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Posted on: February 26, 2024

Idaho Falls Zoo accepting applications for Jr. Zoo Crew

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IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Falls Zoo’s hands-on summer education program is guaranteed to be the highlight of your teen’s summer. 

The Junior Zoo Crew offers a specifically designed summer educational program for teens b...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: February 14, 2024

Idaho Falls Power to construct new electricity generation plant

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IDAHO FALLS – Idaho Falls Power, the community-owned provider of electricity in Idaho Falls, will be making a $36 million local investment by adding a new power generation plant, continuing its long history of ensuring reliable and affordable en...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Idaho Falls Power giving over $5,000 in scholarships, accepting applications

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IDAHO FALLS -- Idaho Falls Power is giving over $5,000 in scholarships and accepting applications of aspiring leaders.

For 2024, Idaho Falls Power will award 10 college scholarships to eligible Idaho Falls area high school sophomores and juniors. Each stud...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: February 6, 2024

Idaho Falls ranked ‘America’s Best-Performing Small City' for the third time

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IDAHO FALLS – For the third time in four years, the City of Idaho Falls is once again America’s Best-Performing Small City, according to an independent study.

The 2024 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index objectively ranks cities on their economic...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: February 2, 2024

Work to begin on expanding the Canal Trail

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IDAHO FALLS – Construction will begin to extend a City of Idaho Falls pathway along the Meppen Canal on Feb. 5.

Contractors will be installing the multi-use path along the Meppen Canal between the Idaho Canal and 25th East. The project will also ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 29, 2024

Fire hydrant repair on East 1st Street Tuesday

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IDAHO FALLS -- The City of Idaho Falls Water Division will be repairing a damaged fire hydrant at the intersection of East 1st Street and South Fanning Ave beginning at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, Jan. 30. 2024. 

Westbound traffic on 1st Street will be de...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 29, 2024

City of Idaho Falls launches online portal to request public records

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IDAHO FALLS – To improve efficiency in access to public records, the City of Idaho Falls has implemented a new process for requesting public records.

Beginning Jan. 29, 2024, the City of Idaho Falls will utilize an online form to accept requests ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 25, 2024

Brief nighttime road closure as part of 17th Street and Holmes Avenue project

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IDAHO FALLS – 17th Street between South Boulevard and Holmes Avenue will be closed for road construction on Sunday night, Jan. 28, from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Eastbound 17th Street Traffic will be detoured at South Boulevard to Sunnyside Road or ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Snow removal parking restrictions lifted

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IDAHO FALLS -- The Idaho Falls Street Division has completed snow removal operations associated with the recent weather events. All parking restrictions are lifted, effective immediately.

Street Division personnel will continue to clean up problem areas. L...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Idaho Falls Regional Airport master plan open house rescheduled

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IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Falls Regional Airport master plan open house has been rescheduled after the weather postponed the event in early January.

The open house is now set for Feb. 7, 2024, from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by a presentation and Q&A session ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Construction to begin at 17th Street and Holmes Avenue

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IDAHO FALLS – Contractors will begin work at the intersection of 17th Street and South Holmes Avenue next Monday, January 22.

On Monday at 10 p.m., crews will install concrete barriers along the sidewalk and remove a section of the curb that night. Traffic...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 14, 2024

City of Idaho Falls issues a snow event. Parking restrictions are now in place.

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IDAHO FALLS -- The recent snowfall resulted in more than two inches of snow, which qualifies as a snow event. Parking restrictions are now in place for all roads located within Idaho Falls city limits until further notice.  

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 12, 2024

Prepare for the potential of frozen waterlines

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IDAHO FALLS -- Due to colder temperatures on the horizon in the coming days, the Idaho Falls Water Division reminds property owners and tenants to prepare for the potential of frozen waterlines. 

“Waterlines in Idaho Falls are generally buried bet...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 11, 2024

New director welcomed at the Idaho Falls Regional Airport

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IDAHO FALLS – Ian Turner will become the new director of the Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) after receiving an appointment from Mayor Rebecca Casper. 

The Idaho Falls City Council approved Turner’s appointme...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 11, 2024

Six individuals receive Idaho Falls Mayor's Choice Awards

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IDAHO FALLS — Mayor Rebecca Casper honored six exemplary individuals with Mayor’s Choice Awards at Thursday night’s City Council meeting.

The Mayor’s Choice Awards debuted in 2021 to recognize outstanding residents, ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 11, 2024

Snow removal parking restrictions lifted

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IDAHO FALLS -- The Idaho Falls Street Division has completed snow removal operations associated with the recent weather events. All parking restrictions are lifted, effective immediately.

Street Division personnel will continue to clean up problem areas, d...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 7, 2024

City of Idaho Falls issues a snow event. Parking restrictions are now in place.

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IDAHO FALLS -- The recent snowfall resulted in more than two inches of snow which qualifies as a snow event. Parking restrictions are now in place for all roads located within Idaho Falls city limits until further notice. 

Vehicles parked on stree...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: December 14, 2023

City of Idaho Falls to welcome new Human Resources Director

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IDAHO FALLS – Darin Jones will be the City of Idaho Falls’ new Human Resources Director after receiving an appointment from Mayor Rebecca Casper. 

The Idaho Falls City Council approved Jones’ appointment at Thursday n...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: December 12, 2023

Idaho Falls Regional Airport seeks public input for ongoing master plan process

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IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Falls Regional Airport invites the public to discuss the airport's future as part of the ongoing master planning process.

A public open house will be held on Jan. 10, 2024, at the Idaho Falls Activity Center from 4 to 8 p.m. The ope...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: December 12, 2023

Rising costs make hauling recyclables impractical for the City of Idaho Falls

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Due to a significant increase in fees associated with the recycling process, the Idaho Falls Sanitation Division will no longer provide recycling bins or haul recyclable items, with the exception of glass, effective Jan. 16, 2024. 

For more than 2...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: December 11, 2023

Idaho Falls Power community initiative to warm homes and hearts

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IDAHO FALLS – The City of Idaho Falls and its municipal power utility, Idaho Falls Power, invites the community to warm homes and hearts through a series of giving programs.

