News Releases

Posted on: February 16, 2024

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 Presidents’ Day, February 19. 

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

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

Kick-off Meeting Set for Pocatello’s Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Plan

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Wednesday, February 28 at 6 p.m., the City of Pocatello with PROS Consulting, Inc., invites you to the kick-off meeting regarding the creation of Pocatello’s first Parks, Recreation, Open Space, and Trails (PROST) Plan. The meeting will be held ...

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Posted on: January 2, 2024

UPDATE: Prescribed Pile Burning Scheduled for February

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UPDATE (02/12/24): The Pocatello Fire Department will conduct prescribed pile burning operations Tuesday, February 13 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at multiple sites on the East Bench Area around Summit Drive, Granite Drive, and McCaleb Drive. &nb...

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Center Street Underpass to Close for Construction

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Work on the Center Street Underpass in Historic Downtown Pocatello is set to begin February 20, 2024. Vehicles will not be allowed to use the underpass during construction. Crews will work to accommodate pedestrian travel but might have to halt foot trave...

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Posted on: February 7, 2024 | Last Modified on: March 14, 2023

Pocatello Ranked 7th Best-Performing City Out of 203 by Annual Milken Institute Report

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The city of Pocatello ranked 7th Best-Performing City (BPC) out of 203 less populated US metropolitan areas according to the annual BPC Milken Institute report. Each city was ranked on 13 indicators, including labor market, high-tech impact, community res...

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Posted on: January 24, 2024

Mayor’s Million Minute Marathon – Reading Challenge

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LOOKOUT CREDIT UNION: Each year in February, Lookout Credit Union partners up with City of Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad, PCSD #25, and the Marshall Public Library, to bring the “Mayor’s Million Minute Marathon” Reading Challeng...

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Posted on: January 19, 2024

City of Pocatello Firefighters Rescue Residents During Apartment Fire

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The Pocatello Fire Department responded to the Laabs Apartments located at 1119 North Main Street for a structure fire just after 2 a.m. Friday, January 12. When crews arrived, most occupants had self-evacuated. At that point, firefighters began search an...

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Posted on: January 17, 2024

Public Input Wanted for Pioneer Ridge Trailhead Grant Application

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The City of Pocatello seeks public input for an Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation grant application.

The application would fund trailhead and parking area improvements adjacent to Pocatello Creek Road, located on Little Pocatello Creek Road just bef...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 16, 2024

Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Volunteers Wanted for the 2024 Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair

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We are excited to announce the upcoming Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair, which will take place on the last day of Earth Week, April 27, 2024, at Lookout Point in Pocatello, Idaho, 426 West Lewis Street. On average over 4,000 people attend this free eve...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 14, 2023

Applications Open for 2024 Pocatello’s “Promise of Tomorrow Mayoral Scholarship”

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Class of 2024 high school graduating seniors can now apply for Pocatello’s “Promise of Tomorrow Mayoral Scholarship.” 

Five recipients will be awarded two-year scholarships each totaling $2,000 ($500 per semester) to ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 23, 2024

UPDATE (3:20 p.m.): All lanes are back open and the leak has been repaired.

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UPDATE (3:20 p.m.): All lanes are back open and the leak has been repaired.

City of Pocatello Water Department crews are working to repair a water line leak on Alameda Road between Wayne Avenue and Park Avenue. Motorists are asked to avoid travel in the ar...

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

City of Pocatello Employees Donate Over $23,000 During United Way Giving Campaign

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Thanks to generous donations, City of Pocatello employees have pledged $23,054 to United Way of Southeastern Idaho to help community members in need. Each year the City of Pocatello employees host a United Way giving campaign. This year the Pocatello Fire...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 12, 2024

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

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The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will operate as normal on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 15, 2024. 

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: January 11, 2024

City of Pocatello Nonessential Departments Closed Friday Due to Weather

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Due to inclement weather, the City of Pocatello facilities will be closing all nonessential departments on Friday, January 12, 2024.  In response to the National Weather Service blizzard warning, citizens are urged to stay off of the roads except...

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Posted on: January 10, 2024

Informational Meeting Set Regarding a Project to Document the Historic Triangle Neighborhood

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Wednesday, January 17 at 2 p.m., the City of Pocatello, in collaboration with the Pocatello Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Bonneville Neighborhood Association, invites historians, residents, and th...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

City of Pocatello Street Operations Prepares for Storms

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According to National Weather Service forecasts, Pocatello is expected to see several inches of snow accompanied by high winds over the next few days. Pocatello Street Operations crews are switching to 12-hour shifts starting Tuesday at 4 a.m. to address ...

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Posted on: January 5, 2024

State of the City 2023

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State of the City 2023

2023 has been great for the City of Pocatello and in this address, you will learn about some of the exciting projects happening across different departments.

The Mayor/Council Depart...

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Posted on: January 2, 2024

Pocatello Hosts Reception for Council Member Scott Marchand

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The City of Pocatello is hosting a reception for Scott Marchand Thursday, January 4, 2024. The event is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 911 North 7th Avenue. Light refreshments will be provided.

Council Member Marchand was app...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 28, 2023

“Ski for Free Day” at the Mink Creek Nordic Center January 6, Sponsored by ICCU

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The East Mink Creek Nordic Center is hosting its annual “Ski for Free” day January 6, 2024. 

Parking, trail passes, rentals, and mini-lessons will be free for the entire day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rentals will be offered on a fi...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 22, 2023

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

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One of the City Sanitation Department’s busiest times of the year is almost here. City offices will be closed Monday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday and January 1 to observe the New Year’s Day Holiday. Garbage and recycling pickups wil...

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Posted on: December 8, 2023

MPL Celebrates Holidays with A Dickens Christmas and Carolers from Century High School

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The Marshall Public Library (MPL) is celebrating the holidays with A Dickens Christmas Saturday, December 16, at 1:30 p.m., 113 S. Garfield Avenue. 

Join community members for Ted Bonman’s dramatic reading from A Christmas Carol and clas...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: December 8, 2023

City of Pocatello Creates Panel to Address Concerns Regarding Proposed Changes to Sign Code

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The City of Pocatello’s Planning & Development Services Department would like to thank the members of the public who provided comments, both in writing and orally during the November 15 public hearing regarding proposed changes to the City&a...

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Posted on: December 6, 2023

East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center Opens for 2023-2024 Season

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The East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center is officially open for the 2023-24 season. Due to some early snow and the hard work of volunteers and staff, the center was able to open a week earlier than expected, and 100 percent of the center is ready for cross-...

