Posted on: September 26, 2016

PPD Officers to Receive Lifesaving Award, New Officers to be Sworn In

Pocatello Police

Four Pocatello Police officers are being heralded for their efforts in saving the lives of two local residents.

Wednesday, September 28 at 3 p.m. in the Pocatello City Council Chambers, Officers Bridget McArthur, Jordan Johnson, Eric Bills, and Sergea...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2016

Pocatello Regional Airport to Host Simulated Crash Drill

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Practice makes perfect and this week, Pocatello Regional Airport, along with a number of other agencies and organizations, will be preparing for the worst.

Wednesday, September 28 at 10:30 a.m. airport staff along with the Pocatello Police and Fire D...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2016

City of Pocatello Partners with DHS for Cyber Security Awareness Month

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello is joining with the Department of Homeland Security and other communities around the nation for Cyber Security Awareness Month.

During October, the City’s Information Technology Department will be part of an effort to educate and...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2016

Merrill Named First Mayor for a Day of 2016-17 School Year

Pocatello

An Irving Middle School student has been selected as the first Mayor for a Day of the 2016-2017 school year.

Eighth-grader Preslie Merrill was selected by faculty for her participation in student leadership, helping to organize assemblies, food drives...Read on...

Posted on: September 22, 2016

PFD, Bannock County Ambulance Dist. Honored by American Heart Association for 2nd Year

Pocatello Fire Mission Lifeline

For the second year in a row, the Pocatello Fire Department and the Bannock County Ambulance District are being recognized by the American Heart Association for maintaining the highest levels of service for cardiac care.

The two groups were recently h...Read on...

Posted on: September 22, 2016

Benton Street and 2nd Avenue Intersection Improvements Begin Sept. 26

Pocatello Benton 2nd

Starting Monday, crews will begin making a series of safety improvements to the intersection of East Benton Street and South 2nd Avenue.

The project will see raised medians added to the intersection that will limit the amount of traffic movements avai...Read on...

Posted on: September 21, 2016

Inspection of Center Street Underpass Scheduled for Thursday

Pocatello Center Street Underpass

Crews with the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will be inspecting the Center Street Underpass Thursday, September 22.

The inspection is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. and end around 4 p.m. During the review, westbound traffic into Old Town...Read on...

Posted on: September 21, 2016

Dimick Named Volunteer of the Year

Pocatello Fire Canda Dimick

The best of the best when it comes to volunteers for the Bannock County Ambulance District has been named.

Last week, Canda Dimick was named the 2016 Volunteer of the Year for the district by Pocatello Fire Chief David Gates. Dimick was recognized for...Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2016

Pocatello Police Receives ITD Grant for Child Safety Seat Program

Pocatello Police

Children travelling around the Gate City will be safer thanks to a partnership between the Pocatello Police Department and Idaho Transportation Department (ITD).

Recently, the department was awarded a $9,500 grant from ITD to help purchase approximat...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2016

Council Approves Changes to Utility Service Deposits, Amends Access to Premises Codes

Pocatello

The Pocatello City Council has approved a series of changes to the “Utility Billing Services” portions of the City Code.

At Thursday’s meeting, the Council voted to allow the City’s Utility Billing Department to hold onto deposits until the account is...Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2016

Highland Boulevard Paving Begins Thursday, Gwen Drive to be Closed

Pocatello

Starting Thursday, crews will begin the process of paving Highland Boulevard.

Due to construction, Gwen Drive will be closed from 7 a.m. Thursday until approximately 6 p.m. Friday. As Gwen Drive will be closed for two days, residents are asked to use ...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2016

“Coffee with the Mayor” set for September 20

Pocatello

September’s “Coffee with the Mayor” is heading to Old Town Pocatello.

The hour long meeting will be held at Portneuf Towers, 666 West Day Street, at 9:30 a.m., September 20. The chat will offer Pocatellans a chance to speak with Mayor Brian Blad.

...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Human Library Returns during Kind Week 2016

Marshall Public Library

Human books will be back on display at the Marshall Public Library.

On Tuesday, September 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the library will host the living, breathing Human Library. At a Human Library, attendees gather around a Human Book in small gro...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month Kicks Off with 19th Annual Run with the Big Dogs

Run with the Big Dogs

The furriest of East Idaho’s 5K’s is set for October 1.

At 11 a.m., the starting gun will sound for Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter’s 19th annual “Run with the Big Dogs.” The event will formally herald the start of national Adopt a Shelter Dog...Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2016

Two Proclamations to be Read at Thursday Council Meeting

Pocatello

A pair of proclamations will be read at Thursday’s Pocatello City Council Meeting.

During the meeting, Mayor Brian Blad will join with the Bannock County Commissioners and Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England in a joint proclamation to proclaim September 19 t...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2016

Splash Dance for Dogs Returns September 17

Splash Dance for Dogs

The Ross Park Aquatic Complex will be going to the dogs, literally.

Saturday, September 17 the facility will host the 3rd Annual Splash Dance for Dogs with the help of Pocatello Animal Services and Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter. The fundrais...Read on...

Posted on: September 8, 2016

Community Resilience Fair to be Held Tuesday

Pocatello

The Pocatello Community Emergency Preparedness Fair has evolved into the “Community Resilience Fair” to better explain the approach to preparedness and recovery. The fair will be Tuesday, September 13th from 3 pm to 8 pm at the Pine Ridge Mall, 4155 Yello...Read on...

Posted on: September 8, 2016

Paving Set for Next Week on Foothill Boulevard

Pocatello

Crews with the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will be putting down asphalt on Foothill Boulevard next week.

The milling and paving work from Trail Creek Road to Cottonwood Avenue is set for Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, Septembe...Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2016

Pocatello Arts Council to Debut Sculptures

Pocatello Arts Council

Two new pieces of art will make their public debut Saturday, September 10.

At the two-day Sagebrush Arts Fest, the Pocatello Arts Council will unveil a pair of Idaho travertine sculptures. The pieces are the work of local artists Malynda Cooper and Am...Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2016

Flag Redesign Effort to be Featured Nationally, Committee Officially Taking Submissions

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello’s unofficial flag and the effort to raise a new, official flag for Pocatello is set to take the stage nationally.

This Sunday at 8 a.m., CBS Sunday Morning will air a segment on flag design with a portion dedicated to highlightin...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

Pocatello City Council Approves Changes to Beer/Wine Permit Procedure

Pocatello

Changes are coming to the process of obtaining a beer or wine permit through the City of Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department.

At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council Meeting, the Council approved an ordinance adding six more locations to the list o...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

Pocatello City Council Amends Animal Services Code

Pocatello

The Pocatello City Council has approved changes to the City’s code concerning Animal Services.

At Thursday’s meeting, the Council approved adding a section governing restraint and care of dangerous animals. Under the code, the owner of any animal foun...Read on...

Posted on: August 31, 2016

Marshall Public Library Seeks Yearbook Donations for Idaho Archives

Marshall Public Library

The Marshall Public Library is looking to preserve Pocatello's high school history.

During the month of September, the library is asking residents to donate unwanted annuals from any of Pocatello's high schools. The library maintains its collection of...Read on...

Posted on: August 30, 2016

Pocatello Animal Services Partners with Simply Cats Adoption Center

Pocatello Animal Services

More cats will be finding their forever homes thanks to a new partnership.

Recently, Pocatello Animal Services and Simply Cats Adoption Center entered into an agreement that will allow the Boise-based facility to accept adoptable cats and kittens from...Read on...

Posted on: August 30, 2016

Free Family History Workshops Return to Marshall Public Library

Marshall Public Library

Next month, the Marshall Public Library is offering patrons the chance to learn how to preserve their rich family histories.

Starting Tuesday, September 6 at 7 p.m. at the library, Idaho State University instructors and PhD candidates Amy Howard, Jeff...Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2016

Zoo Idaho Receives $5,000 for Outreach Programs for Local Students

Zoo Idaho U.S. Bank

Thanks to a donation from the U.S. Bank Foundation, first and second grade students in Pocatello/Chubbuck School District #25 will be getting in touch with the wild.

Monday, U.S. Bank presented Zoo Idaho officials with a $5,000 check to help fund the ...Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2016

City of Pocatello Sanitation Collection to Operate as Normal on Labor Day

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will be operating as normal on Labor Day, September 5, 2016.

Residents who are scheduled for a Monday pickup of garbage and recycling should still place their autocarts out by 7 a.m. Offi...Read on...

Posted on: August 23, 2016

Portneuf River Cleanup Scheduled for August 27; Vision Study Seeks Resident Photos

Portneuf River Cleanup Pocatello

The City of Pocatello is inviting residents to take part in the 2016 Portneuf River Cleanup.

Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m. to noon, the City of Pocatello, Portneuf Watershed Partnership, Idaho State University (ISU), ISU Stream Ecology Center, and ...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2016

Manhole Repairs Scheduled for Pole Line Road, East Clark Street

Pocatello

Next week, the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control Department has tentatively scheduled repairs of manholes along Pole Line Road and East Clark Street.

Crews will be working to remove and replace damaged metal rings and covers, as well as broken...Read on...

Posted on: August 17, 2016

Ask the Expert: MPL Participates in Libraries Transform Campaign

Marshall Public Library

If you visit the Marshall Public Library, you’ll see staff wearing their interests on their figurative sleeves.

Over the next several months, library employees will be wearing a badge adorned with the phrase “I’m an expert in” followed by the topic the...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2016

Registration Now Open for Fall Swim Lessons

Pocatello

Registration is now open for swimming lessons offered at the City of Pocatello Community Recreation Center.

The four-week long classes will be offered in two sessions, September 19 through October 13 and October 17 through November 10. Lessons will be...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2016

Community Recreation Center Schedules Annual Maintenance Closure

Pocatello Community Recreation Center

Pocatello’s Community Recreation Center will be closed for annual maintenance later this month.

Starting Monday, August 22, the center will close while staff upgrades and deep cleans the facility. A few projects on tap include painting throughout the ...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2016

Zoo Idaho to Host Ice Cream Zoofari, Mayor vs. Bear Pie Eating Contest

Zoo Idaho

A late summer tradition returns to Pocatello Saturday, August 20 with a bit of a twist.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Zoo Idaho will host its annual Ice Cream Zoofari. The event allows zoo-goers to meet the animals at the zoo all while enjoying all-you-can-e...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2016

Zoo Idaho Officially Welcomes Two New Residents

Zoo Idaho

Zoo Idaho has a pair of new residents.

Earlier this summer, the zoo took in a female bobcat kitten and a bull elk. The 3 to 4-month-old kitten came to the zoo from Idaho Fish and Game. Officials were given the kitten after it was picked up by people ...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2016

Water Main Replacement Begins Next Week for Ebony, Dogwood, and Cypress Streets

Pocatello

Starting next week, crews with the City of Pocatello Water Department will begin replacing the water main along Ebony, Dogwood, and Cypress Streets.

Work is scheduled to begin the Monday, August 15 and be completed in three phases starting with Cypres...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2016

Marshall Public Library’s Fall Literary Series Kicks Off with “Writing the Farm”

Marshall Public Library

Harvest season will be underway when the Marshall Public Library’s Fall Literary Series begins with a look at how farm life has influenced some of the giants of literature.

Tuesday, August 30 at 6:30 p.m., Idaho State University instructor and PhD can...Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2016

First “Coffee with the Mayor” to be held August 18

Pocatello

Residents who’d like to sit down and bend the ear of Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad will now get a chance.

This month marks the start of a new meeting series with Pocatellans called “Coffee with the Mayor.” The first hour-long chat will begin August 18 a...Read on...

Posted on: August 9, 2016

Pocatello Ranked in Top 100 “Best Places for First Responders to Live and Work”

Pocatello

The Gate City is finding itself towards the top in terms of places to live for our bravest and finest.

An analysis by the college and careers website Goodcall, finds that Pocatello ranks at number 30 in a report titled “Best Places for First Responder...Read on...

Posted on: August 8, 2016

City Completes Traffic Count of South Valley Road/Bannock Highway Intersection

South Valley Road Pocatello

Officials with the City of Pocatello Engineering Department have finished their look into how many residents are using one of the city’s newest intersections.

In June, workers placed traffic counters at the intersection of South Valley Road and Bannoc...Read on...

Posted on: August 8, 2016

Prehistoric Past Greets Travelers at Pocatello Regional Airport

Pocatello Regional Airport Bison

A piece of East Idaho’s prehistoric past will say hello to travelers at Pocatello Regional Airport.

Recently, the Idaho Museum of Natural History agreed to loan a display of Giant Bison skull to the airport. The roughly 7 foot-wide exhibit is statione...Read on...

Posted on: August 5, 2016

Buchanan Named Human Resources Director for City of Pocatello

Pocatello Human Resources Director Heather Buchanan

The City of Pocatello has a new Human Resources Director.

At the August 4 meeting, the Pocatello City Council confirmed Mayor Brian Blad’s appointment of Heather Buchanan to the position. Buchanan was promoted from her position as one of the City’s H...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2016

Adamson Confirmed, Takes Seat on Pocatello City Council

Pocatello Heidi Adamson

Heidi Adamson is officially a member of the Pocatello City Council.

At Thursday’s regular council meeting, Adamson was confirmed for the post by a vote of the current Council. Following the vote, she took the oath of office and then made her way up to...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2016

Manholes to be Repaired on East Clark Street

Pocatello 5th and Clark

Crews with the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control Department will be repairing manholes along East Clark Street starting next week.

On Monday, August 8, workers will begin bringing the manholes between 5th Avenue and 19th Avenue up to street le...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2016

PFD Schedules Annual Open House for August 13; Plans to Honor Man Lost to Fire

Pocatello Fire Open House

The Pocatello Fire Department is inviting the public to learn more about the department and help honor a local man who lost his life to a fire.

Saturday, August 13 from noon to 5 p.m., the department will be hosting its annual open house at Station #3...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2016

City of Pocatello Attorney Honored by Idaho State Bar

Rich Diehl Pocatello

An attorney for the City of Pocatello is earning high marks from the Idaho State Bar

At the group’s Annual Meeting in Boise, Deputy Attorney Rich Diehl was presented with the organization’s Service Award that recognizes contributions “to the community,...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2016

Ross Park Aquatic Complex Modifies Facility Schedule

Ross Park Aquatic Complex

Pocatello’s Ross Park Aquatic Complex will be modifying its schedule for the final two weeks of the 2016 season.

Due to much of the staff returning to school, the Ross Park Aquatic Complex will be closed to public open swimming weekdays starting Monda...Read on...

Posted on: August 1, 2016

Marshall Public Library Establishes Collection Point for School District #25 Supply Pantry

Marshall Public Library

The beginning of school is just around the corner and for some families, the excitement of the new school year is heightened by the traditional back-to-school shopping. For others, it’s a time of stress, wondering how they’ll be able to meet their child’s...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2016

“Calling City Hall” to Discuss City Budget, Aid for Friends Efforts

Pocatello

The dollars and cents of the City of Pocatello will be one of the topics of discussion for August’s episode of “Calling City Hall.”

