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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Pocatello Police Explains Enforcement Provision of Gov. Little’s Stay-Home Order

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The Pocatello Police Department is informing residents how enforcement of Governor Brad Little’s stay-home order will be handled in Pocatello. 

On the guidance of Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH), complaints about businesses or gr...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

SIPH - One Additional Case of COVID-19 in Bannock County

Below is a news release from Southeastern Idaho Public Health: 

Southeastern Idaho Public Health Announces One Additional case of COVID-19 in Southeast Idaho

Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) has confirmed one additional case of novel coronav...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Highland, Riverside Golf Courses to Open

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Following additional guidance from Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and Southeastern Idaho Public Health on Governor Brad Little’s stay-home order, Highland and Riverside Golf Courses will open for play. 

Golf course staff will ins...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

City of Pocatello Announces Changes to Services Following Gov. Little’s Stay-Home Order

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UPDATE: Following additional guidance from Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and Southeastern Idaho Public Health on Governor Brad Little’s stay-home order, Highland and Riverside Golf Courses will open for play. For more information, visit...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Gov. Little - Governor Little issues statewide stay-home order, signs extreme emergency declaration

Below is a news release from Governor Brad Little:

Boise, Idaho – Following the guidance of Idaho’s public health experts, Governor Brad Little issued a statewide stay-home order today for all Idahoans.

He also signed an extreme emergenc...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Pocatello Parks and Rec. Dept. to Close Playgrounds, CRC Closure Extended

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In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department will be closing playgrounds in the City’s park system. 

Starting Wednesday, Parks and Recreation Department crews will begin fencing off p...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

SIPH - Two cases of COVID-19 Reported in Bannock County

Below is a news release from Southeastern Idaho Public Health:

Southeastern Idaho Public Health has confirmed two cases of COVID-19 in Bannock County. This brings the total to three case in southeastern Idaho, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-1...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Pocatello Water Dept. Assures Residents Drinking Water is Safe, WPC Dept. Reminds Residents to Only

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As many of us are stressed over the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Pocatello Water Department is reaffirming residents that the City’s water is safe. 

“We are prepared and committed to providing Pocatellans with clean, safe, an...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

City of Pocatello Cancels Advisory Board Meetings Through April 30

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Considering the guidance from the State of Idaho and Southeastern Idaho Public Health limiting gatherings to no more than 10 people, the City of Pocatello is canceling advisory board meetings through April 30.

As April 30 approaches, City staff will again ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Pocatello City Council Adopts COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

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The Pocatello City Council has adopted an Emergency Declaration to help the City in its response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

At Thursday’s City Council meeting, councilmembers approved the declaration that allows the City to pr...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Mayor Blad Self-Quarantines Following Personal Travel, He is Not Experiencing Symptoms of COVID-19

Mayor Brian Blad

Taking the advice of the health experts, Mayor Brian Blad is under self-quarantine after an essential trip to New York City. Mayor Blad wants to reassure everyone he is not experiencing symptoms of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

During his self-quarantine, ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Pocatello Police Changing Procedures Due to COVID-19

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The Pocatello Police Department will be changing the way it handles certain types of calls in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

Effective immediately, officers will be making the following adjustments to the following types o...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Zoo Idaho Postpones Outreach Programs, Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair Cancelled

Zoo Idaho and Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair logos

As part of the continuing precautionary measures the City of Pocatello is taking against coronavirus (COVID-19), Zoo Idaho is postponing all outreach efforts until further notice and the Science and Environment Division is cancelling the 2020 Portneuf Val...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Pocatello City Hall Remains Open, Limited Access Starts March 17

City of Pocatello City Hall

Pocatello City Hall remains open for business but as a precaution for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Pocatello will be limiting access starting March 17 at 8 a.m.

Citizens are strongly encouraged to utilize phone or email first to contact City e...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Marshall Public Library to Close to Public

Marshall Public Library exterior

The Marshall Public Library will be closing to the public as a precaution for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) until further notice. 

In consultation with Southeastern Idaho Public Health, beginning Monday, March 16 at noon the library will be closed ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 14, 2020

City of Pocatello Community Rec. Center, Parks and Rec. Offices to Close to Public

City of Pocatello Community Recreation Center

UPDATE: The Parks and Recreation Dept. is extending the closure of the Community Recreation Center (CRC) and Parks and Recreation Department offices through April 12. Because of the closure, the remainder of dance classes and the third session of...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Pocatello Water Dept. to Start Melrose Ave. Project March 16

Melrose Ave. project map

Monday, March 16 City of Pocatello Water Department crews will start replacing a section of mainline on Melrose Avenue. 

The project area will span from the 200 block of Melrose Avenue to Oakwood Drive. Water Department employees will work between...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Heinz Named Pocatello Animal Services Director

Josh Heinz

There’s a new pack leader at Pocatello Animal Services. 

Recently, Shelter Supervisor Josh Heinz was promoted to Animal Services Director. Heinz started his career with Animal Services in July 2006 as an Animal Control Officer. As an Ani...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 12, 2020

City of Pocatello Announces Coronavirus Website; Adopts Pandemic Personnel Policy

City of Pocatello City Hall

Thursday, the City of Pocatello announced the creation of pocatello.us/coronavirus

The site compiles resources and information for residents to get the latest on novel coronavirus (COVID-19). While the City is working with our public health part...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Dr. Joe Englanoff Sworn In as First Reserve Pocatello Police Officer

Deputy City Clerk Konni Kendell swears in Dr. Joe Englanoff as a reserve officer for the Pocatello P

The Pocatello Police Department’s Reserve Team now has its first officer. 

Thursday, the Department swore in Dr. Joe Englanoff as a reserve officer. Dr. Englanoff is a Board Member of the Crimes Against Children Foundation (CACF). He has...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Pocatello Water, WPC Depts. Announce 2020 Projects; Switch to Summer Work Hours March 16

Water Department crews replace a main line on Chokecherry Drive.

The City of Pocatello Water and Water Pollution Control Departments have unveiled their list of projects for the 2020 construction year.

Over the coming months, Water Department staff will replace water mainlines on Melrose Avenue, Booth Drive, Lincoln Ave...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Three Proclamations Planned for Thursday Pocatello City Council Meeting

Pocatello City Council Chambers

Three health-focused proclamations are on the agenda for Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting.   