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Posted on: December 1, 2023

Classic Christmas Tale Coming to Marshall Public Library Thanks to Community Sponsors

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Marshall Public Library (MPL) is celebrating Jólabókaflóðið this year, also known as Jolabokaflod! Jolabokaflod is an Icelandic word that, literally translated, means Christmastime flood of books. Jolabokaf...

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Posted on: December 4, 2023

City Receives $20k Grant for Officials Completing Health Academy

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The City of Pocatello’s Mayor Brian Blad, Parks and Recreation Director Anne Butler, and Grants Manager Christine Howe completed the Community Health Academy, a program of the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health (the Foundation) that provi...

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Posted on: December 1, 2023

Capture the Magic of the Season, Pet Photos with the Grinch at the Pocatello Animal Shelter

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This holiday season, the Pocatello Animal Shelter invites pet owners to capture the magic of the season with a special photo event featuring the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who Saturday, December 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

For a $10 donation, attendees c...

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

Anonymous Donor Sponsors Dog and Puppy Adoptions

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The Pocatello Animal Shelter is delighted to announce a special sponsorship for dog adoptions, generously funded by an anonymous donor. Effective immediately, adoption fees for all dogs in search of loving homes will be sponsored by an anonymous donor unt...

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Posted on: November 28, 2023

City of Pocatello Awarded Over $1.6 Million Grant Through WaterSMART Program

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On November 15 the Bureau of Reclamation announced that the City of Pocatello was awarded over $1.6 million in grant funding through the WaterSMART Environmental Water Resources program. 

This grant will provide for the implementation of the Raine...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 27, 2023

Reading Time with the Queens Receives 2023 Human and Civil Rights Award

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The City of Pocatello Human Relations Advisory Committee is proud to announce Reading Time with the Queens as the recipient of the City’s 2023 Human and Civil Rights Award. This award recognizes their outstanding contribution to fostering a welcoming and ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2023

Sanitation Collection to be Delayed Due to Thanksgiving Holiday

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

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

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 14, 2023

Pocatello Animal Services Holiday Pet Food Drive

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Join Pocatello Animal Services for a holiday pet food drive. From November 20 through December 31, Pocatello Animal Services is collecting wet or dry dog food and cat food, pet treats, litter, toys, and other pet supplies. All donations collected will go ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2023

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

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The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will be operating as normal Friday, November 10, and on Veterans Day, November 11. 

Residents who are scheduled for a Friday or Saturday pickup of garbage, recycling, and ya...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 9, 2023

“Food for Fines” All Month Long at the Marshall Public Library

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All month long the Marshall Public Library will be accepting a different type of currency for overdue fines. 

November 1 marks the beginning of the library’s “Food for Fines” food drive, meaning that for every non-per...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 7, 2023

City Creek Area Gates Close to Motorized Access Slated November 15

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City Creek area gates will close for the season to motorized access Wednesday, November 15, at the end of the day. 

The gates will remain closed for the winter and reopen in mid-May weather permitting. This entails closing the motorized access gat...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: November 2, 2023

Once Abandoned Trail Now Open, Zoo Idaho Connection Trail

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How cool is this!!!! This trail was abandoned over a decade ago and a City employee stumbled upon it and decided it needed to be used once more. Brett Lopez with the Parks Department then spent the next two days clearing out the overgrown brush a...

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Posted on: November 1, 2023

Pocatello Animal Shelter Recognized as a No-Kill Shelter for 2022

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Best Friends Animal Society recently recognized the Pocatello Animal Shelter as a no-kill shelter for 2022. 

Pocatello Animal Services has been working with a variety of resources to place every dog and cat into a home.  This was made pos...

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Posted on: November 1, 2023

City of Pocatello Awarded $1 Million “Urban Community Forestry” Grant

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Through the US Forest Service, the City of Pocatello was awarded a one million dollar “Urban Community Forestry” grant. 

The grant provides necessary funding to improve Pocatello’s urban forest health, specifically th...

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Posted on: October 31, 2023

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: Title 15.20: Sign Code, Title 17: Zoning Regulations

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* * NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING * *

HEARING DATE: Wednesday, November 15, 2023

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

PLACE: City Council Chambers, City Hall, 911 North 7th Avenue, Pocatello, Idaho

ORGANIZATION HOLDING HEARING: Pocatello Planning & Zoning Commission

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Posted on: October 30, 2023

Pocatello Street Operations, Water, and WPC Depts. Switch to Winter Work Hours

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The City of Pocatello Street Operations, Water Department, and Water Pollution Control Department (WPC) will switch to winter work hours starting Monday, November 6, 2023.

Once the departments switch to winter work hours, Street Operations, Water, and WPC ...

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

**NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING, November 2, 2023**

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Posted October 23, 2023:

* * NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING * *

HEARING DATE: Thursday, November 2, 2023

TIME: 6:00 p.m.

PLACE: City Council Chambers, City Hall, 911 North 7th Avenue, Pocatello, Idaho

ORGANIZATION HOLDING HEARING: Pocatello City Council

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Posted on: October 6, 2023

City of Pocatello Rebranding Request for Proposals

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The City of Pocatello, a municipal corporation of Idaho, requests proposals for the design of a logo and accompanying brand style guide for the City. The expected timeline is three logo options to be presented to the City Council by June 13, 2024, and a f...

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Posted on: October 18, 2023

VIDEO: Townhall Meeting Construction Projects October 16, 2023

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If you missed the Town Hall Meeting Monday, you can catch it on the City's YouTube channel!

Town Hall Meeting Construction Projects October 16, 2023

To watch the full video click the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru69mjrvxnM

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Posted on: October 17, 2023

City of Pocatello to Participate in 2023 Great ShakeOut Drill

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The City of Pocatello will join with more than 50 million people around the globe in the 2023 Great ShakeOut Drill. 

Thursday, October 19 at 10:19 a.m., City of Pocatello employees will participate in the worldwide earthquake drill. The drill allo...

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Posted on: October 13, 2023

Mayor and City Officials take Congressman Simpson on a Tour to See Project Sites

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The City of Pocatello wants to again thank Congressman Mike Simpson for taking the time to come out and tour some of our project sites. 

Mayor Brian Blad and other City officials took Simpson through the underpass in Historic Downtown Pocatello an...