City of Pocatello Chief Financial Officer Joyce Stroschein will join Mayor Brian Blad and Councilman Jim Johnston for a ...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2016

Junior Jazz Players Invited to Meet Utah Jazz Player

Pocatello Junior Jazz

Players who took part in the 2015/16 season of Junior Jazz basketball are invited to meet a professional player from the National Basketball Association’s Utah Jazz.

Monday, August 1 at 5:30 p.m., Forward Chris Johnson is scheduled to stop by the main...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2016

Fiscal Year 2017 Budget and Proposed Fees Available for View; Public Hearing August 4

Pocatello

The public is invited to weigh in on the City of Pocatello’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget and fees.

The 28-page estimated budget digest details the anticipated revenue for the City, as well as the estimated expenses, for the coming year. The proposed ...Read on...

Posted on: July 27, 2016

Pocatello Named #3 “Best City for Career Opportunities” in Nation

Pocatello SmartAsset

Pocatello is leading the country in terms of job prospects.

A study of the “Top 10 Cities for Career Opportunities” by the financial technology company SmartAsset finds the Gate City checking in at number three. The report looked at the 355 largest me...Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2016

Japanese Sister City Delegation Arrives Tuesday

Iwamizawa Sister City

A delegation of students from Pocatello’s Japanese Sister City arrives in the Gate City Tuesday, July 26.

This year’s delegation from Iwamizawa, Hokkaido, Japan will arrive in Pocatello Tuesday evening. The students range in age from 13 to 17. This ye...Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2016

Zoo Idaho to Host Enrichment Day

Zoo Idaho Enrichment Day

Zoo Idaho is inviting the public to get an inside look at some of the ways zookeepers keep the more than 100 animals at the zoo happy and healthy.

Saturday, July 30, from noon to 3 p.m., Zoo Idaho is hosting it’s first-ever “Enrichment Day.” Enrichmen...Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2016

Highland Boulevard Sewer Improvement Project Starts August 1

Pocatello

Starting next month, crews will begin the process of replacing approximately 1,000 feet of sewer line along Highland Boulevard.

The work is slated to begin August 1 and will include replacing the 8-inch line, associated manholes, and service connecti...Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2016

Mayor Blad Recommends Heidi Adamson to the Pocatello City Council

Pocatello

Mayor Brian Blad has offered up his recommendation to fill a vacant seat on the Pocatello City Council.

At the August 4 meeting of the Council, Heidi Adamson will be considered for the Seat 4 post. More than 25 applications were turned in for the job, ...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2016

Report: 8 of 10 Pocatellans have a Marshall Public Library Card

Marshall Public Library

New numbers from the Idaho Commission for Libraries are painting a busy picture for the Marshall Public Library.

In the commission’s report “Idaho Public Library Statistics” for Fiscal Year 2015, the figures show that 79 percent of Pocatello’s populat...Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2016

Marshall Public Library Invites Teens to Quidditch for Muggles Match

Marshall Public Library

The Marshall Public Library is inviting the area’s teenage Harry Potter fans to take part in a Quidditch for Muggles match.

The game is part of a Harry Potter themed party at the library, 113 South Garfield Avenue, that will also feature “Bertie Botts...Read on...

Posted on: July 20, 2016

Manholes, Gas Line Valve Access Points to be Raised on Olympus Drive

Olympus Drive Pocatello

Thursday, July 21 crews from the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department, in conjunction with Intermountain Gas, will begin bringing manholes and gas line valve access points up to street level on Olympus Drive.

The project area encompasses Oly...Read on...

Posted on: July 20, 2016

Pocatello Animal Services Builds New “Kitten Bowl” Thanks to ASPCA Grant

Pocatello Animal Services

Cats making a temporary stop at the Pocatello Animal Shelter will now have a new place to play thanks to a grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

Last year, the shelter received a $40,000 grant from the ASPCA ...Read on...

Posted on: July 20, 2016

Pocatello Arts Council to Host “Shakespeare in the Park”

Pocatello Shakespeare in the Park

Two of Shakespeare’s classics will be performed in the open air next Thursday and Friday.

July 28 and 29, the Pocatello Arts Council will host two performances from the Montana Shakespeare in the Parks 2016 Summer Tour on the Idaho State University Qu...Read on...

Posted on: July 20, 2016

Pocatello Police Modify Service Call Guidelines; Require Online Reporting for Specific Crimes

Pocatello Police

In an effort to better utilize officer time and resources, the Pocatello Police Department is changing how it will respond to certain types of calls.

“The goal of these changes is to allow officers to be proactive in dealing with crimes,” said Chief S...Read on...

Posted on: July 19, 2016

Lewis St. Bridge to be Replaced; Information Meeting Scheduled

Pocatello Lewis St. Bridge

An Old Town bridge is on its way out.

The Lewis Street Bridge that spans the Portneuf River is scheduled to be replaced in early 2017. Representatives from the City of Pocatello’s Public Works and Engineering Departments will be on hand for a public i...Read on...

Posted on: July 18, 2016

Passenger Numbers Continue to Soar at Pocatello Regional Airport

Pocatello Regional Airport

Passenger numbers to and from Pocatello Regional Airport are continuing their climb skyward.

New figures compiled by airport staff show the number of travelers into and out of the airport at 6,594 for the month of June, up nearly 70 percent from the s...Read on...

Posted on: July 18, 2016

Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission Begins Effort to Restore Brady Chapel

Brady Chapel

The City of Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission is planning a restoration effort for a local icon.

Recently, the group decided that Brady Chapel, located at Mountain View Cemetery, will be the subject of their rehabilitation efforts. Dedicated ...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2016

Police Captain Retiring After 41 ½ Years

Pocatello Police Felsman

Most police officers are more than happy to retire after twenty years of police service. One local man has stayed with the profession for almost half a century. Captain Terry Felsman will retire on Tuesday after more than 41 years of service to the Pocate...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2016

First Round of Fog Sealing Begins Monday, July 18

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will begin the process of fog sealing roads around the Gate City starting Monday, July 18.

Earlier this week, crews wrapped up the microsurfacing portion of the City’s pavement management plan and wil...Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2016

Pocatello Fire Training Gets Real

Pocatello Fire

Wednesday, it was as close to real as it could be for groups of firefighters with the Pocatello Fire Department.

The crews were part of a burn and learn exercise conducted by the department in the 3700 block of Jason Avenue. Over the course of the day...Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2016

Brooklyn’s Playground to Close for Maintenance

Brooklyn's Playground

One of the city’s most beloved playgrounds will be closing for a few days for maintenance.

Brooklyn’s Playground at O.K. Ward Park will be closed Monday, July 18 through Thursday, July 21 while crews put a seal coat on the play area’s surface as well ...Read on...

Posted on: July 12, 2016

Pocatello Fire to Conduct Burn and Learn Exercise

Pocatello Fire

Wednesday, July 13, the Pocatello Fire Department will be using a live-fire exercise to help train firefighters.

For the burn and learn, the department will start actual fires in a controlled setting at the vacant home located at 3749 Jason Avenue. ...Read on...

Posted on: July 6, 2016

Center Street Underpass to be Closed for Maintenance July 7

Pocatello

The Center Street Underpass will be closed for maintenance tomorrow, July 7.

Starting at 7 a.m., crews will be microsurfacing the roadway as well as replacing lights inside the underpass. While the work is being performed, all traffic will be detoured...Read on...

Posted on: July 6, 2016

Family Variety Show Takes Stage at "Music in the Library"

Marshall Public Library

The Morrissey family’s wide range of talents will be on display at this month’s “Music in the Library.”

On Saturday, July 9 from 1 to 2 p.m., the clan will be presenting their musical variety show at the Marshall Public Library. Michael and his wife, S...Read on...

Posted on: July 5, 2016

Microsurfacing Set to Begin July 7

Pocatello

Crews with the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will be getting started on one piece of their pavement management efforts this week.

Starting Thursday, July 7, crews will begin to apply microsurfacing treatment to just over 30 of the Gat...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2016

“Calling City Hall” to Feature Zoo and Library’s Summer Programs

Pocatello

What’s on tap in terms of summer programs at Zoo Idaho and the Marshall Public Library will be the topics on the next “Calling City Hall.”

Mayor Brian Blad and City Council President Steve Brown will be joined by Zoo Idaho Superintendent Peter Pruett a...Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2016

Pocatello Water Department Issues 2016 Water Quality Report

Pocatello

A look at what’s in Pocatello’s drinking water is now available for residents.

This week, staff at the Water Department put nearly 26,000 copies of its Annual Water Quality report in the mail for residents. The document summarizes over 1,500 tests of ...Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2016

Pocatello Fire to Implement Open Burn Ban Friday, July 1

Pocatello Fire

Starting July 1, 2016, a ban on certain types of fires will be in place for parts of Pocatello.

All open burning of solid fuels such as wood, paper, or charcoal within the Wildland-Urban Interface Areas of the Gate City will be put on hold because of...Read on...

Posted on: June 28, 2016

Pocatello Neighborhood & Community Services Division Seeks Resident Input

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Neighborhood & Community Services Division wants your help planning their work for the next five years.

The division is taking input from residents via an online survey to help create the City’s 2017-2021 Consolidated Plan. T...Read on...

Posted on: June 28, 2016

City of Pocatello Sanitation Collection to Operate as Normal on Independence Day

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will be operating as normal on Independence Day, Monday, July 4, 2016.

Residents who are scheduled for a Monday pickup of garbage and recycling should still place their autocarts out by 7...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

Water Line Installation to Begin June 29 along Foothill Drive

Pocatello Water Department

On Wednesday, June 29, crews with the City of Pocatello Water Department will begin the task of installing a new water line on Foothill Drive.

The project is estimated to take eight weeks and runs from Trail Creek Road to Cottonwood Avenue. During cons...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

Council Acknowledges Open Meeting Violation; Declares Panel Actions “Null and Void” due to Violation

Pocatello

At a special meeting Monday morning, the Pocatello City Council found that deliberations and a decision in a closed meeting by the Fact Finding Panel during the negotiations of the IAFF Local 187 Collective Bargaining Agreement violated the State of Idaho...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2016

Johnny Creek Road to Close June 28 and 29

Pocatello Water

Next Tuesday and Wednesday, the City of Pocatello Water Department will be closing a portion of Johnny Creek Road.

Crews are working to replace a water line in the area but due to unforeseen circumstances in a narrow stretch of street, workers will be...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2016

Police and City Encourage Vigilance Due to Recent Events

Pocatello

In light of recent events in the United States and around the world, the Pocatello Police Department along with the City of Pocatello are reminding citizens and businesses to be diligent in watching out for and reporting anything they consider out of the ...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2016

Pocatello Police Issues Synthetic Opioid Warning

Pocatello Police

A synthetic opioid, linked to serious health issues, is present in southeastern Idaho. The drug, known as U-47700, is currently not a controlled substance and is readily available on-line.

U-47700 is an especially strong synthetic opioid. It poses a hi...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2016

“Cool Rain” Event to Return to Pocatello Parks

Pocatello Fire Department

The rain will be falling while the sun is shining at parks around Pocatello this summer thanks to the Pocatello Fire and Police Departments.

Starting Thursday, June 30 at 12 p.m., the departments will join forces to bring “cool rain” to Raymond Park ...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2016

Dual Donations Fuel Free Cat Adoptions at Pocatello Animal Shelter

Pocatello Animal Services

Thanks to a pair of benefactors, the Pocatello Animal Shelter is looking to end National Adopt-a-Cat month on a high note.

For the month of June, The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter have been helping to bring the cost of adopting a cat from the...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2016

First Splash Dance set for Thursday Night

Ross Park Aquatic Complex Splash Dance

One of the Ross Park Aquatic Complex’s most popular events for youth starts on Thursday.

Starting at 9 p.m., the first Splash Dance of the 2016 season will get underway. The dances are meant for those ages 12 through 18 and feature a D.J., music, and ...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2016

Portneuf River Vision Study Makes Final Push for Public Comment

Portneuf River Vision Study

The public comment portion of the Portneuf River Vision Study is entering its final stages.

At the end of June, officials will close the polls and began the process of drafting the Portneuf River Vision Document. The master plan will outline a future ...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2016

Council to Consider Possible Open Meeting Law Violation by Fact Finding Panel

Pocatello

At a special meeting Monday, June 27 the Pocatello City Council “will consider a possible violation of the requirements of the Idaho Open Meeting Act by the Fact Finding Panel during the negotiations of the IAFF Local 187 Collective Bargaining Agreement.”...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2016

Two Proclamations to be Read Thursday

Pocatello

A pair of proclamations are set to be read at Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting.

The first is scheduled to be read by Council President Steve Brown and proclaims June 2016 to be “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” The proclamation serves to...Read on...

Posted on: June 14, 2016

Mayor Blad Announces Short-List for Council Seat

Pocatello

Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad has narrowed down the field of potential new Council Members to nine.

Tuesday, Mayor Blad announced the short list of candidates he will be interviewing for the City Council seat vacated by Craig Cooper. They are:

Heidi ...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2016

Pocatello Water Pollution Control Facility Reduces Power Usage Equivalent to 22 Homes

Pocatello WPC

Thanks to some help from an Idaho Power program, the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control (WPC) plant is running a bit cleaner and greener.

Recently, WPC officials received a letter from the company detailing the facility’s accomplishments during...Read on...

Posted on: June 8, 2016

City of Pocatello to Host Attorney General Town Hall on Spent Nuclear Fuel

Pocatello

This week, East Idaho residents will get the chance to ask their questions about spent nuclear fuel of the Gem State’s chief legal officer.

Thursday, June 9 at 6 p.m. in the Pocatello City Council Chambers, Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is hol...Read on...

Posted on: June 6, 2016

Free Admission to Zoo Idaho June 11

Zoo Idaho

If you’ve been putting off making a trip to Zoo Idaho, June 11 is your best chance.

That Saturday, the zoo is inviting the public to experience the more than 100 animals and 30 exhibits free of charge.

“We’re extremely proud of the animals and our...Read on...

Posted on: June 6, 2016

Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter Fire up “Alley Cat Grill”

Pocatello Animal Services

Hot dogs will be on the menu for a good cause, thanks to the Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter.

Saturday, June 11 Friends will be sponsoring “The Alley Cat Grill” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees can get their hands on a hot dog, chips, cookie, ...Read on...

Posted on: June 2, 2016

Water Line Replacement Scheduled for East Sublette Street

Pocatello

Starting next week, crews with the City of Pocatello Water Department will begin the process of replacing a water line on East Sublette Street.

The new section of pipe will be installed from 5th Avenue to 7th Avenue starting Monday, June 6. Workers wi...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Zoo Idaho to Host Military Family Appreciation Day

Zoo Idaho

On June 4, Zoo Idaho will be helping to say thanks to those who serve.

That Saturday, the zoo is hosting the “Eighth Annual Military Family Appreciation Day” and offering free admission to the zoo to all those who are currently serving or have served i...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Pocatello Animal Services Celebrates National Adopt-a-Cat Month

Pocatello Animal Services

If you’re thinking of adding a furry friend to the family, June is probably the perfect time according to your wallet.