Customers can now enroll in the Utility Roundup Program, which will round up a uti...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: December 8, 2023

Idaho Falls Zoo hosting winter break camps

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IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Falls Zoo will host winter break camps for kids between the ages of 5 and 13. These unique, one-day camps provide fun, interactive activities and up-close learning with animals at your Idaho Falls Zoo.  

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: December 1, 2023

GIFAR to host Mayor Casper for the 2024 State of the City Address

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IDAHO FALLS – The date is set for the 2024 annual Idaho Falls State of the City Address.

The Greater Idaho Falls Association of REALTORS® (GIFAR) is hosting the City of Idaho Falls and Mayor Rebecca Casper for the address. The community i...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: November 30, 2023

Prepare for the potential of frozen waterlines this winter

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Due to colder temperatures on the horizon in the coming months, the Idaho Falls Water Division reminds property owners and tenants to prepare for the potential of frozen waterlines. 

“Waterlines in Idaho Falls are generally buried betwee...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Idaho Falls Regional Airport ready for busy holiday season

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IDAHO FALLS – The Thanksgiving holiday is just days away and the Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) is ready for the busy travel season.

This year, the airport continues to see high numbers of passengers making their way through the region&ap...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: November 9, 2023

City of Idaho Falls City Attorney to retire, new chief legal counsel announced

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IDAHO FALLS – Longtime City of Idaho Falls attorney Randy Fife has announced his retirement.

Fife came to the City of Idaho Falls in April 2013. With over 30 years practicing municipal law, Fife’s last day at the city will be Nov. 30, 2023. Idaho Falls May...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: November 8, 2023

First ever holiday light parade to brighten the Idaho Falls Riverwalk

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IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Falls Riverwalk will twinkle at the first-ever UTV Holiday Light Parade on Dec. 22.

The City of Idaho Falls and the Idaho Falls Rotary Club are hosting the side-by-side Great Snake River Greenbelt Holiday Light Parade that...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: November 1, 2023

Open house scheduled to discuss future traffic planning across the greater Idaho Falls area

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IDAHO FALLS – The Bonneville Metropolitan Planning Organization (BMPO) is hosting a public open house on Nov. 14 to discuss future traffic planning across the greater Idaho Falls area. 

The open house will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: October 23, 2023

Idaho Falls Regional Airport to embark on expansion project

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IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Falls Regional Airport will soon get a new look as the airport and contractors embark on a 18,000-square-foot expansion.

The airport recently awarded Clayco, a full-service, fully integrated design-build construction firm, ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: October 10, 2023

Join the Idaho Falls Zoo for a ‘merry not scary time’ at Boo at the Zoo

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IDAHO FALLS – Get ready for a wild adventure as Boo at the Zoo approaches, bringing spooky fun to the Idaho Falls Zoo.

From Oct. 19 through Oct. 21, your zoo will only be open for Boo at the Zoo from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Guests not only get a peak at t...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: October 4, 2023

Idaho Falls Zoo mourning passing of beloved Sloth Bear

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IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Falls Zoo animal care team is sad to announce the passing of the beloved male sloth bear Mick.

At nearly 25 years old, Mick was the oldest breeding sloth bear in AZA’s Species Survival Plan (SSP) population. After animal care staff ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: September 29, 2023

Idaho Falls Regional Airport selected as grant recipient to expand air service options

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IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Falls Regional Airport is proud to announce it has been awarded a federal Small Community Air Service Development (SCASD) Grant of $950,000 to support efforts to offer additional flights. 

The $950,000 grant provides a reve...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: September 28, 2023

Longtime and instrumental Parks and Recreation employee to retire

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IDHAO FALLS – After decades of unwavering dedication and commitment, Ronnie Campbell will retire from his role as a key figure in the Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Department.

Ronnie's journey began as a seasonal employee in 1985 and ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: September 26, 2023

Registration open for free learn to skate lessons

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IDAHO FALLS — The Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Department has opened registration for free learn to skate day.

On Saturday Sept. 30 at the Joe Marmo/Wayne Lehto Ice Arena the 20 minute lessons will provide a basic introduction to the sport. S...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Idaho Falls Regional Airport continues updates to parking lot facilities

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IDAHO FALLS -- Travelers are encouraged to plan for minor delays while parking at the Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) as construction improvements have temporarily changed traffic flows. 

Entrances to each of the parking lots are down to a sing...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: September 20, 2023

City approves agreement to rename the Civic to the Frontier Center for the Performing Arts

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IDAHO FALLS – The Frontier Center for the Performing Arts is coming to Idaho Falls.

Following a $3.5 million agreement with the City of Idaho Falls, city officials approved a naming rights contract with Frontier Credit Union to rename the Idaho F...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Idaho Falls Regional Airport hosting TSA PreCheck enrollments

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IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) is inviting passengers and Idaho Falls residents to participate in a week-long event to help them enroll in the popular Transportation Security Administration TSA PreCheck® Enrollment expedited screenin...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: September 5, 2023

Idaho Falls Zoo recognized for 25 years of commitment to animal care and welfare

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IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park has received prestigious recognition for 25 years of continuous accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

The tremendous achievement of the AZA Quarter Century Award acknowle...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: August 10, 2023

Ten local high school students receive scholarships from Idaho Falls Power

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IDAHO FALLS – Idaho Falls Power sponsored 10 local high school students to attend a 6-day leadership conference in Caldwell.

Idaho Falls Power is committed to sponsoring our future leaders and in addition to their attendance at the Idaho Consumer...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: August 9, 2023

Ribbon cutting on Saturday for Idaho Falls' Funland at the Zoo

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IDAHO FALLS — Nostalgic celebration will come to Idaho Falls’ Tautphaus Park with the grand opening of Funland at the Zoo.

 The newly restored historic rides will turn again for the crowds at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 12 during the...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: July 31, 2023

The 112th War Bonnet Round Up kicks off this week

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IDAHO FALLS -- Idaho’s Oldest Rodeo, The War Bonnet Round Up, is gearing up to kick off their 112th year of rodeo festivities Wednesday Night.

