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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will be operating as normal on Colum

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.

Offic...

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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 conjunction with a private c...

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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
Posted on: June 5, 2018

Zoo Buddies Reading Literacy Program Begins June 11 at Zoo Idaho

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Tales from the animal kingdom are on the schedule at Zoo Idaho.Starting June 11 at 11 a.m., Zoo Idaho will kickoff its Zoo Buddies reading literacy program for infants and children up to five-years-old. During the program, storytellers from the Marshall P...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 4, 2018

Planning and Development Services Dept. Celebrates Healthy Homes Month, Hosts Lead Awareness Event

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The City of Pocatello’s Planning and Development Services Department is celebrating National Healthy Homes Month in June.First Mayor Brian Blad will proclaim June as Healthy Homes Month at the June 7 Pocatello City Council meeting. The proclamat...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Marshall Public Library’s Summer Reading Programs Begin Monday

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The public is invited to help kickoff the Marshall Public Library’s Summer Reading Program Monday, June 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the library.Patrons are welcome to stop by the library for the event that will feature a creation station, p...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Road Work, Wildland Fire Safety to be Topics for June “Calling City Hall”

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A look at street repair happening around Pocatello is on the agenda for the June episode of “Calling City Hall.”Deputy Public Works Director Tom Kirkman will join Mayor Brian Blad and Councilwoman Linda Leeuwrik for a look at the Stree...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 31, 2018

Zoo Idaho Unveils Day Classes Schedule

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Zoo Idaho is announcing its schedule for day classes happening this summer.The series features programs for children ages 5-years-old through 9-years-old and youth ages 10-years-old to 16-years-old. During the two-hour class, youth will learn about the di...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 30, 2018

Glass Recycling Begins June 4 in Pocatello

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Starting June 4, Pocatello residents will be able to recycle glass in the Gate City.Recently, the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department partnered with Momentum Recycling. Under the agreement, residents can drop off approved glass items at one of ten dum...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 30, 2018

Pocatello Fire, Police Departments Announce “Cool Rain in the Park” Schedule

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If Mother Nature is on the Pocatello Fire and Police Departments’ side, it’ll be raining in Pocatello’s parks with blue skies and sunshine a few days this summer.Wednesday, the departments announced dates for their &ldquo...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 29, 2018

Free Admission to Zoo Idaho June 2

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Thanks to Connections Credit Union, you’ll be able to get into Zoo Idaho for free Saturday, June 2.From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., zoo-goers will get to meet the zoo’s resident animals for no charge courtesy of the institution.“If yo...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 29, 2018

PRT’s Summer D Route to Lower Ross Park Starts June 4

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An easy way to get to Pocatello’s popular summer destinations returns next month.Starting June 4, Pocatello Regional Transit will begin operating the Summer D Route. The modified route makes a stop at the Ross Park Aquatic Complex. The stop is just a shor...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 29, 2018

Antique Beauty Product Display at Marshall Public Library Expands

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The Marshall Public Library's antique makeup compacts display will be growing next month.Starting June 6, the exhibit will expand to include evening bags and other accessories. The assortment comes from Sherry Campbell, whose collection spans decades and ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 24, 2018

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

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The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will be operating as normal on Memorial Day, May 28.Residents who are scheduled for a Monday pickup of garbage and recycling should still place their autocarts out by 7 a.m. Officia...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Center Street Underpass to Close from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 30, 31

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The Center Street Underpass will be closed Wednesday, May 30 and Thursday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.During the closure, crews will be taking samples of the asphalt. Workers will drill four, 25 feet deep cores and one up to four-foot deep core. The spec...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Pocatello Community Media to Livestream CHS, PHS, and HHS Graduations

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Individuals who can’t attend local high school graduations can still see the ceremonies live on YouTube.The City of Pocatello’s Video Services Department, also known as Pocatello Community Media, will livestream the Friday, May 25 high...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 22, 2018

Volunteers Sought for Free Smoke Alarm Installation Program

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The Pocatello Fire Department is putting out the call for volunteers.The department along with the American Red Cross and local partners is looking for volunteers for their Home Fire Preparedness Program. Currently, help is needed for advance teams, logis...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Ross Park Aquatic Complex Opens for 2018 Season May 26

