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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Splash Dances Return to Ross Park Aquatic Complex Starting June 20

Ross Park Aquatic Complex Splash Dance

The 2019 Splash Dance schedule at Pocatello’s Ross Park Aquatic Complex is set.

The popular events for youth ages 12 to 17-years-old are scheduled for June 20, July 11, and July 25. The dances will run from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and feature a D...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Portneuf Towers to Host “Coffee with the Mayor”

Portneuf Towers exterior

“Coffee with the Mayor” will make a stop at Portneuf Towers June 25. 

From 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at 666 West Day Street, Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad will be answering questions from residents and hearing their comments and con...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Major Roger Schei Confirmed as Pocatello Police Chief

Major Roger Schei

The Pocatello Police Department (PPD) will have a new Chief June 18.

At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council Meeting, Councilmembers voted to confirm Mayor Brian Blad’s appointment of current PPD Major and Deputy Chief Roger Schei to the job.

 

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 5, 2019

East Gould Street/U.S. Highway 30 to be Closed June 8, 9 for Railroad Crossing Repair

East Gould Street/U.S. Highway 30 railroad crossing

East Gould Street/U.S. Highway 30 from Yellowstone Avenue to McKinley Avenue will be closed Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 to allow for repairs to the railroad crossing. 

Crews from the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department and Union...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Richard Bigelow Named City of Pocatello Building Official

Richard Bigelow

There will be a new leader at the helm of the City of Pocatello Building Department. 

Recently, Mayor Brian Blad selected Richard Bigelow for the post of Building Official. Bigelow comes to the Gate City from Lewiston, Idaho where he currently ser...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Pocatello Police Dept. Offers Vacation House Checks

City of Pocatello skyline

If you are planning to be on vacation this summer, the Pocatello Police Department Citizen Patrol is offering you some peace of mind while you are away.

Citizen Patrol members are available to provide a walk-around security check for your home while you ar...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 4, 2019

157 Tons: Pocatello Sanitation Dept. Celebrates First Year of Glass Recycling Program

Glass recycling dumpsters in the City Hall parking lot.

The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department is celebrating its first full year of glass recycling Tuesday. 

Since June 2018, 157.31 tons or 314,620 pounds of glass have been collected through the program, just over 5.5 pounds of glass per Pocatell...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Pocatello Regional Transit Unveils “Summer Youth Pass”

A Pocatello Regional Transit bus, lower Ross Park from the air, and the Marshall Public Library.

An easy and free way for youth to get to and from some of the Gate City’s most popular summertime attractions starts June 3.

 

Starting Monday, June 3, youths ages 18 and younger can get their hands on a Summer Youth Pass from Pocatello R...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair Illustrated Poem Entry Wins at National Level

Felicity Shaw

A local child poet is being honored on the national stage.

Recently, Inkom Elementary second-grader Felicity Shaw’s entry into the 2019 Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair’s Illustrated Poem Contest took home second place in the America...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Zoo Idaho Seeks Public Comments on 20-Year Master Plan

The animals at Zoo Idaho.

Zoo Idaho wants your input on what’s ahead for its next two decades. 

Staff is taking the public’s feedback on Zoo Idaho’s 20-year master plan. The document is a long-term vision built on Zoo Idaho’s mission...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 28, 2019

Benton Street Bridge Project Continues; Traffic to be Reduced to One Lane Each Direction

The Benton Street Bridge

Repairs to a Pocatello bridge that has been in place since the 1960s are rolling on and starting tomorrow, your commute may be impacted. 

As crews continue their efforts to restore the Benton Street Bridge, the next phase of the project will see v...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 28, 2019

Summer Reading Programs Start June 1 at the Marshall Public Library

Marshall Public Library exterior

This year the Marshall Public Library’s summer reading programs are set to be out of this world.

The theme for 2019 is “A Universe of Stories” with events focused around space and exploration. Saturday, June 1, from 2 p.m. to ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Mayor Blad Nominates Major Roger Schei for Pocatello Police Chief

Major Roger Schei

Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad has chosen Major Roger Schei to be the next Chief of the Pocatello Police Department.

“I am pleased to announce my nomination of Major Roger Schei for Pocatello Police Chief,” said Mayor Blad. “It w...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Free Admission to Zoo Idaho June 1

The animals at Zoo Idaho.

You’ll be able to meet the more than 80 animals at Zoo Idaho for free June 1. 

Thanks to Connections Credit Union, admission to the zoo will be free that Saturday. 

“Connections Credit Union’s sponsorship of a...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Brady Chapel Open House Slated for Memorial Day

Brady Chapel

An icon of Pocatello architecture will be open to the public Memorial Day. 

Monday, May 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the members of the Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission will host an open house at Brady Chapel with commissioners available t...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 21, 2019

2019 Season Begins May 25 at Ross Park Aquatic Complex

Pocatello's Ross Park Aquatic Complex

Pocatello’s Ross Park Aquatic Complex kicks off its 2019 season May 25. 

At noon, the popular swimming spot’s gates will swing open for the year. The 2019 season will see the Ross Park Drive Inn cooking in the newly constructed...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Marshall Public Library Highlights Work of Grammy Nominated Artist Tori Amos

The Tori Amos display at the Marshall Public Library.

The work of an eight-time Grammy nominee will be highlighted at the Marshall Public Library. 

From now through June 30, Library Page Rebecca Ayre’s personal collection of Tori Amos memorabilia will be on display at the library. The exhib...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Pocatello Utility Billing Department to Close for Employee Training May 29

City of Pocatello City Hall

The City of Pocatello Utility Billing Department will be closing for employee training the afternoon of Wednesday, May 29. 

From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the department will be unable to process in-person utility bill payments. During the closure, reside...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 20, 2019

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

City of Pocatello Sanitation Department truck

The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will be operating as normal Memorial Day, May 27.

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Registration Open for Summer Swim Lessons at Pocatello Community Rec. Center

The pool at the Community Recreation Center.

Registration has started for the summer swim lesson program offered by the City of Pocatello Community Recreation Center. 

The two-week long classes will be offered in four sessions, June 3 through June 13, June 17 through June 27, July 8 through ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Babysitting Clinic Offered by the Marshall Public Library June 8

A child playing with a toy camera.

One of the Marshall Public Library’s most popular programs returns June 8. 

That Saturday, from 8 a.m. to noon, the staff at the library will hold their annual free babysitting clinic for 11 to 14-year-olds. The class will introduce atte...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Pocatello Regional Airport Reduces Electricity Consumption Equivalent to 13 Homes

Pocatello Regional Airport terminal

Things are looking bright at Pocatello Regional Airport.  

Recently, Pocatello Regional Airport swapped out the lights in the terminal and maintenance shop for energy-efficient LED lighting. The effort was made possible through an Idaho Power ince...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 10, 2019

MPL Seeking Garden-Grown Fruits and Vegetables for The Idaho Foodbank

Fresh fruits and vegetables donated at the Marshall Public Library for The Idaho Foodbank

As you’re growing your garden this year, the Marshall Public Library staff are asking you to consider setting aside some space for The Idaho Foodbank. 

Over the course of the growing season, staff at the library will be accepting donatio...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Pocatello Animal Services Drops Cat Adoption Prices through July 9

Adoptable cats at the Pocatello Animal Shelter

Adding a friendly feline to your family will be easier on your wallet over the next couple of months.  

From now through July 9, cat and kitten adoptions will be more than half-off. Cats can be adopted for $25 while kittens can join their forever ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 6, 2019

Brooklyn’s Playground Closes for Maintenance May 9

Brooklyn's Playground

Thursday, May 9 Brooklyn’s Playground will be getting a bit of TLC.  

At 1 p.m., members of Brooklyn’s Buddies and Leadership Pocatello will be painting portions of the playground as well as doing minor landscaping. The playgro...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 6, 2019

Pocatello Parks and Recreation Dept. to Hold 2nd Public Meeting on Ross Park Draft Master Plan

Upper and Lower Ross Park

You haven’t missed your opportunity to comment on the future of Ross Park.

Tuesday, May 14 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Pocatello City Council Chambers, 911 N. 7th Avenue, the City of Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department will host another co...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Water System Flushing Starts May 6 in Pocatello

Fire Hydrant

Starting next week, residents may see water flowing from Pocatello’s fire hydrants.  