On the day before the PRCA rodeo begins, Wednesday, Aug. 2, the War Bonnet Round Up will be hosting the...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: July 27, 2023

Registration open for Idaho Falls’ Kids Tri Harder Triathlon

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IDAHO FALLS – The City of Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its annual Kid’s Tri Harder Triathlon, Idaho’s largest kids’ triathlon, on Aug. 12, 2023.

The Kids Tri Harder Triathlon is a fun-filled...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: July 25, 2023

Buy tickets from official sources for Idaho’s Oldest Rodeo – The War Bonnet Round Up

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IDAHO FALLS – Tickets are on sale for Idaho’s Oldest Rodeo – The War Bonnet Round Up 

When purchasing tickets, ensure you are buying them either from the War Bonnet directly by visiting www.warbonnetroundup.org or sto...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: July 20, 2023

Niche wall spaces to become available at historic Rose Hill Cemetery

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IDAHO FALLS – The City of Idaho Falls will soon be selling final resting places in the newly built Autumn Niche Wall at Rose Hill Cemetery. 

To purchase a space to place cremated remains in the niche wall, interested individuals and families can v...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: July 20, 2023

Idaho Falls Power relocating powerlines in downtown alley

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IDAHO FALLS – Idaho Falls Power and contractors will move powerlines underground in the alleyway between Park and Shoup Avenues in downtown Idaho Falls.

With the relocation from overhead powerlines to underground, a section of the alley behind th...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: July 5, 2023

Idaho Falls PIO Kerry Hammon receives prestigious credential

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IDAHO FALLS – Idaho Falls Fire Department Public Information Officer (PIO) Kerry Hammon has received a prestigious national designation through the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) for her work and expertise as a Public Information Off...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 30, 2023

What to know when saving space for Independence Day activities

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IDAHO FALLS -- With this year’s Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce Independence Day Parade, The City of Idaho Falls would like to remind residents that reserving or marking areas for a viewing location for the parade may not occur on city property pr...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 29, 2023

City encourages giving back to our community during the celebration of our nation’s independence

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IDAHO FALLS -- As Idaho Falls prepares to celebrate the nation’s independence at the upcoming Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce “Liberty on Parade,” Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper and the Idaho Falls City Council are ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 29, 2023

Assistant City Attorney receives award for professionalism

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IDAHO FALLS — City of Idaho Falls Assistant City Attorney Mike Kirkham was recently recognized by the Idaho Municipal Attorneys Association with the 2023 Dale W. Storer Professionalism Award.

The award recognizes a municipal attorney in Idaho for...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 26, 2023

City Attorney recognized for contributions to municipal law

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IDAHO FALLS — The Idaho Municipal Attorneys Association recognized City of Idaho Falls City Attorney Randy Fife for his ongoing contributions to the practice of municipal law and the state.

Fife received the prestigious William Herrington Career of Service...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 22, 2023

Community invited to highly anticipated Heritage Park ribbon cutting

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IDAHO FALLS – The City of Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to the ribbon cutting of the much-anticipated Heritage Park. 

On June 28 at 12 p.m., a ribbon cutting will mark the completion of the first phase of the 14...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 12, 2023

Upcoming events abound at the Idaho Falls Zoo

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IDAHO FALLS -- The zoo is open daily for the 2023 season, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., including holidays. June has some really emus-ing events planned for everyone at Idaho Falls Zoo.

June 16: Bat Night at the Zoo- Calling all bat fans! Bat experts with BYU-Id...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 7, 2023

Idaho Falls Power to conduct routine inspection of power poles

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IDAHO FALLS --  Idaho Falls Power will begin a routine process to test the structural integrity of their power poles in the City of Idaho Falls this summer. 

A contractor for the utility expects to test the wooden poles through June and J...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 6, 2023

City of Idaho Falls welcomes Catherine Smith as new Economic Development Administrator

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IDAHO FALLS – The City of Idaho Falls has welcomed a familiar face in economic development to the team.

Catherine Smith will now serve as the City’s Economic Development Administrator. The administrator works to find innovative ways to ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 31, 2023

Idaho Falls City Council Meetings to be temporarily held at the Civic Center for the Performing Arts

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IDAHO FALLS – During the months of June and July, Idaho Falls City Council meetings will be held at the Civic Center for the Performing Arts.

The temporary change in meeting locations will allow for much-needed improvements and upgrades to the Id...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 26, 2023

City of Idaho Falls launches webpage for those seeking guidance on flood response

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IDAHO FALLS – The City of Idaho Falls has published a webpage resource to answer frequently asked questions following this week's severe thunderstorm and flash flooding.

While some people have already begun cleaning up, the webpage "...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Idaho’s Oldest Rodeo - The War Bonnet Round Up holding national anthem auditions

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IDAHO FALLS -- Do you think you can sing? Would you like to sing the national anthem at Idaho’s Oldest Rodeo, The War Bonnet Round Up?

The War Bonnet Round Up is looking for exceptional singers to perform the “Star-Spangled Banner&r...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Idaho Falls Zoo is open on Memorial Day

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IDAHO FALLS -- The Idaho Falls Zoo is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., including holidays, and that means they are open on Memorial Day. 

Here’s a look at some of the events and exciting new things happening at the zoo in May:

May ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 19, 2023

Idaho Falls Regional Airport performing maintenance on parking lot facilities

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IDAHO FALLS — Travelers should be aware that ongoing maintenance and improvements will temporarily close sections of parking at the Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA).

Beginning Monday, May 22, the daily parking lot will be temporarily closed. During this ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 18, 2023

Idaho Falls ranked America’s Best Performing Small City for the second time in three years

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IDAHO FALLS – The City of Idaho Falls is once again America’s Best Performing Small City according to an independent study.

The 2023 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index objectively ranks cities on their economic performance. A...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Idaho Falls celebrates Arbor Day and receives continued national recognition

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IDAHO FALLS – The City of Idaho Falls celebrated Arbor Day on May 15 as the city received continued recognition as a Tree City USA by the Abor Day Foundation. 

As part of the Arbor Day celebration, students from Idaho Falls School Distri...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 9, 2023

Idaho Falls Zoo hosting moms this weekend

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IDAHO FALLS -- Idaho Falls Zoo is now open daily, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., including holidays (and yes, that means they are open Memorial Day) and they are offering a special for all the ladies this weekend.

