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Mud Lick, Iron and Haynes Fire updates

SALMON, Idaho (KIFI)- Crews continue to get the upper hand on three fires burning in the Salmon-Challis National Forest. -The Mud Lick Fire is 92% completed. On Saturday the fire activity between the Deer Lake and Cathedral Lake areas, as well as the Gant Creek area increased as a cold front moved into the area. By late afternoon, an increase in cloud cover and humidity over thefire area was seen, [...]

By |August 1st, 2021|Regional News|

Latest on Mud Lick, Iron and Haynes Fires

SALMON, Idaho (KIFI)- Crews continue to make progress fighting three fires burning in Salmon-Challis National Forest. On Saturday, crews announced both the Haynes and Iron Fires are 95% contained, and have burned 472 and 133 acres respectively. The Mud Lick Fire has burned 19,265 acres and is 85% completed. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); The Forest Service posted the following explanation for what that means. "Each fire is unique. As [...]

By |July 31st, 2021|Regional News|

Pocatello Motocross Park hosts night racing event

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - The Pocatello Motocross Park is hosting its Pro Challenge event on Saturday. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 7 to 12, and free for children 6 and under as well as military members and veterans. Pit gates open at 2 p.m. Front gates and trackside open at 5 p.m, with racing starting at 6 p.m. The post Pocatello Motocross Park hosts night racing [...]

By |July 31st, 2021|Regional News|

Left turns removed from intersection

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - The left turns from East Quinn Road onto Flandro Drive and Flandro Drive to East Quinn Road have been removed. Motorists traveling south on Flandro Drive can take a detour via Hiline Road to get back to East Quinn Road. Currently, stripes are in place alerting motorists to the change. In the next few weeks, the Street Operations Department will be installing traffic delineators, similar to those [...]

By |July 31st, 2021|Regional News|

Elwen Cottage hosts You Rock Pocatello

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - On Saturday, The Elwen Cottage on 334 N. Main St. in Pocatello is hosting a “You Rock Pocatello” event from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. During the event, you can come out and paint a rock for free, with multiple drawings taking place throughout the day. Supplies will be collected during the event for the Humane Society. The post Elwen Cottage hosts You Rock Pocatello appeared [...]

By |July 31st, 2021|Regional News|

Ducks arrive for Great Snake River Greenbelt Duck Race

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - The ducks have arrived for the 30th Annual Great Snake River Greenbelt Duck Race to be held on Saturday August 14.  During the next week, Development Workshop clients and workers will begin to process the 19,000 ducks and prepare them for their race by removing the old stickers and placing the new ID stickers on them.  “Preparing the ducks for the race is the client’s favorite job, [...]

By |July 31st, 2021|Regional News|

COVID-19 UPDATES: 529 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, total statewide cases reach 200K

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho officials reported 529 new COVID-19 cases and 2 new deaths Friday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March 2020 to 200,484. About 89% of Idaho residents live in communities where masks should be worn again. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday recommended even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors where the Delta variant of the coronavirus [...]

By |July 30th, 2021|Regional News|

Idahoans to start receiving tax relief next week

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Many of us could soon see some extra money in our wallets. Idaho Governor Brad Little announced Friday the state will start issuing direct deposits or mailed checks as part of his tax relief package passed earlier this year. The amount you get will be based on your 2019 tax return. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); It will be either $50 per taxpayer and each dependent, or 9% [...]

By |July 30th, 2021|Regional News|

Masks required in Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (KIFI) - Visitors to Yellowstone National Park are once again required to mask up inside all public places and on commercial transportation regardless of vaccination status. In a tweet, the park service says the decision was made after the Centers for Disease Control changed its mask guidance earlier this week and because all five counties within the park are currently listed as having high or substantial COVID-19 [...]

