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ITD encourages drivers to be “Idaho Ready” for winter driving conditions

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - As winter weather arrives in Idaho, the Idaho Transportation Department has launched its annual winter safety campaign, “Idaho Ready.” The campaign aims to help drivers prepare for challenging conditions on the state’s highways, offering tips and resources to stay safe before drivers hit the road. Short videos, blog posts, and photos will be posted weekly to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and online at itd.idaho.gov/travel. This year's topics include how to best [...]

By |November 27th, 2020|Regional News|

SIPH offers free rapid HIV and syphilis testing during December

Health POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - World Aids Day is on December 1, 2020. Southeastern Idaho Public Health is joining with organizations around the world to take action towards ending the AIDS epidemic by offering free rapid HIV and syphilis testing for at-risk people for the entire month of December in each of our 8 county offices. The HIV/AIDS epidemic has taken the lives of over 39 million people since it [...]

By |November 27th, 2020|Regional News|

Ongoing unemployment claims bump up in Idaho

Local News IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-The number of people filing ongoing unemployment claims with the Idaho Department of Labor continued to rise last week.For the week ending November 21, 8,793 claims were filed, up by 483 or 2% over the previous week. That moved the 4-week moving average to 8,343. Initial claims for unemployment were down by 328 claims to 4,732, but the 4-week moving average increased 5% to 4,680. [...]

By |November 27th, 2020|Regional News|

Drive-up Thanksgiving meals at Elks Lodge help locals in need

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Thanksgiving could get a little lonely for those who can't be with family or friends this year. During this difficult time community members are trying to make the best of it. For 33 years the Salvation Army has hosted its traditional Thanksgiving feast at the Elks lodge in Idaho Falls. Hundreds normally come out to take part in the event but this year was a little different. [...]

By |November 27th, 2020|Regional News|

Shop Smart first

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-Before you hit Main Street, or the keyboard, the Idaho Department of Finance is encouraging bargain hunters to "shop smart." The department said shopping should start by an assessment of your finances and setting a holiday budget. They say that budget will help prevent overspending and falling victim to internet scams. To make the most out of your money, check out websites that compare prices for discounts online. [...]

By |November 27th, 2020|Regional News|

Small business gets day of recognition

Local News JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI/KIDK)-As part of a national movement, the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce has proclaimed November 28 as "Small Business Saturday." The proclamation is aimed at recognizing and supporting small businesses for all they do for the nation's local communities. The U.S. Small Business Administration says there are currently over 30 million small businessees in the country, which represent over 99.7% of all businesses with employees in [...]

By |November 27th, 2020|Regional News|

Idaho Falls lights up Christmas

Local News IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-The Christmas season opens in Idaho Falls with a number of events in the downtown area. A horse-drawn trolley will begin offering free rides through the downtown area From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today. Rides will also be provided on Saturdays, through December 19 from 1 p..m. to 3 p.m. Pick up and drop-off will be at the southeast corner of Park Avenue and [...]

By |November 27th, 2020|Regional News|

Watch Jackson’s Town Square Lighting virtually

Wyoming JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI/KIDK) – New plans have been announced for the Traditional Jackson Town Square Lighting and Santa on the Square. The lighting is held the day after Thanksgiving and is traditionally recognized as the event that rings in the holiday season in Jackson. Since this event can draw up to 2,000 people on Town Square, the Chamber is offering alternative options and encouraging people not to come to [...]

By |November 26th, 2020|Regional News|

Jackson Town Square ceremony set to light up Christmas

Local News JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI/KIDK)-The Christmas season will formally get underway Friday when Town Square in Jackson welcomes Santa. This year, the ceremony will be quite different, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce is encouraging everyone to join in a virtual ceremony. People are requested to not gather for the event, but enjoy it at home. After the ceremony, keep an eye out for Santa [...]