May 13-14: Mother’s Weekend at the Zoo - Women ca...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 4, 2023

Travelers at the Idaho Falls Regional Airport can now make strides for environmental sustainability

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IDAHO FALLS – Travelers flying through the Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) can now do their part to make air travel more sustainable.  

The airport has joined “The Good Traveler” program that allows travelers to di...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 3, 2023

Changes to library parking during water tower construction

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Construction on the new water tower begins Monday, May 8, at the Idaho Falls Public Library. Parking has been modified during construction to accommodate library patrons. Once complete, there will be minimal impacts to parking at the library. 

The...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: April 27, 2023

City of Idaho Falls hires new Community Development Services Director

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IDAHO FALLS – Wade Sanner will be the City of Idaho Falls’ newest Community Development Services Director after receiving an appointment from Mayor Rebecca Casper. 

The Idaho Falls City Council approved Sanner’s appointment which was effective on ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: April 19, 2023

Idaho Falls Power recognized for its reliability and service to customers

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IDAHO FALLS — Idaho Falls Power received nationwide recognition as one of the most reliable public power utilities.

The American Public Power Association named Idaho Falls’ municipal power utility among the top quarter of public power utilities with the 20...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: April 19, 2023

Heritage Park receives generous donation from the Rotary Club of Idaho Falls

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IDAHO FALLS — Opening of the much-anticipated Heritage Park is closer to the finish line, thanks to another generous donation from the Rotary Club of Idaho Falls. 

Rotary has gifted $100,000 to the City of Idaho Falls Parks and Recreatio...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: April 10, 2023

Construction to begin on new water tower in Idaho Falls

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City of Idaho Falls officials are pleased to announce that construction of the new elevated water tower will begin the end of April. The new water tower has a larger 1 million gallon capacity and will be constructed over two years. 

The water towe...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: April 7, 2023

Weather challenges delay Idaho Falls Zoo 2023 opening day

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IDAHO FALLS – Opening day of the Idaho Falls Zoo will now be on Wednesday, April 26 at 9:30 a.m.

“We all know what a challenging winter we’ve had,” said zoo director David Pennock. “The continued cold tempe...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 24, 2023

Idaho Falls’ Adopt-a-Park program receives statewide recognition

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IDAHO FALLS – The City of Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation’s Adopt-a-Park Program has received high accolades from the Idaho Recreation and Parks Association (IRPA).

The IRPA recognized the Parks and Rec Department and Renee Buchan, the marketing and volun...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Spring recreation in Idaho Falls is just around the corner

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IDAHO FALLS – Registrations for Spring recreation activities in the City of Idaho Falls are underway. 

The Parks and Recreation Department will offer over nine programs with a variety of age divisions for youth and adults. Programs range from disc...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 8, 2023

Volunteers needed for Idaho Falls Zoo’s annual community clean up day

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IDAHO FALLS -- In preparation for the Idaho Falls Zoo's reopening in April, zoo staff is asking for your help to tidy up the grounds during the annual Community Clean Up Day on Saturday, April 1.

From 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the zoo invites individuals, fam...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Idaho Falls City Council Approves Water Tower Location

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The Idaho Falls City Council has unanimously voted to approve construction of the city’s new elevated water tower in the south parking lot of the Idaho Falls Public Library.  

The vote was held last evening at the city’s regula...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Outdoor fires in City of Idaho Falls limits

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Outdoor fires are a common response for the Idaho Falls Fire Department during the spring and summer months. While recreational fires are permitted inside city limits when conditions warrant and requirements are met, a permit is required for bonfires and ...

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Fire Department Announcements
Posted on: June 1, 2023

Pulse Point - CPR and AEDs

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The PulsePoint app raises awareness of CPR and the ability for CPR-trained individuals to respond to cardiac arrests throughout our community. Essentially, it provides a virtual window into our emergency communication center while protecting patient medic...

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Fire Department Announcements

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Tree trimming incident downs powerline, ignites fire

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IDAHO FALLS -- The Idaho Falls Fire Department responded Thursday to the report of a power line down on the 9000 block of Cottonwood Drive in Bonneville County.

The reporting person called 911 saying a powerline had fallen, hit the gas meter connected to a...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 27, 2024

The Idaho Falls Fire Department is hiring, hosting testing on Feb. 17

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IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Falls Fire Department is looking for motivated individuals who want to become Probationary Firefighters. 

Interested candidates are encouraged to begin the Public Safety Testing process now to be considered for a ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 26, 2024

Structure Fire at Hobson's Trailer Court

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At 9:30 a.m. today, January 26, 2024, the Idaho Falls & Bonneville County Emergency Communications Center received a report of a structure fire at Hobson’s Trailer Court, located off the 2900 block of the S Yellowstone Highway. Idaho Falls F...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 18, 2024

Structure Fire at Reeds Dairy

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At approximately 2:45 p.m. today, January 18th, 2024, the Idaho Falls Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at Reed’s Dairy, located at 2660 W Broadway. On arrival, firefighters observed visible flames and heavy smoke coming ...
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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 8, 2024

No injuries after house fire on Homer Avenue

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IDAHO FALLS — There are no injuries after a reported structure fire in Idaho Falls Monday afternoon.

Dispatch received a call around 4:50 p.m. where a resident reported a fire inside a home on the 700 block of Homer Avenue. When the Idaho Falls F...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Live Burn Structure Training

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Idaho Falls, ID:  The Idaho Falls Fire Department will be conducting live burn training on Milligan Road in Snake River Landing on March 22 and March 23 from approximately 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

The public may see light smoke and flames comi...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Early Morning House Fire on Agnes Street

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Shortly before midnight, the Idaho Falls/Bonneville County Dispatch Center received a report of house fire in the 2800 block of Agnes Street in Idaho Falls. The caller reported that the garage appeared to be fully engulfed and the fire was moving to the r...

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Fire Department News

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper elected Second Vice President of the Association of Idaho Cities

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IDAHO FALLS -- Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper was elected to serve as the Second Vice President of the Association of Idaho Cities (AIC). The vote came during the 75th AIC Annual Conference in Boise held in June.

