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Holy Rosary Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

Holy Rosary Celebrating Catholic Schools Week(IDAHO FALL, ID)  —  Thousands of private schools across the country are celebrating Catholic Schools Week, including one in Idaho Falls.  Holy Rosary is celebrating the week by visiting Craters of the Moon, inviting alumni, and even organizing a bowling trip. Administrators say the week-long celebration honors the tradition of faith, service, and academics in […]

Idaho Central Credit Union Doubles Loans in 2012

Idaho Central Credit Union Doubles Loans in 2012(POCATELLO, ID)  —  Idaho Central Credit Union lent out $1.3 billion to customers last year, more than double the amount lent in 2011. Officials say it’s a great sign for the regional economy, especially for growing businesses and construction projects. They say many people have put off borrowing money for a car or house over […]

Early Morning Fire in Pocatello Being Investigated

Early Morning Fire in Pocatello Being Investigated(POCATELLO, ID)  —  Pocatello Fire Fighters were called out around 5am to an apartment fire in the 1000 block of McKinley Avenue.   Fire Investigators are trying to determine what caused the blaze in an unoccupied apartment in the complex.  According to Battalion Chief Mark Araki, crews kept the fire confined to one room.  He says […]

Group Seeks School Board Recall

Group Seeks School Board Recall(BLACKFOOT,ID)  —  A grassroots group of Blackfoot residents are seeking the recall of two District 55 school board members.  The group known as “Concerned Citizens of District 55″ is handing out petitions to support the removal of Trustee Jenny Hong and Chairman Scott Reese. Organizers say they want to send a clear message that they […]

Flu Closes Clark County Schools

Flu Closes Clark County Schools(DUBOIS, ID)  —   The Clark County School District has cancelled classes for all students for the rest of the week due to a flu outbreak. Administrators say so many students were calling in sick that they decided to release students early on Tuesday morning. The district cancelled classes last Thursday as well, hoping a long […]

Idaho Falls Fire Engines Forced Outside

Idaho Falls Fire Engines Forced Outside(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —   A crumbling firehouse is forcing the Idaho Falls Fire Department to move trucks outside. The concrete floor in Fire Station #1 on Shoup Ave. is slowly eroding. Crews fear that the floor will collapse into the basement if fire engines are parked inside any longer. For now, the 30,000-pound trucks are […]

Power Knocked Out in Idaho Falls, Shelley

Power Knocked Out in Idaho Falls, Shelley(SHELLEY, ID)  —  More than 1,400 Rocky Mountain Power customers in Idaho Falls and Shelley were without electricity Tuesday afternoon. A car accident reportedly caused the initial outage, which knocked out power to only a few hundred customers. However, crews had to cut off power to hundreds of others in order to safely make repairs. […]

Cars Towed to Make Way for Plows

Cars Towed to Make Way for Plows(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —   If your car was towed in Idaho Falls Tuesday, you weren’t the only one. Wreckers towed 91 vehicles on east-west lettered and numbered streets so snowplow drivers could clean up the roads. Idaho Falls Police made a reverse-911 call Monday warning residents to move their cars, though the call didn’t get […]

Free Dental Services for Kids This Friday

Free Dental Services for Kids This Friday(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —   Dozens of eastern Idaho dental offices are offering free dental work for kids in need this Friday. The 10th annual Give Kids a Smile day has 33 dental offices participating in nine counties. Organizers say last year’s event helped nearly 600 children from low-income backgrounds, donating about $160,000 in free dental […]

Vandals Trash Boat Ramp Sites Along Snake River

Vandals Trash Boat Ramp Sites Along Snake River(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —   The Bureau of Land Management is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved in a vandalism spree. Officials say the recreation sites along the Snake River at Lorenzo, Menan, Twin Bridges, and Byington have been spray painted and trashed since December, causing thousands […]