Monday, May 6 will mark the start of the City of Pocatello Water Department’s annual water system flushing efforts. During the process, worke...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Half-Price Dog Licenses on Sale from Pocatello Animal Services

Adoptable dogs at the Pocatello Animal Shelter

For a limited time, Pocatello pet parents can license their pups for half off.  

From now until the end of May, Pocatello Animal Services is offering $5 dog licenses for dogs that are spayed or neutered and $10 licenses for dogs that are not spaye...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 30, 2019

Marshall Public Library to Participate in Trial of Kanopy Film Streaming Service

Marshall Public Library exterior

Thousands of hours of films and other video content will be at your fingertips thanks to the Marshall Public Library. 

From May 1 through 17, the library will take part in a trial run of Kanopy, an on-demand film streaming service. Kanopy hosts ov...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 30, 2019

City of Pocatello Surplus Auction Scheduled for May 11

Items that will be sold at the City of Pocatello's surplus auction.

The City of Pocatello’s annual auction is slated for May 11. 

On the block this year includes vehicles, office furniture, audio/visual equipment, tools, and more. The bidding is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. at Prime Time Auctions, 3400 Sout...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Four Proclamations to be Read at Pocatello City Council Meeting

Pocatello City Hall exterior

Four proclamations are on the agenda for the May 2 meeting of the Pocatello City Council. 

The first of the edicts by Mayor Brian Blad will establish May 2019 as Older Americans Awareness Month. The proclamation will be read by Councilman Rick Che...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 25, 2019

Public Invited to Meet Pocatello Police Chief Candidates

Pocatello skyline

The public is invited to meet the final three candidates vying for the Pocatello Police Chief job. 

Monday, May 6 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., in the Pocatello City Council Chambers, citizens will have the chance to hear from each of the candidates a...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 24, 2019

Bannock County Commissioners, Mayors Pledge Support for 2020 Census

Map of Bannock County

The start of the 2020 Census is a little under a year out and local government officials are pledging their support for the 2020 Census Count. 

Recently, members of the Bannock County Commission and the Mayors of Arimo, Downey, Inkom, Lava Hot Spr...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Pocatello Water Department to Host 2019 Water Week May 6-9

Attendees at the City of Pocatello Water Department's Water Week open house.

The City of Pocatello Water Department will be celebrating all things H2O with its 28th annual open house.

As part of National Drinking Water Week, the department will open the doors of its Water Operations Facility, 1889 N. Arthur, to the public May 6 th...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 19, 2019

Merril Quayle Named APWA Rocky Mountain Chapter’s Public Works Leader of the Year

Merril Quayle stands with his 2019 Public Works Leader of the Year award from the APWA Rocky Mountai

A  City of Pocatello Engineer has taken home a top honor from the American Public Works Association (APWA) Rocky Mountain Chapter. 

At the group’s annual conference in Fairmont, Montana, Public Works Development Engineer Merril ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Pocatello Regional Transit Adds 7 New Buses to Fleet

One of Pocatello Regional Transit's new 2019 Ford E450 Champion buses.

There’s new rubber hitting the road in the Pocatello Regional Transit (PRT) fleet. 

Recently, the department purchased seven new 2019 Ford E450 Champion buses. Five of the buses will be used in PRT’s urban program in and around...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Pocatello Street Operations Department Announces 2019 Pavement Management Plan

Street Operations Department crews working on various projects in Pocatello.

The City of Pocatello Street Operations Department has released its list of roads that will be seeing maintenance this year.  

Recently, the department announced its 2019 Pavement Management Plan. The plan details which roads in the Gate City shou...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

The Allstate Foundation Donates $10,000 to PFD, Groups to Give Away Disaster Preparedness Kits

One of the disaster preparedness starter kits that will be given away by The Allstate Foundation and

Wildfire season is just around the corner and thanks to The Allstate Foundation, the Pocatello Fire Department will be helping residents be ready if disaster strikes. 

Recently, the foundation donated $10,000 for fire prevention efforts including ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Youth in Government Day Planned for City of Pocatello

City of Pocatello skyline

Local students will be getting an up-close view of municipal government with the City of Pocatello. 

Tuesday, April 23, 24 members of the Pocatello/Chubbuck Mayors’ Youth Advisory Council will spend the day with City leaders and see how ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Spring Used Book Sale Planned for April 25, 26, and 27 at Marshall Public Library

Used books on sale at the Marshall Public Library.

The Friends of the Marshall Public Library’s biannual used book sale returns April 25. 

At 9 a.m. on Thursday, the group’s three-day fundraiser will get underway in the Minnie Howard Room and lobby on the first floor of the Mar...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Saturday to be Proclaimed Portneuf Valley Community Environmental Fair Day

Pocatello City Council Chambers

Mayor Brian Blad will proclaim Saturday, April 20 as Portneuf Valley Community Valley Environmental Fair Day at Thursday’s Pocatello City Council Meeting. 

The edict will be read by Councilwoman Beena Mannan and encourages “res...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 15, 2019

HPC Hosts Annual Conference, “Historic Pocatello: People and Places,” April 27

Photo of the Center Street viaduct

Pocatello of yesteryear will be in the limelight at the Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission’s annual conference.  

Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the group and the Idaho State University Department of History will host ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Early Registration for 22nd Annual Run with the Big Dogs Ends April 21

Participants in previous Run with the Big Dogs events.

Your time is running out to get discounted registration for Pocatello’s furriest of 5Ks.

After April 21, the early registration period for The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter’s 22nd Annual Run with the Big Dogs will close and p...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Marshall Public Library to Close Morning of April 16

Marshall Public Library exterior

The Marshall Public Library will be temporarily closing its doors the morning of Tuesday, April 16. 

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the library will be closed while the collection database system is upgraded. At 1 p.m., the library will resume its normal ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 9, 2019

Water Project on Dahl, Cherry, Hemlock, Hubbard & Marlu to Last Approximately 8 Weeks

Dahl, Cherry, Hemlock, Hubbard, Marlu Water Project

Water work will begin Thursday, April 11 on Dahl Street and continue on Cherry Street, Hemlock Street, Hubbard Avenue and Marlu Street.

A City of Pocatello Water Department crew will work between the hours of 7 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. Monday through T...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 3, 2019

Pocatello Arts Council Looking to Fund Local Projects

Arts Council Grant Applications

If you’re an artist of any kind, the Pocatello Arts Council is offering you a financial hand with your work. 

Currently, the Council is accepting grant applications from artisans to fully or partially fund public arts projects. The group...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

Zoo Idaho’s 2019 Season Starts April 6

Zoo Idaho's animals

Zoo Idaho’s gates will open April 6 for the 2019 season.

Thanks to SEI Credit Union, opening day kicks off with free admission for children ages 3 to 11 years-of-age from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free entry is part of the credit union’s ce...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 1, 2019

Four Proclamations on the Agenda for Pocatello City Council Meeting

Pocatello City Hall exterior

Four proclamations are scheduled to be read at Thursday’s Pocatello City Council Meeting. 

The first of the four edicts by Mayor Brian Blad will proclaim April 2019 as Fair Housing Month in Pocatello. The proclamation encourages &ldq...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 29, 2019

City of Pocatello Engineering Dept. to Host Walkability Discussions April 4

Participants in the Terry First walk and talk event.

The City of Pocatello Engineering Department will host a slate of public discussions regarding walkability in the Gate City. 

 

On April 4, department staff and representatives from Vitruvian Planning will host three informal meetings cent...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Water Department’s 2019 Projects Scheduled, Switch to Summer Work Hours April 1

Water Department crews replace a main line on Chokecherry Drive.

The City of Pocatello’s Water Department has announced its list of projects for the 2019 construction season.

During the year, staff are scheduled to replace roughly 2 miles of water main lines along Fir Street, Hemlock Street, Cherry Street, Dah...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 27, 2019

Pocatello WPC Project Takes Home Project of the Year Award from ASCE Southern Idaho Section

From left, Jeff Mansfield, Public Works Director/City Engineer, and Skyler Allen, Senior Utility Eng

The City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control and Engineering Departments’ efforts are earning praise from the Gem State’s engineering community. 