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Pocatello’s Ross Park Aquatic Complex will be opening for the 2018 season on May 26 at noon.New for 2018 will be an expanded offering of lazy river resistance walking events to five days a week and twice on weeknights. Sessions will be held Mond...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Skyler Beebe Named Pocatello Regional Transit Director

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There is a new leader in the driver’s seat of Pocatello Regional Transit (PRT).At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting, Councilmembers confirmed Mayor Brian Blad’s appointment of Skyler Beebe to the post of Director. Mos...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Construction Begins May 21 on 7th and Sherman Bus Stop

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Construction will get underway May 21 on a revamped bus stop at the northeast corner of East Sherman Street and North 7th Avenue.The project will feature the addition of a passenger shelter, new sidewalks and crosswalks, Americans with Disabilities Act (A...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Brady Chapel Opens to the Public on Memorial Day

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An iconic building in Pocatello will be open to the public Memorial Day.Monday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission will hold an open house at Brady Chapel with members available to answer questions about the buil...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Free Babysitting Clinic Scheduled for June 5 at Marshall Public Library

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A popular class offered by the Marshall Public Library will be returning just in time for summer.Tuesday, June 5 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the library will host its free babysitting clinic. The class is designed for 11 to 14-year-olds and introduces careg...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Zoo Idaho Hosts Mother’s Day, Endangered Species Day Events

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Zoo Idaho has a pair of events scheduled in May.  To celebrate Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, moms will be the guests of honor as Zoo Idaho offers half-price admission to moms when a paying child joins them.“Mother’s ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 7, 2018

Antique Makeup Compact Display Featured at Marshall Public Library in May

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Beauty products from years gone by will be on display during the month of May at the Marshall Public Library.Starting May 7, the library will feature the collection of antique makeup compacts from Sherry Campbell. Sherry picked up the compacts over the ye...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 3, 2018

“The City of Pocatello and the Portneuf River” Report Released

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An award-winning report on what the future may hold for the Portneuf River is available to the public.Recently, students with Utah State University’s Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning program completed their report, The City of P...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 3, 2018

Brooklyn’s Playground Closes for Maintenance May 10

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Thursday, May 10 Brooklyn’s Playground will be getting a bit of spring-cleaning.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 playg...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Pitch Hit & Run Competition Scheduled for May 5 at NOP Baseball Complex

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The area’s youth baseball and softball players are invited to test their skills on the diamond.Saturday, May 5 at 1 p.m. at the NOP Baseball Complex, the City of Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department, along with Bannock Baseball, will host t...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Zoo Idaho Zoological Society Unveils “100 from 500” Campaign

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The Zoo Idaho Zoological Society (ZIZS) is hoping 500 people are willing to part with a single Benjamin.Recently, the society kicked off its “100 from 500” campaign. The effort is asking 500 people to donate $100 to the society&rsq...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Two Proclamations to be read at Thursday’s Pocatello City Council Meeting

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A pair of proclamations by Mayor Brian Blad are scheduled to be read at the May 3 meeting of the Pocatello City Council.The first will be read by Councilman Roger Bray and proclaims the month of May to be Older Americans Month. The proclamation urges &...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Half-off Dog Licensing Begins May 1

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Pocatello residents will be able to license their canine companions for half price during the month of May.Starting May 1, Pocatello Animal Services will be offering dog licenses for half-off. During the month, licenses for dogs that are not spayed or neu...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Annual City Auction Scheduled for May 12

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The City of Pocatello’s annual auction is slated for Saturday, May 12.Items up for bid this year include vehicles, office equipment and furniture, tools, phones, televisions, and more. Bidding is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. at Prime Time Auctions,...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 26, 2018

Pocatello Water Department to Host 27th Annual Open House

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The City of Pocatello Water Department is inviting you to learn more about your drinking water and how to safeguard it for future generations.As part of the department’s celebration of National Water Week, staff will host its 27th Annual Open Ho...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 26, 2018

PCCS Student Selected as Final Mayor for a Day of 2017-18 School Year

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Pocatello Community Charter School eighth-grader Jack Donovan will be the city’s last Mayor for a Day of the 2017-18 school year May 4.Mayor for a Day Donovan was selected for the post because he is “a positive leader through words and...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 25, 2018

Pocatello Historic Preservation Comm. Seeks Volunteers for Veteran Headstone Cleaning Effort