During National Adopt-a-Cat month, Pocatello Animal Services is offering cat adoptions for $35 thanks to help from The Friends of th...Read on...

Posted on: May 31, 2016

Pocatello Fire to Participate in Gateway Interagency Fire Front Exercise

Pocatello Fire

The Pocatello Fire Department will be joining with six other agencies for their annual interagency fire training exercise.

Pocatello Fire, along with fellow Gateway Interagency Fire Front (GIFF) members, will be learning a bit more about the behavior ...Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2016

Summer Reading Program Starts June 1 at Marshall Public Library

Marshall Public Library

Participants in the 2016 Summer Reading Program at the Marshall Public Library are invited to step up to the starting line.

Wednesday, June 1 at 5 p.m. the program will kick off with a community fun run/walk at the Library, 113 South Garfield Avenue, ...Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2016

Ky Returns to Exhibit; Zoo Officials meet with USDA

Ky Zoo Idaho

A coyote who calls Zoo Idaho home is taking a leap forward in her recovery from an attack earlier this month.

This week, Ky was given the OK to return to her exhibit following a visit with her veterinarian. Peter Pruett, Zoo Idaho Superintendent, say...Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2016

Suspect Charged in Murder Investigation

Pocatello

Pocatello Police have charged Timothy David Blaney, age 20, with First Degree Murder in the death of 22 year old Skylar T. Huffield.

Officers responded to a report of a disturbance at 3842 Hawthorne Road at 3:15 am yesterday (Wednesday). Officers loca...Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2016

Street Operations Dept. to Upgrade Stormwater System on Walnut Street

Pocatello

Crews with the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will be upgrading the stormwater system on Walnut Street starting next Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 31 workers will begin the project that runs from Yellowstone Avenue to Pershing Avenue. The sect...Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2016

Pocatello Animal Shelter to Close for Continued Training

Pocatello Animal Services

The Pocatello Animal Shelter will be closing its doors Thursday, June 2 for staff training.

Earlier this month, the shelter made the switch from a paper-based adoption process to a computerized process. The June 2 exercise will allow shelter staff to ...Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2016

Water System Repair Work Scheduled for South Fairway Drive

Pocatello Water

Crews with the City of Pocatello Water Department are scheduled to make repairs along South Fairway Drive next week.

On Wednesday, June 1 and Thursday June 2, workers will be replacing a pressure regulating vault station in the 2400 and 2500 blocks of...Read on...

Posted on: May 25, 2016

Local Students Read Half a Million Minutes during Mayor's Million Minute Marathon

Mayor's Million Minute Marathon 2016

In April, local students were asked to bury their noses in a good book. They resoundingly answered the call.

Last month, all elementary students in the area were asked to read as much as possible and tally their minutes as part of the first ever "...Read on...

Posted on: May 24, 2016

Street Operations Department to Seal Portion of Pocatello Creek Road

Pocatello

Crews with the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will be sand sealing a section of Pocatello Creek Road Wednesday, May 25.

Work will get underway around 6:30 a.m. and crews will be sealing Pocatello Creek Road from Booth Drive to the city...Read on...

Posted on: May 23, 2016

Ross Park Aquatic Complex Opens for 2016 Season May 28

Ross Park Aquatic Complex

A popular spot to cool off during Pocatello’s hot summer months will be opening its doors to the public this Saturday.

May 28 at noon will mark the beginning of the 2016 season for the Ross Park Aquatic Complex. Officials will have the cashier window...Read on...

Posted on: May 23, 2016

City of Pocatello Sanitation Collection to Operate as Normal on Memorial Day

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will be operating as normal on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016.

Residents who are scheduled for a Monday pickup of garbage and recycling should still place their autocarts out by 7 a.m. Offici...Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2016

City of Pocatello Statement Regarding Employee

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello understands residents’ concerns and desires to know the circumstances regarding the suspension of an employee. As it is a personnel matter, Idaho law and City policy do not allow us to comment on the specifics of the situation, but w...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2016

Street Department Projects Planned for Riverside Drive and College Road

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Street Operations Department has a pair of projects scheduled to begin Monday, May 23.

On College Road, crews will be upgrading the stormwater drainage system. The project is tentatively scheduled to wrap up Tuesday, May 24.

...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2016

Olympus Drive to Reopen

Olympus Pocatello

A newly widened Olympus Drive will soon be open for motorists.

Thursday afternoon, crews will remove the “road closed” signs and allow drivers to make their way onto the four brand new lanes from Butte Street to Jerome Street. The expanded road is a q...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2016

Audubon Society Makes Donation to Protect Birds at Pocatello Regional Airport

Audubon Society Airport Donation

For the birds that visit the Pocatello Regional Airport's Kizuna Garden, the breezeway glass shielding patrons from the elements has been an unseen enemy. Now, thanks to a donation things are quite a bit safer.

Over a year ago, avid birder and frequen...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2016

Zoo Idaho Mourns Loss of Odie

Odie Zoo Idaho

Zoo Idaho staff are grieving today after the tragic passing of a beloved animal.

On Saturday, after performing their morning check and feeding of the zoo’s coyotes Ky and Odie, staff received a report from a patron of an injured coyote. Employees then...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2016

Plans Withdrawn for Solar Power Site at Pocatello Regional Airport

Pocatello

Officials with the City of Pocatello have been notified that a planned 200+ acre solar farm to be constructed at Pocatello Regional Airport is off the table.

David Allen, Pocatello Regional Airport Manager, says the project became stuck inside the Fed...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2016

Idaho Firewise Donates Over 50 Firewise Plants to Zoo Idaho

Zoo Idaho Firewise

Zoo Idaho’s new entrance is quickly taking shape and even quicker thanks to a donation from Idaho Firewise.

Friday afternoon, the group presented the zoo with over 50 firewise plants for the entrance, specifically for a new firewise garden. The garden ...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2016

Elevated Level of Bacteria Discharged into Portneuf River May 9

Pocatello

As part of the City of Pocatello’s National Pollutant Discharge Permit, the City is notifying the public of an incident involving elevated levels of bacteria being discharged into the Portneuf River in wastewater leaving the Water Pollution Control (WPC) ...Read on...

Posted on: May 11, 2016

Historic Preservation Commission Presents “Our Legacy, Our Future”

Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission

A celebration of Pocatello and East Idaho’s past is set for May 20 and 21.

As part of Idaho Archaeology and Preservation Month, the Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission, the Idaho Museum of Natural History, and the Idaho State University Departm...Read on...

Posted on: May 11, 2016

Water System Flushing Begins May 16

Pocatello Water

Starting next week, residents might see water flowing from the fire hydrants around Pocatello.

On Monday, crews with the City Water Department will begin the annual process of flushing the water distribution system that delivers clean water to citizen...Read on...

Posted on: May 11, 2016

Pickleball Comes to Raymond Park

Pickleball Raymond Park

After a successful run indoors this winter, pickleball is now going outside to Raymond Park in Pocatello.

This spring, crews with the City’s Parks and Recreation Department added pickleball lines to the four existing tennis courts at the park. Now, th...Read on...

Posted on: May 10, 2016

Mayor Seeks Applications for Vacant Council Seat

Pocatello

Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad is officially starting his search to fill an empty seat on the City Council.

The vacancy was created when Councilman Craig Cooper officially resigned his post with the City upon his swearing in as a Bannock County Commission...Read on...

Posted on: May 10, 2016

City Auction to be Held May 14

Auction 2016

The City of Pocatello will be holding its annual auction Saturday, May 14.

The bidding begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Prime Time Auctions yard, 3400 South 5th Avenue. On the block this year are items ranging from televisions, to drinking fountains, camera...Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2016

Open House to be Held on River Visioning Progress

Portneuf River Vision Study

Last winter residents shared their visions for the Portneuf River. Now, with over 600 surveys completed, hundreds participating in presentations, and thousands of comments, Pocatellans will be able to select their two favorite short and long-term project...Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2016

Registration Now Open for Free Babysitting Clinic at Marshall Public Library

Marshall Public Library

One of the Marshall Public Library’s most in-demand classes will be returning just in time for summer.

Saturday, June 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., the library will host its free babysitting clinic. The class is specifically designed for 11 to 14-year-...Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2016

Summer Swim Lessons Begin June 6 at Community Recreation Center

CRC

Registration for the summer sessions of swimming lessons at the City of Pocatello Community Recreation Center will open Wednesday, May 11.

On the schedule for the summer are four two-week sessions starting June 6 and running through August 4. Classes...Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2016

Ultraviolet Disinfection Begins at Pocatello Water Pollution Control Facility

WPC

After breaking ground in 2015, the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control (WPC) Department’s new ultraviolet disinfection system is operational.

In late April, workers made the switch from a chlorine-based disinfection system to an ultraviolet (UV)...Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2016

Street Department Releases Updated Schedule for Olympus Drive Widening Project

Olympus_05062016

The City of Pocatello Street Operations Department in conjunction with Bannock County Road and Bridge has released an updated schedule for their Olympus Drive Widening Project.

Currently, Olympus Drive is closed from Butte Street to Jerome Street and ...Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2016

City Councilman Selected for Commissioner Post

Pocatello

Thursday, Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter officially selected Pocatello City Councilman Craig Cooper to fill a vacant Bannock County Commissioner seat.

“I appreciate the time I’ve had to serve the city of Pocatello,” said Cooper. “I haven’t always voted w...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2016

Free Comic Book Day Event Scheduled at Marshall Public Library

Marshall Public Library

The Marshall Public Library is set to take part in a nationwide celebration of the comic book.

Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m., the library will be handing out free comic books as part of this year’s Free Comic Book Day. The free comics will be passed out ...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2016

Two Proclamations to be Issued at Thursday Council Meeting

Pocatello

A pair of proclamations are set to be issued at Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting.

The first was requested by the Portneuf Valley Bike to Work Committee and declares the month of May as Pocatello Bike to Work Month. The proclamation encourages...Read on...

Posted on: May 3, 2016

Pocatello Water Department to Host 25th Annual Open House

Pocatello Water

The City of Pocatello Water Department is inviting the public to learn about what goes into providing safe, clean water to the residents of the Gate City.

In conjunction with National Water Week, the department is hosting its 25th Annual Open House at...Read on...

Posted on: May 3, 2016

Zoo Idaho to host Teen Volunteer Information Day May 10

Zoo Idaho

Zoo Idaho is looking to round up a new class of teen volunteers for the 2016 season.

On May 10 at 5 p.m. at the Zoo Education Building, 3101 Avenue of the Chiefs, zoo staff will host a volunteer open house for teenagers interested in donating their ti...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2016

“Calling City Hall” to talk Fun Run Series, Golf in Pocatello

Pocatello

A Pocatello tradition will be front and center on this month’s episode of “Calling City Hall.”

Lance Clark, Outdoor Recreation Program Manager with the Parks and Recreation Department, will join Mayor Brian Blad and Councilman Craig Cooper for a look a...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2016

Pocatello Animal Shelter Makes Software Switch; Closed for Training May 10 and 11

Animal Services

The way you adopt a pet at the Pocatello Animal Shelter will be getting a makeover.

Starting in May, the Pocatello Animal Services staff will make the switch to a new shelter management program. The change marks a switch from a paper-based system to a...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2016

Residents Asked to Weigh in on Favorite Portneuf River Projects

River Study

The Portneuf River Vision Study continues to move forward and now officials are asking for another round of input from residents.

Pocatellans are requested to select their two favorite short and long-term projects they would like to see completed on t...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2016

Eighth-Grader Selected to be Mayor for a Day

Pocatello

Local eighth-grader Tia Smith-Buckskin is the latest student chosen to serve as Pocatello’s Mayor for a Day.

Smith-Buckskin, a student at Hawthorne Middle School, was selected after Principal Heidi Kessler asked teachers to nominate a pupil for the of...Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2016

Manhole Repairs Scheduled for Pole Line Road

Pocatello

Starting next week, the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control Department has tentatively scheduled repairs of manholes along Pole Line Road.

Crews will be working from Cedar Street to Garrett Way to remove and replace damaged metal rings and cover...Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2016

Pocatello Police Raise Money for Special Olympics

PPD

Pocatello Police officers raised over $1,000 for Special Olympics in one day by bagging groceries for customers at Ridley's Family Markets. Officers participated in “Bagging for Bucks”, in which uniformed police bag groceries and request “tips” or donatio...Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2016

“Music in the Library” to Travel through Time

MPL_Reflections

The audience at this month’s “Music in the Library” will do a bit of time travel.

Saturday, April 30 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marshall Public Library, the guitar duo Reflections will be taking listeners on an audio journey through the centuries. T...Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2016

Pocatello Community Media to Livestream Idaho State Civic Symphony Performance

PCM

Friday’s performance by the Idaho State Civic Symphony will be streamed live thanks to Pocatello Community Media (PCM).

The livestream from the Stephens Performing Arts Center marks the first time Pocatello Community Media has streamed live from the l...Read on...

Posted on: April 26, 2016

Public Invited to View Temporary Art along Portneuf River

River Art

If you missed out on the Portneuf River Gathering/Walk, you still have a chance to enjoy a portion of the event.

Thirteen temporary sculptures were placed along the river and Portneuf Greenway Trail for the occasion. The fleeting pieces of art are con...Read on...

Posted on: April 26, 2016

City of Pocatello Releases Comprehensive and Citizen’s Financial Reports for FY2015

City Hall

A look into the finances of the City of Pocatello for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 is now available to the public.

Recently, the City’s Finance Department released its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the Citizen’s Financial Report for the pr...Read on...

Posted on: April 26, 2016

Mayor to Proclaim Saturday as “United in Support” Day

Pocatello

Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad and the City Council will be taking an official stand against intolerance this weekend.

At Saturday’s free community picnic and celebration of kindness and diversity at Idaho State University, Councilman Jim Johnston is sche...Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2016

Pocatello Public Works Partners with ISU Engineering Students

Pocatello_ISU

The City of Pocatello recently received a few good ideas from a group of Idaho State University engineering students.

For the past eight months, senior civil engineering students Caryn Wendt, Fatimah Alhaddad, Zaid Almansour, and Helal Alshaibani have...Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2016

Contractor to Replace City’s Electronic Radio Transmitters

Pocatello

Next week, residents may see a contractor working in their water meter boxes.

The company, Concord Utility Services, will be working to replace approximately 2,400 Electronic Radio Transmitters (ERT) that have components that may prematurely fail. Th...Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2016

Marshall Public Library to Take Part in Spring Fling Book Fair

MPL

An elementary school staple is going online to lend a hand to the Marshall Public Library.

Starting May 1, the library will host a five day, online book fair with the help of Barnes and Noble. Library supporters can go to bn.com and purchase books off...Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2016

Portneuf River Gathering/Walk Postponed to Sunday

River Gathering

Due to the threat of inclement weather, the Portneuf River Gathering/Walk has been postponed to Sunday, April 24, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Organizers have also modified the route for the event. The walk will start and end at Centennial Park and will be ...Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2016

City Takes Home APWA Project of the Year Award for South Valley Road Project

APWA Award

Officials with the City of Pocatello will be coming back from one industry convention with a little more than they packed.