At last week’s American Society of Civil Engineers Southern Idaho Sect...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 27, 2019

Parents’ Night Out to Discuss Active Shooter Response

City of Pocatello skyline

The next session of “Parents’ Night Out” at Outer Limits Fun Zone will feature the presentation Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events.

Pocatello Police officers will host a one-hour discussion on civilian response options...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 25, 2019

Pocatello Street Operations Department Switches to Summer Work Hours April 1

City of Pocatello Street Operations Department crews working on the city's roads.

Beginning Monday, April 1, 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 ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Water Department’s Fir Street Project Starts March 25

Map showing Fir Street

Monday, March 25, crews with the City of Pocatello Water Department will begin their project on Fir Street. 

Workers will be installing a new water main line, fire hydrants, and water meter boxes. Crews will work between the hours of 7 a.m. to app...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Sewer Line to be Replaced on West Griffith Road Starting March 25

Map showing West Griffith Road

Monday, crews will begin the process of replacing the sewer line along West Griffith Road. 

The project area on West Griffith Road will be from McKinley Avenue to Yellowstone Avenue. Crews will work between the hours of 7 a.m. to approximately 5 p...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 21, 2019

Critical Incident and Reunification Exercise to be Held March 28

Pocatello Police badge

The Pocatello Police Department and local first responders will be holding a mock critical incident and reunification exercise March 28. 

At approximately 12:30 p.m., students at Grace Lutheran High School will be evacuated from the school. After ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 20, 2019

Gem Prep: Pocatello 6th Grader to be Mayor for a Day March 27

Riley Robinson

A student from Gem Prep: Pocatello will be Mayor for a Day March 27. 

Sixth-grader Riley Robinson is stepping into the role as the City’s chief executive that Wednesday. His schedule will see him meeting with the City’s Finance...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 19, 2019

One Proclamation to be Read at Pocatello City Council Meeting

Pocatello City Council Chambers

April 20 is set to be proclaimed as Arbor Day in Pocatello. 

At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting, Mayor Brian Blad will issue the proclamation to be read by Councilwoman Heidi Adamson. The proclamation urges “all citiz...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 19, 2019

Poems Wanted for 19th Annual Poetry Wall at the Marshall Public Library

Outside the Marshall Public Library

Area poets have a chance to become part of the Marshall Public Library’s collection. 

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, the library will be putting up its annual Poetry Wall. Former librarian Joan Juskie created the Poetr...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 18, 2019

Yard Waste Pick up Day Changed to Regular Garbage Day

Yard waste autocart

There will be a new collection day for participants in the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s yard waste collection program, Compost Happens. 

New for this year, Sanitation crews will pick up residents’ yard waste autoca...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Water Line Installation Begins March 18 on Franklin Ave.

A map of the Franklin Avenue water project.

Monday, March 18 crews from the City of Pocatello Water Department will begin installing a water line on Franklin Avenue.  

The project will stretch from the middle of the 700 block of Franklin Avenue to East Cedar Street. Crews will work between ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Street Operations, Sanitation Departments to Begin Move to Garrett Way Facility

2405 Garrett Way

Next week, the City of Pocatello Street Operations and Sanitation Departments will begin the move to their new home on Garrett Way.

Monday, administrative staff will start moving to the renovated facility located at 2405 Garrett Way. Later in the week, op...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 14, 2019

“Coffee with the Mayor” Scheduled for March 26

Pocatello skyline

“Coffee with the Mayor” is returning to Christensen Courts March 26.

From 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at 711 North 6th Avenue, Mayor Brian Blad will be on hand to answer residents’ questions and hear their comments and concerns. P...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Pocatello Child Care Advisory Committee to Host Training for Child Care Providers, Parents

A child in a car seat.

Are you having trouble dealing with certain behaviors of a child in your life? The City of Pocatello Child Care Advisory Committee is offering a bit of help. 

Tuesday, March 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Pocatello City Council Chambers, 911 N. 7th Av...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 12, 2019

Annual Cemetery Clean-up Begins April 1

Mountain View Cemetery

The yearly clean-up of Pocatello’s cemeteries is scheduled for the beginning of next month. 

Starting April 1, crews will begin the process of removing and discarding decorations and flower placements that have been left on graves at Mou...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 11, 2019

Buttoned Down: Southeast Idaho Button Club’s Collection on Display at the MPL

Button featured in the Southeast Idaho Button Club's display at the Marshall Public Library.

The history and art in an item many use without thinking about it is on display at the Marshall Public Library.

From now until April 30, the Southeast Idaho Button Club’s button collection is under the spotlight on the second floor of the library...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 11, 2019

Two ISU Students to Job Shadow Mayor Blad as Part of “Signature Experiences” Program

Mikayla Morgan and Trevyan Marley

A pair of Idaho State University students will have a chance to see the inner workings of local government with Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad. 

Next week, freshman Mikayla Morgan and senior Trevyan Marley will job shadow the Mayor. During their time ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Art Entries Wanted for 2019 Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair Contests

Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair art contest entries

Art of the green kind will be on display at 2019 Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair. 

Right now, organizers are looking for submissions for the recycled sculpture, poetry, and “Trashi Fashi” fashion show contests. The recycled ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 6, 2019

Registration Open for 22nd Annual “Run with the Big Dogs”

Runners in the Run with the Big Dogs.

Saturday, April 27 a race of the furry variety returns in Pocatello. 

Registration is now open for the 22nd Annual “Run with the Big Dogs.” The event from The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter features a 2K walk, 2K run, ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 5, 2019

Pocatello Police to Begin Issuing Tickets for Hands Free Ordinance Violations

A Pocatello Police officer stops a motorist.

If a Pocatello Police officer sees you with your ear to your phone or texting while driving, it will cost you. 

Starting March 11, officers will begin issuing tickets to violators of the City’s hands free ordinance. Since going into effe...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 1, 2019

Pocatello Community Recreation Center to Offer Lifeguard Training Course

Lifeguards at the Ross Park Aquatic Complex

The City of Pocatello’s Community Recreation Center (CRC) will be offering a Lifeguard Training Course starting March 28.

Interested participants must complete a pre-course session that includes water skill testing prior to being accepted into th...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 27, 2019

Tournament Fever Comes to the Marshall Public Library

The "Marshall Madness" bracket at the Marshall Public Library.

Some of the year’s best college basketball is just a couple of weeks away and the Marshall Public Library is starting up a tournament of its own. 

This week, the library tipped off its “Marshall Madness” tournament. F...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Mayor Blad Donates $1,000 from Mayor’s School Walking Challenge to Hitting Hearts Foundation

Mayor Blad presents Christian Colonel from the Hitting Hearts Foundation with a $1,000 check to purc

Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad has been putting one foot in front of the other for a good cause. 

Friday, Mayor Blad donated the $1,000 he earned through the Blue Cross Foundation of Idaho’s Mayor’s School Walking Challenge to the ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Pocatello Animal Services Starts Foster Program

From left, Danielle Garcia, Animal Services Director, and Shaila McGuire, Volunteer Coordinator, hol

Pocatello Animal Services is hoping Gate City residents will temporarily open their homes to the area’s less fortunate dogs and cats. 

Recently, the department started a foster program for the Pocatello Animal Shelter’s most in...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 21, 2019

Pocatello Connect: City Debuts New App

Mayor Brian Blad and members of the Pocatello City Council hold up their phones after installing the

Residents of Pocatello have a new way to get in touch with City government. 

Thursday, the City released its new mobile app, “Pocatello Connect.” The app features a streamlined service request process, allowing residents who se...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission Seeks Comment on Draft Preservation Plan

Old Town Pocatello

UPDATE: The public hearing on the plan before the City Council has been postponed until April 4 at 6 p.m.

The Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission is looking for a little help from the public. 

Recently, the group completed a draft historic p...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 20, 2019

MPL to Welcome Award-Winning Writer, Arthur Dorros, for Bellon Visiting Author Series

Arthur Dorros

A renowned children’s author will be paying a visit to the Marshall Public Library. 

Monday, March 4 at 4 p.m., the library will welcome Arthur Dorros for a reading from his works and a book signing. Dorros is an author and illustrator a...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Pocatello Regional Airport to Hold Security Drill

Pocatello Regional Airport terminal

Thursday, February 21 Pocatello Regional Airport and the Pocatello Police Department will hold a security drill at the airport. 

