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Posted on: December 2, 2022

Temporary Lane Closure: Sunnyside Road (Dec. 4)

Road Work Ahead

One westbound lane of Sunnyside Road will be closed to motorists this Sunday, Dec. 4. Motorists should expect traffic delays and are encouraged to slow down and use caution around utility workers.

Utility work on the northernmost lane of Sunnyside Road wil...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Temporary Road Closure: Hemmert Avenue

Road Closure

A small section of Hemmert Avenue in Idaho Falls will be closed this Thursday and Friday, Dec. 1 and Dec. 2, to allow construction crews to safely perform utility work. Detours will be in place. The public should plan alternate routes. 

The road c...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: November 30, 2022

City of Idaho Falls updates snow removal schedule and prepares for more snowfall

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City of Idaho Falls departments are preparing for windy conditions and an additional 4-6 inches of snow over the next couple of days. The snow removal schedule was updated after receiving a winter storm notification earlier this morning from the National ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Zone A snow plowing on hold

Idaho Falls Snow Removal

After receiving an updated weather advisory earlier this morning from the National Weather Service calling for an additional 4-6 inches of snow over the next couple of days, the City of Idaho Falls is holding off on plowing Zone A (center of the ...
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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: November 28, 2022

Snow removal parking restrictions are now in place for all Idaho Falls roadways

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The recent accumulation of snow has exceeded two inches which qualifies as a snow event in Idaho Falls. Parking restriction are now in place for all roads located within Idaho Falls city limits. Another notice will be sent when restrictions are lifted. &a...

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

Sunnyside Road reduced to one lane of traffic on Sunday

Road Work Ahead

On Sunday, Nov., 27, Sunnyside Road will be reduced down to one eastbound lane of traffic near its intersection with Channing Way to the north and Crestwood Lane to the south. 

The lanes will be closed from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., barring unforeseen co...

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

S Boulevard Water Line Repair

Road Closure

Traffic will be detoured on S Boulevard, near Tautphaus Park, tomorrow as construction crews repair a leaking water line. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes. 

The Water Division will begin repairing the water line at 8:30 a.m. on Wed...

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

Idaho Falls Zoo’s last day for 2022 is Nov. 27

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IDAHO FALLS -- The Idaho Falls welcomes everyone to celebrate the Thanksgiving weekend by bringing their family to the Idaho Falls Zoo for its last open weekend in 2022. 

The zoo will be open Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weather per...

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

Idaho Falls Regional Airport prepared for busy holiday travel season

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IDAHO FALLS – The holiday season is just around the corner and the Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) expects one of the busiest travel seasons yet.

Already this year, IDA has experienced record levels of passengers making their way through the p...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Idaho Falls Zoo to host Thanksgiving break camps

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IDAHO FALLS -- What are you going to do with the kids during Thanksgiving break? We’ve got the perfect solution for at least one of those days.

The Idaho Falls Zoo will host camps for kids in grades K through 8 over Thanksgiving Break on November...

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

S Boulevard overpass will temporarily close for water service repair

Road Closed Sign

The City of Idaho Falls Water Division will be repairing a leaking waterline near the entrance to the S Boulevard overpass at its intersection with Northgate Mile. Construction begins at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Southbound traffic on Northgate Mile will ...

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

Idaho Falls’ War Bonnet Round Up voted 2022’s best medium-sized rodeo in Idaho

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IDAHO FALLS — Idaho’s Oldest Rodeo, The War Bonnet Round Up, has been voted as 2022’s Best Medium Rodeo in Idaho for the PRCA Wilderness Circuit.

Members of the City of Idaho Falls War Bonnet Round Up Advisory Committee were p...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Idaho Falls Power and Fiber hosting fill the ambulance food drive to support our community

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IDAHO FALLS – Idaho Falls Power and Fiber are once again teaming up with the community to brighten the holidays for households in need during the 2nd annual Fill the Ambulance food drive. 

Community members are invited to participate on Nov. 18, 2...

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

Idaho Falls Regional Airport launches new arts program

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IDAHO FALLS -- The Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) will highlight live performances, permanent art displays and community art contests with the new Idaho Falls Regional Airport Arts Program. 

The program will also demonstrate the unique recreat...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: October 18, 2022

Two City Council members appointed to statewide advisory councils

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IDAHO FALLS – Two Idaho Falls City Council members have been appointed to two statewide councils that give representation for Eastern Idaho in important policy areas.  

Idaho Falls City Council President Michelle Ziel-Dingman received an...

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

City of Idaho Falls seeks applicants for the Planning and Zoning Commission

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IDAHO FALLS – The City of Idaho Falls is seeking applicants to serve their community by joining the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Commissioners serve a vital role in shaping the future of Idaho Falls. The commission reviews all proposals, applications an...

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

City of Idaho Falls establishes parks curfew, places limits on shelter usage

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IDAHO FALLS – Parks in Idaho Falls are now closed between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. to promote public safety, reduce vandalism and ensure a better quality of life for residents.

The Idaho Falls City Council amended the city’s parks ordinance to establish the curf...

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

The Idaho Falls Fire Department is hiring; deadline for testing is Oct. 29

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

The Idaho Falls Fire Department is hiring; deadline for testing is Oct. 29

The Idaho Falls Fire Department is hiring twelve full-time firefighters. Interested candidates are encouraged to begin the Public Safety Testing process now to be considered for a r...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: October 5, 2022

IFPD Expands K-9 Unit, Prepares for Retirement of Two K-9s

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The Idaho Falls Police Department is excited to announce the expansion of the IFPD Police K-9 Unit and to welcome several new police dogs to the department. ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: October 4, 2022

Idaho Falls’ Joe Marmo/Wayne Lehto Ice Arena open for the season

Ice Hockey Player

IDAHO FALLS – It’s time to sharpen your skates as the Joe Marmo/Wayne Lehto Ice Arena is open for the 2022/2023 season.

After a much-needed upgrade in the facility, the City of Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Department opened the aren...

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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 2, 2022

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

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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: 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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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: 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

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

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

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 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: 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: 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: 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