Posted on: June 23, 2017

Manhole Repair Scheduled for South 5th Avenue

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Monday, June 26 the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control Department is scheduled to begin repair on manholes along South 5th Avenue from Piedmont Road to the Idaho State Police offices.

Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane through the constr...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

Portion of Johnny Creek Road to be Closed During Water System Improvements

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A stretch of Johnny Creek Road will be closed next week because of water system improvements. 

Starting Monday, the portion between Juniper Drive and Wildflower Drive will be closed to all through traffic from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motorists are asked ...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Registration Open for Zoo Idaho Summer Camps

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If your child is looking for something do to this summer, Zoo Idaho has the answer.

This summer, the zoo will be hosting a series of half-day and full-day camps for children ages 5-13. The camps will include games, crafts, presentations, stories and more, ...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Splash Dances Return June 22

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A summer staple at the Ross Park Aquatic Complex makes its return Thursday.

At 8 p.m., the facility will kick off the first Splash Dance of the 2017 season. The dances are meant for those ages 12 through 17 and feature a D.J., swimming, dancing, and more. ...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

City of Pocatello to Host Town Halls on August Total Eclipse

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The eclipse on August 21 may be to the north of Pocatello, but that doesn’t mean the Gate City won’t feel it’s impact. 

Over the course of the summer, the City of Pocatello will be hosting a series of town hall meetin...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

East Idaho Author to take Residents on “A Journey to the Source of the Ganges River”

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A local author is set to take residents on a figurative trip up one of the world’s most famed rivers.

Monday, June 19 at 7 p.m., the Marshall Public Library will host Dr. Debu Majumdar who will be presenting “A Journey to the Source of ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Zoo Idaho Welcomes New Badger

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There is a new addition at Zoo Idaho.

Friday marked the official exhibit debut of a Mr. Budger Tod, a three-month-old badger. Tod, originally from the Rockland area, was brought to the zoo after a female badger was struck with a tractor. A few days later, ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

“Cool Rain” Returns to Pocatello Parks

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One of the Pocatello Fire and Police Departments’ most popular summertime events will be returning later this month.

Starting June 22 at noon, firefighters and officers will join forces to bring “cool rain” to Alameda Park. During the event, firefighters s...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

PPD Looking to Catch Children in the Act of Doing Good

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Officers with the Pocatello Police Department are looking to catch local children red-handed doing good things for the community.

As part of the department’s participation in the “Play Unplugged” program, officers will be hand...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Ross Park Aquatic Complex Invites Residents to Walk the Lazy River

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For years, the Lazy River has been the spot for rest and relaxation at the Ross Park Aquatic Complex. Now, it’s helping residents work up a sweat.

Earlier this month, the City opened the feature for hour-long resistance walking sessions. Walkers ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

“Adopt a Shelter Cat” Month Underway at Pocatello Animal Shelter

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If you are looking to bring a furry feline friend into your home, doing so in the month of June will be the easiest on your wallet.

During “Adopt a Shelter Cat” month, the Pocatello Animal Shelter is offering prospective pet parents the...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

June to be Proclaimed “General Aviation Appreciation Month”

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Those who take to the skies in Pocatello will be honored at this week’s Pocatello City Council meeting.

At Thursday’s meeting, Mayor Brian Blad will proclaim June 2017 to be “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” The...

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Posted on: June 9, 2017

CDBG Program Wraps up PY2016, Seeks Comment on Annual Report

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Program Year 2016 is in the books for the City of Pocatello Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

Through the approximately $375,000 in funding provided by the federal government and administered by the City of Pocatello Neighborhood and Commun...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Pocatello Community Media Begins Operating Educational Access Channel 60

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Another channel is officially joining the Pocatello Community Media family.

On Friday June 9, at 8 a.m., the City’s Video Services Department, also known as Pocatello Community Media, will begin airing programming on Educational Access Channel 60...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Portion of Johnny Creek Road to be Closed During Water System Improvements

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A stretch of Johnny Creek Road will be closed next week because of water system improvements.

Starting Monday, June 12, the portion between Sunset Road and Juniper Drive will be closed to all through traffic from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motorists are asked to use...

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

Junior Jazz Players Invited to Meet Jazz Legend Bryon Russell

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One of the most popular players in Utah Jazz history will be meeting with Pocatello’s Junior Jazz players.

Monday, June 12 at 5 p.m., Bryon Russell will stop by the gym at Franklin Middle School, 2271 East Terry Street. At the meet and greet, pla...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Manhole Repair Scheduled for South 5th Avenue

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Tuesday, the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control Department is scheduled to begin repair on manholes along South 5th Avenue from near the Idaho State Police offices to West Katsilometes Road.

Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane through the...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Passenger Count Climbs by Double-Digits for 15 Months at Pocatello Regional Airport

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For over a year, Pocatello Regional Airport has been on a roll when it comes to passengers numbers.

According to the latest round of figures compiled by staff, May saw 6,888 travelers take flight, up 18 percent from the 5,851 passengers in May 2016. The fi...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Public Input Sought on Final Six Flags

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After more than 700 designs submitted, and over 1,000 comments received, the search for Pocatello’s new flag is down to 6.

Recently, the City of Pocatello Flag Design Ad-Hoc Committee approved the final six flags that are now being presented to t...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Neighborhood and Community Services Div. Debuts Housing Rehabilitation Grants

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Pocatellans who need a little financial help to make repairs around their homes have a new avenue of getting some assistance.

Recently, the City of Pocatello Neighborhood and Community Services Division received the go-ahead from the City Council to establ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

PRT Makes Changes to D Route, Adds Stop at Lower Ross Park

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Getting to some of Pocatello’s most popular summer attractions is about to get a little easier.

Starting June 5, Pocatello Regional Transit (PRT) will add a stop at Lower Ross Park to the service’s D Route. The new destination will give...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Registration Open for Free Babysitting Clinic at Marshall Public Library

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

Saturday, June 10 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-olds ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Newest City of Pocatello Department Directors to Visit “Calling City Hall”

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The newest leaders of two City of Pocatello departments are going to be featured on June’s episode of “Calling City Hall.”

Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m., Mayor Brian Blad and Councilman Roger Bray will be joined by Planning and...

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

June to be Proclaimed “Adopt a Shelter Cat” Month

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Thursday, Mayor Brian Blad will proclaim June as an excellent time to add a feline furry friend to your family.

The decree will establish June 2017 as “Adopt a Shelter Cat” month in Pocatello. The proclamation is set to be read by Counc...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Fire Hydrant Flushing Begins Tuesday, May 30

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Pocatello residents will soon see fire hydrants in action.

Beginning Tuesday, May 30, the City of Pocatello Water Department will be conducting their annual system flushing program, and the work may take several weeks to complete.

The flushing program is ve...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Ross Park Aquatic Complex Opens Saturday, May 27

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Memorial Day weekend brings the start of summertime fun for those who love to swim.

The City of Pocatello Ross Park Aquatic Complex opens for the 2017 season Saturday, May 27 at 12 noon. The facility will be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the holiday ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Pocatello Community Media to Stream High School Graduations Live on YouTube

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Individuals who can’t attend local high school graduations can still see the ceremonies live on YouTube.