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A group of local history buffs is asking for the public’s help in honoring our nation’s fallen veterans.Tuesday, May 8 at 6 p.m., the Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission will be leading an effort to clean the headstones of soldi...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 25, 2018

Construction Complete on Lower Ross Park Restroom

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Lower Ross Park has a new amenity in its ranks.Recently, Parks Department crews completed construction on a new, permanent restroom at the park. The facility features two family/American’s With Disabilities Act accessible restrooms, along with s...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Construction Begins April 23 on Alameda/Jefferson/Pocatello Creek/Hiline Intersection

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One of Pocatello’s busiest intersections will be getting a facelift.Starting Monday, April 23, crews will begin work on the intersection of East Alameda Road, Jefferson Avenue, Hiline Road, and Pocatello Creek Road. The reconfigured design inclu...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Proclamations to be Read at April 19 Pocatello City Council Meeting

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Five proclamations from Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad are on the agenda for Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting.The first will declare April 21 as Arbor Day in Pocatello and urges “all citizens to celebrate Arbor Day and to support ...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Pocatello Street Operations Department Releases 2018 Pavement Management Plan

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The list of Pocatello roads set to be worked on in 2018 has been released.Recently, the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department released its yearly paving plan. The document lists which roads should be resurfaced or receive a fog seal, chip seal, o...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Compost Keeps Happening: City of Pocatello Yard Waste Collection Program Accepting Residents

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The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department is looking for more residents to join its yard waste collection effort.Through the Compost Happens program, residents are given a brown-lid auto-cart to deposit grass clippings, leaves, and garden trimmings. Aft...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Youth in Government Day Slated for April 17 with City of Pocatello

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Members of the Pocatello/Chubbuck Mayors’ Youth Advisory Council are set to get an insider’s look on how the City of Pocatello operates.Tuesday, April 17 the City will host members of the council for Youth in Government Day. The event ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Public Invited to View Centennial and Rainey Park Plans

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The future of Pocatello’s Centennial and Rainey Parks is coming into view.Thursday, April 19 from 4:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Pocatello Community Charter School, the City of Pocatello along with students from Utah State University’s Land...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

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

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You still have a chance to sign-up for Pocatello’s furriest 5K.Registration is underway for the 21st Annual Run with the Big Dogs that will take place April 21. Adult registration (13 or older) costs $35 per participant while children’...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

City of Pocatello Starts Lead Safe and Healthy Homes Program with $1.5 million in HUD Funding

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Thanks to over a million dollars in funding from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), low to moderate income Pocatellans are now eligible to have lead-based paint hazards in their home removed for free.Recently, the City of...

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Spring Used Book Sale Scheduled for April 19, 20, and 21 at Marshall Public Library

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If you’re looking to expand your personal library, The Friends of the Marshall Public Library is here to help.Starting Thursday, April 19, the group will host the spring used book sale at the Marshall Public Library, 113 South Garfield Avenue. S...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Pocatello Community Rec. Center Starts Volunteer Program for 12 to 15-year-olds

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The staff at the City of Pocatello Community Recreation Center is looking to get a start on training tomorrow’s swim instructors today.Recently, management at the center began accepting applications for their Youth Volunteer Program. Through the...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Historic Preservation Comm., ISU History Dept. to Host Symposium

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In April, you will have a chance to delve deep into the past of Pocatello.Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission and the Idaho State University Department of History will hold the “Historic Pocat...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Pocatello Regional Airport Manager to Retire

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The man in the pilot seat at Pocatello Regional Airport is retiring.David Allen, Pocatello Regional Airport Manager, will put down the controls to the airport April 20 after more than 10 years. During his time at the airport, he oversaw the over $4 millio...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

“Coffee with the Mayor” Makes Switch to “Snacks with the Mayor” for April

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The month of April will see “Coffee with the Mayor” moving times.Wednesday, April 11, from 2-3 p.m., Elegant Assisted Living will host an afternoon edition of “Coffee with the Mayor” dubbed “Snacks with th...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

MPL Unveils New Fine Forgiveness Program for Youth, Celebrates National Library Week

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Youth who have an overdue book fine with the Marshall Public Library now have a new way to pay it off without spending a penny.To kickoff National Library Week, library staff are unveiling “Read for Fines.” The new program allows child...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

