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The Dave Ramsey Show Joins Newstalk 97.7FM

The Dave Ramsey Show Joins Newstalk 97.7FMIdaho Falls, ID – Riverbend Communications’ news and talk stations, NewsTalk 97.7FM, KEIR-AM (1260 AM) and KEII-AM (690 AM) are pleased to announce the addition of The Dave Ramsey Show to their weekday line up beginning Monday, November 3, 2014.  Now, The Dave Ramsey Show can be heard live weekdays from Noon to 3:00 p.m. in […]

Salt Lake City Optimistic about Future Olympic Bid

Salt Lake City Optimistic about Future Olympic BidKEARNS, Utah (AP) – Salt Lake City officials don’t know exactly when they will get to bid for another Winter Olympics, but the host city of the 2002 Games wants the world to know it is ready and willing whenever given a chance. Several prominent figures gathered Thursday at the Olympic Oval speed skating facility […]

Hearing Continued in East Idaho Cold Case

Hearing Continued in East Idaho Cold CasePOCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – A judge has accepted a request from defense attorneys for more time to prepare to defend an eastern Idaho man charged with the 2004 stabbing death of a 25-year-old woman in her home. The Idaho State Journal reports that a preliminary hearing set for Wednesday for 39-year-old Brad Scott Compher has […]

Gas Prices Heading for Four Year Low

Gas Prices Heading for Four Year LowNEW YORK — The average price of gasoline in the U.S. hit $3 a gallon today, and should soon drop below the benchmark for the first time since December 2010. The price at the pump fell 33 cents in October, thanks mainly to plunging oil prices. The average in Idaho is at about $3.28 a […]

Scammers Posing as Police

Scammers Posing as PolicePOCATELLO, Idaho — The Pocatello Police Department is warning citizens about a phone scam going around where the caller is pretending to be from the Pocatello Police Department. The call appears to be coming from the department number of 234-6100, and the caller is telling people they owe money to the department and aggressively demands […]

Dems Face Hurdles Ousting Idaho’s US House GOP

Dems Face Hurdles Ousting Idaho’s US House GOPBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Two politically experienced Democrats are hoping to oust Idaho’s U.S. House Republicans come Tuesday, but both face an uphill battle. Longtime state Rep. Shirley Ringo is up against two-term Congressman Raul Labrador in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District. Congressman Mike Simpson is seeking a ninth term running against Democratic challenger Richard Stallings, […]

Idaho Governor Candidates Debate for Last Time

Idaho Governor Candidates Debate for Last TimeBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho’s final gubernatorial debate showcased the most heated exchanges yet between the candidates seeking the seat. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter faced off Thursday against Democratic candidate A.J. Balukoff and Libertarian candidate John Bujak. The three agreed on little, and often interrupted the moderator and debate panel to respond to zingers thrown […]

Idaho Girl Dies after Kick from Horse

Idaho Girl Dies after Kick from HorseJEROME, Idaho (AP) – A 9-year-old south-central Idaho girl has died after being kicked by a horse. Authorities tell The Times-News that Kinsey Mae Smith of Jerome died Saturday. Jerome County Sheriff Doug McFall says the girl had been out feeding the horses when the accident occurred.

Bujak Pleads Guilty to Contempt Charge

Bujak Pleads Guilty to Contempt ChargeCALDWELL, Idaho (AP) – Libertarian gubernatorial candidate John Bujak says he has pleaded guilty to contempt for not paying child support. Bujak tells the Idaho Press-Tribune that he made the plea last week in Canyon County for not paying child support for one month in 2013. Bujak says the payments are now current. The newspaper […]

Balukoff Responds to Latest Attack Ad

Balukoff Responds to Latest Attack AdTWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate A.J. Balukoff is firing back against a new television ad accusing him of not knowing who he voted for in the 2008 presidential election. The Republican Governors Association released a video Tuesday with footage of Balukoff telling an RGA cameraman he would have to see if he […]