First, Mayor Brian Blad will proclaim March 2020 to be “National Athletic Training Month” in the Gate Cit...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Cemetery Clean-up Starts March 30

Mountain View and Restlawn Cemeteries

The annual clean-up of Pocatello’s cemeteries is scheduled for the end of March.  

Starting March 30, crews will begin the process of removing and discarding decorations and flower placements that have been left on graves at Mountain Vie...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 2, 2020

City, LWV, AAUW Partner for Idaho Women 100 Event in Pocatello

Photograph of fourteen suffragists in overcoats on picket line, holding suffrage banners in front of

The City of Pocatello, Pocatello Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and the League of Women Voters of Pocatello will be honoring 100 years of women’s right to vote.  

Citizens are invited to join in an Idaho W...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 24, 2020

Pocatello Fire Selected as 1 of 25 Departments Nationwide for Community Risk Reduction Pilot Program

Kim Stouse, Pocatello Fire Department Community Relations/Education Specialist, explains some of the

The Pocatello Fire Department will be leading the way when it comes to data-driven risk reduction. 

Recently, the Pocatello Fire Department was picked as 1 of 25 fire departments nationwide to participate in the National Fire Protection Associatio...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 21, 2020

“A Mostly-Intelligible Recital:” Music in the Library Scheduled for Feb. 29

Trent Clegg and Gabriel Lowman

Music in the Library is making its way back to the Marshall Public Library February 29. 

Two of the library’s own, Trent Clegg, Reference Specialist, and Gabriel Lowman, Library Page, will trade their literary hats for their musical ones...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Sanitation Collection to Operate as Normal on Presidents’ Day

City of Pocatello Sanitation Department truck and autocarts

The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will operate as normal on Presidents’ Day, February 17.

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Simplot Games Olympians to be Named Honorary Citizens of Pocatello

Dick Fosbury, Andre Philips, Stacy Dragila, Willie Banks, and Tyson Gunter

The City of Pocatello is adding five honorary citizens to its ranks. 

Mayor Brian Blad will proclaim Dick Fosbury, Andre Philips, Stacy Dragila, Willie Banks, and Tyson Gunter as honorary citizens of the Gate City at the Breakfast with Fosbury and...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 12, 2020

Pocatello City Council to Host Town Hall Meeting

Pocatello City Council Chambers

Pocatellans are invited to stop by City Hall and have a chat with the City Council. 

Members of the Pocatello City Council are hosting a town hall meeting Tuesday, February 18 at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 911 N. 7th Avenue. The meeting ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 12, 2020

City of Pocatello to Auction 3 Buildings, 1 Storage Lot April 29

1428 N. 3rd Ave., 1121 S. 2nd Ave., 1080 S. 1st Ave., and storage lot

The City of Pocatello will be auctioning off four properties this spring.  

Auctions will be held Wednesday, April 29 at 11 a.m. to sell 1428 N. 3rd Avenue (Survey Annex), 1121 S. 2nd Avenue (former Sanitation Department), 1080 S. 1st Avenue (form...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 11, 2020

3rd Annual “Smooches from Pooches” Event Planned at Pocatello Animal Shelter

Kaleigh Fischer, Volunteer Coordinator with Pocatello Animal Services, gets a kiss from one of the P

What’s become a February tradition is back at the Pocatello Animal Shelter. 

“Smooches from Pooches” is returning to the Pocatello Animal Shelter, 3100 Avenue of the Chiefs, Saturday, February 15 from noon to 3 p.m. T...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Pocatello’s Promise of Tomorrow: Mayor Debuts Scholarship for Local Students

City of Pocatello skyline

Local students looking to get a little help with their higher education pursuits now have a new resource to turn to. 

In partnership with the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce Foundation and contributions from Idaho Central Credit Union, D. L...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Pocatello Planning & Development Services Dir. to Retire after Nearly 30 Years with City

Melanie Gygli

A fixture at Pocatello City Hall for close to three decades is calling it a career.

 

Planning and Development Services Director Melanie Gygli is set to retire February 18. Gygli started at the City in April 1990 as a Secretary in the department. F...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Feb. 14 to be Proclaimed League of Women Voters Day

Pocatello City Council Chambers

The League of Women Voters is scheduled to be honored at this week’s Pocatello City Council meeting. 

Mayor Brian Blad will proclaim February 14 to be League of Women Voters Day in Pocatello. The edict encourages “all citizens ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Pocatello Child Care Advisory Committee to Host Child Development Class

A child reads a book.

A child’s early years will be the topic of a class offered by the City of Pocatello Child Care Advisory Committee. 

Andrea Rausch, Direct Services Supervisor, and Bailey Rainey, Developmental Specialist, with the Idaho Department of Heal...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Pocatello Ranks 2nd in 2019 Municipal Equality Index for Idaho

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For the second time in as many years, Pocatello has ranked second in the Gem State on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Municipal Equality Index. 

According to the HRC, the “Municipal Equality Index (MEI) examines how inclusive...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 24, 2020

Bidwell Selected as Pocatello Mayor for a Day

Evie Bidwell

Irving Middle School eighth-grader Evie Bidwell is slated to become Pocatello’s next Mayor for a Day. 

Mayor for a Day Bidwell’s term is slated to begin the morning of January 28 and run until a little after 1 p.m. During her t...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Pocatello Police Taking Applications for 2020 Citizen Police Academy

Citizen Police Academy participants

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a Pocatello Police officer, now is your chance to find out. 

The department is currently accepting applications for the annual Citizen Police Academy. Thirty residents are selected f...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 21, 2020

Callen, Brown Earn Human and Civil Rights Award from Pocatello HRAC

Atari Callen and Jamar Brown

Two Pocatello community members have been recognized for their work in advancing human and civil rights in the Gate City. 

At Portneuf Valley Interfaith Fellowship’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, members of the City of Pocatell...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Grammy Award-Winning Pocatellan to Participate in Opera Q&A

Jessica E. Jones and Dr. Julie Sorensen

A singer with Pocatello roots and who has achieved the music industry’s highest honor will be stopping by the Marshall Public Library. 

