Posted on: December 14, 2017

East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center to Open for 2017-18 Season

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The East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center will be opening for the 2017-18 season Friday, December 15.“Right now, the racecourse and the trails up to Ermine are in good shape,” said Lance Clark, Outdoor Recreation Program Manager. &ldq...

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

Hawthorne Middle School Student to Serve as Mayor for a Day

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Eighth-grader Savanah Call will be the latest student to serve Pocatello as the city’s Mayor for a Day.While on the job, Savanah will accompany Mayor Brian Blad in managing the day-to-day happenings of the City. Savanah’s term on Decem...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Merry KONGmas: Pocatello Animal Services KONGs for Christmas Toy Drive

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If you stop by the Pocatello Animal Shelter this holiday season, staff are hoping to hear a different take on an old holiday greeting.“Instead of ‘Merry Christmas,’ we want to hear ‘Merry KONGmas,’&rdq...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Community Recreation Center to Close Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1

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The Pocatello Community Recreation Center will be closed for several days during the holiday season.The center will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year’s Day. Officials apologize for any inconvenience the closure...

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

Pocatello Animal Services Auctions Off “1B 1” License Plate

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The number one license plate in Bannock County is up for bid.Thanks to a donation by the Barber family, the plate reading “1B 1” is being auctioned off by Pocatello Animal Services. According to the family, the license plate had been i...

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Posted on: December 7, 2017

Hoops to Fight Hunger: “Holiday Hoopla” Set for December 16

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To help in the fight against hunger, all you have to do is sink a few baskets.Saturday, December 16 from 2-4 p.m. at Dick’s Sporting Goods, the City of Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Holiday Hoopla free throw shoo...

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Pocatello Community Recreation Center to Offer Lifeguard Training Course

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The City of Pocatello’s Community Recreation Center (CRC) will be offering a Lifeguard Training Course beginning Friday, January 19.Interested participants must complete a pre-course session and water skill testing prior to being accepted into t...

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

Community Rec. Center, Ross Park Aquatic Complex Gift Certificates Available

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The City of Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department invites you to give the gift of health this holiday season.Gift certificates are available for purchase to the Community Recreation Center and Ross Park Aquatic Complex. The certificates can be used to...

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

City Employees Pledge $25,351.60 to United Way

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Employees with the City of Pocatello have opened their wallets for the United Way of Southeastern Idaho.Through the group’s annual campaign, employees donated $25,351.60. Workers were able to target their gift to an area of focus like “Education,” “Financ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2017

PRT Tour of Lights Scheduled for Dec. 14 and 15

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Pocatello and Chubbuck’s resident Clark Griswolds are going to be showcased December 14 and 15.At 7 p.m. on both days, Pocatello Regional Transit will host its 30th Annual Tour of Lights. The drive highlights the best-of-the-best of the two cities’ holida...

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

Olin Selected as Pocatello Mayor for a Day

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An Alameda Middle School student will fill the Mayor for a Day post later this month.November 29, Amber Olin will assume the role of the office and join Mayor Brian Blad in managing the day-to-day business of the City. Olin was selected by the school with...

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

Zoo Idaho Hosts Fourth Annual “Wild Winter Weekends”

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The animals of Zoo Idaho invite you to pay them a visit in a different light this December.Saturday, December 2 and Saturday, December 9 from noon to 4 p.m. on both days Zoo Idaho will host the 4th Annual Wild Winter Weekends. During the celebration, the ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Portneuf River Visioning Open House to be held November 20

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After getting feedback on the future of the Portneuf River at the Portneuf Valley Farmer’s Market, the results are ready to be presented to the public.  Monday, November 20 from 4-6 p.m. at Pocatello City Hall, students from Utah State ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Nominations Sought for 2018 Human and Civil Rights Award

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The City of Pocatello Human Relations Advisory Committee is looking to celebrate a local leader in human and civil rights.Currently, the group is seeking nominations for its Human and Civil Rights Award. The accolade seeks to recognize a citizen who has w...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Pocatello Police Remind Residents to Lock Vehicles During Holidays

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The holidays are nearly here and the officers with the Pocatello Police Department are spreading a few tips to prevent a Grinch from ruining your Christmas cheer.Officers would like to remind residents to lock the doors of their vehicles when they are at ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Leadership Pocatello-Chubbuck Donates Dog Park Equipment to Parks and Rec. Dept.

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There are a few new amenities at the Gate City’s two dog parks thanks to Leadership Pocatello-Chubbuck. Recently, the group donated new dog-friendly fountains, benches, waste stations, and more to the City of Pocatello Parks and Departm...

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

Garbage Collection to be Delayed Due to Thanksgiving Holiday

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Thursday and Friday’s garbage, recycling, yard waste, and leaf collection for Pocatello residents will be delayed by one day because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Garbage, recycling, yard waste, and leaves will not be picked up Thursday, November...

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

One Proclamation to be Issued at Thursday Meeting

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A proclamation recognizing a valued profession will be issued at this week’s City Council meeting. The edict, scheduled to be read by Councilman Gary Moore and signed by Mayor Brian Blad, will highlight the efforts of nurse practitioners and est...

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

City Creek Area Gates to Close to Motorized Access

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The City of Pocatello is preparing for its annual closure of the gates to the City Creek area.  From November 16, 2017 through May 15, 2018, the City Creek area will be closed to motorized access. This entails closing the motorized access gates a...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

Newly Elected Mayor and Council Members Look Forward to Service

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Pocatellans cast their ballots this week and the winners of the 2017 election are weighing in. Mayor Brian C. Blad was reelected to his third term while Heidi Adamson was elected to City Council Seat #4, Linda Leeuwrik to Seat #5, and Richard W. "Ric...

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

City of Pocatello Election Results

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The votes are in for the 2017 City of Pocatello Municipal Election. In the Mayoral race, Brian C. Blad was reelected. In the City Council Seat races, Heidi Adamson has been elected to Seat 4, Linda Leeuwrik to Seat 5, and Richard W. "Rick" Cheat...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

City of Pocatello Offices Closed Nov. 10, Sanitation Collection Normal, PRT to Limit Service

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Friday, November 10, City of Pocatello offices will be closed for Veterans Day (observed).The Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will be operating as normal on November 10. Residents who are scheduled for a Friday pickup of garbage or rec...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Brady Chapel Opens to Public on Veterans Day

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A Pocatello landmark will be open to the public this Veterans Day. On Saturday, November 11 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission will host an open house at the Brady Chapel. During the event, commission members will be ava...

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

Pocatello Fire to Hold Burn and Learn Exercise

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Wednesday, November 8, the Pocatello Fire Department will be using a live-fire exercise to help train firefighters.

For the burn and learn, the department will start actual fires in a controlled setting at the vacant home located at 4259 Hawthorne Road. Cr...

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

Pocatello Police, Street Operations Remind Residents Not to Place Snow on Roads

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Snow is in the forecast for Pocatello and the City of Pocatello Street Operations and Police Departments are reminding residents to keep sidewalks clear and not to shovel or blow snow into the streets of the Gate City.

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Street Operations, Water Departments Return to Five-Day Work Schedule

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Monday, November 6 crews with the City of Pocatello Street Operations and Water Departments will make the switch to their winter work schedule.

The hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Employees have been working ten-hour days, four ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Leaf Collection Program Starts November 13

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The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department is gearing up for the year’s leaf collection program.

2017 sees the effort kick-off Monday, November 13 and conclude December 3. Leaves that are collected are taken to Bannock County’s compost...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Marshall Public Library to Present "What the Equifax Data Breach Means to You"

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More than 140 million Americans were impacted by the Equifax data breach. Now, the Marshall Public Library and Pocatello Police Department are teaming up to help you protect yourself in the aftermath.Thursday, November 9 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marsh...

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Posted on: October 31, 2017

Public Hearing to be Held on Sign Code Changes

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A public hearing will be held at the Pocatello City Council’s regular meeting Thursday, November 16 to hear comments from the public on proposed changes to portions of the City Code that address off-premise signs.Under the suggested changes, the...

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Posted on: October 30, 2017

“Food for Fines” Starts November 1 at Marshall Public Library

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Food will help you receive a bit of forgiveness from the Marshall Public Library starting next month.November 1 will mark the start of the library’s annual “Food for Fines” food drive. The annual event lets patrons have their...