The exercise will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and during this time, there will be a significant law enforcement p...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 19, 2019

The Coded Image: Computer Generated Art on Display at Marshall Public Library

John Bickelhaupt stands with one of his works that is on display at the Marshall Public Library duri

The art from the figurative hand of a machine and the literal mind of a human will be on display at the Marshall Public Library.

During February and March, the computer-generated art of Reference Associate John Bickelhaupt will be on display. By inputting...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Pocatello Police Dept. Accepting Applications for Citizen Police Academy

Citizen Police Academy

Pocatellans are invited to see what the day in and day out life of the city’s police officers is like. 

Currently, the Pocatello Police Department is taking applications for its Citizen Police Academy. The course will teach 30 residents ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 12, 2019

Sanitation Collection to Operate as Normal on Presidents’ Day

City of Pocatello Sanitation Department truck and autocarts

The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will operate as normal on Presidents’ Day, February 18.

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Parents’ Night Out to Talk Internet Safety

The Pocatello Police Department’s “Parents’ Night Out” will be returning to Outer Limits Fun Zone Fe

The Pocatello Police Department’s “Parents’ Night Out” will be returning to Outer Limits Fun Zone February 19. 

The second session will feature Shad Harris. Harris is a Senior Security Consultant and expert ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Smooches from Pooches: Dog-Kissing Booth Returns to Pocatello Animal Shelter

Pocatello Animal Services Volunteer Coordinator Shaila McGuire gets a kiss from Delta.

The pups at the Pocatello Animal Shelter are looking to give a little love in the lead up to Valentine’s Day. 

Saturday, February 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the staff of Pocatello Animal Services will host a dog-kissing booth. People are ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 30, 2019

Number of Crashes at Benton St. and 2nd Ave. Reduced by 91.67%

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Two full years after improvements were completed at a Pocatello intersection, the number of crashes are down by more than 90 percent at the site.  

Staff with the City of Pocatello Engineering Department compiled accident data from the Pocatello P...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 28, 2019

The Nature of Idaho: Zoo Idaho, Idaho Museum of Natural History to Debut Radio Show

From left, Dr. Leif Tapanila, Director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History, and Peter Pruett, Zoo

Zoo Idaho and the Idaho Museum of Natural History will be bringing the wonders of Idaho’s natural world to the airwaves.

Thursday, January 31 at 8:30 a.m. will mark the launch of “The Nature of Idaho” on KISU. The half-hour pr...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 25, 2019

City Encourages Furloughed Fed. Workers to Make Utility Bill Payment Arrangements

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With the shutdown of the federal government now over a month long, the City of Pocatello is offering some assistance.  

Federal workers who have been impacted by the shutdown are encouraged to contact the City’s Utility Billing Departmen...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 22, 2019

Historic Preservation Comm. Invites Commercial Building Owners, Tenants to Open House

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The owners and tenants of Pocatello’s historic commercial buildings are invited to learn more about caring for their significant structures.  

Wednesday, February 6 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the offices of Myers Anderson Architects, 122 S. Mai...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 18, 2019

Public Input Sought on Pocatello Parks and Rec. Department’s Ross Park Draft Master Plan

Ross Park Draft Master Plan

The community is invited to weigh in on the future of one of the Gate City’s most prominent parks. 

Tuesday, January 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Pocatello City Council Chambers, 911 N. 7th Avenue, Mayor Brian Blad and the staff of the Par...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 18, 2019

City of Pocatello to Host Open House Discussing Flood Risk Impact

City of Pocatello flood map

The City of Pocatello Engineering Department is inviting residents to talk about the potential impacts of flooding in the Gate City and provide feedback on proposed revisions to the community flood map. 

February 4 from 4 to 6 p.m., in the Pocatel...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Pocatello Prepares for Possible Rain on Snow Event

With temperatures forecasted to be in the 40s and rain possible, the City of Pocatello is bracing fo

With temperatures forecasted to be in the 40s and rain possible, the City of Pocatello is bracing for potential flooding. 

The National Weather Service is currently forecasting snow for Wednesday followed by temperatures warming on Thursday into t...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 14, 2019

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

City of Pocatello Sanitation Department truck

The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will operate as normal Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 21.

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 11, 2019

Emergency! on Display at the Marshall Public Library

The Emergency! display at the Marshall Public Library.

Almost everything you could or would want to know about a hit 1970s television show will be on display at the Marshall Public Library this month. 

During the month of January, Library Assistant Colleen Hughes’ personal collection of memo...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Parents’ Night Out to Address Mental Health Awareness

The Warehouse District and Old Town Pocatello.

The Pocatello Police Department is teaming up with Outer Limits Fun Zone to present "Parents’ Night Out" events.

At “Parents’ Night Out,” caregivers are invited to listen to a presentation about issues affe...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Registration Open for Winter, Spring Swim Lessons at Pocatello Community Rec. Center

Community Recreation Center pool

Registration is underway for the latest round of swim lessons offered by the City of Pocatello Community Recreation Center. 

The four-week long classes will be offered in three sessions, January 21 through February 15, February 18 through March 14...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 7, 2019

Passenger Numbers Soar to 10-Year High at Pocatello Regional Airport

Morning at Pocatello Regional Airport

For a third year in a row, Pocatello Regional Airport’s traveler numbers have set a record. 

According to figures compiled by airport staff, the total number of passenger arrivals and departures for 2018 checked in at 90,661, a 15 percen...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 4, 2019

50/50 Book Quest Returns at the Marshall Public Library

Books at the Marshall Public Library.

The Marshall Public Library is challenging you to read 50 books over the coming year. 

Beginning January 7, the library will kickoff its 50/50 Book Quest. Participants have until December 31 to read a book from each of the 50 categories including ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 28, 2018

State of the City Address Set for Jan. 3 Pocatello City Council Meeting

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A look back at the year that was for the City of Pocatello is on the agenda for next week’s Pocatello City Council meeting. 

At Thursday’s meeting, Mayor Brian Blad will give the annual State of the City address. The speech hig...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 19, 2018

Holiday Garbage Pickups Begin Dec. 26; Trash Collection Delayed Due to Christmas, New Year’s

A City of Pocatello garbage truck.

The busiest time of year will soon be at hand for the employees of the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department. 

From December 26 through December 31, the department will offer its special holiday pickup to accommodate the overflow that comes with...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 18, 2018

City of Pocatello Departments to Close Early Christmas Eve

The City of Pocatello is notifying residents of a change in business hours Monday, December 24.

The City of Pocatello is notifying residents of a change in business hours Monday, December 24.

All departments located in City Hall, including the Pocatello Police Department’s Records office, will be closing at 3 p.m. The Pocatello Animal Shelt...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 17, 2018

HRAC Seeking Nominations for Human and Civil Rights Award

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The City of Pocatello Human Relations Advisory Committee is looking to honor an outstanding local resident for their work in human and civil rights. 

The group is looking for nominations for its Human and Civil Rights Award. The accolade seeks to ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 17, 2018

Pocatello Community Rec. Center to Have Modified Holiday Hours

Pocatello Community Recreation Center entrance sign

The City of Pocatello Community Recreation Center will have limited hours over the Holidays. 

On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, the facility will be open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meanwhile, the center will close Christmas Day and New Yea...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Holiday Hoopla to Benefit The Idaho Foodbank Dec. 22

Saturday, December 22 from 2-4 p.m. at Dick’s Sporting Goods, the City of Pocatello Parks and Recrea

Hitting a few baskets can help in the fight against hunger this holiday season.  

Saturday, December 22 from 2-4 p.m. at Dick’s Sporting Goods, the City of Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Holiday Hoopla fre...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 11, 2018

Marshall Public Library Display Highlights Oscar Winning Pocatellan

The display highlighting Edward Stevenson at the Marshall Public Library.

The life of a Pocatello man who achieved Hollywood’s highest honor is on display at the Marshall Public Library. 

The work of costume designer Edward Stevenson will be showcased on the second floor of the library. The display features ph...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 10, 2018

Pocatello Animal Services Celebrating KONGmas for Second Year

Danielle Garcia, Pocatello Animal Services Director, and Bud stand near a KONGmas tree.

Pocatello Animal Services’ different take on the Holidays is back. 