The AIC is governed by an executive commi...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 27, 2022

City Hires New Public Information Officer and Chief of Staff

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Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper has hired eastern Idaho native and former City of Idaho Falls Public Information Officer Bud Cranor as her new Chief of Staff and former East Idaho News reporter Eric Grossarth to replace Cranor as the City’s Public Inform...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 27, 2022

City of Idaho Falls encourages giving as part of Idaho Gives campaign

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IDAHO FALLS -- As our world, nation and communities face challenging times the City of Idaho Falls encourages residents to participate in Idaho Gives. 

The statewide campaign from May 2 to May 5, 2022, brings Idahoans together by raising awareness...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Mayor’s Choice Awards Presented at Idaho Falls State of the City Address

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IDAHO FALLS -- Mayor Rebecca Casper presented the 2022 Idaho Falls State of the City Address last night and presented Mayor’s Choice Awards to nine individuals and organizations as part of the evening’s program.

The Mayor’s Ch...

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Mayor's Office

News Flash

Posted on: September 5, 2023

Fall/Winter Calendar of Events

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Looking to start planning your fall and winter?  Look no further!  Our fall/winter calendar is out and ready for you to start marking your calendar and registering for some fun!  

Calendar of Events HERE Parks & Recreation

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Posted on: January 24, 2024

Update - Officer Involved Critical Incident - Officer Cleared

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On January 8, 2024, an Idaho Falls Police Officer was involved in a shooting incident that resulted in the death of 29-year-old Wyatt Landon. The Idaho Falls Police Officer who discharged his service weapon in this incident has been found justified and th...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 13, 2024

Homicide Investigation

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Yesterday, January 12, 2024, Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to the area of Wardell Street after a person contacted Idaho Falls Bonneville County Emergency Dispatch, stating that a motorhome parked on Wardell may match a vehicle currently being soug...

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Police Department News
Posted on: December 13, 2023

Update - Officer Involved Shooting - Police Camera Footage Release

On December 4, 2023, an Idaho State Trooper and Idaho Falls Police Officers were involved in a shooting incident. One person, a 34-year-old male died during the incident. Preliminary information about the incident was released on December 4th. An update r...

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Police Department News
Posted on: December 4, 2023

Officer Involved Shooting - Pancheri/17th and Yellowstone Hwy

Early this morning, December 4, 2023, an Idaho State Trooper and Idaho Falls Police Officers were involved in a shooting incident. One person, a 34-year-old male is deceased. No law enforcement officers were injured, and no additional injuries were report...

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Police Department News
Posted on: November 3, 2023

Idaho Falls Police Department’s K9s Argo and Ghost have received donation of body armor

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Idaho Falls Police Department’s K9s Argo and Ghost have received bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  K9 Argo’s vest is sponsored by a fund...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 26, 2023

IFPD Invites Community to National Night Out

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The Idaho Falls Police Department is inviting community members to attend National Night Out this Tuesday night, August 1st. National Night Out is an annual national community-building effort that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood ca...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 1, 2023

Idaho Falls Independence Day Events Public Safety Information, Road Closures, Etc.

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200,000 community members and visitors will celebrate Independence Day during the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce Liberty on Parade, Riverbend’s Riverfest, and the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration. Plan ahead for a safe and enjoyable July 4th.

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Posted on: June 30, 2023

Investigators Seize $900,000 worth of Fentanyl Pills

This week, Idaho Falls Police Investigators with the assistance of other law enforcement partners, arrested Jason Hurley for 13 different drug and weapon related offenses. In the course of the investigation, investigators seized approximately 73,000 count...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 1, 2023

IFPD Launches Project Home Safe

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The Idaho Falls Police Department is excited to launch Project Home Safe, an effort intended to help children and people with disabilities in the event they are lost or missing. The program is intended for children and dependent adults who may have a tend...

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Police Department News
Posted on: April 13, 2023

Applications Open for Idaho Falls Police Citizen’s Police Academy

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The class has been filled and applications are now closed.

IFPD hosts a Citizen's Police Academy about once per year, depending on staff availability and department resources. If you are interested in being notified when applicati...

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Posted on: February 14, 2023

Greater Idaho Falls Police Foundation Secures $110,000 Grant for the Idaho Falls Police Department

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The Greater Idaho Falls Police Foundation is pleased to announce that they recently secured a $110,000 grant from the Cross Foundation in support of the Idaho Falls Police Department. The GIFPF Board has allocated the $110,000 to specific programs and nee...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 9, 2023

Two Men Arrested and Large Quantity of Fentanyl Pills and Drug Cash Seized

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On February 7, 2023, Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to the area of the 1500 block of Curtis Avenue to make contact with a wanted person, Jacob Garner. Officers spoke to a person at the address where Garner was believed to be, who allowed officers t...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 10, 2023

Man Arrested for Robbery, Kidnapping, Drug Possession, and Battery on Officer

On Saturday, January 7, 2023, Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to a residence in the area of 1200 Lake Avenue after a report was made to dispatch that someone may be being held hostage by a man with a gun. 

Responding Officers arrived and loc...

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Police Department News
Posted on: November 28, 2022

Officer Involved Shooting - Eagles Lodge

Last night, November 27, 2022, shortly before 8:00 p.m., an Idaho Falls Police Officer was involved in a shooting incident that occurred at the Eagles Lodge, located at 635 Hemmert Avenue. The officer responded to the Eagles Lodge to conduct a welfare che...

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Police Department News
Posted on: October 6, 2022

Fatality Vehicle Collision

The Idaho Falls Police Department and Idaho Falls Fire Department responded yesterday, October 5, 2022, to a vehicle collision on Sunnyside Road near Potomac Way. Two vehicles, containing a total of three people were involved. All three people were transp...

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Police Department News
Posted on: October 5, 2022

IFPD Expands K-9 Unit, Prepares for Retirement of Two K-9s

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The Idaho Falls Police Department is excited to announce the expansion of the IFPD Police K-9 Unit and to welcome several new police dogs to the department. ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: September 7, 2022

IFPD Encourages Marking Catalytic Converters to Combat Theft

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Since March 2022, the Idaho Falls Police Department has received over 60 reports of catalytic converter thefts within the city limits of Idaho Falls. This number represents a sharp increase in catalytic converter thefts from previous years and matches nat...

