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Snake River School District early release for COVID-19 vaccinations

https://youtube.com/watch?v=l4W8aSWR314&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%3Dcoronavirus%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D BLACKFOOT, Idaho (KIFI) - The Snake River School District is getting ready to vaccinate its employees who choose to get the shot. To do this, there will only be a half day for students Thursday. Moreland Elementary will end at 12:15 p.m., and there will be no preschool. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); Riverside Elementary will let out at 12:25 p.m. Rockford Elementary and the middle school will [...]

By |January 26th, 2021|Regional News|

No more cleaning bewteen games

https://youtube.com/watch?v=3jyk88SFi0Q&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-sports%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - The Idaho State Board of Education has made another change to its plan for winter sports. School districts and charter schools will no longer have to clean event areas between games and matches held on the same day. The board says it made the change based on feedback from districts. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); Districts said the requirement was difficult especially for [...]

By |January 26th, 2021|Regional News|

No more cleaning between games

https://youtube.com/watch?v=3jyk88SFi0Q&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-sports%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - The Idaho State Board of Education has made another change to its plan for winter sports. School districts and charter schools will no longer have to clean event areas between games and matches held on the same day. The board says it made the change based on feedback from districts. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); Districts said the requirement was difficult especially for [...]

By |January 26th, 2021|Regional News|

559 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 7 new deaths

MGN IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho officials reported 559 new COVID-19 cases and 7 new deaths on Tuesday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March to 160,592. There are a total of 130,908 confirmed cases and 29,684 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. googletag.cmd.push(function [...]

By |January 26th, 2021|Regional News|

Gordon: Oil and gas lease moratorium would devastate Wyoming

MGN Online CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KIFI)-Governor Mark Gordon says Biden administration plans to stop issuing new oil and gas leases on federal land would have severe economic consequences in Wyoming. Gordon said there have been multiple media reports which indicate President Joe Biden intends to impose an oil and gas lease moratorium while the administration reviews the overall federal oil and gas leasing program.  “The President's decision to halt Federal leasing on oil [...]

By |January 26th, 2021|Regional News|

COVID-19 UPDATES: SIPH reports 70 new COVID-19 cases

MGN Image SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - UPDATE 3:55 p.m. Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 70 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in southeast Idaho. See county case counts below: googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 14,283. Out of the 14,283 cases, 13,981 have recovered from COVID-19. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-7"); }); Eastern Idaho Public Health Eastern Idaho Public Health has [...]

By |January 26th, 2021|Regional News|

COVID-19 UPDATES: 142 new COVID-19 cases in the area

MGN Image SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - UPDATE 4:30 p.m. Local health officials reported 142 COVID-19 cases in the area Tuesday. See the breakdown below. UPDATE 4:25 p.m. Eastern Idaho Public Health reported 72 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday. There are 27 new cases in Bonneville, 1 in Custer, 5 in Fremont, 10 in Jefferson, 17 in Madison and 12 in Teton. There are a total of 299 active cases. You can [...]

By |January 26th, 2021|Regional News|

Teton County implements health order variances

JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI)-Wyoming Public Health Officer Alexia Harrist, MD, PhD, has approved two local variances to statewide health orders in Teton County.District Health Officer Dr. Travis Riddell requested more restrictive variances after the state announced it was easing its COVID-19 recommendations.Although Wyoming’s situation has seen some statewide improvement, Teton County’s metrics warranted increased public health measures to decrease community spread and discourage crowding.“Local case volumes have now exceeded those seen [...]

By |January 26th, 2021|Regional News|

Idaho delegation pushes Circuit Court split

The United States 9th Circuit CourtThe 9th Circuit Court of Appeals serves 15 federal judicial districts. WASHINGTON D.C. (KIFI)-The Idaho Congressional Delegation is introducing legislation aimed at splitting the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals into two circuits. The new 9th Circuit would include California, Guam, Hawaii, and the Northern Mariana Islands.  The new 12th Circuit would include Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.The last adjustment to the circuit courts [...]

By |January 26th, 2021|Regional News|

Shelley Police investigate shooting incident

SHELLEY, Idaho (KIFI)-Shelley Police are investigating an early morning shooting incident.Chief Rod Mohler said officers were called to the Carnostie Apartment complex on West Fir, near Shelley High School, at around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.Officer said a suspect fired three rounds at the victim’s car.   No one was hurt.  The suspect left the scene in a vehicle.Police suspect the incident was a domestic altercation.  Investigation into the shooting is continuing. The post [...]

