News Flash

Posted on: April 23, 2018

Surfer Swim Team Camp

The WDAC’s Surfers Swim Team is for swimmers, ages 3 and up.  This team will provide swimmers with the opportunity to develop swimming skills, sportsmanship, improve physical fitness, and have fun in a low competitive environment. &...

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Additional Info... Aquatic Center
Posted on: July 9, 2018

Kids Tri-Harder Triathlon

Sign up today for the 2018 Smith Chevrolet Kids Tri Harder Triathlon!  Register ONLINE or call the Aquatic Center 208-612-8519.

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Aquatic Center
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Lifeguard Prep Class

Classes are $40 and run every two weeks during the lesson sessions. Register ONLINE or call the Aquatic Center at 208-612-8519.   

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For more information check out the webpage. Aquatic Center

News Flash

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.

Neighbors ...

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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

IFFD Graphic

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

jackie-flowers-headshot

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

Emergency Alert System Logo

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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City of Idaho Falls News

News Flash

Posted on: May 9, 2018

PulsePoint App - Improving Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates

PulsePoint Launch, Idaho Falls Fire Department

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 they are trained i...

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Fire Department Announcements
Posted on: March 23, 2018

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

Stop The Bleed

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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Fire Department Announcements
Posted on: February 6, 2018

Idaho Falls Fire Department Hosts Annual Awards Ceremony, Recognizes EMS and Firefighter of the Year

Extreme Blue Thunder Air Show, Idaho Falls Fire Department

Idaho Falls, ID:  The Idaho Falls Fire Department has had a very successful year! Join us Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the IFFD Annual Awards Ceremony at the Colonial Theater, located at 450 “A” Street in Idaho Falls.  The depa...

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Fire Department Announcements
Posted on: March 28, 2018

Improved Property Insurance Rating – ISO Class 2

Fire Hydrant (400x300)

Idaho Falls, ID – Recently, Idaho Falls was upgraded from an Idaho Surveying & Rating Bureau (ISRB) property insurance rating of Class 3 to a Class 2. This improved rating translates into risk reduction for property owners in Idaho Falls.

ISRB is an in...

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Fire Department Announcements

News Flash

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.

Neighbors ...

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Fire Department 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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Fire Department 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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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 30, 2018

W. Broadway Mobile Home Fire

IFFD Graphic

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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Fire Department 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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Fire Department 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 al...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 29, 2018

Emergency Alert System Testing Tomorrow

Emergency Alert System Logo

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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Fire Department 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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Fire Department 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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Fire Department 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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Fire Department 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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Fire Department 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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Fire Department News

News Flash

Posted on: June 25, 2018

Flowers to Step Down at Idaho Falls Power

jackie-flowers-headshot

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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Idaho Falls Power
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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Idaho Falls Power

News Flash

Posted on: May 21, 2018

Idaho Falls Zoo Welcomes New Primate Species

GLT for web

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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Idaho Falls Zoo
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 April 30, 2017, Shanno...

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Idaho Falls Zoo
Posted on: May 7, 2018

Idaho Falls Zoo Loses Terminally Ill Snow Leopard

Ketu snow leopard

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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Idaho Falls Zoo

News Flash

Posted on: July 16, 2018

Fall Softball

Registration Deadline for fall softball is July 24th and play is scheduled to start week of Aug 13. Co-Ed and Mens league offered the cost is $480 per team. Registration is available on-line, in person or over the phone.

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 16, 2018

Volleyball

Boys & Girls volleyball will be offered this year!! Registration is sneaking up on us, the deadline is Aug. 14th, so get your teams in and registered. Packets are available on-line or at the Rec. office. Cost is $35:00 per player and includes a T_Shirt

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 16, 2018

Flag Football

Registration deadline is Aug. 14th and games will begin the week of August 25th.  If you don't have a team you can have your child put on a pick-up list by calling the Recreation Center at 

208-612-8580, this does NOT guarantee your child...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 16, 2018

Model Airplane Clinic

Held at the Tautphaus Park Multi-use shelter this 2 day classes is held Aug. 7-8 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.   All the supplies are provided the cost is $27:00 per child.  Pre-registration is required, which can be done on-line, over the ph...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 26, 2018

War Bonnet Round Up Horseshoe Tournament

We will have team and single divisions, best of three games per match  Preregistration is required  the cost is $ 20/team or $10 for individual. You can register over the phone at 208-612-8580, in person at 520 Memorial Dr. or on line he...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 19, 2018

New! Teen Karaoke/Activity and Soda Bar Night (Ages 13 - 18)

Sing your heart out or sip on a variety of freshly made soda drinks while others sing during our karaoke night with an inflatable jumbo screen. Enjoy games as you socialize with your friends at this exclusive teen event.

