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Fluor Idaho enters into Mentor-Protégé Agreement with Walsh Engineering Services

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) – Fluor Idaho, cleanup contractor at the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site, has signed a Mentor-Protégé Agreement with Idaho Falls-based business Walsh Engineering Services. Walsh Engineering Services will provide Fluor Idaho with civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering expertise. In turn, Walsh Engineering will work with Fluor Idaho to become more proficient in project management and scheduling. Mark Pope, owner and president of Walsh Engineering [...]

By |September 29th, 2020|Regional News|

511 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho officials reported 511 new COVID-19 cases and 4 new deaths on Tuesday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March to 41,434. There are a total of 37,699 confirmed cases and 3,735 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 |September 29th, 2020|Regional News|

EIPH confirmes 2 more deaths due to COVID-19

Coronavirus Coverage BANNOCK COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Eastern Idaho Public Health has confirmed two more deaths associated with COVID-19. Both individuals were males in their 70s. One was from Bonneville County and the other was from Madison County. This brings the total to 25 deaths in the health district. There are 17 reported deaths in Bonneville, 3 in Fremont, 2 in Jefferson, 2 in Madison and 1 in Custer. Southeastern [...]

By |September 29th, 2020|Regional News|

Gallatin County adds up Bridger Foothills fire impact

Local News BOZEMAN, Mont. (KIFI/KIDK)-Gallatin County, Montana officials have tallied up the impact of the Bridger Foothills fire that swept through Gallatin and part of Park County beginning September 5, 2020.   The fire grew from 400 acres to over 7,000 in a 6-hour period. The canyon topography, with homes located along long, winding roads, and surrounded by forest land, warnings and evacuations were extremely dangerous. The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office [...]

By |September 29th, 2020|Regional News|

Wyoming to modify some COVID-19 restaurant restrictions

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KIFI/KIDK)-Over the past 14 days, Wyoming has averaged approximately 79 new cases of COVID-19 per day.  The percent of COVID-19 tests with a positive result is 5.1%.  Now, Governor Mark Gordon has decided to ease restrictions on restaurants in the state.  The new rules take effect October 1. Changes in Health Order Number 1 will no longer require restaurants to space out seating in booths.  It increases the [...]

By |September 29th, 2020|Regional News|

Vandals topple over iconic statue at Marshall Public Library

ISU POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The Marshall Public Library confirmed that someone toppled over the iconic statue of a boy outside the library. On Sept. 20 around 1 p.m., library director Eric Suess was notified the bronze statue in front of the library had been vandalized. The statue was created in 2003 by Doug Warnock, a local artist and Professor of Sculptural and Intermedia Studies at Idaho State University. It's [...]

By |September 29th, 2020|Regional News|

Your Health Idaho to post new plans Thursday

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-Your Health Idaho clients will have a record number of medical and dental plans to choose from, plus a new insurance carrier in the 2021 mix. According to Your Health Idaho, Regence, which currently sells small group and individual plans off-exchange in Idaho, will offer medical coverage on the plan for the first time next year. Regence will bring the total number of carriers on the Idaho exchange [...]

By |September 29th, 2020|Regional News|

Concrete ramps put in on Portneuf River for floaters

News POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - As part of the City of Pocatello's initiative to revitalize the Portneuf River, four new concrete ramps were installed along the river. Using Idaho Parks and Recreation grant money, staff from Idaho Fish and Game constructed the ramps throughout the summer. The four ramps were installed down river: at the Cheyenne Bridge, at Centennial Park, at Taysom Rotary Park and at a parking lot along [...]

By |September 29th, 2020|Regional News|

Worker’s compensation insurance rates to drop next year

Local News BOISE, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The Idaho Department of Insurance announced Tuesday that there will be a (-)1.7% change in Idaho Worker’s Compensation Insurance, effective January 1, 2021. The rate adjustment was recommended by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI). The worker’s compensation benefit system is designed to cover medical costs associated with workplace injuries. “The Department is pleased to announce this reduction, which will benefit Idaho businesses, their [...]

By |September 29th, 2020|Regional News|

68 new COVID-19 cases in Southeastern Idaho

SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 68 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There are 31 new cases in Bannock County, 20 in Bingham County, 3 in Butte County, 2 in Caribou County, 6 in Franklin County, 1 in Oneida County and 5 in Power County. This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 2,877. Out of the 2,877 cases, 2,353 have recovered from COVID-19. For [...]