For the second year, the department is holding its Merry KONGmas Toy Drive. Shelter staff are looking for donations of the tough toys for the shelter’s dogs an...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 10, 2018

Dennis Payne Set to Retire from City of Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department

Dennis Payne

After more than three decades on the job, a long-time City of Pocatello employee will be retiring. 

December 17 will be the last day of Parks Supervisor Dennis Payne’s 37-year career with the Parks and Recreation Department. Dennis start...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Pocatello Police, Street Operations Stress Importance of not Placing Snow on Roads

Snow is back in the forecast for Pocatello and the City of Pocatello Street Operations and Police De

Snow is back 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.

Pocatello City Code 8.14.060 st...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Pocatello City Council Adopts Hands Free Ordinance

Pocatello City Council Chambers

At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting, Councilmembers approved an ordinance prohibiting the use of a mobile device while operating a motor vehicle. Exceptions are provided for using a device in instances such as while in a “voic...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 5, 2018

City of Pocatello Employees Donate $21,593 to United Way

The City of Pocatello’s employees have cracked open their wallets for the United Way of Southeastern

The City of Pocatello’s employees have cracked open their wallets for the United Way of Southeastern Idaho.

Through the group’s annual campaign, employees donated $21,593. Workers were able to target their gift to an area of focus like ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Marshall Public Library Adds Speedy Reader Kits to Collection

Kathryn Poulter, Youth Services Librarian at the Marshall Public Library, stands with one of the new

The Marshall Public Library is now making it easier to binge on your favorite book series. 

Recently, the library added over 50 Speedy Reader Kits to its collections. The kits contain an entire book series in one bag and are available for checkout...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 3, 2018

One Proclamation to be Read at Dec. 6 Pocatello City Council Meeting

One proclamation is scheduled to be read at Thursday’s meeting of the Pocatello City Council.

One proclamation is scheduled to be read at Thursday’s meeting of the Pocatello City Council. 

The edict from Mayor Brian Blad proclaims December to be Veterans Suicide Awareness Month and urges citizens “to recognize how serio...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 29, 2018

Pocatello Regional Transit’s Tour of Lights Slated for December 13 and 14

A Pocatello Regional Transit bus adorned with holiday lights.

Pocatello Regional Transit (PRT) is set to highlight our area’s best of the best holiday decorators during this year’s 31st Annual Tour of Lights.

On December 13 and 14, PRT’s buses will take a jaunt around Pocatello and Chubb...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 27, 2018

Pocatello Street Operations Dept. Wraps FY 18 Pavement Management Program

2018 saw the department treat or replace 30.43 miles of Gate City streets and brings the three-year

The paving of Pocatello’s roads during Fiscal Year 2018 is in the books for the City’s Street Operations Department. 

September 30 marked the official end of the year for the pavement management program. 2018 saw the department...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 26, 2018

“Wild Winter Weekends” Return to Zoo Idaho December 1, 8

Saturday, December 1 and Saturday, December 8, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. both days, the zoo will host it

Zoo Idaho’s coolest events of the year return in December. 

Saturday, December 1 and Saturday, December 8, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. both days, the zoo will host its fifth annual “Wild Winter Weekends.” Attendees are invi...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 26, 2018

Pocatello Fire Dept. Seeks Applicants for Firefighter Positions

The City of Pocatello is currently accepting applications for Probationary Firefighters.

If you’re the type who likes to serve others, now is your chance to join the Pocatello Fire Department.  

The City of Pocatello is currently accepting applications for Probationary Firefighters. Interested individuals are asked to comple...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 21, 2018

City of Pocatello Finance Dept. Honored By GFOA for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Finance Department's award plaques from GFOA for excellence in financial reporting.

The City of Pocatello Finance Department is earning the highest of praise from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

Recently, the department was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for their efforts o...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Lifeguard Training Course Offered by Pocatello Community Recreation Center

Lifeguards at the Ross Park Aquatic Complex

The City of Pocatello’s Community Recreation Center (CRC) will be offering a Lifeguard Training Course beginning Thursday, January 10.

Interested participants must complete a pre-course session that includes water skill testing prior to being acc...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Sanitation Collection to be Delayed Due to Thanksgiving Holiday

City of Pocatello Sanitation Department truck

Thursday and Friday’s garbage, recycling, yard waste, and leaf collections 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...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 13, 2018

Saturday, Nov. 24 to be Proclaimed “Small Business Saturday” in Pocatello

Old Town Pocatello

Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad will be issuing a proclamation that encourages citizens to support the area’s local, small businesses.  

At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting, Councilwoman Linda Leeuwrik will read the edict e...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 8, 2018

City of Pocatello Offices Closed Nov. 12, Sanitation Collection Normal, PRT to Limit Services

Monday, November 12, City of Pocatello offices will be closed for Veterans Day (observed).

Monday, November 12, City of Pocatello offices will be closed for Veterans Day (observed).

The Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will be operating as normal on November 12. Residents who are scheduled for a Monday pickup of garbage or rec...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Chief Theatre Display Lights up the Marshall Public Library

The Chief Theatre display at the Marshall Public Library.

The history of a treasured Pocatello building will be on display at the Marshall Public Library. 

During the month of November, the library will highlight the Chief Theatre on the second floor of the library. The display features an original door ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Paving at Sacajawea Park Complete

If you like to visit Sacajawea Park, your walk, run or ride is going to be smoother.

If you like to visit Sacajawea Park, your walk, run or ride is going to be smoother. 

Recently, more than a mile of the park’s trails was repaved. In addition to the revitalized surfaces, the trails were widened to 10 feet where possible...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 6, 2018

Pocatello City Council to Begin Consideration of Hands Free Ordinance

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At the Thursday, November 8 Pocatello City Council Work Session, Councilmembers will be looking into a proposed ordinance that aims to prevent distracted driving in the Gate City.

Under the proposal, texting or operating a mobile device would be punishable...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Center Street Underpass Wins Chamber Beautification Award

The Center Street Underpass took home the honors in a beauty pageant of sorts.

The Center Street Underpass took home the honors in a beauty pageant of sorts. 

At Friday’s Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of the Commerce meeting, the organization presented the Beautification Award to Tom Kirkman, Deputy Public Works Direc...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Zoo Idaho Hosts Wild Winter Wildlife Classes for all Ages

How the animals of the Intermountain West survive the winter months will be the topic of a new serie

How the animals of the Intermountain West survive the winter months will be the topic of a new series of classes at Zoo Idaho. 

Every Wednesday in November, zoo staff will be hosting “Wild Winter Wildlife” at the Zoo Education ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Events Planned for U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Visit

The Holiday Season will be getting an early start in Pocatello this year.

The Holiday Season will be getting an early start in Pocatello this year. 

Friday, November 16 at 9 a.m. at Pocatello City Hall, 911 N. 7th Avenue, citizens are invited to stop by and see the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. A short program will featu...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Pocatello Historic Preservation Comm. Hosts Brady Chapel Open House November 12

Pocatello’s Brady Chapel will be opening its doors this month.

Pocatello’s Brady Chapel will be opening its doors this month. 

On Monday, November 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission will host an open house at the Brady Chapel. During the event, commission member...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Open House Details 2023 Improvements to Center Street Underpass

A look at what the future may hold for the Center Street Underpass will be the topic of an open hous

A look at what the future may hold for the Center Street Underpass will be the topic of an open house next week. 

Monday, November 5 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Pocatello City Council Chambers, 911 N. 7th Avenue City of Pocatello staff and employ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Marshall Public Library’s “Food for Fines” Program Begins November 1

You can pay off your fines for overdue books at the Marshall Public Library next month without spend

You can pay off your fines for overdue books at the Marshall Public Library next month without spending a single penny. 

November 1, the library kicks off its annual “Food for Fines” food drive. The event allows patrons to have...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Hometown Talent: Sanitation Dept. Employee Creates Glass Recycling Dumpsters

At any one of the City of Pocatello’s 10 glass-recycling locations, you’ll see the handiwork of Jon

At any one of the City of Pocatello’s 10 glass recycling locations, you’ll see the handiwork of Jon Conn. His art isn’t from a brush, paint, and canvas, his comes in the form of three-yards of steel. 

