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Posted on: December 11, 2019

Pocatello Community Rec. Center Offering Lifeguard Training Course

Lifeguards at the Ross Park Aquatic Complex

The City of Pocatello’s Community Recreation Center (CRC) will be offering a Lifeguard Training Course starting January 23.

Interested participants must complete a pre-course session that includes water skill testing prior to being accepted into ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 5, 2019

New Display, ISU History Professor Presentation at MPL Dive into the History of WWI

Dr. Erika Kuhlman and the WWI display at the Marshall Public Library

The Great War is the focus of a new display at the Marshall Public Library. 

Thanks to the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and National Museum of American History, the library will be displaying eight, informational posters ca...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 4, 2019

East Chubbuck Road Switches to Stop Sign at Olympus Drive Intersection

Map of East Chubbuck Road and Olympus Drive

If you use East Chubbuck Road on your travels around the community, you’ll notice a change at the intersection with Olympus Drive.  

Eastbound traffic on East Chubbuck Road will now encounter a stop sign when they approach the intersecti...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Wild Winter Weekends at Zoo Idaho December 7, 14

Zoo Idaho's animals

Zoo Idaho will be wrapping up 2019 with its coolest event of the year.

Zoo Idaho will host the sixth annual “Wild Winter Weekends” Saturday, December 7 and Saturday, December 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. At the event, Zoo Idaho animals&...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Pair of Holiday “Music in the Library” Performances Planned at Marshall Public Library

Marshall Public Library exterior

The sounds of the season will be ringing through the Marshall Public Library this month. 

The Marshall Public Library will be hosting two holiday-themed performances as part of the library’s “Music in the Library” ser...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Nominations Sought for Pocatello HRAC’s 2020 Human and Civil Rights Award

City of Pocatello skyline

The City of Pocatello Human Relations Advisory Committee is seeking to honor an outstanding local resident for their work in human and civil rights. 

The group is asking for nominations for its Human and Civil Rights Award. The accolade recognizes...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Pocatello Regional Transit’s Tour of Lights Planned for December 12 and 13

PRT bus on the annual Tour of Lights

UPDATE: The Tour of Lights has sold out. 

PREVIOUS RELEASE: Pocatello Regional Transit’s (PRT) most festive bus rides of the season are returning. 

Tickets for PRT’s annual Tour of Lights go on sale at 8 a.m., Monday, D...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Sanitation Collection to be Delayed Due to Thanksgiving Holiday

City of Pocatello Sanitation Department truck and autocarts

Thursday and Friday’s garbage, recycling, yard waste, and leaf collections 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...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Cates to be Pocatello Mayor for a Day

City of Pocatello skyline

A leader at Pocatello High School will be leading the Gate City as Mayor for a Day this month. 

Senior Paeton Cates will join the City as Pocatello’s Chief Executive Monday, November 25. Cates is the Student Body President at Pocatello H...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Pocatello Creek Stream Restoration Project Begins

Pocatello Creek

Work is underway on a stream restoration project along Pocatello Creek. 

Today, crews started working to stabilize stream banks along Pocatello Creek to the southwest of Fire Station #3, along Pocatello Creek Road. Over time, the creek has eroded ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 20, 2019

November 30 to be Proclaimed “Small Business Saturday” in Pocatello

Old Town Pocatello

Local small businesses will be in the spotlight at Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting. 

Mayor Brian Blad will proclaim Saturday, November 30 as “Small Business Saturday” in Pocatello. The edict will be read by ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Fee-waived Dog Adoptions at “Pawsgiving” Event Nov. 23

Adoptable dogs at the Pocatello Animal Shelter

Just in time for the holidays, you can add a canine companion to your family for free. 

Pocatello Animal Services and Phil Meador Subaru are teaming up for a “Share the Love” event called “Pawsgiving” Saturd...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Critical Incident and Reunification Exercise Spotlighted by Campus Safety

City of Pocatello skyline

The Pocatello Police Department and other local organizations are being highlighted for a critical incident and reunification exercise held earlier this year. 

Campus Safety recently published the article “Reunification Realities: 7 Less...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 13, 2019

City Creek, Cusick Creek Roads to Close to Motorized Access Nov. 16

Cusick Creek Road gate

The City of Pocatello will be closing a pair of gates to motorized access this week.  

The City Creek Road and Cusick Creek Road gates will be closed starting November 16. The annual road and trail closures coincide with similar closures by the U....

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Middle Ages Come to Life in Marshall Public Library Display

Items featured in the Society for Creative Anachronism's display at the Marshall Public Library.

The Marshall Public Library is going medieval with its latest display. 

The Society for Creative Anachronism’s (SCA) Shire of Stonegate is displaying re-creations of Middle Age clothing, musical instruments, calligraphy, cookware, weapon...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Pocatello City Council Adopts Clean Energy Commitment Resolution

City of Pocatello City Council Chambers

The Pocatello City Council is affirming the City’s commitment to clean energy. 

At Thursday’s City Council meeting, Councilmembers approved a resolution that states the City “will continue to take proactive steps to i...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Fee-Waived Cat Adoptions at Pocatello Animal Shelter Through Nov. 16

Cats available for adoption at the Pocatello Animal Shelter

Thanks to a national animal welfare organization, you can add a feline friend to your family from the Pocatello Animal Shelter at no cost. 

From now through November 16, Best Friends Animal Society is covering the cost of cat and kitten adoptions ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 5, 2019

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

City of Pocatello Sanitation Department truck and autocarts

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

Residents who are scheduled for a Monday pickup of garbage, recycling, and yard waste should still place their autocarts out...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Child Care Advisory Committee to Host CRASE Training with Pocatello Police Dept.

City of Pocatello skyline

A difficult topic will be the subject of a class offered by the City of Pocatello Child Care Advisory Committee and the Pocatello Police Department. 

Pocatello Police Department Officer Jordan Johnson will provide an overview of the Civilian Respo...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 4, 2019

Historic Preservation Commission to Hold Open House at Brady Chapel Nov. 11

Brady Chapel

An iconic Pocatello building will be opening its doors to the public. 

The Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) will be hosting an open house at Brady Chapel, located in Mountain View Cemetery, Monday, November 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Leaf Collection Starts November 4 in Pocatello

Leaves on a tree

Next week, the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s leaf collection program will begin. 

The 2019 program will begin Monday, November 4 and will wrap up Saturday, November 30. The leaves collected through the program will be taken t...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 30, 2019

“Food for Fines” Starts November 1 at the Marshall Public Library

Canned food

The Marshall Public Library will be accepting a different type of currency to pay off overdue fines starting next month. 

November 1 marks the beginning of the library’s annual “Food for Fines” food drive that allows ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Idaho Conservation League Artist to be Featured at One-Night Showcase

Carl Rowe and a selection of Rowe's paintings.

The Pocatello Arts Council and Station Square are teaming up for a one-night art show from one of the Gem State’s premier painters. 

The works of Carl Rowe, 2019 Idaho Conservation League (ICL) Artist in Residence, will be showcased Wedn...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 23, 2019

“Zoo Boo” Slated for October 26 at Zoo Idaho

People at past Zoo Idaho Zoo Boo events.

A scary-good time is on the schedule for Zoo Idaho. 

