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Pay It Forward: Shelley High School food pantry

SHELLEY, Idaho (KXPI) - Lockers at any high school are a common sight. But we found a pair of lockers at Shelley High School that are unique for a very good reason. We wanted to show what's inside and Pay It Forward. "It's been a real asset to everyone," said Teresa Dye. She has been a teacher and advisor at Shelley High School for more than 12 years. One of [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Regional News|

Crapo honors 16 Idaho veterans and volunteers with Spirit of Freedom Award

https://youtube.com/watch?v=cV_jUAShx-E&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%3Didaho%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - US Senator Mike Crapo is honoring 16 Idaho veterans with the 2021 Spirit of Freedom Award. Three of those are from east idaho. Michael Crowley of Idaho Falls served in the US Marine Corps in the Vietnam War. He is recognized as a true community servant dedicated to helping veterans of all ages.  Todd Johnson of Pocatello was an airborne infantryman in the US Army who now helps veterans succeed after service. Paul [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Regional News|

Red Cross: Donors needed now to address historically low blood supply

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – The American Red Cross is facing historically low blood supply levels. The Red Cross says it provides 40% of the country's blood, and if more donors don’t come forward to give blood, some patients requiring a transfusion may potentially face delays in care. Donors are urged to schedule an appointment now by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). There is [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Featured, Regional News|

Final version of Imagine IF plan released for review

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - The City of Idaho Falls Community Development Services Department (CDS) has released the final version of the city’s new roadmap for future growth, called the Imagine IF plan, for final review and public comment prior to the public hearing for adoption on Dec. 16. “Since the first public hearing, we have received public comments and have been working on making final edits to the text [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Regional News|

Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel announced Entertainment Line Up

FORT HALL, Idaho (KIFI) – Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel announced Wednesday the Entertainment Line Up of concerts and shows. It is as follows: Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding  Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 6:00 pm | Chiefs Event Center | Ticket Pricing: $39  Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding is a one-of-a-kind night theatrical experience like no other! It’s an Off-Broadway comedy staged as a festive celebration in which the audience doesn’t just watch the [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Regional News|

AARP names Idaho Falls as one of top places to live, retire in America

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has named the City of Idaho Falls as one of their best places in America to live and retire, citing attractive amenities such as parks and trails and overall cost of living. The organization said the criteria for many Americans has changed when determining a place to live, work and retire and said while reliance on the internet, [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Regional News|

Federal judge to decide if transgender athlete case is moot

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman says her lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on transgender athletes should continue moving through the court system because she is enrolled as a student at Boise State University and plans to play soccer on the school’s club team next spring. Lindsay Hecox, a transgender athlete, sued last year after Idaho passed a law barring transgender women from playing on women’s sports teams sponsored [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Regional News|

Costco is offering a new perk to club members

By Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business Costco is searching for ways to make paying $60 for a membership every year worth more to online shoppers — and keep them away from Amazon. So it’s expanding an online perk available only to club members: Buy stuff from around 35 brands’ websites and save 20% or more. The program, called Costco Next, first launched in 2017 with just a few brands. But Costco [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Regional News|

A reminder to be safe as we drive on the roads this winter

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - After an accident involving a Bonneville County deputy early Tuesday morning, law enforcement is taking the opportunity to remind us we should be extra careful this time of year. It may take longer than we all would like, but give some time to warm up the car and scrape the entirety of the vehicle's windshield. Jessica Clements shared why this is so important. "There's a [...]

By |December 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Remembering Pearl Harbor

https://youtube.com/watch?v=6liXOLInGIk&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%3Dpocatello%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - It has been 80 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Bannock County Veterans Services honored those lost on Tuesday by reviving an old local tradition. They gathered at the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in Pocatello to toss flower petals in the river. They also read the names of all the Idahoans killed in the attack. This was a tradition started years ago by [...]

By |December 7th, 2021|Regional News|

COVID-19 UPDATES: 696 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 18 new deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho officials reported 696 new COVID-19 cases and 18 new deaths Tuesday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March 2020 to 310,010. There are a total of 245,848 confirmed cases and 64,162 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. The state [...]

By |December 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Man pleads guilty to Ammon man’s death

Bonneville County JailDaniel J. Wood, 19 IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - A Bonneville County man has pleaded guilty to being involved with the death of an Ammon man. Daniel Wood, 19, is one of two people involved with the death of Larry Powell. Wood's charges were changed to Second-Degree murder as part of a plea agreement.  Prosecutors agreed not to charge him with felony conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. Police say [...]

By |December 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Pocatello fire chief to retire after 28 years with city

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - Pocatello’s highest ranking firefighter is retiring. At the end of this month, Pocatello Fire Chief David G. Gates is retiring from his 28-year career with the City of Pocatello. Before joining the City, Gates served in the U.S. Navy for nine and a half years. He was hired as a firefighter in 1993 and worked his way through various promotions, ultimately being named Pocatello Fire Chief [...]

By |December 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Man pleads guilty to Ammon man’s death

Bonneville County JailDaniel J. Wood, 19 IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - A Bonneville County man has pleaded guilty to being involved with the death of an Ammon man. Daniel Wood, 19, is one of two people involved with the death of Larry Powell. Wood's charges were changed to Second-Degree murder as part of a plea agreement.  Prosecutors agreed not to charge him with felony conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. Police say [...]

By |December 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Pocatello fire chief to retire after 28 years with city

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - Pocatello’s highest ranking firefighter is retiring. At the end of this month, Pocatello Fire Chief David G. Gates is retiring from his 28-year career with the City of Pocatello. Before joining the City, Gates served in the U.S. Navy for nine and a half years. He was hired as a firefighter in 1993 and worked his way through various promotions, ultimately being named Pocatello Fire Chief [...]

By |December 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Mail truck runs over Idaho Falls woman

BONNEVILLE COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) - A 25-year-old Idaho Falls woman was ran over by a mail truck Monday night. Just after 5:30 p.m., Bonneville County Sheriff's deputies and Idaho Falls Fire responded to a report of an injury crash in the cul-de-sac of Barberry Ln. involving a US Post Office mail carrier and a pedestrian.  Deputies and Idaho Falls Fire crews arrived on the scene to find the woman underneath [...]

By |December 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Amber Alert issued for 15-year-old

LEWISTON, Idaho (KIFI) - The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the Lewiston Police Department (Idaho) are seeking the public’s help in finding a critically missing 15-year-old girl.  An Amber Alert has been issued for Lillian Dixon who has been missing since Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 from Lewiston, Idaho. It is believed Dixon is with 36-year-old Jonathan Bowles. The Lewiston Police Department have been actively searching for Dixon and [...]

By |December 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Shop with a Cop set Saturday

https://youtube.com/watch?v=fFkX13k1otg&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%3Didaho-falls%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Shop with a Cop returns Saturday morning. The event begins at 7 a.m. at the Idaho Falls Eagles Lodge. Children will be paired up with law enforcement at breakfast. Then at 8 a.m., they will turn on lights and sirens and head to the Ammon Target. Children will meet with Santa and get some gifts for their families. The post Shop with a Cop set Saturday appeared [...]

By |December 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Gov. Little declares this week Computer Science Education Week

https://youtube.com/watch?v=VUvL0UB2B58&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%3Didaho%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - This week is Computer Science Education Week. Idaho Governor Brad Little made the proclamation in Caldwell where he even coded with some middle school students Monday. He said, "Introducing our students to computer science early on will expose them to real-world experiences and strengthen critical thinking skills that will serve them throughout their lives." The Idaho Stem Action Center is giving educators a certificate of achievement [...]

By |December 7th, 2021|Regional News|

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