Conn, a Welder/F...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Pocatello Police Issue Reminder, CBD Products may Contain THC

Recently, the Pocatello Police Department became aware that CBD oil and other similar products deriv

Recently, the Pocatello Police Department became aware that CBD oil and other similar products derived from the plant of the genus Cannabis have been offered for sale within the city of Pocatello.

Some of these products are labeled as containing 0% THC wh...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 29, 2018

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

Crews with the City of Pocatello’s Street Operations and Water Departments will return to their five

Crews with the City of Pocatello’s Street Operations and Water Departments will return to their five-day work schedule starting November 5. 

Employees have been working ten-hour days, four days per week throughout the summer to allow the...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 25, 2018

City of Pocatello Leaf Collection Program Begins November 5

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The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s leaf collection effort is just about to get underway.

The start of the 2018 program will be Monday, November 5 and wrap up Friday, November 30. The leaves collected through the program are taken to Ba...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 24, 2018

Milovanovic to be Mayor for a Day November 2

A Holy Spirit Catholic School student will be Mayor for a Day November 2.

A Holy Spirit Catholic School student will be Mayor for a Day November 2. 

Eighth-grader Marko Milovanovic’s term will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude around 1 p.m. During his time in office he will be meeting with City of Pocatello offi...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

Pocatello Police Dept. Schedules Prescription Drug Take-Back for Oct. 27

Officers with the Pocatello Police Department will be taking your unwanted and unused medications of

Officers with the Pocatello Police Department will be taking your unwanted and unused medications off your hands. 

Saturday, October 27 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pocatello Police Department Stati...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 17, 2018

Zoo Boo Scheduled for October 27 at Zoo Idaho

Ghouls, ghosts, and other ghastly creatures will be haunting Zoo Idaho Saturday, October 27.

Ghouls, ghosts, and other ghastly creatures will be haunting Zoo Idaho Saturday, October 27. 

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the zoo will be hosting its annual Halloween themed event, Zoo Boo. Attendees are invited to come dressed in costume and trick-or...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 16, 2018

Native Bee Display Creates a Buzz at Marshall Public Library

A look at the life of bees native to the United States is at the Marshall Public Library.

A look at the life of bees native to the United States is at the Marshall Public Library.

The new display on native bees features colorful posters, pictures, interactive fact cards and handouts to show the diversity of native bees, the crucial components o...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 16, 2018

City of Pocatello to Take Part in 2018 Great ShakeOut Drill

Pocatello City Hall will be joining with millions around the globe in preparing for disaster.

Pocatello City Hall will be joining with millions around the globe in preparing for disaster. 

Thursday, October 18 at 10:18 a.m., City of Pocatello employees will participate in the 2018 Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill. The drill allows participa...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Ribbon Cutting Planned for New 7th and Sherman Bus Stop

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The public is invited to a ribbon cutting for the new bus stop at the corner of East Sherman Street and North 7th Avenue. 

Thursday, October 18 at 11 a.m. the City of Pocatello will officially open the stop with the help of the Pocatello Chiefs. T...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Wildlife Feeding Ordinance Discussion Pulled from Pocatello City Council Agenda

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At the request of the applicant, the October 11 Pocatello City Council Work Session item regarding the proposed wildlife feeding ordinance has been pulled from the agenda. 

At this time, the discussion regarding the ordinance has not been reschedu...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Ebooks and Audiobooks Now Available at Marshall Public Library Through Idaho Digital Consortium

The Marshall Public Library is expanding its offering of eBooks and audiobooks thanks to a new partn

The Marshall Public Library is expanding its offering of eBooks and audiobooks thanks to a new partnership with the Idaho Digital Consortium. 

Recently, the library joined forces with the group to grow its digital archive collection available for ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Grace Lutheran Middle School Student Chosen as First Mayor for a Day of 2018-19 School Year

Grace Lutheran Middle School Eighth Grader Kaden Horton will be the kicking off the City of Pocatell

Grace Lutheran Middle School Eighth Grader Kaden Horton will be the kicking off the City of Pocatello’s Mayor for a Day program for the 2018-19 school year. 

Mayor for a Day Horton’s term will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Pocatello Takes Second in 2018 Municipal Equality Index for Idaho

Pocatello continues to be a leader in the Gem State according to a new report from the Human Rights

Pocatello continues to be a leader in the Gem State according to a new report from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). 

Recently, the HRC released the 2018 Municipal Equality Index which rates cities around the nation “on 49 criteria covering citywid...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 8, 2018

Marshall Public Library Flips Switch to LED Lighting

With the help of Idaho Power, the Marshall Public Library has made the switch to energy-efficient li

With the help of Idaho Power, the Marshall Public Library has made the switch to energy-efficient lighting. 

Recently, the lights inside the library were replaced with light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The new fixtures will save an estimated 182,357 k...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 5, 2018

“Snacks with the Mayor” Scheduled for October 17

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Community members will have a chance to speak with Mayor Brian Blad during “Snacks with the Mayor” in October. 

October 17 at 2 p.m., Monte Vista Hills Health Care Center, 1071 Renee Avenue, will host the hour-long meeting. The...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 4, 2018

Planning & Zoning Commission Public Hearing Scheduled for October 10 Postponed

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At the request of the applicant, the October 10 public hearing in regards to the property in the 1200 block of Pershing Avenue scheduled before the City of Pocatello Planning and Zoning Commission has been postponed.  

The public hearing has been ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 4, 2018

Creativebug Database Available to Marshall Public Library Patrons

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Residents who would like to get in touch with their crafty side can now get a little help thanks to the Marshall Public Library. 

Recently, the library subscribed to the Creativebug database. The repository has over 1,000 art and craft video class...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 3, 2018

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to Stop in Pocatello November 16

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The holiday season will be getting an early start in Pocatello thanks to a visit from one of the country’s national symbols.  

Friday, November 16, the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be making a stop in Pocatello. The Gate City is one ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 3, 2018

PFD Celebrates Fire Prevention Week, Encourages Residents to “Look, Listen, and Learn”

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When it comes to a fire in your home, there are three words you need to know – look, listen, and learn. 

As part of Fire Prevention Week 2018 from October 7 to 13, firefighters with the Pocatello Fire Department are focusing on “Look. Listen. Lear...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 2, 2018

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 8.

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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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 28, 2018

Marshall Public Library to Hold Dementia Discussion

Wednesday, October 3 at 7 p.m., the library will host a discussion with Wes Ward, NP-C., called “Dem

Residents with questions about dementia can get them answered next week at the Marshall Public Library. 

Wednesday, October 3 at 7 p.m., the library will host a discussion with Wes Ward, NP-C., called “Dementia: What is New in Treatment ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 27, 2018

Crews Responding to Chemical Spill; Multiple Locations in Pocatello, Bannock County

UPDATE: Crews have completed neutralizing the sulfuric acid in Pocatello. 

They will now begin sweeping the affected roads. Streets will be reopened once they are swept. Officials estimate clean-up in Pocatello will be completed around 3 a.m.&...
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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 27, 2018

Historic Preservation Commission Plans October Events at Mountain View Cemetery

During the month of October, the Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission will be holding a pair o

Pocatello’s history will be coming alive at Mountain View Cemetery. 

During the month of October, the Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission will be holding a pair of events at the cemetery. The first will be a scavenger hunt Friday,...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 26, 2018

Lead Safe & Healthy Homes Program Highlighted by U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development

The City of Pocatello’s Lead Safe & Healthy Homes program is earning national recognition.

The City of Pocatello’s Lead Safe & Healthy Homes program is earning national recognition. 

Recently, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) shined the spotlight on our effort’s mascot, Healthy Homer, an...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 25, 2018

Used Book Sale October 11, 12, and 13 at Marshall Public Library

Thursday, October 11, The Friends of the Marshall Public Library will start their three-day used boo

A literary tradition will be returning to the Marshall Public Library in October. 

Thursday, October 11, The Friends of the Marshall Public Library will start their three-day used book sale in the library, 113 South Garfield Avenue. Sale hours are...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Repairs Scheduled for South Valley Road

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The City of Pocatello Street Operations Department, along with private contractors, will be repairing a portion of South Valley Road beginning Monday, September 24.

