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Leaving I.F. coach has lasting impact on students

Leaving I.F. coach has lasting impact on studentsIDAHO FALLS – When you love a sport as much as Britney Christensen, walking away from it can be very hard. Christensen, the head coach of the Idaho Falls High School’s girls basketball team, recently announced that after six seasons, she would resign, effective immediately, to spend more time with her family. “I’ve loved my […]

TEDx Rexburg event rethinks the ordinary

TEDx Rexburg event rethinks the ordinary(Courtesy Rexburg Standard Journal) REXBURG — Rexburg was exposed to some “ideas worth spreading” after last Saturday’s TEDx event with the theme of “Rethinking the Ordinary.” One hundred specifically selected individuals gathered at The Atrium at Hemming Village to hear eight speakers share their views on a number of subjects including love, practice, relationships and […]

House Education passes teacher salary bill

House Education passes teacher salary bill(Courtesy Idaho Education News) BOISE — The House Education Committee passed a five-year teacher salary bill Friday on the strength of unanimous support from education groups. Lawmakers, state officials and education groups had been engaged in a deep debate over teacher salaries and accountability throughout the session, with two previous versions of the career ladder […]

I.F. fire department to host award ceremony

I.F. fire department to host award ceremonyIDAHO FALLS — The Idaho Falls Fire Department will hold its annual awards ceremony at 7 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium on March 21. The event is open to the public. “This is an opportunity for us to recognize a few members of our community who have made a significant impact on us. It is […]

I.F. man arrested for possession

I.F. man arrested for possessionIDAHO FALLS — Hunter Johnson of Idaho Falls was arrested Wednesday for possession of marijuana and providing a false name to police. Johnson also had a warrant out for his arrest out of Washington State. The Idaho Falls Police Department reports officers were attempting to locate the owner of a small dog. When the owner […]

Bowling alley break-in

Bowling alley break-inRIGBY — Rigby Bowl, a local bowling alley, was broken into and vandalized Monday night. The Rigby Police Department reports the front glass door had been broken and a number of items inside the building had been destroyed. The fire hose also had been turned on, flooding the building. Additionally, money had been stolen from […]

Ammon high school participating in Locks of Love

Ammon high school participating in Locks of LoveIt’s been nearly a decade since Coach Linda Hostert was diagnosed with breast cancer. Fortunately, she was able to beat this disease and her courageous battle helped launch an annual tradition at Hillcrest High School. Friday morning, more than a dozen people will be donating at least 10 inches of their hair to Locks of […]

Eastern Idaho man sentenced for $280,000 fraud

Eastern Idaho man sentenced for $280,000 fraudPOCATELLO — Matthew Lewis Udy of Idaho Falls was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to 27 months in prison and three years of supervised release for fraud and unauthorized use of an access device, according to a news release. The 45-year-old also was ordered to pay $275,488.32 restitution to his victims. He had previously […]

Melaleuca unveils global headquarters

Melaleuca unveils global headquartersIDAHO FALLS — Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot unveiled his company’s new global headquarters to members of the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce and the media on Monday. The 350,000 square-foot complex, located south of Idaho Falls, consolidates the majority of Melaleuca’s regional holdings into a single a 195-acre campus. The building, VanderSloot said, is […]

Sugar-Salem school board seeks input on levy

Sugar-Salem school board seeks input on levy(Courtesy: Rexburg Standard Journal) SUGAR CITY — Sugar-Salem School District 322 will hold a public meeting Wednesday to discuss a proposed $450,000 supplemental levy. During a board meeting last Thursday, the Sugar-Salem board of trustees discussed the possibility of a plant facility levy, whose funds would go toward the school facilities — playgrounds, school buildings, […]

I.F. students recieve $50K from Mayor’s Scholarship Fund

I.F. students recieve $50K from Mayor’s Scholarship FundIDAHO FALLS — The Mayor’s Scholarship Fund will awarded some $50,000 to students from area schools during an award ceremony Wednesday. A reception limited to the 50 award recipients, parents, sponsors and school administrators will be held at 6:30 p.m., followed by a public award ceremony at 7 p.m. The award ceremony is free and […]