By |January 26th, 2021|Regional News|

Court rules against Idaho treasurer in office space fight

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling ordering the Idaho state treasurer to vacate her offices in the Statehouse. The court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Republican House Speaker Scott Bedke and Republican Senate Pro Tem Chuck Winder in a civil lawsuit seeking to oust Republican Treasurer Julie Ellsworth from her offices on the first floor of the capitol building. Lawmakers want to make room [...]

By |January 26th, 2021|Regional News|

East Idaho economy recovering, some counties faster than others

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - East Idaho's economy is rebounding from the strict, life-saving measures put in place during the start of the pandemic. Since April, East Idaho has been on a trajectory of recovery, and the state is leading the country in terms of economic momentum and personal income growth over the past year. The most recent data released on Friday shows December’s unemployment rates in the region are 3.8% [...]

By |January 26th, 2021|Regional News|

Angler numbers up at Henry’s Lake

James Brower / IDFG IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI)-Anglers spent more time trying their luck on Henry’s Lake ice fishing in 2020, but were enjoying less success.The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says ice fishermen spent over twice the total number of estimated fishing hours than they did in 2019.  But, anglers harvested 22% of the trout they caught this year than they did a year ago. The catch rate [...]

By |January 26th, 2021|Regional News|

Add the Words legislation introduced for 15th time

https://youtube.com/watch?v=H-uKRVX7Nwg&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%3Didaho-politics%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho lawmakers are introducing the Add the Words legislation for the 15th time. State lawmakers are once again trying to add sexual orientation and gender discrimination into Idaho's Human Rights Act. Senator Melissa Wintrow introduced the bill on Friday in the Senate State Affairs Committee. 16 other senators and representatives are co-sponsoring the bill. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); This bill has never made [...]

By |January 26th, 2021|Regional News|

TSA reports airport firearm statistics

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI)-Idaho Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers report finding a total of 24 firearms in Idaho travelers’ carry-on luggage in 2020.  That is the same number as 2019, although there were far fewer airline travelers in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The firearms were discovered in only two Idaho airports.   Two were recovered in Idaho Falls and 22 at the Boise Airport.  Idaho Falls also had two incidents in [...]

By |January 26th, 2021|Regional News|

Structure fire causes estimated $75,000 in damages

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - The Idaho Falls Fire Department reports a structure fire on the 1300 block of South Woodruff Avenue Thursday caused approximately $75,000 in damages. Two adults were standing outside of the Three Fountains condominium complex shortly after 1 a.m. when they noted smoke coming from a second-floor condominium and called 9-1-1. IFFD said one adult inside the home at the time of the fire was able [...]

By |January 26th, 2021|Regional News|

Wyoming unemployment rates improve as jobs disappear

MGN Image CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KIFI)-Teton County led the trend to lower unemployment in Wyoming during December.The county’s unemployment rate fell from 5.8% in November to 3.9% in December, reflecting the acceleration of the winter tourist season.   The state’s overall rate fell from 5.1% in November to 4.8% in December.The Research and Planning Section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reports that most county unemployment rates changed very little between [...]

By |January 26th, 2021|Regional News|

Idaho COVID-19 vaccine briefing Tuesday

Cropped Lisa Ferdinando / DoD / CC BY 2.0 BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) will hold a briefing about the COVID-19 vaccine in Idaho at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. You can watch it below. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); DHW Director Dave Jeppesen and Public Health Administrator Elke Shaw-Tulloch will offer brief remarks and an update on the status of COVID-19 vaccine in Idaho, and [...]

By |January 26th, 2021|Regional News|

Vallow-Daybell lawyer seeks attorney-client protection

https://youtube.com/watch?v=QYd715ZshTc&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%3Dmissing-kids%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D https://youtube.com/watch?v=s0gS-50AwoU&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%3Dmissing-kids%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D Court Exhibit In his filing, Vallow’s attorney included pictures depicting the conditions his client faces in communicating with him by phone. ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (KIFI) - Lori Vallow-Daybell’s attorney, Mark Means, has filed additional motions seeking to protect attorney-client communications.In a filing Monday, Means complained he has not received discovery information, including videos, statements, recordings, and jail phone calls that prosecutors said had been mailed to [...]

By |January 26th, 2021|Regional News|
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