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Jefferson schools hold meetings for language immersion program

Jefferson schools hold meetings for language immersion programRIGBY — Jefferson Joint School District 251 will hold two meetings this month for parents interested in enrolling incoming kindergarten students into the World Language Immersion Program at South Fork and Jefferson elementary schools. In order to obtain an application for the program parents must attend one of the two meetings. The first meeting will […]

Annual Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life conference at ISU

Annual Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life conference at ISU(Courtesy Idaho State University) POCATELLO – Idaho State University will host its 11th annual Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life Conference Thursday and Friday in the Pond Student Union Building. “ISU’s Gender and Sexuality Conference provides an important opportunity to hear and learn from a wide range of disciplines and fields regarding how gender and […]

$5,000 reward offered in unsolved homicide case

$5,000 reward offered in unsolved homicide casePOCATELLO — The Pocatello Police Department is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the murder of Eugene Lorene Red Elk. Eugene Lorene Red Elk of Pocatello was killed June 14, 2009 during the evening hours in the Duffy’s Tavern parking lot located at […]

President of Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry apologizes for profane email

President of Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry apologizes for profane email(Courtesy Idaho Reports) BOISE — The president of the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry has apologized, but will retain his position, after a profanity-laced internal e-mail leaked to members of the Idaho Senate. The January 13 e-mail from Alex LaBeau addressed Sen. Jeff Siddoway’s remarks on not lowering taxes until the Legislature raises starting […]

I.F. city councilman dies of heart complications

I.F. city councilman dies of heart complicationsIDAHO FALLS — Idaho Falls City Councilman Dee Whittier died Sunday night due to complications from a heart attack several days earlier. The councilman was 57. City officials said Whittier suffered a heart attack last week and underwent quadruple bypass surgery. The Post Register reports that “he remained in critical condition at Eastern Idaho Regional […]

Broadband: Some districts switch and save, others stay put

Broadband: Some districts switch and save, others stay put(Courtesy Idaho Education News) BOISE — Some school districts are signing new, short-term contracts with broadband providers — at big savings. Other districts are sticking with the team that provided broadband under the failed Idaho Education Network contract. Then there’s the remote South Lemhi School District. The Central Idaho district is taking its negotiations down […]

I.F. Road Construction at Hitt and Sunnyside

I.F. Road Construction at Hitt and SunnysideIDAHO FALLS — DePatco Inc. will begin construction on 25th East/Hitt Road Monday at the intersection of Sunnyside Road and Hitt Road. During construction the contractor will reduce traffic to one lane in each direction when necessary, according to a city news release. Construction activities will be performed during non-peak traffic hours, Additionally, Idaho Falls […]

I.F. appoints new city clerk

I.F. appoints new city clerkIDAHO FALLS — The Idaho Falls City Council appointed a new city clerk Thursday. Kathy Hampton, the city’s deputy clerk, will replace City Clerk Rosemarie Anderson effective April 5, according to a city news release. Anderson announced her retirement earlier this year. She has worked for the city of Idaho Falls in various capacities for […]

Teacher pay talks play out behind the scenes

Teacher pay talks play out behind the scenes(Courtesy Idaho Education News) BOISE — With educators becoming anxious, top lawmakers said Wednesday that legislation to boost teacher pay is imminent. House Education Committee Chairman Reed DeMordaunt, R-Eagle, said lawmakers and education groups continue to go through negotiations and “mathematical exercises” to flesh out a plan that can enjoy widespread support. But as of […]

Rexburg man pleads guilty to investment fraud scheme

Rexburg man pleads guilty to investment fraud schemePOCATELLO — A Rexburg man admitted to defrauding and stealing some $9 million from investors in U.S. District Court Tuesday. Michael Justin Hoopes, 41, plead guilty to wire fraud and engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity, according to a district court news release. In his plea agreement, Hoopes admitted that […]

Broadband: Who wants to vie for the next contract?

