News Flash

Posted on: August 2, 2018

Kayaking Moving to Friday Nights

August 8th at 9pm will be the last Wednesday night Kayak session until December.  Kayaking will move to Fridays at 9pm starting August 17th.  The cost is $6.50 per person.  Bring your own boat.

Aquatic Center
Posted on: August 12, 2018

Public/Lap Swim Hours Change August 27th

Beginning August 27th, daytime public swim hours will move to 1-3:30pm Monday thru Friday; Lap swim hours will return to 5:30am-3:30pm Monday-Friday.  Weekend hours will remain the same unless otherwise posted.

Aquatic Center
Posted on: August 17, 2018

Labor Day Special

Public and Lap Swim hours will be from 1pm-8pm on Monday, September 3rd. Admission will be $2 per person.

Aquatic Center
Posted on: August 12, 2018

Fall Surfer Swim Team Registration is Now Open

Sign up soon to reserve your practice time slot.  Register at www.idahofallsidaho.gov/registration

Aquatic Center

News Flash

Posted on: August 17, 2018

Altered Traffic Pattern on Highway 20 this Sunday

Caution sign

Idaho Falls, ID – Motorist traveling on U.S. Highway 20 near mile post 309 will experience an altered traffic pattern and reduced speeds this Sunday as Idaho Falls Power crews complete an electrical system upgrade.

Traffic will be affect...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: August 16, 2018

Community Park Trail Improvements Set to Get Underway

Walking on Trail

Idaho Falls, ID – The City of Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Department and Department of Public Works are set to begin some big improvements on the trail system at Community Park.

“This is a very busy trail for pedestrians and cyclis...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: August 15, 2018

City of Idaho Falls, Civitans to Cut Ribbon on New Playground at Freeman Park

Freeman Park Playground Rendering

Idaho Falls, ID – The City of Idaho Falls will join with members of the Idaho Falls Civitan Club to cut the ribbon on Idaho Falls newest playground on Friday, August 17 at 2 p.m. at Freeman Park.

The City partnered with the Civitan Club to constr...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Bicycle Route Improvements Provide Greater Connectivity

Bicycling Teens

Idaho Falls, ID – In keeping with the recommendation of the bicycle and pedestrian plan Connecting Our Community, the City of Idaho Falls is in the process of adding pavement markings and signs to establish bicycle routes along 5th and ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Idaho Falls Named a Best Affordable Mountain Town

Downtown Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls, ID – The City of Idaho Falls has been named one of the nation’s best affordable mountain towns, according to the online website, Livability.com. 

“Idaho Falls might not be a mountain town in the literal s...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: August 11, 2018

Temporary Closure of 8th & 9th Street for Water Line Replacement

Idaho Falls, ID – Beginning Monday, August 13, 3H Construction will temporarily close 8th and 9th Street from S Holmes Avenue to S Higbee Avenue for the replacement of water lines.

This project requires closure of the roads on this city ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: August 10, 2018

Idaho Falls Power Offers Tips to Beat the Heat

Heatwave

Idaho Falls, ID – With the temperatures creeping up, Idaho Falls Power has a few simple tips to help people save energy and beat the heat as the weather continues to warm up.

A few simple changes can help residents lower costs and keep t...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Young Man Rescued, Trapped Under Vehicle for Several Days

Young Man Rescued

JOINT PRESS RELEASE

Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office

Idaho Falls Fire Department

Idaho Falls, ID: On August 6, 2018 at 7:45 p.m., the Idaho Falls Fire Department and Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the are...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: August 8, 2018

Construction Notice: S Boulevard Storm Drain Improvements

HK Contractors will be working at the intersection of N Water Avenue and Chestnut Street today, August 8 for the S Boulevard Storm Drain Improvements project.

Construction activities include the installation of water, storm, and sewer lines and the replace...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: August 7, 2018

New Penguin Chick Hatches at Idaho Falls Zoo

Penguin Chick

Idaho Falls Zoo is happy to announce a new endangered African penguin chick has hatched and is the first to hatch at the zoo since 2016!

"As African penguins are endangered, the chick is an important ambassador for the conservation of its species,&quo...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: August 6, 2018

ITD Asphalt Overlay Project – Highway 26/Yellowstone Avenue

From early August through October, Depatco, Inc. will be working for the Idaho Transportation Department applying an asphalt overlay on US Highway 26 from E Iona Road to W 65th S.