Continuing their tradition of recording and broadcasting high school graduations, the City of Pocatello’s Video Services Department, also known as Poca...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Gygli Named Planning & Development Services Director

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The City of Pocatello has a new Planning & Development Services Director today.

At last night’s City Council meeting, the Council members confirmed Mayor Brian Blad’s appointment of Melanie Gygli to the position. Gygli will step immediately into the ro...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

May 24 to be Proclaimed Mental Health Awareness Day in Pocatello

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Pocatello is joining other members of the Cities Thrive Coalition in recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month.

At Thursday’s City Council meeting, Mayor Brian Blad will proclaim May 24 to be Mental Health Awareness Day in Pocatello, and the decree will be...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Zoo Idaho Zoological Society Hosting Family Fun Breakfast Event: A Morning with Marmie

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Zoo Idaho Zoological Society is hosting the first-ever family fun event, A Morning with Marmie, May 20 at Zoo Idaho from 8:30-10am. This event includes breakfast in the zoo, animal education opportunities and fun for the whole family.

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Marshall Public Library Adds Family History Kits to Collection

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If you’re looking to dive into your family’s past, the Marshall Public Library has a new tool to help.

Recently, the library added two Family History Kits to its collection. The assortment of tools includes games, writing prompts for memories, templates fo...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

$50,000 Grant Funds Seatbelt Education and Enforcement

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The Pocatello Police Department is asking residents to do one, simple action that could save their lives in a motor vehicle accident. Buckle up!

With a $50,000 grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the department will be conducting...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Brooklyn’s Playground to Close for Maintenance May 11

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Thursday there will be a little spring cleaning going on at Brooklyn’s Playground.

Starting at 1 p.m., members of Leadership Pocatello and Brooklyn’s Buddies will be repainting the entrance leading to the playground, repainting areas in...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Lewis Street Bridge Replacement Begins

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After the discovery of a fiber optic cable set the project back, the effort to replace the Lewis Street Bridge will get underway today.

 

During construction, the bridge will be closed and vehicle and pedestrian traffic detoured to the crossing at ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Zoo Idaho to Host Special Mother’s Day, Endangered Species Day Events

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If you’ve been late planning what to do for mom this Mother’s Day, Zoo Idaho is here to help.

Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14 Zoo Idaho will offer half-price admission to moms when they are accompanied by a paying child. The zoo ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Annual City Auction Slated for May 13

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The City of Pocatello’s annual auction will be held Saturday, May 13.

Bidding is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. at Prime Time Auctions, 3400 South 5th Avenue. Items up for sale include vehicles, office furniture, tools, heavy equipment, and more. The ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

City of Pocatello Releases Service Level, Citizen’s, and Comprehensive Financial Reports

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A look back at the past fiscal year for the City of Pocatello is now available to the public.

Recently, the Finance Department released the Service Level Report as well as the Citizen’s Financial Report and Comprehensive Financial Annual Report (...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Pocatello Animal Services Lowers Age for Volunteers, Debuts Online Volunteer Application

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If you’re looking to get an early start on your volunteer career, now’s your chance.

Monday, Pocatello Animal Services lowered the age for volunteers who are interested in donating their time and effort to the animals at the Pocatello A...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Mansfield Named Public Works Director/City Engineer

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Tomorrow, the City of Pocatello will have a new Public Works Director/City Engineer.

At Thursday’s City Council meeting, the Councilmembers confirmed Mayor Brian Blad’s appointment of Jeffrey Mansfield to the post. Mansfield will step i...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Pocatello Water Department to Host 26th Annual Open House

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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 Drinking Water Week, the department is hosting its 26th Annual Open Hous...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

IDFG, City of Pocatello to Host Public Meeting on Urban Deer Management

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The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) and the City of Pocatello are asking local residents to join them for a discussion on the area’s urban mule deer population.

Wednesday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the IDFG office located at 1345 Barton Roa...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Holt Named Final Mayor for a Day of 2016-17 School Year

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A Grace Lutheran School student will be the last Mayor for a Day of Pocatello for the school year.

Eighth-grader Emmett Holt was selected after the school had an essay contest that asked students write about a person in United States history that they look...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Manhole Repair Scheduled for South 5th Avenue

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Monday, the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control Department has scheduled repairs of a manhole along South 5th Avenue near Cliffs Drive.

Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane through the construction zone. Motorists are advised to expect dela...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Three Proclamations Scheduled for Thursday Pocatello City Council Meeting

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

The decrees issued by Mayor Brian Blad will establish May as Bike to Work and Drug Court months in Pocatello and proclaim May 7 through 13 as Municipal...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Construction Begins on Wetland Exhibit at Zoo Idaho

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Changes are in motion at Zoo Idaho.

Recently, zoo staff began preparations for construction of a new wetland exhibit. The new exhibit will be situated where the bison, elk, and pronghorn exhibit was. It will feature 3.5 acres of open water that will transi...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Marshall Public Library to Host Free Screenings of “Daniel Tiger” Special

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A special featuring one of PBS Kids’ most beloved characters will be on the big screen at the Marshall Public Library.  

Saturday, May 6 at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. the library will host free screenings of Tiger Family Trip, a special from ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

“Calling City Hall” to Talk “Junk the Juniper,” Golf Season

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How the Pocatello Fire Department can help you rid your property of a fire hazard will be one of the topics for next month’s episode of “Calling City Hall.”

Mayor Brian Blad and Councilman Jim Johnston will be joined by Pocate...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

PPD Statement on Misidentified Suspect

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Earlier today, the Pocatello Police Department was notified of a possible fraudulent use of a transaction card that took place April 7.

During the course of the investigation, officers were provided a surveillance photo by the bank of a person of interest....

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Pocatello Joins Cities Thrive Coalition

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Pocatello is leading the charge among Idaho cities when it comes to addressing mental health in Idaho.

Recently, Mayor Brian Blad pledged the City of Pocatello’s support for Cities Thrive. The nationwide coalition seeks to bring together leaders ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Pocatello Parks and Rec. Dept., Bannock Baseball to Host Pitch Hit & Run Competition

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Local youth baseball and softball players, it’s time to prove your skills on the diamond.

Saturday, April 29 at 10 a.m. at the NOP Baseball Complex, the City of Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department along with Bannock Baseball will host the S...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Testing Finds Non-Hazardous Material at Kraft Road Dewatering Site

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Testing of material at the City of Pocatello’s Kraft Road dewatering site has determined the material to be non-hazardous in nature.

In a letter to the City of Pocatello from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) the agency stated “the DEQ ha...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Zoo-4-Tots Schedule Set at Zoo Idaho

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If the preschooler in your life has a case of spring fever, Zoo Idaho has the cure.

Starting May 4 and running every Thursday during the month, the zoo will be hosting Zoo-4-Tots. The weekly themed program for preschoolers (ages two through five) features ...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Historic Preservation Comm., ISU History Dept. to Host “Adventures in Idaho” Symposium

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Some of the Gem State’s most famous exploits will be the topic of discussion thanks to the Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission and the Idaho State University Department of History.

Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the groups will ...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Manhole Repair Scheduled for South 5th Avenue

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Monday, the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control Department has scheduled repairs of a manhole along South 5th Avenue near Cliffs Drive.

Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane through the construction zone. The work is scheduled to wrap up Tue...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Council Approves Agreement with Bannock County Historical Society for Operation of Ft. Hall Replica

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Soon the Fort Hall Replica, Bannock County Historical Museum, and Pocatello Junction will be under the same umbrella.  

At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting, councilmembers voted to approve a memorandum of agreement between the C...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

April 28 to be Proclaimed Arbor Day in Pocatello

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Pocatello will join the rest of the nation in celebrating the importance of trees to our community.

At Thursday’s City Council meeting, Mayor Brian Blad will proclaim April 28 to be Arbor Day in Pocatello. The decree will be read by Councilman Ga...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Pocatello Street Operations Dept. Announces 2017 Pavement Management Plan

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Which Pocatello roads are scheduled to get a new look has been released.

 

Recently, the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department released its proposed Yearly Paving Plan for 2017. The schedule details which roads in the Gate City should be c...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Sisters to Serve as Next Mayors for a Day

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A pair of sisters will be at the helm of the City of Pocatello next week.

On April 25, siblings Amaia and Mila Gabiola will serve as the City’s latest Mayors for a Day. Amaia is an eighth grader while Mila is a fifth grader at Holy Spirit Catholi...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Sewer Jetting Begins This Week

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Crews with the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control Department are starting the annual cleaning of the city’s sanitary sewer lines.

Jetting the mainlines is the primary preventive maintenance procedure on the pipe network. To jet a line, cre...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

Registration Continues for “Run with the Big Dogs,” Animal Shelter to Close Day of Event

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If you were looking to take part in East Idaho’s furriest 5K on the cheap, you’ve still got a chance.

Right now, discounted registration is underway for the 20th Annual Run with the Big Dogs that will take place April 22. Adult registra...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Marshall Public Library to Celebrate National Library Week

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 A nearly sixty-year tradition at the Marshall Public Library gets underway starting next week.

Starting Monday, April 10 and running through Saturday, April 15 the library will kick off National Library Week 2017. This year sees the library conti...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

PHS, HHS Classes of 1971 to Present Granite Bench to City of Pocatello

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Former students of two Pocatello high schools are giving back to the community.

Alumni from the Pocatello and Highland High School Classes of 1971 banded together to purchase a granite bench for the City of Pocatello. The idea for the bench began during th...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Zoo Idaho Sounds Call for Volunteers

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Zoo Idaho is looking for a little help from the area’s animal lovers.

Currently, the zoo is recruiting volunteers for its Docent (ages 18+) and Youth (ages 14 to 17) Volunteer Programs. Zoo Idaho staff will be hosting a pair of information sessio...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Five Proclamations to be Issued at Pocatello City Council Meeting

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Five proclamations are set to be issued by Mayor Brian Blad at Thursday’s meeting of the Pocatello City Council.

The first proclaims April 15 to be Portneuf Valley Community Environmental Fair Day, imploring “residents, businesses, and ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Mayor Blad Requests USDA Cease Storing, Manufacturing Cyanide Bombs in Pocatello

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Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad is requesting that the United States Department of Agriculture “cease the storage and manufacturing of M-44 ‘cyanide bombs’ in the city of Pocatello.”

In a letter sent to Acting Secretary o...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

“Path to Wellness” to be Featured on “Calling City Hall”

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Residents are invited to take a stroll through the “Path to Wellness” on this month’s episode of “Calling City Hall.”

Mayor Brian Blad and Councilwoman Heidi Adamson will be joined by City of Pocatello Park...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

Manual Meter Reading Returns Following Winter Hiatus

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

From December through February, the Utility Billing Department estimates water consumption rather than physically reading meters for...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

Pocatello Fire Dept. Offers Incentive to “Junk the Juniper”

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Wildfire season is right around the corner and the Pocatello Fire Department is offering residents a bit of help to make their homes more resistant to one of nature’s most destructive forces.

This spring, the Fire Department is debuting its &...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

Street Operations Department to Make Switch to Summer Work Hours

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Starting Monday, April 3, 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 s...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Animal Services Offering Reduced Pricing for Cat Microchipping Service

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If you need to microchip your cat, it’ll be easier on your wallet if you get it taken care of in the next two months.

During April and May, microchipping a cat will cost $15. Normally, the cost is $21.20 The reduced cost microchipping drive is pa...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

“Pocatello to Africa” 5K Fun Run/Walk to Raise Funds for African Sister City

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The City of Pocatello African Sister Cities Subcommittee is asking you to put foot to pavement for friends half a world away.

Saturday, April 29 at 9 a.m., the subcommittee will be hosting the fifth edition of the “Pocatello to Africa” ...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Zoo Idaho Opens for 2017 Season Saturday

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This weekend, the gates of Zoo Idaho will be officially open for the 2017 season.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, the zoo will open to the public. 2017 marks the public debut of five animals at the zoo, including Hamlet, a pronghorn; Gigi, a mule deer; and Big Bob, a...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Pocatello Ranks 3rd in Nation for Construction Job Growth

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New numbers are building a strong picture of the Gate City’s construction industry.

In a new analysis of federal employment data from the Associated General Contractors of America, the Pocatello metro area checks in at third in the nation for the...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

“Coffee with the Mayor” Slated for March 30

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Residents will have their chance to bend the ear of Mayor Brian Blad over their breakfast beverage of choice a little later this month.

Thursday, March 30 at 9:30 a.m., Quail Ridge, 797 Hospital Way, will host a “Coffee with the Mayor.”...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

Cemetery Cleanup Begins April 3

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

Beginning April 3, crews will begin the process of removing and discarding decorations and flower placements that have been left on graves at Restl...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

City of Pocatello to Host Youth in Government Day

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Nineteen Pocatello/Chubbuck Mayors’ Youth Advisory Council members are set to get an insider’s perspective on how the City of Pocatello operates.

Thursday, March 30 the City will host members of the Youth Advisory Council for Youth in G...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

Water Main Replacement Begins Monday for Myrtle Street, Balsam Street Area

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Starting next week, crews with the City of Pocatello Water Department will begin replacing the water main and other fixtures in the Myrtle and Balsam Streets area.

Work is scheduled to begin Monday, March 27 and crews will be installing a new water main li...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Otvos Selected for Mayor for a Day Post

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An essay is being credited for the selection of Emma Otvos as Pocatello’s newest Mayor for a Day.

A ninth-grader at Calvary Chapel Christian School, Otvos’ essay titled “A Spark to Light the Flame” encourages student...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Pocatello Police Chief Names Cpl. Kirk Howe Community Relations Officer

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A 28-year veteran of law enforcement will be the Pocatello Police Department’s Community Relations Officer.