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Police Department News
Posted on: September 4, 2022

Man in Custody Following Homicide

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At approximately 10:30 p.m., September 3, the Idaho Falls Bonneville County Emergency Communications Center (Dispatch) received a report of gunshots in the 1500 block of Claire View Lane. The caller stated that they thought a person may be injured.

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Police Department News
Posted on: September 2, 2022

IFPD Promotes Captain Jessica Marley, 21-year Veteran Police Officer

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Idaho Falls, ID – The Idaho Falls Police Department is excited to announce that Jessica Marley, a 21-year-veteran of the department, has been promoted to Captain. In addition to her robust experience as an Idaho Falls Police Officer, Captain Marl...

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Police Department News
Posted on: August 22, 2022

IFPD Celebrates the Career and Retirement of Captain Bill Squires

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Idaho Falls, ID – On Thursday, August 18, 2022, the Idaho Falls Police Department hosted a retirement ceremony honoring the career of Captain Bill Squires and wishing him well as he retires from the law enforcement profession. 

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 28, 2022

IFPD Invites Community to National Night Out & Recruitment Open House

The Idaho Falls Police Department is inviting community members to attend National Night Out this Tuesday night, August 2nd. National Night Out is an annual national community-building effort that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood ca...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 21, 2022

Escapee Arrested After Lengthy Pursuit, Firing at Officers

Early this morning, July 21, Idaho Falls Police Officers, and Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies located Peter Lewis, a known fugitive who recently did not return to Bonneville County Jail after court order furlough. After a lengthy high-speed...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Idaho Falls Police shares traffic closures, public safety information ahead of July 4th Events

Idaho Falls, ID – With the annual Independence Day festivities just days away, the Idaho Falls Police Department and partner agencies are sharing traffic closures, information, and safety tips to help the public to be safe and prepared for the an...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Idaho Falls Animal Shelter Offers $10 Microchips, Encourages Pet Safety Ahead of July 4th

Idaho Falls, ID – Ahead of the Independence Day holiday, the Idaho Falls Animal Shelter (IFAS) is offering discounted microchipping services. Normally, IFAS charges $20 for microchipping. Starting today and continuing through July 2nd, the shelte...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Man Arrested After Attack with Knife

On June 14, shortly after 9:30 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Dispatch received a report that a person had been stabbed. Idaho Falls Police Officers responded immediately to the area of 400 Whittier Street where they located the victim who had sustained injurie...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Man Arrested for Two Counts Battery on Police Officer, Other Offenses

On May 29, 2022, Idaho Falls Police Dispatch received calls reporting a physical disturbance in progress in the parking lot at 720 Lindsay Boulevard. Callers reported that there was screaming and yelling coming from the parking lot, and a caller reported ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 12, 2022

IFPD Welcomes New Potential K9 - Skadi

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The Idaho Falls Police Department is excited to welcome a new potential K9, Skadi, a 6-month-old Belgian Malinois mix. Skadi was adopted by IFPD from the Blackfoot Animal Shelter and Rescue and will be training to become a single-purpose Explosives Detect...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Update - Jed Hall Investigation

The following is a joint release from the Idaho Falls Police Department and the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office. Media contacts for each agency are listed below. 

On Monday, January 22, 2018, at 6:51 a.m., 16-year-old Matthew &ldqu...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Incident on 9th Street/Benton Street and Pursuit

Around 2:00 p.m. today, Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to a report of a possible shooting in the area of the 1400 block of Benton Street. Idaho Falls Police Officers responded and found evidence that at least one round had been fired. No injuries h...

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Police Department News
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Man Arrested Following Homicide

At approximately 4:00 p.m. yesterday, March 30, 2022, Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to the area of 200 S Woodruff behind Planet Fitness for a report of a possibly deceased person. Arriving officers located a deceased man, who appeared to have sust...

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Police Department News
Posted on: March 21, 2022

Man Arrested for Weekend Robbery

On March 19, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred in the area of the 500 block of River Parkway. The victim was outside a business in the area when they were approached by the su...

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Police Department News
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Several Arrests, Major Drug Seizures Made in Three Day Period

Between Friday, March 4, and Sunday, March 6, Idaho Falls Police Officers arrested 16 people for drug and other relevant offenses in six separate incidents. In that time, a total of 1034 fentanyl pills, 1.85 pounds (842.35 grams) methamphetamine, 10.25 po...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Multi-County Pursuit Ends with No Injuries, Successful Arrest

On February 12, 2022, at approximately, 1:15 a.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers were performing a DUI traffic stop and investigation in the area of Whittier Street and N Freeman Avenue which, by necessity, blocked the roadway for a short time. While on thi...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 8, 2022

IFPD Successfully Deescalates Armed Suicidal Person at Motel

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Last night, February 7, 2022, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers were called to the Motel 6, located at 1448 W Broadway, for a report of an armed suicidal person. Officers learned that the person ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 29, 2022

Man Arrested After Battering, Assaulting and Holding Woman Hostage

Yesterday, January 28, 2022, shortly before 7:00 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of H Street. A person called Idaho Falls Police Dispatch and stated that their neighbor had texted asking t...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 19, 2022

IFPD Investigating Recent String of Vandalism

Update February 7, 2022: The Idaho Falls Police Department has been able to identify suspects involved in a series of malicious vandalism cases that were reported during the month of January. From January 8th to 31st, the Idaho Falls Police Department rec...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Single Vehicle Rollover Fatality

At approximately 4:52 a.m. on January 16, 2021, Idaho Falls Police Dispatch received a report of a rollover vehicle accident in the area of Snake River Parkway, off Sunnyside Road. The caller reported that a passenger in the vehicle had been injured and w...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Patrol & SWAT respond to Aggravated Assault Barricaded Subject

Shortly before 12:00 p.m. today, January 16, 2022, Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of E Elva Street for a report that a woman had pointed a handgun at a juvenile inside the home. The juvenile reported that the woman h...

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Police Department News
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Halloween Robber Apprehended Minutes After Robbery

At approximately 11:50 p.m. last night, October 31, Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to the Common Cents store at 1003 S Boulevard for a report of a robbery that had just occurred. A person outside the store witnessed the robbery and called 911. The ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Two Arrested as Result of Investigation into August Shooting Incident

According to witnesses on scene a group of people were involved in an argument during which one person produced a firearm and fired a shot at another person. 

