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Ammon Days 2022

AMMON, Idaho (KIFI) - A little rain couldn't stop the fun at Ammon Days today. The city hosted its annual celebration in McCowin park on Saturday. There was a car show, games, vendors, and lots of food to feed into all the entertainment.  Ammon's mayor Sean Coletti says it's one of the most important events in Ammon each year. "It's a time for us to all get together and enjoys our community and [...]

By |August 6th, 2022|Regional News|

Fires banned at some Idaho Power campgrounds due to high fire risk

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Plenty of summer camping days remain, but campfires are now banned at some locations due to high fire danger. Currently, no fires or charcoal grills are permitted at Idaho Power’s Woodhead Park in Hells Canyon or Cottonwood Campground near C.J. Strike. Propane stoves can still be used for cooking. Fires at other locations must be limited to installed fire rings or fire pits, and all [...]

By |August 6th, 2022|Regional News|

Jackson Hole Marathon set Sept. 24

JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI) - The Jackson Hole Marathon, Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022. More than 500 runners will take to one of the most beautiful racecourses in the country, from Town Square to Teton Village, for this Boston-qualifier. Race registration for all three races is now open. Register here. Jackson locals can use code “runjh” for a local discount. The full marathon will start at Jackson Town Square, where [...]

By |August 6th, 2022|Regional News|

Chip sealing in Idaho Falls begins Sunday

https://youtube.com/watch?v=X7wMJUjpEsw&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) - HK Contractors will be chip sealing, brooming and fog coating city streets over the next month. The work begins on Sunday, Aug. 7 and includes the following streets: Claire View Ln: N Saturn Avenue - Beverly RoadGrace Avenue: Ray Street - Cassiopeia StreetLola Street: Dodson Drive - Grace AvenueRay Street: Cul-de-sac - N Skyline DriveSummit Circle: Cul-de-sac - N. Skyline DriveWestland Avenue: Crestmont [...]

By |August 6th, 2022|Regional News|

COVID-19 UPDATES: 956 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho officials reported 956 new COVID-19 cases and 6 new deaths Friday. State-level case and hospital data are now being updated on the state dashboard on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, excluding holidays. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March 2020 to 481,562. There are a total of 373,285 confirmed cases and 108,277 probable cases in all 44 of the 44 counties [...]

By |August 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Annual fundraiser at Ross Park set for Friday to benefit Aid for Friends

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - The 10th annual Aid For Friends Splish and Splash fundraiser is happening on Friday from 5:30 p.m. till 9:30 p.m. at the Ross Park Aquatic Complex. The event includes a barbecue dinner and all the pool open the whole time. Money raised from the event will go toward the Aid for Friends homeless shelter in Pocatello. The goal is to raise $10,000. Tickets are $15 for [...]

By |August 5th, 2022|Regional News|

31st Annual Idaho Bighorn Sheep lottery tag drawn

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - The Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation held the 31st Annual Bighorn sheep lottery tag drawing on July 29, and Paul Donaldson out of Montana is the lucky recipient of a bighorn lottery tag valid in any open controlled bighorn hunt unit in Idaho. Two alternates were also drawn in case Donaldson is unable to take the hunt. The main drawing was held in Boise with simultaneous livestream [...]

By |August 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Seats available in trapper education course Aug. 13 in Salmon

SALMON, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho Fish and Game will host a trapper education course in Salmon on August 13.  The course will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fish and Game Regional Office, 99 Highway 93 North. Advanced registration is required, and class size will be limited. To register, go online to Fish and Game’s website or visit the Fish and Game office in Salmon. Participants must be at least [...]

By |August 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Biologists set to begin grizzly bear captures for research purposes in Yellowstone

BOZEMAN, Mont. (KIFI) - As part of ongoing efforts required under the Endangered Species Act to monitor the population of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the U.S. Geological Survey, in conjunction with the National Park Service, is working to inform the public that pre-baiting and scientific capture operations are once again about to begin within Yellowstone National Park. Biologists with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team (IGBST) will [...]

By |August 5th, 2022|Regional News|

3 things to do this weekend – August 5,2022

https://youtube.com/watch?v=PLKhLDLYQUc&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%3Dnews%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Here are three things you can do in your local neighborhood this weekend. 1. The Oldies Rod & Custom Car Show takes place tomorrow in Pocatello behind the Whitman and Station Square. The event will go from 9 am to 3 pm. It will feature cars and vehicles on display, as well as a free pancake breakfast, a bouncy house for kids, and more. 2.  The [...]