The zoo’s annual “Zoo Boo” Halloween themed event is scheduled for Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees are invited to come dressed in their costum...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Planned For October 26

Stock photo of prescription pills

Do you have unused or expired prescription medications? Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and the Pocatello Police Department will be accepting medications for disposal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 911 N. 7th Ave, in the lobby of the polic...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Pocatello Police Dept., Outer Limits Fun Zone to “Handcuff Hunger” October 30

Handcuff Hunger logo

The Pocatello Police Department needs you to help slap a set of shackles on hunger in our community. 

Officers with the Pocatello Police Department are teaming up with Outer Limits Fun Zone for their second annual “Handcuff Hunger&rd...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Pocatello Street Operations Dept. Wraps Paving Year, Treats 30+ Miles

A Pocatello Street Operations Department crew paves a road in Pocatello.

The 2019 paving year is in the books for the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department. 

Over the past year, the department’s crews were able to treat 30.85 miles of road around the Gate City. To maintain the City’s street...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 15, 2019

City of Pocatello, USFS Partner for Erosion Control Work on Cusick Creek Trail

Examples of erosion on the Cusick Creek Trail

The City of Pocatello and United States Forest Service (USFS) are joining forces to do a little work on one of the area’s popular trails. 

Starting the morning of Wednesday, October 16, the groups will be performing erosion control effor...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 15, 2019

“Music in the Library” Returns October 26 to the Marshall Public Library

Gabriel Lowman

The sounds of jazz will be bouncing off the bookcases at the Marshall Public Library. 

Saturday, October 26 from 2 to 3 p.m., pianist Gabriel Lowman will be performing on the first floor of the library. His setlist will include jazz classics &...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 10, 2019

Marshall Public Library Now Offers Kanopy Video-Streaming Platform

The Kanopy dashboard

After a successful trial run this spring, Marshall Public Library patrons can now stream thousands of films for free. 

This month, the library gave the green light to a permanent subscription to Kanopy, a video-streaming platform. Patrons can now ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 10, 2019

City of Pocatello to Participate in 2019 Great ShakeOut Drill

ShakeOut web graphic

The City of Pocatello will join with more than 50 million people around the globe in the 2019 Great ShakeOut Drill.

Thursday, October 17 at 10:17 a.m., City of Pocatello employees will participate in the worldwide earthquake drill. The drill allows partic...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 7, 2019

Fall Used Book Sale Starts Oct. 10 at Marshall Public Library

Books for sale at the Marshall Public Library.

An autumn tradition is returning to the Marshall Public Library. 

Thursday, October 10 at 9 a.m. will mark the start of The Friends of the Marshall Public Library’s fall used book sale. The group’s three-day fundraiser will be ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 7, 2019

Terry First Scores Award from Idaho Chapter of the American Planning Association

Volunteers getting ready for the Terry First Build a Better Block event

A joint project from the City of Pocatello Planning & Development Services and Public Works Departments, Community Builders, Team Better Block, and Idaho State University is getting praise from the Gem State’s planning community. 

At...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

OktoBEARfest Planned for October 5 at Zoo Idaho

Stripes the Grizzly Bear at Zoo Idaho

You might want to wear your lederhosen to Zoo Idaho this weekend. 

Saturday, October 5 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Zoo Idaho will host the Zoo Idaho Zoological Society’s 3rd Annual OktoBEARfest fundraiser. The 21+ only, after-hours event feat...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Marshall Public Library Invites Residents to Participate in ALA’s Nationwide eBook Read

Cover of "After the Flood" and exterior of the Marshall Public Library

The Marshall Public Library is inviting you to pick up an ebook along with thousands – or possibly millions – of other people across the nation. 

From October 7 through 21, the Marshall Public Library, through a partnership bet...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Historic Preservation Commission to Hold Scavenger Hunt at Mountain View Cemetery

Brady Chapel

The Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission is inviting residents to go on a hunt through history.  

Friday, October 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the group will host its Fourth Annual Scavenger Hunt at Mountain View Cemetery starting at Brady Cha...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Marshall Public Library Goes Fine-Free for Youth

Interior of the Marshall Public Library

Overdue fines for youth are a thing of the past at the Marshall Public Library. 

Monday, September 30, the library stopped charging overdue fines for youth ages 17-years-old and younger. Any child or teen who has a late fine can now have their fin...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 1, 2019

October 6-12 to be Proclaimed Fire Prevention Week

Pocatello firefighters at a learn and burn exercise.

One proclamation is on the agenda for Thursday’s Pocatello City Council Meeting. 

Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad will proclaim October 6 through 12 as Fire Prevention Week in Pocatello. The 2019 theme is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cap...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 1, 2019

West Eldredge Road to be Closed to Through Traffic October 3, 4

West Eldredge Project Map

Thursday, October 3 and Friday, October 4, West Eldredge Road from Pole Line Road to Hawthorne Road will be closed to through traffic. 

Crews from the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will be installing a new traffic pole at the inte...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 30, 2019

City of Pocatello to Notify Utility Billing Customers Who May Have Been Affected by Data Breach

Pocatello City Hall exterior

Friday, the City of Pocatello mailed notices to utility billing customers who may have been impacted by a data breach of the City’s online portal.  

Recently, the City received information that credit card information relating to the por...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 30, 2019

Pocatello Animal Services Lowers Cat Adoption Prices, Adds Saturday Hours

Cats available for adoption at the Pocatello Animal Shelter

Soon you’ll be able to add a feline member to your family for less.

Starting October 1, Pocatello Animal Services is lowering the cost of cat and kitten adoptions to $35 for cats and $50 for kittens, which is significantly less than the previous ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 30, 2019

Pocatello WPC Project Earns Regional Award from ASCE Region 8

From left, Jeff Mansfield, Public Works Director for the City of Pocatello, accepts the American Soc

After earning top honors at the local level, a collaboration between the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control and Engineering Departments have now taken home a regional award.

At the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Fall Planning Meeting, t...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Knight Withdraws From Pocatello City Council Seat #3 Race

Pocatello City Hall exterior

A candidate for Pocatello City Council Seat #3 has withdrawn from the race.

Today, the City of Pocatello announced that Herbert R. Knight has bowed out of the City’s November General Election. Knight submitted his withdrawal of declaration of can...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Linton-Welsh Appointed City of Pocatello Chief Financial Officer/City Treasurer

Ashley Linton-Welsh

At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting, Councilmembers voted to confirm Mayor Brian Blad’s appointment of Ashley Linton-Welsh to the Chief Financial Officer/City Treasurer post. 

In the role, Linton-Welsh is responsible f...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 19, 2019

Pocatello Police Dept. to Hold Child Car Seat Check Sept. 21

Flyer for the Pocatello Police Department's Car Seat Check event.

Many parents know the struggle of properly securing their child’s car seat. This weekend, the Pocatello Police Department is offering to help you get it right, every time. 

Saturday, September 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Portneuf V...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 19, 2019

Parklet Palooza Planned for September 21 in Old Town Pocatello

Participants enjoy parklets at PARK(ing) Day 2018.

Parking spots for people will soon be on display in Old Town Pocatello. 

Saturday, September 21 the City of Pocatello Public Works Department and Old Town Pocatello will be hosting Parklet Palooza in downtown Pocatello. Parklets are reimagined par...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 18, 2019

“Coffee with the Mayor” to be Served Up September 25 at St. Anthony Place

City of Pocatello skyline

“Coffee with the Mayor” is heading to St. Anthony Place September 25.  