Recently, Chief Scott Marchand named Corporal Kirk Howe to the post. The position serves as a liaison to different groups in the Pocatello...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Registration Open for 20th Annual “Run with the Big Dogs”

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After two decades, thousands of feet, and even more paws, the 20th Annual Run with the Big Dogs returns April 22.

The yearly event from The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter features a 2K walk, 5K walk, and 5K run with proceeds supporting the many ad...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Signal Pole Repairs Scheduled for Sunday at Yellowstone/Pocatello Ave. and Oak St.

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A portion of Yellowstone/Pocatello Avenue will be closed Sunday while temporary repairs are made to a traffic signal pole.

From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 19, northbound lanes of Yellowstone/Pocatello Avenue will be closed and westbound traffic on East...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center Closes Rental Operations for Season

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If you’re planning to make a final trip to the East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center for the season, you’ll need to bring your own gear.

Starting today, the center will no longer be staffing the ticket office for rental equipment and daily...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Nicks Confirmed for Animal Services Director Post

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This spring, there will be a new head of the City of Pocatello Animal Services Department.

At Thursday’s City Council meeting, the council voted to confirm Rhett Nicks as Animal Services Director. Prior to accepting the position in Pocatello, Nic...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Pocatello Regional Airport Celebrates One Year of Third Flight, Passenger #s up 45%

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The return of the third-daily flight to Pocatello Regional Airport officially turned a year-old March 2 and with its help, the airport is showing another batch of banner passenger numbers for the transportation hub.  

For the 12-months stretching ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Pocatello Fire to Conduct Burn and Learn Exercise

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Thursday, 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 540 East Poplar Street. Crews will b...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Parks and Rec., Community Groups Invite Residents to take Free “Path to Wellness”

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department, Portneuf Health Trust, and the Portneuf Greenway Foundation are joining forces to help residents blaze a new trail for themselves.

This spring and summer, community members are invited to take part in ...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Bannock Baseball, Girls Volleyball Registration Extended to March 10

Pocatello Parks and Recreation

If you missed signing up your child for Bannock Baseball or Girls Volleyball offered through the City of Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department, you’ve now got a second chance.

The department has extended its registration period for the two ac...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Water Department Crews Begin Summer Work Schedule Next Week

Pocatello Water Department

The City of Pocatello Water Department will start utilizing their summer work schedule Monday, March 13.

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 234-6181...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Pocatello’s “Compost Happens” Yard Waste Program Accepting More Participants

Pocatello

Compost is apparently happening a lot in Pocatello.

So much so, the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department will be expanding its “Compost Happens” yard waste collection program. Last year the program expanded to 700 participants. Now, ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Don’t Let “Grandparent Scam” Con You

Pocatello Police Department

The Pocatello Police Department is warning seniors to beware of so-called "grandparent scams," in which fraudsters are impersonating a grandchild in distress -- and begging for cash. According to Dianne Brush of Community Services, “Th...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Environmental Fair, Potholes to be Topics for March “Calling City Hall”

Pocatello

One of Pocatello’s greenest events is on the agenda for the March episode of “Calling City Hall.”

Mayor Brian Blad and Councilman Jim Johnston will be joined by Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair Organizing Committee member De...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Enrollment Open for “Citizen Police Academy”

Pocatello Police Department

If you’ve ever wondered what a day in the life of a police officer is like, now is your chance find out.  

Currently, the Pocatello Police Department is taking applications for its Citizen Police Academy. The seven-week course will teach...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

Two Proclamations to be Read at Thursday City Council Meeting

Pocatello

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

The first read by Councilman Jim Johnston will establish the month of March 2017 to be National Nutrition Month® and encourages...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Residents Invited to Take Part in Free Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center Trial

Pocatello

If you’ve ever wanted to embrace your creative side or tackle that project you’ve been putting off, the Marshall Public Library may be able to help.

Starting March 1, the library will take part in a 30-day trial of EBSCO Hobbies and Cra...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Flag Designs to be Displayed, Public Comment Sought

Pocatello

The public will soon get their chance to take a look at the more than 700 flags submitted for the City of Pocatello’s Flag Design Contest.

Starting February 28 at 11 a.m. on the second floor of the Marshall Public Library, residents and visitors ...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Marshall Public Library Catches Tournament Fever

Marshall Public Library

With some of the best basketball of the year set to take place in the coming weeks, the Marshall Public Library is hosting it’s own tournament with the library’s top books.

Starting February 24, the library will be hosting a tournament ...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Marshall Public Library to Host “Idaho Day” Book Discussion

Marshall Public Library

The Marshall Public Library is set to take part in the celebration of all things Gem State.

As part of the statewide commemoration of Idaho Day, Saturday, March 4 at 3 p.m., the library will host a special discussion of the book “The Enders Hotel...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

Street Operations Department Asks Residents to Report Potholes

Pocatello

With the worst of the winter weather hopefully behind us, the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department is in the process of cleaning up after Mother Nature.

“Anytime you have the severe weather we’ve experienced, potholes are goin...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Run with the Big Dogs Moves to April, Sponsors Wanted

Pocatello

Pocatello’s furriest 5K has a new date for 2017.

The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter’s 20th Annual Run with the Big Dogs will be held April 22 this year. Previously, the event had been held in the fall, and close to the date of ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

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 20, 2017.

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

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Lewis Street Bridge Replacement Project Delayed

Lewis St. Pocatello

UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the start of the Lewis Street Bridge Replacement Project has been delayed by three to four weeks.

PREVIOUS RELEASE: A bridge that’s been in service for nearly 70 years is set to be replaced.

Starting Februa...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Flores Slated to be Next Mayor for a Day

Pocatello

Eighth-grader Alliiah Flores will be Pocatello’s next Mayor for a Day.

A student at Pocatello Community Charter School, Flores will take the helm for the City Tuesday, February 14. She was nominated by staff at the school for her ambition and the...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

MPL to Host Special Valentine’s Day “Music in the Library”

Marshall Public Library

A look at love through laughter and lyrics is coming to the Marshall Public Library.

On February 14 at 7:30 p.m., the library will play host to folk musicians Sharon and Bill Rossiter and their program, “The Bramble and the Rose.” The c...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Submissions Wanted for 17th Annual Poetry Wall

Marshall Public Library

The Marshall Public Library is looking to showcase our area’s poets.

For the month of April, the library will be celebrating National Poetry month and part of the festivities will be the 17th Annual Poetry Wall. The wall was started by Librarian ...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Flag Committee Update Slated for “Calling City Hall”

Pocatello

What’s next for the effort to raise a new, official flag for Pocatello will be featured on the February episode of “Calling City Hall.”

Mayor Brian Blad and Council President Steven Brown will be joined by Flag Design Ad-Hoc C...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Pocatello Braces for Possible Rain on Snow Event

Pocatello

Rain and temperatures in the 40s are in the forecast and the City of Pocatello is preparing for possible flooding.

The National Weather Service is forecasting rain to begin around noon Thursday with chances of rain continuing into next week. During that ti...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

PFD Reminds Residents to Keep Kids off the Ice on the Portneuf River

Pocatello Fire Department

With the cold weather in full swing, the Pocatello Fire Department would like to remind citizens that the ice on the Portneuf River is not safe for kids to play on.  

