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City of Pocatello - City Hall Founded in 1889, Pocatello, Idaho is known as the “Gateway to the Northwest.”

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The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter is picking up a portion of adoption fees through September 30, bringing feli...
07/18/2019
City of Pocatello

The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter is picking up a portion of adoption fees through September 30, bringing feline adoption prices down to $25 for cats and $35 for kittens. The discount amounts to more than 60 percent off.

Pocatello Animal Services

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

07/17/2019
Portneuf River Vision

Portneuf River Vision

Take a look at these folks who floated Poky's Portneuf River! We hope to see you there tomorrow!

“An optimist sees rainbows when there is rain,” said Debasish Mridha, and we’re seeing June’s #pokylife2019 Instagram co...
07/11/2019

“An optimist sees rainbows when there is rain,” said Debasish Mridha, and we’re seeing June’s #pokylife2019 Instagram contest winner!

Congratulations to @carbonclouds for capturing this double-rainbow after an early June storm.

Once again, thanks to everyone who tagged their photos with #pokylife2019 and keep on tagging in July for another shot at winning.

To enter: Photos must include the hashtag #pokylife2019 and be viewable by the public.

Winners will be selected once per month from the previous month’s photos (e.g. January’s photo selected in February). Winners will be contacted via message on Instagram. Winners will be offered their choice of one (1) City of Pocatello merchandise item. The item must be picked up at the City of Pocatello Mayor’s Office, 911 N. 7th Ave. Pocatello, ID 83201. If the winner is unable to pick up the item in person, the winner is responsible for any shipping charges.

Contest winners who accept acknowledgment grant the City the right to use the photo on Instagram or for any other promotional purpose.

The contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram and by participating you agree to release the City of Pocatello and Instagram from any and all liability.

All interpretations of the rules and final determinations are at the discretion of the City of Pocatello.

The project area on El Rancho Boulevard will be between Hiline Road and Holman Avenue. Meanwhile, the project on Spauldi...
07/11/2019
City of Pocatello

The project area on El Rancho Boulevard will be between Hiline Road and Holman Avenue. Meanwhile, the project on Spaulding Lane will go from El Rancho Boulevard to Marinus Lane. Water Department employees will work between the hours of 7 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday to replace old, obsolete water lines. The City will be installing a new water main line, new fire hydrants and water meter boxes at the front property lines. Work is being done to improve water service in the area and will take approximately eight weeks to complete.

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

"Wood turning as an art form is relatively young," said Dick Anderson, President of the Portneuf Valley Woodturners Asso...
07/11/2019
City of Pocatello

"Wood turning as an art form is relatively young," said Dick Anderson, President of the Portneuf Valley Woodturners Association. “In the past, woodturning was used to produce mostly functional items such as pieces for architectural use and for bowls, containers and other kitchenware. Now, you are seeing a greater movement toward art with many specialty woods used to create sculptural and artistic pieces that are displayed and sold through art galleries."

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

Here are a few shots from yesterday’s ribbon cutting for the new concession stand at the Pocatello Ross Park Aquatic Com...
07/10/2019

Here are a few shots from yesterday’s ribbon cutting for the new concession stand at the Pocatello Ross Park Aquatic Complex.

With the new structure, the Complex’s concessionaire, Ross Park Drive Inn, is now able to serve some of their diner’s favorite dishes including taco spaghetti, burgers, fries, tacos, and more.

Tuesday, the City of Pocatello announced the case is nearing a resolution. Last week, the District Court preliminarily a...
07/09/2019
City of Pocatello

Tuesday, the City of Pocatello announced the case is nearing a resolution. Last week, the District Court preliminarily approved a settlement amount of $4.5 million. Next week, the City will be mailing out notices of class action settlement to all current City utility billing account holders.

The notice will be mailed to all current City utility billing account holders in a City of Pocatello envelope and include information on who is included in the settlement, what the settlement provides, how to participate and how to exclude yourself from the settlement, as well as other details.

The court will hold a hearing to determine the fairness and adequacy of the settlement on September 16 at 2 p.m. at the Bannock County Courthouse. On October 15, at 2 p.m., the Court will decide the amount of attorney fees and costs to be awarded to class counsel. This hearing will also be held at the Bannock County Courthouse.