From 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at 650 N. 7th Avenue, Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad will be taking questions from citizens and listening to their comments and co...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Marshall Public Library, Idaho State-Civic Symphony Offer Free Arts and Community Tickets

Photo credit: Scott Elliott

The Marshall Public Library and Idaho State-Civic Symphony are teaming up to send you to the Symphony’s performances for free. 

For the Idaho State-Civic Symphony’s 2019-2020 season, you can check out an Arts and Community Tick...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Mannan Withdraws From Pocatello City Council Seat #2 Race

Pocatello City Hall exterior

The incumbent candidate for Pocatello City Council Seat #2 has withdrawn from the race.

Today, Pocatello City Clerk Ruth Newsom announced that Beenish “Beena” Mannan has bowed out of the City’s November General Election. Manna...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Marshall Public Library Hosts Suicide Prevention Display

The Suicide Prevention Month Display at the Marshall Public Library.

The Marshall Public Library is teaming up with Community Suicide Prevention and Southeastern Idaho Public Health for a display on a difficult subject. 

During September and October, the groups will have an exhibit on suicide prevention on the 2nd ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Don’t Fall Victim to Social Security Number Scam

Pocatello Police badge

Many Pocatellans are receiving robocalls claiming to be from the Social Security Administration. Please be aware these are scams.

The caller ID may look like the phone call is coming from the government and a recorded voice says your Social Security number...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Sewer Line Installation on West Sublette Street Begins September 16

Map of the West Sublette Street sewer line project

Monday, September 16 crews will start installing a new sewer line along West Sublette Street.

The project area on West Sublette Street will be from North Lincoln Avenue to North Grant Avenue. Crews will work between the hours of 7 a.m. to approximately 5 ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Water Dept. to Start North Lincoln Ave. Project Wednesday

Map of the Water Department project on North Lincoln Avenue

Wednesday, September 11 crews with the City of Pocatello Water Department will begin work on its North Lincoln Avenue project. 

The project area on North Lincoln Avenue will be between West Wyeth Street and West Center Street. Water Department emp...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Pocatello Water Pollution Control to Test Sewer Lines on Churchill Downs

Map of sewer testing that will take place September 12 on Churchill Downs.

Crews with the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control Department will be testing sewer lines on Churchill Downs, from Delphic Way to Saratoga Street, Wednesday, September 11. Testing is scheduled to start around 8 a.m. and wrap up later that day, weath...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Pocatello Regional Airport to Hold Simulated Crash Exercise September 12

Pocatello Regional Airport terminal

Thursday, September 12 Pocatello Regional Airport and other local agencies and organizations will be teaming up for a simulated crash drill on the airfield. 

The exercise will begin around 1 p.m. in the southwest corner of the airport. A Pocatello...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

City of Pocatello 2019 Election Official Candidate List

City of Pocatello City Hall

In alphabetical order by Seat #

Council Seat #1

W. James “Jim” Johnston        

6375 South Bannock Highway        

83201

208-232-9010       &...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Pocatello Arts Council to Host Empty Bowls Fundraiser for The Idaho Foodbank Sept. 13

Empty bowls

September 13 can eat your meal out of a piece of art and support a good cause at the same time. 

That Friday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Pocatello Arts Council will hold its first Empty Bowls fundraiser for The Idaho Foodbank at Westside Players, ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Pocatello City Council Adopts Mission, Value Statements

Pocatello City Council Chambers

The City of Pocatello has two new documents that will help steer the City today and in the years ahead. 

At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council Meeting, the Council voted to approve a resolution adopting a new mission statement and value s...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Marshall Public Library Adds Tapestries by Local Artist to Collection

Tapestries at the Marshall Public Library

The art collection housed at the Marshall Public Library is growing. 

Recently, two tapestries by local artist Kiana Spillman were placed on the wall at the library. The weavings, called Heritage I and Heritage II, are inspired by Spillman&rsq...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Five Proclamations to be Read at Sept. 5 Pocatello City Council Meeting

Pocatello City Council Chambers

A quintet of proclamations are on the agenda for the September 5 Pocatello City Council Meeting. 

The first is a joint proclamation that will see Mayor Brian Blad joining with Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England and the Bannock County Commissioners to pr...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Pocatello Historic Preservation Comm.’s Stones to Stories Historical Tour Planned for Sept. 14

Brady Chapel

Prominent Pocatellans from the Gate City’s past will be coming alive, figuratively speaking, this month. 

Saturday, September 14 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission will host its second annual Sto...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 29, 2019

Registration Open for Youth Dance Lessons at Community Recreation Center, Classes Start Sept. 9

Exterior of the Community Recreation Center

The City of Pocatello Community Recreation Center is now taking sign-ups for its latest round of youth dance classes. 

Currently, registration is open for the 16-week program that begins September 9. The styles of dance that will be taught include...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 29, 2019

Pocatello Fire Dept., Bannock County Ambulance Recognized by American Heart Assoc. for 5th Year

Cutline info: From left to right, Assistant Chief Travis Smith, Firefighter Phillip Ball, Captain An

For half a decade, the Pocatello Fire Department and Bannock County Ambulance have been leaders when it comes to cardiac care. 

For the second year, the department and district received the Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award from the A...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 28, 2019

Pocatello Arts Council to Honor Two Local Artists

Naomi Velasquez and Jason Bartosic

A pair of Pocatello artists are being recognized for their work. 

At the Pocatello Arts Council’s Empty Bowls Project Fundraiser for The Idaho Foodbank, the council will honor Naomi Velasquez and Jason Bartosic as the 2019 Outstanding Vi...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 28, 2019

Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter Adds More Awnings to Shelter Dog Runs

A dog plays in one of the dog runs at the Pocatello Animal Shelter.

Prospective pet parents looking to play with a possible new furry family member outside the Pocatello Animal Shelter now have another spot out of the elements.   

Through a $6,350 donation from The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 26, 2019

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

City of Pocatello Sanitation Department truck and autocarts

The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will be operating as normal on Labor Day, September 2.

Residents regularly scheduled for a Monday pickup of garbage, recycling, and yard waste should still place their autocarts out ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 22, 2019

Splash Dance for Dogs Happening September 7

Dogs at the Splash Dance for Dogs event at the Ross Park Aquatic Complex in Pocatello.

The area’s four-legged friends are taking over the Ross Park Aquatic Complex. 

Saturday, September 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the complex will host the 6th Annual Splash Dance for Dogs organized by The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shel...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 19, 2019

Candidate Filing Period to Open Aug. 26 for Council Seats 1, 2, and 3 in Pocatello

Pocatellans who would like to declare their candidacy for City Council can between August 26 and September 6.

Monday marks the first date to file a Declaration of Candidacy for Council Member seats 1, 2, and 3 for terms of 4 years. Declaration of Candidacy...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Annual Maintenance Planned for Pocatello Community Recreation Center

The City of Pocatello’s Community Recreation Center (CRC) will be closed starting Monday, August 19 for annual maintenance. 

During the closure, staff will be upgrading portions of the facility and performing a deep cleaning. However, the front de...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Portneuf River Cleanup Set for August 17

The Portneuf River is set to get its annual bath on Saturday, August 17. 

Starting at 10 a.m., citizens are invited to join in the Portneuf River Cleanup. Volunteers will be picking up debris and trash that have collected on the banks of and in th...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Ross Park Aquatic Complex Wraps Up 2019 Season August 25

The 2019 season for the Ross Park Aquatic Complex is almost in the books. 

