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Court ruling limits how Idaho Falls can respond to homeless

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - For weeks, a homeless camp has sheltered under the gazebo of the Japanese Friendship Garden. Many residents of Idaho Falls have called for the city to remove the individuals. But because of a 2018 court ruling, representatives for the city say there's not much they can do. "A court ruling in Martin versus Boise recently by the Ninth Circuit Court limits cities and what they [...]

By |July 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Flags to be flown at half-staff through July 9

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - At the direction of the President Joe Biden, United States are to fly at half-staff immediately in honor and remembrance of the victims of the horrific tragedy in Highland Park, IL. The flag should be flown at half-staff until sunset, July 9, 2022. Proclamation on Honoring The Victims Of The Tragedy In Highland Park, IllinoisAs a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of gun violence [...]

By |July 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Highlights from Pocatello 4th of July Parade

https://youtube.com/watch?v=Q5g_0rkpYVE&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 POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – On Monday, the City of Pocatello hosted its annual 4th of July Parade in downtown. Thousands of people lined the streets on both sides of the underpass to see a variety of floats, costumes, and lots of candy. The post Highlights from Pocatello 4th of July Parade appeared first on Local News 8.

By |July 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Rigby’s Hot Classic Nights is more than just your regular car show

RIGBY, Idaho (KIFI) - Saturday, July 9 will bring new sounds to the heart of the city as the Annual Hot Classic Nights will fill Rigby City Park with cars, boats, trucks and other vehicles from the past for all to see. The show will also have a large role in helping the Rigby Senior Center continue to serve meals to seniors in need. Every year for the past 18 [...]

By |July 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Rexburg celebrates the Fourth of July

REXBURG, Idaho (KIFI) – The City of Rexburg celebrates the Fourth of July with many festivities throughout the day. On Monday, celebrations kicked off with a party at Porter Park. It began at 9 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m. The party consists of food, performances, arts and crafts, mechanical bull rides, and much more. During the party is when the Main Street Mile racers and parade make their way [...]

By |July 5th, 2022|Regional News|

US testing new fire retardant, critics push other methods

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials are testing a new wildfire retardant after two decades of buying millions of gallons annually from one supplier, but watchdogs say the expensive strategy is overly fixated on aerial attacks at the expense of hiring more fire-line digging ground crews. The Forest Service used more than 50 million gallons (190 million liters) of retardant for the first time in 2020 as increasingly destructive wildfires [...]

By |July 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Intoxicated man arrested after fleeing fiery crash

BONNEVILLE COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) - Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputies and Idaho Falls Fire responded to a vehicle accident last Friday evening just before 7 p.m. on N. 5th W. near 97th N.  It was reported the vehicle involved was on fire and the driver, an adult male, fled from the scene.  When emergency personnel arrived, the vehicle was fully engulfed and hanging over the guardrail of a canal bridge.  Fire personnel quickly put the [...]

By |July 5th, 2022|Regional News|

DEQ awards nearly $83,000 to 3 drinking water and wastewater systems across Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced the award of $82,467 to three drinking water and wastewater systems to help the facilities evaluate system deficiencies and determine necessary upgrades. The systems include Country Haven Utilities Association Inc., Terrace Lakes Water Company, and the city of Juliaetta. These planning grants are funded from the $2 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds that Governor Little [...]

By |July 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Tips and reminders to protect your vehicle from theft

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – July is Vehicle Theft Prevention Month, and AAA is reminding drivers to take the necessary steps to protect their cars. A vehicle is stolen every 39 seconds, with passenger vehicles making up 74% of all stolen cars. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 804,000 vehicles were stolen in 2020, costing owners more than $7 billion in losses. That’s a nearly 12% increase [...]

By |July 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Chubbuck man for alleged sexual exploitation of a child

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced investigators with his Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit arrested a Chubbuck man on Thursday for alleged sexual exploitation of a child. 37-year-old Kurtis Z. Nelson was booked into the Bannock County Jail. He is alleged to have possessed sexually exploitative material. The Chubbuck Police Department, Idaho Falls Police Department, Bannock County Prosecutor’s Office, Idaho State Police and Homeland [...]