Compass Academy Hosts Superintendent Debate

Compass Academy Hosts Superintendent Debate(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — Some Idaho students will get their chance to ask questions to the candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction Thursday night.     Compass Academy in Idaho Falls is hosting a debate between Democrat Jana Jones and Republican Sherri Ybarra. Students have been preparing as part of the senior English and […]

New Plant Expected to Bring Hundreds of Jobs

New Plant Expected to Bring Hundreds of Jobs(POCATELLO, ID) — Amy’s Kitchen, the new tenants of the old Heinz Plant in Pocatello,  announced on Wednesday that as many as 1,000 jobs could be coming to the Gate City. Governor Butch Otter made the trip to Eastern Idaho to help make the announcement. Officials said that they will start out with about 200 […]

New High School in the Works

New High School in the Works(POCATELLO, ID) — A new high school is being planned in Pocatello with sights set on opening in the fall of 2016. Grace Lutheran School is looking to extend their operation past eight grade. To do that they plan on building a new private high school. Administrators say they already have up to 25 students who […]

New Pavillion Dedicated in Pocatello

New Pavillion Dedicated in Pocatello(POCATELLO, ID) — The ribbon was cut to open a new $130,000 pavillion in Caldwell Park in Pocatello on Wednesday. The structure, two years in the making, is the product of NeighborhoodWorks Pocatello. The organizion dedicated the pavillion to the city of Pocatello to use for community events. The price tag on the project was covered by […]

N. Idaho Corn-Maze Attraction Closes Early

N. Idaho Corn-Maze Attraction Closes EarlyHAUSER, Idaho (AP) – A northern Idaho Halloween attraction where a Washington state man died after being hit by a bus has closed for the season. The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/13bFH8N) that the Incredible Corn Maze in Hauser closed Monday. The season was scheduled to run through Saturday. Eighteen-year-old Jeremy McSpadden Jr. of Spokane Valley, Washington, […]

Idaho Newspaper’s Front Window Shot

Idaho Newspaper’s Front Window ShotTWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – South-central Idaho police officers say they are investigating after someone shot at the front entrance of a newspaper building. The Times-News reports that someone shot the front window at their Twin Falls building on October 25th. Police stopped by two days later to take pictures of the damage and interview […]

East Idaho Struggles to Hire Qualified Teachers

East Idaho Struggles to Hire Qualified TeachersPOCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – Some school districts in southeast Idaho haven’t been able to find qualified teachers to fill open positions, and officials fear the problem will become worse. The Idaho State Journal reports that Pocatello, American Falls and Aberdeen school districts have had to use student teachers, substitutes and teachers with provisional certifications. Aberdeen […]

Idaho Gov Candidates Face Hurdle Ousting Otter

Idaho Gov Candidates Face Hurdle Ousting OtterBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate A.J. Balukoff has spent nearly $2 million of his own money lambasting what he describes as Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter’s failures, but the amount may still result in a shortfall of votes come November 4th. Ousting a Republican incumbent in Idaho is difficult in almost any elected […]

Organic Food Company Moving to Pocatello

Organic Food Company Moving to Pocatello(POCATELLO, ID) — The old Heinz building in Pocatello will soon become the new Amy’s Kitchen building. Governor Butch Otter is in town to make the official announcement this morning at the Pocatello Regional Airport. Amy’s Kitchen is a natural frozen foods brand and produces over 88 meals.  It is privately held and family owned.

County Commissioner Taking A Break over Health Concerns

County Commissioner Taking A Break over Health Concerns(POCATELLO, ID) — Bannock County announced Tuesday that Commission Chairman Howard Manwaring will be taking a leave of absence due to health concerns. The specifics of the health issues were not revealed. Manwaring will be unavailable for public duties until further notice. Commissioner Steve Hadley will serve as acting chairman until Manwaring returns.
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