Highway 26 is, in part, also Highway 91. The corridor is commonly referred t...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: August 3, 2018

New Idaho Falls Power Assistant General Manager Announced

Stephen Boorman

Idaho Falls, ID – Stephen John Boorman, PE, has been selected as the new Assistant General Manager of Idaho Falls Power.  Stephen has been in engineering and management for almost 30 years, most of that with electric utilities....

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: August 6, 2018

Zoo’s August Events Feature Something for Everyone

McCaw

August is full of special events at the Idaho Falls Zoo that offer fun for the whole family! Here’s a look:

Enrichment Day: Saturday, August 4 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Explore how we enhance the lives of the animals at the zoo and encourage their natural b...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: August 1, 2018

Update on 17th Street Construction Project

17th Street Construction Project Update

Now that paving on 17th Street from S Holmes Avenue to Woodruff Avenue is complete, construction crews will turn their focus to the next phase of the 17th Street Improvement project.

Over the next few weeks, crews will adjust manholes and water valves on t...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: July 30, 2018

Intersection Closure - S Boulevard & Elm Street

On Wednesday, August 1, Knife River will close the intersection of S Boulevard and Elm Street for approximately one month.

The new roundabout project requires a full closure to expedite and facilitate work that cannot be completed with traffic in the work ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: July 30, 2018

Be Safe with Electricity

IMG_7792ed1WEB

Idaho Falls, ID – Electricity is an amazing resource! Thanks to electricity, we can heat our homes, turn on the lights when it gets dark, take hot showers and even prepare a delicious meal for our family to enjoy together.

However, elect...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: August 1, 2018

Idaho Falls Zoo Seeks Adult Volunteers for Off-Season – APPLY NOW!

Idaho Falls Zoo Logo

The Idaho Falls Zoo needs YOU, even when we're closed to the public in fall and winter. Adult volunteers are essential to the zoo and we are seeking people to help with zoomobiles (off-site presentations at schools), animal care, and fall and winter groun...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: July 27, 2018

Construction Notice: Residential Street Overlays Begin Monday

Road Work - Spring_Summer

Idaho Falls, ID – Beginning Monday, July 30 through Thursday, August 9, DePatco, Inc. will apply an asphalt overlay on the residential streets listed below.

In order to expedite the project, street access will be limited to local traffic and emerg...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: July 27, 2018

Report Residential/Business Storm Damage to Insurance

Storm drainage and/or sewer issues, contact city utilities

Homeowners impacted by yesterday’s storm should contact their homeowner’s insurance or private restoration companies for assistance assessing and repairing damage to personal pr...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: July 25, 2018

House Fire on N Freeman Avenue

House Fire on N Freeman Avenue

On July 25, 2018 at 7:20 p.m. the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to the 600 block of N Freeman Avenue for a report of a structure fire.

Upon arrival firefighters found smoke coming from the eaves of a single family home. On entry, the fire appe...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: July 23, 2018

Idaho Falls Power Children's Fishing Pond Stocked for Season

Stocking fish at IFP pond

Help your children make some lasting memories this summer by taking them fishing. Idaho Falls Power’s Children’s Fishing Pond is again stocked with trout and open for the season.

This beautiful fishing area and pond is located on the east side of the Snake...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: July 23, 2018

Storm Drain Work on S Boulevard Begins Wednesday (July 25)

Road Work - Spring_Summer

Idaho Falls, ID – On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, HK Contractors, Inc. will begin construction on the S Boulevard storm drain improvements. The storm drain work is part of the major improvements currently underway on S Boulevard.

ADDITIONAL...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Idaho Falls Releases 2018 Housing Inventory Study

Housing Study Cover

Idaho Falls, ID – The City of Idaho Falls has released the findings of their 2018 Idaho Falls Housing Inventory Study, conducted by the Idaho Policy Institute at Boise State University.

The study was sponsored by the Greater Idaho Falls Associati...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: July 18, 2018

Idaho Falls Power Offers New Plant Tour Schedule

City Plant

Idaho Falls, ID – The City of Idaho Falls has operated a municipal electric generation system since 1900, when a small generator was installed in an irrigation canal to create electricity for street lights. Today, the city continues its hydro her...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: July 18, 2018

Idaho Falls Fire Department Receives Gold Standard Award

IFFD Training, Lucas Device

IDAHO FALLS, ID — The Idaho Falls Fire Department has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Extensive Construction on S Boulevard this Summer

Elm_Boulevard Roundabout

Idaho Falls, ID – The City of Idaho Falls has a busy schedule for construction activities on S Boulevard this summer. Four separate projects are planned over the next couple of months. These include the Elm St/S Boulevard roundabout and...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Charlene Street House Fire

Charlene Street Fire

Idaho Falls, ID:  On Friday, July 13, 2018 at 3:53 p.m., the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to an outside fire which was immediately upgraded to a 2nd-alarm structure fire on the 1800 block of Charlene Street in Idaho Falls.