At the Spring Conference of the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Rocky Mountain Chapter, Deirdre Castillo, PE, City Eng...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2016

One Proclamation to be Issued at Thursday Meeting

Pocatello

A proclamation recognizing a local club will be issued at this week’s City Council meeting

The edict is scheduled to be read by Councilman Roger Bray and signed by Mayor Brian Blad will highlight the efforts of Zonta Club of Pocatello and establish th...Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2016

Portneuf River Gathering/Walk to be held Saturday, April 23

Portneuf River Vision Study

Residents are again being asked to weigh in on the future of the Portneuf River.

Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to noon, the City and Idaho State University will host the Portneuf River Gathering/Walk. The two-mile walk along the Portneuf from Centenn...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2016

Annual Sewer Jetting Begins This Week

Pocatello

Starting this week, crews with the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control Department will begin the annual process of cleaning the city’s sanitary sewer lines.

Jetting the mainlines serves as the primary preventive maintenance procedure on the pip...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2016

Franklin Student to Serve as Mayor for a Day

Pocatello

A student at Franklin Middle School will take the reins of the City of Pocatello later this month as the newest Mayor for a Day.

Seventh-grader Autumn Thomson’s term will begin the morning of April 26. Thomson was selected for the job by her classmate...Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2016

Statement from Mayor Blad on Recent Events

Pocatello

Recently, we’ve seen our community be called something it is not. Pocatellans have been painted as racists, bigots, and intolerant of those who do not share our worldview. Frankly, those are things we are not. The Pocatello I know is a loving, diverse, su...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2016

Library to Host Birthday-Deathday Celebration for Shakespeare

MPL

The life of the “Bard of Avon” will be honored Saturday, April 23 at the Marshall Public Library.

Starting at 2 p.m., the Marshall Public Library will kickoff a combined birthday-deathday celebration for William Shakespeare. The party will feature cak...Read on...

Posted on: April 12, 2016

Total Passengers In/Out of Pocatello Regional Airport Increases by 32%

Pocatello Regional Airport

It’s been a little over a month since the third weekday Delta flight began taking off at Pocatello Regional Airport and plenty of travelers have taken notice.

According to figures compiled by airport administration, the total number of passengers tra...Read on...

Posted on: April 12, 2016

Macbeth Retellings Take Center Stage at Marshall Public Library

Macbeth

The evolution of one of William Shakespeare’s most enduring works will be in the limelight at the Marshall Public Library.

Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. the library will host Idaho State University Ph.D. candidate in English Jake Claflin for an in-de...Read on...

Posted on: April 11, 2016

Elevated Level of Bacteria Discharged into Portneuf River

Pocatello

As part of the City of Pocatello’s National Pollutant Discharge Permit, the City is notifying the public of an incident involving elevated levels of bacteria being discharged into the Portneuf River in wastewater leaving the Water Pollution Control (WPC) ...Read on...

Posted on: April 11, 2016

Street Operations Dept. Releases 2016 Paving Plan

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello’s Street Operations Department is detailing which Gate City streets should be getting a facelift in 2016.

Recently, the department released its Yearly Paving Plan. The outline shows which roadways should be completely resurfaced ...Read on...

Posted on: April 11, 2016

Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair will be Saturday, April 16

PVEF

The 2016 Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair will get underway Saturday, April 16.

Starting at 11 a.m. and running until 3 p.m. at Caldwell Park, the free fair will feature free food, more than 80 booths from local vendors, kids activities, and more. T...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2016

Street Department Widening Project on Olympus Drive Begins April 11

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Street Operations Department, in conjunction with Bannock County Road & Bridge, will be widening Olympus Drive from Butte Street to Jerome Street beginning Monday, April 11 and continuing through May 6, 2016. The tentative schedu...Read on...

Posted on: April 5, 2016

Mayor to Talk Fair Housing, IMNH on April “Calling City Hall”

City Hall

An expert in fair housing will be stopping by tonight’s episode of “Calling City Hall.”

Mayor Brian Blad and Councilman Jim Johnston will be joined by Melanie Gygli, Neighborhood and Community Services Division Manager for the City of Pocatello, for a...Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2016

Four Proclamations to be Issued at April 7 City Council Meeting

Pocatello

Four proclamations are set to be read at this week’s Pocatello City Council meeting.

During the April 7 meeting, the decrees will proclaim the month of April to be National Donate Life Month, Civitan Awareness Month, Fair Housing Month, and April 16 a...Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2016

City of Pocatello Partners With Nextdoor Social Network

Pocatello_Nextdoor

The City of Pocatello is teaming up with Nextdoor as another way to connect with residents.

The free neighbor-to-neighbor and citywide social media platform will allow the City of Pocatello’s departments to share information across the city as well as...Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2016

Water Dept. Crews to Make Emergency Repairs near Hurley Drive and Quinn Road

Water

Water Department crews will be making emergency repairs to a water line in the area of Quinn Road and Hurley Drive. Water service will be shut off in the area of Pocatello Square and the Federal Bureau of Investigation facility.

While the repairs are ...Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2016

Mayor Names Members of Flag Design Ad-Hoc Committee

New Flag

The 16 people who will help usher in a new and official City flag for Pocatello have been named.

Wednesday, Mayor Brian Blad formally announced the members of the City’s Flag Design Ad-Hoc Committee. They are:

Kasi Beorchia
Matthew BloxhamP...Read on...

Posted on: March 29, 2016

Zoo Idaho Opening Day Slated for Saturday, April 2

Zoo Idaho

Zoo Idaho’s 2016 season will get its start this weekend.

Saturday, April 2 at 10 a.m. the gates will be opened, officially welcoming visitors for the new year. 2016 will mark the debut of a number of improvements at Zoo Idaho. Additional fencing has b...Read on...

Posted on: March 29, 2016

Pocatello Fire Dept. Respond to Several Accidents, Remind Drivers to Slow Down

PFD

According the Pocatello Fire Department, the return of winter weather to Pocatello has led to several accidents Tuesday morning.

Pocatello Fire Chief David Gates says crews have responded to three slide-offs since 7 a.m.

Officials would like to re...Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2016

Street Operations Dept. to Make Switch to Summer Work Hours

Pocatello

Starting Monday, April 4, the City of Pocatello’s Street Operations Department will change their hours of operation. Street and traffic crews will be working four days per week, Monday through Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This switch in schedul...Read on...

Posted on: March 24, 2016

City of Pocatello to Host Free Fair Housing Law Workshop

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello along with other organizations will be hosting a free Fair Housing Workshop next month.

Citizens, housing providers, real estate professionals, government officials, and anyone else who may be interested in fair housing law are i...Read on...

Posted on: March 23, 2016

Marshall Public Library Seeks Stories from Cupetville Neighborhood

MPL

A local librarian is in the beginning stages of resurrecting the memory of a Pocatello neighborhood that’s been lost in time.

Trent Clegg, Reference Specialist at the Marshall Public Library, is looking for residents to share their recollections and s...Read on...

Posted on: March 23, 2016

City Accepting More Participants in Compost Happens Yard Waste Program

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello is accepting more participants for its yard waste collection effort.

After placing all residents who were on the waiting list for the Compost Happens program, the City has openings for 45 new members. With the new additions, the ...Read on...

Posted on: March 22, 2016

Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair Seeks Art Contest Submissions

PVEF

Local residents are now being asked to embrace their artistic side and be a part of the 2016 Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair.

The fair is seeking submissions for several of its art contests that will be held at this year’s event. Entries will be ta...Read on...

Posted on: March 22, 2016

Zoo Idaho, Partner Organizations to host Endangered Species Day Celebration May 13

Zoo Idaho

In May, some of the biggest names in wildlife and conservation will be coming together to celebrate Idaho and the nation’s rarest creatures.

Friday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Zoo Idaho (2900 South 2nd Avenue), the zoo will join the U.S. Fish and...Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2016

Pocatello Animal Services Reminds Residents of Leash Law

Animal Services

As spring and the warmer weather continue to take hold in Pocatello, more and more residents will be heading outdoors with their dogs. The City’s Animal Services Department would like to remind residents about the need to keep your furry friends on a leas...Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2016

City of Pocatello Releases FY 2015 Service Level Report

Pocatello

An overview of the City of Pocatello’s operations in Fiscal Year 2015 is now available to the public.

Recently, the City released its annual service level report produced by the Finance Department. The document gives a department by department synopsi...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2016

Public Input Sought on Subdivision Ordinance Rewrite

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Planning and Development Services and Public Works staff want to know what the public thinks about the proposed revisions to the City’s subdivision ordinance.

Wednesday, March 30 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., City staff will be ho...Read on...

Posted on: March 15, 2016

March to be Proclaimed “March for Meals Month”

Pocatello

During Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting, Mayor Brian Blad will be highlighting the efforts of Meals on Wheels programs in the Gate City.

The proclamation will establish the month of March as “March for Meals Month.” The decree was requested b...Read on...

Posted on: March 15, 2016

PPD Reminds Residents of Door to Door Sales License Requirements

PPD

The warmer weather is upon us and Pocatello citizens can expect door-to-door solicitors in the area. The City of Pocatello and the Pocatello Police Department would like to advise citizens that door-to-door solicitors are required to obtain a solicitor li...Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2016

Marshall Public Library and Pocatello Police Dept. Team Up to Fight Scams

MPL_PPD

According to numbers compiled by the Federal Trade Commission, there were nearly 8,700 incidents of identity theft, fraud, and other consumer complaints in Idaho in 2015. Now, the Marshall Public Library and the Pocatello Police Department will be joining...Read on...

Posted on: March 11, 2016

Pocatello Animal Shelter to Close for Cleaning March 15

Animal Services

The Pocatello Animal Shelter will be closed Tuesday, March 15 while employees conduct a cleaning of the facility.

Recently, the shelter has seen an increase in the number of Feline Calicivirus (FCV) cases and in order to help prevent further spread of...Read on...

Posted on: March 11, 2016

Annual Street Clean-up Underway in Pocatello

Pocatello

Crews with the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department are in the midst of their annual clean-up of Pocatello’s roadways.

This week, workers and equipment took to the streets to remove the sand and gravel that was applied to the roads over the ...Read on...

Posted on: March 11, 2016

Water Department Crews Begin Summer Work Schedule March 14

Water

The City of Pocatello Water Department will start utilizing their summer work schedule Monday, March 14.

Scheduled working hours will be 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday but emergency personnel will still be available at all hours at 234...Read on...

Posted on: March 11, 2016

Poetry Wall to Return to Marshall Public Library for 16th Year

MPL

A celebration of local poets and their literary stylings will be back at the Marshall Public Library next month.

As part of the library’s honoring of National Poetry Month, the Poetry Wall will return for the month of April. Started by Librarian Joan ...Read on...

Posted on: March 11, 2016

Water Department Project on Northgate Drive Starts Next Week

Water

The City of Pocatello Water Department will start a capital improvement project for Northgate Drive next week.

The project involves the installation of a new water line along Northgate Drive from Sandpiper Drive to Pole Line Road. Work will begin March...Read on...

Posted on: March 10, 2016

MPL to Present Discussion on “101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived”

MPL

Fictional characters can often be more real to us than those who actually walk the earth. Now, the Marshall Public Library will be taking a deeper look at how these fictional characters have captivated so many.

Tuesday, March 29 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m...Read on...

Posted on: March 9, 2016

Pocatello Police Dept. to Host Citizen’s Police Academy

PPD

In an effort to strengthen ties between police officers and the community, the Pocatello Police Department is opening registration for its Citizen Police Academy.

The program is designed to give community members an overview of services provided by th...Read on...

Posted on: March 8, 2016

Alameda Middle School Student Named Mayor for a Day

Pocatello

Local eighth-grader Taylor Eddie has been chosen to lead the City of Pocatello as March’s Mayor for a Day.

Eddie, a student at Alameda Middle School, was nominated for the post by staff at her school. School employees expressed that Taylor would be a ...Read on...

Posted on: March 8, 2016

“Human Library” Returns for Women’s History Month

MPL

The Marshall Public Library will be hosting a special edition of their “Human Library” in honor of Women’s History Month.

On Tuesday, March 15, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., the library will host an all-woman collection of human “books.” Currently, eight women...Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2016

Skyfest 2017 cancelled; Alternative 75th Anniversary Celebration Being Explored

Pocatello Regional Airport

Due to the Blue Angels making a stop in East Idaho in 2017, Pocatello Regional Airport’s Skyfest Planning Committee has chosen to forgo the SkyFest 2017 airshow and is exploring an alternative celebration of the airport’s deep military history.

“The B...Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2016

Council to Consider Name Change for Bonneville Park

Pocatello

At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council study session, Council Members will be asked to consider changing the name of a Gate City park.

The City has been approached by the Pocatello Kiwanis Club to rename Bonneville Park, near Idaho State University, to ...Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2016

City Council Approves Pocatello Zoo Name Change to “Zoo Idaho”

Pocatello

The Pocatello City Council has put its stamp of approval on a new name for the Pocatello Zoo.

The zoo will be known as “Zoo Idaho” starting with the 2016 season. The proposal for a new name was brought before the Council at the February study session ...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2016

Marshall Public Library to Host “Teen Tech Week”

MPL

The Marshall Public Library will be showcasing all its technological resources, programs, and services available to teens as part of “Teen Tech Week.”

Starting March 6 and running until March 12, the library will be focusing its efforts on Science, Tec...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2016

Zoo to Host Adult Volunteer Opportunities Information Session

Pocatello Zoo

The Pocatello Zoo is looking to recruit a round of new adult volunteers for the 2016 season.

Zoo staff will host an information session on the volunteer job March 8 at 5 p.m. at the zoo administration office located at 3101 Avenue of the Chiefs. Durin...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2016

Third Delta Flight Takes Off at Pocatello Regional Airport

Third Flight

The third weekday Delta flight is now in the skies above Pocatello.

Wednesday, Pocatello Regional Airport cut the ribbon for the new flight with the help of the Pocatello Chiefs, other members of the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber...Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2016

Manual Meter Reading Begins Following Winter Hiatus

Pocatello

Crews with the City of Pocatello Utility Billing Department have started manually reading water meters around the city.

From December through February, the Utility Billing Department estimates water consumption rather than physically reading the meter...Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2016

Proclamation to be Issued Recognizing Registered Dietitian Nutritionists

Pocatello

At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting, Mayor Brian Blad will issue a proclamation saluting the efforts of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists.

The decree will establish March 9, 2016 as Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day in Pocatello. The pro...Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2016

Annual Cemetery Clean-up Starts April 4

Pocatello

The annual clean-up of Pocatello’s two City operated cemeteries has been set for next month.

Starting April 4, crews will begin the process of removing and discarding decorations and flower placements that have been left on graves at Restlawn Cemetery...Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2016

City to Host Open House for Benton Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Benton

The Benton Street Bridge will be getting an overhaul and the City of Pocatello Engineering Department is inviting the public to see what is in store.

