PacifiCorp proposes big build of Rocky Mountain region wind

News CASPER, Wyo. (AP) – A utility proposes to build six wind farms that could supply enough electricity for over 1 million homes in Wyoming and other states by 2024. Portland, Oregon-based PacifiCorp announced the plan this week. The wind farms would add more than 1,600 megawatts of power capacity in Wyoming. Combined with PacifiCorp’s … 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

Dedication date announced for Pocatello Temple

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the date for the dedication of the Pocatello Idaho Temple. The temple in the city of Pocatello will be dedicated on Sunday, November 7, 2021, in three sessions, by President M. Russell Ballard, acting president of the Quorum of … 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

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

White-nose syndrome detected in bats at Devils Tower National Monument

Wyoming CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KIFI) – Wildlife researchers have confirmed the presence of white-nose syndrome (WNS) in bats at Devils Tower National Monument. While this is the first confirmation of WNS in the state, the fungus that causes WNS, Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd), was potentially detected in southeast Wyoming as early as 2018. Biologists from the University of Wyoming discovered evidence … Read more

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