Beenish “Beena” Mannan Takes Seat on Pocatello City Council

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The Pocatello City Council has a new member in Seat 2.At Thursday’s meeting, the Council voted to confirm Beenish “Beena” Mannan. Immediately after the vote, she was administered the oath of office by City Clerk Ruth Whitwort...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

Quilting Display Blankets Marshall Public Library

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Art from the end of a needle will be on display at the Marshall Public Library.During the month of April, the library will display a collection of quilts from local quilters Becky Hadley, Leslie Leukhardt, and Becky Mitton. In addition to highlighting the...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

40+ Years of Service: Parks Superintendent Alan Green Retiring

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The longest serving employee currently at the City of Pocatello is retiring.Parks Superintendent Alan Green’s last day with the City will be April 20. Alan started his career with the City of Pocatello in August 1975 as a seasonal laborer in the...

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

Fourth Daily Flight Lifts Passenger Numbers at Pocatello Regional Airport

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The addition of a fourth daily flight at Pocatello Regional Airport is sending passenger numbers skyward.Passenger traffic totaled 21,329 for the first three months of 2018 according to figures compiled by airport staff. The news comes after a record-brea...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

Five Proclamations to be Read at Pocatello City Council Meeting

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A quintet of proclamations from Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad will be read at Thursday’s meeting of the City Council.The first will be read by Councilman Jim Johnston and establishes April 2018 as Civitan Awareness month. The proclamation encourage...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Mayor Blad Recommends Beenish “Beena” Mannan to the Pocatello City Council

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Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad has offered his recommendation to fill the vacant seat on the City Council.At the Thursday meeting of the Council, Beenish “Beena” Mannan will be considered for the Seat 2 post. Thirteen people were interview...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Plant it Forward: MPL Asks Residents to Consider Donating Extra Garden Bounty

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When you’re getting ready for the growing season this year, the staff at the Marshall Public Library are asking you to consider planting some of it forward.  Later this summer, the staff at the Marshall Public Library will be accepting ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

Benton Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project Begins

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A bridge that has stood in Pocatello for more than 50 years is getting a bit of work.Recently, crews began work on the substructure that supports the Benton Street Bridge. The project will use various techniques to rehabilitate the structure with plans ca...

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

The World in Your Kitchen: Marshall Public Library Participates in Trial for AtoZ World Food

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If you like to sample food from around the planet, the Marshall Public Library can help. All without leaving your own home.During the month of April, the library is participating in a trial run of AtoZ World Food. The database features more than 6,000 rec...

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

Pocatello Water Department Announces 2018 Projects

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The City of Pocatello’s Water Department has announced its list of projects for the 2018 construction season.During the year, staff are scheduled to replace approximately 2 miles of water main lines in areas that include Mahogany Drive, Chokeche...

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Posted on: March 26, 2018

Zoo Idaho Opens for 2018 Season March 31

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The gates open for Zoo Idaho’s 2018 season March 31.The new year will bring a new look for several of the zoo’s features and animal exhibits. The zoo’s bison, elk, and pronghorn all call new exhibits home.“As we wor...

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Posted on: March 21, 2018

Pocatello Regional Transit Director Dave Hunt to Retire

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The career of Pocatello Regional Transit (PRT) Director Dave Hunt is making a stop at retirement.March 30 will be the last day for Hunt in the role of Director. Hunt started with the Southeast Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA) in 1980 as a part-time ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

Water Pollution Control Dept. to Test Sewer Lines March 21

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Crews with the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control Department will be performing tests on sewer lines in the 500 block of Franklin Avenue, between East Poplar Street and East Pine Street, Wednesday, March 21. Testing is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2018

City of Pocatello Street Operations Department to Make Switch to Summer Work Hours

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Starting Monday, April 2, the City of Pocatello’s Street Operations Department will change their hours of operation. Street and traffic crews will be working four days per week, Monday through Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.This switch in s...

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

PetSmart Charities ® Grant, Private Donations Fund Surgery Suite at Pocatello Animal Shelter

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Thanks to a grant from PetSmart Charities® and donations by The Whittier Trust and the Myers family, a surgery suite will be created at the Pocatello Animal Shelter.Earlier this year, the shelter was awarded a $50,000 grant by PetSmart Charities&a...

