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City of Ammon taking public comments on Flagship Homes annexation

AMMON, Idaho (KIFI) - The City of Ammon is still taking public comment regarding a proposed land annexation. Flagship Homes is looking to annex nearly 600 acres for both residential and commercial use. Ammon City administrator Micah Austin explains the project is still the same as when it was discussed last year. The only difference is the city wanted more detail from Flagship regarding how they planned to contribute to [...]

By |May 20th, 2022|Regional News|

Idaho Falls Zoo kids’ summer camp registration now open

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho Falls Zoo summer camp registration is now open. The zoo will host in-person kids’ camps between June and August for ages 5 to 17. The zoo camps offer one-of-a-kind summer experiences full of fun, interactive activities and up-close learning with animals on zoo grounds. Kids must have completed the applicable grades to register for camp. Zoo members receive camp discounts.  You can learn more and [...]

By |May 20th, 2022|Regional News|

Idaho’s April unemployment rate falls to historic low of 2.6%

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.6% in April, down from March’s rate of 2.7%. April’s rate marks the third consecutive month of historic lows since record keeping began in 1976. The number of Idahoans employed or looking for work grew by 4,770 people (0.5%) to 937,023. Labor force participation increased by one-tenth of a percent between March and April to 62.1%. Idaho’s peak participation rate [...]

By |May 20th, 2022|Regional News|

Bonneville County honors officers fallen in the line of duty

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Bonneville County law enforcement invites the public to pay tribute to Idaho's fallen heroes. The annual memorial service recognizes fallen officers in the respective Bonneville County police departments and sheriff's department. The public is invited to join the department at 6 p.m. on May 20 to pay their respects to fallen officers. The post Bonneville County honors officers fallen in the line of duty appeared [...]

By |May 20th, 2022|Regional News|

Burn permit system scheduled for maintenance this Sunday

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - On Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. MT, Idaho Department of Land’s (IDL) burn permit website will undergo maintenance and burn permits will not be available during this time. Since the permits are valid 10 days from the date of issue, those who have plans to burn this weekend should apply for a permit now. Permits are free, applying only takes a few minutes, [...]

By |May 20th, 2022|Regional News|

Pocatello Animal Services to host rabies clinic May 21

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - Pocatello Animal Services will be hosting a rabies clinic Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The price is $10 per vaccine, and individuals can pay by cash or check. Officials ask you bring a valid ID. Credit cards will not be accepted. After the animal has received their first rabies vaccination, it will only need to get vaccinated every three years. If your pet [...]

By |May 20th, 2022|Regional News|

Idaho Museum of Natural History to offer free admission to active military and families this summer

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – The Idaho Museum of Natural History on Idaho State University’s Pocatello campus announces it will join museums nationwide in participating in the thirteenth summer of Blue Star Museums, a program which provides free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. Launching on Saturday, May 21, Armed Forces Day, and ending on Monday, Sept. 5, Labor Day, the free admission program is [...]

By |May 20th, 2022|Regional News|

No school Friday for Taylorview Middle School

D91 IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KXPI) - There will be no in-person classes at Taylorview Middle School Friday, May 20. It will be an online learning day.  District administration said the school has a blown transformer and D91 crews are working as quickly as possible to fix the problem. Taylorview Middle School is the only school impacted. All other D91 schools will be in session Friday as normal. Here's the message sent home [...]

By |May 19th, 2022|Regional News|

Stock concerns

https://youtube.com/watch?v=1xRFhUHY200&feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&embed_config=%7B%22disableRelatedVideos%22%3Atrue%2C%22adsConfig%22%3A%7B%22adTagParameters%22%3A%7B%22iu%22%3A%22%2F6123%2Fkifi%22%2C%22cust_params%22%3A%22category%3Deconomy%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Wall Street holds its breath as the market dips yet again. The DOW dropped another 237 points Thursday and the Nasdaq lost 30, while The S&P 500 fell 23 points. Many financial analysts have been sounding the warning cry of a recession. "With the Fed raising interest rates a half a point a couple of weeks ago, and they're poised to raise rates [...]