Additional details on the settlement are available at https://pocatello.us/756/Class-Action-Settlement. Residents who have questions about the settlement may contact the City of Pocatello Legal Department at 208-234-6507.

At this time, we do not have an amount that residents will receive from the settlement, as that amount will be determined by the District Court at the hearings in the fall. The settlement amount will be paid using funds from the City’s reserves. We do not anticipate this use of reserves will impact the City on a day-to-day basis.

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

How’s everyone’s summer treating them so far? Judging by the photos that were tagged on Instagram with #pokylife2019 in ...
07/08/2019

How’s everyone’s summer treating them so far? Judging by the photos that were tagged on Instagram with #pokylife2019 in June, it’s been pretty good!

We’ll be choosing our June winner in a couple of days. Don’t forget to tag your July shots for another chance to win!

To enter: Photos must include the hashtag #pokylife2019 and be viewable by the public.

Winners will be selected once per month from the previous month’s photos (e.g. January’s photo selected in February). Winners will be contacted via message on Instagram. Winners will be offered their choice of one (1) City of Pocatello merchandise item. The item must be picked up at the City of Pocatello Mayor’s Office, 911 N. 7th Ave. Pocatello, ID 83201. If the winner is unable to pick up the item in person, the winner is responsible for any shipping charges.

Contest winners who accept acknowledgment grant the City the right to use the photo on Instagram or for any other promotional purpose.

The contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram and by participating you agree to release the City of Pocatello and Instagram from any and all liability.

All interpretations of the rules and final determinations are at the discretion of the City of Pocatello.

07/03/2019

We’re experiencing trouble today uploading images into Facebook because of the #facebookdown outage. Here are the links to the news releases we’ve sent out today.

Pocatello Animal Services Urges Pet Parents to Protect Their Furry Kids on Independence Day
http://bit.ly/2XEUCby

Pocatello Fire Department Adds Fire Prevention Jeep to Fleet
http://bit.ly/2J9W1in

Ross Park Aquatic Complex to Hold Grand Opening for New Concessions Building
http://bit.ly/2J6EJm1

Pocatello Regional Airport
07/02/2019

Pocatello Regional Airport

LOOK WHO'S FLYING FROM POCATELLO...Jeff Foxworthy flew out of Pocatello Regional Airport after his recent show in Southeast Idaho. Thanks to SkyWest employee Derick Keller for the great picture of him and Jeff.

Recently, staff with the City of Pocatello Water Department mailed out over 26,000 copies of its Annual Water Quality Re...
07/01/2019
City of Pocatello

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 roughly 1,500 water quality tests conducted for over 100 different compounds over the past year. The report also details the source of Pocatello’s drinking water, what is in the water, and the types of risks the City’s testing and treatment prevent.

“The City of Pocatello Water Department continues to provide water that exceeds the standards of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and State of Idaho,” said Justin Armstrong, Water Department Superintendent. “Clean, safe drinking water is our most precious resource.”

Pocatello Water Department Releases 2019 Water Quality Report

Alan started his career with Pocatello Regional Airport in 1986 as an Airport Maintenance Laborer where he was responsib...
06/28/2019
City of Pocatello

Alan started his career with Pocatello Regional Airport in 1986 as an Airport Maintenance Laborer where he was responsible for grounds, building, and vehicle maintenance. After briefly leaving to work in the private sector, he returned in 1990 as an Airport Maintenance Technician, charged with maintaining the runways, taxiways, airfield lighting, as well as maintenance of the airport’s terminal. Since 2004, he’s been the airport’s Operations/Maintenance Supervisor and been tasked with managing maintenance staff, maintaining compliance with Federal Aviation Administration certification requirements, overseeing all airport construction projects, and more.

In his new role as Airport Manager, Alan will direct and manage the overall operations of Pocatello Regional Airport. He will be responsible for planning for transportation services through the development of air service, and general aviation, as well as non-aviation business development.

“Currently, we are working on securing funding and developing future plans for service to Denver, which would be a great addition for our local travelers,” Alan said. “The infrastructure that is already in place at the airport is impressive and will allow us to grow in many ways. Over the past three years, our capabilities with aerial firefighting and airfreight have grown, and we will be able to expand those services as their needs increase.”