Neighbors ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

25th Street Improvement Project

Road Work - Spring_Summer

Idaho Falls, ID – On Monday, July 16, TMC Contractors will begin construction on 25th Street in Idaho Falls. Traffic will be diverted to one side of the center island between Bengal Avenue and St. Clair Road.

Parking will be prohibited o...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: July 2, 2018

Firefighters Battle 2nd Alarm Fire in Idaho Falls

12th Street and Susanne Fire

Idaho Falls, ID:  On July 2, 2018 at 3:06 PM, the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to the 1200 block of Susanne Avenue for a 2nd-alarm fire.

Heavy black smoke and flames were coming from the backyard of a single-story home when firefight...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 21, 2018

Idaho Falls Police honor citizens and officers for excellence

Note: A video of the entirety of the awards ceremony can be found on the IFPD’s Facebook page.

On June 19, 2018, the Idaho Falls Police Department held its Quarterly Awards Ceremony.

Six citizens and 5 police officers received awa...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Celebrate Father's Day at the Idaho Falls Zoo!

Zebra Foal_Idaho Falls Zoo

Dads, bring the kids to the zoo and see the future education center site this weekend! In honor of Father’s Day, on both Saturday and Sunday all men are admitted to the zoo free of charge with a paid child admission.   

Please e...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 15, 2018

E. Anderson Street Water Line Replacement

Road Work - Spring_Summer

TMC Contractors will begin replacing a water line on Monday, June 18 on E. Anderson Street, between N. Holmes Avenue and the intersection of Northgate Mile/N. Yellowstone Avenue/US Hwy 20.  Lane closures will be minimal. The anticipated completio...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 13, 2018

17th Street Construction Project – Holmes to Woodruff

Road Work - Spring_Summer

Idaho Falls, ID – Construction on 17th Street – Holmes Avenue to Woodruff Avenue – will begin on Monday, June 18.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.  All local businesses in the...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 6, 2018

Consider Your Curb Appeal

Curb and Gutter Program

Idaho Falls, ID – The City of Idaho Falls has an annual spring Curb and Gutter Program to help property owners fix broken cement outside of their homes. While spring cleaning, remember to care for your curb and gutter with help from the City.

Whe...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Idaho Falls Fire Department Launches New PulsePoint App Aimed at Improving Cardiac Arrest Survival

PulsePoint App Announcement, Fire Chief Dave Hanneman

Idaho Falls, ID:  The Idaho Falls Fire Department is pleased to announce the launch of PulsePoint, a Smartphone app designed to support public safety agencies working to improve cardiac arrest survival rates.

Application users who have indicated t...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Public Notice – 12th Street Bridge Reconstruction

Vicinity Map - 12th Street Bridge

Idaho Falls, ID – The City of Idaho Falls recently received funding from the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) to rebuild a 56-year-old bridge in Idaho Falls. Public input regarding the project is encouraged.

The 12th Street Bridge t...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: April 25, 2018

Elva to Holmes and North Tourist Park Pedestrian Pathway

Road Work - Spring_Summer

Idaho Falls, ID – By the end of June, community members will be able to enjoy a new pedestrian pathway along N Holmes Avenue and N Yellowstone Highway.

TMC Contractors, Inc. began construction on the Elva Street to Holmes Avenue and North Tourist...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Open Outdoor Recreational Fires

IFFD Graphic

Idaho Falls, ID:  Outdoor fires from bonfires, burn barrels, and irrigation/weed control are common calls for the Idaho Falls Fire Department during this time of year. The IFFD offers the following information to ensure the safety of community me...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Elm Street & South Boulevard Project

Road Work - Spring_Summer

Idaho Falls, ID – On Thursday, April 12, Knife River will begin work on the Elm Street and South Boulevard intersection. Storm pipe will be installed which will require some rock excavation and blasting.

