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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.

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

Temporary Closure of E. Anderson Street Scheduled for Sunday

Road Work - Spring_Summer

Idaho Falls, ID – On Sunday, July 15, TMC Contractors, Inc. will temporarily close E Anderson Street between N Holmes Avenue and N Yellowstone/US Hwy 20/Northgate Mile from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For public safety purposes, motorists are...

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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 7, 2018

Multiple Structures Threatened by Fire

County Fire July 7, 2018

On July 7, 2018 at approximately 12:00 pm, the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to 6020 E.129th N for a report of a fire threatening multiple structures. 

Upon arrival, firefighters found a barn and two camp trailers engulfed in flames, ...

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

Mayor Directs POW MIA Flag Continue to Be Flown

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A recent news story reported the city's efforts to create standards around city use of flags and flagpoles at city facilities.  As part of that story it was reported that a legal opinion was made to suggest the city temporarily take down the POW ...

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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 30, 2018

W. Broadway Mobile Home Fire

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On Friday, June 29, 2018 at 10:09 PM, the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to 5350 W. Broadway for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival to the single-wide mobile home, firefighters reported heavy smoke coming from the front door and the ea...

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

Idaho Falls City Attorney Honored with Prestigious State Award

Randy Fife City Attorney

Idaho Falls City Attorney Randy Fife was recognized recently by the Idaho Municipal Attorney’s Association (IMA) with the prestigious Dale Storer Professionalism Award.

Only two other attorneys have been recognized in the state of Idaho since 201...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 29, 2018

Construction Notice: New Water Line on Northgate Mile

Road Work - Spring_Summer

Knife River will be installing a new water line for the City of Idaho Falls at three locations on Northgate Mile between N. Holmes Avenue and Lomax Street beginning on Monday, July 2.  

Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane.

Barring unfore...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 29, 2018

Reserving Viewing Areas During Independence Day

Reserving Areas During Independence Day

Estimates indicate that Idaho Falls more than doubles in size as we celebrate Independence Day with food, fun, music, games and the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration – “one of the best fireworks shows in America,” according to US...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 28, 2018

Bear Prairie Appointed General Manager of Idaho Falls Power

Bear-Prairie-High Res. Suit

The Idaho Falls City Council voted unanimously to appoint Bear Prairie as the new General Manager of Idaho Falls Power during the June 28th city council meeting. 

Prairie has worked for Idaho Falls Power since 2010 where he has served as the Assis...

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

Flowers to Step Down at Idaho Falls Power

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Idaho Falls Power General Manager Jackie Flowers has submitted her resignation letter to the City of Idaho Falls.  Flowers has accepted a position as the Director of Tacoma Public Utilities and will leave her post with the Idaho Falls utility on ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 22, 2018

CITY OF IDAHO FALLS RECEIVES TWO AWARDS FROM ASSOCIATION OF IDAHO CITIES

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The City of Idaho Falls was recognized with two awards from the Association of Idaho Cities (AIC) during the Annual AIC Conference this week.  Both awards were presented at the AIC awards banquet held last night, June 21st, 2018, at the JUMP Cent...

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

City of Idaho Falls, Civitans Invite Public to Help Build New Freeman Park Playground

Community Build Poster

Idaho Falls – The City of Idaho Falls and the Idaho Falls Civitan Club invite the public to join them Friday, June 29th at 8:30 a.m. at Freeman Park to help build the city’s newest playground.

Anyone age 16 and over is invited to join c...

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

Civic Center to Begin Renovations

Civic Center Rendering

Idaho Falls – The Idaho Falls Civic Center for the Performing Arts is about to get a face lift.

The first phase of renovations to the facility are set to begin on Tuesday, June 26th.  The Civic Center will be closed for the summer to all...

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

Have Patience & Plan Ahead - Independence Day Celebration

Idaho Falls Fire Department - Independence Day Parade

As we approach the busy Independence Day holiday, we remind community members to pay extra attention to safety precautions, have patience and plan ahead to ensure the safety of residents and guests.

Call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency. To contact publi...

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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 19, 2018

Fireworks - Be Safe, Plan Ahead

Melaleuca Freedom Celebration_Photo by Sherri Barnes

We will soon join again in celebration of our freedom, history and tradition at one of the largest and most iconic events in Idaho Falls – the Independence Day celebration.

Fireworks are a popular and fun display of patriotism, but they should always be ha...

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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 29, 2018

Emergency Alert System Testing, May 30

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Idaho Falls, ID – Bonneville County Emergency Management will be conducting a test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) sirens throughout Idaho Falls and Ammon on Wed., May 30, 2018, at noon.  The sirens will sound for approximat...

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

One Injured in Early Morning RV Park Fire

Idaho Falls, ID:  On May 19, 2018 at 4:28 AM, the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to the Snake River RV Park, located at 1440 Lindsay Boulevard for a report of a structure.

Two RV park occupants called the joint City/County dispatch wit...

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

UPDATED Construction Notice – Snake River Landing Paver Crossing Replacements

Road Work - Spring_Summer

UPDATE – The access into Snake River Landing from Pancheri Drive has been limited to Utah Avenue only due to increased hazards associated with construction in that area.  There will be no access into the area from Milligan Road...

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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 6, 2018

Mobile Home Fire on S. Yellowstone Hwy

IFFD, S. Yellowstone Fire

Idaho Falls, ID:  On May 6, 2018 at 4:30 p.m., the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to 3570 S. Yellowstone Hwy for a report of a structure fire.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a mobile home fully engulfed in smoke.  Firefighte...

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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 27, 2018

Clean & Green Citywide Cleanup Begins May 4

Clean_Green Logo_Final_small

Clean & Green Citywide Cleanup is the perfect opportunity for residents to dispose of unwanted items. This year’s Clean & Green will begin on Friday, May 4 and end on Monday, May 14.  

From old couches to piles of branches, resid...

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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 10, 2018

Temporary Road Closure – N. Freeman Avenue

N Freeman Ave Temporary Closure

Idaho Falls, ID – TMC Contractors, Inc. has started construction on the Elva Street to N. Holmes Avenue and North Tourist Park Pedestrian Pathway project.

The project requires a temporary road closure on N. Freeman Avenue between E. Elva Street a...

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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 27, 2018

Police Officers Assist Woman from House Fire

Idaho Falls, ID:  On February 27, 2018 at approximately 2:30 a.m., the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to a home on the 400 block of 12th Street for a report of a structure fire with occupants inside.

When firefighters arrived on scene,...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: February 26, 2018

Public Meeting - Revitalizing South Downtown Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls, ID – The City of Idaho Falls, in partnership with Idaho Smart Growth and the Greater Idaho Falls Association of Realtors, is seeking public input on a visioning effort for the revitalization of south downtown Idaho Falls.

Me...

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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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