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Below is a news release from Southeastern Idaho Public Health: Southeastern Idaho Public Health Confirms First Death Due...
06/01/2020

Below is a news release from Southeastern Idaho Public Health:

Southeastern Idaho Public Health Confirms First Death Due to COVID-19

Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) has confirmed the first death associated with COVID-19 in Bannock County. The individual was a male age 65 with underlying health conditions. This gentleman had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

“My heart is with the family, friends, and neighbors who are grieving,” said Maggie Mann, SIPH District Director. “This loss is deeply felt by our entire community. Now more than ever, each of us must do our part to prevent the spread of this virus. We all must do what we can to keep each other safe.”

SIPH urges all residents to take precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19. This includes practicing social distancing at all times, wearing cloth face coverings in public places, practicing good hand hygiene, and isolating immediately if you show symptoms of COVID-19.

For more information regarding COVID-19, visit siphidaho.org or call the Southeastern Idaho Public Health Hotline Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm at 208.234.5875. You can also watch us live on Facebook Monday - Friday at 11 am.

Below is a news release from Southeastern Idaho Public Health: Five new COVID-19 Cases Identified in Southeast IdahoSout...
05/31/2020

Below is a news release from Southeastern Idaho Public Health:

Five new COVID-19 Cases Identified in Southeast Idaho

Southeastern Idaho Public Health has confirmed five new cases of COVID-19 in southeast Idaho (1 in Bingham, 4 in Franklin County). This brings the total to 48 confirmed cases in southeastern Idaho. Twenty-five of the 48 total confirmed cases have recovered from COVID-19.

- Patient is a male in his 20s from Bingham County. He is hospitalized. Investigation is ongoing.
- Patient is a male in his 30s from Franklin County. He is recovering at home. Investigation is ongoing.
- Patient is a female in her 40s from Franklin County. She is recovering at home. Investigation is ongoing.
- Patient is a male in his 20s from Franklin County. He is recovering from home. Case is considered community transmission. Community transmission is defined as illness within a community that lacks connection to travel or other confirmed cases. This is Franklin County’s first case of community transmission.
- Patient is a male in his 40s from Franklin County. He is recovering from home. Case is considered community transmission. Community transmission is defined as illness within a community that lacks connection to travel or other confirmed cases. This is Franklin County’s second case of community transmission.

SIPH will continue to monitor the situation closely and is working with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, city and county leaders, schools, emergency management, healthcare providers, and our community at large to help prevent the spread of this virus.

Prevention methods include:

- Follow Governor Little’s Statewide Stay-Healthy Idaho Order at rebound.idaho.gov
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Avoid people who are sick.
- Practice social distancing (6ft).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wear cloth face coverings in public places.
- Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs using a disinfecting solution.

If you believe you have been exposed, make sure to self-isolate. If you need medical attention, please call your healthcare provider in advance of a visit to discuss your symptoms and next steps. Testing is available by calling 208-234-5875.

SIPH has a call center to field questions from the community and is open Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can reach the hotline at (208) 234-5875.

For Idaho-specific information about the novel coronavirus, please visit https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/. For southeast Idaho information, please visit siphidaho.org or join us Monday-Friday at 11 am for Facebook Live.

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Below is a news release from Southeastern Idaho Public Health:Eight new COVID-19 Cases Identified in Southeast IdahoSout...
05/31/2020

Below is a news release from Southeastern Idaho Public Health:

Eight new COVID-19 Cases Identified in Southeast Idaho

Southeastern Idaho Public Health has confirmed eight new cases of COVID-19 in southeast Idaho (4 in Bannock County, 1 in Bingham, 1 in Franklin County, 2 in Power County). This brings the total to 43 confirmed cases in southeastern Idaho. Twenty of the 43 total confirmed cases have recovered from COVID-19.

- Patient is a female, under the age of 18, from Franklin County. She is home recovering. Case is travel related.
- Patient is a male, under the age of 18, from Power County. He is home recovering. Case is considered community transmission. Community transmission is defined as illness within a community that lacks connection to travel or other confirmed cases.
- Patient is a female, under the age of 18, from Power County. She is home recovering. Case is considered community transmission. Community transmission is defined as illness within a community that lacks connection to travel or other confirmed cases.
- Patient is a male in his 40s from Bingham County. He is recovering at home. Case is travel related.
- Patient is a female in her 30s from Bannock County. She is recovering at home. Case is travel related.
- Patient is a male, under the age of 18, from Bannock County. He is recovering at home. Case is travel related.
- Patient is a female, under the age of 18, from Bannock County. She is recovering at home. Case is travel related.
- Patient is a female, under the age of 18, from Bannock County. He is recovering at home. Case is travel related.

