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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Water Service Repair on Woodruff Avenue Tomorrow

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Idaho Falls, ID – The City of Idaho Falls Water Division will be repairing a leaking water service in the 1400 block of Woodruff Avenue near Three Fountains Condominiums beginning at 6:30 AM on Tuesday, May 22.

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

Idaho Falls, Exchange Club Sponsor Massive Flag Display, Activities for Memorial Day

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Idaho Falls - Tthe City of Idaho Falls is proud to partner with the Exchange Club and local community sponsors to support the annual Field of Honor May 26th to 28th at Freeman Park in Idaho Falls.  

Field of Honor features a massive displ...

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

Idaho Falls Now Accepting Community Partnership Grant Applications

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Idaho Falls, ID – The City of Idaho Falls is accepting applications for Community Partnership Grants beginning June 1 through June 30. 

Those interested in applying for a grant may obtain an application by visiting the homepage ...

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

Endangered Golden Lion Tamarins Find Home at Idaho Falls Zoo

Golden Lion Tamarins

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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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 8, 2018

Idaho Falls Zoo Loses Terminally Ill Snow Leopard

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Idaho Falls - On Tuesday, Ketu, the Idaho Falls Zoo’s male snow leopard, lost his battle with acute kidney failure.“Ketu was a really amazing cat and actually fairly social, which is quite unique for a snow leopard,”...

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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 4, 2018

Idaho Falls Power Awarded Renewed RP3 Designation, Prestigious Safety Award

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Idaho Falls, ID – Idaho Falls Power has been awarded renewal of its prestigious Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation by the American Public Power Association.  In addition, the utility has also been recognized with the 2018 N...

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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 30, 2018

Idaho Falls Police Department Awarded Re-Accreditation

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Idaho Falls, ID – The City of Idaho Falls has received notification from the Idaho Chiefs of Police Association (ICOPA) that the Idaho Falls Police Department has been awarded re-accreditation through the ICOPA Professional Standards Pr...

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

City Leaders Invite the Public to Take a Closer Look at the Budget & Future Projects

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With budget season quickly approaching, Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper and City Council members invite the public to attend the Budget Watch Open House on Tuesday, May 1, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Idaho Falls Library, 457 W. Broadway.

There will n...

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

Clean & Green Citywide Cleanup Begins May 4

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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

Idaho Falls Receives $600,000 EPA Grant

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Idaho Falls, ID – The City of Idaho Falls received confirmation today from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the city has been selected to receive a $600,000 Brownfield Grant designed to help communities and states clean and rev...

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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 24, 2018

Water Service Repair on Woodruff Avenue Tonight

Road Work - Spring_Summer

Idaho Falls, ID – The City of Idaho Falls Water Division will be repairing a leaking water service in the 300 block of Woodruff Avenue beginning at 7:00 PM this evening.

North- and south-bound traffic will be impacted during construction...

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

Wheatfield Lane Fire

Wheatfield Lane Fire

Idaho Falls, ID:  On April 20, 2018 at 7:55 AM, the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to 886 Wheatfield Lane for a report of a structure fire.

Two engines, one ladder truck, three ambulances and a battalion chief responded. Firefighters a...

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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 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

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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 6, 2018

Construction Project with Lane Closures Begins Monday

Road Work - Spring_Summer

Idaho Falls, ID – 3H Construction Inc. will begin installing pipe and replacing curb and gutter at various locations throughout the city on Monday, April 9.

Motorist should expect short-term lane closures on S. Boulevard between 7th Street and 10...

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

Downtown Street Lighting Project Begins

Downtown Street Light Project

Idaho Falls Power is brightening up the downtown this spring by installing new decorative LED lighting.

The installation project will begin Monday, April 9. The anticipated completion time is one month. “We are excited to contribute to the many e...

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

Crews Respond to House Fire on Morningstar Lane

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Idaho Falls, ID:  On April 3, 2018 at 5:09 p.m., the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to 2345 Morningstar Lane for a report of a structure fire.

There were no occupants inside the home at the time of the fire.  A neighbor notice...

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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 27, 2018

IFP Encourages Customers to Research Renewable Energies

Renewable energy sources, such as solar panels, are peaking the interest of people throughout the nation, including residents in Idaho Falls. However, before purchasing or committing to any type of renewable energy source, Idaho Falls Power encourages &am...

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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 23, 2018

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

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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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 7, 2018

Kids! Get Wild about Art Over Spring Break

The Idaho Falls Zoo and The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho have collaborated once again to provide students, ages 5-13 with a fun, unique experience during spring break.

Experience the science AND art of animals and nature at BOTH facilities! The four-day cam...

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

Fifty-Nine Local Students Receive Mayor’s Scholarship Funds

Idaho Falls, ID: Fifty-nine scholarships totaling more than $65,000 will be awarded to students from area schools at the 13th Annual Mayor’s Scholarship Fund ceremony on Wednesday, March 28, at the Colonial Theater in Idaho Falls.

“We h...

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

Parking Restrictions Lifted Early Due to Warmer Weather

Idaho Falls, ID – The City of Idaho Falls is lifting snow removal parking restrictions earlier than anticipated due to a warming trend, effective immediately.  

The Street Division began plowing snow early Sunday morning followi...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 4, 2018

Snow Event Triggers Parking Restrictions - March 4

Idaho Falls, ID – The recent accumulation of snow has exceeded two inches (2”), which qualifies as a snow event according to the City’s Snow and Ice Control Policies and Procedures Manual

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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

Apartment Fire on Vassar Way

Idaho Falls, ID:  On February 27, 2018 at 2:47 p.m., the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to the 600 block of Vassar Way for a report of a structure fire.

Upon arrival, crews discovered a fire inside the kitchen of a main floor apartment...

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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 24, 2018

Boy Scouts Evacuated from 17 Mile Cave

Idaho Falls, ID:  On Feb. 24, 2018 at approximately 2:40 a.m., the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to 16000 W. Arco Hwy for a report of smoke from a campfire inside the 17 Mile Cave and persons trying to evacuate the cave.

Upon the firs...

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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
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Public Notice: Proposed Changes to Zoning Ordinance

The Idaho Falls Planning Division of the Community Development Services Department has released a series of video presentations regarding significant proposed changes to the Zoning Ordinance.  The ordinance is now ready for public comment prior t...

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