By |November 26th, 2020|Regional News|

Farm Bureau survey shows food cost decline

Local News IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-There is no question many Thanksgiving dinners will look different this year, but according to the American Farm Bureau Federation the cost of a full Thanksgiving dinner is going down. In its 2020 annual cost survey, the Farm Bureau said the average cost of a typical feast for 10 is $46.90, down 4% from a year ago. After the math, that is less than $5.00 [...]

By |November 26th, 2020|Regional News|

Mashed potato tips and recipes

Food IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The Idaho Potato Commission says more mashed potatoes are consumed on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year, which is why the fourth Thursday of November is also recognized as National Mashed Idaho® Potato Day. The commission has provided a few tips you need to know to make sure your taters aren’t too lumpy, creamy or over- whipped: To ensure your potatoes cook [...]

By |November 26th, 2020|Regional News|

ISU goes remote for remainder of semester

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - As planned, Idaho State University is returning to remote learning for the remainder of the fall semester. In preparation for a rise in Covid-19 cases, university officials planned to end the semester early and have most courses finish lectures and final exams remotely. “We cut the semester short a week so nobody’s returning to campus after break and bringing coronavirus back,” said Dr. Ronald Solbrig, a [...]

By |November 25th, 2020|Regional News|

Reentry center walkaway captured

Crime Tracker BONNEVILLE COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The man who walked away from the Idaho Falls Community Reentry Center Saturday is back in custody. The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jesus Manuel Perez in Idaho Falls Wednesday without incident. The capture was the result of an investigation by staff from the Idaho Falls Community Reentry Center, the Idaho Department of Correction’s Probation & Parole District 7 and the department’s Special Investigations Unit.  Perez is [...]

By |November 25th, 2020|Regional News|

1,773 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 21 new deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho officials reported 1,773 new COVID-19 cases and 21 new deaths on Wednesday. The highest single-day report was just 13 cases more at 1,786 on Friday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March to 96,503. There are a total of 82,063 confirmed cases and 14,440 probable cases in all 44 of the 44 counties in Idaho, according to numbers released from [...]

By |November 25th, 2020|Regional News|

Wyoming Gov Mark Gordon tests positive for COVID-19

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has tested positive for COVID-19, but has only minor symptoms, he said Wednesday. Gordon said he planned to continue working remotely. The governor's office at the Wyoming State Capitol was closed on Tuesday for a deep cleaning after another office employee tested positive for the respiratory virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people with COVID-19 isolate themselves for 10 days after their [...]

By |November 25th, 2020|Regional News|

175 new COVID-19 cases in Southeastern Idaho

SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 175 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in southeast Idaho. See county case counts below: This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 8,886. Out of the 8,886 cases, 7,522 have recovered from COVID-19. SIPH has also confirmed two deaths associated with COVID-19. You can view more HERE. For more information, click HERE. SIPH COVID-19 risk level monitor [...]

By |November 25th, 2020|Regional News|

376 new COVID-19 cases in Southeastern Idaho

SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - Local health officials reported 376 new COVID-19 cases in the area Wednesday. Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 175 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in southeast Idaho. See county case counts below: This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 8,886. Out of the 8,886 cases, 7,522 have recovered from COVID-19. SIPH has also confirmed two deaths associated with COVID-19. You can view [...]

By |November 25th, 2020|Regional News|

SIPH confirms 2 more deaths due to COVID-19

Coronavirus Coverage SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - Southeastern Idaho Public Health has confirmed two deaths associated with COVID-19. Two females, one from Franklin County in her 80’s and the other from Bannock County in her 90’s. This brings the total to 76 deaths due to COVID-19 in southeast Idaho. Out of respect to these individuals’ families, no additional details will be released. Eastern Idaho Public Health has reported 94 deaths in [...]

By |November 25th, 2020|Regional News|

Diablas Kitchen pepares Thanksgiving meals for Soup Kitchen

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for many people to celebrate the holiday season. A local woman is stepping up to make sure those who are struggling have a Thanksgiving meal in their home during this tough time. The Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen had temporarily closed as the pandemic made it difficult for them to find and keep volunteers. Deana Brower, Owner and Head [...]

By |November 25th, 2020|Regional News|
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