SIPH will continue to monitor the situation closely and is working with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, city and county leaders, schools, emergency management, healthcare providers, and our community at large to help prevent the spread of this virus.

Prevention methods include:
- Follow Governor Little’s Statewide Stay-Healthy Idaho Order at rebound.idaho.gov
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Avoid people who are sick.
- Practice social distancing (6ft).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wear cloth face coverings in public places.
- Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs using a disinfecting solution.

If you believe you have been exposed, make sure to self-isolate. If you need medical attention, please call your healthcare provider in advance of a visit to discuss your symptoms and next steps. Testing is available by calling 208-234-5875.

SIPH has a call center to field questions from the community and is open Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can reach the hotline at (208) 234-5875.

For Idaho-specific information about the novel coronavirus, please visit https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/. For southeast Idaho information, please visit siphidaho.org or join us Monday-Friday at 11 am for Facebook Live.

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Ian Quast started on the Pocatello/Chubbuck Mayors’ Youth Advisory Council in 2018 and will be graduating from Highland ...
05/29/2020

Ian Quast started on the Pocatello/Chubbuck Mayors’ Youth Advisory Council in 2018 and will be graduating from Highland High School.

Mayor Blad and Mayor England thank all the graduating seniors for their service to both cities and wish them the best of luck in all their future endeavors.

City of Chubbuck Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25

Below is a news release from Southeastern Idaho Public Health: Idaho Transitions to Stage ThreeGovernor Little announced...
05/29/2020

Below is a news release from Southeastern Idaho Public Health:

Idaho Transitions to Stage Three

Governor Little announced today his plans for Stage Three of the States’ approach to reopening segments of the Idaho economy in an effort to balance the ongoing need to slow the spread of COVID-19 with the critical need to resume economic activity in a reasonable and safe manner. “As we open parts of our economy, we know and expect that there may be an uptick in new coronavirus cases,” said Maggie Mann, Southeastern Idaho Public Health District Director. “I can’t stress enough the importance of physical distancing, wearing cloth face coverings in public places, staying home if you are sick and washing your hands. This will protect you, your family and your community.”

As with all stages in the Governor’s Plan services can open provided that they do so safely by following protocols which include: maintain the six-foot physical distancing requirements for employees and patrons; the ability to provide adequate sanitation and personal hygiene for employees, vendors and patrons; frequent disinfection of the business; identifying how face coverings and gloves may be required by employees, vendor and/or patrons; and identifying strategies that address ill employees.

Stage Three of the Idaho Rebounds Plan will take effect June 1st allowing gatherings both public and private of 10 – 50 people where appropriate physical distancing and precautionary measures are observed; non-essential travel can resume to locations that allow it and do not have ongoing transmission; and 14-day self-quarantine for people entering Idaho has been discontinued. In addition, Vulnerable Idahoans can resume public interactions, but should minimize exposure to social settings where distancing may not be practical, unless precautionary measures are observed.

"Our efforts have slowed the spread, but they have not cured the disease," said Mann. “It's more important than ever for southeast Idaho to behave cautiously as we ease restrictions – if not for their own sake, for the vulnerable, like the elderly and those with underlying conditions.

In accordance with Stage Three bars and movie theaters can reopen if they have the ability to meet business protocols. However, visits to senior living facilities and congregate facilities are still prohibited and nightclubs and large venues such as sporting events and movie theaters will remain closed.

For more information on the guidelines to reopen Idaho, visit rebound.idaho.gov. For more information regarding COVID-19 visit siphidaho.org or call the Southeastern Idaho Public Health Hotline Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm at 208.234.5875. You can also watch us live on Facebook Monday - Friday at 11 am.

With Governor Brad Little giving the State of Idaho the go-ahead to move to Stage 3 of reopening, City of Pocatello depa...
05/29/2020

With Governor Brad Little giving the State of Idaho the go-ahead to move to Stage 3 of reopening, City of Pocatello departments and services will be making the following changes.