By |July 30th, 2021|Regional News|

Bull jumps into crowd PRESTON, Idaho (KIFI) - Check out this video taken Thursday night at That Famous Preston Night Rodeo. It all happened when this bull decided to get a little up close and personal with the crowds. This video was taken by Bob and Charri Hugo, who were in the third row with their family. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); They tell us thankfully, nobody was injured. The post Bull jumps [...]

By |July 30th, 2021|Regional News|

EXPLAINER: High prices, court access challenge Idaho renters

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes. Many of them lost jobs during the coronavirus pandemic and had fallen months behind [...]

By |July 30th, 2021|Regional News|

Boise police remove ‘Proud Boys’ flags from Idaho interstate

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Boise Police Department says officers removed flags emblazoned with the emblem of the neo-fascist Proud Boys organization after someone hung them from several overpasses on a busy Idaho interstate. Police spokesperson Haley Williams told the Idaho Statesman officers removed the flags on Saturday morning. It wasn’t immediately clear who hung up the flags on Interstate 84 overpasses in Boise, but Williams said anyone with information [...]

By |July 30th, 2021|Regional News|

DEQ lifts pollution forecast and caution for Lemhi County

SALMON, Idaho (KIFI) - The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has lifted an Air Pollution Forecast and Caution to notify residents of Lemhi County of improved air quality.  Due to improved air quality, burning restrictions are being lifted. Air quality is currently in the moderate category and is forecast to remain in the moderate category with periods in the unhealthy for sensitive groups category. The pollutant of concern is [...]

By |July 30th, 2021|Regional News|

5-year-old boy missing in Idaho; police seek witnesses

FRUITLAND, Idaho (AP) — As crews look for a 5-year-old Idaho boy missing since Tuesday, the Fruitland Police Department is asking for any potential witnesses to come forward — even if they don’t think they saw anything. Michael Joseph Vaughn was last seen on foot near his Fruitland home about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. In a Facebook post, the Fruitland Police Department asked people to come forward if they were in [...]

By |July 30th, 2021|Regional News|

Million Dollar Cowboy Steakhouse returning JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI) - A Jackson business is returning. The owner of the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, Bill Baxter, says he plans on reopening the Million Dollar Cowboy Steakhouse underneath the Million Dollar Bar. Baxter says the restaurant will be a family-friendly, casual dining experience serving lunch and dinner. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); Baxter hopes to have things up and running late this year or early next [...]

By |July 30th, 2021|Regional News|

D93 school board chairman resigns IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - A local school district will need to find a new school board member. Thursday night it was announced Bonneville School Board Chair Amy Landers has resigned from the board. The reason is because she is moving out of her district. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); She has served on the board for eight years. The school district will start taking applications for her [...]

By |July 30th, 2021|Regional News|

COVID-19 vaccine clinic to be held at Bannock County Fair

BANNOCK COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) - Southeastern Idaho Public Health will be offering COVID-19 vaccinations between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. at the Bannock County Fair on August 5, 2021 and August 6, 2021. SIPH says getting your vaccination is a simple process and will only take 15-20 minutes, and all you need to do is fill out your basic information, get your vaccine and wait 15 minutes after receiving vaccine. Insurance [...]

By |July 30th, 2021|Regional News|

Police search for wanted man

POWER COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) - Power County deputies are currently searching for a 45-year-old man. Kody Cutler was last seen fleeing on foot in the Michaud Creek area wearing a white tank top and jeans, but officials say he may have ditched his shirt. Cutler is wanted out of Power County and is not considered to be armed or dangerous, but police say do not approach him. googletag.cmd.push(function () { [...]

By |July 30th, 2021|Regional News|

Animal shelter is lacking volunteers, adoptions

IDAHO FALLS,Idaho (KIFI) - The Idaho Falls Animal Shelter is dealing with a decrease in the number of volunteers and has seen an increase in the number of people turning in their pets. The officers said Friday they need more people to dedicate some time to walking the pets and spending quality time with them. The business itself is not complaining about any worker shortages, but some of them have [...]

By |July 30th, 2021|Regional News|

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