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Advocacy Center recommended for accreditation

RIGBY, Idaho (KIFI)-The Upper Valley Child Advocacy Center in Rigby announced Friday that the center completed the accreditation process of the National Children’s Alliance (NCA).  NCA is dedicated to helping local community respond to reports of child abuse allegations.“This has been a long journey with a great deal of support from NCA and from our colleagues to ensure that our CAC and our multidisciplinary team (MDT) meet and exceed evidence-based [...]

By |January 22nd, 2021|Regional News|

Local nonprofit donates AED to area schools

Todd KunzAn AED donated to Temple View Elementary School in Idaho Falls by People Against Impaired Driving or P.A.I.D. Todd KunzAn AED donated to Temple View Elementary School in Idaho Falls by People Against Impaired Driving or P.A.I.D. (Kory Carling, Mountain America Credit Union, Pat Tucker, founder of P.A.I.D.) Todd KunzAn AED donated to Temple View Elementary School in Idaho Falls by People Against Impaired Driving or P.A.I.D. (Temple View [...]

By |January 22nd, 2021|Regional News|

Mega Millions marks mega-milestone

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI)-The Mega Millions jackpot has passed the $1 Billion mark for tonight’s drawing. The Idaho Lottery advises some retail locations may experience higher than normal volume, so there may be lines to purchase tickets.Players have until 7:55 p.m. Friday to purchase an eligible ticket to participate in the Mega Millions draw. The post Mega Millions marks mega-milestone appeared first on Local News 8.

By |January 22nd, 2021|Regional News|

Minimum-security inmate Wyoming’s 1st to die of COVID-19

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A man who died in December was Wyoming's first inmate killed by COVID-19. The inmate at the minimum-security Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton died Dec. 22. The cause took time to confirm by autopsy, the Wyoming Department of Corrections announced Friday. Wyoming for months was among just a handful of states with no inmate deaths from the coronavirus, the Casper Star-Tribune reported. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); Vermont [...]

By |January 22nd, 2021|Regional News|

Viral celebrity claims his day in Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI)-Tik Tok phenomenon Nathan Apodaca and his partner, Stella, met with Mayor Rebecca Casper and City Council President Michelle Ziel-Dingman in Idaho Falls Friday.  He was there to accept his Mayor’s Choice Award, announced during Casper’s State of the City address last week.Friday was proclaimed as “Nathan Apodaca Day” in the city of Idaho Falls.  googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); He is known for a [...]

By |January 22nd, 2021|Regional News|

Lawmakers asked to approve $3 million for old mine cleanup

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - State environmental officials on Friday asked lawmakers to approve just over $3 million to deal with toxic discharge and a collapsing tunnel at an abandoned silver and lead mine in central Idaho. The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality made the request to the Legislature's powerful budget-setting committee. Lawmakers will make budget decisions in the coming months. About $1 million of the agency's request Friday is to study a roughly $3 [...]

By |January 22nd, 2021|Regional News|

Hank Aaron, baseball legend and former home run king, dies at 86

Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron, the Baseball Hall of Famer who broke Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record and lived a life as an ambassador to the game, has died. He was 86. “It is with great sadness we share the passing of our home run king, Hank Aaron, who passed away peacefully in his sleep,” his former team, the Atlanta Braves, said in a statement. The cause of death was [...]

By |January 22nd, 2021|Regional News|

Pocatello welcomes new financial officer

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI)-The city of Pocatello has installed Jim Krueger as the city’s new Chief Financial Officer. Kreuger has 34 years of experience in similar jobs as former Director of Administrative Services in Coronado, California, City Administrator, Clerk, and Finance Director in Garden City, Idaho, and similar positions in Lodi, California, Bend and Sutherlin, Oregon.  He has also taught Business Management and Accounting courses for Southern Oregon and Ventura Community College.“Everything [...]

By |January 22nd, 2021|Regional News|

Lummis explains Senate vote

Wyoming Senator Cynthia Lummis WASHINGTON D.C. (KIFI)-Wyoming Republican Senator Cynthia Lummis has voted to support the nomination of General Loyd Austin as Secretary of Defense to President Biden.Lummis explained, “While I opposed a waiver to allow another retired military general to fill a civilian oversight role so soon after leaving service, I ultimately voted to support retired General Lloyd Austin to serve as President Biden’s Secretary of Defense because of [...]