Grammy Award winner, Jessica E. Jones, will join Idaho State-Civic Symphony Artistic Director and Con...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 6, 2020

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

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

Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad has been hoofing it for a good cause. 

Monday, Mayor Blad donated the $1,000 he earned through the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, Inc.’s Mayor’s Walking Challenge to the Hitting Hearts Fou...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 2, 2020

Newly Elected Pocatello City Councilmembers Sworn In

Newly elected Councilmembers Roger Bray, Chris Stevens, and Claudia Ortega take the oath of office.

Pocatello’s three recently elected City Councilmembers officially took their seats behind the dais. 

City Clerk Ruth Newsom administered the oath of office for Chris Stevens, Roger Bray, and Claudia Ortega at Thursday’s Pocatel...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 31, 2019

Public Input Sought for Cusick Creek Trailhead, Portneuf River Access Grant Applications

Cusick Creek trailhead and Sacajawea Park

The City of Pocatello is seeking public input for a pair of grant applications through the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation. 

The first grant would fund trailhead improvements and erosion control efforts at the Cusick Creek trailhead. Prop...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 27, 2019

City of Pocatello Employees Donate 3+ Month Supply of Diapers to SIPH, $18,580 to United Way

Cutline Info: Pocatello City Councilwoman Linda Leeuwrik presents the City of Pocatello diaper drive

City of Pocatello employees have opened their wallets for a pair of community causes. 

December 5 through December 19, the City held its first-ever diaper drive for Southeastern Idaho Public Health’s (SIPH) Diaper Bank. Over the course o...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 26, 2019

Pocatello Councilmembers to be Sworn In, State of the City Jan. 2

City of Pocatello City Hall

The newly elected members of the Pocatello City Council will take their oaths of office January 2. 

At 2020’s first council meeting of the year, Claudia Ortega, Chris Stevens, and Roger Bray will be sworn in by City Clerk Ruth Newsom. Im...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

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

One of the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department's Christmas tree drop boxes

One of the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s busiest times of the year is almost here.

Due to the observance of the Christmas holiday on Wednesday, garbage and recycling collection following the holiday will be delayed by one day. Residen...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Open House for Outgoing Pocatello City Council Members Slated for Jan. 2

Pocatello City Council Chambers

The City of Pocatello will be bidding adieu to two City Council members. 

The public is invited to an open house Thursday, January 2 at 4 p.m. in honor of Council President Jim Johnston and Councilwoman Beena Mannan. Johnston was appointed to the ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center Opens for 2019-2020 Season

Skiers at the East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center

The East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center is now open for the 2019-2020 season. 

Currently, roughly 75 percent of the center is ready for use by cross country skiers, snowshoers, and sledders. According to Lance Clark, Outdoor Recreation Manager for ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 18, 2019

Marshall Public Library Invites Patrons on 50/50 Book Quest

Marshall Public Library exterior

The Marshall Public Library is inviting you to step out of your reading comfort zone in 2020. 

The library will be starting its annual 50/50 Book Quest January 2. During the quest, patrons are challenged to read 50 books from different categories ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 16, 2019

City of Pocatello to Begin Issuing Settlement Checks for Hill-Vu Lawsuit

City of Pocatello City Hall

Today, the City of Pocatello will begin mailing settlement checks to ratepayers who paid user fees collected under the payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) component of the City’s utility services. 

Class members are comprised of citizens wh...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 13, 2019

“Coffee with the Mayor” Slated for Dec. 17

Pocatello City Council Chambers

“Coffee with the Mayor” is on the calendar for December 17. 

Copper Summit Assisted Living, 2424 Birdie Thompson Drive, will host Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad for an informal meeting with residents from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Du...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 11, 2019

Pocatello Community Rec. Center Offering Lifeguard Training Course

Lifeguards at the Ross Park Aquatic Complex

The City of Pocatello’s Community Recreation Center (CRC) will be offering a Lifeguard Training Course starting January 23.

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 5, 2019

New Display, ISU History Professor Presentation at MPL Dive into the History of WWI

Dr. Erika Kuhlman and the WWI display at the Marshall Public Library

The Great War is the focus of a new display at the Marshall Public Library. 

Thanks to the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and National Museum of American History, the library will be displaying eight, informational posters ca...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 4, 2019

East Chubbuck Road Switches to Stop Sign at Olympus Drive Intersection

Map of East Chubbuck Road and Olympus Drive

If you use East Chubbuck Road on your travels around the community, you’ll notice a change at the intersection with Olympus Drive.  

Eastbound traffic on East Chubbuck Road will now encounter a stop sign when they approach the intersecti...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Wild Winter Weekends at Zoo Idaho December 7, 14

Zoo Idaho's animals

Zoo Idaho will be wrapping up 2019 with its coolest event of the year.

Zoo Idaho will host the sixth annual “Wild Winter Weekends” Saturday, December 7 and Saturday, December 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. At the event, Zoo Idaho animals&...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Pair of Holiday “Music in the Library” Performances Planned at Marshall Public Library

Marshall Public Library exterior

The sounds of the season will be ringing through the Marshall Public Library this month. 

The Marshall Public Library will be hosting two holiday-themed performances as part of the library’s “Music in the Library” ser...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Nominations Sought for Pocatello HRAC’s 2020 Human and Civil Rights Award

City of Pocatello skyline

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

The group is asking for nominations for its Human and Civil Rights Award. The accolade recognizes...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Pocatello Regional Transit’s Tour of Lights Planned for December 12 and 13

PRT bus on the annual Tour of Lights

UPDATE: The Tour of Lights has sold out. 

PREVIOUS RELEASE: Pocatello Regional Transit’s (PRT) most festive bus rides of the season are returning. 

Tickets for PRT’s annual Tour of Lights go on sale at 8 a.m., Monday, D...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Sanitation Collection to be Delayed Due to Thanksgiving Holiday

City of Pocatello Sanitation Department truck and autocarts

Thursday and Friday’s garbage, recycling, yard waste, and leaf collections for Pocatello residents will be delayed by one day because of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Garbage, recycling, yard waste, and leaves will not be picked up Thursday...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Cates to be Pocatello Mayor for a Day

City of Pocatello skyline

A leader at Pocatello High School will be leading the Gate City as Mayor for a Day this month. 