By |July 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Diabetes prevention program continuing after successful start

JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI) - The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) continues to offer a no-cost, home-based virtual diabetes prevention program known as #PreventDiabetes to residents at risk of the disease and its effects. Amber Nolte, Chronic Disease Prevention Program manager with WDH, said residents participating in the program, which began last year, have seen successes with “a huge ripple effect in the quality of life for themselves and their families.” [...]

By |July 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan out for public review and comment

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - The Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) identifies opportunities in outdoor recreation and allows the state and partners to access federal grants for improvements to parks, playgrounds and other facilities. A draft of the 2023-2027 plan is available on the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation website where the plan and supporting documents are accessible. The site also has an electronic form to submit comments. The comment deadline [...]

By |July 4th, 2022|Regional News|

Thousands line streets of Idaho Falls for 4th of July parade

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Thousands of people lined the route of the Idaho Falls Independence Day parade this morning to celebrate the holiday. This year's theme for the "2022 Liberty on Parade" event was "Let Freedom Ring!" — and it clearly did. Instead of taking cans of food, this year the Idaho Falls City Council collected money for the Community Food Basket. The drive helps keep the donations here [...]

By |July 4th, 2022|Regional News|

Ammon starts 4th with traditional flag raising ceremony

Ammon flag raising AMMON, Idaho (KIFI) - Lloyd Capson says he enlisted to fight for our country in Vietnam. He addressed the crowd gathered at the Flag Raising Ceremony to share his experience and love for our country. Other speakers included Mayor Sean Coletti , Katherine Butler and Sheriff Sam Hulse. Rose Flannery sang the national anthem. It was a touching close to the event with Krystal and Rachel Robertson [...]

By |July 4th, 2022|Regional News|

Attorney General warns Idahoans about summer paving scams

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is warning Idahoans about individuals and companies going door-to-door in Treasure Valley neighborhoods offering paving services. This is a common summer scam where the scammers claim they have leftover asphalt and offer to pave driveways or sidewalks for a discounted rate. The scammers’ work is often shoddy, and they sometimes demand payment for thousands of dollars more than their original quote. Paving [...]

By |July 4th, 2022|Regional News|

Spring Gulch Road further improvements could cause delays

JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI) – Teton County, in collaboration with the Jackson Hole Airport, has completed the resurfacing of Spring Gulch Road from Sagebrush Drive to the County limits, approximately two miles to the north. On Wednesday, July 6, and Thursday, July 7, shouldering improvements to the road will resume. At this time, and with the assistance of traffic control personnel, this section of Spring Gulch Road will be reduced to [...]

By |July 4th, 2022|Regional News|

Salmon Region waters to be stocked with trout in July

SALMON, Idaho (KIFI) - July is the perfect time to grab the family and go fishing. Idaho Department of Fish and Game will stock more than 27,990 trout in the 10-12 inch range at the following locations in July. LOCATIONWEEK STOCKED# OF TROUTAlturas LakeJuly 18-221,740Blue Mountain Meadow PondJuly 4-8300Hyde Creek PondJuly 11-15200Iron LakeJuly 18-July 221,000Josephus lakes, Upper & LowerJuly 22-25800Kid’s Creek PondJuly 11-15 & July 25-29550 totalMosquito Flat ReservoirJuly 4-81,000Perkins [...]

By |July 4th, 2022|Regional News|

Do not drink and drive this holiday

JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI) - This Fourth of July holiday, the Wyoming Highway Patrol is partnering with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for the national Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving awareness campaign to promote sober driving and help keep impaired drivers off the road.  As you celebrate the holiday this summer, keep these statistics in mind: In 2020, 493 people died in motor vehicle crashes over the July [...]

By |July 4th, 2022|Regional News|

Public safety and lost child reporting during Independence Day celebrations

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - The City of Idaho Falls would like to remind community members to pay extra attention to safety precautions during this busy Independence Day holiday, have patience and plan ahead to ensure the safety of residents and guests. EMERGENCIES Call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency. To contact public safety for non-emergent issues call (208) 529-1200. If, due to congestion around the events, you are [...]

By |July 4th, 2022|Regional News|

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