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Posted on: October 12, 2023

POCATELLO PROJECTS: Construction Begins on New Gravel Parking Lot and Boat Ramp

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POCATELLO PROJECTS: New large gravel parking lot and boat ramp going in on Batiste Road on the northwest side of the bridge by Water Pollution Control (WPC). And a second one going in off Douglass Lane about 1.8 miles downstream. Both areas will be closed...

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Posted on: October 10, 2023

Check Presentation to Sagebrush Steppe Land Trust to Help River Vision Fund

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Thank you to the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce! Today the Chamber presented a check to Sagebrush Steppe Land Trust for $3,500 for their River Vision Fund. 

This was made possible by donations from community members and from sponsors of th...

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Posted on: October 10, 2023

CDBG Program Looking for Input at Annual Needs Hearing October 19

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Your input is needed! The City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is gearing up for next year and is seeking public input on the CDBG Annual Plan and other affordable housing needs. The City will be holding its annual Needs Heari...

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Posted on: October 6, 2023

Pups and Pints, A Heartwarming Event Featuring Adorable Pups Up for Adoption

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Get ready for an afternoon of furry fun and delicious brews as the Pocatello Animal Shelter partners with Portneuf Valley Brewing (PVB) to present “Pups and Pints,” an exciting event aimed at finding loving homes for our four-legged fr...

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

Water Line Installation Begins on Monday, October 9

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Monday, October 9, 2023 crews from the City of Pocatello Water Department will be replacing the water main line on Garrett Way, Madison Ave., Colorado Ave. and Maple St.

The project will start at the intersection of Garrett Way and Madison Ave., continuing...

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Posted on: October 2, 2023

Public Invited to Town Hall Meeting

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Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad and the City Council are hosting a Town Hall Meeting October 16, 2023, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 911 North 7th Avenue. 

During the Town Hall meeting, City officials will update the public on v...

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Posted on: October 4, 2023

Animal Services Partnering with Phil Meador Subaru for 5th Annual National Make A Dog’s Day

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Pocatello Animal Services is partnering with Phil Meador Subaru for their 5th Annual National Make A Dog’s Day. This event was created by Subaru to encourage everyone to do something special for their dog and to think about adopting an Underdog ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2023

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...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: September 29, 2023

Benton Street From S. Main St. to S. 4th Ave. Closed October 2 through 5

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Beginning Monday, October 2, 2023, through Thursday, October 5, 2023, Street Operations crews will be milling and paving Benton Street from S. Main St. to S. 4th Ave. Crews will work from 7:00 AM to approximately 5:00 PM each day.&...

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Posted on: September 28, 2023

Did Someone Say Pickleball? New Courts Being Build in Ross Park

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This is the home of the new pickleball courts in Pocatello, located in Lower Ross Park near the horseshoe pits. 

How exciting! When the project is completed, there will be seven courts lit by LED lights. The City's Streets Department has ...

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Posted on: September 27, 2023

Photo Gallery: Ribbon Cutting at new Pocatello Entrance Sign Location

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A big thank you to everyone who attended the ribbon-cutting event Tuesday. Thank you to the Pocatello Chubbuck Chamber Chiefs, our community, Portneuf Valley Partners, City employees, and City of Chubbuck Mayor England for all your support. 

Portn...

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Posted on: September 21, 2023

Photo Gallery: Ribbon Cutting and Check Presentation at Pocatello Skate Park

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The Pocatello Skate Park looks great! A big thank you to everyone who came out Wednesday for the ribbon-cutting and check presentation. This project could not have been completed without the help of some key community members. Thank you to Gilgen&apos...

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Posted on: September 20, 2023

Portion of Brennan Extension Section Paving Complete

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The City of Pocatello is pleased to announce that paving of the Brennan Extension section of the Portneuf Greenway across the Portneuf River from Sacagawea Park is complete and the trail is open for public use. The only work remaining is seeding with nati...

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Posted on: September 20, 2023

U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit to Co-Sponsor “United Against Hate” Summit in Pocatello

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U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit to Co-Sponsor “United Against Hate” Summit in Pocatello

POCATELLO – U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit along with Idaho State University, the Shoshone Bannock Tribes, the Family Services Alliance, the City of ...

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Posted on: September 19, 2023

Ribbon Cutting Event for New Pocatello Entrance Sign Slated September 26

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Starting September 26 drivers will be greeted into Pocatello with a new Pocatello entrance sign. The sign will be located on South 5th Avenue near the Visit Pocatello Idaho building. 

Portneuf Valley Partners (PVP) received IFFT Foundation funds t...

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Posted on: September 18, 2023

Pocatello Grocery Outlet Donates to the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council's Free Little Pantry

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A big THANK YOU to Pocatello Grocery Outlet and to our community! Thanks to your donations Pocatello Grocery Outlet was able to raise over $7,000 during their Independence from Hunger Food Drive. 

These donations help support the Mayor's ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Fog Sealing Schedule: Tuesday, Sept. 19, through Thursday, Sept. 21

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FOG SEALING:

The Street Operations crew will be fog-sealing the streets as listed below. Flaggers will be present to direct traffic and lanes/roads will be closed as work is performed, with restricted access to residents. There will be no parking allowed o...

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Posted on: September 14, 2023

Ribbon Cutting and Check Presentation at the Pocatello Skate Park in Ross Park

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Wednesday, September 20, at 5:15 p.m., the City of Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with Southeast Idaho Skate Park Association, will hold a ribbon cutting and check presentation to announce a refresh of our local Pocatello Skate ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

Arts and Community Ticket Program Returns

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Marshall Public Library’s Arts and Community Tickets (ACT) program is back with symphony and theater tickets for the 2023-2024 season!

The Idaho State Civic Symphony and the Friends of Marshall Public Library each donated one pair of season symphony ticket...

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Posted on: September 8, 2023

City of Pocatello 2023 Election Official Candidate List

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Posted on: September 5, 2023

Candidate Filing Period Ends September 8 for City Council Seats 1, 2, and 3

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Pocatellans who would like to run for office in the Gate City can officially file their candidacy forms through Friday, September 8.  Candidates may file a Declaration of Candidacy for Council member seats 1, 2, and 3 for terms of 4 years. Declar...

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Posted on: September 1, 2023

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

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The City of Pocatello offices and Pocatello Regional Transit will be closed Monday, September 4, for the Labor Day holiday. The Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will be operating as normal. 

Residents regularly scheduled for a M...

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Posted on: August 30, 2023

Half-Price Dog and Puppy Adoptions at the Pocatello Animal Shelter September 1 through 9

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Add a new dog or puppy to your family by giving him or her a fur-ever home, thanks to Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter (Friends). 