“Generally, ice that forms on moving water, such as rivers, streams, a...

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

Breakout EDU Games to Debut at Marshall Public Library

Marshall Public Library

A smaller version of the increasingly popular “escape room” games are coming to the Marshall Public Library.

Friday, February 3 from 4 to 5 p.m., elementary and middle school students are invited to try their hand at “Back to ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

Scam Alert - Two Scams Plaguing Area

Pocatello Police Dept.

People should be suspicious of the following two scam calls that are plaguing our area.

Be wary of a call from someone posing as a federal grant writer, who claims you are eligible for a $100,000 grant or, any dollar amount.  The caller instructs ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Hon. Carnaroli Presented with Human and Civil Rights Award

Pocatello

A local judge has been honored by the City of Pocatello Human Relations Advisory Committee.

At Portneuf Valley Interfaith Fellowship’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, the group presented Magistrate Judge Rick Carnaroli with its Human and Civil Righ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Street Operations Department to Haul Snow in Portions of City

Pocatello

This week, the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will again be burning the midnight oil.

From Wednesday (1/25/17) at 8 p.m.to Thursday (1/26/17) at 8 a.m., Thursday (1/26/17) at 8 p.m. to Friday (1/27/17) at 8 a.m., and Friday (1/27/17) at 8 p...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

City of Pocatello to Close Tuesday, January 24

Pocatello

Due to the current weather conditions, Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad has authorized the City of Pocatello to close today, January 24. All non-essential personnel are asked to return to work tomorrow, January 25 for their regular shifts.

Sanitation service wil...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

Residents Reminded to Clear Fire Hydrants of Snow

Pocatello Fire Department

With increasing snow accumulation, the Pocatello Fire Department is reminding residents of the importance of maintaining access and keeping snow away from fire hydrants.

“If you can’t see it, neither can we.  Any delay in locating and accessing a ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Water Pollution Control Dept. to Test Sewer Lines January 18

Pocatello

Crews with the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control Department will be performing tests on sewer lines in the 6500 through 6700 blocks of South 5th Avenue Wednesday, January 18. Testing is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. and wrap up later that day. Whil...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Flag Committee Recruits Experts for Narrowing Down Process

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello’s Flag Design Ad-Hoc Committee will be getting a bit of expert help.

Saturday, January 21 at 9 a.m. at Pocatello City Hall, will see the committee bring together experts on design, art, advertising, and history from around the nation ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Pocatello High Student to be First Mayor for a Day in 2017

Pocatello

The first Mayor for a Day in 2017 will be coming from Pocatello’s first high school.

January 20, Pocatello High School junior Kate Jackman will be the City’s Chief Executive. Active in school politics, she serves her fellow students as the class vice presi...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Pocatello Police to Host Coffee with a Cop

Pocatello Police Department

On Thursday, January 19, officers from the Pocatello Police Department and community members will come together in an informal setting to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All community members are invited to attend Coffee w...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Street Operations Department to Haul Snow in Portions of City

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This weekend, the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will be burning the midnight oil.

From Saturday at midnight to 8 a.m. and Sunday at midnight to 8 a.m., the department will be picking up and hauling away snow in portions of town. Saturday, ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

City of Pocatello Statement on Passing of Former Mayor Greg Anderson

Former Pocatello Mayor Greg Anderson

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Pocatello’s former Mayor Greg Anderson. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Cheryl, as well as his family during this difficult time.

A true gentleman, Mayor Anderson will be remembered for his kind, warm,...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission to Host Presentation on Bear River Massacre

Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission

In January, the Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission will be offering a look into a dark moment in East Idaho’s history.

Tuesday, January 17 at 6 p.m. in the Pocatello City Council Chambers, Darren Parry, Vice Chairman of the Northwestern Band of the...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Record Breaking Passenger Numbers in 2016 for Pocatello Regional Airport

Pocatello Regional Airport

When Pocatello Regional Airport Manager David Allen held a ribbon-cutting to inaugurate the return of the third-daily flight in March 2016, he was hopeful for its success. He didn’t expect it to be record breaking.

The year-end numbers compiled b...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

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 16, 2017.

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

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

“The Nerds” Reboots as Coding Club

Marshall Public Library

If you’ve ever wanted to learn the language of computers, now’s your chance.

On Tuesday January 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Marshall Public Library, the Coding Club will meet for the first time in 2017. Formerly known as “The Nerds,” the all-ages group explore...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

City Prepares for Rain on Snow Event

Pocatello

With rain and warmer temperatures in the forecast, the City of Pocatello is taking steps to prepare for possible flooding.

Currently, the National Weather Service is forecasting rain to begin around noon Sunday and continuing into the evening Monday. Durin...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

First “Coffee with the Mayor” of 2017 Scheduled for Jan. 13

Pocatello

“Coffee with the Mayor” will get its start in 2017 with those who’ve sacrificed so much for our nation.

On Friday, January 13 at 9:30 a.m. at the Idaho State Veterans Home, Mayor Brian Blad will chat with the men and women who served while enjoying a break...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Zoo Idaho Officially Welcomes Pronghorn, Mule Deer

Zoo Idaho

There are two new additions roaming the grounds at Zoo Idaho.

This week marked the formal debut of two fawns, Hamlet, a pronghorn, and Gigi, a mule deer. Hamlet arrived at the zoo in late May of 2016 and Gigi landed less than a week later after a stay with...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

City of Pocatello to Close at 3 p.m. Today

Pocatello

Due to the current weather conditions, Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad has authorized the City of Pocatello to close at 3 p.m. today, January 4. All non-essential personnel will be sent home but will return to work tomorrow, January 5 for their regular shifts....

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Pocatello Animal Shelter Starts Pet Reading Program

Pocatello Animal Services Pet Reading Program

Starting in January, it’ll be story time at the Pocatello Animal Shelter.

Shelter staff are formally inviting children to read to the dogs who are temporarily staying at the facility January 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The program aims to help shy and ...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

State of the City Scheduled for January 5

Pocatello

A look back at 2016 is on the agenda for Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting.

The annual State of the City address will be given January 5 during the first regularly scheduled council meeting of the year. The video address highlights of the various C...

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

Water Dept. Offers Tips to Prevent Water Lines from Freezing

Pocatello Water

With the mercury forecasted to dip into subzero territory in the coming days, the City of Pocatello Water Department is reminding residents of the ways that they can prevent lines in their homes and on their property from freezing up.

“The first step in th...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

Garbage Collection Delayed Due to Christmas, New Year’s Day Holidays

Pocatello

Due to the observance of Christmas on Monday, garbage collection will be delayed by one day this week.

Residents are asked to place their garbage and recycling autocarts out a day later than their normally scheduled pickup day. For example, residents with ...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

Pocatello Police Warn Local Businesses about Fake Bills

Pocatello Police

The Pocatello Police Department is warning local businesses about recent attempts to pass movie prop money during transactions.