Periodic 15-minute delays should be expect...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: April 6, 2018

Community Invited to Historic Groundbreaking for City’s Newest Park

Heritage Park Rendering_Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls, ID – The City of Idaho Falls and generous partners invite the community to a very exciting and historic groundbreaking ceremony for the city’s newest park – Heritage Park.

The ceremony will be held Thursd...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: April 3, 2018

Section of Rogers Street Closes to Allow for Zoo Expansion

Rogers Street Vacation

Idaho Falls, ID – In preparation for the expansion and development of the Idaho Falls Zoo this spring, the City of Idaho Falls has vacated a portion of Rogers Street as a public access road.

Rogers Street is the access road that runs alo...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: April 3, 2018

Sid has a Sister!

Sahra_Shannon_March 2018

Idaho Falls, ID – Idaho Falls Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of Sahra, a female Mueller’s grey gibbon. Sahra (pronounced Saw-Ra) was born on January 23 and is the second baby for mother Shannon and father Sterling.

On Ap...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 27, 2018

City Expands Communications Team; Hires Public Information Officer

Idaho Falls, ID – The City of Idaho Falls is pleased to announce that Bud Cranor has accepted a position as the city’s Public Information Officer. Cranor’s official start date is March 29.

Cranor replaces the City PIO...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 21, 2018

Zoo Staff Saddened by Passing of Elderly African Lion

Idaho Falls, ID – Officials from the Idaho Falls Zoo are saddened to report that due to complications with age-related health issues, Dahoma – the 14-year-old male African lion – was  euthanized yesterday.

"Although we’ve known for s...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 8, 2018

Public Notice: Idaho Falls Redevelopment Agency Annual Report

Idaho Falls, ID – The Idaho Falls Redevelopment Agency will present their annual report for discussion and approval at its regular monthly meeting at noon on March 15.  As with all of the agency’s meetings, the public...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 8, 2018

Get Ready for Idaho Falls Zoo’s 2018 Season, Volunteers Needed

Idaho Falls Zoo is excited to announce that, weather dependent, Saturday, April 7 will be the opening day for the 2018 season! In preparation for another exciting season, we need the community’s help to tidy up the zoo grounds.

On Saturday, March...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 2, 2018

Here's how to prepare your kids if there is ever an active shooter.

Idaho Falls Police Chief Bryce Johnson sat down with Rett Nelson of EastIdahoNews.com and gave an example of the concept of “Run. Hide. Fight.” 

Johnson explained, “I sat down with my daughter and talked specifically about school shooting...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Aging Big Cats at the Idaho Falls Zoo Present Interesting Care Challenge

Idaho Falls, ID –Caring for nearly 300 animals on a daily basis is quite the labor of love for the staff and volunteers at the Idaho Falls Zoo. The adult large cats that consider the zoo their home are all considered elderly, under some...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: February 16, 2018

IDA to Close Commercial Runway in September for Rehabilitation Project

Idaho Falls, ID – The Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) will temporarily close its commercial service Runway 2/20 for rehabilitation in September and encourages customers to plan their travel accordingly. 

Runway 2/20 will clos...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: February 5, 2018

City unveils series of economic development videos inspired by community members

Idaho Falls, ID – “Idaho Falls is a city of leaders. We lead the way when it comes to innovation. We lead the way when it comes to civic involvement. We lead the way when it comes to all the things that make a community special,” stated Idaho Falls Mayor ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: December 21, 2017

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 21, 2017

Idaho Falls Police Department Contact:

Holly CookPublic Information Officer605 N. Capital AveIdaho Falls, Idaho 83402Office: (208) 612-8655Cell: (208) 589-3091[email protected]Idaho Falls Police Chief announces...

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City of Idaho Falls News

News Flash

Posted on: August 15, 2018

Idaho Falls Fire Dept Night Out at the Chukars

Sparky the Fire Dog_IFFD NIght Out at the Chukars

PLAY BALL! 

Join the Idaho Falls Fire Department and Sparky the Fire Dog at IFFD's Night Out at the Chukars on August 22, 2018! 

Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Game starts at 7:15 p.m. 

Watch the Idaho Falls Fire Department Facebook page&...

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Fire Department Announcements
Posted on: May 9, 2018

PulsePoint App - Improving Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates

PulsePoint Launch, Idaho Falls Fire Department

The Idaho Falls Fire Department is pleased to announce the launch of PulsePoint, a Smartphone app designed to support public safety agencies working to improve cardiac arrest survival rates. 

Application users who have indicated they are trained i...

