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Firefighters quickly extinguish sulfur fire in St. Anthony

A sulfur fire was quickly put out the Simplot facility in St. Anthony. ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (KIFI) - A sulfur fire was quickly doused at the Simplot facility in St. Anthony Monday morning. The fire was reported at 8:14 a.m. and was out by 10:30 a.m. Firefighters used a dry foam to extinguish the flames. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); They reported no damage as done and was contained in [...]

By |April 19th, 2021|Regional News|

Senate fails to override governor’s veto on emergency powers

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Republican-dominated Senate on Monday failed to override GOP Gov. Brad Little's veto of a measure seeking to curb a governor's power to respond to emergencies like the coronavirus pandemic. The Senate voted 23-12, failing by one vote to get the two-thirds threshold needed. It came after Little vetoed the legislation on Friday with support from four former governors and said he planned to veto a similar House bill. That [...]

By |April 19th, 2021|Regional News|

Power affected by pole fire near Hibbard

ASHTON, Idaho (KIFI)-Fall River Electric Cooperative crews are working to replace a power pole in the Hibbard area.   Fall River officials said the pole was destroyed by fire due to careless ditch burning last weekend.Power will be off for about two hours starting at around 1 p.m. Monday. The post Power affected by pole fire near Hibbard appeared first on Local News 8.

By |April 19th, 2021|Regional News|

Idaho Gov. signs bill allowing growing, transport of hemp

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law a bill legalizing the production and transportation of hemp with up to 0.3% of THC, the cannabis compound that gives marijuana its high. The Republican governor signed the bill Friday, making Idaho the last state to do so. However, the new law does not allow selling to Idaho consumers hemp products containing any amount of THC. Hemp products with [...]

By |April 19th, 2021|Regional News|

Officers cleared in police involved shooting death

REXBURG, Idaho (KIFI) - The Madison County Prosecutor’s Office has determined Rexburg Police acted appropriately in a shooting incident that resulted in the death of Troy Allen at Brenchley Apartments on February 15, 2021.The incident began at 8:08 p.m. with a call from a woman that an unwanted subject had forcibly entered her apartment at 430 South 3rd West. Officers Daniel Allen and Jon Bone arrived and made contact with [...]

By |April 19th, 2021|Regional News|

Your Health Idaho signup deadline approaching

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI)-After extending the original filing deadline to the end of April, Your Health Idaho is advising residents they have until Friday, April 30 to enroll in 2021 health insurance without a qualifying life event.“This is the last chance for Idahoans to take advantage of the increased tax credits and enroll in 2021 coverage,” said Pat Kelly, Your Health Idaho Executive Director. “These savings can be significant for Idaho [...]

By |April 19th, 2021|Regional News|

Court shears sheep station grazing allotment

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI)-A federal court ruled Friday against a U.S. Department of Agriculture decision to reauthorize and expand domestic sheep grazing in and around the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station in the Centennial Mountains. Western Wildlands, WildEarth Guardians, and the Center for Biological Diversity sued in 2019, charging that the government’s analysis failed to account for the impacts on grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, and other vulnerable wildlife. “The Centennial Mountains are [...]

By |April 19th, 2021|Regional News|

Gov. Little signs ballot initiative bill

https://youtube.com/watch?v=VJD4vFXP44s&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-politics%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - The public outcry against Governor Brad Little's decision to sign senate bill 11-10 is continuing to grow. The controversial bill was signed into law on Saturday. It will make it very difficult for regular people to get their ideas on the ballot. The nonpartisan group, Reclaim Idaho, is speaking out against the bill that they say will keep the voice of the public from [...]

By |April 19th, 2021|Regional News|

Jackson home destroyed in early morning fire

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI)- A family in Jackson is without a home or belongings, after a fire Sunday morning. Battalion Chief Jim Tucker said the fire destroyed the mobile home in Evans Trailer Park, along with everything inside. The call came in about 7:50 A.M. Sunday morning. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); Tucker said the fire started in the back bedroom and spread quickly despite efforts from the mother and [...]