Broadband: Who wants to vie for the next contract?(Courtesy Idaho Education News) BOISE — As the self-labeled Idaho Education Network “incumbent,” Education Networks of America is urging the state to stick with a reliable, cost-effective statewide school broadband system. Syringa Networks, the Idaho company that has successfully fought the Idaho Education Network contract in court, says Idaho can save money in the future […]

Idaho lawmaker draws national attention

Idaho lawmaker draws national attentionBOISE — A Northern Idaho lawmaker drew the attention of national media Monday, after receiving a brief lesson on female anatomy during a hearing on anti-abortion legislation. The Spokesman-Review reports Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, asked if a woman could swallow a small camera for doctors to conduct remote gynecological exams. “Dr. Julie Madsen, who […]

BYU-Idaho announces new president

BYU-Idaho announces new presidentREXBURG — Brigham Young University-Idaho announced a significant leadership change Tuesday during a devotional address. Clark Gilbert, the CEO of Deseret News Publishing Company and Deseret Digital Media, will become the university’s 16th president on April 13. He replaces Kim B. Clark, who took the helm at BYU-Idaho in late 2005. The announcement was made […]

Election Official Faces Trial Stemming From Recall

Election Official Faces Trial Stemming From RecallSANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) – A judge says there’s sufficient evidence to try a northern Idaho election official on subornation of perjury, a felony. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that Bonner County Clerk Ann Dutson-Sater is scheduled to be arraigned in 1st District Court on Nov. 3. The charge stems from a recall effort against […]

Burley Idaho airport fails FAA standards

Burley Idaho airport fails FAA standardsBURLEY, Idaho (AP) – The Federal Aviation Administration says a small southern Idaho airport doesn’t meet federal standards, and some locals fear the facility could close. The Times-News reports the FAA has agreed to fund a new study to look at possible relocation sites for the J.R. “Jack” Simplot Airport in Burley. But the federal […]

Colorado Man Identified as Pilot Killed in Collision

Colorado Man Identified as Pilot Killed in CollisionBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Authorities have released the name of a Colorado pilot killed in a midair collision involving two small private planes in central Idaho. Valley County Coroner Nathan Hess on Thursday told the Idaho Statesman that 45-year-old Michael A. Bond died in the Monday morning crash about 30 miles east of Cascade. Authorities […]

Jolyn Thomas Interviews Retired Judge Mike Heavey

Jolyn Thomas Interviews Retired Judge Mike Heavey“Judges for Jus­tice” became involved in Christo­pher Tapp’s case in 2012 when Judge Heavey con­tacted the victim’s mother Carol Dodge. Three DNA tests have been per­formed in the case. The sperm DNA left at the 1996 mur­der scene does not match Tapp. In 2009 hairs left at the mur­der scene by the per­pe­tra­tor did not match Tapp and Jan­u­ary 2013 “touch” DNA tests […]

Daredevils Face Delay in Snake River Canyon Jump

Daredevils Face Delay in Snake River Canyon JumpTWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – Two daredevils hoping to succeed where Evel Knievel failed 40 years ago in jumping the Snake River Canyon in southern Idaho are looking at delays due to television scheduling. The Times-News reports that the dates for the jumps are being pushed back to late September or October. Texas motorcycle daredevil […]

I.F. Business Burglarized

I.F. Business Burglarized          (IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls business was burglarized this past weekend. Police say a person or group of people broke into Bingham Mechanical Inc. on Yellowstone, taking approximately $12,000 in property. The burglary was discovered Monday morning. Anyone with information about the break-in should contact Crimestoppers at 522-1983.

Flash Flood Warning

Flash Flood WarningThe National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Bonneville County on Sunday, 8 September 2013. The warning is in effect until 9:45pm, and includes most of the northwestern part of the county, including Idaho Falls. Areas near Osgood are expected to be hit the hardest. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause […]
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