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Pebble Creek has busy weekend in Inkom

KIFISnowboarder at Pebble Creek Ski Area in Inkom, ID INKOM, Idaho (KIFI) - The local community is going out and about to one of the area's most popular destinations. With recent snowfall coming down to the Inkom area, many skiers and snowboarders traveled to Pebble Creek for the weekend to enjoy the slopes. “I didn't have work today at Applebee's, so I forced Dakota to come up here with me, but I [...]

By |January 16th, 2021|Regional News|

There’s still a chance to win a huge lottery jackpot

https://youtube.com/watch?v=9Z9DIYMS7hY&feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1 IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - One of the largest jackpots in U.S. history will grow even larger since there was no winner for Friday's drawing of the Mega Millions' $750 million top prizes. People in the area have caught the lottery fever. The mega-million jackpot has spiked to 850 million dollars. The Powerball has gone up to 640 million dollars. It's been nearly two years since a lottery jackpot [...]

By |January 16th, 2021|Regional News|

806 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths

MGN IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho officials reported 806 new COVID-19 cases and 2 new deaths on Saturday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March to 155,276. There are a total of 126,945 confirmed cases and 28,331 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 16th, 2021|Regional News|

COVID-19 UPDATES: 99 new COVID-19 cases in the area

MGN Image SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - UPDATE 5:20 p.m. Local health officials reported 99 new COVID-19 cases in the area Saturday. See the local health district breakdown below. UPDATE 5:10 p.m. Eastern Idaho Public Health reported 62 new cases Saturday. There are 26 new cases in Bonneville, 5 in Fremont, 4 in Jefferson, 11 in Madison and 16 in Teton. There are a total of 558 active cases. You can [...]

By |January 16th, 2021|Regional News|

First COVID-19 “UK Variant” case identified in Wyoming

MGN Online TETON COUNTY, Wyo. (KIFI) - The Wyoming Department of Health confirmed Saturday the state’s first case of the “UK variant,” or B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant, has been identified in a Teton County adult male. While further investigation is ongoing, early information suggests exposure to the virus variant occurred locally. Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist with WDH, said the department is not surprised and expected the [...]

By |January 16th, 2021|Regional News|

SIPH COVID-19 Hotline closed Monday

Pexels POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - The Southeastern Idaho Public Health COVID-19 Hotline will be closed on Monday, January 18 to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It will reopen on Tuesday, January 19 at 9:00 a.m. Regular hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); The hotline number is 208-234-5875. For southeast Idaho specific information about the novel coronavirus, click HERE. The post [...]

By |January 16th, 2021|Regional News|

Group protesting death penalty held vigil at Bannock County Courthouse

https://youtube.com/watch?v=Ft1W7ZqyIDg&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) - A group protesting the death penalty held a vigil at the Bannock County Courthouse Friday. They stood in front of the monument that displays the ten commandments and voiced their disapproval of killing anyone, including people incarcerated for their crimes. They say there are better ways to carry out justice, and there is little evidence the death penalty reduces or mitigates criminal behavior. googletag.cmd.push(function [...]

By |January 15th, 2021|Regional News|

Local group opens foster care closet in Blackfoot

KIFIOpening ceremony at The Village in Blackfoot, ID BLACKFOOT, Idaho (KIFI) - There is a new resource for foster families in Southeast Idaho. The Village, a foster care closet, hosted its grand opening on Friday at its new location at 35 E. Pacific Street in Blackfoot. The foster care closet is assisting foster families with basic essentials, such as clothing, backpacks and toys. The Village Director Jacque Burt says Blackfoot was [...]

By |January 15th, 2021|Regional News|

D93 employees get COVID-19 vaccine

https://youtube.com/watch?v=gOa2uzZhhGk&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 IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - In the Bonneville County School District, students only had a half-day today to allow employees to get vaccinated at Hillcrest High School. They will be another half day on February 5 so they can get their second dose. You can read Woolstenhulme's full letter below. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); Schedule Changes for January 15th and February 5thDear Parents and Guardians,On Tuesday, we [...]