During construction, one lane will remain open to through traffic. The lane closure will t...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 19, 2018

PARK(ing) Day Planned for September 21

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Pocatellans are being asked to reimagine a space many of us use every day.

Friday, September 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be the first ever PARK(ing) Day in the Gate City. The effort will feature participating groups reinventing parking spaces as parkl...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 17, 2018

Public Hearing to be Held for Proposed Ordinance Regulating Feeding Wildlife in City Limits

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A public hearing will be held at Thursday’s Pocatello City Council Meeting on an ordinance that would regulate the feeding of wildlife within city limits. 

The ordinance would prohibit “citizens from intentionally, knowingly or...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 17, 2018

Marshall Public Library to Host Book Reading by Local Author

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The possible love life of one of history’s most famous writers will be the topic of discussion at the Marshall Public Library. 

Wednesday, September 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., local novelist Helen Burton will read from her work &ld...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Marshall Public Library Celebrates 60 Years of CorningWare with New Display

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The Marshall Public Library’s resident CorningWare expert is putting his personal collection of the versatile dishes on display. 

During September and October, Reference Specialist Trent Clegg’s assortment of the iconic cookwar...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Pocatello Police Dept. Seeks Applicants for Officer, Staff Posts

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The Pocatello Police Department is looking for a few good men and women to join the force. 

Currently, the department is looking to fill two Officer and three Dispatcher positions. To be considered for an Officer post, applicants must be a high sc...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 10, 2018

OktoBEARfest Returns to Zoo Idaho September 22

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Break out the lederhosen, OktoBEARfest is returning to Zoo Idaho.

Saturday, September 22, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., the zoo will host the second installment of the beer tasting to benefit the mission of Zoo Idaho. The 21 and over only, after-hours event will ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 10, 2018

Pocatello Highlighted as “Best City to Start Your Career” in Idaho

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Pocatello is at the top in the Gem State when it comes to kicking off your career. 

In a new study by career search and information website Zippia, the Gate City was named the “Best City to Start Your Career” in Idaho. Zippia c...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 6, 2018

Lead Safe and Healthy Homes Program Certifies First Home as Lead Safe

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Thanks to efforts by the City of Pocatello, the first home to be lead safe certified is now on the books. 

Through the City’s Lead Safe and Healthy Homes Program, the home of Josh and Aly Potter and their two children, Sylus and Isla, on...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 5, 2018

Public Invited to View Center Street Underpass Improvements

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Residents are invited to get an up-close view of the improvements to the Center Street Underpass. 

Friday, September 7 at 2 p.m. at the west side of the underpass, City officials along with the Pocatello Chiefs and members of the public will hold ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 4, 2018

Four Proclamations to be Read at Pocatello City Council Meeting

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A set of four proclamations will 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 proc...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 30, 2018

Pocatello Police Dept. Unveils Free Bike Registration System

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The Pocatello Police Department has a new and free tool to help combat bicycle theft.

Recently, the department partnered with Bike Index to create an online bike registry for Pocatellans. Bike Index gives anyone the ability to register and recover bicycles...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 30, 2018

Pocatello Police Department Debuts Use of Force Simulator

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Thanks to a new simulator, officers with the Pocatello Police Department can take to the streets without leaving the station. 

Recently, the department purchased a FAAC Milo Range use of force simulator. Using video projection and a laser detectio...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 29, 2018

Pocatello Animal Services’ Splash Dance for Dogs Scheduled for September 8

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A pool party of the canine variety is happening at the Ross Park Aquatic Complex Saturday, September 8.

 

Starting at 11 a.m., the Ross Park Aquatic Complex will host the Fifth Annual Splash Dance for Dogs. The event lets the areas canines enjoy th...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 28, 2018

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 3.

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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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 23, 2018

Officer Kevin Buetts Honored at D.A.R.E. Training

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Pocatello Police Officer Kevin Buetts is at the top of his class when it comes to D.A.R.E. instruction.At the D.A.R.E. Officer Training in South Jordan, Utah, Buetts was honored at the end of the session with the Overall Outstanding Team Member Award. The...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 23, 2018

Pocatello Police Dept. to Host First Responder Highland Games August 25

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A wee bit of Scotland is coming to Pocatello Saturday, August 25.The Pocatello Police Department will hold the First Responder Highland Games from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the soccer fields south of the Portneuf Wellness Complex, near the intersection of...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Pocatello Community Media to Close September 28

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Pocatello Community Media’s Community Access Channel 64 will be going off the air.Prepaid DVD and other media orders will be available for pickup at the department until September 28. Following the closure, orders placed in the previous year wil...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Zoo Idaho to Host Military Family Appreciation Day September 1

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Zoo Idaho is saying thanks to those who served Saturday, September 1.The zoo is hosting the “Tenth Annual Military Family Appreciation Day” and offering free admission to all those who are currently serving or have served in the United...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 21, 2018

Street Repairs Underway near Intersection of Quinn Road and Hurley Drive

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Crews with the City of Pocatello Water Department are making repairs to the roadway near the intersection of West Quinn Road and Hurley Drive.During construction, traffic heading westbound on West Quinn Road will be limited to one lane. The public is aske...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 16, 2018

Terry First Build a Better Block Event Scheduled for August 22-25

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The community is invited to get their first look at what the future may hold for Terry Street and South First Avenue.Saturday, August 25 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. will see the area host the Terry First Build a Better Block event. At Build a Better Block, the ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 16, 2018

Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter Donates Outdoor Awning to Animal Services

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Thanks to a gift from The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter, the shelter’s dogs will, hopefully, have their days made in the shade.Recently, the group donated an aluminum awning. The structure spans over 50 feet and provides a break from t...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 13, 2018

Ice Cream Zoofari Slated for Saturday, August 18

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Zoo Idaho’s coldest and creamiest tradition is set for August 18.Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m., the zoo will host its annual Ice Cream Zoofari event. Zoo-goers are treated to all you can eat ice cream, family-friendly entertainment and of course...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 13, 2018

Annual Maintenance Slated for Community Recreation Center

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The City of Pocatello’s Community Recreation Center will be closing for annual maintenance beginning Monday, August 20.Starting August 20 through September 4, the facility will close for upgrades and a deep cleaning. Employees are currently sche...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 8, 2018

“Rockin the Dawgs” Slated for August 11

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Saturday, August 11 you’ll be able to rock out and help out at the same time.From 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Stinker Stations will host the “Rockin the Dawgs” concert to benefit the pets at the Pocatello Animal Shelter. The concert wi...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 8, 2018

Portneuf River Cleanup Scheduled for August 18

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The annual Portneuf River Cleanup is set for Saturday, August 18.Scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., volunteers will be picking up debris and trash that have collected on the banks of and in the river over the last year.“Thanks to the efforts of volu...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Works of Kathleen Hawkins Featured at Marshall Public Library

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The beauty of Idaho told through art will be on display at the Marshall Public Library.During the month of August, the works of local artist Kathleen Hawkins are being showcased at the library. The display features drawings, prints, pottery, and collages ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 6, 2018

Pocatello Police Receives Vests for Canines

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The Pocatello Police Departments canine officers will be much safer, thanks to lifesaving pieces of equipment.Recently, the department applied for and received a grant to purchase four ballistic vests to protect the police dogs. The vests were made possib...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 6, 2018

Pocatello Rec. Center Partners with Tivity Health, Offer Prime Fitness and SilverSneakers

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Qualifying Tivity Health customers can now utilize the City of Pocatello Community Recreation Center (CRC) free of charge. Recently, the City entered into an agreement with health and fitness program provider Tivity Health to offer the Prime and ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Zoo Idaho Welcomes Geno, the Great Horned Owl

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One of the night’s stealthiest predators is now calling Zoo Idaho home.The great horned owl’s journey to the zoo started in the Salmon area. He was taken in by a family as a fledgling and was being kept as a pet. From there, he was turned over to official...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 3, 2018

New Airport Manager, Welcome Back Orange and Black Organizers Stop By “Calling City Hall”

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The new person in the pilot seat at Pocatello Regional Airport and the leaders of one of the Gate City’s most popular events will be in the guest chairs for the August episode of Calling City Hall.