Thursday, March 10 at 6 p.m., City officials and representatives from design contractor CH2M will hos...Read on...

Posted on: February 29, 2016

Library Expands Youth Homework Assistance Program

MPL

The Marshall Public Library is expanding its efforts to help local children and teens with their homework.

Recently, the library added two computers dedicated to helping students, ages 17 and younger, complete their homework assignments. The new compu...Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2016

“Calling City Hall” to Feature Environmental Fair, Spring Zoo Programs

Pocatello

A yearly tradition in Pocatello is set to be one of the topics for the March episode of “Calling City Hall.”

Hannah Sanger, Science and Environment Division Manager for the City of Pocatello, will join Mayor Brian Blad and City Council President Steve ...Read on...

Posted on: February 25, 2016

Three Pocatello Firefighters Honored at East Idaho Real Heroes Awards

PFDAwards

As part of the American Red Cross’ East Idaho Real Heroes Awards event, three members of the Pocatello Fire Department have been honored for their lifesaving efforts last year.

At Thursday’s celebration, Captain Todd Deagle, Paramedic Mickey Coward, an...Read on...

Posted on: February 25, 2016

Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission to Honor Local Heroes on Idaho Day

HPC

The City of Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission will be celebrating Idaho Day by asking the community to join them in showing appreciation for several of our local heroes.

Friday, March 4 at noon in the Pocatello City Council Chambers, the grou...Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2016

Sanitation Dept. Offers Spring Cleaning Help with “Partners in Pride” Program

Pocatello

Spring is nearly here and many are already planning their spring cleaning projects. Fortunately, the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department has a way to make those tasks go just a bit easier.

Through the department’s “Partners in Pride” program, resi...Read on...

Posted on: February 18, 2016

Council Approves Changes to PRT Service

PRT

At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting, the Council voted to approve a series of changes to Pocatello Regional Transit’s (PRT) bus service.

Starting March 21, buses will run along five core routes instead of seven. The changes come after PRT was...Read on...

Posted on: February 18, 2016

Howards Return to Music in the Library

MPL

The husband and wife duo of Jeff and Amy Howard will be returning to the Marshall Public Library for “Music in the Library.”

The pair brings their folk, bluegrass, and gospel sounds to the library Saturday, February 20 from 1 to 2 p.m. Their performan...Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2016

Marshall Public Library to Offer ESL Class

MPL

Local residents who don’t speak English as a first language will now have a new option to improve their communication skills.

The Marshall Public Library will begin hosting a free weekly English as a Second Language (ESL) class starting Monday, Februa...Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2016

Farnes Selected as Mayor for a Day

Pocatello

A Pocatello eighth-grader will be leading the city next week as its latest Mayor for a Day.

Holy Spirit Catholic School student Anika Farnes will take charge the morning of February 16. Farnes will work alongside Mayor Brian Blad as they go about over...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2016

Study Reveals what’s in Pocatello’s Recycling

Pocatello

A new look is revealing what’s been going out with the recycling in Pocatello.

Western Recycling, the City’s recycling contractor, recently conducted a survey of what items are being placed into the City’s recycling autocarts. The study reveals that m...Read on...

Posted on: February 9, 2016

Pocatello Water Department Assures Residents of Water Quality

Pocatello

As the situation continues to unfold over water quality in Flint, Michigan, officials with the City of Pocatello would like to remind residents that the drinking water delivered to homes and businesses in Pocatello is safe.

“We understand the concern a...Read on...

Posted on: February 8, 2016

Sanitation Collection to Operate as Normal on Presidents’ Day

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will operate as normal on Presidents’ Day, February 15, 2016.

Residents with a Monday collection day for garbage or recycling are asked to place their autocarts at the curb by 7 a.m. for p...Read on...

Posted on: February 8, 2016

PRT Issues Summary of Proposed Changes

PRT

After hearing from the public on how Pocatello Regional Transit (PRT) can best serve its riders, officials are releasing a list of proposed changes to bus service in Pocatello and Chubbuck.

“We’ve taken a long, hard look at the service we are providin...Read on...

Posted on: February 8, 2016

Pocatello to Host Youth in Government Day

Pocatello

Twenty local students will get a behind the scenes look at local government during Youth in Government Day 2016.

On February 10, members of the Pocatello/Chubbuck Mayors’ Youth Advisory Council will be given the chance to see the inner workings of two...Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2016

Portneuf River Visioning Working Group to Host Final Open House

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After several meetings, presentations, and nearly 400 surveys taken, the first public comment period for the Portneuf River Vision Study will be wrapping up with an open house Tuesday, February 9.

The open house is set to begin at 4 p.m. and run until...Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2016

Pocatello City Council to Consider Zoo Name Change

Zoo

At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council Study Session, the Council will be asked to consider a name change for the Pocatello Zoo.

Parks and Recreation Department staff are requesting the name be changed to Zoo Idaho. In an executive summary provided to t...Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2016

Community Recreation Center Adds Wednesday Parent/Child Swim Class

Pocatello

Due to popular demand, the Community Recreation Center has added a Wednesday Parent/Child Swim Class.

The Level A class will be held at 1:15 p.m. and is for infants ages 6 months to 1 ½ years. The Level B class will be held at 1:45 p.m. and is for chi...Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2016

Community Recreation Center to Offer Lifeguard Training Course

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello’s Community Recreation Center (CRC) will be offering a Lifeguard Training Course beginning Monday, March 7, 2016.

Interested participants must complete a pre-course session and water skill testing prior to being accepted into th...Read on...

Posted on: February 4, 2016

Mayor to Issue Proclamation for Clergy Appreciation Week

Pocatello

At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting, Mayor Brian Blad will issue a proclamation declaring the week of February 8 to February 14, 2016 as Clergy Appreciation Week.

The proclamation was requested by the Bannock Civitan Club, Civitan Twister Sti...Read on...

Posted on: February 4, 2016

Pocatello Police Receives Firehouse Subs Grant

Firehousegrant

The Pocatello Police Department had the opportunity today to thank Firehouse Subs for the $20,300 grant received from the foundation. The department applied for a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation and was awarded money to purchase saf...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2016

Businesses Being Warned About Fire Suppression Scam

PFD

The Pocatello Fire Department and Idaho State Fire Marshal’s Office is warning restaurant employees and owners about a scam concerning their fire suppression systems.

Recently, officials have received reports of businesses getting calls from someone cl...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2016

Fuel Spill Update

Pocatello

At this time there is no definitive connection between the diesel leak that occurred on Union Pacific property and the smell of fuel reported at locations around Pocatello.

This afternoon, crews from the Pocatello Fire Department and the Water Polluti...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2016

MPL to Screen “Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy that Shaped a Nation” Film

MPL

The Marshall Public Library is partnering with Idaho State University’s Department of Global Studies and Languages to bring the award-winning documentary “Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy that Shaped a Nation” to audiences in Pocatello.

The six-p...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2016

City of Pocatello to Form Flag Design Committee

Pocatello

Over the past year, Pocatello has received national attention for our city flag design and according to experts, they believe it is the worst city flag in the United States. Consequently, community leaders and elected officials have taken note and a new C...Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2016

Marshall Public Library Computing Club Recruiting Members

MPL

The computer savvy among us will have a new outlet for their talents starting in February at the Marshall Public Library.

The library is in the process of forming a computing club, affectionately called, “The Nerds.” The group will be exploring coding...Read on...

Posted on: January 28, 2016

Police Reminding Business Owners and Residents to Clear Snow from Sidewalks

PPD

Snow is in the forecast for Pocatello this weekend and the Pocatello Police Department’s Code Enforcement division is reminding the city’s businesses and residents of their responsibility to remove snow and ice from their sidewalks.

Following recent s...Read on...

Posted on: January 28, 2016

Fiscal Year 2015 by the Numbers

Pocatello

With Fiscal Year 2015 (October 2014-September 2015) in the books, here’s a look back at some of what’s been accomplished over the past year with the City of Pocatello:

Airport
- Total Aircraft Operations (every take-off and landing at the airport): 23...Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2016

New Animal Services Director to Join Mayor on “Calling City Hall”

Pocatello

Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad will be introducing the City’s new Animal Services Director in the latest installment of “Calling City Hall.”

Richard Stewart will be joining Mayor Blad and Council President Steve Brown for the February 3 episode. Stewart wa...Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2016

Free Family History Workshop Series Begins at the Marshall Public Library

MPL

The Marshall Public Library is now offering the public a chance to delve deep into their family history with a new series of workshops.

Starting Tuesday, February 9 from 7 to 8 p.m., the library will host the first of five workshops to help residents ...Read on...

Posted on: January 22, 2016

Hawk Named Mayor for a Day

Pocatello

Calvary Chapel Christian School student Jett Hawk has been chosen to lead the City of Pocatello as the newest Mayor for a Day.

Mayor for a Day Hawk will assume the duties of his office the morning of January 26. Hawk, a high school junior, will accomp...Read on...

Posted on: January 21, 2016

Local Poet to Read at Marshall Public Library

MPL

Local poet and publisher Harald Wyndham will give a reading at Marshall Public Library on Tuesday, January 26, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Since coming to Idaho, Wyndham has written 25 books of poetry. His poems, articles, and reviews have been included in te...Read on...

Posted on: January 20, 2016

Water Pollution Control Dept. to Test Sewer Lines Friday

Pocatello

Crews with the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control Department will be performing tests on sewer lines between the 1900 and 2200 blocks of North Main Street and North Arthur Avenue and the 1500 block of Pocatello Creek Road behind the Red Lion Hotel....Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2016

Staff Updates Council on Portneuf River Vision Study; Public Comment Sought

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During Thursday’s Pocatello City Council Study Session, City staff updated the Council on the progress being made with the Portneuf River Vision Study. Now, officials are asking for your input.

The Council was briefed on the goals of the vision study,...Read on...

Posted on: January 12, 2016

Pocatello Zoo to host “Winter Wonder SnooZzzz”

Zoo

The Pocatello Zoo’s taking reservations for the first of its popular “Zoo SnooZzzz” overnight programs in 2016.

Starting the evening of January 22, “Winter Wonder SnooZzzz” will give children, ages 6 to 12, a chance to spend the night at the Zoo and l...Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2016

Sanitation Collection to Operate as Normal on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will operate as normal on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 18, 2016.

Residents with a Monday collection day for garbage or recycling are asked to place their autocarts at the curb by 7 ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 11, 2016

Parks and Recreation Dept. to Switch to New Software January 13

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department will soon be making a switch to new recreation management software that’ll be easier on residents and staff.

Starting the morning of January 13, the department will begin utilizing Peak Software In...Read on...

Posted on: January 7, 2016

New Councilmen Sworn In

Bray Swearing In

A trio of familiar faces are officially back behind the dais in the Pocatello City Council chambers.

At Thursday’s meeting, Roger Bray, Steve Brown, and Jim Johnston were sworn in to their positions with the Oath of Office administered by City Clerk R...Read on...

Posted on: January 7, 2016

Third Flight Projected to Add Over 100 Connecting Opportunities

PRA

When the third weekday flight from the Pocatello Regional Airport starts taking off in March, travelers will have over 100 more connecting opportunities at their disposal.

A recent study by the staff at the airport found that inbound and outbound conn...Read on...

Posted on: January 7, 2016

Sanitation Dept. Completes First Recycling Setout Study

Pocatello

The numbers are in and it’s painting a green picture of Pocatello residents.

During November 2015, the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department conducted a setout study of the City’s curbside recycling program. Officials found that 9,085 of the City’s ...Read on...

Posted on: January 6, 2016

City of Pocatello Employees Pledge $24,562.52 to United Way

Pocatello

City of Pocatello employees have opened their pocketbooks to the tune of more than $24,500 for the United Way of Southeastern Idaho.

The donations were collected through the United Way of Southeastern Idaho’s annual campaign that began back in Septemb...Read on...

Posted on: January 5, 2016

Swim Lesson Registration Delayed

Pocatello

Due to a change in registration software, online signups for the swimming lessons offered by the City of Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department are being delayed until January 13.

Officials with the department are in the process of implementing new...Read on...

Posted on: January 4, 2016

Water Pollution Control Dept. to Test Sewer Lines near Garrett Way Wednesday

Pocatello

Crews with the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control Department will be performing a test on sewer lines between the 2600 and 2900 blocks of Garrett Way starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2016.

During the test, crews will fill the sewer line...Read on...

Posted on: January 4, 2016

State of the City Address Scheduled for Jan. 7, 2016

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello invites the public to take a look back at the year that was 2015 at the first regularly scheduled council meeting of the year.

The annual State of the City address will be given Thursday, January 7, 2016 during the City Council ...Read on...

Posted on: December 23, 2015

Statement on Dalene Bowden

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello applauds School District #25's decision to offer Dalene Bowden her job back.

I've heard, however, about death threats that have been made to School District #25 officials. I believe the citizens of Pocatello, Idaho, America and t...Read on...

Posted on: December 23, 2015

South Valley Road Now Open

SV Road

Wednesday, as local leaders and residents looked on, the ceremonial ribbon was cut to mark the official opening of South Valley Road.

The day marked the culmination of decades of effort to get the road completed by numerous Mayors, City Council member...Read on...

Posted on: December 22, 2015

Third Delta Flight Returns to Pocatello in 2016

PRA

A third roundtrip Delta flight will be returning to the Pocatello Regional Airport during the week, beginning March 2, 2016.

The additional Delta Connection service, operated by SkyWest Airlines, will significantly increase daily service between Pocat...Read on...

Posted on: December 21, 2015

PRT Accepts Seven Free Buses from Utah Transit Authority

New PRT Bus

There will soon be some newer rubber hitting the road for Pocatello Regional Transit (PRT).

Recently, employees from PRT made their way to Salt Lake City to pick up seven 2005 Optima Opus buses from Utah Transit Authority (UTA). The buses were provide...Read on...

Posted on: December 21, 2015

Councilwoman Nye’s Final Council Meeting Jan. 7, Open House Planned

Pocatello

January 7, 2016 will mark the end of Eva Nye’s service on the Pocatello City Council.

The Councilwoman’s final meeting will be held that night at 6 p.m. Preceding her final meeting will be a public open house at City Hall, 911 N. 7th Ave., at 4 p.m. to...Read on...

Posted on: December 18, 2015

Sanitation Dept. Reminds Residents to Discard Holiday Electronics Properly

Pocatello

Pocatello residents may find themselves with new electronic devices this holiday season and the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department is reminding residents to properly dispose of their e-waste the right way.

Residents are asked to take their unwant...Read on...

Posted on: December 17, 2015

Stewart Named Animal Services Director

Richard Stewart

Starting in January, there will be a new leader of the City of Pocatello Animal Services Department.

At Thursday’s City Council meeting, the Council voted to confirm Mayor Brian Blad’s appointment of Richard Stewart to the Animal Services Director pos...Read on...

Posted on: December 17, 2015

South Valley Road to Open December 23, 2015

South Valley Road

More than twenty years of hard work will be coming to fruition December 23, 2015.