By |January 15th, 2021|Regional News|

D91 employees get COVID-19 vaccine

https://youtube.com/watch?v=lp76wOVxQHY&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 IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Educators at the Idaho Falls School District got their COVID-19 vaccine Friday. An estimated 600 employees received their COVID-19 vaccinations at Taylorview Middle School. Superintendent George Boland was among those who were vaccinated. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); He says this is a big step towards getting our schools back to normal. Organizers tell us more clinics are planned for the rest of [...]

By |January 15th, 2021|Regional News|

COVID-19 screenings continue at ISU Pocatello campus

https://youtube.com/watch?v=3EYsWD_ic2A&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 POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - COVID-19 screenings will continue on the Idaho State University campus in Pocatello. It's a big undertaking, with about 10,000 people needing to be tested. More than 6,000 tests have been done since they started, and everyone is being tested only once. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); Those tests need to be completed by the end of January. Campus administration says they are seeing only [...]

By |January 15th, 2021|Regional News|

ISU sees big jump in COVID-19 cases

CDC POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - There was a big jump in coronavirus cases this week on the campus of Idaho State University in Pocatello. It went from 23 positive tests last week to 44 confirmed cases this week. The jump is due in part to the fact that ISU is testing all students, faculty and staff, so they will be able to find asymptomatic cases. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); [...]

By |January 15th, 2021|Regional News|

1,112 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 12 new deaths

MGN IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho officials reported 1,112 new COVID-19 cases and 12 new deaths on Friday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March to 154,470. There are a total of 126,422 confirmed cases and 28,048 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 15th, 2021|Regional News|

COVID-19 UPDATES: SIPH reports 71 new cases, 3 new deaths

MGN Image SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - UPDATE 3:55 p.m. Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 71 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 3 new deaths 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 13,839. Out of the 13,839 cases, 13,214 have recovered from COVID-19. SIPH has also confirmed three deaths due to COVID-19. They [...]

By |January 15th, 2021|Regional News|

COVID-19 UPDATES: 207 new COVID-19 cases in the area, 5 new deaths

MGN Image SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - 5:25 p.m. Local health officials reported 207 new COVID-19 cases and five new deaths in the area Friday. See the health district breakdown below. UPDATE 5:20 p.m. Eastern Idaho Public Health reported 136 new cases Friday. There are 69 new cases in Bonneville, 7 in Fremont, 6 in Jefferson, 45 in Madison and 9 in Teton. There are a total of 597 active cases. [...]

By |January 15th, 2021|Regional News|

LDS Church leaders condemn ‘lawless behavior’ at US Capitol

© 2015 BY INTELLECTUAL RESERVE, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints condemned "lawless behavior" and the violence of rioters who broke into the U.S. Capitol in a statement Friday. Church leaders said they are concerned about political and cultural divisions in the United States and urged members to set aside partisan differences and follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. "We [...]

By |January 15th, 2021|Regional News|

Federal vaccine promises fall short

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI)-The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says Idaho will not get as much of the COVID-19 second-dose vaccine as previously announced.The state was notified by the federal government that Idaho will see a 2 to 5% increase in the number of doses the state will receive each week, which amounts to about 950 extra doses each week.Idaho is anticipating 20,950 doses will be received each week for [...]

By |January 15th, 2021|Regional News|

EXPLAINER: The mechanics of the Idaho power struggle

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers in the first week of the legislative session wasted no time initiating a power struggle with Republican Gov. Brad Little that could affect residents for generations. Lawmakers introduced eight pieces of legislation to increase the part-time Legislature's authority while limiting the governor’s power. Lawmakers say they're spurred by what they consider overly burdensome coronavirus restrictions put in place by the governor. googletag.cmd.push(function () { [...]

By |January 15th, 2021|Regional News|

SBA loans available to drought-impacted counties

SACRAMENTO, Ca. (KIFI)-The Small Business Administration has announced that seven Idaho counties have qualified for working capital loans due to drought conditions last year.  SBA Field Operations Center Director Tanya N. Garfield said non-farm businesses dependent on farmers and ranchers in Butte County and neighboring Bingham, Blaine, Clark, Custer, Jefferson, and Lemhi Counties have until February 16, 2021 to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. The loans are [...]

By |January 15th, 2021|Regional News|
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