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COVID-19 UPDATES: 228 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho officials reported 228 new COVID-19 cases and zero new deaths over the weekend. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March 2020 to 193,743. There are a total of 155,071 confirmed cases and 38,672 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. [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

Crews respond to Goodenough Road Fire

BLM BLM MCCAMMON, Idaho (KIFI) - The Bureau of Land Management reports the Goodenough Road Fire was reported at 1:30 p.m. on Monday. The fire is estimated at 10 acres and is burning in grass and sage. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); Crews from Inkom, McCammon, Arimo, Lava Hot Springs, Pocatello Valley, the BLM and Forest Service are currently on scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation. BLM [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

Gov. Gordon outlines plan to help Wyoming thrive post-pandemic

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KIFI) – Governor Mark Gordon has released the planning framework for how to leverage resources, including federal relief funds, to make sure Wyoming thrives in the years to come. Governor Gordon wants to ensure that funds are spent strategically, to maximize the benefits to the state. “We have the opportunity to use these funds to help shape the Wyoming of the future and make our state an even more [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

Idaho State summer concerts return in July

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – The summer tradition of outdoor concerts on the Idaho State University Quad will return in July, with three concerts and two play performances by Montana Shakespeare in the Parks. Concerts begin on July 8, with vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Racquel Cole. On July 15, Tom Catmull’s Last Resort will perform, and John Rush, known as the “Human iPod,” will perform July 29. All concerts start at [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

Driggs to host Gov. Little’s ‘Capital for a Day’ event

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – Governor Brad Little’s next “Capital for a Day” event will be held in Driggs on June 22. Officials joining Governor Little include: Treasurer Julie EllsworthDepartment of Labor Director Jani RevierDepartment of Fish and Game Director Ed SchrieverDepartment of Commerce Director Tom KealeyDepartment of Health and Welfare Director Dave JeppesenDepartment of Parks and Recreation Director Susan BuxtonDepartment of Agriculture Director Celia GouldOffice of Energy and Mineral Resources Administrator John ChatburnDivision [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

1 hospitalized after crash on I-15

INKOM, Idaho (KIFI) - A 55-year-old Pocatello resident was hospitalized Monday morning after a crash on Interstate 15 near milepost 57, near Inkom. According to Idaho State Police, the single vehicle crash occurred around 10:20 a.m. ISP reports 55-year-old Valerie Woolsey of Pocatello was driving northbound in a 2013 Audi Q5 when Woolsey attempted a lane change and went off the right shoulder where the vehicle overturned. googletag.cmd.push(function () { [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

Basic American Foods announces straight shifts

BLACKFOOT, Idaho (KIFI) - Basic American Foods announced starting in August 2021, team members at its Blackfoot, Shelley and Rexburg manufacturing locations will be moving to straight shifts instead of rotating shifts. “Our new shift schedule offers greater stability and more days off in a row,” said Jay Jacobs, Vice President of Human Resources at Basic American Foods. “In short, it provides our team members a healthier work-life balance.” With [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

10 local high school students receive Idaho Falls Power scholarships

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – Idaho Falls Power (IFP) has selected 10 local high school students to receive $500 college scholarships for their efforts to develop and demonstrate strong leadership skills. Each year, Idaho Falls Power sponsors local high school students to attend the annual Idaho Community-Owned Utilities Association (ICUA) Youth Rally event in Caldwell, Idaho. At this rally students representing Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Alaska have the [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

Pocatello Regional Airport debuts redesigned website

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - Pocatello Regional Airport’s online home has a new look. Recently, the airport launched a redesigned IFlyPocatello.com. The revamped site is a cleaner design, more mobile-friendly and features improved navigation to where each page on the site is no more than two clicks away.  “As travel continues to ramp up, we want to make sure it’s as easy as possible for travelers to find the information they need [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

Idaho gas prices hold steady

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho gas prices are unchanged in the past week, averaging $3.21/g Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 802 stations in Idaho. Gas prices in Idaho are 9.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 95.6 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Idaho is priced at $2.84/g Monday while the most expensive is $3.99/g, [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