Sunday, August 25 marks the last day to take a dip in the pools at the facility. 

“The majority of our staff will be returning to college, high school, or other edu...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Old Town Alley: Pocatello Arts Council Helps Fund Urban Art Exhibit

Outdoor art is coming to Old Town Pocatello. 

Thanks to a $1,000 grant from the Pocatello Arts Council as well as community support from local individuals and businesses, Monday, August 12, at 10 a.m., at the “Break out the Paints” event, local ar...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Ice Cream Zoofari Planned for August 17 at Zoo Idaho

A cool summer tradition at Zoo Idaho is on the schedule. 

Saturday, August 17 from noon to 4 p.m., the zoo will host its annual Ice Cream Zoofari. At the event organized by the Zoo Idaho Zoological Society, zoo-goers will get a chance to meet Zoo ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 6, 2019

Junior Jazz Players Invited to Meet Utah Jazz Rookie Jarrell Brantley

Players in the City of Pocatello’s Junior Jazz basketball leagues have a chance to meet one of the Utah Jazz’s newest members. 

Monday, August 12 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Irving Middle School, 911 North Grant Avenue, Jarrell Brantley will be meeti...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 1, 2019

City of Pocatello Starts Electronic Plan Review with ProjectDox

If a bit of construction is in your future, the City of Pocatello has a new tool to make things a little easier.

Recently, the City’s Building Department began utilizing ProjectDox. Through ProjectDox, contractors, developers and residents can upload build...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 30, 2019

City of Pocatello Utility Billing, Water Departments Debut WaterSmart Software

City of Pocatello utility billing customers are now able to take a deep dive into their water consumption data. 

Recently, the City began utilizing WaterSmart. The software platform allows customers to see information about their water usage, such...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Officials Remind Residents Fires are Prohibited in Pocatello’s City Creek Management Area

After reports of campfires in the City of Pocatello’s City Creek Management Area (CCMA), officials are reminding residents that fires are not allowed in City Creek. 

The CCMA is considered part of the Wildland-Urban Interface and is subject to the...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

Open House Planned for City of Pocatello Garrett Way Facility

The public is invited to get an inside look at the new home of the City of Pocatello’s Street Operations, Sanitation, and Fleet Services Departments. 

Thursday, July 25 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at 2405 Garrett Way, the departments will host an open ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

Ross Park Aquatic Complex to Celebrate 20th Anniversary July 26

Next week, the Ross Park Aquatic Complex will be celebrating 20 years as Pocatello’s prime swimming destination. 

Friday, July 26 from noon to 8 p.m., the complex will be offering half-price admission along with free activities including money div...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

Discounted Cat Adoptions from Pocatello Animal Services Extended Through Sept. 30

With the help of The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter, cat and kitten adoption prices have been slashed through September. 

The group is picking up a portion of adoption fees through September 30, bringing feline adoption prices down to $25...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Pocatello Water Dept. Projects on El Rancho Blvd. and Spaulding Lane Start Monday

Monday, July 15 crews with the City of Pocatello Water Department will begin work on a project on El Rancho Boulevard and Spaulding Lane. 

The project area on El Rancho Boulevard will be between Hiline Road and Holman Avenue. Meanwhile, the projec...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Artistry of Portneuf Valley Woodturners Assoc. on Display at Marshall Public Library

The hidden beauty in a block of wood will be on display at the Marshall Public Library. 

The handiworks of the Portneuf Valley Woodturners Association are being exhibited at the library through August 31. Woodturners use lathes and hand-held tools...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Pocatello Arts Council to Host Idaho Commission on the Arts Reg. Planning Meeting

The Pocatello Arts Council is inviting local artists and community members to have their voice heard on art not just in Pocatello but around The Gem State. 

Tuesday, July 16 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Pocatello City Council Chambers, 911 N. 7th ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 9, 2019

City of Pocatello Issues Statement on Hill-Vu Lawsuit, Information Website Available to Residents

In 2014, a suit was filed against the City of Pocatello asking for the City to refund user fees collected under a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) component to the City’s utility services. The Idaho Supreme Court ruled the PILOT “was not a reasonable user...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 9, 2019

Poky Portneuf Paddle Planned for July 18

What may become a yearly tradition is set to hit the water July 18. 

From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., residents are invited to grab their tubes, kayaks, canoes, or stand-up paddleboards and join in the Poky Portneuf Paddle. At the event, attendees are invit...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 8, 2019

Pocatello Arts Council to Host “Bowl Painting Party” to Benefit The Idaho Foodbank

The Pocatello Arts Council is asking you to pick up a paintbrush to help fight hunger. 

Saturday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Portneuf Valley Farmer’s Market, 420 N. Main Street, the council will hold a “Bowl Painting Party” to benefit Th...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 3, 2019

Pocatello Fire Department Adds Fire Prevention Jeep to Fleet

The Pocatello Fire Department has added a vehicle to its fleet that will help start conversations about fire prevention.

Wednesday, firefighters officially unveiled the department’s Fire Prevention Jeep to members of the media. The 2014 Jeep Wrangler was d...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 3, 2019

Pocatello Animal Services Urges Pet Parents to Protect Their Furry Kids on Independence Day

The Fourth of July is typically a joyous day for Americans but for our pets, it can be a stressful one. 

Pocatello Animal Services is encouraging local pet owners to protect their pets this Independence Day and take extra precaution as the firewor...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 3, 2019

Ross Park Aquatic Complex to Hold Grand Opening for New Concessions Building

The Ross Park Aquatic Complex will officially mark the opening of its new concession building July 9. 

At 5:30 p.m., City of Pocatello officials will be joined by the Pocatello Chiefs to cut the ribbon on the new building. With the new structure, ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 1, 2019

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks Returns to Pocatello July 19, 20

A troupe of the Intermountain West’s preeminent performers will be making a stop in Pocatello.

The group, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, will be performing “The Merry Wives of Windsor” Friday, July 19 and “Henry IV, Part I” Saturday, July 20. Both perfo...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 1, 2019

Pocatello Water Department Releases 2019 Water Quality Report

Pocatello residents are invited to take a look at what’s in their drinking water. 

Recently, staff with the City of Pocatello Water Department mailed out over 26,000 copies of its Annual Water Quality Report. The document summarizes the results of...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Alan Evans to Lead Pocatello Regional Airport

There’s a new leader at Pocatello Regional Airport.

Recently, Mayor Brian Blad selected Alan Evans to the post of Airport Manager. Alan has served at the airport for over 29 years and during the past 15 years, he has been the facility’s Operations and Main...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Pocatello Fire Dept. Reminds Residents to Keep Fireworks Displays “Safe and Sane”

One of the busiest days of the year is nearly here for the Pocatello Fire Department.

Firefighters are reminding citizens to keep their celebrations “Safe and Sane” during the days around the Fourth of July.

“We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Fo...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 27, 2019

Open Burn Ban Starts July 1 for Wildland-Urban Interface Areas of Pocatello

Beginning July 1, 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 current fi...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Ross Park Aquatic Complex Offering Lazy River Resistance Walking

The staff at the Ross Park Aquatic Complex are inviting residents to come get their exercise in one of Pocatello’s laziest summer spots. 