According to officers, over the last several months there have been attempts to use the fake bills to make purchases at business...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

Pocatello Animal Services Offers Discounted Adoptions for Holidays

Pocatello Animal Services

If you’re thinking of welcoming a new furry member of the family into your home for the holidays, now’s the time.

Through the month of December, Pocatello Animal Services is offering discounted pricing to adopt a pet from the shelter. Dogs can be adopted f...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

Pocatello Sanitation Department Gears Up for Holidays

Pocatello

UPDATE: Due to the observance of Christmas on Monday, garbage collection will be delayed by one day this week.Residents are asked to place their garbage and recycling autocarts out a day later than their normally scheduled pickup day. For example, residen...

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

Council Approves Resolution to Implement Portneuf River Vision Study

Portneuf River Vision Study

The Pocatello City Council has put its stamp of approval on the Portneuf River Vision Study.

At Thursday’s Council meeting, the council voted to approve a non-binding resolution to implement the “Vision Study’s goals and recommendations, as funding and oth...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

City of Pocatello Employees Donate Over $25,000 to United Way

Pocatello

‘Tis the season of giving and employees of the City of Pocatello reached into their wallets, pulling out more than $25,062.10 for the United Way of Southeastern Idaho.

The gift was collected as part of the group’s annual campaign that began in the fall. Wo...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

City of Pocatello Statement on City Creek Trailhead Property

Pocatello

It has been the City of Pocatello’s understanding that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is the owner of the City Creek Trailhead property. If it is determined that the land is owned by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, we look forward to working with the Sh...

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

“12 Days of Making” Starts Wednesday at Marshall Public Library

Marshall Public Library

Wednesday, the Marshall Public Library will begin its unique take on the “12 Days of Christmas.”

On December 14 at 3:30 p.m., the library will begin the “12 Days of Making.” The family friendly activity will allow attendees the chance to make a different h...

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

Portneuf River Vision Study Seeks Historic Photos

Portneuf River Vision Study

If you’re visiting your loved ones this holiday season, the Portneuf River Vision Study is asking you to take a quick trip down memory lane.  

The City of Pocatello is asking people to go through the visual history of their family and friends and ...

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

Pocatello and World Answers Call for Flag Designs

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Flag Design Ad-Hoc Committee has been asking for your designs for Pocatello’s flag. It’s a call that’s been resoundingly answered from across the globe.

Last Friday marked the end of the submission period and all told, there are 709 o...

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

Pocatello Parks and Recreation’s “Holiday Hoopla” Slated for December 17

Pocatello Holiday Hoopla

The Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department is asking you to come drain a few buckets for the fight against hunger.

Saturday, December 17 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Dick’s Sporting Goods, the department will host its annual “Holiday Hoopla” free throw shoo...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

Marshall Public Library Hosts Miniature Collection

Marshall Public Library

Small is big at the Marshall Public Library in December.

During the month, the library will be hosting a collection of miniatures from exhibit creator Susan Mann. Mann has been building and collecting miniatures as hobby since 1983 and the display consists...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

Street Operations, Police Dept. Remind Residents Not to Place Snow on Roads

Pocatello

With more snow in the forecast, the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department and Pocatello Police Department are reminding businesses and residents of their responsibility to keep sidewalks clear and to not shovel or blow snow into the Gate City’s r...

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Posted on: December 7, 2016

East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center to Open December 9

East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center

The East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center has set its opening date for the 2016-2017 season.

The center is planning to open all trails to the public starting Friday, December 9 with equipment rental operations beginning Saturday, December 10. Equipment rental...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

Yard Waste Collection Grows By Nearly 19%, Leaf Collection Up 27%

Pocatello

Two of the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s ecofriendly programs experienced growth during 2016.

December 2 was the final day for the department’s “Compost Happens” yard waste program and its annual leaf collection effort. 2016 saw the yard waste ...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Tour of Lights Set for Dec. 15 and 16

Pocatello Regional Transit Tour of Lights

If you want to see the area’s best of the best when it comes to holiday décor, you’ll get your chance later this month.

At 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 15 and Friday, December 16, residents are invited to ride with Pocatello Regional Transit (PRT) for thei...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Changes Coming to Pocatello Regional Airport Saturday Schedule

Pocatello Regional Airport

Changes are coming to the Saturday flight schedule at Pocatello Regional Airport.

Starting January 1, SkyWest Airlines, serving as the Delta Connection to Salt Lake City, will offer a single arrival and departure on Saturdays. The new schedule will have no...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Homeless Animals to Find Homes for Holidays thanks to ASPCA, Phil Meador Subaru

Pocatello Animal Shelter

Thanks to a $2,500 grant some of Pocatello’s homeless animals will now be heading to their forever home for the holidays.

Saturday, December 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Phil Meador Subaru, 1437 Yellowstone Avenue, Pocatello Animal Services and the dealers...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Community Recreation Center to Offer Lifeguard Training Course

Pocatello Community Recreation Center

The City of Pocatello’s Community Recreation Center (CRC) will be offering a Lifeguard Training Course beginning Friday, January 20.

Interested participants must complete a pre-course session and water skill testing prior to being accepted into the class. ...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Final Day to Submit Design for Pocatello Flag is Dec. 2

Pocatello Flag

Amateur and professional vexillologists are running out of time to get their design in for consideration as Pocatello’s new flag.

After Friday, December 2, the Flag Design Ad-hoc Committee will no longer be accepting submissions for the City’s redesign eff...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Marshall Public Library to Host Movie Night for Local Youth

Marshall Public Library

One of 2016’s most popular films will be on the not quite big screen at the Marshall Public Library.

Friday, December 2, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., the library will host a screening of Captain America: Civil War for youth in grades 7 through 12. Moviegoers wi...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Winter Pet Care Discussion Set for “Calling City Hall”

Pocatello

With snow on the ground and in the air, how to take care of your four-legged family members will be one of the topics for December’s episode of “Calling City Hall.”

Richard Stewart, Animal Services Director for the City of Pocatello, will be joining Mayor ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Garbage Collection to be Delayed Due to Thanksgiving Holiday

Pocatello

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

Garbage, recycling, yard waste, and leaves will not be picked up Thursday, November ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

Lights Go On for Zoo Idaho’s 3rd Annual “Wild Winter Weekends”

Zoo Idaho

The animals of Zoo Idaho will be helping to spread a little holiday cheer in December. On Saturday, December 3 and Saturday, December 10, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on both days, Zoo Idaho will welcome in the Christmas season with the 3rd Annual “Wild Winter W...

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

The Allstate Foundation Donates $14,000 to the Pocatello Fire Department

Pocatello Fire

In the annual battle against wildfire, the Pocatello Fire Department has a new ally. The Allstate Foundation announced a $14,000 donation to the Pocatello Fire Department as part of its support for wildfire preparedness in eastern Idaho. The department pl...

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

Human Relations Advisory Comm. Seeks Nominees for Human and Civil Rights Award

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The City of Pocatello Human Relations Advisory Committee is asking the public who they think has done the most in advancing human and civil rights in the Gate City over the last year. Right now, the committee is seeking nominations for its Human and Civil...

