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1,021 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 10 new deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho officials reported 1,021 new COVID-19 cases and 10 new deaths on Saturday. That's 73 cases less than the record reported cases on a single day of 1,094 last Friday, Oct. 16. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March to 58,694. There are a total of 51,736 confirmed cases and 6,958 probable cases in all 44 of the 44 counties in [...]

By |October 24th, 2020|Regional News|

138 new COVID-19 cases in Southeastern Idaho

SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 138 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 5,078. Out of the 5,078 cases, 3,940 have recovered from COVID-19. For more information, click HERE. SIPH COVID-19 risk level monitor has four categories: minimal, moderate, high and critical. Oneida County is in the minimal [...]

By |October 24th, 2020|Regional News|

Fredregill Road and Oliver Avenue mainline project starts Monday

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - City of Pocatello Water Department crews will start replacing water main lines on Fredregill Road and Oliver Avenue Monday.  The project areas will be Fredregill Road from South 2nd Avenue to Oliver Avenue, Oliver Avenue to the end of the street, and utility easements south of Fredregill Road.   Crews will work between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and approximately 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. During the project, access to the [...]

By |October 24th, 2020|Regional News|

Fire destroys Fort Hall trailers

Local News FORT HALL, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-Fire destroyed a camp trailer parked on West Agency Lot 41 at 5:43 p.m. Friday in Fort Hall. Fort Hall Fire Chief Eric King said flames engulfed the trailer when firefighters arrived and it spread to an adjacent trailer home. No one was hurt and firefighters rescued a pet cat from the home. "Both the trailer and home are a total loss," King said. "Red [...]

By |October 24th, 2020|Regional News|

1,073 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 9 new deaths

MGN IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho officials reported 1,073 new COVID-19 cases and 9 new deaths on Friday. That's 21 cases less than the record reported cases on a single day of 1,094 last Friday, Oct. 16. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March to 57,673. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); There are a total of 50,902 confirmed cases and 6,771 probable cases in all [...]

By |October 23rd, 2020|Regional News|

EIPH confirms 2 more deaths due to COVID-19

MGN Image EAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - Eastern Idaho Public Health has confirmed two more deaths associated with COVID-19. One indiduvual was a male in his 80s from Bonneville County. The other individual was a male in his 90s from Fremont County. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); This brings the total deaths to 41 in the health district. Out of respect to these individuals’ families, no additional details will be released. [...]

By |October 23rd, 2020|Regional News|

165 new COVID-19 cases in Southeastern Idaho

SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 165 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 4,942. Out of the 4,942 cases, 3,910 have recovered from COVID-19. For more information, click HERE. SIPH COVID-19 risk level monitor has four categories: minimal, moderate, high and critical. Oneida County is in the minimal [...]

By |October 23rd, 2020|Regional News|

Legislators consider ways to increase Idaho air travel

Pixabay BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Lawmakers in Idaho have considered ways to increase air travel in the state as flights have been reduced or eliminated in recent years, stunting economic growth. Horizon Air stopped direct flights from the Lewiston airport to Boise two years ago and discontinued flights to Boise from Pocatello in 2006 and from Idaho Falls in 2010, Boise State Public Radio reported. Lawmakers have argued that communities with [...]

By |October 23rd, 2020|Regional News|

Slash fires planned across western Wyoming

JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI/KIDK)-Teton Interagency fire crews will be burning slash piles throughout the Bridger-Teton National Forest and Grand Teton National Park this fall.The slash was created from fuel reduction projects, timber sales, and other administrative activities. The piles will be burned under low fire-behavior conditions thanks to wet weather and snow.   Smoke could be visible during the day of the fires and could linger in the area for a few [...]

By |October 23rd, 2020|Regional News|

Some hospitals in crisis as US nears high for COVID-19 cases

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease's grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to Idaho reel under the surge. The impact is being felt in every section of the country - a lockdown starting Friday at the Ogala Sioux Tribe's reservation in South Dakota, a plea by a Florida health [...]