The victim was struck with a single round and was transported to an area hospital by pri...

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Police Department News
Posted on: September 16, 2021

IFPD, FOP, and IDOC Partner for Re-Entry Hygiene Kit Drive

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The Idaho Falls Police Department and Idaho Falls Fraternal Order of Police are partnering with the Idaho Department of Corrections Re-Entry Program on a Hygiene Kit Donation Drive. This is the second year that IFPD and IDOC have partnered on this donatio...

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Police Department News
Posted on: August 3, 2021

TONIGHT! - Don't miss IFPD's National Night Out!

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The Idaho Falls Police Department is inviting community members to attend National Night Out this Tuesday night, August 3rd. National Night Out is an annual national community-building effort that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood ca...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 28, 2021

IFPD Invites Community to National Night Out

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The Idaho Falls Police Department is inviting community members to attend National Night Out this Tuesday night, August 3rd. National Night Out is an annual national community-building effort that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood ca...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 2, 2021

July 3rd - Safety Tips, Road Closures and Parking Restrictions

Idaho Falls, ID – With just hours left until Independence Day festivities kick-off, the Idaho Falls Police Department would like to remind the public to be safe, plan ahead and know which roads will be closed as they make plans to atten...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 26, 2021

Man Arrested for DUI After Nearly Striking Police Officer and Crashing Into Residence

At approximately 2:20 a.m. this morning, an Idaho Falls Police Officer performed a traffic stop near the intersection of South Holmes Avenue and 4th Street. As the officer began to exit their police vehicle, which had emergency police lights activated at ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Man Arrested after Soliciting Sex from Undercover IFPD Officer Posing as 14-Year-Old

Yesterday, Idaho Falls Police Officers arrested Allen Eckman, a 28-year-old male resident of Idaho Falls, after Eckman contacted and solicited sex from a 14-year-old female through social media. The account was actually a fake account maintained by Idaho ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 26, 2021

IFPD and partners host Building Diversity, Strengthening Our Communities Law Enforcement Conference

Over the past several months the Idaho Falls Police Department, City of Idaho Falls, and the Idaho Commission of Hispanic Affairs have been working together to organize and host this conference, which will include attendees from the Idaho Falls Police Dep...

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Police Department News
Posted on: April 14, 2021

IFPD Officers Apprehend Wanted Subject in Idaho Falls

Last night at approximately 10:45 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers located wanted subject Makena Lagana in the area of Benton Street and St. Clair Road in Idaho Falls. Lagana led officers on a brief foot pursuit through a parking lot, across a street, an...

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Police Department News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault After Chasing People with Knife

On April 7th, at approximately 10:40 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers were called to the area of Memorial and Broadway for a report that a man was threatening and chasing people with a knife. The caller provided dispatch with a description of the man and...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Officer Involved Shooting - February 8, 2021

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The Idaho Falls Police Department defines Officer-Involved Shootings as any incident where, in the course of their duties, an Officer discharges their service weapon resulting in the death or injury of another person. As is standard protocol for any Offic...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Man Arrested Following Discovery of Drug Lab

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On January 30th, shortly before 3:00 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to a residence in the 3200 block of Londonderry Avenue for a report of a domestic disturbance in progress. The caller reported that a woman was threatened with a firearm.&...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 27, 2021

IFPD Officers Join US Marshals Taskforce as Special Deputy Marshals

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IFPD Officers Corey Sato and Jose Abreo were sworn in as Special Deputy US Marshals by Deputy US Marshal Darrin Lambert, the supervisor of the US Marshals Pocatello office. 

The US Marshals Service has approximately 3,500 full-time Deputy US Marsh...

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Police Department News
Posted on: December 29, 2020

Two Arrested with Trafficking Amounts of Meth & Cocaine, Stolen Gun Recovered

On December 24, 2020, shortly before 7:00 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to a parking lot for a report of a suspicious vehicle after a witness called Idaho Falls Police Dispatch and reported seeing two people inside the vehicle engaging in dr...

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Police Department News
Posted on: December 29, 2020

Man Arrested for Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling

On December 27th, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to the 1500 block of Alice Avenue to investigate reports of gunfire. Multiple residents in the area reported hearing gunfire. Two people who called Idaho Falls Police disp...

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Police Department News
Posted on: December 21, 2020

Two Juveniles Apprehended After String of Vehicle Burglaries - Including Stolen AR15

On December 14, 2020, shortly after 1:00 a.m., Idaho Falls Police Officer responded to the area of S Higbee Avenue for a report of an attempted vehicle burglary. A resident noticed the dome light in his car turn on from inside his residence. When he went ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Man Arrested After Headbutting Police Officer

Idaho Falls, ID – On December 12, shortly after 5:00 a.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Fanning for a disturbance. The caller reported that a man was highly intoxicated and was standing in the roadway ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Three Arrested After Taking Tools from Habitat for Humanity Volunteer

Idaho Falls, ID – On December 7th, at about 9:00 a.m., an Idaho Falls Police Officer responding to a report of a theft that had occurred in the 1000 block of Science Center Drive. The victim reported that he parked his vehicle at a Habi...

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Police Department News
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Man Arrested Following Police Pursuit

Shortly before 6:00 p.m., an Idaho Falls Police Officer in an unmarked IFPD vehicle attempted to perform a traffic stop on a vehicle near the area of 1st Street and Fanning Avenue in relation to a felony investigation. When the Officer activated his overh...

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Police Department News
Posted on: September 25, 2020

IFPD Arrests Two People Following SWAT Standoff

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Idaho Falls, ID – Early this morning, Idaho Falls Police Officers were searching for a wanted subject, Maddeline Ovard, when they received information that Ovard and another wanted subject,...

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Police Department News
Posted on: September 1, 2020

IFPD and IDOC Partner for Re-Entry Hygiene Kit Drive

IFPD and IDOC Partner for Re-Entry Hygiene Kit Drive

Idaho Falls, ID – The Idaho Falls Police Department is partnering with the Idaho Department of Corrections Re-Entry Program on a Hygiene Kit Donation Drive. IFPD is hoping to collect b...