Benjamin West, the newly hired Pocatello Regiona...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Fog Sealing Projects Begin Monday, August 6

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The City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will begin fog sealing roads around the Gate City starting Monday, August 6.Fog sealing involves spraying an asphalt emulsion onto an existing street surface. The emulsion protects the pavement from weath...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Water Line Replacement Begins August 6 on Johnson Avenue

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Monday, August 6 crews from the City of Pocatello Water Department will begin replacing water lines on Johnson Avenue starting near West Halliday Street and proceeding to West Fremont Street.Crews will work between the hours of 7 a.m. to approximately 5 p...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Pocatello Claims #3 Spot in Nation for Career Opportunities

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The Gate City is near the top when it comes to your future job.The 2018 study of “The Top 10 Cities for Career Opportunities” by financial technology company SmartAsset sees Pocatello at number three in the nation. The report compared ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 1, 2018

Junior Jazz Players Invited to Meet Utah Jazz Player Georges Niang

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Junior Jazz players who participated in the 2017/18 season are invited to meet Utah Jazz forward Georges Niang.  Monday, August 13 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Pocatello High School, 325 North Arthur Avenue, players will get to hear about Niang&r...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 1, 2018

Center Street Underpass Closed August 6 - September 7

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The Center Street Underpass will be closed Monday, August 6 through Friday, September 7 for maintenance.Crews will be repairing the façade on the east and west sides of the underpass, reconstructing the medians, upgrading the vehicle tunnel lig...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 30, 2018

Idaho Power Incentive Energizes Pocatello City Hall Exterior Light Switch

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Thanks to some help from Idaho Power, Pocatello City Hall is making the switch to energy-efficient lighting.Recently, crews upgraded the lighting fixtures in the parking lot and on the exterior of City Hall to light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The updated fix...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 27, 2018

Pocatello Fire Dept., SIPH Urge Residents to Know “When to Call 911”

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The Pocatello Fire Department and Southeastern Idaho Public Health are joining forces to help residents to know when to grab the phone and dial the country’s most famous three numbers.Recently, the two organizations joined forces for the &ld...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 26, 2018

Volunteers Wanted August 22-25 for Terry First Build a Better Block Event

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Whether you’re an expert with a saw or maybe just someone who likes to lend a hand, the City of Pocatello could use your help. The City of Pocatello Planning and Development Services Department along with project partners Team Better Bl...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 25, 2018

Pocatello Animal Shelter Debuts New Surgical Suite

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The doors are officially open for the new surgical suite at the Pocatello Animal Shelter.Wednesday, Pocatello Animal Services staff, volunteers, the Pocatello Chiefs and other local dignitaries cut the ribbon on the new suite. The suite will feature two s...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 23, 2018

Pocatello Fire Dept. and Bannock County Ambulance Earn Mission: Lifeline Recognition for Fourth Year

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For a fourth time, the Pocatello Fire Department and Bannock County Ambulance have earned recognition for their cardiac care.Recently, the department received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline ® EMS Gold Plus Award for i...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 19, 2018

Benjamin West Named Pocatello Regional Airport Manager

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There will be a new face at the controls of Pocatello Regional Airport. At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council Meeting, the Council approved Mayor Brian Blad’s appointment of Benjamin West for the post. Benjamin comes to Pocatel...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 11, 2018

Center Street Underpass Closed July 16-20 for Sidewalk Replacement

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The Center Street Underpass will be closed Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20 while crews work on the sidewalks near the entrances to the underpass walkways.  The City of Pocatello Street Operations Department personnel, in conjunct...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 10, 2018

Sections of Butte Street, Jerome Street, and Hiskey Street Closed July 10-31 for Water Repairs

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Portions of Butte Street and Jerome Street will be closed July 10 through July 31 while City of Pocatello Water Department employees perform maintenance on water mains in the area.Crews will be installing pressure-regulating valves and performing mainline...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 9, 2018

Officers to be Recognized for Outstanding Service

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On Wednesday, July 11, the Pocatello Police Department will honor two officers and a local business with awards at 9:00 a.m. in the Pocatello City Council Chambers.Rich Broadcasting will recognize Officer Ken McClure for going “Above the Call&am...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 5, 2018

Splash Dances Scheduled For July 19, 26

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Splash Dances are on the schedule at the Ross Park Aquatic Complex.The popular events for youth ages 12 to 17-years-old are slated for July 19 and 26. The dances will run from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and feature a D.J., music, and more. The concession sta...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 5, 2018

Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter Donates Kennel Covers to Pocatello Animal Services

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The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter is making things a little easier for the dogs staying at the facility.Recently, the group donated five indoor kennel covers. The covers are on top of the enclosures, preventing the dog from scurrying up the chai...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 3, 2018

“Snacks with the Mayor” Slated for July 11, 2 p.m.

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Residents will have a chance to get a quick snack and visit with Mayor Brian Blad July 11.At 2 p.m., at Copper Summit Assisted Living will host “Snacks with the Mayor.” The 60-minute meeting gives residents who don’t otherwis...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 2, 2018

City of Pocatello Finance Dept. Honored with Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

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The City of Pocatello Finance Department is earning praise for its budget.Recently, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) honored the department with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. According to GFOA, the accolade “refl...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 2, 2018

2018 City of Pocatello Water Quality Report Released

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A look at what is in Pocatello’s drinking water is available to the public.Recently, staff with the City of Pocatello Water Department mailed close to 26,000 copies of its Annual Water Quality Report. The seven-page document summarizes the resul...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 29, 2018

“Calling City Hall” Talks Pedestrian, Bike Safety; City Golf Courses

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Several of summer’s favorite pastimes are the topics of discussion for the July episode of “Calling City Hall.”The first half of the show features Mayor Brian Blad joined by Officer Kevin Nielsen of the Pocatello Police Depar...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 28, 2018

Marshall Public Library Seeking Fresh Food Donations for The Idaho Foodbank

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With the area’s gardens starting to produce their bounty, the Marshall Public Library is asking you to consider donating some of the excess to The Idaho Foodbank.Library staff are currently accepting donations of fresh, garden-grown fruits and v...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 28, 2018

Pocatello Fire Dept. Encourages Residents to Keep Fireworks Displays “Safe and Sane”

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A day of celebration is one of the busiest of the year for the Pocatello Fire Department.Firefighters are asking citizens to remember the mantra of “Safe and Sane” during the days around the Fourth of July.“The danger of irresponsible firework use is all ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 27, 2018

Terry First Community Walk-and-Talk Scheduled for July 10 at 6 p.m.

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The public is invited to weigh in on the future of a historic Pocatello area.Tuesday, July 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the City of Pocatello Planning and Development Services Department, Community Builders, and Team Better Block will host a Community Walk-and...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 26, 2018

Marshall Public Library Subscribes to AtoZ World Food

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World cuisine connoisseurs have a new and free tool to help them sample foods from across the globe.Recently, the Marshall Public Library signed-up for AtoZ World Food. The database features thousands of recipes from 174 countries.“If you&rs...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 26, 2018

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, Wednesday, July 4.Residents who are scheduled for a Wednesday pickup of garbage, recycling, and yard waste should still place their ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 25, 2018

Pocatello Water Places in Top 5 at American Water Works Assoc. Taste Test Contest

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After taking home top honors in the Intermountain region, Pocatello’s water can now be counted among the best tasting on the continent.At the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, Pocatello&a...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 25, 2018

Open Burn Ban for Wildland-Urban Interface Areas of Pocatello in Effect July 1

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Starting July 1, a ban on certain types of fires will be in place for a portion 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...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 19, 2018

Major Jim Peterson Hangs up Badge after 33 Years of Service

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One of Pocatello’s longest serving officers is reporting to a new line of duty, retirement.Pocatello Police Department Major and Deputy Chief Jim Peterson will step aside from the force June 27. After completing the Idaho State University Law En...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 18, 2018

Terry First: City of Pocatello, Groups to Reimagine Historic Area

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Concepts of what could be for a section of Pocatello’s street will be the focus of conversation this summer.Over the course of the coming months, Pocatellans will have the opportunity to contribute their ideas for improvements to the East Terry ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Author, Bracken MacLeod, Returns to Pocatello

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A Pocatello native who has made a name for himself in the world of horror stories will be returning to the Gate City June 21.At 7 p.m. at the Marshall Public Library, author Bracken MacLeod will read from his works as well as take part in a question and a...

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City of Pocatello News