Senior Paeton Cates will join the City as Pocatello’s Chief Executive Monday, November 25. Cates is the Student Body President at Pocatello H...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Pocatello Creek Stream Restoration Project Begins

Pocatello Creek

Work is underway on a stream restoration project along Pocatello Creek. 

Today, crews started working to stabilize stream banks along Pocatello Creek to the southwest of Fire Station #3, along Pocatello Creek Road. Over time, the creek has eroded ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 20, 2019

November 30 to be Proclaimed “Small Business Saturday” in Pocatello

Old Town Pocatello

Local small businesses will be in the spotlight at Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting. 

Mayor Brian Blad will proclaim Saturday, November 30 as “Small Business Saturday” in Pocatello. The edict will be read by ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Fee-waived Dog Adoptions at “Pawsgiving” Event Nov. 23

Adoptable dogs at the Pocatello Animal Shelter

Just in time for the holidays, you can add a canine companion to your family for free. 

Pocatello Animal Services and Phil Meador Subaru are teaming up for a “Share the Love” event called “Pawsgiving” Saturd...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Critical Incident and Reunification Exercise Spotlighted by Campus Safety

City of Pocatello skyline

The Pocatello Police Department and other local organizations are being highlighted for a critical incident and reunification exercise held earlier this year. 

Campus Safety recently published the article “Reunification Realities: 7 Less...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 13, 2019

City Creek, Cusick Creek Roads to Close to Motorized Access Nov. 16

Cusick Creek Road gate

The City of Pocatello will be closing a pair of gates to motorized access this week.  

The City Creek Road and Cusick Creek Road gates will be closed starting November 16. The annual road and trail closures coincide with similar closures by the U....

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Middle Ages Come to Life in Marshall Public Library Display

Items featured in the Society for Creative Anachronism's display at the Marshall Public Library.

The Marshall Public Library is going medieval with its latest display. 

The Society for Creative Anachronism’s (SCA) Shire of Stonegate is displaying re-creations of Middle Age clothing, musical instruments, calligraphy, cookware, weapon...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Pocatello City Council Adopts Clean Energy Commitment Resolution

City of Pocatello City Council Chambers

The Pocatello City Council is affirming the City’s commitment to clean energy. 

At Thursday’s City Council meeting, Councilmembers approved a resolution that states the City “will continue to take proactive steps to i...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Fee-Waived Cat Adoptions at Pocatello Animal Shelter Through Nov. 16

Cats available for adoption at the Pocatello Animal Shelter

Thanks to a national animal welfare organization, you can add a feline friend to your family from the Pocatello Animal Shelter at no cost. 

From now through November 16, Best Friends Animal Society is covering the cost of cat and kitten adoptions ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 5, 2019

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

City of Pocatello Sanitation Department truck and autocarts

The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will be operating as normal on Veterans Day, November 11.

Residents who are scheduled for a Monday pickup of garbage, recycling, and yard waste should still place their autocarts out...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Child Care Advisory Committee to Host CRASE Training with Pocatello Police Dept.

City of Pocatello skyline

A difficult topic will be the subject of a class offered by the City of Pocatello Child Care Advisory Committee and the Pocatello Police Department. 

Pocatello Police Department Officer Jordan Johnson will provide an overview of the Civilian Respo...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 4, 2019

Historic Preservation Commission to Hold Open House at Brady Chapel Nov. 11

Brady Chapel

An iconic Pocatello building will be opening its doors to the public. 

The Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) will be hosting an open house at Brady Chapel, located in Mountain View Cemetery, Monday, November 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Leaf Collection Starts November 4 in Pocatello

Leaves on a tree

Next week, the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s leaf collection program will begin. 

The 2019 program will begin Monday, November 4 and will wrap up Saturday, November 30. The leaves collected through the program will be taken t...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 30, 2019

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

Canned food

The Marshall Public Library will be accepting a different type of currency to pay off overdue fines starting next month. 

November 1 marks the beginning of the library’s annual “Food for Fines” food drive that allows ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Idaho Conservation League Artist to be Featured at One-Night Showcase

Carl Rowe and a selection of Rowe's paintings.

The Pocatello Arts Council and Station Square are teaming up for a one-night art show from one of the Gem State’s premier painters. 

The works of Carl Rowe, 2019 Idaho Conservation League (ICL) Artist in Residence, will be showcased Wedn...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 23, 2019

“Zoo Boo” Slated for October 26 at Zoo Idaho

People at past Zoo Idaho Zoo Boo events.

A scary-good time is on the schedule for Zoo Idaho. 

The zoo’s annual “Zoo Boo” Halloween themed event is scheduled for Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees are invited to come dressed in their costum...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Planned For October 26

Stock photo of prescription pills

Do you have unused or expired prescription medications? Saturday is 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 the lobby of the polic...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Pocatello Police Dept., Outer Limits Fun Zone to “Handcuff Hunger” October 30

Handcuff Hunger logo

The Pocatello Police Department needs you to help slap a set of shackles on hunger in our community. 

Officers with the Pocatello Police Department are teaming up with Outer Limits Fun Zone for their second annual “Handcuff Hunger&rd...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Pocatello Street Operations Dept. Wraps Paving Year, Treats 30+ Miles

A Pocatello Street Operations Department crew paves a road in Pocatello.

The 2019 paving year is in the books for the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department. 

Over the past year, the department’s crews were able to treat 30.85 miles of road around the Gate City. To maintain the City’s street...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 15, 2019

City of Pocatello, USFS Partner for Erosion Control Work on Cusick Creek Trail

Examples of erosion on the Cusick Creek Trail

The City of Pocatello and United States Forest Service (USFS) are joining forces to do a little work on one of the area’s popular trails. 

Starting the morning of Wednesday, October 16, the groups will be performing erosion control effor...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 15, 2019

“Music in the Library” Returns October 26 to the Marshall Public Library

Gabriel Lowman

The sounds of jazz will be bouncing off the bookcases at the Marshall Public Library. 

