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Pocatello High School renovation plan advances in face of criticism

Plans for a $7.5 million renovation of Pocatello High School continue advancing in the face of criticism that it will alter the historic character of the building. Pocatello native Steven McCurdy has led the effort to get Pocatello-Chubbuck School District 25 to reconsider its approach.


Idaho Falls man arrested after a five-hour standoff

An Idaho Falls man is in custody after a five-hour standoff with police yesterday morning. East Idaho News reports 41 year-old Nathan Blackburn was arrested for felony stalking, felony burglary and violating a civil protection order.


Man accused in Pocatello homicide had recent run-in with law enforcement

POCATELLO — The weekend before Dustin Alfaro of California allegedly killed an elderly woman in Pocatello, he had a run-in with local law enforcement. Jefferson County records show a citation was issued to the 18-year-old on Sunday after a hit-and-run crash. Police say a witness saw Alfaro run into


Idaho man faces federal charges after he allegedly led illegal bear hunts in Alaska

An Idaho man faces multiple felony charges after officials say he falsified hunting documents when hunting grizzly bears in Alaska, according to court documents obtained by the Idaho Statesman.


Construction starts on Fir Street in Pocatello

The following is a news release from the City of Pocatello:. Monday, March 25, crews with the City of Pocatello Water Department will begin their project on Fir Street. Workers will be installing a new water main line, fire hydrants, and water meter boxes. Crews will work between the hours of 7 a.m.


Woman reacts to murder near home

POCATELLO (KIFI/KIDK) - Two teenage boys in California were arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Arlyne Koehler. People living on Mckinley Avenue in Pocatello, where the murder happened, say they are frightened.


We Are East Idaho: Arco

ARCO — On a cold winter day in 1951, Walter Zinn and a group of scientists met in a small nuclear reactor 50 miles west of Idaho Falls to conduct an experiment that would change the modern world forever.


Overnight detours planned for I-84 interchange toward Pocatello, Salt Lake City

(KMVT/KSVT) - The Idaho Transportation Department is planning to have some overnight detours for motorists on the way to Salt Lake City or Pocatello next week. In a release, the department said motorists who are heading eastbound on I-84 from Burley toward Pocatello should be expecting a traffic pat


2 south-central Idaho hospitals are now designated as trauma centers

TWIN FALLS — Within three months, two St. Luke’s hospitals in south-central Idaho have been designated as trauma centers. In December 2018, St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls was awarded status as a level III trauma center by the Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency System. And earlier t


MOD Pizza’s new Pocatello location served 1,000 to 1,500 pizzas over opening weekend

Pocatello officially has a new pizza restaurant. MOD Pizza had a soft opening Friday and Saturday, and officially opened Sunday. According to MOD representatives, the fast-casual, build-your-own pizza and salad restaurant made 1,000 to 1,500 pizzas over the weekend. Mod's woodstone fire deck oven al


Idaho Falls Police responding to ‘active situation’ on Bluebird Lane

IDAHO FALLS — Authorities are responding to an “active situation” on the 1200 block of Bluebird Lane Sunday morning. The exact nature of the incident is unknown, however, the local SWAT team is on scene.


The Best Place to Retire in Idaho

It seems like a no brainer that Idaho is a great place to retire, but where is the perfect spot to live out those last relaxing decades?. Valley County, Idaho is the spot! If you're a newbie to Idaho, this is the Cascade and McCall area. Can you say gorgeous and peaceful! Perfect place to retire!

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Student-athletes past and present upset over NCAA "day in the life" video

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - With the second round of the NCAA Tournament wrapping up Sunday, lots of people are talking about the NCAA but not all of the talk is about basketball.


Luther Way closes in Blackfoot

The following is a news release from the City of Blackfoot:. We have been informed by Intermountain Gas that they will be relocating their gas main on Luther Way in Blackfoot. Due to the nature of this work, Luther Way will be closed to traffic from Monday, March 25 through Tuesday, March 26, 2019.


Newsmakers Encore: How this local woman ended up on the dollar gold coin

In this encore edition of East Idaho Newsmakers, Nate Eaton speaks with Randy’L Teton. Teton is a Fort Hall native and is featured on the US Sacagawea dollar gold coin. She is the only living person to currently appear on a United States coin.


Mary Benally named Indian Conference queen

FORT HALL — The Northwest Indian Youth Conference was held here last week, and many intriguing and interesting topics were made available to the youth in attendance. Fort Halls’s Mary Benally took the honor of conference queen.


Community calendar: March 24-25

• Today, the Portneuf Sangha, 424 W. Lewis St. in Pocatello, will examine ways to apply the Buddha’s teachings, the Dharma, to everyday life. This week, participants are invited to bring a short reading or a quote to share and discuss. The focus will be on the fourth and fifth components of the Eigh



POCATELLO — Less than 48 hours after they began investigating the murder of an elderly woman, Pocatello police say they have made multiple arrests in the case and there is no longer a threat to the public.


Searching for Sasquatch in Utah

I was deep up Provo Canyon around 3 am when I let out some whoops and left apples scattered in a perimeter about 150 yards from my camp. I sat up most of the night, my ears and eyes searching the darkness until sleep overtook me.


Construction work begins Monday in Pocatello and Blackfoot

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Crews will not let much spring weather to go by before launching street projects in Blackfoot and Pocatello. In Pocatello, crews will begin replacing a sewer line along West Griffith Road on Monday. The project will extend from McKinley Avenue to Yellowstone Avenue. Wo