2 hospitalized after crash on I-86 near American Falls

AMERICAN FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Two individuals were hospitalized Sunday after a crash on Interstate 86. Idaho State Police reports the injury crash occurred westbound on I-86 at mile marker 29.8, west of American Falls around 3:17 p.m. According to ISP, 35-year-old Brice R. Hamann of Burley was driving westbound on I86 in a 1999 Ford F250 where he drove off the road. The vehicle overturned coming to rest on [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

3 crashes on I-15 near Pocatello

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho State Police investigated three separate crashes northbound Interstate 15 at mile marker 67, in Pocatello Sunday around 5:11 p.m. The crash involved a total of six vehicles: A juvenile driving a 2001 Toyota CamryViktor Danchuk, 45, of Gresham, OR, driving a semi-truck and trailerBruin M. Fleischmann, 18, of Pocatello, driving a 2014 Ram 1500Raini N. Stock, 26, of Idaho Falls, driving a Ford EdgeStephanie J. [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

Motorcyclist passed away after head-on crash

CARIBOU COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) - Caribou County Sheriff J Adam Mabey reports a motorcyclist passed away from his injuries after crashing his motorcycle head-on into a car over the weekend. On Sunday at about 4:30 p.m., Caribou County Emergency Services responded to a reported crash on State Highway 34 near MP 36 just south of Grace Idaho.   Upon arrival, sheriff’s deputies learned a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle was going south [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

3 crashes on I-15 near Pocatello

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho State Police investigated three separate crashes northbound Interstate 15 at mile marker 67, in Pocatello Sunday around 5:11 p.m. The crash involved a total of six vehicles: A juvenile driving a 2001 Toyota CamryViktor Danchuk, 45, of Gresham, OR, driving a semi-truck and trailerBruin M. Fleischmann, 18, of Pocatello, driving a 2014 Ram 1500Raini N. Stock, 26, of Idaho Falls, driving a Ford EdgeStephanie J. [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

Motorcyclist passed away after head-on crash

CARIBOU COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) - Caribou County Sheriff J Adam Mabey reports a motorcyclist passed away from his injuries after crashing his motorcycle head-on into a car over the weekend. On Sunday at about 4:30 p.m., Caribou County Emergency Services responded to a reported crash on State Highway 34 near MP 36 just south of Grace Idaho.   Upon arrival, sheriff’s deputies learned a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle was going south [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

Dust abatement activities on Moose-Wilson Road begins Tuesday

MOOSE, Wyo. (KIFI) — The unpaved section of the Moose-Wilson Road in Grand Teton National Park will be temporarily closed for seasonal dust abatement beginning 4 a.m. Tuesday, June 15. This routine dust abatement application happens several times during the summer on the approximately one-mile of unpaved section of the seven-mile road. During the dust abatement application, motorists and bicyclists should plan to use an alternate route as this temporary [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

Fall River Electric to host energy expo

ASHTON, Idaho (KIFI) — Fall River Electric Cooperative is hosting a free in person Energy Expo in conjunction with its annual business meeting for owner-members on Saturday, June 19 in Ashton at North Fremont High School. Doors open at 9 a.m. Every owner-member (customer) of Fall River Electric will be given a free rechargeable electric lighter great for camping trips and outdoor cookouts. Fall River will host a number of [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

Power outage affects thousands in Idaho Falls

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho Falls Power crews are working to restore power Monday morning. An issue with the transformer at the Sugarmill substation caused at least 3,324 customers to be with out power. Power started to return to some customers around 7:15 a.m. If customers are still having issues with their power, they can call (208) 612-8430. The post Power outage affects thousands in Idaho Falls appeared first [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Regional News|

Search for man missing in Grand Teton National Park continues

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - UPDATE 6/14/21: Grand Teton rangers received updated information from the tip line monday morning about missing 27-year-old Cian McLaughlin. McLaughlin was last seen around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, approximately a half mile from the Lupine Meadows Trailhead, hiking to an unknown destination. McLaughlin was last seen wearing a cutoff tank top and shorts (unknown color), a bucket hat and round sunglasses. He was [...]

By |June 13th, 2021|Regional News|

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