Starting Friday, September 1, and continuing through Saturday, September 9, Friends will cover 50 percent of ...

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Posted on: August 31, 2023

Ribbon-Cutting Event to Celebrate First Arrival of Second Daily Flight at Pocatello Regional Airport

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Tuesday, September 5, Pocatello Regional Airport will be hosting a ribbon cutting by the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce Chiefs to celebrate the first arrival of the new second daily flight on Delta Air Lines. The new flight will expand service to ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 30, 2023

Community kick-off event for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month to be held Sept. 5 at Lookout Point

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The City of Pocatello is proud to be partnering with Bannock County and many other local organizations to help bring awareness to Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

PRESS RELEASE (Bannock County): Local elected officials are hosting a kickoff event for Su...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 29, 2023

Marshall Public Library Closed August 30 While Staff Work on Book Shifting Project

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UPDATE: Unfortunately, Marshall Public Library will also be closed Wednesday, August 30.

(08/28): Marshall Public Library closed Monday, August 28, and Tuesday, August 29 for book book-shifting project

To learn more about the Marshall Public library visit t...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 29, 2023

Pocatello Animal Services Splash Dance for Dogs Returns September 9

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The pups will be taking over the pool at the Ross Park Aquatic Complex. 

Saturday, September 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the complex will host the 10th edition of the Splash Dance organized by The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter. The entry f...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 25, 2023

City of Pocatello Fog Sealing Schedule, August 28 through 31

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The Street Operations crew will be fog-sealing the streets as listed below. Flaggers will be present to direct traffic and lanes/roads will be closed as work is performed, with restricted access to residents. There will be no parking allowed on these stre...

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

Community Invited to Pocatello Police Department Award Ceremony

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The community is invited to the Pocatello Police Department Award Ceremony, Thursday, August 24 at City Hall, 911 North 7th Avenue, at 11 a.m.

The State of Idaho Medal of Honor Commission has named four Pocatello Police Officers as recipients of the 2023 M...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 18, 2023

Water Line Installation Begins Monday, August 21, on East Chapel Road

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Monday, August 21, 2023 crews from the City of Pocatello Water Department will be replacing the water main line on East Chapel Road, Meadowbrook Lane, and Hiline Road. 

The project will start at the intersection of Hiline Road and Meadowbrook Lane...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 17, 2023

Volunteers Needed for Annual Portneuf River Cleanup

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Join us August 19, 2023, for the annual Portneuf River Cleanup. The City of Pocatello is looking for volunteers to help clean up trash and debris from the banks and main channel of our Portneuf River. Business and community groups are welcome at the clean...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 18, 2023

Micro Seal: August 21 - August 25 schedule

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Micro Seal: August 21 - August 25 schedule

Flaggers will be present to direct traffic and lanes/roads will be closed as work is performed, with restricted access to residents. There will be no parking allowed on these streets from 6:30 a.m. – 5 p...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 17, 2023

City of Pocatello, Kind Community, and Community Partners Bring Initiative Spreading Kindness

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The City of Pocatello, Kind Community, School District 25, Idaho State University, Southeastern Idaho Public Health, and other strong community institutions are partnering to spread kindness and remind everyone they matter.  

The Kind Campaign is ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 1, 2023

Marshall Public Library Collecting Supplies for In-Need School District 25 Students

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If you’re out shopping for school supplies for your student this year, the Marshall Public Library staff hopes you’ll consider picking up a few extra items for students in need. 

The staff at the library are collecting general toiletry items and s...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 28, 2023

Animal Services Adopts Facial Recognition Technology to Help Reunite Lost Pets with Owners

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Pocatello Animal Services is proudly joining forces with Petco Love, a national non-profit working to lead and inspire change for animals and animal welfare groups across the country.

Petco Love Lost is a new, searchable national database that uses patente...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 10, 2023

Ross Park Aquatic Complex Wraps Up 2023 Season August 20

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The 2023 season for the Ross Park Aquatic Complex is almost in the books. Sunday, August 20, marks the last day to take a dip in the pools at the facility. 

The pool will operate as normal Saturday, August 19, and Sunday, August 20. August 20 will...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 10, 2023

COLORING CONTEST: 2024 Healthy Homes Calendar Coloring Contest

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Calling young artists! HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) is looking for artists around the country to participate in the 2024 Healthy Homes Calendar Contest. The calendar will be a 12-month calendar highlighting the “8 Princip...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 8, 2023

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks Returns to Pocatello August 10 and 11

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Montana Shakespeare in the Parks is once again coming to Idaho State University (ISU) for the ISU Summer Concert Series. Montana Shakespeare in the Parks has entertained audiences at ISU for almost two decades.

Thursday, August 10, the theater troupe will ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 1, 2023

The Pocatello Police Non-emergency Dispatch Line Has Been Restored and is Working

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Pocatello Police Dispatch Non-Emergency phone number 208-234-6100 is currently not working. If you need to reach dispatch for a matter that is not an emergency, please call 208-234-2354 or 208-234-6101. If you receive a busy signal, please hang up and try...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: August 3, 2023

Micro-sealing Schedule for August

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MICRO SEAL Schedule: 

Valley Slurry Seal will begin micro-sealing the streets listed in the schedule below. Flaggers will be present to direct traffic, and lanes/roads will be closed as work is performed, with restricted access to residents. No pa...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 27, 2023

Crews to Complete Curbs, Gutters, and Sidewalks on Pocatello Creek Road July 31

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Beginning Monday, July 31, 2023, contracted work crews will be finishing sections of curbs, gutters, and sidewalks on Pocatello Creek Rd. between Jefferson Ave. and Call Creek Dr. During construction East-bound traffic on Pocatello Creek Rd. will be close...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 24, 2023

Hawthorne Road and West Quinn Road Set to Reopen

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Crews have been working diligently on the Hawthorne Road and West Quinn Road intersection, with most of the project expected to be completed by the end of August. This means the intersection will soon reopen to motorists. 

Concrete work is nearly ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 21, 2023

Junior Jazz Players Invited to Meet Utah Jazz Player Ochai Agbaji

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Junior Jazz players who participated in the 2022/23 season are invited to meet Utah Jazz guard Ochai Agbaji. 