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Posted on: October 30, 2017

Pocatello Water Takes Best of Show at AWWA Intermountain Section’s Annual Conference

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Pocatello can now be known for how great its drinking water tastes thanks to a water taste test competition.Recently at the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Intermountain Section’s Annual Conference, the City of Pocatello Wate...

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

Pocatello Ranks at Top of 2017 Municipal Equality Index for Idaho

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Pocatello finds itself at the top in the Gem State according to a new report from the Human Rights Campaign.According to the 2017 “Municipal Equality Index” (MEI), Pocatello scored 75 out of 100, placing the city first among surveyed c...

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

Marshall Public Library Invites Teens to Breakout of “The Tell-Tale Heart”

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The Marshall Public Library is inviting teens to breakout of a literary classic.Friday, October 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., youth in grades 6 through 12 are invited to participate in Cold Case: The Tell-Tale Heart - A Breakout Game for Teens. The game is...

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

Pocatello Police to Host Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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Do you have unused or expired prescription medications? Saturday is the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and the Pocatello Police Department will be accepting medications for disposal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 911 N. 7th Ave., in front of the poli...

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

Pocatello Street Operations Department Closes Out FY 2017 Paving Program

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Fiscal Year 2017 has wrapped up for the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department and it was a record breaking one.September 30 officially marked the end of the department’s pavement management program for the fiscal year. 2017 saw staff tr...

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

Pocatello Police Warn Businesses and Residents about Fake $20 Bills

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A new round of fake cash is circulating in East Idaho.Recently, Pocatello Police received multiple reports of counterfeit $20 bills being passed at local businesses by several different males. Officers say the males will attempt to use the bill and if the...

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

The Friends of the Marshall Public Library Donates $30,000 for Shelving, Library to Close Oct. 23

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Thanks to a $30,000 donation by The Friends of the Marshall Public Library, the books that call the library home will soon get a new place to spend their days between checkouts.Recently, the group presented library staff with the money for new shelving fo...

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

Idaho Central Credit Union to Donate Vehicle to Pocatello D.A.R.E.

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The Pocatello D.A.R.E. program will soon have a different vehicle to use when visiting schools.Idaho Central Credit Union has generously donated a former “Green Machine” to be refurbished for the D.A.R.E. program.“The D.A.R.E...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

“Zoo Boo” Returns October 28

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Spirits, superheroes, as well as ghastly creatures of all stripes will be on the prowl at Zoo Idaho Saturday, October 28.From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the zoo will be hosting its annual “Zoo Boo” event. The special day at Zoo Idaho will let ...

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

Zoo Idaho to Host OktoBEARfest October 21

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Local residents are being asked to raise their glasses for the animals at Zoo Idaho.October 21, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Zoo Idaho will host the first-ever OktoBEARfest at the zoo. The 21 and over only, after-hours event will feature beer tastings, chili, a...

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

Adoptable Cats from Pocatello Animal Services to be Available at PetSmart

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Adoptable animals from Pocatello Animal Services will be in the spotlight at the new PetSmart location in the Gate City. Pocatello Animal Services has partnered with PetSmart to have three kennels with cats and kittens available for adoption at the busine...

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Posted on: October 11, 2017

City of Pocatello to Participate in 2017 Great ShakeOut Drill

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There will be simulated shaking going on at City Hall later this month. On October 19, at 10:19 a.m., City of Pocatello employees will be taking part in the 2017 Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill. The drill allows participants to practice the “Dro...

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Posted on: October 11, 2017

13-Years in a Row: Pocatello Finance Dept. Honored for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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The City of Pocatello Finance Department is among the elite when it comes to governmental accounting.Recently, the department was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for their efforts on the Comprehensive Annual Fi...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

PFD Participates in Fire Prevention Week, Says “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”

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When it comes to a house fire, a second could be the difference between life and death. It’s for this reason the Pocatello Fire Department is joining with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to tell residents “Every Second ...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

“Coffee with the Mayor” Set for October 17

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Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad will be sitting down for a chat and a breakfast beverage with residents next week.Tuesday, October 17 at 9 a.m. St. Anthony Place, 650 North 7th Avenue, will play host to another edition of “Coffee with the Mayor.&...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Shepard Withdraws From Pocatello Mayoral Race

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A candidate for Pocatello Mayor has withdrawn from the race.

Today, Pocatello City Clerk Ruth Whitworth announced that Paul Shepard has bowed out of the City’s November General Election. Shepard submitted his withdrawal of declaration of candidac...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Historic Preservation Comm. to Present “Before All Hallow’s Eve, Share Twilight at Brady Chapel”

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The public is invited for an eerie look at one of Pocatello’s most famous buildings on Friday the 13th.

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Historic Preservation Commission will host the “Before All Hallow’s Eve, Share Twilight at Brad...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

Johnson Named City Attorney

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A Bannock County attorney will soon be trading jurisdictions to take the reins of the City of Pocatello Legal Department.

At Thursday’s City Council meeting, Council members confirmed Mayor Brian Blad’s appointment of Jared Johnson to t...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

Search Continues for Missing Man

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Police are looking for information on missing 82-year-old Edward J. Girrard. Girrard was last seen fueling his pickup truck at the Pocatello Fred Meyer around 2 p.m. Saturday, September 30. His vehicle is a green Toyota pickup with an Idaho plate number 1...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

Test Well to be Drilled Near Gate City Elementary

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Starting next week, a contractor for the City of Pocatello will be drilling a test water well near Gate City Elementary School.

The week of October 9 the contractor will begin drilling the well on the southeast corner of the school’s playing fiel...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

City of Pocatello Sanitation Collection to Operate as Normal on Columbus Day

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The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will be operating as normal on Columbus Day, October 9.

Residents who are scheduled for a Monday pickup of garbage and recycling should still place their autocarts out by 7 a.m.

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Pocatello Animal Services, Phil Meador Subaru, ASPCA Team up to “Share the Love”

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If you are looking to add a furry member to the family, this Saturday it will be easier on your wallet.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Phil Meador Subaru, 1437 Yellowstone Avenue, Pocatello Animal Services, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anim...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Marshall Public Library Joins EBSCO Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

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Hobbyists and crafters now have a new resource at the Marshall Public Library for their passions.

After a successful trial run this past March, the library has signed on to EBSCO's Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center. The services provide library patrons...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

City of Pocatello Joins Forces with Dept. of Homeland Security for Cyber Security Awareness Month

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The City of Pocatello is partnering with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and organizations from around the country to help residents better protect themselves online.

During the month of October, the City’s Information Technology Depart...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Pocatello/Chubbuck Mayors’ Youth Advisory Council Hosts Disc Golf Scramble

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UPDATE: Due to the possibility of inclement weather, the Pocatello/Chubbuck Mayors’ Youth Advisory Council’s Fall Disc Golf Scramble has been cancelled. The council plans to reschedule the event for Spring 2018.

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Idaho Central Credit Union, ISU Credit Union Donate $15,000 for Bengal Paws

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What has become a staple of the Pocatello community is receiving a fresh round of support from two local credit unions.

Thursday, representatives from ISU Credit Union and Idaho Central Credit Union jointly presented Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad with a $15,0...

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Ridge Street & U.S. Highway 30 Water Line Replacements Begin Monday

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Monday, September 25, crews are scheduled to start replacing the water main lines on Ridge Street and U.S. Highway 30.

The project is anticipated to last six weeks. Crews will work along Ridge Street from Hawthorne Road to U.S. Highway 30 and then begin on...

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Recycling Program to Stop Accepting Certain Plastics

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Due to fluctuating market conditions, the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s curbside recycling program will no longer be accepting certain types of plastic.

Western Recycling, the City’s contractor for recyclable materials, rece...

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

From Worst to ?: Pocatello Raises New Flag

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After an effort that spanned the globe, Pocatello’s new flag flew over the city for the first time Tuesday.

The Pocatello Veterans Honor Guard had the distinction of hoisting the flag for the first time and the ceremony marked the end of the Gate...

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

Public-private Partnership Creates Economic Opportunities for East Idaho

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One of the largest public-private partnerships in Idaho is moving forward after government and business leaders broke ground on the Northgate Project in East Idaho.