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

Submissions Wanted for 2018 Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair Contests

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The area’s greenest artists will be in the spotlight at the 2018 Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair.Currently, organizers are seeking submissions for the poetry, recycled sculpture, and fashion show contests. The poetry contest is open to kinder...

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

Nov. 30, 2017 Use of Deadly Force Incident Investigation Results

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A review by the Bonneville County Prosecutor’s Office has found that Pocatello Police officers were justified in using deadly force to apprehend a suspect in November 2017.Through their review, the Bonneville County Prosecutor’s Office...

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

Marshall Public Library Seeks Children for Augmentative & Alternative Learning Group

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The Marshall Public Library is looking for local children to participate in a new augmentative and alternative learning program.Recently, library staff purchased eight iPads and special software with the help of a grant from the Rotary Club of Pocatello a...

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

Water System Flushing Begins March 12

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Starting March 12, residents might see water flowing from the fire hydrants around Pocatello.On Monday, crews with the City of Pocatello Water Department will begin the annual effort of flushing the water distribution system that delivers clean water to c...

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

CDBG Funding Helps Provide Pocatello Senior Activity Center with Combi Oven

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Thanks to funding from the City of Pocatello Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the Pocatello Senior Activity Center has a new, state-of-the-art oven.The new Combi Oven allows the center’s kitchen staff to make meals faster and co...

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Posted on: March 7, 2018

Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission Seeks Community Input

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Now is your chance to comment on the future of history in Pocatello.Wednesday, March 21 at 6 p.m. in the Pocatello City Council Chambers, the Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission will host an informal meeting and invites residents to give their inpu...

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Posted on: March 7, 2018

Marshall Public Library Seeks Submissions for 18th Annual Poetry Wall

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The Marshall Public Library will be highlighting the community’s poets in April.As part of the library’s celebration of National Poetry Month, the library will be putting up its annual Poetry Wall. The wall was the brainchild of Librar...

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Yearly Cemetery Clean-up Starts April 2

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The annual clean-up of Pocatello’s cemeteries has been scheduled for next month.Beginning April 2, crews will begin the process of removing and discarding decorations and flower placements that have been left on graves at Restlawn Cemetery and M...

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Water Department Crews Begin Summer Work Schedule March 12

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The City of Pocatello Water Department will begin utilizing their summer work schedule Monday, March 12.Scheduled working hours will be 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday but emergency personnel will still be available at all hours at 208-234-...

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Posted on: March 5, 2018

Registration Begins for 21st Annual “Run with the Big Dogs”

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A Pocatello tradition returns April 21.Discounted registration is underway for the 21st Annual Run with the Big Dogs. The event from The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter features a 2K walk, 2K run, and a 5K run. Adult registration (13 or older) cos...

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

Ribbon Cutting for New Flight Postponed due to Weather, Safety Concerns

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Due to weather and safety concerns, today’s scheduled ribbon cutting for the new daily flight at Pocatello Regional Airport has been postponed.  A new date for the ribbon cutting has not yet been set.

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

“Calling City Hall” Discusses Environmental Fair, Run with the Big Dogs

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Two of Pocatello’s popular spring events are the topics for the March episode of “Calling City Hall.”The first half of the show features Danielle Garcia, Animal Services Director, join Mayor Brian Blad for a preview of the 20...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Garcia Named Animal Services Director

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Pocatello Animal Services has a new leader.At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting, councilmembers confirmed Mayor Blad’s appointment of Danielle Garcia to the director post. Prior to her appointment, Danielle has been the Pocatel...

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Proclamations Recognize Dietitian Nutritionists Day, National Nutrition Month®

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Two proclamations will recognize nutrition and nutrition professionals in Pocatello.At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting, Mayor Brian Blad will proclaim March as National Nutrition Month® in Pocatello. The decree encourages &...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Herrick retires after 35+ years with City of Pocatello

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A mainstay with the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control (WPC) department is retiring.After 36 years with the department, Superintendent Jon Herrick will retire February 28. Herrick was hired by the City in October 1981 as a Plant Operator. Over the ...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Public Invited to Welcome New Daily Flight to Pocatello Regional Airport

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The public is invited to celebrate the new daily flight at Pocatello Regional Airport.Friday, March 2 at 2:30 p.m., airport staff along with Mayor Brian Blad, the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce, Pocatello Chiefs, and the Chamber’s Air Se...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Brown is the New Green: Pocatello WPC Facility Lowers Power Usage Equal to 17 Homes

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With help from an Idaho Power program, the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control (WPC) facility is seeing green.Recently, WPC received the facility’s results from its participation in the second year of the Wastewater Energy Efficiency Cohor...