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Fire Department Announcements
Posted on: March 23, 2018

“Stop the Bleed” Collaboration with Idaho Falls Fire Department & EIRMC

Stop The Bleed

Offering Life-Saving Trainings for Civilians

Idaho Falls, ID: Providing and maintaining a safe environment for community members is always of utmost importance for first responders and healthcare professionals. Tragic accidents like the recent bri...

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Fire Department Announcements
Posted on: February 6, 2018

Idaho Falls Fire Department Hosts Annual Awards Ceremony, Recognizes EMS and Firefighter of the Year

Extreme Blue Thunder Air Show, Idaho Falls Fire Department

Idaho Falls, ID:  The Idaho Falls Fire Department has had a very successful year! Join us Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the IFFD Annual Awards Ceremony at the Colonial Theater, located at 450 “A” Street in Idaho Falls.  The depa...

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Fire Department Announcements
Posted on: March 28, 2018

Improved Property Insurance Rating – ISO Class 2

Fire Hydrant (400x300)

Idaho Falls, ID – Recently, Idaho Falls was upgraded from an Idaho Surveying & Rating Bureau (ISRB) property insurance rating of Class 3 to a Class 2. This improved rating translates into risk reduction for property owners in Idaho Falls.

ISRB is an in...

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Fire Department Announcements

News Flash

Posted on: August 7, 2018

Young Man Rescued, Trapped Under Vehicle for Several Days

Young Man Rescued

JOINT PRESS RELEASE

Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office

Idaho Falls Fire Department

Idaho Falls, ID: On August 6, 2018 at 7:45 p.m., the Idaho Falls Fire Department and Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the are...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 25, 2018

House Fire on N Freeman Avenue

House Fire on N Freeman Avenue

On July 25, 2018 at 7:20 p.m. the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to the 600 block of N Freeman Avenue for a report of a structure fire.

Upon arrival firefighters found smoke coming from the eaves of a single family home. On entry, the fire appe...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Two Homes Involved in 13th Street Fire

13th Street Fire, Idaho Falls Fire Department

On Friday, July 20, 2018 at approximately 4:30 p.m., the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire on the 300 block of 13th Street in Idaho Falls.

Upon arrival, firefighters discovered flames coming from in between the exterior of two ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 18, 2018

Idaho Falls Fire Department Receives Gold Standard Award

IFFD Training, Lucas Device

IDAHO FALLS, ID — The Idaho Falls Fire Department has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. The departme...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Charlene Street House Fire

Charlene Street Fire

Idaho Falls, ID:  On Friday, July 13, 2018 at 3:53 p.m., the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to an outside fire which was immediately upgraded to a 2nd-alarm structure fire on the 1800 block of Charlene Street in Idaho Falls.

Neighbors ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 2, 2018

Firefighters Battle 2nd Alarm Fire in Idaho Falls

12th Street and Susanne Fire

Idaho Falls, ID:  On July 2, 2018 at 3:06 PM, the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to the 1200 block of Susanne Avenue for a 2nd-alarm fire.

Heavy black smoke and flames were coming from the backyard of a single-story home when firefight...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Idaho Falls Fire Department Launches New PulsePoint App Aimed at Improving Cardiac Arrest Survival

PulsePoint App Announcement, Fire Chief Dave Hanneman

Idaho Falls, ID:  The Idaho Falls Fire Department is pleased to announce the launch of PulsePoint, a Smartphone app designed to support public safety agencies working to improve cardiac arrest survival rates.

Application users who have indicated t...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Open Outdoor Recreational Fires

IFFD Graphic

Idaho Falls, ID:  Outdoor fires from bonfires, burn barrels, and irrigation/weed control are common calls for the Idaho Falls Fire Department during this time of year. The IFFD offers the following information to ensure the safety of community me...

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Fire Department News

News Flash

Posted on: August 17, 2018

Altered Traffic Pattern on Highway 20 this Sunday

Caution sign

Idaho Falls, ID – Motorist traveling on U.S. Highway 20 near mile post 309 will experience an altered traffic pattern and reduced speeds this Sunday as Idaho Falls Power crews complete an electrical system upgrade.

Traffic will be affected between...

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Idaho Falls Power
Posted on: August 10, 2018

Idaho Falls Power Offers Tips to Beat the Heat

Heatwave

Idaho Falls, ID – With the temperatures creeping up, Idaho Falls Power has a few simple tips to help people save energy and beat the heat as the weather continues to warm up.

