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 At approximately 5:40pm this evening, Bonneville County Sheriff's Deputies were called to the Palisades area to a report of man missing in an avalanche.  The report came in from a snowmobile rider who advised their party was riding North East of the Sheep Creek area when they were caught in…

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BLACKFOOT– Governor Brad Little held a statewide AARP telephone town hall to help spread information and answer questions. The current state of affairs in Idaho is ever changing and Idaho's government is providing a forum in which people understand what is going on. They encourage participat…

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BLACKFOOT– There have been a lot of articles giving some great ideas to parents about keeping their children occupied during their time at home. However, there haven't been nearly enough focused on parents and their sanity as well. Many parents are pushing aside their stress and anxiety to h…

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BOISE - ITD maintenance and bridge personnel are cleaning up debris and inspecting infrastructure after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake shook the Idaho Central Mountains Tuesday night.

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BLACKFOOT– The world is being impacted in more ways than one. New regulations and restrictions are coming down from World Health and from the CDC to help flatten the curve. There are a lot of essential people still working at the moment, but there are also a lot of people who are independent…

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Customers of The Pressbox, 1257 Yellowstone Ave., in Pocatello may have been exposed to COVID-19, during March 19-22. A customer of The Pressbox has been confirmed as having COVID-19. While the risk to public health is low, there is the possibility that customers could have been exposed to C…

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After further investigation, Southeastern Idaho Public Health has identified community transmission from the second Bingham County case (female in her 40s). She did not report any travel or contact with a confirmed case. Community transmission is defined as illness within a community that la…

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BLACKFOOT– The Blackfoot Library has been a major boon to the community. It has held story times for preschoolers, taught others about electronics, given readers new avenues to explore, and overall they help people improve themselves. Through the crisis there are a lot of issues that have ar…

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BLACKFOOT–Price gouging is defined as the practice of raising the price of goods, services, or commodities, to an unreasonable or unfair level. Usually comes about as a result of a sudden increase or demand and shortage of goods. It is illegal in most jurisdictions. When the coronavirus hit …

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) has announced a new toll-free number for Idahoans to call with questions about COVID-19 or the Statewide Stay-Home Order. The number, 1-888-330-3010, will be staffed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The number will be in service beginni…

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IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Falls Police Department is attempting to locate two individuals who are persons of interest in a violent felony investigation involving the abduction, robbery, and aggravated battery of an adult female. On March 25th, Idaho Falls Police Officers were notified of a pos…

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The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) and two local public health districts are reporting the state’s first deaths related to COVID-19.  They are: *A man over the age of 60 from Blaine County. It is not clear if he had underlying health issues.  *A man over the age of 80 from Blaine Cou…

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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — In light of the secretary of Energy's message to maximize telework for the safety of employees and the community at large, and in consideration of the recent state of Idaho "Stay Home" order applicable statewide, Idaho National Laboratory will transition to “minimum-safe…

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During this unprecedented time, I wanted to give everyone some clarification as how the functions within Bingham County Sheriff’s Office will be effected pertaining to its day to day operations the next three weeks. The essential functions such as patrol, dispatch and jail will all run as normal.

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The Bingham County Sheriff’s Office is starting to get many phone calls into the dispatch center about Governor Little’s order to stay at home. The order from the Governor states that the stay-home order requires citizens to self-isolate at home if you can, not just if you are sick. If you a…

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Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) is asking the community for donations of surgical or N95 masks, medical grade gloves, handsanitizer and disinfectant (spray or wipes) for first responders and health care workers in southeast Idaho. Area responders are having a difficult time obtaining…

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NEW YORK, March 25, 2020…Given the high uncertainty on how the epidemiological trajectory of COVID-19 and the economic response to this crisis will develop over the next few months, The Conference Board has developed three scenarios for the development of the US economy through the remainder…

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BLACKFOOT– While the children are out of school and recommended shelter in place, there are a lot of parents who are at a loss of what activities to do with their children. There have been some great ideas for parents to do with their kids, even for older kids too!  Some of the ideas are: 

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Local public health districts may be announcing cases of COVID-19 that are not reflected in the state’s numbers at coronavirus.idaho.gov.

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BLACKFOOT– As there have been shortages in the grocery stores, many people are turning to alternatives.   There have been some legitimate alternatives that do just as well. If one doesn't know for sure what chemicals or materials work together, it can get dangerous. Do some research before h…

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BINGHAM COUNTY – Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) have confirmed a positive case in southeast Idaho of novel coronavirus in a 37 year old male. This is the first case for Southeastern Idaho Public Health.  The individual is home rec…

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BLACKFOOT – On Wednesday, Sydney Edens, with Gordmans announced that the store will be postponing the grand opening of the Blackfoot store that was slated for March 31.

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BLACKFOOT– In the wake of the toilet paper madness, there have been some real concerns being raised by plumbers and sewer workers in the area. There are a lot of people who are looking for alternatives to use besides toilet paper, and in the wake of using alternatives there can arise major p…

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POCATELLO –  Construction began on Idaho State University’s $7.1 million Davis Field renovation on Wednesday, March 18, to restore and improve the soccer field and track and field-events area, replace the deteriorating seating on the east and west sides, and add lights.

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In an effort to help families who are suddenly homeschooling and/or seeking enriching activities for kids during school closures from the COVID19 pandemic, Raddish Kids -- the leading, award-winning kids culinary subscription kit and cooking club for kids - is giving away 25,000 free kits on…

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POCATELLO–– Using updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and public health officials, Idaho State University is canceling or postponing all events, including commencement and graduation-related activities, at all of campus locations, through May 15.

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