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Meet the Author: Award-Winning Writer Kashmira Sheth to Visit Marshall Public Library

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Indian born author Kashmira Sheth will be stopping by Pocatello’s Marshall Public Library.Monday, March 5, from 4-5 p.m., Sheth will speak about what led her to becoming an author, why she continues to write, and read from her works. Sheth is th...

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Century High School Freshman to be Next Mayor for a Day

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A Diamondback will be the Gate City’s next Mayor for a Day.February 26, Century High School freshman Lilly Miron will assume the role of the City’s chief executive for the day. Miron’s term will begin around 8:30 a.m. and wra...

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

Pocatello Police K-9 Team to Host Idaho Police Canine Association Conference

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This May the Pocatello Police Department’s K-9 Team will host their counterparts from across the Gem State.From May 7 to May 11, more than 50 K-9 teams will converge in Pocatello for the Idaho Police Canine Association’s conference. The event features pra...

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Pocatello Fire Dept., Southeastern Idaho Public Health Partner for Free Flu Shot Clinic

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The Pocatello Fire Department and Southeastern Idaho Public Health are teaming up in the fight against the flu.Thursday, February 22, from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center, 427 N. 6th Avenue, the two groups will provide free flu shots on a first ...

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Posted on: February 12, 2018

Sanitation Collection to Operate as Normal on Presidents’ Day

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The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will operate as normal on Presidents’ Day, February 19.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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Posted on: February 8, 2018

Puppy Kisses: Pocatello Animal Shelter Pets Invite Residents to get Kissed Valentine’s Day

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The dogs at the Pocatello Animal Shelter are hoping to find love this Valentine’s Day.

February 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the staff at the shelter will host a dog-kissing booth. People are invited to stop by the shelter, located at 3100 Avenue ...

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

Enrollment Begins for “Citizen Police Academy”

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Pocatello residents are invited to get an inside look at the lives of the city’s police officers.Right now, the Pocatello Police Department is taking applications for its Citizen Police Academy. The course will teach 30 residents about patrol pr...

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

“Calling City Hall” to Talk Winter, Spring Recreation Opportunities

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February’s episode of “Calling City Hall” will feature a few ways to have fun in and around the Gate City over the coming months.Two of Pocatello’s recreation experts will join Mayor Brian Blad and Council President...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Pocatello Police Lieutenant Retires after 35 Years of Service

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A Pocatello Police Officer is hanging up his badge after more than three decades of service to the community.Lieutenant Paul Manning has decided to retire after 35 years with the department. He began his career as a Pocatello Police Officer in October 198...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

City of Pocatello, United States Forest Service Seek Comments on Cusick Creek ATV Trail

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The City of Pocatello and the United States Forest Service (USFS) are looking for your input on one of the community’s popular trails.The two groups are asking the public for comments on the Cusick Creek All-Terrain Vehicle Trail. The trail is a...

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Posted on: January 23, 2018

Moore Honored with Human and Civil Rights Award

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A local woman is being honored for a lifetime of service.At Portneuf Valley Interfaith Fellowship’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Betty Moore was presented with the Human and Civil Rights Award by the City of Pocatello Human Relations ...

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Posted on: January 23, 2018

Short List Announced for Vacant Pocatello City Council Seat

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The field of potential new Pocatello City Council members is down to 13.Tuesday, Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad announced the list of candidates he will be interviewing for the City Council seat vacated by Steve Brown. They are:Craig CooperMaxwell DanielsRebe...

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

Free Course Teaches Safe Driving Skills to Young Drivers

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The Pocatello Police Department is offering the innovative defensive driving course “Alive at 25” to young drivers. The free class is open to drivers 15 to 24 years of age and will be on Saturday, February 3 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in...