The Marshall Public Library will reopen to the public June 1 at 10 a.m. with modified hours. The library will be open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

In order to keep the number of patrons at the library low and in line with the stages of reopening, staff ask that as few people as possible accompany patrons to the library and all patrons maintain proper social distancing. Staff also encourage patrons to know what they are looking for prior to coming to the library. Patrons can place items on hold on the library’s website, marshallpl.org, and staff will then pull the item and have it prepared for quick pick-up.

Patrons who are part of a vulnerable population or those who do not feel comfortable coming into the library can contact the library at 208-232-1263 and staff will make arrangements to assist them.

All onsite public programming is canceled. Computer use will be limited to a single one-hour session per patron per day.

The Ross Park Aquatic Complex will open June 1 for two sessions per day from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Entrance will be limited to 100 people at one time and patrons will be required to social distance. Staff will be monitoring the complex to ensure compliance. Staff will take reservations and pre-payment over the phone starting Monday, June 1 by calling 208-234-0472. The slide will be closed and basketball courts will be removed. Tubes will not be provided for the Lazy River. However, patrons can bring personal pool “noodles” for use. Lap swimmers will be limited to one swimmer per lane and a 30-minute time limit will be implemented. Rental areas will be closed until further notice.

Zoo Idaho will open daily starting June 1 and entrance to the zoo will remain capped at 300 people to allow for patrons to socially distance. Signs encouraging proper social distancing are at high-traffic exhibits.

Staff will begin reopening playgrounds in the Parks and Recreation Department system May 30 and will be cleaning the playgrounds daily.

Park picnic shelters are scheduled to reopen in Stage 4.

Public access for City Council and Advisory Board meetings will continue to be restricted. However, members of the Council, boards, and City staff will attend in person with appropriate social distancing measures in place. Citizens can watch all the proceedings online at https://www.pocatello.us/718/Live-Streaming or on television at Government Access Channel 56 with a Sparklight (formerly CableOne) subscription.

City Hall (Building, Engineering, Information Technology, Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Mayor’s Office, Planning & Development Services, and Utility Billing) will continue to have limited access for citizens. Citizens are strongly encouraged to utilize phone or email first to contact City employees and officials as most issues can be taken care of through these channels. Citizens are also encouraged to utilize the City’s website, pocatello.us, to answer their questions, find forms, etc. If a citizen must visit City Hall, they are asked to make an appointment. When they arrive, citizens will be required to call from the lobby the department they are trying to reach. A directory of City departments located in City Hall will be posted for citizens. An employee will then meet citizens at the interior doors. Floor markings are placed in the lobby indicating where citizens should stand while waiting.

For more information on what reopened in previous stages, visit:

Stage 1 – bit.ly/2LLW5oR
Stage 2 – bit.ly/3dTu3Uf

To view the Stages of Reopening outlined by the Governor, visit rebound.idaho.gov/stages-of-reopening/.

City officials encourage all residents to take precautions to protect themselves from novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Additional information on ways to help prevent the spread of the disease can be found at siphidaho.org/coronavirus.php, coronavirus.idaho.gov, and cdc.gov.

Calvary Chapel High School Senior Emma Otvos joined the Pocatello/Chubbuck Mayors’ Youth Advisory Council in 2018. Since...
05/29/2020

Calvary Chapel High School Senior Emma Otvos joined the Pocatello/Chubbuck Mayors’ Youth Advisory Council in 2018. Since then, she’s served as Secretary and has also been eager to help out with MYAC activities. She’s also a former Pocatello Mayor for Day, serving in March 2017. Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 City of Chubbuck

Below is a news release from Southeastern Idaho Public Health:Eight New COVID-19 Cases Identified in Southeast IdahoSout...
05/28/2020

Below is a news release from Southeastern Idaho Public Health:

Eight New COVID-19 Cases Identified in Southeast Idaho

Southeastern Idaho Public Health has confirmed eight new cases of COVID-19 in southeast Idaho (6 in Bannock County, 1 in Franklin County, and 1 in Power County). This brings the total to 35 confirmed cases in southeastern Idaho. Twenty of the 35 total confirmed cases have recovered from COVID-19.