By |April 18th, 2021|Regional News|

Make-A-Wish gifts American Falls child new playset

KIFIGutierrez family sits with Home Depot volunteers in front of new playset AMERICAN FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – On Saturday, Make-A-Wish Idaho partnered with The Home Depot Foundation to fulfill the wish five-year-old Eileen Gutierrez by building a playset in her backyard. Eileen was diagnosed with leukemia in June of 2019 and has battling the disease for almost two years. Eileen wished for an outdoor playset, so she could swing and slide [...]

By |April 17th, 2021|Regional News|

Idaho governor signs bill making ballot measures tougher

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed legislation making it more difficult to get initiatives or referendums on ballots in what is widely seen as an attempt to stop a medical marijuana initiative. The Republican governor announced the decision Saturday to sign into law the measure backers say is needed because the current process favors urban voters. Opponents say the measure would make it nearly impossible to [...]

By |April 17th, 2021|Regional News|

Grizzly bear shot, killed during bear attack investigation

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI)- A grizzly bear was shot and killed Friday, while officials from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks were investigating the scene of a Thursday attack near West Yellowstone. A post on Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks region three Facebook page says a group of seven investigators, including FWP game wardens and bear specialists, as well as Forest Service personnel, revisited the site Friday to assess ongoing public [...]

By |April 17th, 2021|Regional News|

212 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho officials reported 212 new COVID-19 cases and 2 new deaths Friday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March to 184,769. There are a total of 148,276 confirmed cases and 36,493 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. googletag.cmd.push(function () { [...]

By |April 16th, 2021|Regional News|

Grizzly bear shot, killed during bear attack investigation

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI)- A grizzly bear was shot and killed Friday, while officials from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks were investigating the scene of a Thursday attack near West Yellowstone. A post on Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks region three Facebook page says a group of seven investigators, including FWP game wardens and bear specialists, as well as Forest Service personnel, revisited the site Friday to assess ongoing public [...]

By |April 17th, 2021|Regional News|

212 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho officials reported 212 new COVID-19 cases and 2 new deaths Friday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March to 184,769. There are a total of 148,276 confirmed cases and 36,493 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. googletag.cmd.push(function () { [...]

By |April 16th, 2021|Regional News|

Wedding and event venues coming back to life after COVID-19 pandemic

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - With the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines and restrictions lifting, things are slowly getting back to normal. That's especially true for area wedding and event venues. The Avenues wedding and event center in Rexburg was just one of the countless other wedding venues in eastern Idaho to be hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. "We had gotten into our new building, excited about the momentum [...]

By |April 16th, 2021|Regional News|

Teton County, Wyo. adds more COVID-19 vaccine appointments, walk-ins welcome

JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI) – Additional COVID-19 vaccine appointments were released Friday morning on the Teton County Health Department’s vaccine webpage for Thursday, April 22, 2021. Anyone 16+ who lives or works in Teton County, Wyo. can click HERE to book an appointment. Vaccine appointments will continue to be released weekly for the following week. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); Individuals who are 16 and 17 years old and want to [...]

By |April 16th, 2021|Regional News|

More details on Rep. von Ehlinger ethics complaint surface

Boise - Freshman legislator Aaron von Ehligher, R-Lewiston, is under investigation by the Idaho House Ethics Committee for non-consensual sexual contact with an adult legislative volunteer. The Lewiston Tribune reported Friday that von Ehlinger denies the allegations, saying: This episode is an embarrassment to me, but I assure my constituents in Nez Perce and Lewis counties that I have not broken any laws or legislative rules, nor have I violated [...]

By |April 16th, 2021|Featured, Regional News|

COVID-19 UPDATES: 31 new COVID-19 cases in the area, 2 new deaths

SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI) - UPDATE 4:45 p.m. Local health officials reported 31 new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths in the area Friday. See the health district breakdown below. UPDATE 4:40 p.m. Eastern Idaho Public Health reported 23 new COVID-19 cases Friday. There are 11 new cases in Bonneville, 1 in Fremont, 2 in Jefferson, 2 in Lemhi and 7 in Madison. There are a total of 269 active cases. [...]

By |April 16th, 2021|Regional News|

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