By |August 5th, 2022|Regional News|

3 things to know this morning – August 5, 2022

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Here's what you should know to start your Friday. 1.  One case of Monkeypox has been recorded in Eastern Idaho. One of the main ways that Monkeypox is spread is through direct skin to skin contact. Doctors recommend to diligently wash your hands and any shared items to prevent it from spreading. 2.  Contractors will be working to chip seal, broom, and fog coat more than 40 roads over the next [...]

By |August 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Anti-wolf killing legislation petition

https://youtube.com/watch?v=y_M4FLPkSdU&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 IDAHO FALL, Idaho (KIFI) - The debate over anti-wolf legislation may cost us millions in federal conservation funds. Conservation groups are petitioning to disqualify Idaho from US Fish and Wildlife service funding. Idaho’s law allows the state to hire private contractors to kill wolves. Hunters and trappers may kill  an unlimited number of wolves on a single tag, and trapping is permitted year-round on private land. Critics say the laws run contrary to conservation goals. That's [...]

By |August 4th, 2022|Regional News|

Monkeypox: what you need to know

EASTERN IDAHO (KIFI) - The first reported case of monkeypox has been recorded in Eastern Idaho. While the disease isn't unheard of, there is still some mysteriousness surrounding the disease. Associate Professor of Public Health Dr. Ryan Lindsay shares what are the main things the public needs to know regarding the new disease. The main concern currently is monkeypox is starting to spread in new ways. "Monkeypox is is new [...]

By |August 4th, 2022|Regional News|

Anti-wolf killing legislation petition

https://youtube.com/watch?v=y_M4FLPkSdU&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 IDAHO FALL, Idaho (KIFI) - The debate over anti-wolf legislation may cost us millions in federal conservation funds. Conservation groups are petitioning to disqualify Idaho from US Fish and Wildlife service funding. Idaho’s law allows the state to hire private contractors to kill wolves. Hunters and trappers may kill  an unlimited number of wolves on a single tag, and trapping is permitted year-round on private land. Critics say the laws run contrary to conservation goals. That's [...]

By |August 4th, 2022|Regional News|

Monkeypox: what you need to know

EASTERN IDAHO (KIFI) - The first reported case of monkeypox has been recorded in Eastern Idaho. While the disease isn't unheard of, there is still some mysteriousness surrounding the disease. Associate Professor of Public Health Dr. Ryan Lindsay shares what are the main things the public needs to know regarding the new disease. The main concern currently is monkeypox is starting to spread in new ways. "Monkeypox is is new [...]

By |August 4th, 2022|Regional News|

Public Utilities Commission approves GeoBitmine’s appeal for reconsideration

ABERDEEN, Idaho (KIFI) - Plans to transform the old Simplot plant in Aberdeen into a year-round greenhouse may be moving forward. Geobitmine originally planned to recycle heat from computer servers to warm greenhouses and bring more than 80 jobs to the city. But the plans were halted by new pricing policies for crypto companies from Idaho power. Now the crypto company's petition to the Idaho utility commission has been approved. Idaho Power and GeoBitmine are still negotiating, but the crypto company [...]

By |August 4th, 2022|Regional News|

Deceased 19-year-old motorcyclist identified

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - The Bannock County Coroner’s Office, in cooperation with the Pocatello Police Department, has confirmed the identity of the deceased following Thursday morning's motorcycle crash. Officials say 19-year-old Colton T. Baker of Burley was killed in the crash on the South Valley Connector near South Fifth Avenue in Pocatello.  Next of kin has been notified. The incident remains under investigation by Pocatello Police with assistance from Idaho State Police and [...]

By |August 4th, 2022|Regional News|

Woman accused in death of deputy pleads guilty

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - We now have a plea from the woman once accused of causing the death of a Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputy. Jenna Holm appeared in court Thursday. She plead guilty to charges of exhibition of a weapon and resisting arrest. The charges stem from in incident in May 2020 where neighbors reported Holm in the middle of a road wielding a machete. Deputy Wyatt Maser was placing her under [...]

By |August 4th, 2022|Regional News|

Malad City Airport runway improvement

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho Governor Brad Little’s “Leading Idaho” funding initiative paved the way recently for needed runway improvements at the Malad City Airport. Leading Idaho funding supplied 100% of project costs, to the tune of $1.6 million. The project began in September 2021 and finished in late July. It was managed by local airport officials and Idaho’s Division of Aeronautics. The airfield at Malad City is one of 48 community airports statewide that [...]

By |August 4th, 2022|Regional News|

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