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Public Lands Rally Held at Capitol

Public Lands Rally Held at CapitolBoise, Idaho — About 500 people are expected on the Statehouse steps at noon Thursday for the “keep public lands in public hands” rally. The Idaho Legislature has been exploring options to attempt to transfer control of most federal public lands to the state, with backers saying the state could do a better job and […]

Commissioners Stick with Plan to Suspend Fair

Commissioners Stick with Plan to Suspend FairPocatello, Idaho — Several people came to the Bannock County Courthouse Wednesday night to let the County Commissioners know how they feel about the North Bannock County Fair being suspended. After hearing from those who came out, the Commissioners stood by their decision. The South Bannock County Fair, held in Downey, will go on as […]

Jefferson County Sheriff Pleads Guilty

Jefferson County Sheriff Pleads GuiltyRigby, Idaho – Not Guilty. That is the plea put in by Jefferson County Sheriff Blair Olsen during his court appearance Wednesday. Olsen is facing charges for allegedly using public money to personal use. He could face up to 47 years in prison and $35,000 in fines. His next court date is May 11.

Local Radio Shacks Shutting Down

Local Radio Shacks Shutting DownPocatello, Idaho — Radio Shack will be closing more than 1,700 stores nationwide. Three of them are in Eastern Idaho. The Chubbuck, Pocatello, and Rexburg locations will be closing their doors. Radio Shack has been struggling for some time and recently filed for bankruptcy.

Idaho Falls Airport Mulling Changes

Idaho Falls Airport Mulling ChangesIdaho Falls, Idaho — The Idaho Falls Regional Airport may be getting a rebrand. On Monday the Idaho Falls City Council heard some proposals for a new marketing plan for the city owned airport. One change could be a new name. The city is looking to urge travellers to fly out of Idaho Falls instead […]

McQuilliams in California Court Thursday

McQuilliams in California Court ThursdayTruckee, California – The man accused in the New Year’s Day shooting in Idaho Falls that left Anna Rae Ponce dead is due in a California court Thursday morning. Kevin McQuillams will appear before a judge, who will determine if McQuilliams is the man that Bonneville County is looking for. If the judge does determine that […]

Marijuana Laws Makes Recruiting Troopers Tougher

Marijuana Laws Makes Recruiting Troopers Tougher  Boise, Idaho — Idaho’s strict anti-marijuana laws are making it harder to recruit potential troppers from out of state. That is according to some Idaho law enforcement officials. They say Idaho is losing out to other states with more lax marijuana laws. Currently, Idaho rejects applicants who have had natural or synthetic marijuana in […]

District 91 Donates 95,000 Cans to Food Bank

District 91 Donates 95,000 Cans to Food BankIdaho Falls, Idaho — The Idaho Falls Food Bank has 95,000 more cans of food  thanks to Idaho Falls School District 91. Their annual Souper Bowl food drive wrapped up on Friday. Students delivered the cans of food Tuesday afternoon.

Body of Missing Man Found

Body of Missing Man FoundIdaho Falls, Idaho — Idaho Falls Police announced Tuesday that they have found the body of an Idaho Falls man missing since November. The body of 36 year old James Wise was found about 200 feet from where his car was parked on Milligan Road. His death has been ruled a suicide.

Restoring Integrity Project weighs in on Jefferson County

Restoring Integrity Project weighs in on Jefferson CountyThe following segments of Idaho’s Midday News With Jolyn Thomas from Feb. 2, 2015. Views expressed by the host or callers are their own and are not representative of East Idaho News or Riverbend Communication. RIGBY — Allegations of corruption continue to cause division in Jefferson County since Sheriff Blair Olsen was charged with four […]

Powwow Cancelled Amid Racing Machine Controversy

Powwow Cancelled Amid Racing Machine ControversyPost Falls, Idaho — The controversy involving instant racing machines has led to one of the biggest Powwows in the nation to be cancelled. It is held annually at the Greyhound Park in Post Falls. The announcement comes as four Indian tribes in Idaho are pushing the state to outlaw “instant racing” electronic betting machines.

“Calling City Hall” Scheduled for Tuesday

“Calling City Hall” Scheduled for Tuesday  Pocatello, Idaho  – If you have a question you would like to ask Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad, then Tuesday night is your chance. The Mayor’s monthly “Calling City Hall” program will begin at 6:30pm on Government Access Television Channel 11. The program helps citizens learn about their city government and community issues. It is […]

Student Working on Bag Ban

Student Working on Bag BanBlackfoot, Idaho — As part of her senior project, 16-year-old Hayley Lemon is taking on environmental issues. At Tuesday’s city council meeting, the Snake River High student will ask the Blackfoot City Council to ban plastic and paper shopping bags. Lemon, who describes herself as coming from an “outdoorsy family,” says she wants to see […]

Rhoades Case Featured on Cable

Rhoades Case Featured on Cable  Idaho Falls, Idaho — A murder case from Eastern Idaho will be featured on an upcoming cable television program. Tuesday night, Investigation Discovery will air a show looking into murders committed by Paul Ezra Rhoades. Rhodes was executed by lethal injection in 2011 after being convicted of three murders in Idaho Falls and Blackfoot […]

U.S. Army: No Decision Yet on Bergdahl

U.S. Army: No Decision Yet on Bergdahl  Washington, D.C. – A spokesman for the U.S. Army denied some national media reports yesterday that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion. U.S. Senator Jim Risch was told Tuesday by Army officials that no decision has been made and the case is still being reviewed. Hailey native Bowe Bergdahl walked away from […]

LDS Church Backs LGBT Rights, Religious Freedom

LDS Church Backs LGBT Rights, Religious FreedomSalt Lake City, Utah — Leaders for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints held a rare news conference on Tuesday calling for a “balanced approach” when in comes to gay rights and religious freedom. The church reiterated its support for some housing and job protections for gays and lesbians.  At the same […]

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 […]

Man Identified in Police Shooting Death

Man Identified in Police Shooting DeathRexburg, Idaho — Police have identified the man who was shot to death by police over the weekend after he tried to rob a Rexburg drug store. Authorities say Daryl Myler of Driggs fired first as he was fleeing the store Saturday. No officers or bystanders were hurt, however, a Brigham Young University-Idaho student reported a […]

“Add the Words” Hearing Begins Monday

“Add the Words” Hearing Begins MondayBoise, Idaho — A bill aimed at adding sexual orientation and gender identification to the Idaho’s Human Rights Act will get it’s first full hearing Monday morning. The House State Affairs committee has set aside up to three days for the hearing. Advocates of the “Add the Words” bill have been working to get to this […]

Grizzly Bear Killings Head to Court

Grizzly Bear Killings Head to CourtDeborah Courson Smith BOISE, Idaho – Federal approval for the killing of up to 15 grizzly bears in two areas of northwestern Wyoming near the Idaho border is going too far according to a planned lawsuit to protect the grizzlies. Bonnie Rice, Northern Rockies senior representative with the Sierra Club, one of the groups that […]

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