- Patient is a female in her 40s from Franklin County. She is home recovering. Case is travel related. This is the first case of COVID-19 for Franklin County.
- Patient is a male in his 40s from Power County. He is home recovering. This is the first case of community transmission in Power County. Community transmission is defined as illness within a community that lacks connection to travel or other confirmed cases.
- Patient is a female in her 40s from Bannock County. She is recovering at home. Case is travel related.
- Patient is a female in her 30s from Bannock County. She is recovering at home. Case is travel related.
- Patient is a male in his 30s from Bannock County. He is recovering at home. Case is travel related.
- Patient is a male, under the age of 18, from Bannock County. He is recovering at home. Case is travel related.
- Patient is a male, under the age of 18, from Bannock County. He is recovering at home. Case is travel related.
- Patient is a female in her 20s from Bannock County. She is home recovering. Investigation is ongoing.

SIPH will continue to monitor the situation closely and is working with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, city and county leaders, schools, emergency management, healthcare providers, and our community at large to help prevent the spread of this virus.

Prevention methods include:

- Follow Governor Little’s Statewide Stay-Healthy Idaho Order at rebound.idaho.gov
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Avoid people who are sick.
- Practice social distancing (6ft).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wear cloth face coverings in public places.
- Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs using a disinfecting solution.

If you believe you have been exposed, make sure to self-isolate. If you need medical attention, please call your healthcare provider in advance of a visit to discuss your symptoms and next steps. Testing is available by calling 208-234-5875.

SIPH has a call center to field questions from the community and is open Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can reach the hotline at (208) 234-5875.

For Idaho-specific information about the novel coronavirus, please visit https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/. For southeast Idaho information, please visit siphidaho.org or join us Monday-Friday at 11 am for Facebook Live.

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Pocatello, ID
83201

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

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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.”