A few simple changes can help residents lower costs and keep their homes...

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Idaho Falls Power
Posted on: August 3, 2018

New Idaho Falls Power Assistant General Manager Announced

Stephen Boorman

Idaho Falls, ID – Stephen John Boorman, PE, has been selected as the new Assistant General Manager of Idaho Falls Power.  Stephen has been in engineering and management for almost 30 years, most of that with electric utilities. ...

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Idaho Falls Power
Posted on: July 23, 2018

Idaho Falls Power Children's Fishing Pond Stocked for Season

Stocking fish at IFP pond

Help your children make some lasting memories this summer by taking them fishing. Idaho Falls Power’s Children’s Fishing Pond is again stocked with trout and open for the season.

This beautiful fishing area and pond is located on the east side of the Snake...

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Idaho Falls Power
Posted on: July 18, 2018

Idaho Falls Power Offers New Plant Tour Schedule

IFP Turbine

Idaho Falls, ID – The City of Idaho Falls has operated a municipal electric generation system since 1900, when a small generator was installed in an irrigation canal to create electricity for street lights. Today, the city continues its hydro her...

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Idaho Falls Power

News Flash

Posted on: August 7, 2018

New Penguin Chick Hatches at Idaho Falls Zoo

penguin2018

Idaho Falls Zoo is happy to announce a new endangered African penguin chick has hatched and is the first to hatch at the zoo since 2016!

"As African penguins are endangered, the chick is an important ambassador for the conservation of its species,&quo...

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Additional Info... Idaho Falls Zoo
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Idaho Falls Zoo Seeks Adult Volunteers for Off-Season – APPLY NOW!

Untitled

The Idaho Falls Zoo needs YOU, even when we're closed to the public in fall and winter. Adult volunteers are essential to the zoo and we are seeking people to help with zoomobiles (off-site presentations at schools), animal care, and fall and winter groun...

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Additional Info... Idaho Falls Zoo
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Idaho Falls Zoo Welcomes New Primate Species

GLT for web

The first pair of golden lion tamarins ever to live at the Idaho Falls Zoo will make their debut at the zoo on Friday, May 25. 

Also known as the golden lion marmoset, it is the largest species of tamarin (a small monkey) weighing a little over on...

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Idaho Falls Zoo

News Flash

Posted on: August 8, 2018

Cornhole Tournament

Join us September 8th for a fun filled Cornhole Tournament at Freeman park. Tournament will be held at Shelter #2 at 11:00 am, pre-register or on site the day of the tournament.

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 24, 2018

Monday Night Fishing

Idaho Fish and Game will be onsite with pole, worms and a warm welcome sending you to the banks to enjoy a fishing experience.  No fishing license required while participating in the program, during event hours.  Held every Monday night ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 24, 2018

Movies in The Park

Shown at Freeman Park Bandshell, these movies are free for the family to enjoy on a Friday night.  We have games and activities that start approximately 2 hours prior to dusk. Look here for a full list of the 2018 movies.

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Parks & Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: August 14, 2018

Police seek information about a walker found in the Snake River

2018-08-14 Walker found in Snake River

Idaho Falls Police are seeking more information about a walker found in the Snake River in the downtown area.

At 11:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Idaho Falls Public Safety Dispatch received a report of a walker, a stabilizing device used to assist people with mobili...

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Police Department News
Posted on: August 10, 2018

IFPD suspends D.A.R.E. Program Participation Due to Officer Shortage

patrol car

The Idaho Falls Police Department is temporarily suspending involvement in the D.A.R.E. program until officers can be hired and trained to fill 14 open positions.

Idaho Falls, ID – The Idaho Falls Police Department is temporarily suspending involvement in the D.A.R.E. program until officers can be hired and trained to fill 14 open positions. Officers who were previously assigned to teach D.A.R.E ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 24, 2018

We need your help to find vandal(s) who smashed windows at Fox Hollow Elementary

Vandalism on 7/24/2018

Idaho Falls Police are seeking the help of the community to find the person or people responsible for breaking several windows on Monday night.

Vandal(s) broke 17 panes of glass between 9:00 p.m. Monday night and 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. 

At 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, the school custodian at Fox Hollow Elementary off Bellin Road discovered the damage and notified police. There were no signs ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 18, 2018

Blackfoot man charged with Vehicular Manslaughter after fatal motorcycle crash last month

Man charged with Vehicular Manslaughter

A Blackfoot man has been charged with Vehicular Manslaughter after Idaho Falls Police completed the investigation of a crash which killed an 18-year-old Idaho Falls man driving a motorcycle last month.