That day the City of Pocatello has invited representatives from Idaho’s Congressional Delegation, representatives from Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter’s office, Idaho Transp...Read on...

Posted on: December 16, 2015

Garbage Collection to Be Delayed Due to Christmas, New Year Holidays

Pocatello

Garbage and recycling collection will be delayed by one day because of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day holidays.

Garbage and recycling will not be picked up Friday, December 25, 2015 and Friday, January 1, 2016 so residents with a Friday pickup are a...Read on...

Posted on: December 14, 2015

Boys Junior Jazz Basketball Registration Wrapping Up; Coed Volleyball Signups Underway

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The deadline to register for the inaugural season of Boys Junior Jazz Basketball is fast approaching.

Signups for the 2016 season end December 16, 2015 and boys ranging from third grade through seventh grade are invited to participate. The cost is $40...Read on...

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Posted on: December 14, 2015

Holiday Hoopla Set for December 19, 2015

Holiday Hoopla

‘Tis the season of giving and Saturday, December 19, 2015 the City of Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department will be lending a hand to The Idaho Foodbank.

From 2 to 4 p.m., the department, along with Dick’s Sporting Goods, will be hosting the annua...Read on...

Posted on: December 14, 2015

Marshall Public Library to Host “12 Days of Making”

MPL

Pocatello’s Marshall Public Library, 113 S. Garfield Ave., will be hosting 12 more days of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) inspired “Making.” The craft-type programs will be held each weekday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. through December ...Read on...

Posted on: December 11, 2015

City, Chamber of Commerce, Water Rights Coalition to Host Legislative Forum

Pocatello

Leaders from East Idaho will be stopping by Pocatello December 15 for the Eastern Idaho Legislative Forum co-hosted by the City of Pocatello, Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce, and the Eastern Idaho Water Rights Coalition.

During the daylong eve...Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2015

Animal Services Director Mary Remer to Leave After 21 Years

Animal Services

After spending over two decades serving both the four-legged and two-legged residents of Pocatello, Animal Services Director Mary Remer is stepping down.

In her honor, the City of Pocatello, Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter, and the Pocatello A...Read on...

Posted on: December 8, 2015

Leaf Collection Up 50% Versus 2014

Pocatello

2015 was a banner year for the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department and its leaf collection program.

The program collected more than 30 tons of leaves from Pocatello residents, up from roughly 20 tons collected last year. The increase represents a ...Read on...

Posted on: December 4, 2015

Animal Services Reunites Cat with Owner after 5 Years

Animal Services

Anyway you say it, five years, 1,825 days, or 43,800 hours is a long time. For a local family, that’s how long it took to be reunited with their lost cat.

Back in 2010, Connie Kreizenbeck-Wells and her family adopted Fredrick from the Pocatello Animal...Read on...

Posted on: December 3, 2015

Council Adopts Resolution Asking Legislature to Support Urban Renewal

Pocatello

The Pocatello City Council is formally asking the Idaho Legislature to support urban renewal efforts in Pocatello and across Idaho.

At Thursday’s City Council meeting, council members voted 5 to 0 (Councilman Jim Johnston was absent) in favor of adopt...Read on...

Posted on: December 3, 2015

Police Remind Residents and Businesses of Snow Removal Responsibility

PPD

Now that the winter weather is officially here, the Pocatello Police Department’s Code Enforcement division would like to stress to residents and businesses their responsibility to remove snow from their sidewalks.

Pocatello City Code 8.14.060 states,...Read on...

Posted on: December 3, 2015

Local Student Donates Year Supply of Newspaper, Money to Pocatello Zoo

Newspaper Donation

At the Pocatello Zoo, newspapers are a multi-use product. Not only do they supply the day’s current events but they also get a second life lining the enclosures of the Zoo’s education animals. Now, thanks to a local student the Zoo has about 365 days wort...Read on...

Posted on: December 2, 2015

Pickleball Begins at the Community Recreation Center

Pocatello

New for the winter season, visit the City of Pocatello’s Community Recreation Center (CRC) to try the exciting and fast growing sport of Pickleball.

Pickleball is a lively paddle game that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis and wa...Read on...

Posted on: December 2, 2015

East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center Opens Friday

Pocatello

The East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center will be open for the 2015-2016 season Friday, December 4, 2015.

The season officially kicks off at 9 a.m. and the new year brings new upgrades to the Nordic Center, including roughly eight kilometers of freshly g...Read on...

Posted on: December 2, 2015

“Mayor for a Day” to Take Charge of City December 9, 2015

Pocatello

A local eighth grader will be the latest student to take the helm of the City of Pocatello with the “Mayor for a Day” program.

Grace Lutheran School student William Yik was selected by the school after submitting an essay that answered the question, “...Read on...

Posted on: December 2, 2015

Popular Human Library Returns with Largest Collection Yet

MPL

Marshall Public Library and Idaho State University’s College of Arts and Letters are joining forces to announce the largest Human Library yet.

Thursday, December 10, 2015 will see the living and breathing library move to the ballroom of the Pond Studen...Read on...

Posted on: December 1, 2015

Community Recreation Center Gift Certificates Make Great Gifts

Pocatello

Give the gift of health and family fun this holiday season with gift certificates from the City of Pocatello’s Community Recreation Center.

Certificates are available for purchase in any denomination and may be used towards programs, classes, membersh...Read on...

Posted on: December 1, 2015

Tickets on Sale Now for Annual Holiday Lights Tour

Holiday Lights Tour

A Pocatello tradition returns December 17 and 18.

Tickets are on sale now for Pocatello Regional Transit’s (PRT) annual Holiday Lights Tour. During the two-hour trip, PRT buses make their way around Pocatello and Chubbuck, showcasing the best in holid...Read on...

Posted on: November 23, 2015

“Calling City Hall” to Discuss Winter Recreation Opportunities around Pocatello

Pocatello

One of Pocatello’s experts on recreation in the area will be making an appearance on the December episode of “Calling City Hall.”

Mayor Brian Blad and Councilman Michael Orr will be joined by Lance Clark, Outdoor Recreation Program Manager for the Cit...Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2015

Japanese Sister Cities Subcommittee Begins Rent-A-Santa Fundraiser

Pocatello

Need Jolly Old St. Nicholas to stop in at your Christmas Party? The City of Pocatello Japanese Sister Cities Subcommittee has got you covered.

For $35, you can book a visit by Santa Claus himself for your family get together. The small fee gets you ab...Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2015

Pocatello Zoo’s “Wild Winter Weekends” Begin December 5

Zoo

After a popular inaugural run last year, the Pocatello Zoo’s “Wild Winter Weekends” will be returning next month.

The 2nd Annual event is slated for Saturday, December 5, 2015 and Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. both days and offers ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 18, 2015

Garbage Collection to Be Delayed Due to Thanksgiving Holiday

Pocatello

Next week Thursday and Friday’s garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection for Pocatello residents will be delayed by one day because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Garbage, recycling, and yard waste will not be picked up Thursday, November 26, 2015 s...Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2015

Pocatello Fire Department to Conduct Time Trials on South Valley Road

PFD

With the South Valley Road getting closer and closer to opening, emergency responders will be putting it to the test.

Monday, November 16, 2015 the Pocatello Fire Department will be conducting time trials between Station #1 (408 E. Whitman) and Statio...Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2015

Human Relations Advisory Committee Seeking Nominations for Human and Civil Rights Award

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Human Relations Advisory Committee is asking the public to weigh in on who they think has done the most to advance human rights over the past year.

The committee is currently looking for nominations for the 2016 Human and Civil R...Read on...

Human-Civil Rights Award Nomination Form (.docx)
Posted on: November 12, 2015

Marshall Public Library to Host Discussion of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis

MPL

J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis wrote two of the greatest Fantasy series of all time. Beyond Middle Earth and Narnia, the two British men were also great friends.

On Monday, November 16 at 6:30 p.m., ISU Ph.D. student Valah Steffen-Wittwer will discuss ...Read on...

Posted on: November 10, 2015

Marshall Public Library Offers Fine Forgiveness to Charitable Patrons

MPL

If you’ve been avoiding the Marshall Public Library because of a few overdue books, now’s your chance to make things right. All librarians ask for is a few canned food items.

During November, the library will forgive $1 of overdue fines for every can ...Read on...

Posted on: November 10, 2015

Mayor Continues Dialogue with USPS Officials

Pocatello

Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad is continuing talks with officials from the United States Postal Service about the closure of the Pocatello Processing Center.

Monday Mayor Blad and Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England took part in a conference call with USPS offi...Read on...

Posted on: November 9, 2015

Pocatello Fire Department, Red Cross, and Local Partners Install Over 100 Free Smoke Alarms

PFD

Over the weekend while many were relaxing, the Pocatello Fire Department, American Red Cross, and partner organizations were hard at work.

Saturday the groups joined forces to install 105 smoke alarms in an Old Town neighborhood. The effort was part ...Read on...

Posted on: November 9, 2015

Pocatello Animal Shelter to Close for Employee Training November 17, 2015

AS

The Pocatello Animal Shelter will be closed Tuesday, November 17, 2015 for staff training.

Employees will be learning how to implement a new cleaning system that was funded by an American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals grant. Animal ...Read on...

Posted on: November 6, 2015

Pocatello Regional Airport Adds Water Refill Station to List of Free Amenities

Airport

For some, it’s hard to get their recommended daily water intake when they’re travelling. But for those who start their journey at the Pocatello Regional Airport, it just got a whole lot easier.

Recently, the airport added a water refill station inside...Read on...

Posted on: November 5, 2015

Newly Elected Council Members Weigh in on Future

Pocatello

Pocatello citizens made their choice known this week at the November 3 Pocatello General Election and a few familiar faces will return to their seats behind the dais.

Incumbents Jim Johnston and Steve Brown will be returning to Pocatello City Council ...Read on...

Posted on: November 5, 2015

Marshall Public Library to Host Discussion on 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived

Marshall Public Library

King Midas, Rosie the Riveter, Tarzan, Barbie, Dracula, and Prince Charming all have one thing in common, they never lived. While these fictional characters never took flesh and blood form, they firmly exist in our popular awareness.

These characters ...Read on...

Posted on: November 4, 2015

City of Pocatello Sanitation Collection to Operate as Normal on Veterans Day

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will be operating as normal on Veterans Day, November 11, 2015.

Residents who are scheduled for a Wednesday pickup of garbage, recycling, or yard waste should still place their autocarts o...Read on...

Posted on: November 4, 2015

Space Exploration Display Debuts at Marshall Public Library

MPL

The Marshall Public Library will be hosting a display on space and space exploration throughout the month of November.

The display will feature detailed models of spacecraft like the Apollo Command and Service Module, the Space Shuttle, and the Intern...Read on...

Posted on: November 3, 2015

Boiler to be Replaced at Community Recreation Center; Facility to Have Modified Hours During Nov.

Pocatello

Crews will be replacing a faulty boiler at the Community Recreation Center starting next week.

From November 9, 2015 to November 13, 2015, the pool will remain open at the facility but officials say swimmers can expect colder than normal water tempera...Read on...

Posted on: November 3, 2015

Leaf Collection Program to Start November 9, 2015

Pocatello

With fall in the air, the City of Pocatello Sanitation department is gearing up to begin its leaf collection program.

This year, crews will be picking up leaves from Monday, November 9, 2015 to Friday, November 20, 2015 and for 2015 there are a few ch...Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2015

Mayor to Issue Proclamation Supporting Small Business Saturday

Pocatello

Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad will be issuing a proclamation at Thursday’s City Council meeting urging residents to support local small businesses.

The proclamation establishes Saturday, November 28, 2015 as Small Business Saturday in the Gate City.

...Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2015

Free Smoke Alarm Install Event Set for Saturday; Volunteers Still Needed

Pocatello Fire

The Pocatello Fire Department, American Red Cross of Greater Idaho, and local partners will be installing free smoke alarms in Pocatello and they need your help.

Saturday, November, 7, 2015 the coalition aims to install roughly 150 alarms and voluntee...Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2015

Street Operations Department Begins Winter Preparations

Street Operations

Snow is in the forecast for Pocatello and the Street Operations Department is standing at the ready.

Monday morning, members of the department held their first weather hazard briefing of the 2015-16 winter season with the National Weather Service. The...Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2015

City of Pocatello Officially Opens Katie’s Dog Park

Katie's Dog Park

“I think Carol and Katy would’ve loved this place,” said Pocatello Animal Services Director Mary Remer with a smile.

Saturday, Pocatello Animal Services, Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter, Mayor Brian Blad, Councilwoman Eva Nye and more cut the ...Read on...

Posted on: October 30, 2015

Pocatello Fire Department Welcomes New Firefighter

Firefighter Ceremony

The Pocatello Fire Department has officially added another member to its ranks.

Friday at Fire Station #2, Assistant Chief Michael Williams presented Tony Catt with his badge and nameplate; making him the newest member of the Pocatello Fire Department...Read on...

Posted on: October 30, 2015

ZooBoo Set for Saturday

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Little Red Riding Hood, Goldie Locks, the Three Bears, and the Billy Goats Gruff will be taking to the Pocatello Zoo for its annual “ZooBoo” event.

This year’s theme is “Fairy Tails” and ghouls and goblins of all ages are invited to the family friendl...Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2015

Street Operations Department Crews Return to Five Day Work Schedule

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Street Operations Department crews will return to a winter work schedule Monday, November 2, 2015. The hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Employees have been working ten-hour days, four days per week thr...Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2015

Frolic through the English Language with “Not Your Mother’s Old English”

MPL

Old English? You mean, like Shakespeare and the King James Bible? WRONG! Old English is actually much more similar to what we speak today than Middle English. Surprised? Come to the Marshall Public Library to uncover more surprises!

ISU Ph.D. candidate...Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2015

Water Department Crews Return to Five Day Work Schedule

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Water Department will return to a winter work schedule Monday, November 2. The hours of operation will be 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Employees have been working ten-hour days, four days per week throughout th...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2015

Amy and Jeff Howard to Perform at Music in the Library

MPL

Saturday, October 31, from 1-2 p.m., Amy and Jeff Howard will perform folk, gospel, and bluegrass music at Pocatello’s Marshall Public Library.

Amy will play the mandolin and Jeff the guitar as they accompany their own voices to many songs, including ...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2015

Library to Present “Stress Less This Holiday Season”

MPL

Find the joy in the holidays this year as the Marshall Public Library’s ongoing health series You and Your Health @ Your Library presents the program “Stress Less This Holiday Season.”

November and December are full of joyful celebrations that often f...Read on...

Posted on: October 22, 2015

Street Department to Perform Storm Sewer Repair on Arabian Ave.

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will be removing and replacing the catch basin, and storm water pipe at the intersection of Blaine St. and Arabian Ave. Arabian will be closed, except to local traffic, from Blaine to the cul-de-sac from ...Read on...

Posted on: October 22, 2015

Public Invited to Officially Open New Dog Park

Animal Services

Pocatello Animal Services and Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter cordially invites the public to the grand opening of Katie’s Dog Park. The new park is located at 3100 Avenue of the Chiefs, across from the Pocatello Animal Shelter.

