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Anonymous donor gives $10 million for ISU student scholarships

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – The Idaho State University Physician Assistant Studies (PA) program recently received an anonymous $10 million donation supporting scholarships for its students. This scholarship is one of the largest scholarship gifts ever received by Idaho State. The scholarship was created in memory of Ginny Thomas, the former administrator of the Rural American Scholarship Foundation that supported higher education opportunities for the less fortunate in Washington, Oregon and [...]

By |December 3rd, 2022|Regional News|

Temporary lane closure on Sunnyside Road Sunday

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - One westbound lane of Sunnyside Road will be closed to motorists this Sunday, Dec. 4. Motorists should expect traffic delays and are encouraged to slow down and use caution around utility workers. Utility work on the northernmost lane of Sunnyside Road will span the length of the roadway, from S Yellowstone Hwy into the foothills, and will begin at 7 a.m. on Sunday. Barring unforeseen [...]

By |December 3rd, 2022|Regional News|

Shooting in Pocatello, Two in hospital

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - A Shooting in Pocatello sends one to the hospital with a gun shot wound Friday night. Pocatello police say it happened on Belmont Street. A witness said it happened at 5:50 p.m. Another person was taken to the hospital with a stab wound. It's unknown if any suspects are still at large. The Pocatello Police Department is asking if you saw anything or have any information [...]

By |December 2nd, 2022|Regional News|

2022 General Post Election Audit Preliminary Results

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – On Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2002, Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced the completion of the 2022 General Post-Election Audit. Senate Bill 1274, signed into law by the Governor this past session, created a post-election audit after each primary and general election. The counties were chosen by random ball draw weighted proportionally to their population, after which precincts from within those counties were selected. The eight counties were randomly [...]

By |December 2nd, 2022|Regional News|

Snowplow zoning challenges

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - As winter weather hits Idaho Falls, some roads may be clear and safe to drive before others. Zone A Idaho Falls Roads in Zone A were built when households typically only had one vehicle and both the driveways and roadways were more narrow. But today, most of those households use street parking, and clearing every road becomes a big hassle. "We've heard a lot of people [...]

By |December 2nd, 2022|Regional News|

Simpson, Risch lead effort to prohibit ESA Sage-Grouse listing

Washington, D.C. (KIFI) – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson and Senator Jim Risch this week led their colleagues in a bicameral letter to Senate and House leadership urging the continued Endangered Species Act (ESA) greater sage-grouse listing prohibition be maintained in a potential end-of-year spending package. “I have not fought this long and hard to prohibit a sage-grouse listing only for those efforts to be thwarted in a potential end-of-year spending [...]

By |December 2nd, 2022|Regional News|

REO Speedwagon announces show at Mountain America Center

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – REO Speedwagon is coming to the Hero Arena inside Mountain America Center on Saturday, August 5. Tickets start at $39.50 plus applicable fees and go on-sale Friday, Dec. 9 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets are available at the Mountain America Center Box office and ticketmaster.com. Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon’s unrelenting drive, as well [...]

By |December 2nd, 2022|Regional News|

Idaho average gas price drops below $4 first time since March

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – Idaho drivers have more to smile about this holiday season.  According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of regular gas in the Gem State is $3.999 Friday, the first time it’s been under the $4 mark since March of this year. “The state average has dropped by eight cents in just the past few days, with prices in the Treasure Valley falling by a [...]

By |December 2nd, 2022|Regional News|

‘Mind control’ by parasites influences wolf-pack dynamics in Yellowstone National Park

By Kate Golembiewski, CNN Wolves are pack animals, living in family groups led by a matriarch and her mate. Some wolves stay with their pack their whole lives, helping hunt and raise pups like aunts and uncles as they mature, but others split off to find a mate of their own and start their own packs. There are lots of factors that go into these types of behavior, such as [...]

By |December 2nd, 2022|Regional News|

DEQ awards nearly $60 million to 11 drinking water and wastewater systems across Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced the award of $59,187,419 in construction grants to 11 drinking water and wastewater systems as part of Governor Brad Little’s Leading Idaho initiative. “Water is our most valuable resource, and we absolutely must keep up the infrastructure to ensure water is clean and plentiful for this generation and future ones. That is why we made historic investments in [...]