Saturday, October 26 from 2 to 3 p.m., pianist Gabriel Lowman will be performing on the first floor of the library. His setlist will include jazz classics &...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 10, 2019

Marshall Public Library Now Offers Kanopy Video-Streaming Platform

The Kanopy dashboard

After a successful trial run this spring, Marshall Public Library patrons can now stream thousands of films for free. 

This month, the library gave the green light to a permanent subscription to Kanopy, a video-streaming platform. Patrons can now ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 10, 2019

City of Pocatello to Participate in 2019 Great ShakeOut Drill

ShakeOut web graphic

The City of Pocatello will join with more than 50 million people around the globe in the 2019 Great ShakeOut Drill.

Thursday, October 17 at 10:17 a.m., City of Pocatello employees will participate in the worldwide earthquake drill. The drill allows partic...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 7, 2019

Fall Used Book Sale Starts Oct. 10 at Marshall Public Library

Books for sale at the Marshall Public Library.

An autumn tradition is returning to the Marshall Public Library. 

Thursday, October 10 at 9 a.m. will mark the start of The Friends of the Marshall Public Library’s fall used book sale. The group’s three-day fundraiser will be ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 7, 2019

Terry First Scores Award from Idaho Chapter of the American Planning Association

Volunteers getting ready for the Terry First Build a Better Block event

A joint project from the City of Pocatello Planning & Development Services and Public Works Departments, Community Builders, Team Better Block, and Idaho State University is getting praise from the Gem State’s planning community. 

At...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

OktoBEARfest Planned for October 5 at Zoo Idaho

Stripes the Grizzly Bear at Zoo Idaho

You might want to wear your lederhosen to Zoo Idaho this weekend. 

Saturday, October 5 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Zoo Idaho will host the Zoo Idaho Zoological Society’s 3rd Annual OktoBEARfest fundraiser. The 21+ only, after-hours event feat...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Marshall Public Library Invites Residents to Participate in ALA’s Nationwide eBook Read

Cover of "After the Flood" and exterior of the Marshall Public Library

The Marshall Public Library is inviting you to pick up an ebook along with thousands – or possibly millions – of other people across the nation. 

From October 7 through 21, the Marshall Public Library, through a partnership bet...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Historic Preservation Commission to Hold Scavenger Hunt at Mountain View Cemetery

Brady Chapel

The Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission is inviting residents to go on a hunt through history.  

Friday, October 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the group will host its Fourth Annual Scavenger Hunt at Mountain View Cemetery starting at Brady Cha...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Marshall Public Library Goes Fine-Free for Youth

Interior of the Marshall Public Library

Overdue fines for youth are a thing of the past at the Marshall Public Library. 

Monday, September 30, the library stopped charging overdue fines for youth ages 17-years-old and younger. Any child or teen who has a late fine can now have their fin...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 1, 2019

October 6-12 to be Proclaimed Fire Prevention Week

Pocatello firefighters at a learn and burn exercise.

One proclamation is on the agenda for Thursday’s Pocatello City Council Meeting. 

Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad will proclaim October 6 through 12 as Fire Prevention Week in Pocatello. The 2019 theme is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cap...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: October 1, 2019

West Eldredge Road to be Closed to Through Traffic October 3, 4

West Eldredge Project Map

Thursday, October 3 and Friday, October 4, West Eldredge Road from Pole Line Road to Hawthorne Road will be closed to through traffic. 

Crews from the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will be installing a new traffic pole at the inte...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 30, 2019

City of Pocatello to Notify Utility Billing Customers Who May Have Been Affected by Data Breach

Pocatello City Hall exterior

Friday, the City of Pocatello mailed notices to utility billing customers who may have been impacted by a data breach of the City’s online portal.  

Recently, the City received information that credit card information relating to the por...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 30, 2019

Pocatello Animal Services Lowers Cat Adoption Prices, Adds Saturday Hours

Cats available for adoption at the Pocatello Animal Shelter

Soon you’ll be able to add a feline member to your family for less.

Starting October 1, Pocatello Animal Services is lowering the cost of cat and kitten adoptions to $35 for cats and $50 for kittens, which is significantly less than the previous ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 30, 2019

Pocatello WPC Project Earns Regional Award from ASCE Region 8

From left, Jeff Mansfield, Public Works Director for the City of Pocatello, accepts the American Soc

After earning top honors at the local level, a collaboration between the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control and Engineering Departments have now taken home a regional award.

At the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Fall Planning Meeting, t...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Knight Withdraws From Pocatello City Council Seat #3 Race

Pocatello City Hall exterior

A candidate for Pocatello City Council Seat #3 has withdrawn from the race.

Today, the City of Pocatello announced that Herbert R. Knight has bowed out of the City’s November General Election. Knight submitted his withdrawal of declaration of can...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Linton-Welsh Appointed City of Pocatello Chief Financial Officer/City Treasurer

Ashley Linton-Welsh

At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting, Councilmembers voted to confirm Mayor Brian Blad’s appointment of Ashley Linton-Welsh to the Chief Financial Officer/City Treasurer post. 

In the role, Linton-Welsh is responsible f...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 19, 2019

Pocatello Police Dept. to Hold Child Car Seat Check Sept. 21

Flyer for the Pocatello Police Department's Car Seat Check event.

Many parents know the struggle of properly securing their child’s car seat. This weekend, the Pocatello Police Department is offering to help you get it right, every time. 

Saturday, September 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Portneuf V...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 19, 2019

Parklet Palooza Planned for September 21 in Old Town Pocatello

Participants enjoy parklets at PARK(ing) Day 2018.

Parking spots for people will soon be on display in Old Town Pocatello. 

Saturday, September 21 the City of Pocatello Public Works Department and Old Town Pocatello will be hosting Parklet Palooza in downtown Pocatello. Parklets are reimagined par...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 18, 2019

“Coffee with the Mayor” to be Served Up September 25 at St. Anthony Place

City of Pocatello skyline

“Coffee with the Mayor” is heading to St. Anthony Place September 25.  

From 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at 650 N. 7th Avenue, Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad will be taking questions from citizens and listening to their comments and co...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Marshall Public Library, Idaho State-Civic Symphony Offer Free Arts and Community Tickets

Photo credit: Scott Elliott

The Marshall Public Library and Idaho State-Civic Symphony are teaming up to send you to the Symphony’s performances for free. 

