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Posted on: January 30, 2023

Idaho Falls lifts snow removal parking restrictions (Jan. 30)

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The Idaho Falls Street Division has completed snow removal operations associated with the recent weather events. All parking restrictions are lifted, effective immediately.

Street Division personnel will continue to clean up problem areas and remove snow f...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 29, 2023

Frozen Waterlines

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Due to forecasted subzero temperatures this coming week, the Idaho Falls Water Division asks property owners and tenants to prepare for the potential of frozen waterlines and offers the following information and tips for property owners. 

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Snow plows are clearing roads. Parking restrictions are in place. (Jan. 27)

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The recent accumulation of snow has exceeded two inches which qualifies as a snow event. Parking restriction are now in place for all roads located within Idaho Falls city limits. 

This is the fourth round of city-wide snow removal this season. Sn...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Travelers encouraged to check flight schedules as weather impacts air travel

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IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) encourages travelers to keep in contact with their airlines as the weather has impacted flight schedules. 

Idaho Falls is currently under a Winter Weather Advisory and since Thursday n...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Idaho Falls Regional Airport sees another record-setting year in passengers

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IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) has seen yet another record-breaking year of passengers making their way through the terminal.

As Idaho’s second busiest airport, 2022 saw 316,044 passengers depart, with an additional 312,285 flying int...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Construction Notice: 17th Street and Boulevard Bridge Improvement Project

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Knife River will begin making improvements to the 17th Street and Boulevard Bridge on Monday, Jan. 23. Motorists should expect periodic traffic delays and lane shifts throughout the duration of the project. 

The goal of the project is to move the ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Idaho Falls lifts snow removal parking restrictions and continues to address problem areas

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The Idaho Falls Street Division has completed snow removal operations associated with the recent weather events. All parking restrictions are lifted, effective immediately.

Street Division personnel will continue to clean up problem areas, address ice issu...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Idaho Falls Regional Airport announces 2023 Student Art Contest

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IDAHO FALLS -- The Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) is hosting the first annual Student Art Contest in conjunction with the new Idaho Falls Regional Airport Arts Program.

The contest is open to all Idaho Falls School District #91 high-school students, an...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 16, 2023

Idaho Falls issues a snow event; parking restrictions are now in place

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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. Snow plow operators began removing snow from priority roads ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 12, 2023

Mayor’s Choice Awards recognize outstanding residents and organizations

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IDAHO FALLS -- Mayor Rebecca Casper presented 10 Mayor’s choice awards to individuals and organizations during Thursday night’s City Council meeting. 

The Mayor’s Choice Awards were created as a way to recognize outstanding residents, businesses, ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 12, 2023

Idaho Falls Power General Manager elected to chair regional public power board

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IDAHO FALLS – The Executive Committee of the Public Power Council (PPC) elected Idaho Falls Power General Manager Bear Prairie chair of the board for 2023-2024.

The unanimous vote came Thursday at the council’s monthly meeting, where the board’s elected of...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 10, 2023

Idaho Falls Fiber installing overhead infrastructure along Lincoln Road

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IDAHO FALLS — Crews will be installing overhead fiber infrastructure along Lincoln Road in Idaho Falls over the next couple of days.

Contractors for Idaho Falls Fiber began placing the overhead fiber along Lincoln between Yellowstone Highway and ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 9, 2023

GIFAR to host Mayor Casper for the 2023 State of the City Address

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IDAHO FALLS – The 2023 annual Idaho Falls State of the City Address is just around the corner. 

The Greater Idaho Falls Association of Realtors® (GIFAR) is hosting the City of Idaho Falls and Mayor Rebecca Casper for the address. The community is ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 6, 2023

Idaho Falls Fiber invites the community to the first open house of 2023

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IDAHO FALLS – Idaho Falls Fiber is hosting its first open house of 2023 to give an inside look at the network and some of the fastest internet in Idaho Falls. 

The open house on Jan. 9, 2023, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. will be held at the Skyline Acti...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 6, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Lifted / Levantaron el aviso de hervir el agua

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Boil Water Advisory Lifted – City of Idaho Falls

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Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua potable. Tradúzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien.

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 5, 2023

Boil Water Advisory - City of Idaho Falls

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Boil Water Advisory – City of Idaho Falls

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*Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua potable. Tradúzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien.