Tuesday, August 1 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Pocatello High School, 325 North Arthur Avenue, players will get to hear about Agbaji&rsqu...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 14, 2023

Center Street Pedestrian Improvements Project

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The City of Pocatello has been awarded funding from the State of Idaho Transportation Department 5310 grant in the amount of $191,983.00. The grant has a 20 percent match in the amount of $38,396.60 for a total project cost of $230,379.60. This project in...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 11, 2023

Open Burn Ban Begins July 15 for Bannock County Wildland-Urban Interface Areas

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Starting July 15, a ban on certain types of fires will be in place for all of Bannock County: Inkom, Arimo, Downey, McCammon, Lava, Pocatello Valley, Chubbuck, Pocatello, and North Bannock Fire District. Many fire officials from the municipalities and fir...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 10, 2023

City Awarded Grant Money for ‘Safe Streets and Roads for all Action Plan’

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The City of Pocatello Safe Streets and Roads for All Action Plan was awarded funding through the Federal Department of Transportation Safe Streets and Roads for All grant. The award is for $225,900 in Federal funding. An Action Plan grant will enable the ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 10, 2023

Interactive Map: Community Input Wanted to Improve River and Trail Access

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What land do you want to see preserved in Pocatello? Where is stream or trail access needed? The City of Pocatello has created an interactive map to gather public input to help improve river and trail access. 

This is a unique opportunity for the ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 10, 2023

VIDEO: Go with the Flow Pocatello

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Click the link to learn more about water trails, beginner floats, river cleanup, water safety, and more.

Portneuf River Vision: https://river.pocatello.gov/float-the-river/

Watch Float the Portneuf River video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnm5qtDtado

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 5, 2023

MYAC Students Participate in Independence From Hunger Food Drive Hosted by Pocatello Grocery Outlet

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The Mayor's Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) is participating in the "Independence From Hunger" food drive hosted by Pocatello Grocery Outlet on Hurley Drive. The funds collected stay local, with over $1,000 already raised. The goal is to ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: July 1, 2023

Take Extra Care with Pets This Fourth of July; Fireworks Can Scare Animals

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The City of Pocatello Animal Services Department reminds citizens to take extra care with their pets during the Fourth of July. The busiest day of the year for animal shelters is July 5 because pet owners are looking for their lost animals, and community ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 30, 2023

East Idaho Credit Union Donates $5k to Pocatello's Promise of Tomorrow Mayoral Scholarship

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What a great day! Thank you East Idaho Credit Union for donating a $5,000 check to the Pocatello's Promise of Tomorrow Mayoral Scholarship!

"This [the donation] changes lives," said Mayor Brian Blad. "Just to see the change in the l...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 30, 2023

US DOT Awards $7.75M RAISE Grant to City of Pocatello for Safety Improvements at North Kraft Road

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded the City of Pocatello $7,750,000 for major safety improvements at the intersection of North Kraft Road and North Main Extension. The North Portneuf Crossing project will include the final design and constr...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 30, 2023

Half-Price Dog and Puppy, Cat and Kitten Adoptions at the Pocatello Animal Shelter Slated July 1-15

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Jump into summer by adding a furry friend to your family and giving him or her a fur-ever home thanks to Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter (Friends). 

Starting Saturday, July 1 through Saturday, July 15, Friends will cover 50 percent of the ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 30, 2023

City of Pocatello Offices, Pocatello Regional Transit Closed July 4; Sanitation Collection Normal

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Tuesday, July 4, City of Pocatello offices will close for Independence Day (observed). Pocatello Regional Transit (PRT) buses will not be running July 4. 

The Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will be operating as normal July 4. ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 30, 2023

Pocatello Water Department Releases 2023 Water Quality Report

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The latest edition of the City of Pocatello Water Department’s Water Quality Report is available for the public. 

The annual document summarizes the results of 2,100 water quality tests conducted for over 100 different compounds in the p...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 29, 2023

AIC: City Achievement Award presented to the City of Pocatello for Heat Maps Help Beautification

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Congratulations to the City of Pocatello and its Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team! The GIS team consists of GIS Coordinator Ryan Howerton and GIS Analyst Allison Radmall. Together they worked with various departments to analyze data creating heat...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 12, 2023

UPDATE: 'Cool Rain' in the Park Postponed Until Wednesday, June 28 Due to Weather

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UPDATE: Cool Rain was postponed until Wednesday, June 28, due to the weather forecast for June 14.

IT'S BACK!!!! Wednesday, June 14 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. the Pocatello Fire Department will bring “Cool Rain” to Caldwell Park in Pocatello.&a...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 27, 2023

Construction Begins on Water Pollution Control Facility Improvements

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The City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control (WPC) Department has begun construction on a significant facilities upgrade project. The “Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) Package #1 Improvements” project, includes several componen...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 27, 2023

Fireworks Safety Tips for the Holiday

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Fireworks during the Fourth of July are as traditional as cookouts and parades. However, more fires are reported on the Fourth of July than on any other day of the year in the United States. Over half of these fires are a result of fireworks. Everyone can...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 17, 2023

Fortune 50 BEST Places to Live for Families 2023 - Pocatello, Idaho, RANKED #43

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To select the Best Places to Live for Families in each state, Fortune evaluated nearly 1,900 cities, towns, suburbs, exurbs, villages, and townships that had approximately 20,000 residents across all 50 states in the U.S. This range provided a broad unive...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 16, 2023

Marshall Public Library Kicks-Off Arts and Community Tickets Program

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The 2023 Marshall Public Library (MPL) Arts and Community Tickets (ACT) program kicks off with free tickets, with one pair of tickets to the Old Town Actors Studio performance of As You Like It and two pairs of tickets for each of the Gate City Grays&...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 17, 2023

Pocatello Regional Airport to Add a Second Daily Flight

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Pocatello Regional Airport (PIH) to announce Delta Air Lines is launching a second nonstop flight from PIH to Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) beginning September 5, 2023. The new schedule will see an upgrade of aircraft to the Embraer E175, whi...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 16, 2023

Water System Flushing Begins June 20

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The City of Pocatello Water Department will conduct its annual system flushing program beginning June 20, 2023, and will take approximately three weeks to complete. The flushing program is essential to the maintenance of the City’s water system ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 15, 2023

Photo Contest: #LoveWhereYouLive and WIN CITY SWAG!

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Photo Contest: WIN CITY SWAG!

We are looking for some great photos across the city to build our library of images. It’s all part of the “Love Where You Live” campaign. 

