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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 […]

Grammy winner Joe Lovano coming to BYU-Idaho Jazz Festival

Grammy winner Joe Lovano coming to BYU-Idaho Jazz FestivalREXBURG — Grammy-winning sax player Joe Lovano will headline the winter jazz festival at Brigham Young University-Idaho next week. The festival will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 14 in the Hart Auditorium. Backing up Lovano will be the BYU-Idaho Sound Alliance jazz ensemble under the direction of Mark Watkins. Lovano is known for his […]

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. woman arrested for aggravated DUI

I.F. woman arrested for aggravated DUIIDAHO FALLS — The Idaho Falls Police Department arrested 50‐year‐old Nancy L. Juell for aggravated driving under the influence Saturday. The Idaho Falls woman was involved in a crash at North Holmes and Northgate Mile Saturday afternoon. Police reports show officers responded to the injury accident at around 2:30 p.m. During their accident investigation, Juell […]

I.F. woman arrested for grand theft at Walmart

I.F. woman arrested for grand theft at WalmartIDAHO FALLS — Tawnya N. Kidd of Idaho Falls was arrested Thursday night for grand theft after she attempted to steal more than $1,400 worth of merchandise from Walmart. The Idaho Falls Police Department report the 28-year-old woman left the Walmart at 500 S. Utah Ave., with 167 items valued at at $1,430. She was […]

ISU School of Nursing ranked top in West

ISU School of Nursing ranked top in West(Courtesy Idaho State University) POCATELLO – NurseJournal.org, a global media website for nurses and health care professionals, has ranked Idaho State University’s School of Nursing fifth out of 442 nursing schools in the West. ISU scored 101.32 points out of the maximum 130. NurseJournal.org used 20 metrics to measure schools in five categories: quality, affordability, […]

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 […]

ISU lending forensic expertise to solve 36-year-old murder

ISU lending forensic expertise to solve 36-year-old murder(Courtesy Idaho State University) POCATELLO – Searching for a human skull from a 36-year-old cold case is an unusual and grisly endeavor for a group of 10 Idaho State University faculty, staff and students, but a valuable one. If successful, the group will assist with the positive identification of human remains in the Civil Defense […]

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 […]

I.F. tech high school offers College Tech Night

I.F. tech high school offers College Tech NightIDAHO FALLS — The Technical Careers High School will host its annual College Tech Night tonight. Bonneville Joint School District 93’s tech school has invited representatives from professional-technical departments at all area colleges to attend. About 20 different programs will be highlighted from Eastern Idaho Technical College, Idaho State University’s College of Technology and Brigham […]

UPDATE: Idaho Falls woman injured by train

UPDATE: Idaho Falls woman injured by trainIDAHO FALLS — An Idaho Falls woman suffered a foot injury after crawling under and being struck by a train Wednesday night. The Idaho Falls Police Department reports the 18-year-old female was skateboarding home near East Anderson and North Holmes at 10:40 p.m. when she came upon a train blocking an intersection. Police spokeswoman Joelyn […]

ISU to hold health fair, offer free health screenings

ISU to hold health fair, offer free health screeningsPOCATELLO — Idaho State University will hold its 34th annual Health Fair next month. The event is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 19 and 20 at the Pond Student Union Parking lot in Pocatello. This year’s fair includes more than 70 informational learning centers, blood draws and comprehensive health screenings services. The […]

Foster Care Awareness Fair in Idaho Falls

Foster Care Awareness Fair in Idaho FallsIDAHO FALLS — A Foster Care Awareness Fair will be held at the Idaho Falls Public Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The event was organized by a group of Brigham Young University-Idaho students in cooperation with national non-profit organizations Home Matters, Together We Rise and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. […]

Fort Hall man pleads guilty to theft from tribe

Fort Hall man pleads guilty to theft from tribePOCATELLO — A Fort Hall man plead guilty to theft from a tribal organization in U.S. District Court Tuesday. Demetrius Anthony Gomez, 28, had previously been indicted by a federal grand jury on May, 28 2014. A district court news release shows the theft occurred April 2, 2014, at the Sage Hill Travel Center, a […]

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 […]
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