Woolsey attempted a lane change and went off the right shoulder where the vehicle overturned. googletag.cmd.push(function () { [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

Basic American Foods announces straight shifts

BLACKFOOT, Idaho (KIFI) - Basic American Foods announced starting in August 2021, team members at its Blackfoot, Shelley and Rexburg manufacturing locations will be moving to straight shifts instead of rotating shifts. “Our new shift schedule offers greater stability and more days off in a row,” said Jay Jacobs, Vice President of Human Resources at Basic American Foods. “In short, it provides our team members a healthier work-life balance.” With [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

10 local high school students receive Idaho Falls Power scholarships

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – Idaho Falls Power (IFP) has selected 10 local high school students to receive $500 college scholarships for their efforts to develop and demonstrate strong leadership skills. Each year, Idaho Falls Power sponsors local high school students to attend the annual Idaho Community-Owned Utilities Association (ICUA) Youth Rally event in Caldwell, Idaho. At this rally students representing Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Alaska have the [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

Pocatello Regional Airport debuts redesigned website

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - Pocatello Regional Airport’s online home has a new look. Recently, the airport launched a redesigned IFlyPocatello.com. The revamped site is a cleaner design, more mobile-friendly and features improved navigation to where each page on the site is no more than two clicks away.  “As travel continues to ramp up, we want to make sure it’s as easy as possible for travelers to find the information they need [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

Idaho gas prices hold steady

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho gas prices are unchanged in the past week, averaging $3.21/g Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 802 stations in Idaho. Gas prices in Idaho are 9.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 95.6 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Idaho is priced at $2.84/g Monday while the most expensive is $3.99/g, [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

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