By |October 23rd, 2020|Regional News|

Dispose of unused or expired medications on Saturday

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Do you have unused or expired prescription medications? Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, and Take Back Day collection sites will be held across the state from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bonneville Youth Development Coalition (BYDC) has partnered with theBonneville County Sheriff’s Office, the Center for HOPE and Idaho Department of Correction to provide donuts for everyone who brings unused or expired [...]

By |October 23rd, 2020|Regional News|

Wyoming Navigators to help people find health insurance plans

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KIFI/KIDK)-Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon has allocated $600,000 in federal CARES Act funds to help Wyoming residents sign up for health insurance.The Enroll Wyoming Program will train enrollment counselors to help provide citizens with insurance information during the upcoming Open Enrollment period (November 1 to December 15) of the Affordable Care Act. “Wyoming is facing increased numbers of uninsured residents as a result of the pandemic,” Governor Gordon said. “This [...]

By |October 23rd, 2020|Regional News|

Strut Your Mutt Day and Purranormal Cativity set for Saturday

Animals IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The Snake River Animal Shelter is partnering with Best Friends Animal Society to designate Saturday as Strut Your Mutt Day 2020. The virtual walk and fundraising event supports Best Friends Network partners, like SRAS, in raising funds to save the lives of homeless dogs and cats in communities across the country. It also helps raise the funds needed to support the “No More Homeless [...]

By |October 23rd, 2020|Regional News|

Real Heroes Trunk or Treat moves to drive-through format

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) – The Idaho Falls Police Department and Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office have implemented several changes to the fourth annual Real Heroes Trunk or Treat event this Saturday. In order to comply with current COVID-19 health guidelines, rather than having trick-or-treaters move from station to station on foot, the eventhas moved to a drive-through format. Parents are encouraged to load their children in the car, costumed and [...]

By |October 23rd, 2020|Regional News|

Crush the Curve Idaho and state of Idaho offers COVID-19 testing to long-term care facilities

MERIDIAN, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) – Crush the Curve Idaho and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare recently entered into an agreement to perform COVID-19 testing for staff and residents of long-term care facilities in Idaho. Under the agreement, the state of Idaho will leverage CARES Act funding received by the state to pay for any approved testing not covered through health insurance, Medicare, or the federal CARES Act. All licensed [...]

By |October 23rd, 2020|Regional News|

Scouting for Food to be conducted differently on Saturday

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The need for food in our community is great this year because of the pandemic. You will have a chance help during the annual Scouting for Food Drive in eastern Idaho on Saturday, but this year, because of the loss of so many scouting troops, things will be done a little differently. Instead of collecting the food at houses, scouts will be set up at central [...]

By |October 23rd, 2020|Regional News|

Ammon announces service awards

AMMON, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-The city of Ammon has named eight people it will honor with the Mayor’s Community Service Awards for 2020.In announcing the recipients, the city said it hoped to inspire others to act by recognizing and celebrating those who make a difference in the community. The following people will be recognized:  Bruce ArdBruce served as Ammon's Mayor from 1988 to 2009, during a time of dramatic growth. He had a [...]

By |October 23rd, 2020|Regional News|

Local first responders receive mental health support

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The Idaho Falls City Council approved a contract between Creekside Counseling and first responders on Monday. Creekside Counseling is providing Critical Incident Debriefings to our first responders on an ‘as needed’ basis and will be facilitated free of charge. This approval by the City Council puts into writing a formal agreement that has been ongoing for a few years between Creekside Counseling and Idaho Falls [...]

By |October 23rd, 2020|Regional News|

BYU-Idaho enrollment grows

BYU IDAHO Brother Castro teaches a Missionary Prep during Summer session 2020. Students are seperated to be social distance and wear masks during the COVID-19 Pandemic. REXBURG, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-Brigham Young University, Idaho is reporting a total fall enrollment of 26,963 students on campus, a 7.1% increase over last fall’s enrollment.The fall enrollment numbers include students who are enrolled in face-to-face, blended, flexible, remote, online, and internship courses. An estimated 18,000 [...]

By |October 23rd, 2020|Regional News|
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