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Posted on: September 30, 2022

17th Street lane closures next week

Road Work Ahead

Crown Utilities, LLC will be doing utility work on 17th Street next week. Motorists should expect traffic delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes as both the eastbound and westbound lanes will be reduced to one lane. 

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

Communication lines down

Rollandet and Sunnyside Communication Lines Down

Multiple customers are without fiber, including some City of Idaho Falls facilities, after a dump truck accidently hit communication lines earlier this afternoon. The accident happened just after 2 p.m. at the intersection of Sunnyside Road and McNeil Dri...

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

17th Street Road Closure

Road Closure

A small section of 17th Street will be closed on Sunday for repairs. Traffic will be detoured. Motorists should plan alternate routes. 

Construction crews will be replacing the deteriorated pavement on 17th Street, between Yellowstone and Rollande...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Fire Prevention Block Party, Sept. 29

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Local fire departments kick off fire prevention week with a block party on Sept. 29

The community is invited to come enjoy a fun evening with local fire departments for the annual Fire Prevention Block Party on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at I...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: September 22, 2022

October is Indigenous Peoples’ Month at the Idaho Falls Zoo

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IDAHO FALLS -- Thanks to the generous support of Battelle Energy Alliance, the Idaho Falls Zoo will offer admission for only $0.50 to all American Indian/Alaska Natives from Oct. 1 through 16 in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. 

This special admi...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Idaho Falls Fire Department awarded a $2.9 million federal grant to hire additional personnel

Idaho Falls Fire Department Training at the I.F. Regional Airport

The Idaho Falls Fire Department will hire more firefighters and open an additional fire station much sooner than anticipated thanks to a $2,947,990 federal grant.

Earlier this year, department personnel applied for a SAFER (Staffing for Adequate F...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Idaho Falls Fiber to host community open house

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IDAHO FALLS -- Curious about the Idaho Falls Fiber Network? Is it available in your neighborhood? How can I sign up? If you want answers to these questions and more, come to the Idaho Falls Fiber Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

The open house will be he...

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

Road Closure: E 25th Street

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E 25th Street from S Holmes Avenue to where the road widens at Jennie Lee Drive will be closed for one week beginning tomorrow, September 14. Motorists are encouraged to plan alternate routes.

Motorists will be able to access the parking lot to Community P...

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

Idaho Falls Zoo announces fall hours and October events

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IDAHO FALLS -- Fall is a great time to visit the animals at your Idaho Falls Zoo and participate in exciting events. 

In September, the Idaho Falls Zoo is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beginning in October, fall hours allow guests even more ...

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

Idaho Falls annual bike social to highlight community built bike park

Gem Lake Bike Park

IDAHO FALLS – It’s time to get on those bikes for the annual Idaho Falls Bike Social at Gem Lake Bike Park on Sept. 17.

The family-friendly event from 5 to 8:30 p.m., presented by Idaho Mountain Trading and sponsored by Teton Toyota, wi...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: September 7, 2022

Road Construction on Sunnyside Road

Road Work Ahead

Road construction begins tomorrow on a section of Sunnyside Road in Idaho Falls. Motorist are encouraged to use alternate routes as crews connect sewer and water lines necessary to accommodate a new housing development in that area.

The utility work will b...

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

Idaho Falls Power to conduct routine inspection of power poles on the west side of Idaho Falls

IFP Power Pole for press release

IDAHO FALLS – Idaho Falls Power will begin a routine process to test the structural integrity of power poles on the west side of Idaho Falls on Thursday, Sept. 8.

A contractor for the utility expects to test the wooden poles owned by Idaho Falls Power thro...

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

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

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The Idaho Falls Police Department is excited to announce the promotion of Captain Jessica Marley, a 21-year-veteran of IFPD. In addition to her robust experience as an IFPD Officer, Captain Marley has been a licensed social worker since 1996.

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, Ca...

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Police Department News
Posted on: September 1, 2022

S Capital Avenue Road Closure

S Capital Avenue Railroad Crossing

A section of S Capital Avenue, near Idaho Falls Power and the Idaho Falls Public Library, will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 6 starting at 7 a.m. Barring unforeseen conditions, the roadway will reopen by the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 7. 

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: September 1, 2022

Reinhart Park Splash Pad closing for the season after Labor Day weekend

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IDAHO FALLS – After a summer of fun, the City of Idaho Falls and the Parks and Recreation Department will close the Reinhart Park Splash Pad on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022.  

Throughout the summer, the splash pad received countless visitors a...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: August 31, 2022

Alaska Airlines upgrading aircraft used at the Idaho Falls Regional Airport

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IDAHO FALLS -- Beginning Sept. 7, 2022, Alaska Airlines will transition to a regional jet on its route between the Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) and Seattle, Washington.

Since Alaska launched the route in 2021, the airline utilized the Bombardier Q400...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: August 22, 2022

IFPD Celebrates the Career and Retirement of Captain Bill Squires

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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.

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. 

Captain Sq...

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Police Department News
Posted on: August 1, 2022

City Council approves funding for property to build new fire station

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During last Thursday’s Idaho Falls City Council meeting elected officials unanimously approved funding to purchase property to build a new fire station to accommodate commercial and residential growth.

The City Council approved the purchase of the seven ac...

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

Construction Notice: Sunnyside Road & Crestwood Lane intersection improvements

Road Work Ahead

Knife River has started construction on the intersection of Sunnyside Road and Crestwood Lane/Channing Way in Idaho Falls. The anticipated completion time is the end of September. 

The project consists of widening the southern part of the intersec...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: July 25, 2022

Idaho Falls Fire Department’s TRUST team nominated for two national awards

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The Idaho Falls Fire Department’s TRUST Team was nominated for two national awards in the fire/EMS industry for creating a peer support network aimed at protecting the well-being of their members.

Over the past three years, the IFFD has worked alongside th...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: July 1, 2022

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

With the July 4th festivities just days away, the Idaho Falls Police Department is sharing traffic closures, information, and safety tips to help the public to be prepared for the annual events that draw thousands upon thousands of people to Idaho Falls.

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 ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Construction on Westhill Avenue

Road Work Ahead

Improvements to storm drains and water lines along Westhill Avenue in Idaho Falls began today, June 27. Construction will extend north to Brenthaven Drive. 

The anticipated completion time is the end of September, barring unforeseen conditions. Ac...

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

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

Pet owners are encouraged to microchip household animals at this discounted cost, ensure microchips are registered with up-to-date information, and to take other steps to ensure pets are safe and comfortable this 4th of July.

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, ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 6, 2022

City Employee Recognized as Idaho's Operator of the Year

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Philip Shaul, Operator for Idaho Falls’ Wastewater Treatment Plant was recently recognized as Idaho’s Operator of the Year from the Southeast Idaho Operators Section of the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association. 

Shaul star...

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

Public transportation returns to Idaho Falls!

GIFT On-Demand

Public transportation has returned to the city of Idaho Falls! Users can begin scheduling rides today, Friday, June 3. 

A ribbon cutting held in the City Hall parking lot earlier this morning officially kicked off the new Greater Idaho Falls Trans...

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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: 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: 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 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

Canal Avenue Fire_IFFD

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

Water Tower_Downtown

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: 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 has been scheduled f...

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City of Idaho Falls News