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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Inaugural flight connecting Idaho Falls to southern California takes to the skies

Allegiant Water Salute

The inaugural flight on Allegiant from the Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) to Orange County California’s John Wayne Airport (SNA) took to the skies Wednesday afternoon. 

The aircraft filled with passengers was pushback from the termin...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Idaho Falls Zoo kids’ summer camp registration now open

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Idaho Falls Zoo is thrilled to announce summer camp registration is now open! The zoo will host in-person kids’ camps between June and August for ages 5 to 17. As always, the zoo camps offer one-of-a-kind summer experiences full of fun, interact...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

City of Idaho Falls welcomes new Economic Development Administrator

Christian Ashcraft

The City of Idaho Falls has hired eastern Idaho native Christian Ashcraft as the new Economic Development Administrator.

Ashcraft was selected to fill the vacancy created when former Administrator Dana Briggs left to take a position in the private sector.

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

City of Idaho Falls adopts model to allow growth to pay for growth

Growth paying for growth

The Idaho Falls City Council adopted a commonly used tool to allow growth to pay for growth in the regular city council meeting Thursday night.

Cities across Idaho, including Boise, Nampa, Meridian, Coeur d’Alene, Rexburg and others, already use impact fee...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

New measures taken at Idaho Falls Zoo as bird flu inches closer to home

Peafowl at IF Zoo

As the Idaho Falls Zoo proactively responds to the worldwide Avian Influenza outbreak, additional measures are being taken to protect zoo birds.

On Thursday, the Zoo learned of several cases of Avian flu in Bonneville and surrounding counties. Idaho Depart...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Pedestrian pathway improvements (S Capital Avenue)

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Public Works is pleased to announce improvements to the pedestrian pathway along S Capital Avenue from its intersection with Pancheri Drive north to Short Street. 

Construction will begin next week. Traffic control will consist of closures to the ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Valor Awards presented to two Idaho Falls firefighters

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Idaho Falls Fire Department Captain Aaron Nelson and Firefighter Nicholas Magliocco were presented with the Valor Award for saving an elderly disabled female who was trapped in a house fire last June. The award, along with three other service awards, were...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Department launches new volunteer programs

Adopt a Park

Those in Idaho Falls now have new ways to give back to their community by volunteering with the Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Department.  

This spring, Adopt-a-Park, Adopt-a-Field, and Park Steward programs are being launched to give people th...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Construction Notice: Saturn Avenue Waterline Replacement

Road Work Ahead

Knife River will be installing a new waterline and reconstructing Saturn Avenue and adjacent streets between Grandview Drive and Broadway. The work starts on May 16. The anticipated completion time is mid-September, barring unforeseen issues. 

Det...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Idaho Falls Zoo takes proactive measures for avian influenza outbreak

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With the regional prevalence of the HPAI H5N1 Avian Influenza, commonly known as Bird Flu, the Idaho Falls Zoo is taking extra steps to protect zoo birds.  

The potentially deadly and contagious virus poses a real concern for the health of the zoo...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Idaho Falls Regional Airport sees record setting first quarter

IDA Front

The Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) has set yet another passenger record during the first quarter of 2022.

Between January and March, the airport saw a total of 105,944 passengers make their way through IDA's terminal. The record sits 37% highe...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 2, 2022

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

What can you give 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 and money for ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: April 29, 2022

May events are in bloom at the Idaho Falls Zoo

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Idaho Falls Zoo’s 2022 season is off to a wild start! And we’re roaring right into May with some great events for everyone. Your zoo is open daily, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., including holidays (and yes, that means we are open Memorial Day).

May 6: Sippin’ Sa...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Idaho Falls Power Cuts The Ribbon on Completed Project

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Idaho Falls Power cut the ribbon Thursday, April 28, to signify the completion of a years-long vision to improve reliability and prepare for regional growth. 

The Paine Substation sits along the north end of Idaho Falls at North River Road. The ne...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Water Tower Informational Meetings

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The City of Idaho Falls invites community members to attend one of two informational meetings to receive updates on the Idaho Falls water tower project.