For the Idaho State-Civic Symphony’s 2019-2020 season, you can check out an Arts and Community Tick...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Mannan Withdraws From Pocatello City Council Seat #2 Race

Pocatello City Hall exterior

The incumbent candidate for Pocatello City Council Seat #2 has withdrawn from the race.

Today, Pocatello City Clerk Ruth Newsom announced that Beenish “Beena” Mannan has bowed out of the City’s November General Election. Manna...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Marshall Public Library Hosts Suicide Prevention Display

The Suicide Prevention Month Display at the Marshall Public Library.

The Marshall Public Library is teaming up with Community Suicide Prevention and Southeastern Idaho Public Health for a display on a difficult subject. 

During September and October, the groups will have an exhibit on suicide prevention on the 2nd ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Don’t Fall Victim to Social Security Number Scam

Pocatello Police badge

Many Pocatellans are receiving robocalls claiming to be from the Social Security Administration. Please be aware these are scams.

The caller ID may look like the phone call is coming from the government and a recorded voice says your Social Security number...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Sewer Line Installation on West Sublette Street Begins September 16

Map of the West Sublette Street sewer line project

Monday, September 16 crews will start installing a new sewer line along West Sublette Street.

The project area on West Sublette Street will be from North Lincoln Avenue to North Grant Avenue. Crews will work between the hours of 7 a.m. to approximately 5 ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Water Dept. to Start North Lincoln Ave. Project Wednesday

Map of the Water Department project on North Lincoln Avenue

Wednesday, September 11 crews with the City of Pocatello Water Department will begin work on its North Lincoln Avenue project. 

The project area on North Lincoln Avenue will be between West Wyeth Street and West Center Street. Water Department emp...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Pocatello Water Pollution Control to Test Sewer Lines on Churchill Downs

Map of sewer testing that will take place September 12 on Churchill Downs.

Crews with the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control Department will be testing sewer lines on Churchill Downs, from Delphic Way to Saratoga Street, Wednesday, September 11. Testing is scheduled to start around 8 a.m. and wrap up later that day, weath...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Pocatello Regional Airport to Hold Simulated Crash Exercise September 12

Pocatello Regional Airport terminal

Thursday, September 12 Pocatello Regional Airport and other local agencies and organizations will be teaming up for a simulated crash drill on the airfield. 

The exercise will begin around 1 p.m. in the southwest corner of the airport. A Pocatello...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

City of Pocatello 2019 Election Official Candidate List

City of Pocatello City Hall

In alphabetical order by Seat #

Council Seat #1

W. James “Jim” Johnston        

6375 South Bannock Highway        

83201

208-232-9010       &...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Pocatello Arts Council to Host Empty Bowls Fundraiser for The Idaho Foodbank Sept. 13

Empty bowls

September 13 can eat your meal out of a piece of art and support a good cause at the same time. 

That Friday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Pocatello Arts Council will hold its first Empty Bowls fundraiser for The Idaho Foodbank at Westside Players, ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Pocatello City Council Adopts Mission, Value Statements

Pocatello City Council Chambers

The City of Pocatello has two new documents that will help steer the City today and in the years ahead. 

At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council Meeting, the Council voted to approve a resolution adopting a new mission statement and value s...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Marshall Public Library Adds Tapestries by Local Artist to Collection

Tapestries at the Marshall Public Library

The art collection housed at the Marshall Public Library is growing. 

Recently, two tapestries by local artist Kiana Spillman were placed on the wall at the library. The weavings, called Heritage I and Heritage II, are inspired by Spillman&rsq...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Five Proclamations to be Read at Sept. 5 Pocatello City Council Meeting

Pocatello City Council Chambers

A quintet of proclamations are on the agenda for the September 5 Pocatello City Council Meeting. 

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Pocatello Historic Preservation Comm.’s Stones to Stories Historical Tour Planned for Sept. 14

Brady Chapel

Prominent Pocatellans from the Gate City’s past will be coming alive, figuratively speaking, this month. 

Saturday, September 14 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission will host its second annual Sto...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 29, 2019

Registration Open for Youth Dance Lessons at Community Recreation Center, Classes Start Sept. 9

Exterior of the Community Recreation Center

The City of Pocatello Community Recreation Center is now taking sign-ups for its latest round of youth dance classes. 

Currently, registration is open for the 16-week program that begins September 9. The styles of dance that will be taught include...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 29, 2019

Pocatello Fire Dept., Bannock County Ambulance Recognized by American Heart Assoc. for 5th Year

Cutline info: From left to right, Assistant Chief Travis Smith, Firefighter Phillip Ball, Captain An

For half a decade, the Pocatello Fire Department and Bannock County Ambulance have been leaders when it comes to cardiac care. 

For the second year, the department and district received the Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award from the A...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 28, 2019

Pocatello Arts Council to Honor Two Local Artists

Naomi Velasquez and Jason Bartosic

A pair of Pocatello artists are being recognized for their work. 

At the Pocatello Arts Council’s Empty Bowls Project Fundraiser for The Idaho Foodbank, the council will honor Naomi Velasquez and Jason Bartosic as the 2019 Outstanding Vi...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 28, 2019

Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter Adds More Awnings to Shelter Dog Runs

A dog plays in one of the dog runs at the Pocatello Animal Shelter.

Prospective pet parents looking to play with a possible new furry family member outside the Pocatello Animal Shelter now have another spot out of the elements.   

Through a $6,350 donation from The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 26, 2019

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

City of Pocatello Sanitation Department truck and autocarts

The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will be operating as normal on Labor Day, September 2.

Residents regularly scheduled for a Monday pickup of garbage, recycling, and yard waste should still place their autocarts out ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 22, 2019

Splash Dance for Dogs Happening September 7

Dogs at the Splash Dance for Dogs event at the Ross Park Aquatic Complex in Pocatello.

The area’s four-legged friends are taking over the Ross Park Aquatic Complex. 

Saturday, September 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the complex will host the 6th Annual Splash Dance for Dogs organized by The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shel...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 19, 2019

Candidate Filing Period to Open Aug. 26 for Council Seats 1, 2, and 3 in Pocatello

Pocatellans who would like to declare their candidacy for City Council can between August 26 and September 6.