This project represents an unprecedented partnership between six public and private entitie...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Free Course Teaches Safe Driving Skills to Young Drivers

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The Pocatello Police Department is offering the innovative defensive driving course “Alive at 25” to young drivers. The free class is open to drivers 15 to 24 years of age and will be on Saturday, October 14 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in...

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

Annual Portneuf River Cleanup Set for September 16

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The Portneuf River is set to get its annual scrubbing September 16.

At 10 a.m., residents are invited to take part in the Portneuf River Cleanup. Volunteers will be picking up debris and trash that have collected on the banks of and in the river over the l...

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

2017 Election Official Candidate List

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(In alphabetical order by Seat #)

Mayor

Tammy L. Bartlett

1611 Onyx 83202

208-380-9574

tlbartlett1231@gmail.com

Brian C. Blad

1522 Ridgeway Ct 83201

208-637-9389

bcblad@gmail.com

Chad Horst

2456 Northstar Dr. 83201

208-251-9459

chadhorst.pocatello@gmail.com

Jamie Hudso...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

PPD Warns of Counterfeit Bills Being Passed, Parking Ticket Scam

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The Pocatello Police Department is warning the public of two local scams, fake $100 bills being passed in Pocatello and an email parking ticket scam.

The counterfeit bills are stamped on the front and back with Chinese characters written in pink. The bills...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Portneuf River Visioning Seeks Feedback at Portneuf Valley Farmer's Market

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The City of Pocatello’s Portneuf River Visioning is looking to get some very specific ideas from residents.

Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Portneuf Valley Farmer’s Market, residents are invited to stop by the Visioning’s...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Library Commission Report: 83 percent of Pocatellans have a Marshall Public Library Card

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According to new figures released by the Idaho Commission for Libraries, Fiscal Year 2016 was a busy one for the Marshall Public Library.

In the Commission’s report, “Idaho Public Library Statistics,” the numbers show that 83 ...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Election, Flag Raising Preview Set as Topics for September “Calling City Hall”

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The 2017 election will be one of the topics of discussion for this month’s “Calling City Hall.”

Pocatello City Clerk Ruth Whitworth and Bannock County Elections Administrator Julie Hancock will join Mayor Brian Blad and Counci...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Three Proclamations to be Read at Pocatello City Council Meeting

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A trio of proclamations are set to be read at Thursday’s meeting of the Pocatello City Council.

The first is a joint proclamation that will see Mayor Brian Blad joining with Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England and the Bannock County Commissioners to pro...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

City of Pocatello Sanitation Collection to Operate as Normal on Labor Day

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The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will be operating as normal on Labor Day, September 4.

Residents who are scheduled for a Monday pickup of garbage and recycling should still place their autocarts out by 7 a.m. Offic...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Elevated Levels of E. Coli Detected in City Creek

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Testing of water flowing in City Creek has revealed high levels of E. coli bacteria in the stream.

Due to the elevated levels, officials are advising people to avoid wading in the creek and limiting instances where they may ingest water from the creek. The...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Fourth Annual Splash Dance for Dogs Slated for September 9

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Pocatello’s furriest pool party returns September 9.

Starting at 11 a.m., the Ross Park Aquatic Complex will host the Fourth Annual Splash Dance for Dogs. The event lets the areas canines enjoy the facility like their human pals. The entry fee is...

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

Pocatello Regional Airport Lands Third Sunday Flight

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Starting October 1, there will be a third option on Sundays for travelers to and from Pocatello Regional Airport.

Recently, SkyWest Airlines, operating as the Delta Connection, added a third daily flight to the Sunday schedule.  The new flight arr...

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Posted on: August 24, 2017

Chip Sealing Projects Scheduled to Begin August 28 in Pocatello

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Starting next week, crews from the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will begin chip sealing roads around Pocatello.

Chip sealing is where crews put down a thick asphalt emulsion and then apply rocks – called chips – to the...

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

Candidate Filing Period to Open Aug. 28 for Mayor, Council Seats 4, 5, and 6 in Pocatello

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Pocatellans who would like to run for office in the Gate City can officially start their candidacy August 28.

That Monday marks the first date to file a Declaration of Candidacy for Mayor or Council member seats 4, 5, and 6 for terms of 4 years.  ...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Officers Remind Residents of School Zone Safety

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With the beginning of a new school year approaching, officers with the Pocatello Police Department want to remind motorists to slow down near schools and watch for pedestrians.

The maximum speed limit in school zones is 20 miles per hour and motorists are ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

Pocatello to Raise New Flag September 19

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Pocatello’s new flag will be flying over the city for the first time September 19.

At 5:15 p.m., at City Hall, the City of Pocatello invites the public to the first official raising of the Gate City’s new flag. The event will feature fr...

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Marshall Public Library Collecting Items for School District #25 Supply Pantry

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The first bells of the school year will be sounding soon and the Marshall Public Library is stepping up to help local students in need.

Starting Saturday, August 19, staff will be collecting items for the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District #25 supply pantr...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Ross Park Aquatic Complex Releases End of Season Schedule

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The Ross Park Aquatic Complex has announced its end of season schedule.

The facility will be closed August 21 because of the eclipse. August 22, the pool will be open for regularly scheduled hours from noon to 7 p.m. With school resuming Wednesday, August ...

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

Fall and Winter Programs Scheduled at Zoo Idaho

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Zoo Idaho is looking ahead to the cooler months of 2017 and 2018.

Recently, staff set the calendar for the zoo’s fall and winter programs. On deck are a variety of programs including Fall Education Series, Wild Winter Wildlife, and Winter Wonder Zoo Snooz....

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

Military Family Appreciation Day Slated for August 12 at Zoo Idaho

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Saturday, August 12 Zoo Idaho will be saying thanks to those who serve.

The zoo is hosting the “Ninth Annual Military Family Appreciation Day” and offering free admission to all those who are currently serving or have served in the Unit...

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Annual Maintenance Scheduled for Community Recreation Center

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The City of Pocatello’s Community Recreation Center will be closing for annual maintenance later this month.

Starting August 21 through September 4, the facility will close for upgrades and a deep cleaning. Employees are currently scheduled to pe...

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Posted on: August 7, 2017

City of Pocatello Offices to Close for Eclipse, Sanitation Service Delayed by One Day

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Due to the anticipated increase in traffic and other issues associated with the eclipse, City of Pocatello offices will be closed Monday, August 21. The City will resume normal operations and all non-essential personnel are to return to work Tuesday, Augu...

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

Water Main Line To Be Replaced on Zener Street, Hilliard Street

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Monday, crews are scheduled to begin the process of replacing the water main lines on Zener Street and Hilliard Street.

The project is anticipated to last eight weeks. Crews will work along Zener Street from Hawthorne Road to Hilliard Street and then begin...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2017

Zoo Idaho Projects, Welcome Back Orange and Black to be Featured on “Calling City Hall”

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Some of Pocatello’s wildest events are the topics for this month’s episode of “Calling City Hall.”

Mayor Brian Blad and Councilwoman Heidi Adamson will be joined by Peter Pruett, Zoo Idaho Superintendent, for a look ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

City of Pocatello Launches Eclipse Website

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The biggest solar event to pass through the area in years is just a few weeks away and the City of Pocatello is helping residents, businesses, and visitors to the Gate City get prepared.

This week, the City launched pocatello.us/eclipse which serves as an ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

City of Pocatello Invites Residents to Team Up to “Clean Up”

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Mayor Brian Blad and the Pocatello City Council, together with the Street Operations Department, Pocatello Police Department and Science and Environment Division, are teaming up to “Clean Up Pocatello.”

The new initiative seeks to remin...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Marshall Public Library, Zoo Idaho Celebrate Eclipse During August

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The Marshall Public Library and Zoo Idaho are getting in on the biggest cosmic event in decades.

During the month of August, the library will feature a display on what has been dubbed the “Great American Eclipse.” The display will featu...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2017

“Partners in Pride” Program Expands, Will Double Available Containers

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Now twice as many people are able to take advantage of a free container from the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department.

Recently, the City Council authorized the department to provide 3 more of the 3-yard containers and 2 more 17-yard boxes for the &...

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Posted on: July 28, 2017

Paving Slated for Johnny Creek Road

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Next week, crews with the City of Pocatello Street Operations and Water Departments will be paving a stretch of Johnny Creek Road.

