News Flash

Posted on: September 21, 2018

Road Closure on Skyline Drive (Sept. 23)

Road Closure Sign

Beginning at 7:00 AM on Sunday, September 23, 3H Construction will close Skyline Drive, between Pancheri Drive and Westwood Street.

The closure is necessary for the installation of a storm water catch basin. Local traffic only will be permitted in the area...

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

Union Pacific Railroad to Temporarily Close Crossing for Repairs

Railroad Crossing

Idaho Falls, ID – On Monday, September 24th,  Union Pacific Railroad will temporarily close the railroad crossing at Yellowstone Avenue/U.S. Hwy 26 and Elm Street for repairs.

Motorists and pedestrians will be detoured to the cr...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Fraud Alert - Idaho Falls Power Warns of Telephone Scam

Fraud Alert

Idaho Falls, ID – Customers of Idaho Falls Power have reported receiving phone calls from a fraudulent company claiming to represent Idaho Falls Power. The callers claim the customers have overdue power bills and demand that the customers call a...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Roadway Improvements Accommodate Future Growth

Connecting Our Community Plan Cover Image

Idaho Falls, ID – The current resurfacing and re-striping project on S Boulevard, from Sunnyside Road to Northgate Mile, is just one example of improvements the City is making to accommodate long-term plans, safety, future growth and co...

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

Fall/Winter Issue of Discover Activity Guide Now Available

Discover Fall 2018

Fall and winter recreation enthusiasts can now learn about the many recreation activities available throughout the Idaho Falls community in the newly released 2018 Fall/Winter issue of the Discover Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Activity Guide. &nbs...

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

Update on S Boulevard Construction, North of 17th Street

S Boulevard Construction

Idaho Falls, ID – We are approaching the final stages of the construction project on S Boulevard. This Saturday, September 15, the contractor will seal coat S Boulevard, north of 17th Street to Northgate Mile. They will begin at 9:00 AM...

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

New Maeck Foundation Gift Allows Additional Improvements at Civic Center

Civic Auditorium 5

Renovations at the Idaho Falls Civic Center for the Performing Arts got a big boost Thursday with the addition of an additional $257,000 from the William J. and Shirley A. Maeck Family Foundation.

The additional donation will allow the committee overseeing...

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

Temporary Road Closure, 8th and 9th Street (Updated Timeline)

8th and 9th Street Closure

Idaho Falls, ID – Beginning tomorrow, September 13th, 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 was originally scheduled to start A...

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

New IFP Protocols Establish Fairness, Help Customers Avoid Debt

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Idaho Falls Power to Implement New Delinquent Account, Disconnect Protocols

New rules help establish fairness for customers, keep overdue customers from going into debt

Idaho Falls, ID – Idaho Falls Power and the City of Idaho Falls Utili...

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

Idaho Falls Power Energy Efficiency Program Pays Off Big for EIRMC

EIRMC Rebate Check from IFP

Idaho Falls, ID – Idaho Falls Power happily rebated Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center $11,824 after they recently completed upgrades through the IFP Commercial Lighting Energy Efficiency Program.

The IFP Commercial Lighting Energy Efficiency P...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: August 31, 2018

Temporary Lane Closure on Channing Way

Channing Way Lane Closure

Corrected Notice: The lane closure will begin on Tuesday, September 4 rather than September 2, as stated below.

Idaho Falls, ID – On Tuesday, September 2, TMC Contractors Inc. will temporarily close the right lane of traffic on Channing ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: August 31, 2018

Hoopes Avenue Duplex Fire

Hoopes Avenue Duplex Fire

Idaho Falls, ID:  On August 30, 2018 at approximately 10:45 p.m., the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to Hoopes Avenue near the intersection of Hoopes Avenue and 12th Street for a report of a structure fire.

Upon arrival to a single sto...

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

Temporary Closure of S. Boulevard from Yellowstone to 3rd Street

Road Closure Sign

Temporary closure

HK Contractors will be closing S Boulevard from Yellowstone Highway to 3rd Street on Tuesday, August 28. The contractor is installing new sewer, water, and storm lines. Both the southbound from Yellowstone overpass ramp and the northbound...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: August 24, 2018

Work to Begin on Pathway Improvements at Community Park

Under construction

On Monday, August 27, 2018, RC Heavy Haul is schedule to begin improvements to the pathway at Community Park. The work will require an asphalt replacement and the work will take approximately three weeks.

The contractor will designate the work area with co...

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

Idaho Falls Zoo Thanks Community, Offers New Bat Event

Bat Night at the Zoo

Two events are coming up soon at the zoo!  One is an annual offering later this week and the other is a brand new event happening next week that’s bound to become a favorite!

Community Appreciation Day

We Appreciate YOU! Saturday...

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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: 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 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: April 13, 2018

Open Outdoor Recreational Fires

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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 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!

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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 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 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