The ribbon cut...Read on...

Posted on: October 22, 2015

Library to Host Larger than Life Games for Halloween

MPL

Join Pocatello’s Marshall Public Library, 113 South Garfield Avenue, for a family-friendly afternoon of life-size versions of your favorite board games as well as treats for trick-or-treaters during Trick or Treat the Old Town Streets on Saturday, October...Read on...

Posted on: October 22, 2015

Pocatello Regional Transit to Help with 2015 Southeast Idaho Homeless Stand Down

PRT

Pocatello Regional Transit (PRT) will be offering its services to help those impacted by homelessness.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 PRT buses will be providing free transportation for participants in the Pocatello/Chubbuck area to the 20th Annual Southe...Read on...

Posted on: October 21, 2015

Paving on South Valley Road Set to Begin Thursday, October 22, 2015

Pocatello

Crews will begin paving South Valley Road tomorrow, October 22, 2015.

Where South Valley connects with Bannock Highway, one lane of Bannock Highway will be closed while crews are working. Delays are expected and motorists are advised to avoid the area...Read on...

Posted on: October 21, 2015

Public Invited to Experience a Human Library

MPL

Marshall Public Library is hosting another Human Library!

When you walk into the library, you are surrounded by stories housed in books. When you walk into a Human Library, you are surrounded by stories held inside people. Like books, people are often ...Read on...

Posted on: October 21, 2015

Volunteers Needed For Free Smoke Alarm Installations

PFD

The Pocatello Fire Department is ringing the bell for volunteers for its Home Fire Preparedness Program.

The department along with the American Red Cross and local partners will be installing free smoke alarms for Pocatello residents Saturday, Novembe...Read on...

Posted on: October 21, 2015

Communications Expense Audit to Save City of Pocatello $66,220 Over 10 Years

Pocatello

A look into the City of Pocatello’s communications expenses has found over $66,000 in savings over the next 10 years.

In June 2015, the City Council commissioned the analysis from telecom audit firm SpyGlass. The company then worked with the Informati...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2015

Water Pollution Control Dept. to Test North 6th Ave. Sewer Lines Thursday

Pocatello

Crews with the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control Department will be performing a test on sewer lines in the 100 block of North 6th Avenue Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 8 a.m.

During the test, crews will fill the sewer lines with a non-toxic and...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2015

Joint Meeting on Fire Department Consolidation Cancelled

Pocatello

The Joint Pocatello/Chubbuck City Council meeting to discuss Fire Department Consolidation that was scheduled for Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 8 a.m. at Chubbuck City Hall has been cancelled.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2015

Mayor, Officials to Travel to Washington D.C., Ask USPS to Reopen Processing Center

Pocatello

After meeting with representatives from the United States Postal Service (USPS) Tuesday, Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad will still be making his way to our nation’s Capital to press the USPS to reopen the currently closed Pocatello Processing Center.

“We ...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2015

Preliminary Design for Hawthorne-Quinn Intersection Improvements Complete

HawthorneQuinn

The preliminary design phase of the Hawthorne-Quinn Intersection Improvement project has wrapped up.

The design shows a signal and other improvements added to the intersection in an effort to improve safety and also reduce congestion. In April, an ope...Read on...

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

Marshall Public Library to Host Family Build It Night

MPL

Things will be electric at this month’s Family Build It Night hosted by the Marshall Public Library.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the library, builders will be delving into the world of paper circuits. These circuits use a few items to cr...Read on...

Posted on: October 19, 2015

Finance Department Honored for Outstanding Financial Reporting

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Finance Department is earning high praise for several of its reports from fiscal year 2014.

Recently, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded the department its Certificate of A...Read on...

Posted on: October 19, 2015

Fall Used Book Sale Sets Record

Marshall Public Library

The record books will have a new entry after the 2015 Fall Used Book Sale.

The bi-annual fundraiser for the Marshall Public Library raised roughly $2,800 to help support the many programs at the library. According to Trina Bonman, Associate Director o...Read on...

Posted on: October 16, 2015

Marshall Public Library Starts New Cookbook Discussion Group

Marshall Public Library

Pocatello’s Marshall Public Library, located at 113 South Garfield Avenue, has many book discussion groups that meet at the library. At these meetings they discuss a book that they read during the month. We are going to step out of this cookie-cutter mold...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2015

Street Operations Department to Install ADA Curb Ramps near City Hall

Pocatello

For the next month, the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will be completing an ADA compliant curb ramp project on the sidewalks in the vicinity of City Hall.

Workers will install a total of five ramps starting with the south entrance to ...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2015

Free Math Tutoring Available at Marshall Public Library

MPL

Based on the success of Marshall Public Library’s language literacy and digital literacy programs and the needs of the community, the library has added math tutoring to its services.

Free math tutoring is available on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. The tutor...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2015

Mayor to Issue Proclamation at City Council Meeting

Pocatello

Mayor Brian Blad will be issuing one proclamation this Thursday, October 15, 2015 at the City Council Meeting scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m.

The proclamation recognizes October 24, 2015 to be Junior Civitan Day in Pocatello. The proclamation announce...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2015

City of Pocatello Begins Annual Financial Audit

Pocatello

With fiscal year 2015 officially in the books, the City of Pocatello Finance Department is in the beginning stages of its annual audit of the City’s finances.

Officials will be working with accounting firm Deaton & Company, Chartered on the report ...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2015

ISU Instructor Presents “The Foolish Folkhero” at Marshall Public Library

MPL

Fairy tales and folk tales are more than simple entertaining children’s stories. According to ISU Ph.D. candidate Jeff Howard, they are also cultural artifacts and reflections of the culture in which they are found.

On Thursday, October 22, from 6:30...Read on...

Posted on: October 13, 2015

Second Public Meeting to be Held on Future of PRT Service

PRT

Pocatello Regional Transit (PRT) along with the Southeast Idaho Council of Governments (SICOG) and the Bannock Transportation Planning Organization are hosting the second public meeting on the future of PRT service in Pocatello.

The open house meeting...Read on...

Posted on: October 13, 2015

City of Pocatello and Idaho State University Officially Open MLK Jr. Way

MLK Jr. Way Ribbon Cutting

Officials from the City of Pocatello and Idaho State University joined together Tuesday to cut the ribbon on improvements to Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

The ceremonial opening featured remarks from Mayor Brian Blad, ISU President Arthur Vailas, City ...Read on...

Posted on: October 13, 2015

Community Recreation Center Announces Public Swim Hours

Pocatello

The Community Recreation Center (CRC), 144 Wilson Avenue, has announced public swim hours for the fall and winter.

Public swim is now available Monday through Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lifeguards ...Read on...

Posted on: October 13, 2015

Election Officials Remind Residents to Get Absentee Ballot Requests in Early

Pocatello

Officials charged with overseeing elections in Pocatello are advising residents to get their requests in for absentee ballots as soon as possible.

Due to the closure of the United States Postal Service’s Flandro Mail Processing Center in Pocatello, Ci...Read on...

City of Pocatello Elections webpage
Posted on: October 12, 2015

Street Department Paving Project on Juniper Dr.

City of Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will be doing a patch on Juniper Dr. due to utility repairs on Tuesday, October 13, 2015.

Motorists should expect delays and are strongly advised to use alternate routes when possible to avoid travel...Read on...

Posted on: October 12, 2015

Pocatello Community Charter School Student to be “Mayor for a Day”

Pocatello

Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad announced today that Pocatello Community Charter School (PCCS) student Reilly Bollar will join the City of Pocatello Friday, October 16, 2015 as “Mayor for a Day.”

Reilly and Mayor Blad will be meeting with staff and touring ...Read on...

Posted on: October 9, 2015

“Pride of Pocatello” A-10C Thunderbolt II to Visit Pocatello Regional Airport

Pocatello Regional Airport

The “Pride of Pocatello” will be paying a visit to the Gate City.

Friday, October 16, 2015 the A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft from the Idaho Air National Guard’s 124th Fighter Wing will be stopping by the Pocatello Regional Airport to help dedicate ano...Read on...

Posted on: October 9, 2015

City of Pocatello to Participate in ShakeOut Drill

City of Pocatello

Coaches, leaders, and mentors of all kinds constantly say it in one form or another, “practice makes perfect.” That’s why the City of Pocatello is joining with hundreds of other agencies and nearly 40 million people around the world in participating in th...Read on...

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Posted on: October 9, 2015

Planning for SkyFest 2017 Already Underway

Pocatello Regional Airport

Saturday, June 24, 2017 may be more than 600 days away but that’s not stopping those in charge of planning SkyFest 2017 from getting started.

Earlier this week, members of Pocatello Regional Airport’s SkyFest Planning Committee met for the first time...Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2015

Street Department Paving Project on Booth Road

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will be doing a patch on Booth Rd. due to utility repairs Monday, October 12, 2015.

Motorists should expect delays and are strongly advised to use alternate routes when possible to avoid travel in th...Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2015

City of Pocatello Sanitation Collection to Operate as Normal on Columbus Day

City of Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will be operating as normal on Columbus Day, October 12, 2015.

Residents who are scheduled for a Monday pickup of garbage and recycling should still place their autocarts out as scheduled....Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2015

Book a Techie Extends to Senior Center

MPL

Marshall Public Library’s Book a Techie program will be at Pocatello’s Senior Activity Center on Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m.

Book a Techie is one-on-one technology instruction. If you have a little technology skill but still have questions about how to use ...Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2015

Library Hosts Guest Lecture on Laura Ingalls Wilder

MPL

Pocatello’s Marshall Public Library, 113 South Garfield Avenue, celebrates the popular Little House on the Prairie series with guest speaker Dr. Janet Worthington and a presentation on Laura Ingalls Wilder Wednesday, October 21 at 7 p.m.

Dr. Janet Wort...Read on...

Marshall Public Library’s Facebook Page
Posted on: October 7, 2015

First Flight Winner Announced at Pocatello Regional Airport

Pocatello Regional Airport

Doug and Lisa Gregory of Jones, Oklahoma recently won two roundtrip tickets between Pocatello and Salt Lake on SkyWest Airlines, serving as the Delta Connection. The tickets can be seamlessly integrated and deducted from a roundtrip fare to anywhere Delt...Read on...

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Posted on: October 6, 2015

Street Dept. Paving on E. Poplar St. from Pershing Ave. to Washington Ave.

City of Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will be milling and paving E. Poplar St. from Pershing Ave. to Washington Ave. Milling will be done on Wednesday, October 7th and paving will be completed on Thursday, October 8th. Work will begin at 7:...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2015

Pocatello Zoo Sounds Call for ZooBoo Volunteers

Pocatello Zoo

Preparations are underway for one of the Pocatello Zoo’s most popular events and they need the community’s help.

The zoo is looking to recruit a legion of volunteers to help put on the annual ZooBoo Halloween extravaganza. Volunteers are needed to hel...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2015

Fall Used Book Sale Starts Thursday, October 8, 2015

Marshall Public Library

A literary tradition gets underway later this week at the Marshall Public Library.

On Thursday, October 8, Friends of the Marshall Public Library will host the Fall Used Book Sale at the library. Starting at 9 a.m., readers will have their chance to g...Read on...

Marshall Public Library Website
Posted on: October 6, 2015

Pocatello Animal Services Offers Special Cat Adoption Rate

Pocatello Animal Services

Thanks to Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter, local residents can bring a feline pet into their home for just $25.

For the month of October, the group will contribute a little over $70 towards the cost of adopting a cat, meaning the new pet pare...Read on...

Posted on: October 2, 2015

Calling City Hall to talk Elections, New City Website

City of Pocatello

Election Day is a little over a month away and elections officials with the City of Pocatello and Bannock County will be stopping by this month’s episode of “Calling City Hall.”

Pocatello City Clerk Ruth Whitworth and Bannock County Elections Administ...Read on...

Posted on: October 2, 2015

ASPCA Awards $40,000 to Pocatello Animal Services

Pocatello Animal Services

The new Pocatello Animal Shelter is about to get even better thanks to a $40,000 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

Thursday night, the Pocatello City Council approved receiving the award which fully fund...Read on...

Pocatello Animal Services Website
Posted on: October 1, 2015

Storm Sewer Vault Reconstruction to Take Place on W. Lewis St.

City of Pocatello

A contractor working with the Pocatello Street Operations Department will begin work reconstructing a storm sewer vault on W. Lewis St. Monday, October 5. The work will continue until Friday, October 9.

The left lane of W. Lewis St. will be closed to ...Read on...

Posted on: October 1, 2015

Street Department Paving on Poole Ave. from W. Cedar St. to Marlu St.

City of Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will be milling and paving Poole Ave. from W. Cedar St. to Marlu St. Milling will be done on Monday, October 5th and paving will be completed on Tuesday, October 6th. Work will begin at 7:00 a.m. each d...Read on...

Posted on: October 1, 2015

Pocatello Fire Department Teams up with Domino’s® Encouraging Fire Safety

Pocatello Fire Department

A few randomly selected Pocatello residents may get a free meal; all they need to do is have working smoke alarms.

During Fire Prevention Week, the Pocatello Fire Department and Pocatello Domino’s, at 275 Yellowstone, will be teaming up to promote fir...Read on...

Posted on: October 1, 2015

Pocatello Mayor and City Clerk Nominated for Awards

City of Pocatello

Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad and City Clerk Ruth Whitworth are now in some elite company.

The pair are two of the nominees for the Southeast Idaho Business & Achievement Awards. Whitworth has been nominated for her outstanding service in the public ...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2015

Award-winning Poet Offers Workshop

Marshall Public Library

Bethany Schultz Hurst will host a writing workshop at Marshall Public Library on Tuesday, October 6, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Hurst is the author of Miss Lost Nation, which won the Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize for Poetry in 2013. Her work has been included in ...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2015

Animal Shelter to Have Modified Hours Saturday, October 3, 2015

Pocatello Animal Services

The Pocatello Animal Shelter is adjusting its hours of operation Saturday, October 3, 2015.

The shelter will be open from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. to allow staff and volunteers the chance to participate and help put on the 18th annual Run with the Big Dogs. ...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2015

Pocatello Partners with Dept. of Homeland Security for Cyber Security Awareness Month

City of Pocatello

The City of Pocatello is joining forces with the Department of Homeland Security and agencies across the nation to let residents know about the importance of cybersecurity and online safety.

During the month of October, the City of Pocatello Informati...Read on...

City of Pocatello IT dept. Facebook page
Posted on: September 29, 2015

Street Department Paving on Wilson Ave. from W. Cedar St. to W. Alameda Rd.

The City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will be milling and paving Wilson Ave. from W. Cedar St. to W. Alameda Rd. Milling will be done on Wednesday, September 30 and paving will be completed on Thursday, October 1. Work will begin at 7:00 a....Read on...

Posted on: September 28, 2015

Mayor Blad Talks Urban Renewal with Legislators

Monday afternoon, members of the Idaho Legislature heard from Mayor Brian Blad on how Urban Renewal and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts have helped bring business to Pocatello.