Starting Monday, July 31 crews will be working on the portion from Juniper Drive to Kim Drive. Flaggers and pilot cars will b...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

Street Operations Dept. to Fog Seal Hiline Road July 27

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Crews with the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will be fog sealing a portion of Hiline Road tomorrow.

Thursday, July 27 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. crews will be applying the seal to the portion of Hiline Road from Pearl Street to Flandro Drive. F...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

Marshall Public Library Invites Youth to Diagon Alley: Harry Potter Cosplay

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The Marshall Public Library is inviting teens to take a figurative trip to one of literature's most magical places.

Friday, July 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., the library will host “Diagon Alley: Harry Potter Cosplay.” Youth in grades 6 ...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

PRT Seeks Community Input for Master Transit Plan

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Pocatello Regional Transit (PRT) is asking for the public’s help in laying out its route into the future.

Residents and riders are being asked to take a short survey on their PRT use. The input will help to shape PRT’s Master Transit Pl...

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

Utility Billing Office to Temporarily Limit Services Thursday due to Computer Upgrades

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Computer upgrades will be limiting the services available to residents at the City of Pocatello Utility Billing office Thursday afternoon.

On July 27, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., staff will be unable to post payments or access customer accounts to answer bil...

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

Chief Marchand Statement on YouTube Video

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Over the last several days, the City of Pocatello has been inundated with people from around the nation voicing their displeasure about a video showing a subject filming the Federal Bureau of Investigation facility and his arrest.

The subject was not charg...

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Posted on: July 21, 2017

“Coffee with the Mayor” Scheduled for July 28

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Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad will be holding “Coffee with the Mayor” July 28.

At 9:30 a.m. at Brookdale Assisted Living, 1501 Baldy Avenue, Mayor Blad will stop by and talk with residents. The hour-long meeting allows those who otherwise ...

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

Council Approves RV Parking Code Exception for Eclipse

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At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting, Council members approved an exception to the City’s Municipal Code to allow residents and business to park two or more recreational vehicles on their property. The exception permits propert...

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

Pocatello City Council Approves Flag Resolution, New and Official City Flag to be Raised

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The Pocatello City Council has put its seal of approval on the effort to raise a new and official flag for the city.

At Thursday’s City Council meeting, council members voted to approve a resolution officially declaring the flag with the working ...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Utility Payment Drop Boxes to be Removed due to Vandalism

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Due to ongoing issues with unsafe items being placed inside City of Pocatello utility bill drop boxes, the City will be removing four of the boxes from around the City.

Effective August 10, the boxes located at the intersection at Arthur Avenue and Carter ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Tranmer Retires After 26 Years with City of Pocatello

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A fixture at Pocatello City Hall is stepping down after more than two decades on the job.

City Attorney Dean Tranmer is retiring following 26 years of service to the City of Pocatello. A reception will be held in Dean’s honor Friday, July 14 at 3...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Microsurfacing Begins Friday in Pocatello

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A portion of the City of Pocatello’s pavement management program is scheduled to begin later this week.

Friday, crews will begin to apply a microsurface treatment to over 30 sections of the Gate City’s roads. Microsurfacing, also called...

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

Pocatello Fire Stations, Vehicles Become Safe Havens

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The Pocatello Fire Department is announcing that it’s a Safe Haven for infants.

Recently, firefighters installed signage at the department’s four fire stations, on the apparatus, and on command staff vehicles that declare the building a...

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

Zoo Idaho Seeking Public Input on Master Plan

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Zoo Idaho is looking for your help in charting a course for the zoo’s future.

Zoo staff is asking the public to offer their opinions on the facility’s master plan. The document stretches 20 years and outlines renovations to the exhibits...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

West Cedar Street Water Main Line Replacement Begins Monday

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Starting Monday, crews will begin the process of replacing the water main line on a portion of West Cedar Street.

The project is scheduled to last four weeks on Cedar Street between Pole Line Road and Moreland Avenue. In addition to replacing the main line...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

City of Pocatello Water Department Releases 2017 Water Quality Report

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Pocatello residents can now take a look at what’s in their drinking water.

Recently, the staff of the City of Pocatello Water Department mailed out roughly 26,000 copies of its Annual Water Quality Report to residents. The document summarizes ove...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2017

Free Day at Zoo Idaho, Discounted Admission to RPAC, Free Movie in Lower Ross Park July 8

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A full slate of wallet and family friendly activities are scheduled for Ross Park next weekend.

Saturday, July 8 Zoo Idaho will be offering zoo-goers the chance to meet more than 100 animals free of charge. Meanwhile, the Ross Park Aquatic Complex is offer...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2017

City of Pocatello Sanitation Collection to Operate as Normal on Independence Day

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The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will be operating as normal on Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Residents who are scheduled for a Tuesday pickup of garbage and recycling should still place their autocarts o...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2017

Open Burn Ban in Effect Starting July 1

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Beginning July 1, a ban on certain types of fires will be in place for parts of Pocatello.

All open burning of solid fuels such as wood, paper, or charcoal within the Wildland-Urban Interface Areas of the Gate City will be put on hold because of current fi...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2017

Manhole Repair Scheduled for South 5th Avenue

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Monday, June 26 the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control Department is scheduled to begin repair on manholes along South 5th Avenue from Piedmont Road to the Idaho State Police offices.

Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane through the constr...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2017

Portion of Johnny Creek Road to be Closed During Water System Improvements

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A stretch of Johnny Creek Road will be closed next week because of water system improvements. 

Starting Monday, the portion between Juniper Drive and Wildflower Drive will be closed to all through traffic from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motorists are asked ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Registration Open for Zoo Idaho Summer Camps

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If your child is looking for something do to this summer, Zoo Idaho has the answer.

This summer, the zoo will be hosting a series of half-day and full-day camps for children ages 5-13. The camps will include games, crafts, presentations, stories and more, ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Splash Dances Return June 22

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A summer staple at the Ross Park Aquatic Complex makes its return Thursday.

At 8 p.m., the facility will kick off the first Splash Dance of the 2017 season. The dances are meant for those ages 12 through 17 and feature a D.J., swimming, dancing, and more. ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2017

City of Pocatello to Host Town Halls on August Total Eclipse

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The eclipse on August 21 may be to the north of Pocatello, but that doesn’t mean the Gate City won’t feel it’s impact. 

Over the course of the summer, the City of Pocatello will be hosting a series of town hall meetin...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2017

East Idaho Author to take Residents on “A Journey to the Source of the Ganges River”

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A local author is set to take residents on a figurative trip up one of the world’s most famed rivers.

Monday, June 19 at 7 p.m., the Marshall Public Library will host Dr. Debu Majumdar who will be presenting “A Journey to the Source of ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Zoo Idaho Welcomes New Badger

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There is a new addition at Zoo Idaho.

Friday marked the official exhibit debut of a Mr. Budger Tod, a three-month-old badger. Tod, originally from the Rockland area, was brought to the zoo after a female badger was struck with a tractor. A few days later, ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2017

PPD Looking to Catch Children in the Act of Doing Good

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Officers with the Pocatello Police Department are looking to catch local children red-handed doing good things for the community.

As part of the department’s participation in the “Play Unplugged” program, officers will be hand...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2017

“Cool Rain” Returns to Pocatello Parks

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One of the Pocatello Fire and Police Departments’ most popular summertime events will be returning later this month.

Starting June 22 at noon, firefighters and officers will join forces to bring “cool rain” to Alameda Park. During the event, firefighters s...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Ross Park Aquatic Complex Invites Residents to Walk the Lazy River

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For years, the Lazy River has been the spot for rest and relaxation at the Ross Park Aquatic Complex. Now, it’s helping residents work up a sweat.

Earlier this month, the City opened the feature for hour-long resistance walking sessions. Walkers ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

“Adopt a Shelter Cat” Month Underway at Pocatello Animal Shelter

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If you are looking to bring a furry feline friend into your home, doing so in the month of June will be the easiest on your wallet.

During “Adopt a Shelter Cat” month, the Pocatello Animal Shelter is offering prospective pet parents the...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2017

June to be Proclaimed “General Aviation Appreciation Month”

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Those who take to the skies in Pocatello will be honored at this week’s Pocatello City Council meeting.