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Yoga in the Park

Classes are held near Shelter #2 on Latah Ave. They begin July 9th at 8:30 am -9:30 am on Monday mornings.  The evening class will be held on Wednesdays from 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm.  The cost for the class is $25.00 , pre-registration is avail...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 24, 2018

Monday Night Fishing

Idaho Fish and Game will be onsite with pole, worms and a warm welcome sending you to the banks to enjoy a fishing experience.  No fishing license required while participating in the program, during event hours.  Held every Monday night ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 24, 2018

Movies in The Park

Shown at Freeman Park Bandshell, these movies are free for the family to enjoy on a Friday night.  We have games and activities that start approximately 2 hours prior to dusk. Look here for a full list of the 2018 movies.

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Parks & Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: July 12, 2018

“Spirit Ride” coming to Idaho Falls Friday to raise awareness of “move over” laws

Local businessman Wyatt Pickering received a call late Thursday afternoon asking whether he and his company could help with the American Towman Spirit Ride. Even though it was only a few hours away, Pickering answered without hesitation, “Absolutely.”

What's The Spirit Ride?  (From atspiritride.com)  Many are calling the Spirit Ride America's Traveling Memorial Day for First Responders. Founded by American Towman Magazine and B/A Products, the Ride's mission is to pr...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 28, 2018

6 ways to keep your family safe on Independence Day

6 ways to be safe on 4th of July

The Idaho Falls Police Department wants you remind of ways you and your family can prevent your kids from being lost or hurt as you attend the Independence Day activities.

1. Take a photo ON July 4th.  On the morning of Independence Day, take a photo of each of your kids. A photo with kids in their current clothing can help locate children much faster and more easily if they become separated from you.2. Have your c...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 27, 2018

Four of IFPD's longest serving officers set to retire

Goodman - Billman - McKenna - 6-27-2018

Three of the them signed off for the final time on Wednesday, June 27th.

Officer Mark Goodman, Officer Lynn Billman and Sergeant Pat McKenna said “goodbye” to their teammates and “hello” to retirement. 

All three long-time veterans of the Idaho Falls Police Department gave their ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 27, 2018

Idaho Falls Police arrested suspect of bank robbery within 11 hours thanks to community policing

Craig Blankenship, 36, was arrested on a Felony charge of Robbery after he allegedly robbed the Bank of Commerce on W. Broadway around 9:30 on Tuesday morning.

Thanks to the teamwork of the bank and other local businesses, the police department, community ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 26, 2018

Police seek help of the public to locate man who robbed bank Tuesday morning

Original post: At 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, a man went into the Bank of Commerce located at 1730 W. Broadway. He gave bank employees a note demanding money, who gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash.

UPDATED: Suspect arrested Tuesday night: bit.ly/craig626

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Update 9:00 PM, 6/26

Craig Blankenship, 36, was identified and arrested by the IFPD within 11 hours after he allegedly robbed the Bank of Commerce on West Broadway earlier tha...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 26, 2018

President and CEO of Bank of Commerce proud of employees, has full confidence in IFPD

President and CEO of the Bank of Commerce Tom Romrell has no doubt that IFPD will conduct a thorough investigation which will lead to apprehension of the robbery suspect.
*UPDATED: Suspect arrested Tuesday night*

Update: Idaho Falls Police arrested suspect of bank robbery within 11 hours thanks to community policing

President & CEO Romrell commented on the robbery which occurred around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26th at the Bank of Commerce located at ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 24, 2018

IFPD & SWAT team apprehend barricaded man in home near Sunnyside & Rollandet

Sycamore

At approximately 7:00 PM, Idaho Falls Police responded to an incident near West Sunnyside Road and Rollandet Street. 

By 9:30 PM, the suspect was successfully apprehended and police there is no threat to the public.

Initially, Idaho Falls Public Sa...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Man arrested, charged with sexual abuse of a child; Police fear other children may have been victims

Anyone who is concerned that this man, Eric Kidman, may have had contact with other children and could have taken other recordings or photographs should immediately call Idaho Falls Public Safety Dispatch at (208) 529-1200.

On Thursday, June 21st, Idaho Falls police arrested 23-year-old Eric Kidman on the charge of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 16 by making a photographic or electronic recording.

Kidman confessed to placing a video camera in a 13-year-old girl’s be...

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Police Department 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 re...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 19, 2018

Fatal motorcycle crash takes the life of an 18-year-old Idaho Falls man

On Tuesday morning at 5:00 AM, Idaho Falls Public Safety Dispatch received a report of an accident on the southbound on-ramp of Interstate 15 at Sunnyside Avenue / W. 33rd South.The driver of a silver Range Rover traveling westbound on Sunnyside was turni...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 6, 2018

Man stabbed at Garfield Apartments on Tuesday

Police have arrested one man on the charge of aggravated battery.