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

Inspection of Center Street Underpass Scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 10

Pocatello Center Street Underpass

Crews with the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will be inspecting the Center Street Underpass Thursday, November 10. The inspection is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and end around noon. During the review, the underpass will be closed and all...

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

Public Hearing Scheduled for Nov. 17 on Portneuf River Vision Study

Portneuf River Vision Study

With the ink dry on the Portneuf River Vision document, officials are now turning their sights towards implementation. At the November 17 meeting at 6 p.m., the Pocatello City Council will hold a public hearing on the Vision. The blueprint for the future ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

Public Input Wanted on 2017-2021 “Consolidated Plan and Assessment of Fair Housing”

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Neighborhood & Community Services Division is looking for public input on the 2017-2021 “Consolidated Plan and Assessment of Fair Housing.” The document outlines the City’s housing and community development needs, priorities, goa...

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Brady Chapel to Open for Veterans Day

Brady Chapel Pocatello

The doors of Brady Chapel will be open to the public Veterans Day. On Friday, November 11, the Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission will host a pair of open houses at the Pocatello landmark in Mountain View Cemetery. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m...

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

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, 2016. Residents who are scheduled for a Friday pickup of garbage or recycling should still place their autocarts out as scheduled. Of...

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

North Main Street to be Intermittently Closed over Weekend

Pocatello

Due to a vehicle accident on North Main Street, between Kraft Road and the intersection of U.S. Highway 30, the road will have intermittent closures and motorists can expect delays when travelling in the area Friday, November 4 through Sunday, November 6....

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Pocatello Native to Play "Music in the Library"

Marshall Public Library

The sounds of classic country, bluegrass, and the blues will soon be coming from the Marshall Public Library. On November 12, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., the library will host born and raised Pocatellan Nicholas Evans for an edition of "Music in the Libra...

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

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 7. 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 throughout the...

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

Veterans Edition of Human Library Slated for Nov. 10

Marshall Public Library

A day before our nation celebrates her veterans, the stories of soldiers from around the world will be the focus of a special Human Library. Thursday, November 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Salmon River room of the Pond Student Union Building, the...

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

Leaf Collection Program Begins November 14

Pocatello

With the ground now colored with varying shades of gold, red, and orange, the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s leaf collection program is set to begin. For 2016, the effort will begin November 14 and wrap up December 2. This year sees the departm...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

“Food for Fines” Begins November 1 at Marshall Public Library

Marshall Public Library

If you’ve got a few dollars worth of fines with the Marshall Public Library, you’ve now got a chance to pay them off without giving librarians a cent. During the month of November, the library will be running its “Food for Fines” program. The annual event...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

Energy Efficient Lighting Comes to Pocatello Community Recreation Center

Pocatello Community Recreation Center

The light inside Pocatello’s Community Recreation Center is about to be greener. This week, crews are beginning the process of upgrading the facility’s existing lighting fixtures to light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Funded in part by an Idaho Power incentive,...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

Highland Ram to Lead Pocatello as Mayor for a Day

Pocatello

A Highland High School student will be the City’s next Mayor for a Day. Senior Kami Wydick was selected by the school after competing in an essay contest. Interested students were asked to write a one-page paper on why they would be a good Mayor for a Day...

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Posted on: October 31, 2016

Nov. 26 to be Proclaimed “Small Business Saturday”

Pocatello

At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting, Mayor Brian Blad will be affirming the City’s support of local entrepreneurs. During the meeting, Mayor Blad will proclaim Saturday, November 26 as “Small Business Saturday.” The edict to be read by Councilwom...

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Posted on: October 31, 2016

Pocatello Police to Host Coffee with a Cop

Pocatello Police

On Monday, November 14th, officers from the Pocatello Police Department and community members will come together in an informal setting to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All community members are invited to attend Coffee ...

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Posted on: October 28, 2016

Water Line to be Installed near Scardino Park

Pocatello Water

Starting next week, the City of Pocatello Water Department will begin installing a water line near Scardino Park. On Monday, crews will begin working to place the 8” line in the area between the park and Interstate 15. Workers will be on site from 7 a.m. ...

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Posted on: October 26, 2016

City of Pocatello Assures Residents Drinking Water is Safe

Pocatello

This morning, the City of Pocatello was notified of the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality’s intent to request that Bannock County sign a consent order addressing the ongoing groundwater contamination at the Fort Hall Mine Landfill. City officials ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. Way Earns Transportation Award from Idaho Smart Growth

Pocatello Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Just over a year after opening to the public, Martin Luther King Jr. Way is the latest Pocatello road to be taking home honors. This week, Idaho Smart Growth named the street recipient of the group’s Transportation Award. The honor celebrates “development...

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

Pocatello Street Operations Dept. Wraps up FY 2016 Pavement Management Program

Pocatello

Paving in Fiscal Year 2016 is in the books for City of Pocatello Street Operations Department. On September 30, crews put the finishing touches down, marking the end of the City’s pavement management program for the fiscal year. The department utilizes an...

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Posted on: October 24, 2016

Marshall Public Library to Host Peculiar Halloween Party

Marshall Public Library

It’s about to be very peculiar in nature at the Marshall Public Library. In honor of the recently released film adaptation of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs, the library will host an after-hours Halloween party for local you...

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Posted on: October 24, 2016

Pocatello Ranks Third in Idaho on 2016 Municipal Equality Index

Pocatello

Pocatello is checking in at third among its peers in a new report from the Human Rights Campaign. According to the “Municipal Equality Index” which “examines how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of the LGBTQ people who live and work th...

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Posted on: October 20, 2016

“Creatures of the Night” Haunt Zoo Idaho October 29

Zoo Idaho

Ghosts, ghouls, and goblins will soon be on the prowl at Zoo Idaho. Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the zoo will be hosting its annual “Zoo Boo.” This year’s theme is “Creatures of the Night” and the event lets the area trick or treaters get t...

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Posted on: October 20, 2016

Christensen Court to Host “Coffee with the Mayor”

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“Coffee with the Mayor” is making its way to Christensen Court for the month of October. Those looking to have a breakfast beverage and informal chat with Mayor Brian Blad can meet at 711 North 6th Avenue at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, October 27. During the hour...

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Posted on: October 20, 2016

Water Department Crews Return to Five Day Work Schedule

Pocatello Water

The City of Pocatello Water Department will return to a winter work schedule Monday, October 24. The hours of operation will be 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., five days per week, Monday through Friday. Employees have been working ten-hour days, four days per wee...

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Posted on: October 18, 2016

City of Pocatello to Join in 2016 Great ShakeOut

Pocatello ShakeOut

The employees of the City of Pocatello will be joining with more than 18 million people across the nation for a simulated earthquake. Thursday, October 20 at 10:20 a.m. City staff will take part in the 2016 Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill. The exercise wi...