At Thursday’s meeting, Mayor Brian Blad will proclaim June 2017 to be “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” The...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2017

CDBG Program Wraps up PY2016, Seeks Comment on Annual Report

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Program Year 2016 is in the books for the City of Pocatello Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

Through the approximately $375,000 in funding provided by the federal government and administered by the City of Pocatello Neighborhood and Commun...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2017

Pocatello Community Media Begins Operating Educational Access Channel 60

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Another channel is officially joining the Pocatello Community Media family.

On Friday June 9, at 8 a.m., the City’s Video Services Department, also known as Pocatello Community Media, will begin airing programming on Educational Access Channel 60...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Portion of Johnny Creek Road to be Closed During Water System Improvements

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A stretch of Johnny Creek Road will be closed next week because of water system improvements.

Starting Monday, June 12, the portion between Sunset Road and Juniper Drive will be closed to all through traffic from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motorists are asked to use...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2017

Junior Jazz Players Invited to Meet Jazz Legend Bryon Russell

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One of the most popular players in Utah Jazz history will be meeting with Pocatello’s Junior Jazz players.

Monday, June 12 at 5 p.m., Bryon Russell will stop by the gym at Franklin Middle School, 2271 East Terry Street. At the meet and greet, pla...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2017

Manhole Repair Scheduled for South 5th Avenue

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Tuesday, the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control Department is scheduled to begin repair on manholes along South 5th Avenue from near the Idaho State Police offices to West Katsilometes Road.

Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane through the...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Public Input Sought on Final Six Flags

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After more than 700 designs submitted, and over 1,000 comments received, the search for Pocatello’s new flag is down to 6.

Recently, the City of Pocatello Flag Design Ad-Hoc Committee approved the final six flags that are now being presented to t...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2017

Passenger Count Climbs by Double-Digits for 15 Months at Pocatello Regional Airport

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For over a year, Pocatello Regional Airport has been on a roll when it comes to passengers numbers.

According to the latest round of figures compiled by staff, May saw 6,888 travelers take flight, up 18 percent from the 5,851 passengers in May 2016. The fi...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Registration Open for Free Babysitting Clinic at Marshall Public Library

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One of the Marshall Public Library’s most in-demand classes will be returning just in time for summer.

Saturday, June 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., the library will host its free babysitting clinic. The class is specifically designed for 11 to 14-year-olds ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Neighborhood and Community Services Div. Debuts Housing Rehabilitation Grants

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Pocatellans who need a little financial help to make repairs around their homes have a new avenue of getting some assistance.

Recently, the City of Pocatello Neighborhood and Community Services Division received the go-ahead from the City Council to establ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

PRT Makes Changes to D Route, Adds Stop at Lower Ross Park

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Getting to some of Pocatello’s most popular summer attractions is about to get a little easier.

Starting June 5, Pocatello Regional Transit (PRT) will add a stop at Lower Ross Park to the service’s D Route. The new destination will give...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Newest City of Pocatello Department Directors to Visit “Calling City Hall”

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The newest leaders of two City of Pocatello departments are going to be featured on June’s episode of “Calling City Hall.”

Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m., Mayor Brian Blad and Councilman Roger Bray will be joined by Planning and...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2017

June to be Proclaimed “Adopt a Shelter Cat” Month

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Thursday, Mayor Brian Blad will proclaim June as an excellent time to add a feline furry friend to your family.

The decree will establish June 2017 as “Adopt a Shelter Cat” month in Pocatello. The proclamation is set to be read by Counc...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2017

Ross Park Aquatic Complex Opens Saturday, May 27

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Memorial Day weekend brings the start of summertime fun for those who love to swim.

The City of Pocatello Ross Park Aquatic Complex opens for the 2017 season Saturday, May 27 at 12 noon. The facility will be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the holiday ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2017

Fire Hydrant Flushing Begins Tuesday, May 30

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Pocatello residents will soon see fire hydrants in action.

Beginning Tuesday, May 30, the City of Pocatello Water Department will be conducting their annual system flushing program, and the work may take several weeks to complete.

The flushing program is ve...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2017

Pocatello Community Media to Stream High School Graduations Live on YouTube

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Individuals who can’t attend local high school graduations can still see the ceremonies live on YouTube.

Continuing their tradition of recording and broadcasting high school graduations, the City of Pocatello’s Video Services Department, also known as Poca...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Gygli Named Planning & Development Services Director

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The City of Pocatello has a new Planning & Development Services Director today.

At last night’s City Council meeting, the Council members confirmed Mayor Brian Blad’s appointment of Melanie Gygli to the position. Gygli will step immediately into the ro...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

May 24 to be Proclaimed Mental Health Awareness Day in Pocatello

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Pocatello is joining other members of the Cities Thrive Coalition in recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month.

At Thursday’s City Council meeting, Mayor Brian Blad will proclaim May 24 to be Mental Health Awareness Day in Pocatello, and the decree will be...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Zoo Idaho Zoological Society Hosting Family Fun Breakfast Event: A Morning with Marmie

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Zoo Idaho Zoological Society is hosting the first-ever family fun event, A Morning with Marmie, May 20 at Zoo Idaho from 8:30-10am. This event includes breakfast in the zoo, animal education opportunities and fun for the whole family.

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Marshall Public Library Adds Family History Kits to Collection

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If you’re looking to dive into your family’s past, the Marshall Public Library has a new tool to help.

Recently, the library added two Family History Kits to its collection. The assortment of tools includes games, writing prompts for memories, templates fo...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2017

$50,000 Grant Funds Seatbelt Education and Enforcement

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The Pocatello Police Department is asking residents to do one, simple action that could save their lives in a motor vehicle accident. Buckle up!

With a $50,000 grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the department will be conducting...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Brooklyn’s Playground to Close for Maintenance May 11

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Thursday there will be a little spring cleaning going on at Brooklyn’s Playground.

Starting at 1 p.m., members of Leadership Pocatello and Brooklyn’s Buddies will be repainting the entrance leading to the playground, repainting areas in...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2017

Zoo Idaho to Host Special Mother’s Day, Endangered Species Day Events

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If you’ve been late planning what to do for mom this Mother’s Day, Zoo Idaho is here to help.

Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14 Zoo Idaho will offer half-price admission to moms when they are accompanied by a paying child. The zoo ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Lewis Street Bridge Replacement Begins

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After the discovery of a fiber optic cable set the project back, the effort to replace the Lewis Street Bridge will get underway today.

 

During construction, the bridge will be closed and vehicle and pedestrian traffic detoured to the crossing at ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Annual City Auction Slated for May 13

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The City of Pocatello’s annual auction will be held Saturday, May 13.

Bidding is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. at Prime Time Auctions, 3400 South 5th Avenue. Items up for sale include vehicles, office furniture, tools, heavy equipment, and more. The ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Pocatello Animal Services Lowers Age for Volunteers, Debuts Online Volunteer Application

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If you’re looking to get an early start on your volunteer career, now’s your chance.

Monday, Pocatello Animal Services lowered the age for volunteers who are interested in donating their time and effort to the animals at the Pocatello A...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

City of Pocatello Releases Service Level, Citizen’s, and Comprehensive Financial Reports

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A look back at the past fiscal year for the City of Pocatello is now available to the public.

Recently, the Finance Department released the Service Level Report as well as the Citizen’s Financial Report and Comprehensive Financial Annual Report (...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Mansfield Named Public Works Director/City Engineer

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Tomorrow, the City of Pocatello will have a new Public Works Director/City Engineer.

At Thursday’s City Council meeting, the Councilmembers confirmed Mayor Brian Blad’s appointment of Jeffrey Mansfield to the post. Mansfield will step i...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Pocatello Water Department to Host 26th Annual Open House

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The City of Pocatello Water Department is inviting the public to learn about what goes into providing safe, clean water to the residents of the Gate City.

In conjunction with National Drinking Water Week, the department is hosting its 26th Annual Open Hous...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

IDFG, City of Pocatello to Host Public Meeting on Urban Deer Management

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The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) and the City of Pocatello are asking local residents to join them for a discussion on the area’s urban mule deer population.

Wednesday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the IDFG office located at 1345 Barton Roa...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Manhole Repair Scheduled for South 5th Avenue

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Monday, the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control Department has scheduled repairs of a manhole along South 5th Avenue near Cliffs Drive.

Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane through the construction zone. Motorists are advised to expect dela...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Holt Named Final Mayor for a Day of 2016-17 School Year

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A Grace Lutheran School student will be the last Mayor for a Day of Pocatello for the school year.