By |September 29th, 2020|Regional News|

2 teens charged with murder

AMMON, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Two 18-year-old boys are charged with killing a man following a shooting Monday in Ammon. Bonneville County Sheriff office said Westley Hightower and Daniel J. Wood are being held in the Bonneville County Jail for Murder. Larry H. Powell, 68, was found dead by deputies in the home at 290 S. Ammon Road Monday afternoon. According to court documents, the young men told deputies they had [...]

By |September 29th, 2020|Regional News|

Inkom firefighters help fight record-setting western wildfires

INKOM, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Volunteers from the Inkom Fire Department helped fill critical staffing shortfalls as the record-setting fire season across the western US stretched available wildland fire fighting resources. A total of five Inkom firefighters joined the Northern Nevada Strike Team stationed out of Elko, Nevada in the last week of July and remained with the strike force until it was disbanded in mid-September.  During that six-week period, the [...]

By |September 29th, 2020|Regional News|

SIPH confirmed another death due to COVID-19

BANNOCK COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Southeastern Idaho Public Health has confirmed another death associated with COVID-19 in Bannock County. The individual was a female in her 60s. This brings the total to 17 deaths due to COVID-19 in southeast Idaho. There are 10 in Bingham, 5 in Bannock, 1 in Power and 1 in Bear Lake. Out of respect to these individuals’ families, no additional details will be released. Eastern [...]

By |September 29th, 2020|Regional News|

Pocatello taxpayers to see one-time tax relief on December 2020 tax notice

Coronavirus Coverage POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Taxpayers in Pocatello will be seeing a one-time tax relief on their December 2020 tax notice.  The Pocatello City Council recently voted to utilize Governor Brad Little’s public safety proposal that uses up to $200 million of federal coronavirus relief funds for public safety personnel salaries in Idaho’s cities and counties.  The City of Pocatello has been allocated $4.9 million from the Governor’s program, which is estimated to save Pocatello [...]

By |September 29th, 2020|Regional News|

Crapo meets with Supreme Court nominee

Local News WASHINGTON D.C. (KIFI/KIDK)-Idaho Republican Senator Mike Crapo met with U.S. Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett Tuesday.  Barrett is President Donald Trump’s nominee to be an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Barrett’s confirmation process began with meetings and phone calls with Senators. Crapo is a member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, which will conduct confirmation meetings in October. “I had a great meeting with [...]

By |September 29th, 2020|Regional News|

Driggs Elementary School closed Wednesday and Thursday

TETON COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - At a special board meeting Monday night, Teton School District 401 trustees heard from Eastern Idaho Public Health, Teton Valley Health and the district’s own administrative team, including the head of the Teton Education Association, regarding last week’s spike in school-related coronavirus incidents. Due to staff shortages at Driggs Elementary School, the board unanimously approved the school’s closure Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 30 and Oct. [...]

By |September 29th, 2020|Regional News|

Federal agencies finalize Columbia River management plans

Local News PORTLAND, Ore. (KIFI/KIDK) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), and Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) have signed a joint Record of Decision overseeing maintenance and configuration of 14 federal Columbia River System dams. The record of decision defends the agencies’ preferred management alternative and the US Fish and Wildlife Service biological opinions.   In a ceremony Monday, officials from each agency said the [...]

By |September 29th, 2020|Regional News|

White House Task Force report says Idaho remains in coronavirus ‘red zone’

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The latest White House Coronavirus Task Force report obtained by ABC News shows Idaho is still in the red zone for new confirmed cases. This means 101 or more new cases per 100,000 population were reported last week, with the 12th 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 [...]

By |September 29th, 2020|Regional News|

Gov. Little to hold statewide town hall Tuesday

Idaho BOISE, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Governor Brad Little will host a statewide AARP telephone town hall Tuesday to provide information and answer questions regarding COVID-19 in Idaho.  Secretary of State Lawerence Denney will join to answer questions about the upcoming election. The hour-long conversation begins at 12 p.m. You can join by dialing toll-free 866-767-0637 or register in advance by visiting https://vekeo.com/aarpidaho/.  Idaho Politics / Local News / News / Top Stories

By |September 29th, 2020|Regional News|
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