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Local jewelry stores seeing lots of fake gold from scam victims

Pocatello area jewelry stores are reportedly seeing numerous pieces of fake gold obtained by local people who were unknowingly scammed. Molinelli's Jewelers on North Main Street in downtown Pocatello said they've been " bombarded with numerous pieces of fake gold all with the same story." Molinelli's said that local people are being approached by scammers posing as immigrants at places such as gas stations, casinos and parking lots. ...
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Daytripper: A Beer-Lover’s Weekend in Southeastern Idaho

I enjoyed a recent trip back “home” to St. Louis, where I remember the fact that STL’s brewing scene is among the best and deepest in the country. While new entries into the market have seemingly slowed in the COVID era (after a decade of non-stop growth) the town continues to make great, varied beer within the same market as the birthplace of Anheuser-Busch.

Hot start to the week

High pressure over the area makes for more heat today with light winds shifting to the SW 5-10 and picking up tomorrow 20-30mph. Highs will be around 90 - 88 for Idaho Falls and 92 for Pocatello. Hotter tomorrow and busting into the 90's and even mid 90's for Pocatello,...

Local man arrested after allegedly beating man with large wooden stick

POCATELLO — A 34-year-old local man was arrested Thursday night after police say he attacked a man with a large wooden stick. David Allen Placket, 34, of Pocatello, has been charged with one felony count of aggravated battery following the incident. Pocatello police were dispatched to the 1000 block of S. 4th Avenue around 10:15 p.m. Thursday for the report of a physical disturbance between two men, according to a...

Gate City Grays sweep Blue Sox with two wins in doubleheader

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - The Gate City Grays continued their impressive play this season on Saturday with back-to-back wins against the Smithfield Blue Sox 4-2 and 7-5. The Grays are now 12-3 on the season and are more than halfway done with their schedule before the NUL playoffs. The Grays...

Four local men die in two unrelated crashes on same night

Four local men died in two separate crashes on East Idaho roads Thursday night including a fatal hit-and-run accident in Pocatello involving a pedestrian. Robert Thomas Sequints, 30, of Pocatello, was fatally struck by a vehicle on the northbound lanes of Interstate 15 just north of the Pocatello Creek Road exit around 11:25 p.m. Pocatello police on Friday morning issued a statement saying they were called out to Interstate 15...

Firefighters extinguish burning UTV following Aberdeen Daze parade

ABERDEEN — Firefighters extinguished a utility terrain vehicle that caught fire following the Aberdeen Daze parade on Saturday afternoon. The incident occurred around 1:45 p.m. on North First East and did not result in any injuries, authorities said. The road was temporarily shut down by police while Aberdeen firefighters extinguished the burning UTV. The UTV had participated in the parade minutes prior to catching on fire. The Aberdeen Fire Department was nearby, having also participated in the parade, and responded quickly to the emergency. It wasn't immediately clear why the UTV caught fire.

ISU College of Business awards record number of private scholarships

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – More than 90% of College of Business students who applied for private scholarships have received one for the upcoming academic year, thanks to a major increase in new scholarship endowment gifts in recent years. The College of Business awarded students $170,000 in private scholarships for...

Man walking Oregon Trail takes in the majesty of eastern Idaho

POCATELLO — Walking 2,000 miles allows one to take in things they may not have fully appreciated otherwise. The vibrance of wildflowers cannot truly be realized unless you’ve walked alongside them for miles on end. Prairie dogs are an inquisitive bunch. And pronghorns are obnoxiously loud. At least...

Bannock County burn ban to begin July 1, 4th of July fireworks will be limited

POCATELLO — A burn ban will limit the types of fireworks allowed in Bannock County urban areas this 4th of July. According to a news release from the city of Pocatello, the ban will go into effect Friday. Aerial fireworks will be limited to “approved professional firework displays,” per the ban. Additionally, all fireworks will be banned in wildland-urban interface areas throughout the county.

Highland hires new head football coach

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - The Highland Rams have hired their new head football coach. Athletic Director Travis Bell has announced that Nick Sorrell will be taking the reigns next season. Sorrell will follow in the footsteps of local legend Gino Mariani, who resigned from the position on July 16th. Mariani...
Idaho State Journal

Pocatello Senior Activity center terminates the curbside meal program

POCATELLO — The Pocatello Senior Activity curbside program ended May 31, with 59,845 curbside bagged meals distributed to seniors from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday to Friday by staff and volunteers since March 2020. Curbside Supervisor Marty Riedle and staff greeted seniors who drove, walked, bicycled and wheel-chaired...

Carly Flandro joins Idaho Education News

Idaho Education News welcomes reporter Carly Flandro to its staff this week. Flandro comes to the newsroom straight from the classroom. For the past eight years she has taught English at Century High School in Pocatello. Prior to that, she spent a school year at American Falls High as a paraprofessional.

March held in downtown Pocatello protesting US Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

POCATELLO — Dozens of people gathered in downtown Pocatello on Friday evening to protest the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The protesters marched through the downtown chanting and carrying signs with messages like "Never Again—Blood On Your Hands" and "Keep Our Kids Safe If You Want Them So Bad." More than 50 people took part in the march, which was organized by the group Pro-Choice Southeast Idaho.

Two yearling moose captured and removed from Pocatello

At approximately 10 am on Thursday, June 23, Idaho Department of Fish and Game received reports of two moose in the vicinity of Mountain View Cemetery on the south end of 5th Avenue in Pocatello. Idaho Fish and Game personnel responded and were able to dart and transport the two...