The aging 85-year-old water tower will be replaced by a higher capacity water tower to accommodate Idah...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Employee Receives Statewide Award

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Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Department Administrative Assistant to the Director Tracy Sessions has received statewide recognition for her exemplary work in the city. 

Sessions received the 2022 Outstanding Support Staff Award given by the Ida...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Clean & Green Citywide Cleanup Begins May 5

Clean and Green Citywide Cleanup

The City of Idaho Falls will once again help residents with spring cleanup efforts during the annual Clean & Green Citywide Cleanup, beginning May 5.  

Sanitation Division personnel will be available every weekend in May at different locations...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 28, 2022

New interactive map helps residents follow street sweeping schedule with ease

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Now that the snow and ice have melted off the roadways, the Idaho Falls Street Division will begin sweeping streets. Work starts with arterial and collector streets, as well as streets with striping to prepare them for repainting. Crews will begin sweepin...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 21, 2022

North Highland Park concrete improvement project

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RC Heavy Haul, Inc. began the North Highland Park concrete improvements earlier today, March 21. The work is being done on Canyon Avenue, between Science Center Drive and Presto Street. Parking will be restricted in the work zone.

The project includes new ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 15, 2022

Park Avenue waterline project begins next week

Road Work Ahead

This year’s construction season will be a busy one, starting with the Park Avenue waterline project on Monday, March 21. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes. Barring unforeseen conditions, the project will be completed in approximat...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 9, 2022

More details about the rideshare program coming to Idaho Falls soon!

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The City of Idaho Falls is pleased to announce that they are one step closer to making a microtransit pilot program a reality and at no additional cost to taxpayers.  

At Monday’s City Council work session it was announced that Downtowner was sele...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Impact fees provide a means to make critical infrastructure improvements

Pancheri Construction Project

The Idaho Falls City Council will conduct a public hearing regarding the adoption of the Impact Fee Study and Capital Improvement Plan, as well as the ordinance authorizing the implementation of development impact fees. The hearing will be conducted at th...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: February 2, 2022

Idaho Falls Fire responds to two structure fires only minutes apart

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Earlier this morning firefighters from the Idaho Falls Fire Department battled two unrelated blazes that occurred only minutes apart.  

The first fire was called into dispatch at 2:01 a.m. The reporting person stated that the house behind them was...

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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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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: November 18, 2021

City of Idaho Falls Rolls Out Improved Communication System

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Idaho Falls is rolling out a new enhancement to its citizen notification system which will allow the City to reach more residents with both time-sensitive notifications and routine communications via email, text message, and voice.

The City has had an emai...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 18, 2021

City of Idaho Falls Celebrates Passage of Juneteenth National Independence Day Act

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(Idaho Falls, ID) - Mayor Rebecca Casper issued the following statement this evening regarding the signing of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act:

“We rejoice with people everywhere in the creation of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Residential Water Conservation Pilot Program Awaits City Council Approval

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A Residential Water Conservation Pilot Program was discussed during the Idaho Falls City Council Work Session yesterday afternoon. The pilot program, if approved by City Council, will begin later this year. 

In 2015, the Idaho Falls Water Division...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Expansion of the Idaho Canal Trail project begins today

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Construction on the Idaho Canal Trail project starts today, June 1, near 25th Street and S Holmes Avenue, progressing along the Idaho Canal north toward Garfield Street. 

There will be single lane closures along S Holmes Avenue, between 17th Stree...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: April 15, 2019

City of Idaho Falls to Replace Water Tower

Idaho Falls Water Tower

Idaho Falls, ID – Idaho Falls Public Works staff briefed the Idaho Falls City Council today on plans to replace the city’s aging water tower, currently located along the Snake River near Idaho Falls Power.  The tower ...

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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
Posted on: August 3, 2021

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

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Tonight from 5 – 8 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers will be at Freeman Park to "show-and-tell" police vehicles, special teams and equipment, and talk to our community! This is a great event for kids, families, and anyone who wants to meet IFPD Officers!

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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