His address to lawmakers was part of the 2015 Southeast Idaho Legi...Read on...

Posted on: September 28, 2015

Pocatello Regional Airport Test Flight Comes to an End

Pocatello Regional Airport

The test period for a third daily Delta Connections flight between Pocatello Regional Airport and Salt Lake City International Airport came to its scheduled end Sunday. Now airport officials will have to patiently wait for data and subsequent conversatio...Read on...

For more information click here.
Posted on: September 28, 2015

False Fire Alarm Fines Go Into Effect October 1, 2015

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Starting next month, businesses that repeatedly have false fire alarm calls will be fined by the Pocatello Fire Department.

“These fines are not meant to discourage anyone from calling in the event of a fire,” said Chief David Gates. “What we want to ...Read on...

Posted on: September 24, 2015

Street Dept. Paving on W. Elm St. From McKinley Ave. to Wilson Ave.

The City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will be milling and paving W. Elm St. from McKinley Ave to Wilson Ave. Work will begin on Monday, September 28 at 7:00 a.m. and continue through Tuesday, September 29 until 5:00 p.m., or until work is co...Read on...

Posted on: September 24, 2015

Street Operations Department to Clean Portneuf River Levee System Relief Wells

Crews with the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will soon be doing a little upkeep on the Portneuf River Levee System.

Starting October 5, workers will be cleaning out relief wells that are part of the concrete channel portion of the lev...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2015

Joint Meeting to be Held for Discussion of Possible Fire Department Consolidation

Members of the Fire Consolidation Steering Committee, which is tasked with exploring the possible consolidation of the Pocatello and Chubbuck Fire Departments, will present their findings during a Joint Pocatello/Chubbuck City Council meeting Thursday, Oc...Read on...

Posted on: September 22, 2015

Street Department to Pave Wayne St. from Cedar St. to Pine St.

The City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will be milling and paving Wayne St. from Cedar St. to Pine St. Milling will be done on Wednesday, September 23 and paving will be completed on Thursday, September 24. Work will begin at 7:00 a.m. each ...Read on...

Posted on: September 22, 2015

Portion of 2nd Avenue to Close September 24 and 25, 2015

A portion of 2nd Avenue, from the AMI Trailhead to the storage facility, will be closed Thursday, September 24, 2015 and Friday, September 25, 2015 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. while crews continue work on the South Valley Road project.

Workers will be wr...Read on...

Posted on: September 22, 2015

Run with the Big Dogs Returns Saturday, October 3, 2015

A Pocatello tradition will return for the 18th consecutive year on Saturday, October 3.

That morning, Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter will host “Run with the Big Dogs” at the lower level of Ross Park. At 11:00 a.m., feet and paws alike will be...Read on...

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Posted on: September 22, 2015

Zoo Entrance Improvements Slated to Begin in October

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Work will soon be underway on one of the first things the public sees when they visit the Pocatello Zoo.

Starting in October, crews will begin the first phase of improvements to the entrance at the zoo. Phase one, which will last through next spring, ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 21, 2015

Students, Historians Invited to Utilize Collections and Expertise at Marshall Public Library

In a time where Wikipedia is the go-to source for students in their research, the Marshall Public Library would like to remind scholars of all ages that some of the best resources are still located right here in Pocatello.

“Doing research online is gre...Read on...

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Posted on: September 18, 2015

Construction Continues on Airport Water System Improvements

Airport Water Tank Update

Construction crews are at the halfway point on improvements to the water system at the Pocatello Regional Airport.

Part of those improvements includes the construction of a 500,000 gallon concrete, underground water tank. The plans also call for a ne...Read on...

Posted on: September 17, 2015

Street Department Paving On Jackson Place and Spence Place

The City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will be milling and paving Jackson Place and Spence Place. Work will begin on Monday, September 21 at 7:00 a.m. and continue through Tuesday, September 22 until 5:00 p.m., or until work is complete.
...Read on...

Posted on: September 17, 2015

Pocatello Zoo Receives $5,000 Grant for Outreach Program, Field Trips

Grant Presentation

All the first and second grade students in Pocatello-Chubbuck School District #25 will be getting a little wild thanks to the Pocatello Zoo and US Bancorp.

Earlier today, September 17, US Bancorp presented a $5,000 check to staff at the Pocatello Zoo ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 16, 2015

City of Pocatello Invites Citizens to Take Part in “Portneuf River Cleanup” Event

The City of Pocatello is calling for all hands on deck for this year’s annual Portneuf River Cleanup happening this weekend.

Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the City is asking for volunteers to help pick up trash and other types ...Read on...

Posted on: September 16, 2015

Community Emergency Preparedness and Safety Fair to be Held Sept. 22, 2015

Nobody wants to be confronted with a disaster. It can happen anywhere at any time. What we can do is to make sure we are prepared to care for ourselves, our family and assist in an organized, community response to a disaster. To help our community prepare...Read on...

http://prepfair.pocatello.us/
Posted on: September 15, 2015

New Water Line to be Installed Along 6th Avenue

The City of Pocatello Water Department has scheduled a capital improvement project for 6th Avenue.

The project involves the installation of a new water line along 6th Avenue from Sublette to Wyeth. Work will begin on September 16, 2015 and is expect...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2015

New Fees Go Into Effect October 1, 2015

New and adjusted fees for services and programs provided by the City of Pocatello will go into effect October 1, 2015.

The new fee schedule was adopted by the Pocatello City Council August 20.

“The fee increases were needed to offset the increasing...Read on...

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Posted on: September 15, 2015

Phase One of Johnny Creek Water Project Complete

The first piece of the puzzle to improving service for water ratepayers in Pocatello’s Johnny Creek area is now in the books.

Crews have wrapped up installation of roughly 4,800 feet of 12 inch water main from Mountain Shadow Drive to Sunset Drive on ...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2015

Animal Services to Host 2nd Annual Splash Dance for Dogs

Following their success in 2014, Pocatello Animal Services, Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter, and the Ross Park Aquatic Complex will be hosting their second Splash Dance for Dogs Saturday, September 19, 2015.

The fundraiser will run from 11 a.m...Read on...

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Posted on: September 14, 2015

Street Department Fog Sealing to Continue

The City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will be sweeping and fog sealing the following streets on Tuesday, September 15, 2015:

S. 1st Ave.—From Center St. to the end
Kim Dr.—All Lance Dr.—All
Shane Dr.—All

There will be no parkin...Read on...

Posted on: September 11, 2015

Ifft Foundation Grant Funds Landscaping at Animal Shelter

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If you ask Mary Remer, Animal Services Director for the City of Pocatello, she’ll tell you the animal shelter now “looks as beautiful outside as it does inside” thanks to a grant from the Ifft Foundation.

Recently, the group, along with the Idaho Comm...Read on...

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Posted on: September 10, 2015

Pyroceram Procession Pops In

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In this season of harvest and home-canning, Marshall Public Library presents a display of one of the greatest advancements in cooking technology since the harnessing of fire: Corning Ware.

Manufactured out of the same glass-ceramic material used in th...Read on...

Posted on: September 10, 2015

City of Pocatello to Unveil New Website

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello will have a new look online beginning September 10, 2015.

This afternoon, users will be greeted by a cleaner, more up-to-date interface. Chris Sorensen, Chief Information Officer for the City of Pocatello, says coordinating the m...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2015

Street Department to Pave Johnny Creek Rd. from Sunset Rd. to Juniper Dr.

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will be paving Johnny Creek Road in conjunction with the Water Department transmission line project. Work will take place between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm on September 10, 2015. The road will reopen at approx...Read on...

Posted on: September 8, 2015

Pocatello Zoo Makes Switch to School Year Hours

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As fall approaches the Pocatello Zoo is transitioning to its school year schedule.

Starting today, September 8, 2015, the zoo will only be open on weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The new hours will be in place until the last weekend in October when th...Read on...

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Posted on: September 8, 2015

Agencies to hold Public Meetings on Future of PRT Service

PRT

Pocatello Regional Transit (PRT) and Southeast Idaho Council of Governments (SICOG) are asking for the public’s help in determining the future of PRT.

Open house meetings for public input will be held September 16 and October 21 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. a...Read on...

Posted on: September 8, 2015

Street Department to Pave 100 Block of West Griffith

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will pave the 100 block of West Griffith beginning at 7:00 a.m. and ending at approximately 5:00p.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2015.

The 100 block of West Griffith will be closed to traffic while work ...Read on...

Posted on: September 8, 2015

Street Department Painting On Gould Street

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will be closing Gould Street from Main Street to Arthur Avenue in order to paint street lines, arrows, stop bars, and crosswalks. The closure will begin at 5:30 am on Wednesday morning and end at approxi...Read on...

Posted on: September 4, 2015

Candidates Set for City Council Election

Pocatello

Council Seat #1

W. James “Jim” Johnston 6375 South Bannock Highway 208-233-6671
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Danny R. Wells 1730 West Quinn #423 ...Read on...

Posted on: September 4, 2015

Pocatello Zoo Welcomes New Turkey Vultures, Debuts New Exhibit

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The Pocatello Zoo is now officially home to two new turkey vultures that will be spending their days in a brand new exhibit thanks to a grant from the Ifft Foundation.

Both Horus and Beaky Buzzard have come a long way on their journey to Pocatello. Ho...Read on...

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Posted on: September 4, 2015

Street Department Fog Sealing Project Continues

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will be sweeping and fog sealing the following streets on Tuesday, September 8, 2015:

Tuesday, September 8:

Birdie Thompson Dr. All
Huntington Dr. F...Read on...

Posted on: September 4, 2015

Pocatello Police partners with ITD and the Idaho Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

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Thanks to a grant from the Idaho Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Idaho Transportation Department Office of Highway Safety plus the diligence of the Pocatello Police Department children will be safer when they travel.

The roughly ...Read on...

Posted on: September 4, 2015

Site Readiness Evaluation Commissioned for Pocatello Regional Airport Business Park

Pocatello

What will it take to get the wheels of commerce turning at the Pocatello Regional Airport Business Park? That’s the question being asked and soon to be answered by a new site readiness evaluation commissioned by Idaho Power Company, Bannock Development Co...Read on...

Posted on: September 3, 2015

Department of Environmental Quality Burn Ban Lifted in Pocatello

PFD

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has lifted the advisory prohibiting all open burning in our area. According to DEQ, the air quality has improved thus allowing their burn ban to be lifted.

As a reminder, the City of Pocatello still has a b...Read on...

Posted on: September 3, 2015

Concerned Cat Owners Urged to Contact Animal Services with if Animal is Exhibiting Symptoms

Pocatello

Due to the recent outbreak of an upper respiratory infection at the Pocatello Animal Services shelter, officials are reiterating that owners of recently (mid-July through August) adopted cats from the Pocatello Animal Shelter contact Animal Services if th...Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2015

Police Department Makes Changes to Fingerprinting Hours

Pocatello

The Pocatello Police Department Support Services Division is making a change to the hours fingerprinting services are offered to citizens.

The new hours will be Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The new hours will go into effect Tuesday, S...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2015

Virus Outbreak Forces Animal Services to Cull Shelter Cat Population

Pocatello

In order to stop the spread of an upper respiratory infection outbreak in the Pocatello Animal Services shelter, officials have chosen to cull the population of cats at the shelter.

In August, officials started to notice a number of cats at the shelt...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2015

Calling City Hall to Feature Update on South Valley Road

Pocatello

Construction is continuing on South Valley Road and City Engineer Deirdre Castillo will be providing an update on the effort on this month’s episode of “Calling City Hall.”

Castillo will join Mayor Brian Blad and Councilman Craig Cooper on the show at ...Read on...

Posted on: August 31, 2015

City of Pocatello Sanitation Collection to Operate as Normal on Labor Day

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will be operating as normal on Labor Day, September 7, 2015.

Residents who are scheduled for a Monday pickup of garbage and recycling should still place their autocarts out as scheduled. ...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2015

New Adult Literacy Program Begins at Marshall Public Library

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Pocatello’s Marshall Public Library is partnering with volunteer instructor Pamela Knight to launch a new adult literacy program.

About 11% of adults in Idaho lack the literacy skills to read a bedtime story to their children, the instructions on a me...Read on...

Posted on: August 21, 2015

City of Pocatello to Partner with Junior Jazz Basketball

Pocatello

The National Basketball Association’s longest running youth basketball program will be partnering with the City of Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department for the 2015-2016 season.

At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting, the council voted in fa...Read on...

Posted on: August 21, 2015

New Educational Trail Approved at Raymond Park

Pocatello

Fun and learning will soon collide at Raymond Park in Pocatello.

At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting, the council approved a proposal by Portneuf Rotary Club to install a “Born Learning Trail” at the park. The path supports learning by featur...Read on...

Posted on: August 20, 2015

Burn Ban in Pocatello Effective August 20, 2015

PFD

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued an advisory prohibiting all open burning in our area due to the diminished air quality.

According to DEQ, the air quality is in the moderate to unhealthy categories in many parts of the state. T...Read on...

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Posted on: August 20, 2015

Portion of Johnny Creek Road to Close for Water Line Construction

Pocatello

Due to water line construction on a narrow stretch of road, crew efficiency, and safety reasons, the City of Pocatello Water Department will close a section of Johnny Creek Rd. It will be closed to all through traffic from Juniper Drive to Sunset Road dur...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2015

Street Operations Dept. Set to Begin Paving Johnny Creek Road August 24

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will be paving Johnny Creek Road in conjunction with the Water Department transmission line project.

Work will take place Monday, August, 24 and Tuesday, August 25, 2015 approximately between 7:00 am ...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2015

Fall Dance & Gymnastic Classes Offered

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello’s Community Recreation Center is now registering youth for the Fall Dance and Gymnastics program.

A wide variety of dance classes are being offered Monday through Thursday both in the morning and evening. Classes start the first ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2015

Community Recreation Center Offers Fall Swim Lessons

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello’s Community Recreation Center will open registration for its fall swim lesson program Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 6:00 a.m.

Classes are September 14 – October 8 or October 12 – November 5. Classes are held Monday/Wednesday or ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2015

Pocatello Fire Department, Bannock County Ambulance District Recognized for Outstanding Cardiac Care

PFD

The Pocatello Fire Department and the Bannock County Ambulance District are now in elite company when it comes to cardiac care.

Recently, the department was recognized by the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program. The program was creat...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2015

Free Computer Classes Offered at Library: Library also launches Book a Techie program

MPL

Pocatello’s Marshall Public Library has now opened registration for a series of classes for the beginning Internet user and has also started an innovative Book a Techie program. Both the computer classes and Book a Techie are geared towards adults over 50...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2015

City of Pocatello and Army Corps. of Engineers® partner on Portneuf River Vision Study

Vision Study

Where are we now and where do we want to be? Those are the questions the City of Pocatello and Army Corps. of Engineers® are asking when it comes to the Portneuf River.

Recently, the two groups joined forces and have laid the groundwork for the Portne...Read on...

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By clicking “Log In” on the MyDashboard bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see...Read on...