North Fork Championship is a ‘magical feeling’ for top kayakers in the world

Every year the top paddlers in the world come to the Payette River’s North Fork for a three-day event. And to some, the experience is all they need to be satisfied. BANKS, IDAHO, Idaho — The top competitive Kayakers in the world are dropping into the Payette River this weekend for the North Forks Championship, … Read more

Here’s who is performing at the 2021 Boise Pride Festival

BOISE, Idaho — The Boise Pride Festival announced the lineup for the upcoming event on Friday. The Pride Festival is set to take place between Sept. 10-12, 2021. After being canceled last year and postponed until September this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival expanded from two to three days. The traditional fireworks … Read more

IF firefighters raise record-breaking funds for MDA

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – Last weekend, Idaho Falls Fire Department/IAFF Local 1565 firefighters hit the streets and shattered fundraising records for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.   “This year we were able to raise just under $50,000,” IFFD Firefighter Jimmie Hitch said. “That is the most we have ever raised in the history of our … Read more

Idaho’s May unemployment rate drops to 3%

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped from 3.1% in April to 3% for May. Total employment grew to 874,143, up 0.2% (+1,978), while total unemployment dropped 3% (-865) to 27,351. May’s labor force and steady participation rate continued to benefit from population increases. Idaho’s labor force grew by one-tenth of … Read more

Fish and Game Commission amends wolf hunting and trapping seasons to start on July 1

The amended seasons will take effect on July 1. That’s consistent with the effective date of Senate Bill 1211 approved by the Idaho Legislature. BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has approved some changes to the wolf trapping and hunting seasons. The commission met Thursday during a conference call to amend the … Read more

Direct flights between Boise and Pullman-Moscow to resume in August

Alaska Airlines on Thursday also announced winter service to Phoenix, and celebrated inaugural flights from Boise to Austin and Chicago. BOISE, Idaho — The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, and if those points are hundreds of miles apart, the fastest way to get there is by airplane — but for several … Read more

2 conflicts with deer and dogs reported in Pocatello’s Johnny Creek

Pocatello POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – For the second time in a week, a deer-dog altercation in the Johnny Creek area has been reported to the Idaho Fish and Game office in Pocatello. In both incidents, homeowners reported encounters between mule deer does and pet dogs that have resulted in the pets requiring veterinary attention. Deer … Read more

Idaho dog shot twice after mistaken for wolf: ‘Consider not pulling the trigger’

An Idaho family was backpacking in North Fork Lake when their dog was mistaken for a wolf and shot twice. BLAINE COUNTY, Idaho — A Hailey family is asking for people to use caution with their guns, especially in the backcountry, after their dog was shot twice because she was mistaken for a wolf. Robert … Read more

27 Idaho postal employees were attacked by dogs in 2020

Idaho IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – Overall, more than 5,800 postal employees were attacked by dogs in the United States in 2020. In Idaho, 27 postal employees were attacked by dogs in 2020. From nips and bites to vicious attacks, aggressive dog behavior poses a serious threat to postal employees and the general public. The … Read more

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