The facility’s Lazy River is now open for resistance walking. Walkers enter the river and then walk against t...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 25, 2019

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

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

Residents who are scheduled for a Thursday pickup of garbage, recycling, and yard waste should still place their autocarts ou...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Cool Rain in the Park Series Starts June 27

It will be raining while the sun is shining later this summer if the Pocatello Fire and Police Departments get their wish. 

Recently, the two departments announced dates for their “Cool Rain in the Park” series. The first will be held Thursday, Ju...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 17, 2019

Pocatello Cemetery Sexton Calls it a Career after 42 Years

After more than four decades on the job, the man in charge of the final resting place for many of our loved ones is set to retire. 

June 28 will be the last day for Cemetery Sexton Martin Peace, who’s served the City for 42 years including 23 year...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Splash Dances Return to Ross Park Aquatic Complex Starting June 20

The 2019 Splash Dance schedule at Pocatello’s Ross Park Aquatic Complex is set.

The popular events for youth ages 12 to 17-years-old are scheduled for June 20, July 11, and July 25. The dances will run from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and feature a D.J., music...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Portneuf Towers to Host “Coffee with the Mayor”

“Coffee with the Mayor” will make a stop at Portneuf Towers June 25. 

From 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at 666 West Day Street, Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad will be answering questions from residents and hearing their comments and concerns. The hour-long...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Major Roger Schei Confirmed as Pocatello Police Chief

The Pocatello Police Department (PPD) will have a new Chief June 18.

At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council Meeting, Councilmembers voted to confirm Mayor Brian Blad’s appointment of current PPD Major and Deputy Chief Roger Schei to the job.

 

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 5, 2019

East Gould Street/U.S. Highway 30 to be Closed June 8, 9 for Railroad Crossing Repair

East Gould Street/U.S. Highway 30 from Yellowstone Avenue to McKinley Avenue will be closed Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 to allow for repairs to the railroad crossing. 

Crews from the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department and Union...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Richard Bigelow Named City of Pocatello Building Official

There will be a new leader at the helm of the City of Pocatello Building Department. 

Recently, Mayor Brian Blad selected Richard Bigelow for the post of Building Official. Bigelow comes to the Gate City from Lewiston, Idaho where he currently ser...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Pocatello Police Dept. Offers Vacation House Checks

If you are planning to be on vacation this summer, the Pocatello Police Department Citizen Patrol is offering you some peace of mind while you are away.

Citizen Patrol members are available to provide a walk-around security check for your home while you ar...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 4, 2019

157 Tons: Pocatello Sanitation Dept. Celebrates First Year of Glass Recycling Program

The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department is celebrating its first full year of glass recycling Tuesday. 

Since June 2018, 157.31 tons or 314,620 pounds of glass have been collected through the program, just over 5.5 pounds of glass per Pocatell...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Pocatello Regional Transit Unveils “Summer Youth Pass”

An easy and free way for youth to get to and from some of the Gate City’s most popular summertime attractions starts June 3.

 

Starting Monday, June 3, youths ages 18 and younger can get their hands on a Summer Youth Pass from Pocatello Regional Tr...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair Illustrated Poem Entry Wins at National Level

A local child poet is being honored on the national stage.

Recently, Inkom Elementary second-grader Felicity Shaw’s entry into the 2019 Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair’s Illustrated Poem Contest took home second place in the American Chemical Society’s ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Zoo Idaho Seeks Public Comments on 20-Year Master Plan

Zoo Idaho wants your input on what’s ahead for its next two decades. 

Staff is taking the public’s feedback on Zoo Idaho’s 20-year master plan. The document is a long-term vision built on Zoo Idaho’s mission of preserving Intermountain West wildli...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 28, 2019

Benton Street Bridge Project Continues; Traffic to be Reduced to One Lane Each Direction

Repairs to a Pocatello bridge that has been in place since the 1960s are rolling on and starting tomorrow, your commute may be impacted. 

As crews continue their efforts to restore the Benton Street Bridge, the next phase of the project will see v...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 28, 2019

Summer Reading Programs Start June 1 at the Marshall Public Library

This year the Marshall Public Library’s summer reading programs are set to be out of this world.

The theme for 2019 is “A Universe of Stories” with events focused around space and exploration. Saturday, June 1, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., library staff will hos...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Mayor Blad Nominates Major Roger Schei for Pocatello Police Chief

Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad has chosen Major Roger Schei to be the next Chief of the Pocatello Police Department.

“I am pleased to announce my nomination of Major Roger Schei for Pocatello Police Chief,” said Mayor Blad. “It was a difficult decision to make...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Free Admission to Zoo Idaho June 1

You’ll be able to meet the more than 80 animals at Zoo Idaho for free June 1. 

Thanks to Connections Credit Union, admission to the zoo will be free that Saturday. 

“Connections Credit Union’s sponsorship of a free day is a great way for t...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Brady Chapel Open House Slated for Memorial Day

An icon of Pocatello architecture will be open to the public Memorial Day. 

Monday, May 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the members of the Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission will host an open house at Brady Chapel with commissioners available t...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 21, 2019

2019 Season Begins May 25 at Ross Park Aquatic Complex

Pocatello’s Ross Park Aquatic Complex kicks off its 2019 season May 25. 

At noon, the popular swimming spot’s gates will swing open for the year. The 2019 season will see the Ross Park Drive Inn cooking in the newly constructed concession stand an...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Marshall Public Library Highlights Work of Grammy Nominated Artist Tori Amos

The work of an eight-time Grammy nominee will be highlighted at the Marshall Public Library. 

From now through June 30, Library Page Rebecca Ayre’s personal collection of Tori Amos memorabilia will be on display at the library. The exhibit will sh...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Pocatello Utility Billing Department to Close for Employee Training May 29

The City of Pocatello Utility Billing Department will be closing for employee training the afternoon of Wednesday, May 29. 

From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the department will be unable to process in-person utility bill payments. During the closure, reside...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 20, 2019

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

The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will be operating as normal Memorial Day, May 27.

Residents who are scheduled for a Monday pickup of garbage and recycling should still place their autocarts out by 7 a.m. Officials would also...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Registration Open for Summer Swim Lessons at Pocatello Community Rec. Center

Registration has started for the summer swim lesson program offered by the City of Pocatello Community Recreation Center. 

The two-week long classes will be offered in four sessions, June 3 through June 13, June 17 through June 27, July 8 through ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Babysitting Clinic Offered by the Marshall Public Library June 8

One of the Marshall Public Library’s most popular programs returns June 8. 

That Saturday, from 8 a.m. to noon, the staff at the library will hold their annual free babysitting clinic for 11 to 14-year-olds. The class will introduce attendees to t...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Pocatello Regional Airport Reduces Electricity Consumption Equivalent to 13 Homes

Things are looking bright at Pocatello Regional Airport.  

Recently, Pocatello Regional Airport swapped out the lights in the terminal and maintenance shop for energy-efficient LED lighting. The effort was made possible through an Idaho Power ince...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 10, 2019

MPL Seeking Garden-Grown Fruits and Vegetables for The Idaho Foodbank

As you’re growing your garden this year, the Marshall Public Library staff are asking you to consider setting aside some space for The Idaho Foodbank. 

Over the course of the growing season, staff at the library will be accepting donations of gard...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Pocatello Animal Services Drops Cat Adoption Prices through July 9

Adding a friendly feline to your family will be easier on your wallet over the next couple of months.  