By |December 2nd, 2022|Regional News|

Meals on Wheels Giving Tree to help local seniors in need

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - United Way of Idaho Falls and Bonneville County will be hosting a Meals on Wheels Senior Giving Tree in its lobby, located on the 2nd Floor of the US Bank building, (330 Shoup Ave. Ste 202, Idaho Falls ID 83402). Wish lists were gathered from seniors on the local Meals on Wheels route. With close to 50 tags on the tree, you are encouraged to [...]

By |December 2nd, 2022|Regional News|

Governor Gordon announces 2023 Annual Prayer Breakfast

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KIFI) – Governor Mark Gordon invites the public to attend the 2023 Governor’s Prayer Breakfast featuring keynote speaker Anne Beiler, founder of Auntie Anne’s. A longstanding tradition spanning more than 70 years, the Governor's Prayer Breakfast will take place at 6:30 am on February 15, 2023 at Little America Hotel and Resort. Beiler’s journey towards success began many years before she rolled the first pretzel, when she and her [...]

By |December 2nd, 2022|Regional News|

3 things to know this morning – December 2, 2022

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Here's what you should know to start your Friday. 1. Multiple highways are closed this morning due to weather conditions. You can find the list here. Idaho Transportation Department asks all motorists to check Idaho 511 before leaving your house since these closures can change at any time. 2. All this snowfall does have one big advantage with it. Pebble Creek will be opening its Aspen Trail this weekend, [...]

By |December 2nd, 2022|Regional News|

DEQ awards nearly $60 million to 11 drinking water and wastewater systems across Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced the award of $59,187,419 in construction grants to 11 drinking water and wastewater systems as part of Governor Brad Little’s Leading Idaho initiative. “Water is our most valuable resource, and we absolutely must keep up the infrastructure to ensure water is clean and plentiful for this generation and future ones. That is why we made historic investments in [...]

By |December 2nd, 2022|Regional News|

Meals on Wheels Giving Tree to help local seniors in need

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - United Way of Idaho Falls and Bonneville County will be hosting a Meals on Wheels Senior Giving Tree in its lobby, located on the 2nd Floor of the US Bank building, (330 Shoup Ave. Ste 202, Idaho Falls ID 83402). Wish lists were gathered from seniors on the local Meals on Wheels route. With close to 50 tags on the tree, you are encouraged to [...]

By |December 2nd, 2022|Regional News|

Governor Gordon announces 2023 Annual Prayer Breakfast

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KIFI) – Governor Mark Gordon invites the public to attend the 2023 Governor’s Prayer Breakfast featuring keynote speaker Anne Beiler, founder of Auntie Anne’s. A longstanding tradition spanning more than 70 years, the Governor's Prayer Breakfast will take place at 6:30 am on February 15, 2023 at Little America Hotel and Resort. Beiler’s journey towards success began many years before she rolled the first pretzel, when she and her [...]

By |December 2nd, 2022|Regional News|

3 things to know this morning – December 2, 2022

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Here's what you should know to start your Friday. 1. Multiple highways are closed this morning due to weather conditions. You can find the list here. Idaho Transportation Department asks all motorists to check Idaho 511 before leaving your house since these closures can change at any time. 2. All this snowfall does have one big advantage with it. Pebble Creek will be opening its Aspen Trail this weekend, [...]

By |December 2nd, 2022|Regional News|

Local Road Closures

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) -Multiple highways are closed due to reduced visibility and drifting snow. This includes the following: Teton Pass closed earlier this morning for avalanche control. US-20 is closed from Ashton to the Montana border in both directions. State Highway 87 is closed between the US-20 and Montana Border. Highway 32 is closed between Aston and Tetonia. East Highway 33 is out of order between Newdale and Tetonia. [...]

By |December 2nd, 2022|Regional News|

School Closures for Dec 2

eflon / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - The following school districts have canceled or delayed classes today due to weather conditions. Fremont School district 251 Teton School District 401 The post School Closures for Dec 2 appeared first on Local News 8.

By |December 2nd, 2022|Regional News|

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