Eighth-grader Emmett Holt was selected after the school had an essay contest that asked students write about a person in United States history that they look...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Three Proclamations Scheduled for Thursday Pocatello City Council Meeting

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A trio of proclamations are scheduled to be read at Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting.

The decrees issued by Mayor Brian Blad will establish May as Bike to Work and Drug Court months in Pocatello and proclaim May 7 through 13 as Municipal...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2017

Construction Begins on Wetland Exhibit at Zoo Idaho

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Changes are in motion at Zoo Idaho.

Recently, zoo staff began preparations for construction of a new wetland exhibit. The new exhibit will be situated where the bison, elk, and pronghorn exhibit was. It will feature 3.5 acres of open water that will transi...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Marshall Public Library to Host Free Screenings of “Daniel Tiger” Special

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A special featuring one of PBS Kids’ most beloved characters will be on the big screen at the Marshall Public Library.  

Saturday, May 6 at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. the library will host free screenings of Tiger Family Trip, a special from ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

PPD Statement on Misidentified Suspect

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Earlier today, the Pocatello Police Department was notified of a possible fraudulent use of a transaction card that took place April 7.

During the course of the investigation, officers were provided a surveillance photo by the bank of a person of interest....

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

“Calling City Hall” to Talk “Junk the Juniper,” Golf Season

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How the Pocatello Fire Department can help you rid your property of a fire hazard will be one of the topics for next month’s episode of “Calling City Hall.”

Mayor Brian Blad and Councilman Jim Johnston will be joined by Pocate...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Pocatello Parks and Rec. Dept., Bannock Baseball to Host Pitch Hit & Run Competition

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Local youth baseball and softball players, it’s time to prove your skills on the diamond.

Saturday, April 29 at 10 a.m. at the NOP Baseball Complex, the City of Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department along with Bannock Baseball will host the S...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Pocatello Joins Cities Thrive Coalition

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Pocatello is leading the charge among Idaho cities when it comes to addressing mental health in Idaho.

Recently, Mayor Brian Blad pledged the City of Pocatello’s support for Cities Thrive. The nationwide coalition seeks to bring together leaders ...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Zoo-4-Tots Schedule Set at Zoo Idaho

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If the preschooler in your life has a case of spring fever, Zoo Idaho has the cure.

Starting May 4 and running every Thursday during the month, the zoo will be hosting Zoo-4-Tots. The weekly themed program for preschoolers (ages two through five) features ...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Testing Finds Non-Hazardous Material at Kraft Road Dewatering Site

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Testing of material at the City of Pocatello’s Kraft Road dewatering site has determined the material to be non-hazardous in nature.

In a letter to the City of Pocatello from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) the agency stated “the DEQ ha...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Manhole Repair Scheduled for South 5th Avenue

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Monday, the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control Department has scheduled repairs of a manhole along South 5th Avenue near Cliffs Drive.

Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane through the construction zone. The work is scheduled to wrap up Tue...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Historic Preservation Comm., ISU History Dept. to Host “Adventures in Idaho” Symposium

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Some of the Gem State’s most famous exploits will be the topic of discussion thanks to the Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission and the Idaho State University Department of History.

Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the groups will ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Council Approves Agreement with Bannock County Historical Society for Operation of Ft. Hall Replica

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Soon the Fort Hall Replica, Bannock County Historical Museum, and Pocatello Junction will be under the same umbrella.  

At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting, councilmembers voted to approve a memorandum of agreement between the C...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Sisters to Serve as Next Mayors for a Day

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A pair of sisters will be at the helm of the City of Pocatello next week.

On April 25, siblings Amaia and Mila Gabiola will serve as the City’s latest Mayors for a Day. Amaia is an eighth grader while Mila is a fifth grader at Holy Spirit Catholi...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

April 28 to be Proclaimed Arbor Day in Pocatello

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Pocatello will join the rest of the nation in celebrating the importance of trees to our community.

At Thursday’s City Council meeting, Mayor Brian Blad will proclaim April 28 to be Arbor Day in Pocatello. The decree will be read by Councilman Ga...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Pocatello Street Operations Dept. Announces 2017 Pavement Management Plan

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Which Pocatello roads are scheduled to get a new look has been released.

 

Recently, the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department released its proposed Yearly Paving Plan for 2017. The schedule details which roads in the Gate City should be c...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Sewer Jetting Begins This Week

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Crews with the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control Department are starting the annual cleaning of the city’s sanitary sewer lines.

Jetting the mainlines is the primary preventive maintenance procedure on the pipe network. To jet a line, cre...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

Registration Continues for “Run with the Big Dogs,” Animal Shelter to Close Day of Event

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If you were looking to take part in East Idaho’s furriest 5K on the cheap, you’ve still got a chance.

Right now, discounted registration is underway for the 20th Annual Run with the Big Dogs that will take place April 22. Adult registra...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Zoo Idaho Sounds Call for Volunteers

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Zoo Idaho is looking for a little help from the area’s animal lovers.

Currently, the zoo is recruiting volunteers for its Docent (ages 18+) and Youth (ages 14 to 17) Volunteer Programs. Zoo Idaho staff will be hosting a pair of information sessio...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

PHS, HHS Classes of 1971 to Present Granite Bench to City of Pocatello

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Former students of two Pocatello high schools are giving back to the community.

Alumni from the Pocatello and Highland High School Classes of 1971 banded together to purchase a granite bench for the City of Pocatello. The idea for the bench began during th...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Marshall Public Library to Celebrate National Library Week

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 A nearly sixty-year tradition at the Marshall Public Library gets underway starting next week.

Starting Monday, April 10 and running through Saturday, April 15 the library will kick off National Library Week 2017. This year sees the library conti...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Five Proclamations to be Issued at Pocatello City Council Meeting

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Five proclamations are set to be issued by Mayor Brian Blad at Thursday’s meeting of the Pocatello City Council.

The first proclaims April 15 to be Portneuf Valley Community Environmental Fair Day, imploring “residents, businesses, and ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Mayor Blad Requests USDA Cease Storing, Manufacturing Cyanide Bombs in Pocatello

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Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad is requesting that the United States Department of Agriculture “cease the storage and manufacturing of M-44 ‘cyanide bombs’ in the city of Pocatello.”

In a letter sent to Acting Secretary o...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

“Path to Wellness” to be Featured on “Calling City Hall”

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Residents are invited to take a stroll through the “Path to Wellness” on this month’s episode of “Calling City Hall.”

Mayor Brian Blad and Councilwoman Heidi Adamson will be joined by City of Pocatello Park...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

Manual Meter Reading Returns Following Winter Hiatus

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Crews with the City of Pocatello Utility Billing Department have returned to manually reading water meters around the city.

From December through February, the Utility Billing Department estimates water consumption rather than physically reading meters for...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

Street Operations Department to Make Switch to Summer Work Hours

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Starting Monday, April 3, the City of Pocatello’s Street Operations Department will change their hours of operation. Street and traffic crews will be working four days per week, Monday through Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This switch in s...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

Pocatello Fire Dept. Offers Incentive to “Junk the Juniper”

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Wildfire season is right around the corner and the Pocatello Fire Department is offering residents a bit of help to make their homes more resistant to one of nature’s most destructive forces.

This spring, the Fire Department is debuting its &...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Animal Services Offering Reduced Pricing for Cat Microchipping Service

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If you need to microchip your cat, it’ll be easier on your wallet if you get it taken care of in the next two months.

During April and May, microchipping a cat will cost $15. Normally, the cost is $21.20 The reduced cost microchipping drive is pa...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Zoo Idaho Opens for 2017 Season Saturday

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This weekend, the gates of Zoo Idaho will be officially open for the 2017 season.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, the zoo will open to the public. 2017 marks the public debut of five animals at the zoo, including Hamlet, a pronghorn; Gigi, a mule deer; and Big Bob, a...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

“Pocatello to Africa” 5K Fun Run/Walk to Raise Funds for African Sister City

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The City of Pocatello African Sister Cities Subcommittee is asking you to put foot to pavement for friends half a world away.

Saturday, April 29 at 9 a.m., the subcommittee will be hosting the fifth edition of the “Pocatello to Africa” ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Pocatello Ranks 3rd in Nation for Construction Job Growth

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New numbers are building a strong picture of the Gate City’s construction industry.