On Tuesday at 10:20 AM, Idaho Falls Public Safety received a report that a man had been stabbed on the 500 block of North Fanning Avenue. Idaho Falls Police and the Idaho Falls Fire Department immediately responded to the scene, where they found one adult...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 6, 2018

Woman found in river identified

The woman whose body was recovered from the Snake River on May 30th by the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office has been identified as Kayla Davis.

While the forensic examination is not yet complete and the investigation is ongoing, the woman has been identified by dental records.

A Forensic Odontologist examined the body of the woman recovered from the river, reviewed the dental records of Kayla Davi...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 30, 2018

IFPD working to identify person recovered from Snake River

At 9:08 AM on Wednesday, Idaho Falls Public Safety Dispatch received a report of a body floating in the Snake River near the south end of South Tourist Park.  Bonneville Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded immediately with a boat and jet skis. De...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Police arrest man on felony warrant after he attempted to flee, hopped on roof, jumped over fence

Adam Wise, 33, of Idaho Falls was taken into custody after officers deployed a Taser to stop him from attempting to flee.

Idaho Falls, ID – Idaho Falls Police continued their efforts to serve outstanding warrants today, May 17th. This afternoon, on the 600 block of Water Avenue, officers arrived to serve a warrant on 33 year old Adam Wise. The felony warrant was is...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 17, 2018

IFPD arrests 23 wanted criminals in one week

Police are cracking down on those with pending warrants stemming from serious charges, such as battery, drug trafficking, grand theft and more.

Idaho Falls Police mobilized and served 23 warrants in a 7-day period. The majority of those warrants, 13 of them, were served on May 8th

Of the people arrested, 12 of the 23 had outstanding felony warrants. 

Three of the arrests also yi...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 10, 2018

UPDATE: BCSO searching, IFPD investigating report of woman falling in river

Joint-agency update: The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office continues dive team search, IFPD deploys first test flight of UAS pilot program to search using drone.

Idaho Falls, ID – This morning at 8:00 AM, the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team resumed the search for a 23 year old female whom allegedly fell into the river last night around 11:40 PM. 

According to Serge...

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Police Department News
Posted on: April 24, 2018

IFPD arrests Idaho Falls man on 5 charges including felony possession of methamphetamine

At 9:55 AM on Tuesday, Idaho Falls police responded to a domestic disturbance call on the 2000 block of Monticello Drive. Police were informed that 43 year old Erik Bastar of Idaho Falls left the residence in a truck. Officers successfully stopped the tru...

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Police Department 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 spec...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Stray animal "drop boxes" at the Idaho Falls Animal Shelter are closing to the public

Due to a high number of abandoned animals, the shelter’s stray animal drop boxes will no longer be open to the public as of Monday, February 12, 2018.

A significant increase in the number of animals being left in the Idaho Falls Animal Shelter’s stray animal “drop boxes” has led to the decision to close them to the general public.

As an attempt to treat stray animals and hel...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 2, 2018

How to recognize and avoid being a victim of phone scams

How to avoid scams

If a scammer calls you, here's what to do:

Idaho Falls, ID – Idaho Falls Police continue see a number of people in our area falling victim to fraud and scams. Many are convinced to send money to scammers promptly to avoid a negative consequence.

The most common scams Idaho Falls Police an...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 29, 2018

Four arrested in SWAT drug bust on Sunday

Police took 22.4 grams of methamphetamine into evidence, along with a small amount of marijuana, paraphernalia and other narcotics which are unidentified and undergoing testing.

Over the weekend, Idaho Falls police made four drug related arrests, including one felony charge for possession of a controlled substance. Police gained information which allowed them to obtain a search warrant for a home near 21st Street and South Boulev...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Updated: Police looking for MIGUEL RENOVATO who fled from car crash Thursday in Stonebrook

MIGUEL A RENOVATO

Updated January 5, 2018, 7:45 PM: Police are looking for 36 year old MIGUEL RENOVATO, who fled the scene of an accident Thursday evening. Renovato has an active warrant out of Colorado for a parole violation. Drug paraphernalia was found in his vehicle.

Idaho Falls, ID – At approximately 4:45 PM on January 4th, Idaho Falls Police responded to a call about a disturbance. Officers located the woman near the intersection of E 21st Street and S Boulevard, who was driving a red Mitsubishi Eclipse. T...

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Police Department News
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Idaho Falls Police Chief announces four promotions, including the IFPD's first female Sergeant

Idaho Falls Police Chief Bryce Johnson announced the promotion of one new Lieutenant and three new Sergeants.

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...

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Police Department News
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Idaho Falls Police Department Hires New Public Information Officer

Holly Cook has joined the Idaho Falls Police Department as the Public Relations and Public Information Officer.

Idaho Falls, ID – Holly Cook has joined the Idaho Falls Police Department as the Public Relations and Public Information Officer.  The primary focus of the position is to create an open environment for the flow of information and ideas between th...

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