Alan Evans to Lead Pocatello Regional Airport

To keep your festivities “Safe and Sane,” firefighters have the following tips: - Buy only those fireworks that are lega...
06/28/2019
City of Pocatello

To keep your festivities “Safe and Sane,” firefighters have the following tips:

- Buy only those fireworks that are legal for the City of Pocatello.
- Do not try to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks – instead soak them with water and throw them away.
- Do not ignite fireworks in a container
- Do not give fireworks to small children and closely supervise older children.
- Light fireworks outdoors in a clear area away from houses and flammable materials and keep a bucket of water or a water supply nearby for emergencies.
- Light all fireworks with a long-handled lighter, jumbo punk or a flare.
- Allow adequate time for the fireworks to cool prior to disposing.
- Make sure all the fireworks are dead out and there is nothing smoldering in the area.

Firefighters would also like to add:

- Fireworks are banned in the Wildland-Urban Interface portions of Pocatello. To view a map that highlights the areas where fireworks are prohibited, visit bit.ly/PocatelloChubbuckWUI.
- Pets and fireworks do not mix. Many pets become stressed and fearful during this season, and will try to hide or run away from the noise and lights. Make sure your pet has somewhere safe and secure to hide.
- Alcohol and fireworks do not mix.

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

Beginning July 1, a ban on certain types of fires will be in place for parts of Pocatello.All open burning of solid fuel...
06/27/2019
City 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 fire danger and fuel moisture levels. The use of gas fire pits and/or charcoal briquettes or gas grills when used in appliances designed for food preparation are exempted from the ban.

“All it takes is one ember to start a catastrophic wildfire,” said Chief David Gates. “I urge all residents to respect the open burn ban and potentially save the homes and lives of their fellow residents.”

Recreational fires and portable outdoor fireplaces as defined by Pocatello Municipal Code are exempt from open burning regulations in non-interface areas.

To view a map showing the Wildland-Urban Interface Areas of Pocatello, visit http://bit.ly/PocatelloChubbuckWUI.

Pocatello Fire Department

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

Our May #pokylife2019 Instagram photo contest winner @zaqjohnson and his daughters, Vera and Isla, went with a flag for ...
06/26/2019

Our May #pokylife2019 Instagram photo contest winner @zaqjohnson and his daughters, Vera and Isla, went with a flag for their prize!

You only have a few days left to get your posts in the running for June so keep on tagging your pics with #pokylife2019 for a chance to win.

To enter: Photos must include the hashtag #pokylife2019 and be viewable by the public.

Winners will be selected once per month from the previous month’s photos (e.g. January’s photo selected in February). Winners will be contacted via message on Instagram. Winners will be offered their choice of one (1) City of Pocatello merchandise item. The item must be picked up at the City of Pocatello Mayor’s Office, 911 N. 7th Ave. Pocatello, ID 83201. If the winner is unable to pick up the item in person, the winner is responsible for any shipping charges.

Contest winners who accept acknowledgment grant the City the right to use the photo on Instagram or for any other promotional purpose.

The contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram and by participating you agree to release the City of Pocatello and Instagram from any and all liability.

All interpretations of the rules and final determinations are at the discretion of the City of Pocatello.

“Lazy river walking is great exercise for everyone. It’s easy on the joints and it’s different than just hitting the gym...
06/26/2019
City of Pocatello

“Lazy river walking is great exercise for everyone. It’s easy on the joints and it’s different than just hitting the gym,” said Stacie VanKirk, Pocatello Ross Park Aquatic Complex Manager. “Walking in water is resistance just on its own but the current ramps it up. So, grab a friend or two and we’ll see you at the river.”

Sessions are held Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and a second session is held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Admission is $3 per session. Season passes are available for purchase for $90 per person and includes an identification card. If four or more passes are purchased at the same time, the price drops to $75 per pass. Walkers can also purchase a 10 session punch card for $25 and a 20 session card for $45.

Ross Park Aquatic Complex Offering Lazy River Resistance Walking

Thank you to everyone who stopped by today’s Coffee with the Mayor!Housing Alliance and Community Partnerships
06/25/2019

Thank you to everyone who stopped by today’s Coffee with the Mayor!

Housing Alliance and Community Partnerships

The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will be operating as normal on Independence Day, Thursda...
06/25/2019

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 out by 7 a.m.

Officials would also like to remind residents that the Bannock County Landfill will be closed to the public Thursday, July 4.

For more information on the programs and services offered by the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department, visit https://pocatello.us/sanitation.