In a new analysis of federal employment data from the Associated General Contractors of America, the Pocatello metro area checks in at third in the nation for the...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

Water Main Replacement Begins Monday for Myrtle Street, Balsam Street Area

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Starting next week, crews with the City of Pocatello Water Department will begin replacing the water main and other fixtures in the Myrtle and Balsam Streets area.

Work is scheduled to begin Monday, March 27 and crews will be installing a new water main li...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

“Coffee with the Mayor” Slated for March 30

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Residents will have their chance to bend the ear of Mayor Brian Blad over their breakfast beverage of choice a little later this month.

Thursday, March 30 at 9:30 a.m., Quail Ridge, 797 Hospital Way, will host a “Coffee with the Mayor.”...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

City of Pocatello to Host Youth in Government Day

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Nineteen Pocatello/Chubbuck Mayors’ Youth Advisory Council members are set to get an insider’s perspective on how the City of Pocatello operates.

Thursday, March 30 the City will host members of the Youth Advisory Council for Youth in G...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

Cemetery Cleanup Begins April 3

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The yearly clean-up of Pocatello’s two City operated cemeteries has been scheduled for next month.

Beginning April 3, crews will begin the process of removing and discarding decorations and flower placements that have been left on graves at Restl...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Otvos Selected for Mayor for a Day Post

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An essay is being credited for the selection of Emma Otvos as Pocatello’s newest Mayor for a Day.

A ninth-grader at Calvary Chapel Christian School, Otvos’ essay titled “A Spark to Light the Flame” encourages student...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Pocatello Police Chief Names Cpl. Kirk Howe Community Relations Officer

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A 28-year veteran of law enforcement will be the Pocatello Police Department’s Community Relations Officer.

Recently, Chief Scott Marchand named Corporal Kirk Howe to the post. The position serves as a liaison to different groups in the Pocatello...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Signal Pole Repairs Scheduled for Sunday at Yellowstone/Pocatello Ave. and Oak St.

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A portion of Yellowstone/Pocatello Avenue will be closed Sunday while temporary repairs are made to a traffic signal pole.

From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 19, northbound lanes of Yellowstone/Pocatello Avenue will be closed and westbound traffic on East...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Registration Open for 20th Annual “Run with the Big Dogs”

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After two decades, thousands of feet, and even more paws, the 20th Annual Run with the Big Dogs returns April 22.

The yearly event from The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter features a 2K walk, 5K walk, and 5K run with proceeds supporting the many ad...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Nicks Confirmed for Animal Services Director Post

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This spring, there will be a new head of the City of Pocatello Animal Services Department.

At Thursday’s City Council meeting, the council voted to confirm Rhett Nicks as Animal Services Director. Prior to accepting the position in Pocatello, Nic...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center Closes Rental Operations for Season

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If you’re planning to make a final trip to the East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center for the season, you’ll need to bring your own gear.

Starting today, the center will no longer be staffing the ticket office for rental equipment and daily...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Pocatello Regional Airport Celebrates One Year of Third Flight, Passenger #s up 45%

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The return of the third-daily flight to Pocatello Regional Airport officially turned a year-old March 2 and with its help, the airport is showing another batch of banner passenger numbers for the transportation hub.  

For the 12-months stretching ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Pocatello Fire to Conduct Burn and Learn Exercise

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Thursday, the Pocatello Fire Department will be using a live-fire exercise to help train firefighters.

For the burn and learn, the department will start actual fires in a controlled setting at the vacant home located at 540 East Poplar Street. Crews will b...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Parks and Rec., Community Groups Invite Residents to take Free “Path to Wellness”

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The City of Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department, Portneuf Health Trust, and the Portneuf Greenway Foundation are joining forces to help residents blaze a new trail for themselves.

This spring and summer, community members are invited to take part in ...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Bannock Baseball, Girls Volleyball Registration Extended to March 10

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If you missed signing up your child for Bannock Baseball or Girls Volleyball offered through the City of Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department, you’ve now got a second chance.

The department has extended its registration period for the two ac...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Water Department Crews Begin Summer Work Schedule Next Week

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The City of Pocatello Water Department will start utilizing their summer work schedule Monday, March 13.

Scheduled working hours will be 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday but emergency personnel will still be available at all hours at 234-6181...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Pocatello’s “Compost Happens” Yard Waste Program Accepting More Participants

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Compost is apparently happening a lot in Pocatello.

So much so, the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department will be expanding its “Compost Happens” yard waste collection program. Last year the program expanded to 700 participants. Now, ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Don’t Let “Grandparent Scam” Con You

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The Pocatello Police Department is warning seniors to beware of so-called "grandparent scams," in which fraudsters are impersonating a grandchild in distress -- and begging for cash. According to Dianne Brush of Community Services, “Th...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Environmental Fair, Potholes to be Topics for March “Calling City Hall”

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One of Pocatello’s greenest events is on the agenda for the March episode of “Calling City Hall.”

Mayor Brian Blad and Councilman Jim Johnston will be joined by Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair Organizing Committee member De...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Enrollment Open for “Citizen Police Academy”

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If you’ve ever wondered what a day in the life of a police officer is like, now is your chance find out.  

Currently, the Pocatello Police Department is taking applications for its Citizen Police Academy. The seven-week course will teach...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

Two Proclamations to be Read at Thursday City Council Meeting

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A pair of proclamations focusing on nutrition are set to be read at Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting.

The first read by Councilman Jim Johnston will establish the month of March 2017 to be National Nutrition Month® and encourages...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Residents Invited to Take Part in Free Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center Trial

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If you’ve ever wanted to embrace your creative side or tackle that project you’ve been putting off, the Marshall Public Library may be able to help.

Starting March 1, the library will take part in a 30-day trial of EBSCO Hobbies and Cra...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Marshall Public Library Catches Tournament Fever

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With some of the best basketball of the year set to take place in the coming weeks, the Marshall Public Library is hosting it’s own tournament with the library’s top books.

Starting February 24, the library will be hosting a tournament ...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Flag Designs to be Displayed, Public Comment Sought

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The public will soon get their chance to take a look at the more than 700 flags submitted for the City of Pocatello’s Flag Design Contest.

Starting February 28 at 11 a.m. on the second floor of the Marshall Public Library, residents and visitors ...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Marshall Public Library to Host “Idaho Day” Book Discussion

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The Marshall Public Library is set to take part in the celebration of all things Gem State.

As part of the statewide commemoration of Idaho Day, Saturday, March 4 at 3 p.m., the library will host a special discussion of the book “The Enders Hotel...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

Street Operations Department Asks Residents to Report Potholes

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With the worst of the winter weather hopefully behind us, the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department is in the process of cleaning up after Mother Nature.

“Anytime you have the severe weather we’ve experienced, potholes are goin...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Sanitation Collection to Operate as Normal on Presidents’ Day

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The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will operate as normal on Presidents’ Day, February 20, 2017.

Residents with a Monday collection day for garbage or recycling are asked to place their autocarts at the curb...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Run with the Big Dogs Moves to April, Sponsors Wanted

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Pocatello’s furriest 5K has a new date for 2017.

The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter’s 20th Annual Run with the Big Dogs will be held April 22 this year. Previously, the event had been held in the fall, and close to the date of ...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Lewis Street Bridge Replacement Project Delayed

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UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the start of the Lewis Street Bridge Replacement Project has been delayed by three to four weeks.

PREVIOUS RELEASE: A bridge that’s been in service for nearly 70 years is set to be replaced.

Starting Februa...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Submissions Wanted for 17th Annual Poetry Wall

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The Marshall Public Library is looking to showcase our area’s poets.

For the month of April, the library will be celebrating National Poetry month and part of the festivities will be the 17th Annual Poetry Wall. The wall was started by Librarian ...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Flores Slated to be Next Mayor for a Day

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Eighth-grader Alliiah Flores will be Pocatello’s next Mayor for a Day.

A student at Pocatello Community Charter School, Flores will take the helm for the City Tuesday, February 14. She was nominated by staff at the school for her ambition and the...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

MPL to Host Special Valentine’s Day “Music in the Library”

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A look at love through laughter and lyrics is coming to the Marshall Public Library.