Idaho State Announces Final 2013 Football Schedule

Idaho State Announces Final 2013 Football Schedule(POCATELLO, ID)  —  The 2013 Idaho State football schedule is now final. Idaho State will play at BYU in Lavell Edwards Stadium on November 16. This will be the fifth meeting between the two schools as BYU leads the series, 4-0. The most recent meeting was a 56-3 BYU win in Provo, Utah, during the […]

Two Killed in Jackson Avalanches

Two Killed in Jackson Avalanches(JACKSON HOLE, WY)  —  Two Jackson residents were killed in separate avalanches Sunday.  Thirty-year-old Nicholas Gillespie was killed in a slide on Survey Peak on the north end of the Teton Range. Twenty-Eight-year-old Liza Benson died after striking a tree in a small avalanche near Bondurant. Officials caution that avalanche danger in the area surrounding […]

Coyote Corpse Found in Pocatello Restaurant Freezer

Coyote Corpse Found in Pocatello Restaurant Freezer(POCATELLO, ID)  — Public Health officials were called to the Bamboo Garden restaurant in Pocatello Friday after a coyote corpse was found in the freezer.  Officials wanted to clarify that it wasn’t a dog, as initial reports had suggested. The owner of the Chinese buffet said he was storing the coyote for a local hunter […]

Area Scout Leader Opposes Changing BSA Gay Policy

Area Scout Leader Opposes Changing BSA Gay Policy(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —  National leaders for the Boy Scouts of America have announced that they will reconsider their policy banning openly gay scouts and leaders. The Grand Teton Council declined to comment on the proposed change, though scout leader Justin Murdoch of Idaho Falls said he wouldn’t support any changes to the current policy. […]

Pickett Withdraws Name From City Attorney Job

Pickett Withdraws Name From City Attorney Job(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —    Bonneville County Prosecutor Bruce Pickett has withdrawn his name for consideration for the position of Idaho Falls City Attorney. City leaders now have a choice of three candidates, Reed Andrus, Randall Fife, and Boyd Hawkins. Pickett says he consulted with his family and felt that it was the right thing to […]

Tribes Commemorate 150th Anniversary of Massacre

Tribes Commemorate 150th Anniversary of Massacre(PRESTON, ID)  —   Members of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and other regional community leaders commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Bear River Massacre Tuesday. The tragedy occurred on a cold morning along the Bear River just a few miles north of Preston. An estimated 500 men, women, and children were killed in the attack, led by […]

Idaho Falls Man Arrested for Attempted Strangulaton

Idaho Falls Man Arrested for Attempted Strangulaton(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —  An Idaho Falls man was arrested Friday on a charge of attempted strangulation. 32-year-old Jereme Ogren was taken into custody following an incident at a home on the 200 block of Melbourne Drive at around midnight. The victim told police that Ogren shoved her onto a couch during an argument and […]

Idaho Falls Issues Snow Alert

Idaho Falls Issues Snow Alert(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —  The City of Idaho Falls has issued a Snow Alert for its residents.  This means you need to remove your vehicles off the streets so that backhoes and plows can do their jobs.   Snow removal for today, Tuesday, will be in Zone A on East-West Streets beginning at 8:00am. Here is […]

Hundreds Rally for Gun Rights in Rexburg

Hundreds Rally for Gun Rights in Rexburg(REXBURG, ID)  — Hundreds of eastern Idahoans gathered in Rexburg Saturday to rally for gun rights.  Organizers say that recent restrictions discouraging people from purchasing firearms are a violation of the Constitution, similar to Jim Crow laws that kept many Americans from voting before the Civil Rights Act. More than 400 people marched from the […]

Australian Arrested in Jackson Bank Robbery

Australian Arrested in Jackson Bank Robbery(JACKSON, WY)  — Authorities have arrested a man who they say robbed a U.S. Bank branch in Jackson on New Year’s Eve.  Thirty-nine-year-old Corey Donaldson, an Australian-born American citizen living in Clinton, Utah, was taken into custody Tuesday by federal authorities. Initial reports stated that the suspect had what sounded like a South African accent. […]

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