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 5, 2023

Community Development Services Director leaves impressive legacy at the City of Idaho Falls

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IDAHO FALLS – City of Idaho Falls Community Development Services Director Brad Cramer has announced he is stepping down to take a new position with Idaho National Laboratory.  

In Cramer’s almost 17-year service to the city, th...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 4, 2023

Harsh weather conditions causing potholes

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The recent weather conditions have wreaked havoc on city roads, causing potholes and other hazardous conditions.  

Keeping roadways maintained and safe is a priority for the Idaho Falls Street Division, however the weather conditions have also mad...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 3, 2023

S. Higbee Avenue Road Closure

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A portion of S. Higbee Avenue, from E 17th Street north to E 14th Street, in Idaho Falls is temporarily closed to thru traffic for bridge reconstruction over the Butte Arm Canal. Traffic is being detoured and motorists should plan alternate routes.&nb...

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

Road conditions improving; salt and sand applied to city streets

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Road conditions are improving and public safety departments are responding to less vehicle accidents following the freezing rain earlier this morning. Motorists are still encouraged to slow down, use caution, and allow plenty of time to stop. The Idaho Fa...

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

Multiple vehicle accidents; avoid traveling

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MULTIPLE VEHICLE ACCIDENTS -- AVOID TRAVELING --  Area first responders are responding to multiple slide-offs and vehicle accidents due to extremely slick conditions and black ice. Several vehicles have been involved in an accident at Yellowstone...

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

Frozen waterlines

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Over the past couple of days, the Idaho Falls Water Division has received multiple calls regarding frozen waterlines due to subzero temperatures.

“Waterlines in Idaho Falls are generally buried between 5 to 6 feet deep, keeping them below the win...

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

Idaho Falls Power employees awarded for heroism; utility goes two years without an injury accident

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IDAHO FALLS – Four Idaho Falls Power employees were recognized for heroism, along with dozens of others awarded for safety at the utility’s annual end-of-the-year awards ceremony Thursday.

Rod Elliot, Colter Welker, Josh Hymas and Krist...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: December 21, 2022

The City of Idaho Falls urges safety as cold weather approaches our community

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IDAHO FALLS – As the National Weather Service forecasts dangerously cold wind chills in the coming 24 hours, the City of Idaho Falls is encouraging community members to stay indoors and look out for neighbors. 

A Wind Chill Warning remai...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: December 20, 2022

Idaho Falls Regional Airport transitioning to cashless payment for parking lots

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IDAHO FALLS – Parking at the Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) is easier than ever as the region's premier airport destination switches to cashless parking operations.

As the airport upgrades technology used at parking across the facili...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: December 15, 2022

Idaho Falls lifts snow removal parking restrictions

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The Idaho Falls Street Division has completed snow removal operations associated with the recent weather event. All parking restrictions are lifted, effective immediately.

Snow removal crews will continue to clean up problem areas as well as cul-de-sacs ov...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: December 15, 2022

Prepare for busy holiday travel when visiting the Idaho Falls Regional Airport

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IDAHO FALLS – As the holidays approach, the Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) expects the busy travel season to continue.

Through November, IDA has seen over 580,000 passengers make their way through the terminal. Travel experts have predicted that holida...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: December 15, 2022

Mayor Rebecca Casper recognized for her longstanding support of public power

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IDAHO FALLS – Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) named City of Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper as the 2022 Elected Official of The Year.

UAMPS, the joint action agency which provides comprehensive wholesale electric energy services to communi...

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

Idaho Falls Power kicks off energized community efforts to pursue federal infrastructure funding

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IDAHO FALLS -- Idaho Falls Power is seeking community ideas and input as the public power utility pursues federal funding for local energy infrastructure.

The city’s municipal electric utility is in the middle of a once-in-a-generation national investment ...

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

Idaho Falls issues another snow event; parking restrictions are now in place

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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 l...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: December 9, 2022

New City Clerk and Treasurer appointed for the City of Idaho Falls

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IDAHO FALLS – Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper has appointed a new city clerk and treasurer to fill recently created vacancies. 

The Idaho Falls City Council confirmed Corrin Wilde’s appointment at the Thursday, Dec. 8, City Council Meeting. Wilde...

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

Snow removal parking restrictions lifted

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The Idaho Falls Street Division has completed snow removal operations associated with the recent weather events. All parking restrictions are lifted, effective immediately.  “Although we ticketed and relocated 245 vehicles on Saturday, ...

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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

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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 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 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 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 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

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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

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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: 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. 

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Police Department 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: 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: 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

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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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