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181 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

MGN IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho officials reported 181 new COVID-19 cases and 1 new death on Sunday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March to 159,506. There are a total of 130,105 confirmed cases and 29,401 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 24th, 2021|Regional News|

Woman hospitalized after snowmobile crash

Gallatin Co. Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue Gallatin County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue Gallatin Co. Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mt. (KIFI)-A 64-year-old woman was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center Saturday after her snowmobile crashed on the Two Top trail system, about 12 miles southwest of West Yellowstone. The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue team was called to the crash about 11:16 a.m. [...]

By |January 24th, 2021|Regional News|

Local entertainment venues try to bounce back after COVID-19 struggles

KIFIBowler rolls strike at Tough Guy Lanes in Pocatello, ID POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – The COVID-19 pandemic has hurt the entertainment industry across the board. Deleta Skating & Family Fun Center and Tough Guy Lanes in Pocatello have experienced this firsthand. For Deleta manager Art Foulger and Tough Guy Lanes owner Patrick Luras, the economic impact of COVID-19 has been concerning. “When we do the books, I look at my month [...]

By |January 23rd, 2021|Regional News|

Snake River Alliance celebrates UN treaty

KIFISnake River Alliance members at Caldwell Park in Pocatello, ID POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – Back in 2017, the United Nations negotiated a treaty which bans the use of nuclear weapons in countries that participate. Now, that treaty is officially in effect. On Friday, Snake River Alliance members came out to Caldwell Park in Pocatello on Friday to celebrate the occasion. "We know nuclear weapons are immoral," member Terry Kaufmann said. "We've [...]

By |January 23rd, 2021|Regional News|

527 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

MGN IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho officials reported 527 new COVID-19 cases and 1 new death on Saturday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March to 159,325. There are a total of 129,955 confirmed cases and 29,370 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 23rd, 2021|Regional News|

COVID-19 UPDATES: SIPH reports 33 new COVID-19 cases

MGN Image SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - UPDATE 4:35 p.m. Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 33 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in southeast Idaho. See county case counts below: New ConfirmedNew ProbableTotalBannock81523Bear Lake011Bingham404Butte011Caribou011Franklin303Oneida000Power000TOTAL151833 googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 14,178. Out of the 14,178 cases, 13,730 have recovered from COVID-19. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-7"); }); Eastern Idaho Public Health Eastern [...]

By |January 23rd, 2021|Regional News|

COVID-19 UPDATES: 64 new COVID-19 cases in the area

MGN Image SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - UPDATE 5:50 p.m. Local health officials reported 64 new COVID-19 cases in the area Saturday. See the health district breakdown below. UPDATE 5:45 p.m. Eastern Idaho Public Health reported 31 new cases Saturday. There are 12 new cases in Bonneville, 1 in Fremont, 4 in Jefferson, 12 in Madison and 2 in Teton. There are a total of 371 active cases. You can view [...]

By |January 23rd, 2021|Regional News|

Grizzly, 34, confirmed as Yellowstone region’s oldest known

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Zach Turnbull could barely make out the emaciated grizzly bear's inside-lip tattoo, and when he did decipher the digits - 168 - they just didn't seem right. The Pinedale-based large carnivore biologist dialed up his boss, Dan Thompson, to make sense of a tranquilized animal that seemed to somehow span careers and trace all the way back to the Reagan administration. "He was like, 'Hey, ah, [...]

By |January 23rd, 2021|Regional News|

Idaho Falls man dies in Aberdeen crash

MGN Online ABERDEEN, Idaho (KIFI)-An Idaho Falls man was pronounced dead after his truck crashed on State Highway 39, milepost 69, in Aberdeen at around 6:06 p.m. Friday. Idaho State Police said Robin Burdick, 68, was driving northbound in a 2017 Volvo Semi. They say he lost control of the vehicle and drove onto the sidewalk, stopping between a power pole and a building. Burdick was transported by ambulance to [...]

By |January 23rd, 2021|Regional News|

Hearing set for motions to dismiss or change venue in Vallow-Daybell case

Lori Vallow Daybell and Chad Daybell FREMONT COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) - A Fremont County judge has released a date to hear Lori Vallow-Daybell's and Chad Daybell's motion asking the court to transfer their case to another venue as well as a motion to dismiss their charges. Attorneys claim their clients will not get a fair and impartial jury in Fremont County. Magistrate Steven Boyce will hear oral arguments for both [...]

