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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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
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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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 12, 2017

Hawthorne Middle School Student to Serve as Mayor for a Day

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 11, 2017

Merry KONGmas: Pocatello Animal Services KONGs for Christmas Toy Drive

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 11, 2017

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 8, 2017

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

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

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Posted on: December 7, 2017

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 6, 2017

Pocatello Community Recreation Center to Offer Lifeguard Training Course

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 4, 2017

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 1, 2017

City Employees Pledge $25,351.60 to United Way

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 30, 2017

PRT Tour of Lights Scheduled for Dec. 14 and 15

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 21, 2017

Olin Selected as Pocatello Mayor for a Day

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 21, 2017

Zoo Idaho Hosts Fourth Annual “Wild Winter Weekends”

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 17, 2017

Portneuf River Visioning Open House to be held November 20

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

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Nominations Sought for 2018 Human and Civil Rights Award

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

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Pocatello Police Remind Residents to Lock Vehicles During Holidays

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

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

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

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

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

Garbage Collection to be Delayed Due to Thanksgiving Holiday

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 16, 2017

One Proclamation to be Issued at Thursday Meeting

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

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

City Creek Area Gates to Close to Motorized Access

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

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

Newly Elected Mayor and Council Members Look Forward to Service

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

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

City of Pocatello Election Results

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

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

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

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

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Brady Chapel Opens to Public on Veterans Day

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

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

Pocatello Fire to Hold Burn and Learn Exercise

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

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

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

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

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

Pocatello City Code 8.14.060 states, ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

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

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

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

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Leaf Collection Program Starts November 13

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

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

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

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

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

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Posted on: October 31, 2017

Public Hearing to be Held on Sign Code Changes

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 30, 2017

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

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

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Posted on: October 30, 2017

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

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

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

Pocatello Ranks at Top of 2017 Municipal Equality Index for Idaho

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

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Pocatello Police to Host Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

Pocatello Street Operations Department Closes Out FY 2017 Paving Program

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

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

Pocatello Police Warn Businesses and Residents about Fake $20 Bills

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 20, 2017

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

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

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 19, 2017

“Zoo Boo” Returns October 28

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Zoo Idaho to Host OktoBEARfest October 21

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Adoptable Cats from Pocatello Animal Services to be Available at PetSmart

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 11, 2017

City of Pocatello to Participate in 2017 Great ShakeOut Drill

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 11, 2017

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 10, 2017

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 10, 2017

“Coffee with the Mayor” Set for October 17

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

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Shepard Withdraws From Pocatello Mayoral Race

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A candidate for Pocatello Mayor has withdrawn from the race.

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 6, 2017

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

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Johnson Named City Attorney

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Search Continues for Missing Man

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Test Well to be Drilled Near Gate City Elementary

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 5, 2017

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

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

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

Offic...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 4, 2017

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

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 4, 2017

Marshall Public Library Joins EBSCO Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 2, 2017

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 28, 2017

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

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 22, 2017

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Recycling Program to Stop Accepting Certain Plastics

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

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

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

From Worst to ?: Pocatello Raises New Flag

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

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

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

Public-private Partnership Creates Economic Opportunities for East Idaho

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 13, 2017

Free Course Teaches Safe Driving Skills to Young Drivers

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

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

Annual Portneuf River Cleanup Set for September 16

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 11, 2017

2017 Election Official Candidate List

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(In alphabetical order by Seat #)

Mayor

Tammy L. Bartlett

1611 Onyx 83202

208-380-9574

tlbartlett1231@gmail.com

Brian C. Blad

1522 Ridgeway Ct 83201

208-637-9389

bcblad@gmail.com

Chad Horst

2456 Northstar Dr. 83201

208-251-9459

chadhorst.pocatello@gmail.com

Jamie Hudso...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

PPD Warns of Counterfeit Bills Being Passed, Parking Ticket Scam

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 8, 2017

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

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 8, 2017

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

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

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 6, 2017

Three Proclamations to be Read at Pocatello City Council Meeting

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

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

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

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

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 28, 2017

Elevated Levels of E. Coli Detected in City Creek

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 28, 2017

Fourth Annual Splash Dance for Dogs Slated for September 9

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Pocatello’s furriest pool party returns September 9.

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 25, 2017

Pocatello Regional Airport Lands Third Sunday Flight

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 24, 2017

Chip Sealing Projects Scheduled to Begin August 28 in Pocatello

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

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

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

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

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

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

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