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Pipeline maintenance at Pocatello trail areas

Pocatello POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - You could see a little maintenance happening in two popular Pocatello places beginning Monday. A contractor with Williams Pipeline will be maintaining the right of way for their natural gas pipeline in the City Creek Trail area and Cusick Creek Trailhead. Trails adjacent to the work will be closed, including the City Creek Trail between bridges four and five and potentially the Bench to City [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

5 injured in Idaho sugar beet factory explosion

Idaho NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - Five people sustained minor injuries in an explosion at an Idaho sugar beet processing facility. Amalgamated Sugar spokeswoman Jessica Anderson says four workers received first aid at the Nampa plant after the Monday morning explosion, and the fifth worker was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution. "They had very minimal injuries. Only one person was sent to the hospital, and they were able to walk [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

Snake River Bridge repairs start tonight

News JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI/KIDK)-Repairs to the Snake River Bridge near Wilson will begin Monday night. The bridge was restricted to modified load restrictions for trucks after a safety inspection earlier this year.  The new roadwork is expected to allow the bridge to return to unrestricted condition until it is completely replaced in 2023. The Wyoming Department of Transportation and Reiman Corp. will be working on the bridge between 8:30 p.m. [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

Wildfires in southern Idaho affect hunting opportunities

Outdoor Games TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Wildlife officials in Idaho have closed some forest areas statewide, affecting hunters and other recreationists during record-breaking fires across the West. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game announced closures south of Twin Falls in the Sawtooth National Forest, affecting big game hunts for hundreds with tags for deer, elk and pronghorn, the Boise State Public Radio reported. More than 139 square miles have burned [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

Idaho officials seek cleanup help amid rise in park visits

Local News KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) - National park and forest officials in Idaho have reported an increase in trash and waste at public lands across the state since the coronavirus pandemic pushed more people outside. The national parks and national forests around the United States are experiencing the same problem, including the Sawtooth National Recreation Area in central Idaho, east of Boise, The Times-News reported. The National Forest Foundation, Sawtooth Society, [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

205 new Idaho COVID-19 cases

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho officials reported 205 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March to 40,501. There are a total of 36,899 confirmed cases and 3,602 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 Public Health only issues [...]

By |September 27th, 2020|Regional News|

Eyewitnesses say suspect wasn’t complying with police before shooting

Kathy and Scott Sievert were working at the Outback Golf Park Friday night when police shot at a suspected thief they had been looking for. “All the police cars came, all the lights. I had customers out on the range customers in the miniature golf and we were all kind of in awe,” said Kathy Sievert. Police said the suspect had stolen two guns from a home on Hyde Street [...]

By |September 26th, 2020|Regional News|

539 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho officials reported 539 new COVID-19 cases and 2 new deaths on Saturday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March to 40,296. There are a total of 36,721 confirmed cases and 3,575 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 26th, 2020|Regional News|

Ammon reptile owners talk about surrendered pets

AMMON, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The owners of some exotic animals which were surrendered recently to Idaho Fish and Game spoke about the animals Saturday. They had to give up the animals because they were "not properly permitted," according to wildlife managers. A 7 foot alligator, 2 caiman, 2 snapping turtles, 2 rubber boas and a Gila monster were taken from the Ammon home, they said. Jeff and Theresa Southwick say [...]

By |September 26th, 2020|Regional News|

49 new COVID-19 cases in Southeastern Idaho

SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 49 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There are 15 new cases in Bannock County, 20 in Bingham County, 1 in Caribou County, 6 in Franklin County, 1 in Oneida County and 6 in Power County. This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 2,722. Out of the 2,722 cases, 2,234 have recovered from COVID-19. For more information, click HERE. [...]

By |September 26th, 2020|Regional News|

COVID-19 cases pressure upper valley hospitals

DRIGGS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-Regional hospitals reported to the East Idaho Public Health Board this week they are being heavily impacted by COVID-19 infections. East Idaho Public Health reported four upper valley counties, including Bonneville, Fremont, Jefferson, and Madison, are in moderate risk this week. According to accounts from Teton County Emergency Managers, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center told the board it had 20 COVID patients, seven of whom are in intensive [...]

By |September 26th, 2020|Regional News|

Pocatello Police looking suspect with pistol

Breaking News POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - A number of police officers are searching a Pocatello neighborhood for a man who was seen breaking into homes. Police have blocked off an area around Greenacres Elementary near the intersection of East Walnut Street and Hyde Avenue. They say the suspect is a man in his 20's and may have stole a pistol from a home. They say he was wearing black clothing [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Regional News|

“Whole-y Cow!” one non-profit beefs up fundraising during the pandemic

Top Stories IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Shepherd's Inn in Idaho Falls is hoping to beef up their fundraising effort, after multiple events were cancelled this year due to the pandemic. Shepherd's inn is a non-profit, and a support center for first-time mothers. About 30% of their budget is covered by fund-raisers each year, so they are hoping to make up for lost ground with their "Whole-y Cow" fundraiser. The [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Regional News|

D25 recall effort gaining ground

Pocatello POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - An effort is gaining ground to recall three board members from the Pocatello/Chubbuck school board. Critics are upset that board members voted to keep the current learning hybrid model in place. The group "Concerned Parents of Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25" says the board members are not representing the wants of their constituents. Organizers have collected enough signatures to put the recall on the ballot for [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Regional News|

I-15 shut down due to reduced visibility from high winds

Breaking News IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The Idaho Transportation Department and Idaho State Police are in the process of shutting down Interstate 15 from Idaho Falls to Roberts. ISP reports the area has reduced visibility from high winds blowing dust/dirt across the roadway. 🚨🚨Pending Road Closure🚨 Interstate 15 near milepost 129, north of Idaho Falls, has reduced visibility from high winds blowing dust/dirt across the roadway. ITD and ISP [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Regional News|

BYU-Idaho warns of campus closure if COVID-19 cases increase

Coronavirus Coverage REXBURG, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Brigham Young University Idaho has issued a warning of a potential campus closure if COVID-19 cases continue to increase. As of Thursday, BYU-Idaho reported 43 active cases among students and 11 active cases among employees. "BYU-Idaho is deeply concerned by the increase of active COVID-19 cases in our region and on campus," the university said in a statement. "Students and employees are asked to [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Regional News|

523 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho officials reported 523 new COVID-19 cases and 1 new death on Friday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March to 39,757. There are a total of 36,232 confirmed cases and 3,525 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 25th, 2020|Regional News|

Bonneville Democrats open party headquarters

Local News IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-The Bonneville County Democratic Party formally opened its campaign headquarters Friday.   A formal “grand opening’ will come later.    The office is located at 110 North Holmes, the former Washington Federal Building.  The opening featured Vietnam era combat artist and art professor Vic Reynolds, whose work is being featured at the office.  The office will be open from 10 a.m. to Noon and 2 p.m. [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Regional News|

ISU COVID-19 cases jump

Coronavirus Coverage POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho State University saw a big jump in COVID-19 cases this week, almost doubling the numbers from last week. School health officials say there were 25 new cases on campus this week. 22 of them students and 4 cases among staff. A cluster was identified in students living on campus. These students have been isolated, and other affected individuals have been notified. You can [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Regional News|
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