By |January 22nd, 2021|Regional News|

With limited vaccine, Idaho faces priority group confusion

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Limited coronavirus vaccine availability, confusion over which Idaho residents should be vaccinated first and rumors of line-jumpers are all complicating the state’s vaccine rollout. Members of Idaho’s COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee met Friday to help clarify exactly who should have first dibs on the state’s doses. Sarah Leeds with the Idaho Immunization Program says the demand is far higher than the doses available. googletag.cmd.push(function () { [...]

By |January 22nd, 2021|Regional News|

598 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 13 new deaths

MGN IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho officials reported 598 new COVID-19 cases and 13 new deaths on Friday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March to 158,798. There are a total of 129,512 confirmed cases and 29,286 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 22nd, 2021|Regional News|

Idaho’s largest industries back Governor’s declaration

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI)-A coalition of Idaho’s largest employers have come together to oppose legislative efforts to end Idaho’s federal emergency declaration.The CEO’s represent some of the state’s most influential businesses and nearly 40,000 employees.   Their open letter states:“Idaho Governor Brad Little recently issued a stark warning about the efforts taking place in the Idaho Legislature to rescind the federal emergency declaration for Idaho’s coronavirus response. We join the governor in [...]

By |January 22nd, 2021|Regional News|

COVID-19 UPDATES: SIPH reports 42 new cases, 1 new death

MGN Image SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - UPDATE 3:35 p.m. Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 42 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and one new death in southeast Idaho. See county case counts below: New ConfirmedNew ProbableTotalBannock13922Bear Lake112Bingham527Butte000Caribou101Franklin404Oneida044Power022TOTAL241842 googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 14,146. Out of the 14,146 cases, 13,711 have recovered from COVID-19. SIPH also has confirmed another death [...]

By |January 22nd, 2021|Regional News|

Advocacy Center recommended for accreditation

RIGBY, Idaho (KIFI)-The Upper Valley Child Advocacy Center in Rigby announced Friday that the center completed the accreditation process of the National Children’s Alliance (NCA).  NCA is dedicated to helping local community respond to reports of child abuse allegations.“This has been a long journey with a great deal of support from NCA and from our colleagues to ensure that our CAC and our multidisciplinary team (MDT) meet and exceed evidence-based [...]

By |January 22nd, 2021|Regional News|

Local nonprofit donates AED to area schools

Todd KunzAn AED donated to Temple View Elementary School in Idaho Falls by People Against Impaired Driving or P.A.I.D. Todd KunzAn AED donated to Temple View Elementary School in Idaho Falls by People Against Impaired Driving or P.A.I.D. (Kory Carling, Mountain America Credit Union, Pat Tucker, founder of P.A.I.D.) Todd KunzAn AED donated to Temple View Elementary School in Idaho Falls by People Against Impaired Driving or P.A.I.D. (Temple View [...]

By |January 22nd, 2021|Regional News|

Mega Millions marks mega-milestone

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI)-The Mega Millions jackpot has passed the $1 Billion mark for tonight’s drawing. The Idaho Lottery advises some retail locations may experience higher than normal volume, so there may be lines to purchase tickets.Players have until 7:55 p.m. Friday to purchase an eligible ticket to participate in the Mega Millions draw. The post Mega Millions marks mega-milestone appeared first on Local News 8.

By |January 22nd, 2021|Regional News|

Minimum-security inmate Wyoming’s 1st to die of COVID-19

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A man who died in December was Wyoming's first inmate killed by COVID-19. The inmate at the minimum-security Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton died Dec. 22. The cause took time to confirm by autopsy, the Wyoming Department of Corrections announced Friday. Wyoming for months was among just a handful of states with no inmate deaths from the coronavirus, the Casper Star-Tribune reported. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); Vermont [...]

By |January 22nd, 2021|Regional News|

Viral celebrity claims his day in Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI)-Tik Tok phenomenon Nathan Apodaca and his partner, Stella, met with Mayor Rebecca Casper and City Council President Michelle Ziel-Dingman in Idaho Falls Friday.  He was there to accept his Mayor’s Choice Award, announced during Casper’s State of the City address last week.Friday was proclaimed as “Nathan Apodaca Day” in the city of Idaho Falls.  googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); He is known for a [...]

By |January 22nd, 2021|Regional News|
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