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Police Department News
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Two Arrested on Warrants, Drug & Weapons Offenses

On August 4, 2020, Idaho Falls Police Officers arrested Dakota Clifford, a 24-year-old Idaho Falls resident, and Richard Veilleux, a 28-year-old Idaho Falls resident, on various outstanding warrants, drug, and other offenses.

Idaho Falls Police Officers ha...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 27, 2020

IFPD Partnering with Office of Highway Safety on Seat Belt Education

Idaho Falls, ID – The Idaho Falls Police Department is partnering with the Idaho Officer of Highway Safety and law enforcement agencies across Idaho to encourage drivers and passengers to buckle up.

This month the Idaho Falls Police Depa...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Three Arrested After Woman Reports Kidnap and Torture

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On June 22, 2020, Idaho Falls Police Dispatch received a call from a person who stated that a woman had stopped them on the street and asked them to call 911. The woman appeared to have been ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 22, 2020

Man Arrested After Aggravated Assault, Police Chase and Home Invasion

Earlier this morning, Idaho Falls Police Officers arrested Dakota Clifford, a 24-year-old Idaho Falls resident, for Felony Aggravated Assault, Felony Eluding, Misdemeanor Unlawful Entry, and on three outstanding Felony Bonneville County Warrants. The warr...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Man Wanted on Homicide Charge Commits Suicide as Officers Approach

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Body Recovered from Snake River Identified

On Friday, June 5th, the Idaho Falls Police Department and Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of a deceased male from the Snake River in Idaho Falls. The man has been identified as Miguel A. Rodriguez, a 44-year-old Idaho Fall...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 26, 2020

IFPD Seizes Two Pounds of Meth in Suspicious Package

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On May 15th, 2020, Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to a residence in Idaho Falls for a report of a suspicious package. According to the reporting party, the package was sent to their home via the US Postal Service but was not addressed to anyone who...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Hotel Employees Rescue 5 Year Old from Drowning

On Sunday, May 3, shortly before noon, Idaho Falls Police Dispatch received a 911 call about a missing child near the Tru by Hilton Hotel on Lindsey Ave. The caller reported that a 5-year-old boy was missing. Nearly at the same time, another caller report...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 6, 2020

IFPD Debuts D91 School Pride Themed Police Vehicles

Idaho Falls, ID – The Idaho Falls Police Department is debuting a new school pride themed patrol vehicle, driven by the School Resource Officer assigned to Eagle Rock Middle School. The IFPD Eagle Rock SRO vehicle is the first of four s...

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Police Department News
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Local & National Architect Team Selected to Design Idaho Falls Police Complex

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Partnership Includes Local Firm & National Expert in Police Facilities

Idaho Falls, ID – The Idaho Falls Police Department and City of Idaho Falls are excited to...

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Police Department News
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Three Idaho Falls Residents Connected to Multi-State Crime Spree

Idaho Falls, ID – The Idaho Falls Police Department Special Investigations Unit is investigating three Idaho Falls residents in connection to a string of serious crimes across multiple states, including drug crimes in Idaho and a homici...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Meth Trafficking Arrest After Driver Attempts to Elude Officers

On January 25th, shortly before midnight, an Idaho Falls Police Officer was patrolling in the area of 17th street and Fife Avenue when the officer saw a vehicle driving east on 17th street with its headlights off. The officer caught up to the vehicle at t...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Anniversary of Disappearance of Jed Hall

Yesterday, January 22, marked the two year anniversary of the disappearance of Idaho Falls’ teen, Matthew “Jed” Hall. Since his disappearance, Idaho Falls Police Investigators have made significant efforts to locate Jed but t...

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Police Department News
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Idaho Falls Police Chief announces four promotions, including the IFPD's first female Sergeant

Idaho Falls Police Chief Bryce Johnson announced the promotions of one Lieutenant and three Sergeants.

  • Sergeant Scott Killian will be promoted to Lieutenant and will be transferred from detectives to patrol.
  • Detective Jessica Marley will be promoted to Serg...
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Police Department News

News Flash

Posted on: December 12, 2023

Rising costs make hauling recyclables impractical for the City of Idaho Falls

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Due to a significant increase in fees associated with the recycling process, the Idaho Falls Sanitation Division will no longer provide recycling bins or haul recyclable items, with the exception of glass, effective Jan. 16, 2024. 

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Public Works
Posted on: November 30, 2023

Prepare for the potential of frozen waterlines this winter

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Due to colder temperatures on the horizon in the coming months, the Idaho Falls Water Division reminds property owners and tenants to prepare for the potential of frozen waterlines. 

“Waterlines in Idaho Falls are generally buried between five to ...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 3, 2023

Changes to library parking during water tower construction

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Construction on the new water tower begins Monday, May 8, at the Idaho Falls Public Library. Parking has been modified during construction to accommodate library patrons. Once complete, there will be minimal impacts to parking at the library. 

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Public Works
Posted on: April 10, 2023

Construction to begin on new water tower in Idaho Falls

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City of Idaho Falls officials are pleased to announce that construction of the new elevated water tower will begin the end of April. The new water tower has a larger 1 million gallon capacity and will be constructed over two years. 

The water towe...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Idaho Falls City Council Approves Water Tower Location

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The Idaho Falls City Council has unanimously voted to approve construction of the city’s new elevated water tower in the south parking lot of the Idaho Falls Public Library.  

The vote was held last evening at the city’s regularly scheduled city c...

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Posted on: March 9, 2023

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Idaho Falls Power allows customers to buy Certified Clean Energy at a low, monthly rate ensuring that you receive the cleanest energy available. Check out this and other programs offered by Idaho Falls Power!

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

City offers fee-free payment options as payment processing company raises fee

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Fees charged by the company that processes credit card payments for Idaho Falls utilities are slated to increase beginning March 26, 2023. 

The current fee of $3.95 that the company charges customers will increase to $4.50 for credit and debit car...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

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We know life can sometimes bring financial hardship. There are several resources and programs that are available in  Idaho Falls to assist our customers with their energy bill. 

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Understanding Your Utility Bill

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Learn about how to read your utility bill here. 

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

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