Podcast: Police Chief Mark McBride speaks with KEIR host Mark Richardson about rooftop gunman

Podcast: Police Chief Mark McBride speaks with KEIR host Mark Richardson about rooftop gunmanEIN Political columnist Mark Richardson sat down with Idaho Falls Police Chief Mark McBride to get the full stroy behind the rooftop gunman that shutdown portions of Idaho Falls Wednesday. Listen to the entire interview below: We have seen and read of similar high tension situations around the country where police are put into what […]

Pocatello street department to begin spraying

Pocatello street department to begin sprayingPOCATELLO — The city of Pocatello Street Department will begin conducting its spring/summer weed spraying program starting Monday through November 2. The department will spray for noxious weeds in the rights-of-way and islands throughout the city. There will be no spraying of private properties. During the spring, spraying hours will begin at 5 a.m., wind, […]

Podcast: Jefferson Prosecutor Robin Dunn speaks with KEIR host Jolyn Thomas

Podcast: Jefferson Prosecutor Robin Dunn speaks with KEIR host Jolyn ThomasThe attempted recall election of Jefferson County Prosecutor Robin Dunn failed, but rumors and allegations are still swirling in Jefferson County. On Friday, Idaho’s Midday News host Jolyn Thomas had an in-depth on-air conversation with Dunn about the recall election and his feelings about the controversies in Jefferson County. He opened up about how the […]

I.F. police chief talks rooftop gunman

I.F. police chief talks rooftop gunmanIdaho Falls Police received a call Wednesday evening about a man on the roof of a building in downtown Idaho Fall holding a rifle mounted with a scope. The incident sparked a partial shutdown of downtown Idaho Falls, while SWAT teams were deployed to quickly appraise the situation. EIN Political columnist Mark Richardson sat down […]

Idaho Falls man sentenced for insurance fraud

Idaho Falls man sentenced for insurance fraudIDAHO FALLS — An local man appeared in court this week and was sentenced for two counts of insurance fraud. Last November, a jury found Robert MacNeilage, 31, guilty of presenting a false or altered statement to his insurance company regarding damage to his 2013 BMW and his 2002 Ford truck. The jury determined MacNeilage […]

Pocatello street department crack sealing project

Pocatello street department crack sealing projectPOCATELLO — The Street Operations Department will begin crack sealing streets Monday and continue through March 20, city officials said in a news release. The following streets will be affected: Gould Street (North Main Street to North Arthur Avenue); Sandpiper Drive, Blue Grouse Drive, Wingate Drive, Agate Drive, Emerald Drive, Garnet Drive, Jade Drive, Quartz […]

Ybarra is pitching her version of a teacher pay bill

Ybarra is pitching her version of a teacher pay bill(Courtesy: Idaho Education News) BOISE — The plan would allow 10 school districts to participate in a pilot of the career ladder teacher salary plan, Ybarra said in an interview with Idaho Education News Thursday afternoon. Ybarra would also give all teachers a 3 percent raise next year and roll out a separate tiered licensure […]

LDS Temple thief pleads guilty

LDS Temple thief pleads guilty(Courtesy: Rexburg Standard Journal) REXBURG — The former BYU-Idaho student who was accused of a string of thefts, including from the LDS Rexburg Temple, has pleaded guilty to several counts of the crime. Tylon Jay Rankin, 23, a former BYU-Idaho student was arrested for committing a series of thefts in Rexburg over several months. He […]

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes host Northwest Indian Youth Conference

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes host Northwest Indian Youth Conference(Courtesy: Idaho State University) FORT HALL — The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are hosting the 40th Annual Northwest Indian Youth Conference with the theme, ‘Dreamers of Today & Champions of Tomorrow’ on March 23 to 26, on the Fort Hall Reservation in Fort Hall and Idaho State University campus in Pocatello The four-day conference will include leadership […]

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