From now through July 9, cat and kitten adoptions will be more than half-off. Cats can be adopted for $25 while kittens can join their forever ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 6, 2019

Brooklyn’s Playground Closes for Maintenance May 9

Thursday, May 9 Brooklyn’s Playground will be getting a bit of TLC.  

At 1 p.m., members of Brooklyn’s Buddies and Leadership Pocatello will be painting portions of the playground as well as doing minor landscaping. The playground is anticipated t...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 6, 2019

Pocatello Parks and Recreation Dept. to Hold 2nd Public Meeting on Ross Park Draft Master Plan

You haven’t missed your opportunity to comment on the future of Ross Park.

Tuesday, May 14 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Pocatello City Council Chambers, 911 N. 7th Avenue, the City of Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department will host another community me...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Water System Flushing Starts May 6 in Pocatello

Starting next week, residents may see water flowing from Pocatello’s fire hydrants.  

Monday, May 6 will mark the start of the City of Pocatello Water Department’s annual water system flushing efforts. During the process, workers open the valves o...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Half-Price Dog Licenses on Sale from Pocatello Animal Services

For a limited time, Pocatello pet parents can license their pups for half off.  

From now until the end of May, Pocatello Animal Services is offering $5 dog licenses for dogs that are spayed or neutered and $10 licenses for dogs that are not spaye...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 30, 2019

Marshall Public Library to Participate in Trial of Kanopy Film Streaming Service

Thousands of hours of films and other video content will be at your fingertips thanks to the Marshall Public Library. 

From May 1 through 17, the library will take part in a trial run of Kanopy, an on-demand film streaming service. Kanopy hosts ov...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 30, 2019

City of Pocatello Surplus Auction Scheduled for May 11

The City of Pocatello’s annual auction is slated for May 11. 

On the block this year includes vehicles, office furniture, audio/visual equipment, tools, and more. The bidding is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. at Prime Time Auctions, 3400 South 5th Aven...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Four Proclamations to be Read at Pocatello City Council Meeting

Four proclamations are on the agenda for the May 2 meeting of the Pocatello City Council. 

The first of the edicts by Mayor Brian Blad will establish May 2019 as Older Americans Awareness Month. The proclamation will be read by Councilman Rick Che...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 25, 2019

Public Invited to Meet Pocatello Police Chief Candidates

The public is invited to meet the final three candidates vying for the Pocatello Police Chief job. 

Monday, May 6 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., in the Pocatello City Council Chambers, citizens will have the chance to hear from each of the candidates a...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 24, 2019

Bannock County Commissioners, Mayors Pledge Support for 2020 Census

The start of the 2020 Census is a little under a year out and local government officials are pledging their support for the 2020 Census Count. 

Recently, members of the Bannock County Commission and the Mayors of Arimo, Downey, Inkom, Lava Hot Spr...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Pocatello Water Department to Host 2019 Water Week May 6-9

The City of Pocatello Water Department will be celebrating all things H2O with its 28th annual open house.

As part of National Drinking Water Week, the department will open the doors of its Water Operations Facility, 1889 N. Arthur, to the public May 6 thr...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 19, 2019

Merril Quayle Named APWA Rocky Mountain Chapter’s Public Works Leader of the Year

A  City of Pocatello Engineer has taken home a top honor from the American Public Works Association (APWA) Rocky Mountain Chapter. 

At the group’s annual conference in Fairmont, Montana, Public Works Development Engineer Merril Quayle was...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Pocatello Regional Transit Adds 7 New Buses to Fleet

There’s new rubber hitting the road in the Pocatello Regional Transit (PRT) fleet. 

Recently, the department purchased seven new 2019 Ford E450 Champion buses. Five of the buses will be used in PRT’s urban program in and around Pocatello. Meanwhil...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Pocatello Street Operations Department Announces 2019 Pavement Management Plan

The City of Pocatello Street Operations Department has released its list of roads that will be seeing maintenance this year.  

Recently, the department announced its 2019 Pavement Management Plan. The plan details which roads in the Gate City shou...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

The Allstate Foundation Donates $10,000 to PFD, Groups to Give Away Disaster Preparedness Kits

Wildfire season is just around the corner and thanks to The Allstate Foundation, the Pocatello Fire Department will be helping residents be ready if disaster strikes. 

Recently, the foundation donated $10,000 for fire prevention efforts including ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Youth in Government Day Planned for City of Pocatello

Local students will be getting an up-close view of municipal government with the City of Pocatello. 

Tuesday, April 23, 24 members of the Pocatello/Chubbuck Mayors’ Youth Advisory Council will spend the day with City leaders and see how the indivi...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Spring Used Book Sale Planned for April 25, 26, and 27 at Marshall Public Library

The Friends of the Marshall Public Library’s biannual used book sale returns April 25. 

At 9 a.m. on Thursday, the group’s three-day fundraiser will get underway in the Minnie Howard Room and lobby on the first floor of the Marshall Public Library...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Saturday to be Proclaimed Portneuf Valley Community Environmental Fair Day

Mayor Brian Blad will proclaim Saturday, April 20 as Portneuf Valley Community Valley Environmental Fair Day at Thursday’s Pocatello City Council Meeting. 

The edict will be read by Councilwoman Beena Mannan and encourages “residents, businesses, ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 15, 2019

HPC Hosts Annual Conference, “Historic Pocatello: People and Places,” April 27

Pocatello of yesteryear will be in the limelight at the Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission’s annual conference.  

Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the group and the Idaho State University Department of History will host their annu...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Early Registration for 22nd Annual Run with the Big Dogs Ends April 21

Your time is running out to get discounted registration for Pocatello’s furriest of 5Ks.

After April 21, the early registration period for The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter’s 22nd Annual Run with the Big Dogs will close and prices to join in the ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Marshall Public Library to Close Morning of April 16

The Marshall Public Library will be temporarily closing its doors the morning of Tuesday, April 16. 

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the library will be closed while the collection database system is upgraded. At 1 p.m., the library will resume its normal ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 9, 2019

Water Project on Dahl, Cherry, Hemlock, Hubbard & Marlu to Last Approximately 8 Weeks

Water work will begin Thursday, April 11 on Dahl Street and continue on Cherry Street, Hemlock Street, Hubbard Avenue and Marlu Street.

A City of Pocatello Water Department crew will work between the hours of 7 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. Monday through T...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 3, 2019

Pocatello Arts Council Looking to Fund Local Projects

If you’re an artist of any kind, the Pocatello Arts Council is offering you a financial hand with your work. 

Currently, the Council is accepting grant applications from artisans to fully or partially fund public arts projects. The group is lookin...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

Zoo Idaho’s 2019 Season Starts April 6

Zoo Idaho’s gates will open April 6 for the 2019 season.

Thanks to SEI Credit Union, opening day kicks off with free admission for children ages 3 to 11 years-of-age from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free entry is part of the credit union’s celebration of Nationa...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 1, 2019

Four Proclamations on the Agenda for Pocatello City Council Meeting

Four proclamations are scheduled to be read at Thursday’s Pocatello City Council Meeting. 

The first of the four edicts by Mayor Brian Blad will proclaim April 2019 as Fair Housing Month in Pocatello. The proclamation encourages “citizens and busi...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 29, 2019

City of Pocatello Engineering Dept. to Host Walkability Discussions April 4

The City of Pocatello Engineering Department will host a slate of public discussions regarding walkability in the Gate City. 