Please send us photos from your walk, a local con...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 14, 2023

The City of Pocatello Offices Closed in Observance of the Juneteenth Holiday

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The City of Pocatello Offices Closed in Observance of the Juneteenth Holiday Pocatello City offices and departments will be closed Monday, June 19, in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. Sanitation operations will run as normal and Pocatello Regional Tr...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 12, 2023

Local Students Learn About Being Environmentally-Friendly

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Every year the City’s Science and Environment Division visits local schools in Pocatello to teach the students about different environmentally-friendly topics. The City visited Wilcox Elementary School in May and interacted with over one-hundred...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 9, 2023

PICTURES: Pocatello Fire Department Gets Three New Brush Trucks

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The Pocatello Fire Department was honored to have representatives from Idaho Central Credit Union, Pocatello Chamber, Pocatello Chief, representatives from Congressman Simpson and Senator Risch's office, Linda Leeuwrik - Pocatello City Council, a...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 8, 2023

PPD Officers Receive Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service in Community Policing

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June 5, 2023, Pocatello Police Officer Cpl. Demetrius Amos and Officer Mackenzie (Mac) Handel received the Distinguished Service in Community Policing Award from the US Attorney General’s office for an incident that occurred on May 5, 2022.  

Mayo...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 7, 2023

City of Pocatello and City of Chubbuck Join 4th Annual Support Local Gems Initiative

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The Cities of Pocatello and Chubbuck are joining U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and the Idaho Department of Commerce for the fourth annual Support Local Gems initiative, which will serve as an all-day event to support Idaho small businesses.

Friday, June...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 6, 2023

Pedestrian Improvements Project on South 5th Avenue and Jason Avenue

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The City of Pocatello has been awarded funding from the Local Highway Safety Improvement Program administered by the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council for a project at the intersection of South 5th Avenue and Jason Avenue. The project will instal...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 6, 2023

County, City, and Local Agencies Attend Pocatello Public Safety Tabletop Exercise

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PRESS RELEASE: Bannock County, City of Pocatello, and Other Local Agencies Attend 2023 Pocatello Public Safety Tabletop Exercise

Special Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) led a training session for local first responder agencies.&nb...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 18, 2023

Ribbon Cutting for the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council’s Little Free Pantry

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May 22, 2023: the Youth Council completed a Little Free Pantry. The pantry is located in the City Hall parking lot in the waterwise garden area, near the glass recycling bins. The pantry is open to anyone in need and is stocked with food and toiletry item...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 2, 2023

Community Advisory: Dangerous River Conditions on Portneuf River

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Due to the high levels and fast-moving water, please exercise extreme caution near rivers and creeks. The Portneuf River is 10.5 feet deep and is flowing at 1,060 cubic feet per second (cfs), making for dangerous conditions. This time last year the Portne...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: June 1, 2023

Pocatello Fire Department Receives Three New Brush Trucks Ahead of Wildfire Season

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The Pocatello Fire Department is excited to roll out three new Ford F550 wildland brush trucks just ahead of wildfire season. The new trucks were made possible by a generous donation from Idaho Central Credit Union, the Assistance to Firefighter Grant, an...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Pocatello Regional Airport to Host Second Airport Master Plan Open House

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The public is invited to attend an upcoming open house hosted by Pocatello Regional Airport to learn more about the update of the “Airport Master Plan.” The community is encouraged to attend the public meeting, which will take place Tuesday, June 6, from ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Half Off Cat and Kitten Adoptions at Pocatello Animal Shelter Thanks to 'Friends'

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Half-off cat and kitten adoptions from May 24 through May 31, thanks to Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter, also known as Friends. Currently, the Pocatello Animal Shelter has 99 cats/kittens. 

Friends will cover 50 percent of the adoption cos...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Pocatello’s Ross Park Aquatic Complex Opens for 2023 Season May 27

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One of Pocatello’s popular places to cool off during the summer months opens this weekend. The Ross Park Aquatic Complex will kick off its 2023 season Saturday, May 27, at noon (weather permitting).  

Ross Park will be running a modified schedule ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Wildlife Waltz - Celebrating the Roaring 20's with Zoo Idaho

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Coming up Saturday, June 10, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. is Zoo Idaho's Wildlife Waltz - Roaring 20’s. 

Join us for Zoo Idaho's biggest fundraiser of the year. There will be a live auction with a chance to win Shooter’s (the zoo's bull elk) mounted r...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 23, 2023

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 29.  

Residents scheduled for a Monday pickup of garbage, recycling, and yard waste should still place their City autocarts out by 7 a...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 22, 2023

POCATELLO PROJECTS: Hawthorne Road and Jensen Road Intersection Project

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The City of Pocatello has been awarded $250,000 from the Children Pedestrian Safety Program administered by the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council for improvements to the Hawthorne Road and Jensen Road Intersection. This is the second round of fun...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 19, 2023

Human Relations Advisory Committee is Accepting Nominations for 2023 Human and Civil Rights Award

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The City of Pocatello’s Human Relations Advisory Committee (HRAC) will honor local human and civil rights champions again this year. HRAC is currently accepting nominations for the 2023 Human and Civil Rights Award. 

Nominees should be organizatio...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 26, 2023

EVENT CANCELLED: Walk/Run for the Environmental Awareness 5K Hosted by Pocatello MYAC

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EVENT CANCELLED: Unfortunately, the MYAC 5k run has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Thank you for your continued support for the MYAC students. We hope to see you at the ribbon cutting for MYAC’s Little Free Pantry Monday, May 22, at 5:15 p...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 16, 2023

City of Pocatello Announces New Parks and Recreation Department Director

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The City of Pocatello announced Anne Butler as the new Parks and Recreation Department Director. Butler will oversee the operations of the Parks and Recreation Department and its five divisions: Administration, Parks, Recreation, Zoo, and Cemetery.&nb...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 12, 2023

Water Line Installation Begins May 16 on Wyeth St., Buchanan Ave., and Lander St.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023, crews from the City of Pocatello Water Department will be replacing the water main line on Wyeth St., Buchanan Ave., and Lander St.

The project will start at the intersection of Wyeth St. and Lincoln St. and move southwest to Buchana...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 12, 2023

Hawthorne Road and West Quinn Road Intersection Project Construction Phase Two

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Construction at Hawthorne Road and West Quinn Road intersection to install a traffic signal will be moving into phase two. The intersection will be closed beginning May 14 through the summer. The project is expected to be completed in August 2023. Thank y...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 10, 2023

PPD and Fellow Investigators Seize Over 2,000 Fentanyl Pills During Drug Bust

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Pocatello Police Department (PPD) and fellow investigators with the BADGES Task Force seized over 2,000 fentanyl pills. An investigation that resulted in a traffic stop led to the arrest of two suspects in possession of the pills. 