Monday marks the first date to file a Declaration of Candidacy for Council Member seats 1, 2, and 3 for terms of 4 years. Declaration of Candidacy...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Annual Maintenance Planned for Pocatello Community Recreation Center

The City of Pocatello’s Community Recreation Center (CRC) will be closed starting Monday, August 19 for annual maintenance. 

During the closure, staff will be upgrading portions of the facility and performing a deep cleaning. However, the front de...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Portneuf River Cleanup Set for August 17

The Portneuf River is set to get its annual bath on Saturday, August 17. 

Starting at 10 a.m., citizens are invited to join in the Portneuf River Cleanup. Volunteers will be picking up debris and trash that have collected on the banks of and in th...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Ross Park Aquatic Complex Wraps Up 2019 Season August 25

The 2019 season for the Ross Park Aquatic Complex is almost in the books. 

Sunday, August 25 marks the last day to take a dip in the pools at the facility. 

“The majority of our staff will be returning to college, high school, or other edu...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Old Town Alley: Pocatello Arts Council Helps Fund Urban Art Exhibit

Outdoor art is coming to Old Town Pocatello. 

Thanks to a $1,000 grant from the Pocatello Arts Council as well as community support from local individuals and businesses, Monday, August 12, at 10 a.m., at the “Break out the Paints” event, local ar...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Ice Cream Zoofari Planned for August 17 at Zoo Idaho

A cool summer tradition at Zoo Idaho is on the schedule. 

Saturday, August 17 from noon to 4 p.m., the zoo will host its annual Ice Cream Zoofari. At the event organized by the Zoo Idaho Zoological Society, zoo-goers will get a chance to meet Zoo ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 6, 2019

Junior Jazz Players Invited to Meet Utah Jazz Rookie Jarrell Brantley

Players in the City of Pocatello’s Junior Jazz basketball leagues have a chance to meet one of the Utah Jazz’s newest members. 

Monday, August 12 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Irving Middle School, 911 North Grant Avenue, Jarrell Brantley will be meeti...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 1, 2019

City of Pocatello Starts Electronic Plan Review with ProjectDox

If a bit of construction is in your future, the City of Pocatello has a new tool to make things a little easier.

Recently, the City’s Building Department began utilizing ProjectDox. Through ProjectDox, contractors, developers and residents can upload build...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 30, 2019

City of Pocatello Utility Billing, Water Departments Debut WaterSmart Software

City of Pocatello utility billing customers are now able to take a deep dive into their water consumption data. 

Recently, the City began utilizing WaterSmart. The software platform allows customers to see information about their water usage, such...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Officials Remind Residents Fires are Prohibited in Pocatello’s City Creek Management Area

After reports of campfires in the City of Pocatello’s City Creek Management Area (CCMA), officials are reminding residents that fires are not allowed in City Creek. 

The CCMA is considered part of the Wildland-Urban Interface and is subject to the...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

Open House Planned for City of Pocatello Garrett Way Facility

The public is invited to get an inside look at the new home of the City of Pocatello’s Street Operations, Sanitation, and Fleet Services Departments. 

Thursday, July 25 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at 2405 Garrett Way, the departments will host an open ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

Ross Park Aquatic Complex to Celebrate 20th Anniversary July 26

Next week, the Ross Park Aquatic Complex will be celebrating 20 years as Pocatello’s prime swimming destination. 

Friday, July 26 from noon to 8 p.m., the complex will be offering half-price admission along with free activities including money div...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

Discounted Cat Adoptions from Pocatello Animal Services Extended Through Sept. 30

With the help of The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter, cat and kitten adoption prices have been slashed through September. 

The group is picking up a portion of adoption fees through September 30, bringing feline adoption prices down to $25...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Pocatello Water Dept. Projects on El Rancho Blvd. and Spaulding Lane Start Monday

Monday, July 15 crews with the City of Pocatello Water Department will begin work on a project on El Rancho Boulevard and Spaulding Lane. 

The project area on El Rancho Boulevard will be between Hiline Road and Holman Avenue. Meanwhile, the projec...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Artistry of Portneuf Valley Woodturners Assoc. on Display at Marshall Public Library

The hidden beauty in a block of wood will be on display at the Marshall Public Library. 

The handiworks of the Portneuf Valley Woodturners Association are being exhibited at the library through August 31. Woodturners use lathes and hand-held tools...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Pocatello Arts Council to Host Idaho Commission on the Arts Reg. Planning Meeting

The Pocatello Arts Council is inviting local artists and community members to have their voice heard on art not just in Pocatello but around The Gem State. 

Tuesday, July 16 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Pocatello City Council Chambers, 911 N. 7th ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 9, 2019

City of Pocatello Issues Statement on Hill-Vu Lawsuit, Information Website Available to Residents

In 2014, a suit was filed against the City of Pocatello asking for the City to refund user fees collected under a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) component to the City’s utility services. The Idaho Supreme Court ruled the PILOT “was not a reasonable user...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 9, 2019

Poky Portneuf Paddle Planned for July 18

What may become a yearly tradition is set to hit the water July 18. 

From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., residents are invited to grab their tubes, kayaks, canoes, or stand-up paddleboards and join in the Poky Portneuf Paddle. At the event, attendees are invit...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 8, 2019

Pocatello Arts Council to Host “Bowl Painting Party” to Benefit The Idaho Foodbank

The Pocatello Arts Council is asking you to pick up a paintbrush to help fight hunger. 

Saturday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Portneuf Valley Farmer’s Market, 420 N. Main Street, the council will hold a “Bowl Painting Party” to benefit Th...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 3, 2019

Pocatello Fire Department Adds Fire Prevention Jeep to Fleet

The Pocatello Fire Department has added a vehicle to its fleet that will help start conversations about fire prevention.

Wednesday, firefighters officially unveiled the department’s Fire Prevention Jeep to members of the media. The 2014 Jeep Wrangler was d...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 3, 2019

Pocatello Animal Services Urges Pet Parents to Protect Their Furry Kids on Independence Day

The Fourth of July is typically a joyous day for Americans but for our pets, it can be a stressful one. 

