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‘America’s Got Talent’ winner Terry Fator announces show in eastern Idaho
FORT HALL — Get ready for an unforgettable evening of entertainment as Terry Fator, the talented ventriloquist and winner of ‘America’s Got Talent,’ takes the stage at the Chiefs Event Center as part of his highly anticipated “On The Road Again” tour on Feb. 16. Fator’s exceptional ventriloquism skills and captivating stage presence promise a fun-filled evening.
Man who crashed his car while trying to escape arrest sentenced to probation
POCATELLO — A man who pleaded guilty to driving under the influence after he crashed his car, ending a police chase, has been placed on probation. Richard Francis Matsaw, 48, pleaded guilty to the felony charge after reaching a plea agreement with the Bannock County Prosecutor’s Office. In exchange, additional charges for felony attempting to flee, misdemeanor resisting arrest and a persistent violator enhancement were all dismissed.
Vallow-Daybell extradited to Arizona from Pocatello Women's Correctional Facility
Arizona’s Maricopa County sheriff’s office reports that convicted Idaho murderer Lori Vallow-Daybell is now an inmate in its county jail after being extradited from the Pocatello Women’s Correctional Facility. Vallow-Daybell was booked on two first-degree conspiracy to commit murder charges. A booking video that ABC 15 Arizona...
3 things to know this morning – December 5, 2023￼
Here's what you should know to start your Tuesday.
Yellowstone Transportation provides professional, luxury ride service for Gate City area
POCATELLO — Local residents and tourists in the area can now experience a high-end, quality ride service through Yellowstone Transportation. The burgeoning company will differ from traditional ride shares like Uber by providing sophisticated, professional transportation services that cater to a more specialized crowd. Husband and wife duo Rory and Jennifer Erchul, best known for their restaurants The Yellowstone and the Union Taproom as well as the 313 Whisky Bar,...
High-Speed Chase in Pocatello Reflects Rising Vehicle Theft Challenges
In the early morning hours of November 3, an incident of high-speed theft and chase unfolded in Pocatello, Idaho. Dustin Lee Hensley, a 33-year-old man, allegedly stole a red 2012 Hyundai Elantra from a local residence and subsequently led police on a dangerous pursuit. Evading officers at speeds over 60 mph in a 25 mph zone, and without headlights, Hensley's actions culminated in multiple felony charges including grand theft and aggravated assault on a police officer. This case serves as a microcosm of the broader challenges faced by law enforcement in the wake of a surge in vehicle thefts.
Local animal shelters face overcrowding issues
Local animal shelters are facing overcrowding issues.
Anonymous Donor Funds Free Dog Adoptions at Pocatello Animal Shelter
Discover the heartwarming story of an anonymous donor sponsoring dog adoptions at the Pocatello Animal Shelter. With the shelter at full capacity, this generous act is making a significant difference, offering hope for many dogs awaiting their forever homes. Tune in for more details.
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Dogs Of pocatello, ID Need You!
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of pocatello..
Bingham County elected officials pledge to be drug, alcohol free in workplace
In order to provide a safe work environment and to support its employees’ health and general well-being, Bingham County has established a drug-free workplace policy. The new policy states that an unsafe work environment could arise if any employee illegally uses drugs at home or at work; possesses, distributes, or sells drugs at work; comes to work under the influence; or abuses alcohol on the job, To enforce the policy,...
Grace Lutheran invites community to living nativity to celebrate the birth of Christ
POCATELLO — Local residents will be able to enjoy an immersive nativity scene experience complete with actors and live animals Wednesday evening. The annual event, which is now in its fourth year, is put on by the congregation at Grace Lutheran Church and showcases the events leading up to and the eventual birth of Jesus Christ. Admission is free. On Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., community...
Honoring Fred Cornforth’s Contributions to the Vandal Food Pantry
ASUI recently created a joint resolution for the University of Idaho with Boise State University and Idaho State University honoring Fred Cornforth and his contributions to not only the Vandal Food Pantry but also the perspective pantries at the other schools. One part of ASUI’s resolution is focusing on their...
Injuries reported in Highway 11 crash
MILTON-FREEWATER – A crash on Highway 11 at West Crockett Road sent at least two people to St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla Sunday afternoon. The Oregon State Police cited Richard Cutright, 59, of Blackfoot, Idaho with driving under the influence of intoxicants. The accident report indicates that...
Pocatello ballet dancer competing in international competition to be special guest for local 'Nutcracker' show
POCATELLO — A local 17-year-old boy is one of seven male ballet dancers in the United States to compete in a competition in Switzerland at the beginning of next year. Carson Willey, a former student at Alliance Academy of Dance, said the competition is called the Prix de Lausanne, which is an annual competition held in Lausanne, Switzerland. "I am one of seven boys in the United States to go,"...
What to do this week in East Idaho
WednesdayThe Union Taproom, 230 W. Bonneville St. in Pocatello, will host DJ trivia at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The congregation at Grace Lutheran Church presents the 4th annual live nativity, showcasing the events leading up to and the birth of Jesus Christ. Admission is free. At 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., community members of every background are invited to the church, 1350 Baldy Ave in Pocatello. Wednesday and ThursdaySoutheastern...
THE HYGGE PLACE: New local business invites community to read and relax among the greenery of plants
POCATELLO — Upon entering the quaint shop at 201 N. Main St. in Historic Downtown Pocatello, customers are greeted by an array of thriving green plants. Books of all shapes and sizes from a variety of genres line a sprawling bookshelf that encompasses the entirety of one wall of the storefront. The cozy corner shop is called The Hygge Place, a plant shop and bookstore that encourages everyone in the...
The gas price fluctuate between $3.02 and $3.62 in Pocatello as of 2023-12-05. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Tuesday is $3.229, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Who is behind this year’s string of cyberattacks?
POCATELLO — Over the last seven months, at least four cyberattacks have been launched against major eastern Idaho organizations. Three have been against hospitals, and one against the Idaho National Laboratory. This has led some EastIdahoNews.com readers to wonder why so many have happened this year and who is...
Michael and Desiree Butterfield celebrate 50th anniversary
The family of Michael and Desiree Butterfield happily announce their parents' 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 15. They were married on December 15, 1973, in Pocatello. They have two very grateful daughters and five beautiful granddaughters; Cassidi (Scott) (Kashlin and Peyton); Heather (Kris) (Gracie, Giada and Lola). Mike and Desiree...
Local DUI Incident Highlights Ongoing Socioeconomic Challenges
A recent vehicle collision on Highway 11 at West Crockett Road near Milton-Freewater has once again brought the issue of driving under the influence (DUI) into the local spotlight. The crash, involving 59-year-old Richard Cutright from Blackfoot, Idaho, resulted in at least two individuals being hospitalized at St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla. Cutright, cited for DUI, failed to yield while in the turning lane, colliding with a vehicle operated by a young Walla Walla man. Although the driver of the other car declined further medical attention, passengers in Cutright's vehicle were not as fortunate and required transportation to the hospital. The Oregon State Police, along with multiple agencies, coordinated a comprehensive response to the incident.