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Governor appoints Eva Nye to fill District 29 Senate seat

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - Governor Brad Little has appointed Eva Nye to replace her late husband's vacancy on District 29's senate seat. Sen. Mark Nye passed away July 16th from an illness. He was 76. Eva Nye is no stranger to politics. She is a registered Democrat and formerly served on Pocatello's City Council for 14 years. She has also acted as a substitute legislator for District 29 Representatives, Elaine [...]

By |August 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Institute of Rural Health at ISU awarded $860,000 to provide health education and health screenings for Idahoans

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – The Institute of Rural Health hosted by Idaho State University’s Kasiska Division of Health Sciences has received $860,000 from AmeriCorps for its Idaho HealthCorps AmeriCorps program. The grant will expand the Institute's presence throughout Idaho, where it has provided services to improve the health of communities through research, education, and service since 1989. AmeriCorps is the federal agency for national service and volunteerism. The Idaho HealthCorps [...]

By |August 5th, 2022|Regional News|

Annual 3-on-3 Tournament will benefit Parrish Family

POCATELLO — This weekend, the annual Bill Parrish Family 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will take place at Highland High School in Pocatello. The tournament was created in memory of the deaths of the Bill Parrish family, as a result of Carbon Monoxide poisoning in 2014. First Alert will be in attendance and will hand out 120 carbon monoxide detectors at the event. The post Annual 3-on-3 Tournament will benefit Parrish Family [...]

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|

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|

Little joins governors in speaking out against Congress spending bill

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – Governor Brad Little joined 21 other governors in voicing opposition to the $740 billion Democrat reconciliation bill currently being considered by the U.S. Congress. "The Democrats’ solution to 40-year high inflation is passing another reckless tax and spending spree to the tune of $740 billion, affecting Americans in every tax bracket. While denying recession, Democrats want to raise taxes on businesses and manufacturers, which will force [...]

By |August 4th, 2022|Regional News|

Biden Administration announces $1.5 million to modernize Idaho Falls Regional Airport control tower

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $1.5 million from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Idaho Falls Regional Airport for the control tower it owns. The grant will fund the planning and design for relocating the air traffic control tower. This funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law goes to smaller and regional airports to help lower costs and support local businesses. [...]

By |August 4th, 2022|Regional News|

Local News 8 morning team learns to play disc golf

https://youtube.com/watch?v=EJmmojGzusY&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) - It's a growing phenomenon: disc golf. "Disc golf is a lot like ball golf, except you use frisbees and baskets," said Shane Hill of Idaho Falls. "What we want to do is try and get the frisbee from the t-box into the basket in the least number of throws." Hill has been playing disc golf since 2005 and owns an online store, "Lucky [...]

By |August 4th, 2022|Regional News|

Energy secretary tours INL with focus on clean energy, national security capabilities

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer Granholm made her first visit to Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Wednesday. Granholm, a former governor of Michigan, was appointed by President Joe Biden to lead the Energy department and confirmed by the United States Senate. She is the nation’s 16th energy secretary. Granholm met with INL staff, including Director John Wagner, who briefed the secretary on an initiative that [...]

By |August 4th, 2022|Regional News|

Little joins governors in speaking out against Congress spending bill

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – Governor Brad Little joined 21 other governors in voicing opposition to the $740 billion Democrat reconciliation bill currently being considered by the U.S. Congress. "The Democrats’ solution to 40-year high inflation is passing another reckless tax and spending spree to the tune of $740 billion, affecting Americans in every tax bracket. While denying recession, Democrats want to raise taxes on businesses and manufacturers, which will force [...]

By |August 4th, 2022|Regional News|

Biden Administration announces $1.5 million to modernize Idaho Falls Regional Airport control tower

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $1.5 million from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Idaho Falls Regional Airport for the control tower it owns. The grant will fund the planning and design for relocating the air traffic control tower. This funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law goes to smaller and regional airports to help lower costs and support local businesses. [...]

By |August 4th, 2022|Regional News|

Local News 8 morning team learns to play disc golf

https://youtube.com/watch?v=EJmmojGzusY&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) - It's a growing phenomenon: disc golf. "Disc golf is a lot like ball golf, except you use frisbees and baskets," said Shane Hill of Idaho Falls. "What we want to do is try and get the frisbee from the t-box into the basket in the least number of throws." Hill has been playing disc golf since 2005 and owns an online store, "Lucky [...]

By |August 4th, 2022|Regional News|

Energy secretary tours INL with focus on clean energy, national security capabilities

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer Granholm made her first visit to Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Wednesday. Granholm, a former governor of Michigan, was appointed by President Joe Biden to lead the Energy department and confirmed by the United States Senate. She is the nation’s 16th energy secretary. Granholm met with INL staff, including Director John Wagner, who briefed the secretary on an initiative that [...]

By |August 4th, 2022|Regional News|

Woodtick Fire grows to 4,595 acres

SALMON, Idaho (KIFI) - The lightning caused Woodtick Fire burning six miles west northwest of the Meyers Cove in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on the Middle Fork Ranger District has burned 4,595 acres. Fire behavior picked up most of the day Wednesday as temperatures started to climb and humidity was reported as low 13%. Firefighters are still only reporting smoldering, creeping and an occasional single tree [...]

By |August 4th, 2022|Regional News|

Moose Fire community meeting set Thursday

SALMON, Idaho (KIFI) - The human caused Moose Fire burning near North Fork has burned 64,078 acres and is 20% contained. There will be an in-person community meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. held outdoors at the Sacajawea Center Amphitheater, 2700 Main Street in Salmon. The meeting will also be streamed on Facebook if connectivity permits. The Moose Fire is burning in very steep, hazardous terrain that has been historically dangerous [...]

By |August 4th, 2022|Regional News|

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