By |January 22nd, 2021|Regional News|

Winter Weather Advisories Continue

THE FOREST SERVICE UTAH AVALANCHE CENTER IN SALT LAKE CITY HASISSUED A BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WATCH. UNTIL 6 AM MST SATURDAY. * AFFECTED AREA...THE WASATCH MOUNTAINS IN SOUTHEAST IDAHOINCLUDING THE BEAR RIVER RANGE. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); * AVALANCHE DANGER...HIGH AVALANCHE DANGER IS EXPECTED FOR THE WATCH AREA ON SATURDAY. * REASON/IMPACTS...POTENTIAL HEAVY SNOW TONIGHT AND SATURDAY WILLOVERLOAD A VERY WEAK SNOWPACK AND CREATE VERY DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS. BOTH HUMAN [...]

By |January 22nd, 2021|Regional News|

Avalanche warning for Bear River Range

Utah Avalanche Center POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI)-The Utah Avalanche Center in Salt Lake City has issued a backcountry avalanche watch for the Wasatch Mountains of southeast Idaho, including the Bear River Range.    A similar warning covers the mountains of Utah including the Wasatch Range, Bear River Range, and Uinta Mountains.Avalanche danger is high and expected to remain high on Saturday.  Potential heavy snow tonight and Saturday will overload a very weak [...]

By |January 22nd, 2021|Regional News|

Pocatello woman helps save wounded man’s life

KIFINikki Taysom POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – One local shooting could have ended in a fatality if not for the heroics of his fellow neighbor. Early Wednesday morning, shots were fired in an apartment complex on the 300 block of West Clark street in downtown Pocatello. Neighbor Nikki Taysom witnessed the whole incident firsthand. “I was just coming around the corner," Taysom said. "I'd watched him try and reach over the railing [...]

By |January 21st, 2021|Regional News|

Avalanche warning for Bear River Range

Utah Avalanche Center POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI)-The Utah Avalanche Center in Salt Lake City has issued a backcountry avalanche watch for the Wasatch Mountains of southeast Idaho, including the Bear River Range.    A similar warning covers the mountains of Utah including the Wasatch Range, Bear River Range, and Uinta Mountains.Avalanche danger is high and expected to remain high on Saturday.  Potential heavy snow tonight and Saturday will overload a very weak [...]

By |January 22nd, 2021|Regional News|

Pocatello woman helps save wounded man’s life

KIFINikki Taysom POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – One local shooting could have ended in a fatality if not for the heroics of his fellow neighbor. Early Wednesday morning, shots were fired in an apartment complex on the 300 block of West Clark street in downtown Pocatello. Neighbor Nikki Taysom witnessed the whole incident firsthand. “I was just coming around the corner," Taysom said. "I'd watched him try and reach over the railing [...]

By |January 21st, 2021|Regional News|

More than $38 million awarded for broadband expansion in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI)— The Idaho Department of Commerce granted $38,361,250 to complete 83 broadband expansion projects in Idaho through the Idaho Broadband Grant. The grant funded projects across Idaho improved broadband infrastructure and service for Idaho households, businesses, libraries, healthcare clinics, hospital facilities, public safety organizations and local governments. Expanding broadband service and speeds in rural Idaho was prioritized. “Our historic broadband investments mean students and families across Idaho will have the tools they need to [...]

By |January 21st, 2021|Regional News|

612 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 19 new deaths

MGN IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho officials reported 612 new COVID-19 cases and 19 new deaths on Thursday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March to 158,200. There are a total of 129,063 confirmed cases and 29,137 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 |January 21st, 2021|Regional News|

2 arrested after high-speed chase

CARIBOU COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) - The Caribou County Sheriff’s Office reports two Colorado individuals were arrested Wednesday night after a high-speed chase that started in Soda Springs. At about 8 p.m., officers attempted to stop a traffic violator who failed to yield and attempted to outrun the pursuing law enforcement vehicles. The sheriff's office reports the pursuit reached speeds of approx. 130 mph along US30 toward Bannock County, with the [...]

By |January 21st, 2021|Regional News|

Wyoming downgrades public gathering recommendations

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KIFI)-As Teton County caseloads soar, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon has announced plans to downgrade health orders statewide. Citing “improvement in Wyoming’s COVID-19 situation since the beginning of December,” the latest change ordered by the governor will increase attendance limits for indoor and outdoor gatherings.  Teton County, however, is recommending no public gatherings with anyone other than direct family.   Beginning January 26, Wyoming indoor gatherings that incorporate social distancing and [...]

By |January 21st, 2021|Regional News|
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