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Studying Idaho’s white sturgeon fishery in the upper Snake River

Ben Anderson : Idaho Fish and Game Nate Tillotson, Fish Tech with the Magic Valley Region with a white sturgeon in the Snake River 2021 Joe Thiessen : Idaho Fish and Game Recreational sturgeon fisherman on the Snake River 2021 Terry Thompson:Idaho Fish and Game As part of the suite of data collection blood is drawn from a Snake River white sturgeon below Minidoka Dam in Aug 2021 Terry Thompson:Idaho [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

US to give nuclear waste plant in Idaho another try

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials say problems plaguing a nuclear waste treatment plant in eastern Idaho appear to be solved, and converting high-level radioactive liquid waste into safer, more easily managed solid material could start early next year. Joel Case of the U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday that a test startup without waste will begin next week at the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit at the Energy Department's 890-square-mile [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

Report: Far-right anti-government group grows significantly

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A new report from the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights says a far-right group launched by anti-government activist Ammon Bundy is rapidly expanding nationwide and making inroads into Canada. The report found the organization has grown by roughly 53% in the past year in large part because of continued anti-public health sentiment, despite the legal woes of some group leaders. IREHR research director [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

Fugitive Deon Waynewood located, arrested in Arizona

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – Deon Waynewood, who was previously arrested by Idaho Falls Police Investigators for multiple child sex crimes and fled the state before trial, has been apprehended. Waynewood was previously arrested in 2019 for two counts of Felony Lewd Conduct with a Child Under 16 and two counts of Sexual Battery on a Child 16 to 17 years of age, with each of those four charges carrying [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

CDC vaccine advisers vote to recommend booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines

By Maggie Fox, CNN Vaccine advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted on Thursday to recommend booster doses of both Moderna’s and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. The CDC’s Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices accepted the US Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorizations for each vaccine — after considerable discussion about whether such broad authorization was needed for Moderna’s. Members broadly agreed that people who [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

Ammon Pumpkin Walk set Saturday

AMMON, Idaho (KIFI) - The City of Ammon will kick off the annual Pumpkin Walk Saturday. The walk is at McCowin Park from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be food, music, vendors and approximately 35 pumpkin displays from local organizations. Pumpkin displays will remain through Halloween.  The post Ammon Pumpkin Walk set Saturday appeared first on Local News 8.

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

Florida nature reserve’s swampy landscape made the search for Brian Laundrie treacherous

For more than a month, investigators spread out across a sprawling, swampy Florida nature area known as the Carlton Reserve in search of Brian Laundrie, the missing man whose fiancée Gabby Petito was fatally strangled. The investigators waded through near chest-high waters. They rode on swamp buggies and air boats and called in underwater dive teams to explore the reserve's 25,000 acres. And they tried to avoid the many poisonous snakes, gators, palmetto [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

Idaho Lottery $1,000,000 Raffle on sale

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – Thursday marks the fifteenth year of the popular Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle. The game features a guaranteed top prize of $1,000,000. Sales on the game began Thursday morning at 4:00 a.m. Mountain Time, and just like past years, there are only 250,000 tickets at $10 each for this year’s Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle and when they’re gone, they’re gone. “Idaho Lottery players enjoy games sold only in Idaho,” Idaho Lottery Director Jeff Anderson said. “The Idaho [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

Teton County outdoor rodeo arena to closed to horseback riders for winter

TETON COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) – The Teton County Fairgrounds outdoor rodeo arena is closed to horseback riders now through the end of winter to transition the arena into the Fairgrounds ice-skating rink. Water to the arena has been turned off, and the facility has been winterized. The arena has also been rolled, hard-packed and not in condition to accommodate horses. The Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department will convert the [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

BLM seeks public comment on proposed phosphate mine

SODA SPRINGS, Idaho (KIFI) — The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a draft environmental impact statement that analyzes a plan submitted by Itafos Conda, LLC for the proposed Husky 1 North Dry Ridge Phosphate Mine. Itafos is proposing to develop several phosphate leases the company holds approximately 16 miles northeast of Soda Springs.  Phosphate is an essential mineral for food production that is used in a variety [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

