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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|

Eastern Idaho State Fair calls 2020 a winner

Local News BLACKFOOT, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-In spite of a pandemic and high winds, Eastern Idaho State Fair managers are calling the 2020 edition a success. The Fair marked its 118th year by hosting four days of the annual 4H Livestock Competition and Sale, a Fair Food court, and two nights of PRCA Rodeo action. The fair had a blustery start as high winds ripped the roof off some stock buildings, uprooted [...]

By |September 29th, 2020|Regional News|

Big Hole inholding to be folded into the national forest

DRIGGS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-The U.S. Forest Service and the Conservation Fund have completed a deal to protect a 960-acre forest inholding.   The partnership also includes the Teton Regional Land Trust, supportive landowners of the Beartooth Group, Teton County, Idaho Commissioners, Valley Advocates for Responsible Development, and Idaho’s Congressional delegation. The Caribou-Targhee National Forest has made the Maytag-Teton Timbers property a top priority for several years. Surrounded by public lands, the inholding [...]

By |September 29th, 2020|Regional News|

Construction worker killed in bulldozer accident

Local News RIRIE, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-A Bonneville County Road and Bridge worker was killed at around 10:45 a.m. Monday in an accident at Ririe Reservoir. The man, who was not immediately identified, was operating a bulldozer when it overturned on a hillside. A co-worker called for help, but the man died of his injuries at the scene. News / Top Stories

By |September 29th, 2020|Regional News|

Potato harvest going strong

REXBURG, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Farmers are hoping this year's potato harvest will be better than last year. A manager at Wilcox Fresh potato company says this year we are seeing a good start to the harvest season. "So far, it's been a really nice fall. The weather's cooperated really well with us for harvest and we've been able to get started. We're probably approaching halfway hoping to finish strong this [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

Potato harvest in full swing

REXBURG, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Potato harvest is in full swing, and farmers are hoping this year's season will do better than last year. A manager at Wilcox Fresh Potato Company says this year we are seeing a good start to the harvest season. "So far, the it's been a really nice fall the weather's cooperated really well with us for harvest," Derek Peterson said. "We've been able to get started. [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

422 new Idaho COVID-19 cases

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho officials reported 422 new COVID-19 cases on Monday as some health experts are warning the state is entering its third wave of new infections. Idaho ranks 11th in the nation for new confirmed cases per capita, according to Johns Hopkins University, and the rolling average number of newly confirmed daily cases was nearly 200 for the past two weeks. That's an increase of more [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

Budget tweak aimed at bringing more medical residencies to Idaho

Local News BOISE, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-The State Board of Education has approved a budget revision aimed at bringing more physicians to Idaho. The Fiscal Year '22 budget request includes a $900,000 expansion to the Board’s 10-year graduate medical education plan (GME). The purpose of the program is to increase the number of physicians practicing in the state. The goal of the ten-year plan is to have more than 20 medical residency programs [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

Grizzlies killed in attacks on 2 bow hunters in Wyoming

Wyoming CODY, Wyo. (AP) - One hunter was injured and another unhurt by grizzly bears in two separate attacks in Wyoming. Neither bear survived the encounters, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The department gave few other details about the attacks in a statement Monday but said it was helping the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service investigate. A bow hunter injured Thursday in the Thorofare region southeast of Yellowstone National Park was [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

Fire breaks out at IF storage facility

News Crews made quick work of the apparent truck fire at "All Season Rental Space" on St. Leon road. The call came in at 3:10. A witness at the scene told investigators her friend was working on the truck and it broke out into flames when he started it up. we are told there is damage to a truck and tools inside the unit. Still, crews were able to keep [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

“Completely out of the blue;” local woman shares story of postpartum heart attack

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Bridget Klassen never had a heart issue before 2020. “I just woke up sweating, and I don’t sweat. My heart was racing, so I thought, ‘Well, I must be hot.’ I tried to get out of our bedroom and down the hall, and woke up on the floor a few times because I had collapsed,” Bridget said. She and her husband, Brandon welcomed their baby girl [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

50 new COVID-19 cases in Southeastern Idaho

SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 50 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There are 19 new cases in Bannock County, 16 in Bingham County, 2 in Butte County, 2 in Caribou County, 5 in Franklin County and 6 in Power County. This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 2,792. Out of the 2,792 cases, 2,278 have recovered from COVID-19. For more information, click HERE. [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

2 arrested during search warrant regarding stolen vehicle

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - On Friday, Idaho Falls Police officers received information that a vehicle reported as stolen from Boise may be located on 8th Street in Idaho Falls. An IFPD officer had stopped the vehicle earlier in the day on a traffic stop before the vehicle had been reported as stolen. When the vehicle was reported stolen, the Boise Police Department identified the vehicle had been stopped earlier [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

Spay/neuter clinic benefits pets in Fort Hall

Local News CHUBBUCK, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Our pet population is getting curbed in Chubbuck. The All About the Animals Coalition held a spay/neuter clinic Saturday at Alpine Animal Hospital. The clinic helped benefit pets of Fort Hall residents and Shoshone-Bannock tribal members. The coalition hopes to reduce the number of homeless animals on reservation lands. Kristin Sanger says that help from non-profits help make this become a reality. "We were [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|
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