On February 14 at 7:30 p.m., the library will play host to folk musicians Sharon and Bill Rossiter and their program, “The Bramble and the Rose.” The c...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Flag Committee Update Slated for “Calling City Hall”

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What’s next for the effort to raise a new, official flag for Pocatello will be featured on the February episode of “Calling City Hall.”

Mayor Brian Blad and Council President Steven Brown will be joined by Flag Design Ad-Hoc C...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Pocatello Braces for Possible Rain on Snow Event

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Rain and temperatures in the 40s are in the forecast and the City of Pocatello is preparing for possible flooding.

The National Weather Service is forecasting rain to begin around noon Thursday with chances of rain continuing into next week. During that ti...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

PFD Reminds Residents to Keep Kids off the Ice on the Portneuf River

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With the cold weather in full swing, the Pocatello Fire Department would like to remind citizens that the ice on the Portneuf River is not safe for kids to play on.  

“Generally, ice that forms on moving water, such as rivers, streams, a...

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

Breakout EDU Games to Debut at Marshall Public Library

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A smaller version of the increasingly popular “escape room” games are coming to the Marshall Public Library.

Friday, February 3 from 4 to 5 p.m., elementary and middle school students are invited to try their hand at “Back to ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

Scam Alert - Two Scams Plaguing Area

Pocatello Police Dept.

People should be suspicious of the following two scam calls that are plaguing our area.

Be wary of a call from someone posing as a federal grant writer, who claims you are eligible for a $100,000 grant or, any dollar amount.  The caller instructs ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Street Operations Department to Haul Snow in Portions of City

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This week, the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will again be burning the midnight oil.

From Wednesday (1/25/17) at 8 p.m.to Thursday (1/26/17) at 8 a.m., Thursday (1/26/17) at 8 p.m. to Friday (1/27/17) at 8 a.m., and Friday (1/27/17) at 8 p...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Hon. Carnaroli Presented with Human and Civil Rights Award

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A local judge has been honored by the City of Pocatello Human Relations Advisory Committee.

At Portneuf Valley Interfaith Fellowship’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, the group presented Magistrate Judge Rick Carnaroli with its Human and Civil Righ...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

Residents Reminded to Clear Fire Hydrants of Snow

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With increasing snow accumulation, the Pocatello Fire Department is reminding residents of the importance of maintaining access and keeping snow away from fire hydrants.

“If you can’t see it, neither can we.  Any delay in locating and accessing a ...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

City of Pocatello to Close Tuesday, January 24

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Due to the current weather conditions, Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad has authorized the City of Pocatello to close today, January 24. All non-essential personnel are asked to return to work tomorrow, January 25 for their regular shifts.

Sanitation service wil...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Water Pollution Control Dept. to Test Sewer Lines January 18

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Crews with the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control Department will be performing tests on sewer lines in the 6500 through 6700 blocks of South 5th Avenue Wednesday, January 18. Testing is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. and wrap up later that day. Whil...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Pocatello Police to Host Coffee with a Cop

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On Thursday, January 19, officers from the Pocatello Police Department and community members will come together in an informal setting to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All community members are invited to attend Coffee w...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Street Operations Department to Haul Snow in Portions of City

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This weekend, the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will be burning the midnight oil.

From Saturday at midnight to 8 a.m. and Sunday at midnight to 8 a.m., the department will be picking up and hauling away snow in portions of town. Saturday, ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Flag Committee Recruits Experts for Narrowing Down Process

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The City of Pocatello’s Flag Design Ad-Hoc Committee will be getting a bit of expert help.

Saturday, January 21 at 9 a.m. at Pocatello City Hall, will see the committee bring together experts on design, art, advertising, and history from around the nation ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Pocatello High Student to be First Mayor for a Day in 2017

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The first Mayor for a Day in 2017 will be coming from Pocatello’s first high school.

January 20, Pocatello High School junior Kate Jackman will be the City’s Chief Executive. Active in school politics, she serves her fellow students as the class vice presi...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Record Breaking Passenger Numbers in 2016 for Pocatello Regional Airport

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When Pocatello Regional Airport Manager David Allen held a ribbon-cutting to inaugurate the return of the third-daily flight in March 2016, he was hopeful for its success. He didn’t expect it to be record breaking.

The year-end numbers compiled b...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission to Host Presentation on Bear River Massacre

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In January, the Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission will be offering a look into a dark moment in East Idaho’s history.

Tuesday, January 17 at 6 p.m. in the Pocatello City Council Chambers, Darren Parry, Vice Chairman of the Northwestern Band of the...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

City of Pocatello Statement on Passing of Former Mayor Greg Anderson

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We are saddened to learn of the passing of Pocatello’s former Mayor Greg Anderson. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Cheryl, as well as his family during this difficult time.

A true gentleman, Mayor Anderson will be remembered for his kind, warm,...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Sanitation Collection to Operate as Normal on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will operate as normal on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16, 2017.

Residents with a Monday collection day for garbage or recycling are asked to place their autocarts at the curb by 7 a.m....

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

City Prepares for Rain on Snow Event

Pocatello

With rain and warmer temperatures in the forecast, the City of Pocatello is taking steps to prepare for possible flooding.

Currently, the National Weather Service is forecasting rain to begin around noon Sunday and continuing into the evening Monday. Durin...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

“The Nerds” Reboots as Coding Club

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If you’ve ever wanted to learn the language of computers, now’s your chance.

On Tuesday January 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Marshall Public Library, the Coding Club will meet for the first time in 2017. Formerly known as “The Nerds,” the all-ages group explore...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Zoo Idaho Officially Welcomes Pronghorn, Mule Deer

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There are two new additions roaming the grounds at Zoo Idaho.

This week marked the formal debut of two fawns, Hamlet, a pronghorn, and Gigi, a mule deer. Hamlet arrived at the zoo in late May of 2016 and Gigi landed less than a week later after a stay with...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

First “Coffee with the Mayor” of 2017 Scheduled for Jan. 13

Pocatello

“Coffee with the Mayor” will get its start in 2017 with those who’ve sacrificed so much for our nation.

On Friday, January 13 at 9:30 a.m. at the Idaho State Veterans Home, Mayor Brian Blad will chat with the men and women who served while enjoying a break...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

City of Pocatello to Close at 3 p.m. Today

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Due to the current weather conditions, Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad has authorized the City of Pocatello to close at 3 p.m. today, January 4. All non-essential personnel will be sent home but will return to work tomorrow, January 5 for their regular shifts....

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Pocatello Animal Shelter Starts Pet Reading Program

Pocatello Animal Services Pet Reading Program

Starting in January, it’ll be story time at the Pocatello Animal Shelter.

Shelter staff are formally inviting children to read to the dogs who are temporarily staying at the facility January 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The program aims to help shy and ...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

State of the City Scheduled for January 5

Pocatello

A look back at 2016 is on the agenda for Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting.

The annual State of the City address will be given January 5 during the first regularly scheduled council meeting of the year. The video address highlights of the various C...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2016

Water Dept. Offers Tips to Prevent Water Lines from Freezing

Pocatello Water

With the mercury forecasted to dip into subzero territory in the coming days, the City of Pocatello Water Department is reminding residents of the ways that they can prevent lines in their homes and on their property from freezing up.

“The first step in th...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2016

Garbage Collection Delayed Due to Christmas, New Year’s Day Holidays

Pocatello

Due to the observance of Christmas on Monday, garbage collection will be delayed by one day this week.

Residents are asked to place their garbage and recycling autocarts out a day later than their normally scheduled pickup day. For example, residents with ...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2016

Pocatello Police Warn Local Businesses about Fake Bills

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The Pocatello Police Department is warning local businesses about recent attempts to pass movie prop money during transactions.

According to officers, over the last several months there have been attempts to use the fake bills to make purchases at business...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

Pocatello Sanitation Department Gears Up for Holidays

Pocatello

UPDATE: Due to the observance of Christmas on Monday, garbage collection will be delayed by one day this week. Residents are asked to place their garbage and recycling autocarts out a day later than their normally scheduled pickup day. For example, reside...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

Pocatello Animal Services Offers Discounted Adoptions for Holidays

Pocatello Animal Services

If you’re thinking of welcoming a new furry member of the family into your home for the holidays, now’s the time.

Through the month of December, Pocatello Animal Services is offering discounted pricing to adopt a pet from the shelter. Dogs can be adopted f...

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