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Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
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How unacceptable do you feel this is: The city shut off my water this morning because the account was in my deceased husband's name and I had not yet updated the account to my name, they made me fill out an application after they made sure my name was on the deed to the house and turned it back on. I was so upset and told them that it should be criminal for them to not notify me beforehand ..they stated they usually put a notice on the door, there was no notice and my husband only passed 6 weeks ago plus they did not have any problem withdrawing the utility bill from our account for February. Just outrages in my opinion! I sure hope the city changes their policy and this doesn't happen to another widow or widower ... no compassion!
Nazi police came by a neighbors house recently. They booted out the home owner as they gave her a warrant to stay away from her own house without a police escort. She helped a transient out with a place to stay and in turn the squatter filed bogus charges against her and evicted her from her own place. The nazti police officers simply said it was their job. You know the same mentality of they were told to do it by their boss. Has your local law enforcement and legal system stooped to this level of corruption? This is South East Idaho folks and the year 2020. Yes your police officers will gas you in a death camp because they do what they are told.
Nazti poice came by a neighbors house recently. They booted out the home owner as they gave her a warrant to stay away from her own house without a police escort. She helped a transient out with a place to stay and in turn the squatter filed bogus charges against her and evicted her from her own place. The nazti police officers simply said it was their job. You know the same mentality of they were told to do it by their boss. Has your local law enforcement and legal system stooped to this level of corruption? This is South East Idaho folks and the year 2020. Yes your police officers will gas you in a death camp because they do what they are told.
Are you listening?
Just my way of saying thanks to our guys that work to keep our roads clear!
Is the City of Pocatello actually supporting hate groups now?
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I have a question. Is it illegal to park in someone else's driveway? My neighbors keep parking in mine.
what the heck happened to the plows not a singles street was plowed this morning at 6 a.m with all the snow fall???
The City of Pocatello did better in Highland this weekend with the snowplowing. I am grateful for the plow driver that did the north end of Legacy Dr between Owyhee and Trevor. That is much better than the last storm. However, what happened to East Clearwater, South Legacy, Monson, Courtney, Lois Lane and more???? People live on these streets as well. What the City still does NOT understand is that they need to maintain ALL of the streets. Roughly 30-50% of the streets in Highland still have not been done and it is approaching Noon. When Highland gets 4-5 inches of snow, and ALL of the roads are not done, it is still negligence at best. We pay an inordinate amount of taxes in Highland. We should be taken care of... As we are required to clear the sidewalks of snow, the City should also be required to clear the streets, ALL of Them.
Saturday, November 30, 2019 I don’t think that the City of Pocatello seems to think that the Highland Neighborhood exists. They put no trucks up here last night, and none this morning to sand and salt our streets. As a result, it was a pure skating rink with thick ice on the roads. Even Jerome and Satterfield were horrendous. On top of that, the City sent the garbage trucks up here this morning, most of them being wholly unprepared for the slick roads. Out of the five garbage trucks we saw, one had chains on all four of the four rear tires, one had chains on two of the four rear tires, and the other three had no chains on at all. This was pure and simple gross negligence on the city’s part. First, these roads needed attention last night and early this morning with sand and salt from the City’s street maintenance folks. Second, ALL of the garbage trucks working in the Highland Neighborhood needed chains on all four rear wheels. Third, the garbage truck drivers should have slowed way down for the driving conditions encountered. This was especially curious as there were Sanitation Department pickup trucks parked in the neighborhood with their supervisors in them. One of them was parked right in the middle of the drive lane on Satterfield Dr. earlier this morning that we had to go around when returning from getting some breakfast. They knew the road conditions, and yet their trucks were still here working away without proper care and preparation. Later this morning, the road conditions were still treacherous, as we made a run down to Walmart. As we were heading down Jerome westbound at 10 mph, the garbage trucks were still moving in racetrack mode through the neighborhood like it was a summer day. We also still did not see any sanding or salting occurring. There was a car a block or so in front of us, also on Jerome westbound approaching Gary Street. A garbage truck was approaching the same intersection southbound on Gary Street. The garbage truck was slowing, looking like he was going to stop, and looking up the street towards us. Instead of stopping however, he then bolted forward having punched the gas and blew through the stop sign, like he totally did not see the car in front of us. There was nowhere for the car in front of us to go, only being a couple tens of feet from the truck, as the garbage truck surged directly in front of him into the intersection. The car slammed into the garbage truck, and spun counter-clockwise so that it was now parallel to and up against the garbage truck. Both of the car’s front airbags deployed. Immediately, the male driver of the car stumbled out, opened the back door and pulled a young boy out of the back seat, whose face was bloodied. The occupants of a house on the corner of Gary came to the rescue right away and brought the two occupants of the car into their house (I understand that the child and driver were ok), and called the police, as my wife did also. As we pulled up to the scene that we watched this unfold, I thought how could this be? The driver of the garbage truck was just starting to get out of the cab of his truck as the occupants of the other car were going toward the house. I got out of my car totally frustrated and asked the garbage truck driver what he was thinking when he decided to blow through the stop sign. He said that he did not blow though the stop sign, and had done nothing wrong. I looked him in the eye and said that my wife and I had seen the whole thing, and yes he had done something wrong. I was surprised that he did not take any responsibility or accountability for what had just occurred. Yet, there were many other actors as well that should carry responsibility for this event. It was truly avoidable. The roads should have been cleared of the ice the night before and then again early this morning. The garbage trucks should have had chains on all of them. The truck drivers should have been more careful, and the supervisors should have pulled their trucks out of the neighborhood until the streets has been salted and sanded. This particular garbage truck had blown through the stop sign. He was not sliding through. His wheels were turning and fully propelled. So many errors that led to this event. When is this city going to wake up and take care of the Highland Neighborhood?
This is a response I received from someone on the city payroll in response to a question about the debacle at the intersection of Pole Line and Quinn. " In reference to the area of concern you mentioned at Pole Line Road and Quinn Road, the “transition” area is actually a storm water conveyance structure better known as a cross drain or valley gutter. This type of structure is installed in a roadway to allow storm water to be conveyed from one side of the road to the other and allows proper flow of water for drainage purposes. These structures exist all over town and are a common practice to help with storm water drainage. We understand that these structure do cause motorists to slow down when they are crossing over them, but it is considered a valuable asset to assist with storm water conveyance. Thank you for your inquiry and if you have any further questions, please let us know." This has to be the most ludicrous response I've ever read. The city averages 13 inches a rain per year. See for yourself here https://www.usclimatedata.com/climate/pocatello/idaho/united-states/usid0204 And you wonder why no one has committed to building at the next taxpayer funded debacle known as 'North Gate.'