Bannock County held annual health fair for employees, families

Bannock CountyStaff from Portneuf Medical Center offer blood work and flu shots to the employees of Bannock County. Bannock CountyCommissioner Ernie Moser speaking with the men and women from the Pocatello Fire Department at the Annual Health Fair. Bannock CountySalem, the Bannock County Courthouse dog, enjoys a new stuffed bear from Idaho Central Credit Union that he got at the Annual Health Fair. BANNOCK COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) – On Wednesday, Bannock [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

Strong probability that suspected remains found in a Florida park are Brian Laundrie’s, family attorney says

By Aya Elamroussi, Taylor Romine, Leyla Santiago and Randi Kaye, CNN The apparent human remains that authorities found Wednesday in a Florida park most likely belong to Brian Laundrie, the missing man whose fiancée Gabby Petito was found fatally strangled last month, the Laundrie family attorney told CNN. Investigators also found a backpack and a notebook belonging to Laundrie, 23, near the suspected remains while they were searching the Carlton [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

Potato harvest is in and the results are positive

https://youtube.com/watch?v=5mNxmDsTqdc&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%3Dagriculture%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D IDAHO FALLS- Idaho (KIFI) - Even with our hot, dry and smoky summer, the potatoes are in the cellar, and the harvest looks good. It was a high bar to meet following last year's very strong growing year, but it is still positive. “We were real pleased with the quality that we had," Idaho Falls area potato grower Brian Reed said. "The crop all was harvested in good [...]

By |October 20th, 2021|Regional News|

Strong probability that suspected remains found in a Florida park are Brian Laundrie’s, family attorney says

By Aya Elamroussi, Taylor Romine, Leyla Santiago and Randi Kaye, CNN The apparent human remains that authorities found Wednesday in a Florida park most likely belong to Brian Laundrie, the missing man whose fiancée Gabby Petito was found fatally strangled last month, the Laundrie family attorney told CNN. Investigators also found a backpack and a notebook belonging to Laundrie, 23, near the suspected remains while they were searching the Carlton [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

Potato harvest is in and the results are positive

https://youtube.com/watch?v=5mNxmDsTqdc&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%3Dagriculture%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D IDAHO FALLS- Idaho (KIFI) - Even with our hot, dry and smoky summer, the potatoes are in the cellar, and the harvest looks good. It was a high bar to meet following last year's very strong growing year, but it is still positive. “We were real pleased with the quality that we had," Idaho Falls area potato grower Brian Reed said. "The crop all was harvested in good [...]

By |October 20th, 2021|Regional News|

Farmers, ranchers affected by drought have more time to replace livestock and defer tax

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) — Farmers and ranchers who were forced to sell livestock due to drought may get extra time to replace the livestock and defer Idaho tax on any gains from the forced sales. This deferral follows the guidelines set by the IRS. The one-year extension gives eligible farmers and ranchers until the end of the tax year after the first drought-free year to replace the sold livestock.  The farmer or rancher [...]

By |October 20th, 2021|Regional News|

IDL fire burn permits not required after Oct. 20

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – State burn permits from the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) are no longer required for burning activities outside of city limits beginning Oct. 21, but you are still encouraged to voluntarily obtain the free permits when burning this fall. A state burn permit from IDL is required for any burning (excluding recreational campfires) outside of city limits during closed fire season, from May 10 through Oct. [...]

By |October 20th, 2021|Regional News|

COVID-19 UPDATES: 1,549 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 30 new deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho officials reported 1,549 new COVID-19 cases and 30 new deaths Wednesday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March 2020 to 281,470 There are a total of 224,019 confirmed cases and 57,451 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. The state [...]

By |October 20th, 2021|Regional News|

Fish salvage order issued for canals in the Upper Snake

ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (KIFI) - The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has issued a salvage order for irrigation canals within the Upper Snake Region effective October 20, 2021 through November 30, 2021. Canals included in the salvage order are: Anderson, Burgess, Butte and Market Lake, Chester, Clark and Edwards, Clark and Edwards, Consolidated Farmers, Crosscut, Danskin, Dry Bed, Eagle Rock, East LaBelle, Egin, Fall River, Farmer’s Friend, Harrison, Idaho, Independent, [...]

By |October 20th, 2021|Regional News|

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