Power County, ID

Power County, IDpress-times.com

Three run for highway district job at May 18 election

An election will take place on Tuesday, May 18, for a commissioner on the Power County Highway District. Longtime highway district commissioner Robert Wetzel will be taking on two challengers, Jesse Johnston and Kade Smith. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at county polling places. Contact...
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Power County, IDidahobusinessreview.com

Health care facilities follow industry regulations in infrastructure

Power County Hospital District is celebrating celebrate two milestones this year — its 60th anniversary, and the completion of a nearly four-year new construction and renovation project. The hospital’s entire infrastructure — individual patient rooms, exterior and interior structures, workflow, information/technology and all utilities from plumbing to air flow — received an upgrade to the ...
Power County, IDIdaho8.com

Power County Hospital celebrates 60th anniversary

AMERICAN FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - On Tuesday, Power County Hospital held a ribbon-cutting ceremony honoring the 60th anniversary of its facility that originally opened in 1961. Along with the celebration, guests took a tour of the $15.25 million dollar renovation project that is now completed at the facility. Power County...
Bannock County, IDIdaho State Journal

Officials, residents sounding alarm about vandalism, trash and human waste scarring local recreation areas

Idaho Department of Lands officials and community members are trying to stop vandalism and other problems that are occurring at local recreation areas. IDL officials announced this month that they may close the East Fork of Rock Creek in Power County — a popular place for camping, fishing and ATV use — if recreators don’t stop damaging the land and leaving behind trash and human waste.
Power County, IDpress-times.com

Funk becomes P.C. Junior Miss

Gracie Funk, daughter of Lance and Lisa Funk of American Falls, was recognized as Power County’s 2021 Junior Miss on Saturday, April 10. She received a $1,325 scholarship in the program. The first runner up was Makenzie Smith, daughter of Kelly and Justin Richardson, with a $1,125 scholarship; the second...
Idaho StatePost Register

One person critically injured in eastern Idaho shooting

AMERICAN FALLS, Idaho (CBS2) — One person was critically injured in a shooting in eastern Idaho. The American Falls Police report that three people are now in custody at the Power County Jail following the shooting in American Falls. The 29-year-old victim was taken to Portneuf Medical Center and was reportedly in critical condition.
Power County, IDIdaho State Journal

Power County Junior Miss crowns winners

AMERICAN FALLS – Community members packed the American Falls High School auditorium on Saturday night in support of all the contestants participating in the 60th year of Power County Junior Miss. Presented by the American Falls Rotary Club, 2021’s Junior Miss program was themed “Under the Big Top” and raised...
American Falls, IDpress-times.com

Hospital celebrates 60th anniversary

The Power County Hospital is celebrating its 60th anniversary at a pivotal year for the hospital. The hospital has completed its expansion and remodel for now – the first complete remodel beyond paint and flooring in its 60 year history. The construction is completed just as the hospital is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Power County, IDpress-times.com

Landfill Monday closing necessitates schedule change for A.F. garbage

The Power County Landfill, which has been open six days a week, Monday through Saturday, will start being open five days at the beginning of May. The landfill will be open Tuesday through Saturday. The first Monday that the landfill will be closed will be Monday, May 3. The change is to save money and to help retain employees.
Idaho StateIdaho State Journal

Two deaths, 19 new COVID-19 cases reported in Southeast Idaho on Tuesday

Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 19 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Southeast Idaho. This number includes six new cases in Bannock County, six in Bingham County, four in Caribou County and three in Power County. There were no new cases reported in Bear Lake, Butte, Franklin and Oneida counties.
Pocatello, IDIdaho State Journal

Fire destroys shop building south of Pocatello

ARBON — A fire destroyed a shop building in this rural area south of Pocatello on Saturday evening. Firefighters from American Falls and Fort Hall and Power County sheriff's deputies responded to the 6:30 p.m. blaze on Mink Creek Road about 20 miles south of the Gate City. The flames...
Power County, IDIdaho State Journal

Both Power County supplemental levies approved by voters

The majority of voters cast ballots on Tuesday to renew the two-year supplemental levies for both American Falls School District 381 and Rockland School District 382. The American Falls School District’s $2,750,000 annual levy received 306 votes in favor and 187 against, while Rockland’s $210,000 annual levy was supported by 115 votes with only 6 against.
Power County, IDIdaho State Journal

Power County school districts hope to pass levies in March 9 election

Residents of Power County will get the chance to vote to renew supplemental levies for American Falls School District 381 and Rockland School District 382 on March 9. The American Falls School District supplemental levy, which is 23 percent of the district’s general budget, would continue to be used to fund competitive salaries that will attract and retain teachers as well as increase the quality of classes and variety of classes offered.
Power County, IDpress-times.com

Commission says landfill nearly full

The pits where they are allowed to bury garbage at the Power County Landfill are filling up quickly, the Power County commissioners told the American Falls City Council in a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 17. There is only room for about five more pits, which represents about five more years worth of garbage.
Downey, IDIdaho State Journal

Two homes damaged in recent fires

Two more homes have sustained significant damage in recent fires. A fire destroyed a home in Power County on Sunday morning, and another caused thousands of dollars in damage to a house near Downey on Feb. 11. No one was injured in either incident. The most recent fire involved a...