The City of Pocatello took home two City Achievement awards at the Association of Idaho Cities annual conference. The fi...
06/21/2019

The City of Pocatello took home two City Achievement awards at the Association of Idaho Cities annual conference. The first was for the Sanitation Department’s glass recycling program and the other was for phase one of improvements to the Water Pollution Control facility.

Bannock County has been selected as one of six Idaho communities for a one-day workshop to:review and assess its level o...
06/20/2019
Bannock County Community Wildfire Planning

Bannock County has been selected as one of six Idaho communities for a one-day workshop to:

review and assess its level of wildfire preparedness

identify strategies for improvement

Idaho Department of Lands, University of Idaho and Idaho Smart Growth are conducting these workshops to help all communities improve their wildfire preparedness.

For more details, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bannock-county-community-wildfire-planning-tickets-63019979455.

Explore Ways to Make Your Community Better Prepared in the Event of Wildfire Want to learn more about how to better prepare your community for wildfire? Join us as we spend a day assessing and reviewing how well communities in Bannock County are doing and what more they could do. DATE: Tuesday, June...

Pocatello Police Department
06/17/2019

Pocatello Police Department

Chief Scott Marchand retired today after 34 years with the Pocatello Police Department, serving as Chief for the last 7 years. He had a great send off and we wish him well in his retirement.

“It’s hard to pick just one accomplishment that I’m most proud of,” Martin said. “A few that stand out are the moderniza...
06/17/2019
City of Pocatello

“It’s hard to pick just one accomplishment that I’m most proud of,” Martin said. “A few that stand out are the modernization of our operations, restoration of Restlawn Cemetery after the City acquired it in 2001, and remodel of the Mountain View Cemetery office building.”

“Martin has been an exemplary Cemetery Sexton, employee, and person,” said John Banks, Parks and Recreation Director. “He has always delivered caring, courteous customer service to the community at all times while ensuring that the cemeteries function efficiently and were properly maintained under his direction. Our congratulations to Martin in his well-earned retirement. He will be sorely missed.”

Pocatello Cemetery Sexton Calls it a Career after 42 Years

Winner, Winner! This photo from @zaqjohnson was the one Mayor Blad picked as the #pokylife2019 Instagram contest best fo...
06/14/2019

Winner, Winner! This photo from @zaqjohnson was the one Mayor Blad picked as the #pokylife2019 Instagram contest best for May.

Thanks again to everyone who tagged their photos over the past month and keep on posting for another chance to win in June.

To enter: Photos must include the hashtag #pokylife2019 and be viewable by the public.

Winners will be selected once per month from the previous month’s photos (e.g. January’s photo selected in February). Winners will be contacted via message on Instagram. Winners will be offered their choice of one (1) City of Pocatello merchandise item. The item must be picked up at the City of Pocatello Mayor’s Office, 911 N. 7th Ave. Pocatello, ID 83201. If the winner is unable to pick up the item in person, the winner is responsible for any shipping charges.

Contest winners who accept acknowledgment grant the City the right to use the photo on Instagram or for any other promotional purpose.

The contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram and by participating you agree to release the City of Pocatello and Instagram from any and all liability.

All interpretations of the rules and final determinations are at the discretion of the City of Pocatello.

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911 N 7th Ave
Pocatello, ID
83201

Pocatello Regional Transit: http://www.pocatellotransit.com/

General information

Founded in 1889, Pocatello is known as the “Gateway to the Northwest.” As pioneers, gold miners and settlers traveled the Oregon Trail, they passed through the Portneuf Gap south of town. Stage and freight lines and the railroad soon followed, turning our community into a trade center and transportation junction. Pocatello still carries on this tradition with excellent air, rail, and ground transportation at the intersection of I-15 & I-86. We offer access to cutting-edge telecommunications services and are home to many high technology companies. We have also been recognized by Forbes as a “Best Small Place for Business” six years in a row. Most recently Pocatello was ranked 2nd on Forbes Cost of Doing Business index. In addition, we have been ranked one of the top ten small places to move and raise a family according to Primary Relocation and World ERC. All this plus we are just minutes to a day's drive away from the best recreational opportunities the West has to offer! For over 100 years, Pocatello has welcomed visitors, tourists, new residents and new businesses, so please make use of our web site information to answer any questions you may have about Pocatello, “Gateway to the Northwest.”

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(208) 234-6582

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