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Idaho Education Board Endorses Tiered Teacher Pay

Idaho Education Board Endorses Tiered Teacher PayBOISE, Idaho (AP) – The State Board of Education has endorsed legislation that would set Idaho teacher pay based on performance standards and experience. Board member Richard Westerberg says the state needs higher teacher salaries, and the plan would allow district to reward their best teachers. Beginning teachers would see salaries increase from about $31,000 […]

Hitt Road to get Major Renovations

Hitt Road to get Major RenovationsIdaho Falls, Idaho — Hitt Road in Idaho Falls will be getting some upgrades. In a city council meeting Thursday night, the city of Idaho Falls approved a $2 million bid with DePatco for the construction project. The improvements will include the widening of the road one-half mile south of Sunnyside, the addition of a […]

BYU-Idaho Fall Commencement Friday

BYU-Idaho Fall Commencement FridayRexburg, Idaho — More than 1,700 BYU-Idaho students will be graduating Friday night. Elder W. Craig Zwick, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will be the keynote speaker at Friday night’s commencement. The university will be awarding more than 1200 bachelor’s degrees. […]

Idaho Falls Given Land for New Park

Idaho Falls Given Land for New ParkIdaho Falls, Idaho — Christmas came a week early for the city of Idaho Falls. It is a receiving 11 acres of riverfront property north of Sunnyside Bridge worth $2 million. Stafford & Woody Smith, Ball Ventures and the Rotary Club of Idaho Falls are donating the land with the intention of it being made into […]

Willard Arts Center Filled with Smoke

Willard Arts Center Filled with SmokeIdaho Falls, Idaho — The Willard Arts Center in downtown Idaho Falls was filled with smoke this morning. A small electrical fire within the heating system blew smoke through the ventilation system. The Idaho Falls Fire Department was called to the scene and the fire did not spread to any other part of the building. […]

Petition to Recall Dunn Certified

Petition to Recall Dunn CertifiedRigby, Idaho — Jefferson County Prosecutor Robin Dunn has a decision to make. The petition calling for his recall was certified by Jefferson County Clerk Christine Boulter Wednesday. Dunn now has five business days to resign or face a recall election. If Dunn chooses not to step down, the election for his recall would take […]

New App Alerts of Geyser Eruptions

New App Alerts of Geyser Eruptions  Yellowstone National Park — When will Old Faithful erupt? Well, now there’s an app for that. The National Park Service says their new geyser app for smartphones and tablets will let you know when Old Faithful or five other geysers at Yellowstone National Park will erupt.

New Business Holding Hiring Event

New Business Holding Hiring EventIdaho Falls, Idaho — A restaurant chain set to open in Idaho Falls in January is looking to staff its establishment with a hiring event Thursday. Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers will be at the Department of Labor office on Lincoln Road Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm. The Kansas based restaurant is looking […]

Chubbuck Rejects Cells Tower Plan

Chubbuck Rejects Cells Tower PlanChubbuck, Idaho — Chubbuck is saying no to T-Mobile. Wednesday night the city council denied T-Mobile’s application to build a new cell tower on the grounds of Chubbuck Elementary. The phone company currently doesn’t have a cell tower in Chubbuck and claimed it gets thousands of complaints about coverage in the Chubbuck area. Residents were […]

Otter asks Supreme Court to Hear Idaho Case

Otter asks Supreme Court to Hear Idaho CaseBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter says the U.S. Supreme Court should wait until it receives arguments from Idaho before deciding a case involving gay marriage in the United States. The Spokesman-Review reports that attorneys Gene Schaerr and Tom Perry filed arguments in a friend-of-the-court brief for a petition to have the Supreme […]

Nearly 74,000 Sign up on Idaho Exchange

Nearly 74,000 Sign up on Idaho ExchangeBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Your Health Idaho’s executive director says nearly 74,000 Idahoans have selected a health insurance plan on the state-based exchange. Pat Kelly told exchange board members Tuesday that the number fell somewhere mid-range of the exchange’s projections. However, Kelly did not say how many of those enrolled for the first time. He […]

Idaho Falls Man Arrested for Arson

Idaho Falls Man Arrested for ArsonIdaho Falls, Idaho — An Idaho Falls man is being charged with arson in connection to a house fire on Cambria Drive in Idaho Falls Monday. Forty-three year old Melvin Savage was arrested in a hotel room in Colorado early Tuesday morning. The owner of the home that Savage is accused of setting on fire […]

Idaho Falls Temple to Close for Renovation

Idaho Falls Temple to Close for RenovationIdaho Falls, Idaho — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints announced Tuesday that Idaho Falls Temple will be closing for 18 months for major renovations. The temple will close up in March 2015. Church leaders are encouraging members who would typically go to Idaho Falls to attend the LDS temple in Rexburg […]

Maverick Store Robbed at Knifepoint

Maverick Store Robbed at KnifepointIdaho Falls, Idaho — The search is on for suspects in the knifepoint robbery of the Maverick convenience store on West Broadway in Idaho Falls.  The crime took place around 4 am Tuesday morning. The first suspect is believed to be a white male, early 20s and approximately 5’2 to 5’4 in height. He was […]

Ammon Declares Dec 17 Melvin Richardson Day

Ammon Declares Dec 17 Melvin Richardson DayAmmon, Idaho — Ammon Mayor Dana Kirkham has declared Wednesday, Dec 17th to be Melvin Richardson Day. Richardson served on the city council and mayor in the 1960’s before serving in the state legislature for 20 years. Richardson passed away last week at the age of 86. In the official declaration, Mayor Dana Kirkham honored Richardson […]

ISU’s Arias a Finalist for Walter Payton Award

ISU’s Arias a Finalist for Walter Payton AwardPHILADELPHIA (AP) – Idaho State quarterback Justin Arias was a runner-up for the Walter Payton Award for the best player in the Football Championship Subdivision. Villanova quarterback John Robertson won the award. Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. was a runner-up for the second straight season.

Newdale Man Convicted of Illegally Grizzly Bear Kill

Newdale Man Convicted of Illegally Grizzly Bear KillST. ANTHONY, Idaho (AP) – An Idaho man has been sentenced to 2 years’ probation after Idaho Fish and Game officials said he illegally killed a grizzly bear. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game announced the conviction on Monday, saying it was the first time the state has successfully prosecuted such a case since […]

More Cows Escape Meat-Packing Plant

More Cows Escape Meat-Packing PlantPocatello, Idaho — Three more cows escaped from the same meat-packing plant in Pocatello that had a cow escape on Friday. One of the cows has been recovered. The owners of Anderson Custom Pack suspect foul play saying that a gate holding the cattle in was tampered with. Each of the missing cows is worth […]

Behavioral Health Crisis Center Opens in Idaho Falls

Behavioral Health Crisis Center Opens in Idaho FallsIdaho Falls, Idaho — The ribbon was cut on the states very first behavioral health crisis center in Idaho Falls Monday. The 24 hour clinic will provide a place for people with mental health issues to be treated instead of taking them to jail or the hospital. The Behavioral Health Crisis Center of Idaho is […]

Fire Destroys Trailer Home

Fire Destroys Trailer HomeIdaho Falls, Idaho — A Bonneville County family is coping with the loss of their trailer home after it was destroyed by fire Sunday afternoon. The fire started after the a five year old boy was playing with matches. Firefighters were able to contain the fire on North 31st East and prevented it from spreading to […]
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