On June 19th just before 5:00 a.m., Idaho Falls Police...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

“Spirit Ride” coming to Idaho Falls Friday to raise awareness of “move over” laws

Local businessman Wyatt Pickering received a call late Thursday afternoon asking whether he and his company could help with the American Towman Spirit Ride. Even though it was only a few hours away, Pickering answered without hesitation, “Absolutely.”

What's The Spirit Ride?  (From atspiritride.com)  Many are calling the Spirit Ride America's Traveling Memorial Day for First Responders. Founded by American Towman Magazine and B/A Products, the Ride's mission is to pr...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 28, 2018

6 ways to keep your family safe on Independence Day

6 ways to be safe on 4th of July

The Idaho Falls Police Department wants you remind of ways you and your family can prevent your kids from being lost or hurt as you attend the Independence Day activities.

1. Take a photo ON July 4th.  On the morning of Independence Day, take a photo of each of your kids. A photo with kids in their current clothing can help locate children much faster and more easily if they become separated from you.2. Have your c...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 27, 2018

Four of IFPD's longest serving officers set to retire

Goodman - Billman - McKenna - 6-27-2018

Three of the them signed off for the final time on Wednesday, June 27th.

Officer Mark Goodman, Officer Lynn Billman and Sergeant Pat McKenna said “goodbye” to their teammates and “hello” to retirement. 

All three long-time veterans of the Idaho Falls Police Department gave their ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 27, 2018

Idaho Falls Police arrested suspect of bank robbery within 11 hours thanks to community policing

Craig Blankenship, 36, was arrested on a Felony charge of Robbery after he allegedly robbed the Bank of Commerce on W. Broadway around 9:30 on Tuesday morning.

Thanks to the teamwork of the bank and other local businesses, the police department, community ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 26, 2018

Police seek help of the public to locate man who robbed bank Tuesday morning

Original post: At 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, a man went into the Bank of Commerce located at 1730 W. Broadway. He gave bank employees a note demanding money, who gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash.

UPDATED: Suspect arrested Tuesday night: bit.ly/craig626

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Update 9:00 PM, 6/26

Craig Blankenship, 36, was identified and arrested by the IFPD within 11 hours after he allegedly robbed the Bank of Commerce on West Broadway earlier tha...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 26, 2018

President and CEO of Bank of Commerce proud of employees, has full confidence in IFPD

President and CEO of the Bank of Commerce Tom Romrell has no doubt that IFPD will conduct a thorough investigation which will lead to apprehension of the robbery suspect.
*UPDATED: Suspect arrested Tuesday night*

Update: Idaho Falls Police arrested suspect of bank robbery within 11 hours thanks to community policing

President & CEO Romrell commented on the robbery which occurred around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26th at the Bank of Commerce located at ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 24, 2018

IFPD & SWAT team apprehend barricaded man in home near Sunnyside & Rollandet

Sycamore

At approximately 7:00 PM, Idaho Falls Police responded to an incident near West Sunnyside Road and Rollandet Street. 

By 9:30 PM, the suspect was successfully apprehended and police there is no threat to the public.

Initially, Idaho Falls Public Sa...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Man arrested, charged with sexual abuse of a child; Police fear other children may have been victims

Anyone who is concerned that this man, Eric Kidman, may have had contact with other children and could have taken other recordings or photographs should immediately call Idaho Falls Public Safety Dispatch at (208) 529-1200.

On Thursday, June 21st, Idaho Falls police arrested 23-year-old Eric Kidman on the charge of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 16 by making a photographic or electronic recording.

Kidman confessed to placing a video camera in a 13-year-old girl&...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 21, 2018

Idaho Falls Police honor citizens and officers for excellence

Note: A video of the entirety of the awards ceremony can be found on the IFPD’s Facebook page.

On June 19, 2018, the Idaho Falls Police Department held its Quarterly Awards Ceremony.

Six citizens and 5 police officers re...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 19, 2018

Fatal motorcycle crash takes the life of an 18-year-old Idaho Falls man

On Tuesday morning at 5:00 AM, Idaho Falls Public Safety Dispatch received a report of an accident on the southbound on-ramp of Interstate 15 at Sunnyside Avenue / W. 33rd South.The driver of a silver Range Rover traveling westbound on Sunnyside was turni...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 6, 2018

Man stabbed at Garfield Apartments on Tuesday

Police have arrested one man on the charge of aggravated battery.