Pocatello Animal Services is encouraging local pet owners to protect their pets this Independence Day and take extra precaution as the firewor...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 3, 2019

Ross Park Aquatic Complex to Hold Grand Opening for New Concessions Building

The Ross Park Aquatic Complex will officially mark the opening of its new concession building July 9. 

At 5:30 p.m., City of Pocatello officials will be joined by the Pocatello Chiefs to cut the ribbon on the new building. With the new structure, ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 1, 2019

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks Returns to Pocatello July 19, 20

A troupe of the Intermountain West’s preeminent performers will be making a stop in Pocatello.

The group, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, will be performing “The Merry Wives of Windsor” Friday, July 19 and “Henry IV, Part I” Saturday, July 20. Both perfo...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 1, 2019

Pocatello Water Department Releases 2019 Water Quality Report

Pocatello residents are invited to take a look at what’s in their drinking water. 

Recently, staff with the City of Pocatello Water Department mailed out over 26,000 copies of its Annual Water Quality Report. The document summarizes the results of...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Alan Evans to Lead Pocatello Regional Airport

There’s a new leader at Pocatello Regional Airport.

Recently, Mayor Brian Blad selected Alan Evans to the post of Airport Manager. Alan has served at the airport for over 29 years and during the past 15 years, he has been the facility’s Operations and Main...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

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

One of the busiest days of the year is nearly here for the Pocatello Fire Department.

Firefighters are reminding citizens to keep their celebrations “Safe and Sane” during the days around the Fourth of July.

“We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Fo...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 27, 2019

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

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Ross Park Aquatic Complex Offering Lazy River Resistance Walking

The staff at the Ross Park Aquatic Complex are inviting residents to come get their exercise in one of Pocatello’s laziest summer spots. 

The facility’s Lazy River is now open for resistance walking. Walkers enter the river and then walk against t...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 25, 2019

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

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

Residents who are scheduled for a Thursday pickup of garbage, recycling, and yard waste should still place their autocarts ou...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Cool Rain in the Park Series Starts June 27

It will be raining while the sun is shining later this summer if the Pocatello Fire and Police Departments get their wish. 

Recently, the two departments announced dates for their “Cool Rain in the Park” series. The first will be held Thursday, Ju...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 17, 2019

Pocatello Cemetery Sexton Calls it a Career after 42 Years

After more than four decades on the job, the man in charge of the final resting place for many of our loved ones is set to retire. 

June 28 will be the last day for Cemetery Sexton Martin Peace, who’s served the City for 42 years including 23 year...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Splash Dances Return to Ross Park Aquatic Complex Starting June 20

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Portneuf Towers to Host “Coffee with the Mayor”

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Major Roger Schei Confirmed as Pocatello Police Chief

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

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

 

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 5, 2019

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

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Richard Bigelow Named City of Pocatello Building Official

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Pocatello Police Dept. Offers Vacation House Checks

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 4, 2019

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

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Pocatello Regional Transit Unveils “Summer Youth Pass”

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

 

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair Illustrated Poem Entry Wins at National Level

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Zoo Idaho Seeks Public Comments on 20-Year Master Plan

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 28, 2019

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

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 28, 2019

Summer Reading Programs Start June 1 at the Marshall Public Library

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

The theme for 2019 is “A Universe of Stories” with events focused around space and exploration. Saturday, June 1, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., library staff will hos...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Mayor Blad Nominates Major Roger Schei for Pocatello Police Chief

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

“I am pleased to announce my nomination of Major Roger Schei for Pocatello Police Chief,” said Mayor Blad. “It was a difficult decision to make...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Free Admission to Zoo Idaho June 1

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

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

“Connections Credit Union’s sponsorship of a free day is a great way for t...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Brady Chapel Open House Slated for Memorial Day

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 21, 2019

2019 Season Begins May 25 at Ross Park Aquatic Complex

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Marshall Public Library Highlights Work of Grammy Nominated Artist Tori Amos

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Pocatello Utility Billing Department to Close for Employee Training May 29

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 20, 2019

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

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 17, 2019

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

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Babysitting Clinic Offered by the Marshall Public Library June 8

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Pocatello Regional Airport Reduces Electricity Consumption Equivalent to 13 Homes

Things are looking bright at Pocatello Regional Airport.  

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 10, 2019

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

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Pocatello Animal Services Drops Cat Adoption Prices through July 9

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 6, 2019

Brooklyn’s Playground Closes for Maintenance May 9

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

At 1 p.m., members of Brooklyn’s Buddies and Leadership Pocatello will be painting portions of the playground as well as doing minor landscaping. The playground is anticipated t...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 6, 2019

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

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Water System Flushing Starts May 6 in Pocatello

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Half-Price Dog Licenses on Sale from Pocatello Animal Services

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 30, 2019

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

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 30, 2019

City of Pocatello Surplus Auction Scheduled for May 11

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

On the block this year includes vehicles, office furniture, audio/visual equipment, tools, and more. The bidding is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. at Prime Time Auctions, 3400 South 5th Aven...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Four Proclamations to be Read at Pocatello City Council Meeting

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 25, 2019

Public Invited to Meet Pocatello Police Chief Candidates

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 24, 2019

Bannock County Commissioners, Mayors Pledge Support for 2020 Census

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 23, 2019

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

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 19, 2019

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

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Pocatello Regional Transit Adds 7 New Buses to Fleet

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Pocatello Street Operations Department Announces 2019 Pavement Management Plan

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

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

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Youth in Government Day Planned for City of Pocatello

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 16, 2019

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

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Saturday to be Proclaimed Portneuf Valley Community Environmental Fair Day

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

The edict will be read by Councilwoman Beena Mannan and encourages “residents, businesses, ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 15, 2019

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

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 15, 2019

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

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Marshall Public Library to Close Morning of April 16

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 9, 2019

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

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 3, 2019

Pocatello Arts Council Looking to Fund Local Projects

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

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

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

Zoo Idaho’s 2019 Season Starts April 6

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 1, 2019

Four Proclamations on the Agenda for Pocatello City Council Meeting

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

The first of the four edicts by Mayor Brian Blad will proclaim April 2019 as Fair Housing Month in Pocatello. The proclamation encourages “citizens and busi...

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City of Pocatello News