Saturday, May 6...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 5, 2023

Open House at the Water Department During National Drinking Water Week

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With the encouragement and support of the Mayor and City Council, the City of Pocatello Water Department will hold its 29th Annual Open House during National Drinking Water Week, May 8 through May 11. The event will be held at the Water Operations Facilit...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 4, 2023

Half-Priced Dog Licenses from Pocatello Animal Services for the Month of May

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A pet license is a great way to help reunite lost pets with their families. All dogs over the age of three (3) months that reside within the Pocatello city limits must be licensed and have the license tag affixed to their collar at all times. 

To ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 2, 2023

Brooklyn’s Playground Will be Closed May 11 for Annual Clean-up and Repair

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Portneuf Valley Partners and Leadership Pocatello – Chubbuck are teaming up for the annual clean-up and repair of Brooklyn’s Playground. The clean-up team will paint, repair, plant flowers, spread new bark, and more to prepare for another safe, all-inclus...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 1, 2023

City of Pocatello, USFS, BLM, IDFG, and Bannock County Seek Community Input on Trail Vision

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The City of Pocatello, US Forest Service (USFS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG), and Bannock County are looking for continued community feedback and participation on trail accessibility, sustainability, and diver...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: May 1, 2023

Pocatello Animal Services Hosting Rabies Clinic May 6

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Pocatello Animal Services will be hosting a rabies clinic Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The price is $10 per vaccine, and individuals can pay by cash or check. Please note credit cards will not be accepted. Citizens should also bring a ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 28, 2023

Marshall Public Library’s “Garden to Give” for The Idaho Foodbank is Back

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It’s time to start seeding our gardens! “Garden to Give” is back again this year. Marshall Public Library is teaming up with The Idaho Foodbank to help get excess produce from your garden to the food bank. 

Thanks to community members, in 2022, Ma...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 27, 2023

Zoo Idaho to Create Interactive Memorial in Remembrance of Stripes the Grizzly Bear

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Zoo Idaho is mourning the loss of long-time resident grizzly bear Stripes after she passed Wednesday, April, 19, 2023.

Saturday, April 29, an interactive memorial will be set up near the grizzly bear exhibit in honor of Stripes. Zoo Idaho will have prints ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 26, 2023

Residents Invited to Participate in May 4 Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan 2040

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Thursday, May 4 at 6:00 p.m., residents are invited to participate in a public hearing on the Comprehensive Plan 2040. The meeting will be in Council Chambers, 911 North 7th Avenue. 

At the hearing, City Council members will listen to testimony fr...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 26, 2023

Residents Invited to Participate in May 4 Public Hearing on Proposed Future Land Use Map

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Thursday, May 4 at 6:00 p.m., residents are invited to participate in a public hearing on the City’s proposed Future Land Use Map. The meeting will be in Council Chambers, 911 North 7th Avenue.

At the hearing, City Council members will hear comments from t...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 20, 2023

City Announces Google Fiber Service Coming to Pocatello

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The City of Pocatello is excited to announce Google Fiber has chosen Pocatello as the first city in Idaho for its high-speed broadband internet service. Google Fiber delivers high-speed, gigabit internet to customers across Pocatello. 

Access to h...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 19, 2023

City of Pocatello Flag Ranks 11th in the US, Formerly Ranked 150th

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The City of Pocatello flag, which was once ranked the “worst city flag in North America,” is now ranked at the top, coming in at 11th in the United States, according to a survey conducted by the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA). Vexillolog...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 18, 2023

Half-Priced Dog and Puppy Adoptions EXTENDED Through April 22 at the Pocatello Animal Shelter

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Half-priced dog and puppy adoptions have been extended at the Pocatello Animal Shelter thanks to Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter (Friends). 

From the start of the half-priced adoption event, March 31 through April 17, a total of 36 dogs/pu...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 17, 2023

Exploration Kits Available at the Marshall Public Library

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“What is an Exploration Kit?” Well, that’s a great question. Exploration kits contain a specific topic of interest that you can explore, like cupcake decorating, learning braille, gardening, Dungeons and Dragons, and more. The Marshall Public Library (MPL...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 17, 2023

Open House set for Pocatello’s Downtown Historic District

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Tuesday, April 25 from noon to 1 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m., residents are invited to participate in an open house to learn more about the Downtown Pocatello Historic District Design Standards. Both open house opportunities will be at Dude’s Public Market,...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 27, 2023

City of Pocatello’s Annual Hiring Fair Scheduled for April 21

Hiring Fair 2023

WE’RE HIRING! If you are in the market for summer, seasonal, or full-time work, the City of Pocatello wants you. 

It’s that time of year again and the City is hosting its annual hiring fair Friday, April 21 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Public Work...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 14, 2023

Library Giving Out Seed Packets in Celebration of National Gardening Day

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The Marshall Public Library (MPL) is celebrating National Gardening Day by giving out free seed packets. The Seed Library is a collection of open-pollinated and heirloom seeds (vegetables, herbs, and flowers) community members can plant at home. ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 12, 2023

Library Celebrates National Poetry Month with Poetry Wall

Poetry Wall

April is National Poetry Month and the Marshall Public Library is hosting their annual Poetry Wall filled with poems received from the community. Poetry can be a great way for people of all ages to express themselves and process emotions. Many find poetry...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 13, 2023

VENDOR MAP: 2023 Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair at Caldwell Park

EnviroFair 2022

Are you interested in learning more about our natural and built environment? Looking to get involved with a local organization committed to making the Portneuf Valley a healthier and more sustainable place to live? Looking for a spring outing that’s FREE ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 6, 2023

Recipients of the 2023 “Pocatello’s Promise of Tomorrow Mayoral Scholarship” Announced

Mayor Scholarship Recipients - Pocatello

Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad has chosen three awardees for the 2023 “Pocatello’s Promise of Tomorrow Mayoral Scholarship.”

The scholarship program is in its fourth year. Each two-year scholarship awards the student $2000, or $500 per semester, to use at Idah...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: April 4, 2023

Hawthorne Road and West Quinn Road Intersection Project Construction; Phase One Complete

Road Open

Phase one of the Hawthorne Road and West Quinn Road intersection project to install a traffic signal is complete. The intersection is now open to the public. 