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

Public Comment Sought on PRT’s Draft Master Transit Plan

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Pocatello Regional Transit (PRT) is looking for your help in planning the future of public transportation in the community.Wednesday, January 24, from noon to 7 p.m., at the Senior Activity Center, 427 N. 6th Avenue, PRT will be hosting an open house and ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

Pocatello Regional Airport Sets Passenger Record for 2nd Year in a Row

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Pocatello Regional Airport has the start of a streak on its hands.For the second year running, traveler numbers exceeded the airport’s record books. The year-end numbers compiled by staff have passenger departures and arrivals for 2017 totaling ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

“Coffee with the Mayor” Scheduled for January 18

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The first “Coffee with the Mayor” of the New Year is set for January 18.The 2018 meeting series will get underway at 9:30 a.m. at Caring Hearts Assisted Living Center, 3480 East Center Street. The hour-long meeting allows local residen...

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

Marshall Public Library Invites Residents to Embark on "50/50 Book Quest"

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The Marshall Public Library is asking citizens to take a trip through 50 books in 2018.

Starting January 8, the library will begin its "50/50 Book Quest" challenge. The effort encourages residents to read 50 books over 50 weeks during the year. T...

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

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

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The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will operate as normal Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 15.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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Posted on: January 5, 2018

Phone Calls Attempting to Scam Customers

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Pocatello and the surrounding area are being targeted with fraudulent phone calls saying victims owe money on their power bill. The caller tells the victim there is a technician in the area that will shut off their power within the hour unless immediate p...

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

Marshall Public Library Display Highlights Monarch Butterfly

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The life of an iconic butterfly will be on display at the Marshall Public Library.During January and February, the library will feature a display on the monarch butterfly. According to the National Wildlife Federation, Monarch populations have dropped by ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Lee Selected as Next Mayor for a Day

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Irving Middle School student Jordan Lee will be Pocatello’s next Mayor for a Day.Lee will join Mayor Brian Blad to help manage the day-to-day operations of the City on January 12. Currently, he is scheduled to meet with several leaders of City d...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

New Councilmembers Take Oath of Office

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Pocatello’s three newest City councilmembers have taken their seats behind the dais.At Thursday’s City Council meeting, Rick Cheatum, Linda Leeuwrik, and Heidi Adamson received the oath of office by City Clerk Ruth Whitworth.&ldquo...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Expanding: Pocatello Regional Airport Adds Additional Flights

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Air service to and from the Gate City is growing again.SkyWest Airlines, operating as the Delta Connection to Salt Lake City, recently told Pocatello Regional Airport staff that it would begin offering a fourth daily flight Sunday through Friday and a thi...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Community Recreation Center Offers Winter, Spring Swim Lessons

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Registration opens Friday, January 5 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 22 through February 15, February 20 through March ...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Open House Planned for Outgoing Pocatello City Council Members

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The City of Pocatello will be saying farewell to three outgoing Council Members.January 4 from 3:30-5:00 p.m., the public is invited to an open house for former Council President Steve Brown, Councilman Gary Moore, and Councilman Michael Orr. Former Counc...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Pocatello Councilmembers to be Sworn In, State of the City at Jan. 4 Meeting

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The three Pocatello City Councilmembers who were elected in November will take their oath of office January 4.At the first council meeting of 2018, Rick Cheatum, Linda Leeuwrik, and Heidi Adamson will be sworn in by City Clerk Ruth Whitworth. Once they ha...

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Posted on: December 28, 2017

“Beautiful:” Roman Mars Praises Pocatello’s Flag

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The man who inspired Pocatello to hoist a new flag is now singing its praises.In a recent episode of Roman Mars’ radio show “99% Invisible,” Mars called the flag “beautiful” adding, “it is a fine...

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Posted on: December 27, 2017

Council Pres. Brown Tapped for Commission Post; Mayor Blad Seeks Applications for Council Seat

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Last week, Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter officially selected Pocatello City Council President Steve Brown to fill an open Bannock County Commissioner seat.

“I’ve loved my time with the City of Pocatello and I will miss it,” said Brown. “I’ve loved working wi...

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Posted on: December 21, 2017

Pocatello City Council Pledges Support for Marsy’s Law

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The Pocatello City Council has formally offered its support for Marsy’s Law in Idaho.At Thursday’s City Council meeting, the council voted to adopt a resolution “affirming the City’s commitment supporting an amendme...

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Posted on: December 19, 2017

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

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One of the busiest times of the year will soon be underway for the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department.From December 26 through December 30, the department will offer its special holiday pickup to accommodate the overflow that comes with the season. R...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

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

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

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