By |May 19th, 2022|Regional News|

Portneuf Medical Center receives Primary Plus Stroke Center certification

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) — Portneuf Medical Center announced it has received certification from DNV as a Primary Plus Stroke Center, affirming the hospital’s readiness to handle a full range of stroke-related medical problems. The PSC+ Program Certification includes all the requirements of the Primary Stroke Program (PSC) with the addition of the specific thrombectomy, medical staff and metric requirements that are in the comprehensive program. It is the second highest [...]

By |May 19th, 2022|Regional News|

Strong winds in eastern Idaho

 IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Despite the nice sunny day, Thursday's wind was the talk of the town.  With gusts of more than 50 miles per hour, the wind may have changed some your plans. That was the case for David O'Hrabka and his family who were visiting from out of town. They were planning to go to the Tetons, but decided to stay in Idaho Falls and walk the greenbelt [...]

By |May 19th, 2022|Regional News|

Flow-Bor Day has a great response from Rexburg residents

REXBURG, Idaho (KIFI) - Wednesday afternoon blew in a large group of volunteers who helped the city to plant flowers along Main Street and in front of City Hall in downtown Rexburg. The volunteers who came worked together in their individual families to get the planting done. Rexburg Mayor Jerry Merrill says the event was a late celebration of last April's Arbor Day. "Several years ago, we decided we wanted [...]

By |May 19th, 2022|Regional News|

Annual Shred Day is Friday

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Journey Financial Services is hosting its annual shred day from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. They will have a shred truck on site to shred outdated taxes, bill, or paper from anyone that needs it. Participants will be able to hand in their unwanted documents in a drive thru format. They will be able to stay in their car while officials will hand [...]

By |May 19th, 2022|Regional News|

Flow-Bor Day has a great response from Rexburg residents

REXBURG, Idaho (KIFI) - Wednesday afternoon blew in a large group of volunteers who helped the city to plant flowers along Main Street and in front of City Hall in downtown Rexburg. The volunteers who came worked together in their individual families to get the planting done. Rexburg Mayor Jerry Merrill says the event was a late celebration of last April's Arbor Day. "Several years ago, we decided we wanted [...]

By |May 19th, 2022|Regional News|

Annual Shred Day is Friday

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Journey Financial Services is hosting its annual shred day from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. They will have a shred truck on site to shred outdated taxes, bill, or paper from anyone that needs it. Participants will be able to hand in their unwanted documents in a drive thru format. They will be able to stay in their car while officials will hand [...]

By |May 19th, 2022|Regional News|

Old West Days begins this weekend

JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI) - Old West Days starts it’s 38th year this weekend. Elkfest, the Teton Powwow, the High Noon Chili Cookoff, and the Mountain Man Rendezvous are on the schedule of events for the first weekend of Old West Days, May 20 – 30, 2022. The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and Elkfest partners look forward to two beloved & traditional events this weekend: Elkfest and The High Noon Chili Cookoff. [...]

By |May 19th, 2022|Regional News|

Gov. Gordon urges Wyoming residents to take advantage of property tax refund opportunity

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KIFI) –  Governor Mark Gordon is reminding Wyoming homeowners they may qualify for a partial property tax refund through funding made available by legislation he signed into law in March. The Property Tax Refund Program has a deadline of June 6, 2022, and is open to homeowners who have been Wyoming residents for the past five years that have paid their 2021 property tax in full. Homeowners must also meet income requirements specific [...]

By |May 19th, 2022|Regional News|

City of Pocatello CARES Act rental, mortgage assistance still available

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - The City of Pocatello still has Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding available for Pocatello residents facing financial hardships due to COVID-19. This funding is available for Pocatellans who need temporary rental or mortgage assistance. To be eligible for the program, applicants: Must reside within the Pocatello city limitsMust have experienced a loss of income due to COVID-19Must meet income qualifications (80% or [...]

By |May 19th, 2022|Regional News|

Police continue to investigate suspicious death

BONNEVILLE COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) - The investigation into the homicide of 36-year-old Morey P. Pelton on May 13 is still active, and Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputies are continuing to seek help from the public. Specifically, police are looking for anyone who may have been in the area of the Lane Clark Rest Area on Hwy 26 East of Ririe (approx. Mile Post 356) between the hours of 8 p.m. Thursday, May 12 and 6:30 [...]

By |May 19th, 2022|Regional News|

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