The initial work included irrigation and utility work, plus the installation of the stor...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 31, 2023

900 Block of South Arthur Avenue to Main Street Restricted to One-Lane of Traffic

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For the transmission line replacement project, traffic will be restricted to one lane on the 900 Block of South Arthur Avenue, continuing to Main Street starting Monday, April 3, 2023. 

Contracted work crews will be installing new waterlines acros...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 31, 2023

Annual Spring Clean-Up Planned at Restlawn and Mountain View Cemeteries

2022 Mountain View Cemetery Clean-up

Starting Monday, April 3, 2023, crews will be removing and discarding all flower placement and decorations in Restlawn and Mountain View Cemetery (weather permitting). Please remove and discard any trash, flower placements, and decorations through-out cem...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 30, 2023

Half-Price Dog and Puppy Adoptions at the Pocatello Animal Shelter Slated for March 31

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Add a new dog or puppy to your family by giving him or her a fur-ever home, thanks to Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter (Friends). Currently, the Pocatello Animal Shelter has 26 dogs and 14 puppies available for adoption. 

Starting Friday, M...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 31, 2023

Opening Day at Zoo Idaho Slated for April 8

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This season is looking great with a lot of great events and fun for everyone. One of the events schools and classrooms can sign up for is school field trips to visit the zoo. Sign up anytime for April and May, by following the link zooidaho.org/edzoocatio...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 31, 2023

Street Operations Department and Water Pollution Control Switches to Summer Work Hours April 3

Street Operations WPC move to summer work hours

The City of Pocatello Street Department and Water Pollution Control (WPC) will switch to summer working hours Monday, April 3. 

Street Crews will begin working from 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. This switch in schedule allows th...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 29, 2023

Zoo Idaho Delays Opening Day Due to Weather

Zoo Idaho

Zoo Idaho will be delaying its opening day due to the weekend weather forecast. The zoo typically opens the first weekend in April, but with the wintry weather, has scheduled to open Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (weather permitting). ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 28, 2023

Residents Invited to Participate in April 12 Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan 2040

Our Valley Our Vision logo

Wednesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m., residents are invited to participate in a public hearing on the Comprehensive Plan 2040. The meeting will be in Council Chambers, 911 North 7th Avenue. 

At the hearing, Pocatello Planning and Zoning Commission mem...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 28, 2023

Residents Invited to Participate in April 12 Public Hearing on Proposed Future Land Use Map

Future Land Use

Wednesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m., residents are invited to participate in a public hearing on the City’s proposed Future Land Use Map. The meeting will be in Council Chambers, 911 North 7th Avenue.

At the hearing, Pocatello Planning and Zoning Commission m...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 28, 2023

Registration Open for 26th Annual “Run with the Big Dogs”

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Registration is now open for the 26th Annual “Run with the Big Dogs” event scheduled for Saturday, April 15, at 9 a.m. at Lower Ross Park. The event from The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter features a 2k walk/run, and a 5k run. Adult registration ...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 22, 2023

Pocatello Sanitation Department: FIVE Facts About Recycling

Five Facts About Recycling

FIVE Facts About Recycling: 

1. Recycling 100 aluminum cans saves enough energy to power a light bulb for two weeks. 

2. Recycling one ton of paper is equivalent to saving 17 trees and up to three cubic yards of landfill space. 

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Water Line Installation Begins March 20 on South Hayes Avenue between Lewis Street and Benton Street

South Hayes Avenue between Lewis Street and Benton Street

Crews from the City of Pocatello Water Department will be replacing the water main line on South Hayes Avenue Monday, March 20, 2023.

The project will start at the South Hayes Avenue and Lewis Street intersection and continue southeast toward Benton Street...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Water Department Crews Return to Summer Work Schedule March 20

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The City of Pocatello Water Department announced their summer work schedule will begin Monday, March 20. Scheduled working hours will be 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The 10-hour shift schedule is expected to improve efficiency, control...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Second Open House Set for Pocatello’s Comprehensive Plan 2040

Our Valley Our Vision

The first open house had such a great turnout, with more than 70 people attending, the City of Pocatello will hold a second open house. The open house is another opportunity to get questions answered and to learn more about the City’s proposed Comprehensi...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 16, 2023

New Webpage to Help Identify Stray Animals at the Pocatello Animal Shelter

Lost pet

Is your pet missing? Pocatello Animal Services has a newly added feature to assist pet owners looking for their lost animal(s) – the Stray Animal List. 

The new page will allow pet owners the opportunity to view pictures of the stray animals recen...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Public Invited to Town Hall Meeting

Public Invited to Town Hall Meeting

Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad and the City Council are hosting a Town Hall Meeting March 28, 2023, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 911 North 7th Avenue. 

The topic of the Town Hall meeting will focus on the Marshall Public Libra...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Fire Department PIO Appointed to Champions & Emerging Leaders Group

Kim Stouse - Pocatello Fire Department

The Pocatello Fire Department’s (PFD) Public Information Officer Kim Stouse was appointed to the Champions and Emerging Leaders Group within the Vision 20/20 Advisory Council. Stouse will serve with other fire service leaders to advocate and set the examp...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Ross Park Aquatic Complex Tower and Slide to be Torn Down

Ross Park Aquatic Complex Tower and Slide to be Torn Down

Monday, March 13, 2023, the City of Pocatello begins demolition of the water slide and tower at the Ross Park Aquatic Complex. 

For safety concerns, the slide has been closed since 2020. Doing the demolition of the condemned slide in-house is esti...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 6, 2023

City of Pocatello Employees Participate in Narcan Training

Narcan Training

The Pocatello Fire Department and Southeastern Idaho Public Health provided City employees with Narcan and opioid overdose training. The drug Narcan is a nasal spray designed to help reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and can be potentially lifesav...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: March 2, 2023

Sponsors, Vendors, and Volunteers Wanted for the 2023 Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair

EnviroFair

We are excited to announce the upcoming Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair, which will take place on Earth Day, April 22, 2023, in the beautiful Caldwell Park in Pocatello, Idaho. On average over 4,000 people attend this free event to learn about our loca...

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City of Pocatello News
Posted on: February 24, 2023

Open House Set for Pocatello’s Comprehensive Plan 2040

Our Valley Our Vision

The City of Pocatello will hold an open house to learn more about the City’s proposed Comprehensive Plan as part of the City’s Our Valley Our Vision engagement efforts. The open house will be held Tuesday, March 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Marshall ...

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City of Pocatello News