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Posted on: October 18, 2016

Entrepreneur Input Wanted on Business Registration and Licensing

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Planning & Development Services Department is looking for input from local business owners. Officials are considering business registration and licensing for establishments in the Gate City and are asking entrepreneurs to answer ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2016

Century High Student Selected for Mayor for a Day Post

Pocatello

A Diamondback will soon take the reins of the City of Pocatello. Friday, October 21 Century High School student Kylie Martin will join the City as the latest student to serve as the Gate City’s Mayor for a Day. Teachers nominated the sophomore for the pos...

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Posted on: October 13, 2016

Pocatello Regional Airport Passenger Numbers Up 45%

Pocatello Regional Airport

The number of passengers taking advantage of Pocatello Regional Airport is continuing to make its ascent. In newly released figures from airport staff, from March to September 2016 41,273 passengers took off from or landed at the airport. This number is u...

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Posted on: October 7, 2016

Brady Wins Minnie Howard Award from Chamber of Commerce

Pocatello Debbie Brady

The Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce has recognized the outstanding leadership of a City of Pocatello Sanitation Department employee. Wednesday, at the chamber’s annual dinner and awards banquet, Recycling Coordinator Debbie Brady was honored with t...

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Posted on: October 7, 2016

Pocatello Historic Preservation Comm. to Host “Twilight at Brady Chapel” Fundraiser

Brady Chapel Pocatello

The Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission is inviting the public to a spooky look at one of the city’s iconic chapels. Friday, October 14 from 6 p.m.to 8 p.m. the committee will host a fundraiser to help benefit restoration efforts for Brady Chapel. ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2016

Speed Changes Coming to Pocatello School Zones

Pocatello

A series of changes are coming to school zones around Pocatello. Recently, Street Operations Department crews installed flashing signals on roads in five school zones in the city. Starting Monday, October 10 the streets equipped with the signals will see ...

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

City of Pocatello Finance Dept. Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Pocatello Finance Awards

The City of Pocatello Finance Department is finding itself at the top in the governmental accounting world. Recently, the department was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for their work on the Comprehensive Annua...

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Posted on: October 5, 2016

Water Pollution Control Dept. to Test Sewer Lines October 10

Pocatello

Crews with the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control Department will be performing tests on sewer lines in the 200 block of North Arthur Avenue Monday, October 10. Testing is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. and be completed later that day. During the tes...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

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

Pocatello

The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will be operating as normal on Columbus Day, October 10, 2016. Residents who are scheduled for a Monday pickup of garbage and recycling should still place their autocarts out by 7 a.m. Offici...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

October 9-15 to be Proclaimed “Fire Prevention Week”

Pocatello

One proclamation is on the agenda for Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting. At the meeting, Mayor Brian Blad is scheduled to proclaim October 9 through October 15 as “Fire Prevention Week” in Pocatello. This year’s theme is “Don’t Wait – Check the Da...

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Posted on: October 3, 2016

"Read Out" Event to be Held at Marshall Public Library

Marshall Public Library

With school out Thursday and Friday this week, staff at the Marshall Public Library are asking local youth to enjoy the days off with a good book. From noon to 5 p.m. on both days, the library will host a "Read Out" in celebration of Teen Read W...

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Posted on: October 3, 2016

Draft of Portneuf River Vision Study Complete; Public Input Sought, Open House Planned

Portneuf River Vision Study Pocatello

A look into the future of the Portneuf River in Pocatello is entering its final stages. With the end in sight, local leaders are asking for the public’s input one more time. Recently, the finishing touches were put on a draft of the Portneuf River Vision ...

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Posted on: September 30, 2016

Flag Redesign Effort, Fall Cleanup Programs to be featured on “Calling City Hall”

Pocatello

Two citizen participation programs will be highlighted will be highlighted on October’s episode of “Calling City Hall.” Mayor Brian Blad and Councilwoman Heidi Adamson will be joined for the first half-hour by Flag Design Ad-hoc Committee Chair and City o...

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Posted on: September 30, 2016

Marshall Public Library Raises Awareness of Domestic Violence/Child Abuse

Marshall Public Library

During the month of October, the Marshall Public Library will be helping to put a stop to the cycle of abuse. As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the library will host a display raising awareness of the issues of child abuse and domestic violenc...

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Posted on: September 30, 2016

Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department Receives $10,000 from Basic American Foods

Pocatello Parks and Recreation

Renovations will be coming to Pocatello’s Community Recreation Center thanks to the help of a local company. Friday, Basic American Foods’ Giving Program presented the City of Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department with a $10,000 grant. The money will ...

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Posted on: September 30, 2016

Shop with a Cop Fundraiser Today

Pocatello Police

You can help a child in need to have a brighter Christmas by donating to “Shop with a Cop.” Pocatello Police members will be collecting donations today, from noon until 6 pm, at entrances to the Pine Ridge Mall. Officers will be asking you to fill Santa’s...

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

“101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived” to be Discussed at Marshall Public Library

Marshall Public Library

The characters from works of fiction have left a mark on many through their exploits. Now, the Marshall Public Library is taking a look at who’s been the most powerful. Thursday, October 6 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the library will host author Dan Karlan fo...

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

PFD to Take Part in Fire Prevention Week, Tell Residents to “Don’t Wait, Check the Date!”

Pocatello Fire Department

If you ask the firefighters of the Pocatello Fire Department, they would say knowing a couple of dates could end up saving your life in a house fire. During Fire Prevention Week from October 9 to 15, the department will be joining with the National Fire P...

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Posted on: September 27, 2016

Cyber Security Takes Center Stage During October at Marshall Public Library

Marshall Public Library

With more of our lives being placed online, the Marshall Public Library will be helping residents learn how to protect themselves. As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the library will host a series of free educational sessions for resident...

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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 Depart...

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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 Sergeant S...

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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 eng...

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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, an...

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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 availabl...

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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 honor...

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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 her...

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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 wi...

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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 approximately 9...

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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 clo...

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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 West...

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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. “I had a...

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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 Mon...

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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 groups ...

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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 throu...

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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 fundraiser w...

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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...

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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, September 14...

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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 highlighting Po...

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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 Amy Jo...

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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 found to...

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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 of ar...

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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 yea...

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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 How...

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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 the...

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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. Official...

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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 zoo’...

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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 Vall...

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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 con...

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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 st...

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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 hel...

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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 buil...

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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-eat i...

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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 candida...

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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 Cypress St...

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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 recre...

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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 at 9:3...

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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 Responders to...

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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 Bannock Hi...

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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 stationed ne...

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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 Human ...

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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 the...

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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 level....

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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, lo...

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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, to...

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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 Monday, A...

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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...

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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 loo...

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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 fee ...

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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 gym...

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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 metros...

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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 connections, ...

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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 year w...

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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, and...

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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.” Enrichment is...

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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 population ...

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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 Eve...

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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 Olympus...

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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 and...

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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 Quad. ...

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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 Scott...

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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 infor...

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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 same ...

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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 Memo...

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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 will be...

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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...

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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 as m...

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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, se...

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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. Crews ...

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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 aro...

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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, Shaw...

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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 Gate Ci...

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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 and ...

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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 curr...

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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 wate...

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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 a.m...

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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. The d...

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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...

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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 constru...

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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 for...

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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 in Po...

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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 high ...

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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 ...

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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 sh...

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