 

On April 4, department staff and representatives from Vitruvian Planning will host three informal meetings cent...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Water Department’s 2019 Projects Scheduled, Switch to Summer Work Hours April 1

The City of Pocatello’s Water Department has announced its list of projects for the 2019 construction season.

During the year, staff are scheduled to replace roughly 2 miles of water main lines along Fir Street, Hemlock Street, Cherry Street, Dahl Avenue, ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 27, 2019

Pocatello WPC Project Takes Home Project of the Year Award from ASCE Southern Idaho Section

The City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control and Engineering Departments’ efforts are earning praise from the Gem State’s engineering community. 

At last week’s American Society of Civil Engineers Southern Idaho Section’s Annual Conference, phase...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 27, 2019

Parents’ Night Out to Discuss Active Shooter Response

The next session of “Parents’ Night Out” at Outer Limits Fun Zone will feature the presentation Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events.

Pocatello Police officers will host a one-hour discussion on civilian response options and a plan for surviving an a...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 25, 2019

Pocatello Street Operations Department Switches to Summer Work Hours April 1

Beginning Monday, April 1, 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 schedule a...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Water Department’s Fir Street Project Starts March 25

Monday, March 25, crews with the City of Pocatello Water Department will begin their project on Fir Street. 

Workers will be installing a new water main line, fire hydrants, and water meter boxes. Crews will work between the hours of 7 a.m. to app...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Sewer Line to be Replaced on West Griffith Road Starting March 25

Monday, crews will begin the process of replacing the sewer line along West Griffith Road. 

The project area on West Griffith Road will be from McKinley Avenue to Yellowstone Avenue. Crews will work between the hours of 7 a.m. to approximately 5 p...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 21, 2019

Critical Incident and Reunification Exercise to be Held March 28

The Pocatello Police Department and local first responders will be holding a mock critical incident and reunification exercise March 28. 

At approximately 12:30 p.m., students at Grace Lutheran High School will be evacuated from the school. After ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 20, 2019

Gem Prep: Pocatello 6th Grader to be Mayor for a Day March 27

A student from Gem Prep: Pocatello will be Mayor for a Day March 27. 

Sixth-grader Riley Robinson is stepping into the role as the City’s chief executive that Wednesday. His schedule will see him meeting with the City’s Finance Department staff, a...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 19, 2019

One Proclamation to be Read at Pocatello City Council Meeting

April 20 is set to be proclaimed as Arbor Day in Pocatello. 

At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting, Mayor Brian Blad will issue the proclamation to be read by Councilwoman Heidi Adamson. The proclamation urges “all citizens to celebrate Arb...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 19, 2019

Poems Wanted for 19th Annual Poetry Wall at the Marshall Public Library

Area poets have a chance to become part of the Marshall Public Library’s collection. 

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, the library will be putting up its annual Poetry Wall. Former librarian Joan Juskie created the Poetry Wall in ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 18, 2019

Yard Waste Pick up Day Changed to Regular Garbage Day

There will be a new collection day for participants in the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s yard waste collection program, Compost Happens. 

New for this year, Sanitation crews will pick up residents’ yard waste autocarts the same day as ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Water Line Installation Begins March 18 on Franklin Ave.

Monday, March 18 crews from the City of Pocatello Water Department will begin installing a water line on Franklin Avenue.  

The project will stretch from the middle of the 700 block of Franklin Avenue to East Cedar Street. Crews will work between ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Street Operations, Sanitation Departments to Begin Move to Garrett Way Facility

Next week, the City of Pocatello Street Operations and Sanitation Departments will begin the move to their new home on Garrett Way.

Monday, administrative staff will start moving to the renovated facility located at 2405 Garrett Way. Later in the week, ope...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 14, 2019

“Coffee with the Mayor” Scheduled for March 26

“Coffee with the Mayor” is returning to Christensen Courts March 26.

From 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at 711 North 6th Avenue, Mayor Brian Blad will be on hand to answer residents’ questions and hear their comments and concerns. Previous meetings have seen dis...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Pocatello Child Care Advisory Committee to Host Training for Child Care Providers, Parents

Are you having trouble dealing with certain behaviors of a child in your life? The City of Pocatello Child Care Advisory Committee is offering a bit of help. 

Tuesday, March 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Pocatello City Council Chambers, 911 N. 7th Av...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 12, 2019

Annual Cemetery Clean-up Begins April 1

The yearly clean-up of Pocatello’s cemeteries is scheduled for the beginning of next month. 

Starting April 1, crews will begin the process of removing and discarding decorations and flower placements that have been left on graves at Mountain View...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 11, 2019

Buttoned Down: Southeast Idaho Button Club’s Collection on Display at the MPL

The history and art in an item many use without thinking about it is on display at the Marshall Public Library.

From now until April 30, the Southeast Idaho Button Club’s button collection is under the spotlight on the second floor of the library. Library-...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 11, 2019

Two ISU Students to Job Shadow Mayor Blad as Part of “Signature Experiences” Program

A pair of Idaho State University students will have a chance to see the inner workings of local government with Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad. 

Next week, freshman Mikayla Morgan and senior Trevyan Marley will job shadow the Mayor. During their time ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Art Entries Wanted for 2019 Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair Contests

Art of the green kind will be on display at 2019 Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair. 

Right now, organizers are looking for submissions for the recycled sculpture, poetry, and “Trashi Fashi” fashion show contests. The recycled sculpture contest as...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 6, 2019

Registration Open for 22nd Annual “Run with the Big Dogs”

Saturday, April 27 a race of the furry variety returns in Pocatello. 

Registration is now open for the 22nd Annual “Run with the Big Dogs.” The event from The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter features a 2K walk, 2K run, and a 5K run. Adult ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 5, 2019

Pocatello Police to Begin Issuing Tickets for Hands Free Ordinance Violations

If a Pocatello Police officer sees you with your ear to your phone or texting while driving, it will cost you. 

Starting March 11, officers will begin issuing tickets to violators of the City’s hands free ordinance. Since going into effect on Dece...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 1, 2019

Pocatello Community Recreation Center to Offer Lifeguard Training Course

The City of Pocatello’s Community Recreation Center (CRC) will be offering a Lifeguard Training Course starting March 28.

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 27, 2019

Tournament Fever Comes to the Marshall Public Library

Some of the year’s best college basketball is just a couple of weeks away and the Marshall Public Library is starting up a tournament of its own. 

This week, the library tipped off its “Marshall Madness” tournament. For 2019, 52 authors have been ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Mayor Blad Donates $1,000 from Mayor’s School Walking Challenge to Hitting Hearts Foundation

Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad has been putting one foot in front of the other for a good cause. 

Friday, Mayor Blad donated the $1,000 he earned through the Blue Cross Foundation of Idaho’s Mayor’s School Walking Challenge to the Hitting Hearts Found...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Pocatello Animal Services Starts Foster Program

Pocatello Animal Services is hoping Gate City residents will temporarily open their homes to the area’s less fortunate dogs and cats. 

Recently, the department started a foster program for the Pocatello Animal Shelter’s most in-need pets. ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 21, 2019

Pocatello Connect: City Debuts New App

Residents of Pocatello have a new way to get in touch with City government. 

Thursday, the City released its new mobile app, “Pocatello Connect.” The app features a streamlined service request process, allowing residents who see a concern to immed...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission Seeks Comment on Draft Preservation Plan

UPDATE: The public hearing on the plan before the City Council has been postponed until April 4 at 6 p.m.

The Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission is looking for a little help from the public. 

Recently, the group completed a draft historic p...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 20, 2019

MPL to Welcome Award-Winning Writer, Arthur Dorros, for Bellon Visiting Author Series

A renowned children’s author will be paying a visit to the Marshall Public Library. 

Monday, March 4 at 4 p.m., the library will welcome Arthur Dorros for a reading from his works and a book signing. Dorros is an author and illustrator and is best...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Pocatello Regional Airport to Hold Security Drill

Thursday, February 21 Pocatello Regional Airport and the Pocatello Police Department will hold a security drill at the airport. 

The exercise will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and during this time, there will be a significant law enforcement p...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 19, 2019

The Coded Image: Computer Generated Art on Display at Marshall Public Library

The art from the figurative hand of a machine and the literal mind of a human will be on display at the Marshall Public Library.

During February and March, the computer-generated art of Reference Associate John Bickelhaupt will be on display. By inputting ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Pocatello Police Dept. Accepting Applications for Citizen Police Academy

Pocatellans are invited to see what the day in and day out life of the city’s police officers is like. 

Currently, the Pocatello Police Department is taking applications for its Citizen Police Academy. The course will teach 30 residents about crim...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 12, 2019

Sanitation Collection to Operate as Normal on Presidents’ Day

The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will operate as normal on Presidents’ Day, February 18.

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

Offi...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Parents’ Night Out to Talk Internet Safety

The Pocatello Police Department’s “Parents’ Night Out” will be returning to Outer Limits Fun Zone February 19. 

The second session will feature Shad Harris. Harris is a Senior Security Consultant and expert in digital security. He will present inf...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Smooches from Pooches: Dog-Kissing Booth Returns to Pocatello Animal Shelter

The pups at the Pocatello Animal Shelter are looking to give a little love in the lead up to Valentine’s Day. 

Saturday, February 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the staff of Pocatello Animal Services will host a dog-kissing booth. People are invited to...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 30, 2019

Number of Crashes at Benton St. and 2nd Ave. Reduced by 91.67%

Two full years after improvements were completed at a Pocatello intersection, the number of crashes are down by more than 90 percent at the site.  

Staff with the City of Pocatello Engineering Department compiled accident data from the Pocatello P...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 28, 2019

The Nature of Idaho: Zoo Idaho, Idaho Museum of Natural History to Debut Radio Show

Zoo Idaho and the Idaho Museum of Natural History will be bringing the wonders of Idaho’s natural world to the airwaves.

Thursday, January 31 at 8:30 a.m. will mark the launch of “The Nature of Idaho” on KISU. The half-hour program will feature Peter Pruet...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 25, 2019

City Encourages Furloughed Fed. Workers to Make Utility Bill Payment Arrangements

With the shutdown of the federal government now over a month long, the City of Pocatello is offering some assistance.  

Federal workers who have been impacted by the shutdown are encouraged to contact the City’s Utility Billing Department to make ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 22, 2019

Historic Preservation Comm. Invites Commercial Building Owners, Tenants to Open House

The owners and tenants of Pocatello’s historic commercial buildings are invited to learn more about caring for their significant structures.  

Wednesday, February 6 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the offices of Myers Anderson Architects, 122 S. Main St., the...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 18, 2019

Public Input Sought on Pocatello Parks and Rec. Department’s Ross Park Draft Master Plan

The community is invited to weigh in on the future of one of the Gate City’s most prominent parks. 

Tuesday, January 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Pocatello City Council Chambers, 911 N. 7th Avenue, Mayor Brian Blad and the staff of the Parks and Rec...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 18, 2019

City of Pocatello to Host Open House Discussing Flood Risk Impact

The City of Pocatello Engineering Department is inviting residents to talk about the potential impacts of flooding in the Gate City and provide feedback on proposed revisions to the community flood map. 

February 4 from 4 to 6 p.m., in the Pocatel...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Pocatello Prepares for Possible Rain on Snow Event

With temperatures forecasted to be in the 40s and rain possible, the City of Pocatello is bracing for potential flooding. 

The National Weather Service is currently forecasting snow for Wednesday followed by temperatures warming on Thursday into t...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 14, 2019

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

The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will operate as normal Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 21.

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 11, 2019

Emergency! on Display at the Marshall Public Library

Almost everything you could or would want to know about a hit 1970s television show will be on display at the Marshall Public Library this month. 

During the month of January, Library Assistant Colleen Hughes’ personal collection of memorabilia fr...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Parents’ Night Out to Address Mental Health Awareness

The Pocatello Police Department is teaming up with Outer Limits Fun Zone to present "Parents’ Night Out" events.

At “Parents’ Night Out,” caregivers are invited to listen to a presentation about issues affecting local youth. The first presentatio...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Registration Open for Winter, Spring Swim Lessons at Pocatello Community Rec. Center

Registration is underway for the latest round of swim lessons offered by the City of Pocatello Community Recreation Center. 

The four-week long classes will be offered in three sessions, January 21 through February 15, February 18 through March 14...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 7, 2019

Passenger Numbers Soar to 10-Year High at Pocatello Regional Airport

For a third year in a row, Pocatello Regional Airport’s traveler numbers have set a record. 

According to figures compiled by airport staff, the total number of passenger arrivals and departures for 2018 checked in at 90,661, a 15 percent increase...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 4, 2019

50/50 Book Quest Returns at the Marshall Public Library

The Marshall Public Library is challenging you to read 50 books over the coming year. 

Beginning January 7, the library will kickoff its 50/50 Book Quest. Participants have until December 31 to read a book from each of the 50 categories including ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 28, 2018

State of the City Address Set for Jan. 3 Pocatello City Council Meeting

A look back at the year that was for the City of Pocatello is on the agenda for next week’s Pocatello City Council meeting. 

At Thursday’s meeting, Mayor Brian Blad will give the annual State of the City address. The speech highlights the City dep...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 19, 2018

Holiday Garbage Pickups Begin Dec. 26; Trash Collection Delayed Due to Christmas, New Year’s

The busiest time of year will soon be at hand for the employees of the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department. 

From December 26 through December 31, the department will offer its special holiday pickup to accommodate the overflow that comes with...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 18, 2018

City of Pocatello Departments to Close Early Christmas Eve

The City of Pocatello is notifying residents of a change in business hours Monday, December 24.

All departments located in City Hall, including the Pocatello Police Department’s Records office, will be closing at 3 p.m. The Pocatello Animal Shelter and Fir...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 17, 2018

HRAC Seeking Nominations for Human and Civil Rights Award

The City of Pocatello Human Relations Advisory Committee is looking to honor an outstanding local resident for their work in human and civil rights. 

The group is looking for nominations for its Human and Civil Rights Award. The accolade seeks to ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 17, 2018

Pocatello Community Rec. Center to Have Modified Holiday Hours

The City of Pocatello Community Recreation Center will have limited hours over the Holidays. 

On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, the facility will be open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meanwhile, the center will close Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.&a...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Holiday Hoopla to Benefit The Idaho Foodbank Dec. 22

Hitting a few baskets can help in the fight against hunger this holiday season.  

Saturday, December 22 from 2-4 p.m. at Dick’s Sporting Goods, the City of Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Holiday Hoopla free throw sh...

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City of Pocatello News