On Tuesday at 10:20 AM, Idaho Falls Public Safety received a report that a man had been stabbed on the 500 block of North Fanning Avenue. Idaho Falls Police and the Idaho Falls Fire Department immediately responded to the scene, where they found one adult...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 6, 2018

Woman found in river identified

The woman whose body was recovered from the Snake River on May 30th by the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office has been identified as Kayla Davis.

While the forensic examination is not yet complete and the investigation is ongoing, the woman has been identified by dental records.

A Forensic Odontologist examined the body of the woman recovered from the river, reviewed the dental records of Kayla Davi...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 30, 2018

IFPD working to identify person recovered from Snake River

At 9:08 AM on Wednesday, Idaho Falls Public Safety Dispatch received a report of a body floating in the Snake River near the south end of South Tourist Park.  Bonneville Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded immediately with a boat and je...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Police arrest man on felony warrant after he attempted to flee, hopped on roof, jumped over fence

Adam Wise, 33, of Idaho Falls was taken into custody after officers deployed a Taser to stop him from attempting to flee.

Idaho Falls, ID – Idaho Falls Police continued their efforts to serve outstanding warrants today, May 17th. This afternoon, on the 600 block of Water Avenue, officers arrived to serve a warrant on 33 year old Adam Wise. The felony warrant was is...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 17, 2018

IFPD arrests 23 wanted criminals in one week

Police are cracking down on those with pending warrants stemming from serious charges, such as battery, drug trafficking, grand theft and more.

Idaho Falls Police mobilized and served 23 warrants in a 7-day period. The majority of those warrants, 13 of them, were served on May 8th

Of the people arrested, 12 of the 23 had outstanding felony warrants. 

Three of the arrests also yi...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 10, 2018

UPDATE: BCSO searching, IFPD investigating report of woman falling in river

Joint-agency update: The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office continues dive team search, IFPD deploys first test flight of UAS pilot program to search using drone.

Idaho Falls, ID – This morning at 8:00 AM, the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team resumed the search for a 23 year old female whom allegedly fell into the river last night around 11:40 PM. 

According to Serge...

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Police Department News
Posted on: March 2, 2018

Here's how to prepare your kids if there is ever an active shooter

Idaho Falls Police Chief Bryce Johnson sat down with Rett Nelson of EastIdahoNews.com and gave an example of the concept of “Run. Hide. Fight.” 

Johnson explained, “I sat down with my daughter and talked spec...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Stray animal "drop boxes" at the Idaho Falls Animal Shelter are closing to the public

Due to a high number of abandoned animals, the shelter’s stray animal drop boxes will no longer be open to the public as of Monday, February 12, 2018.

A significant increase in the number of animals being left in the Idaho Falls Animal Shelter’s stray animal “drop boxes” has led to the decision to close them to the general public.

As an attempt to treat stray animals and hel...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 29, 2018

Four arrested in SWAT drug bust on Sunday

Police took 22.4 grams of methamphetamine into evidence, along with a small amount of marijuana, paraphernalia and other narcotics which are unidentified and undergoing testing.

Over the weekend, Idaho Falls police made four drug related arrests, including one felony charge for possession of a controlled substance. Police gained information which allowed them to obtain a search warrant for a home near 21st Street and South Boulev...

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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 promotion of one new Lieutenant and three new Sergeants.

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
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Idaho Falls Police Department Hires New Public Information Officer

Holly Cook has joined the Idaho Falls Police Department as the Public Relations and Public Information Officer.

Idaho Falls, ID – Holly Cook has joined the Idaho Falls Police Department as the Public Relations and Public Information Officer.  The primary focus of the position is to create an open environment for the flow of information a...

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Police Department News

News Flash

Posted on: August 1, 2018

Vehicle Surplus Available

City of Idaho Falls has additional vehicles available as of today for purchase.

Find them here.https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/idahofalls,id/list/current?orgid=555207

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Surplus Equipment

News Flash

Posted on: April 9, 2018

Bank of Idaho

Bank of Idaho Zoo Sponsors
Posted on: April 9, 2018

CandleWood

Candlewood Suites Zoo Sponsors
Posted on: April 9, 2018

OroWheat

Oroweat Zoo Sponsors