Lt. Paul Manning retirement open house Lt. Manning is hanging up his badge after more than three decades of service to the community.
There is a special American flag flying over City Hall today. The flag is being flown at the request of Captain Ryan C. Tillotson, who is retiring from the United States Navy after more than 25 years. Capt. Tillotson was born in Pocatello and is currently serving as the Maritime Operations Center Director for United States Naval Forces Southern Command in Mayport, Florida. Over the course of his career, he’s served on ships around the globe, commanded the destroyer USS The Sullivans, and served as Commodore for Destroyer Squadron FOURTEEN. He has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation and Achievement medals, as well as various unit and campaign awards. Thank you for your service Capt. Tillotson!
Leaf Collection Program Begins November 14
BOISE – The Idaho Transportation Board voted unanimously during their regular meeting Wednesday (Feb. 21) to provide additional funding to begin construction on the Northgate Interchange in east Idaho.

Recently, WPC received the facility’s results from its participation in the second year of the Wastewater Energy Efficiency Cohort (WWEEC), an Idaho Power Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency program offering. The project cost $974.88 and the results letter announced the plant was able to save over 200,000 kWh of electricity.

“To put it another way, we were able to conserve enough power to light up 17 average homes in Idaho for a year,” said Jon Herrick, WPC Superinte...ndent. “The reduction in electricity use will also lead to an estimated $10,000 in operational savings.”

“We take our stewardship of public funds very seriously,” said Jeff Mansfield, Public Works Director/City Engineer. “Opportunities like this are examples of our commitment to being environmentally conscious and fiscally responsible.”

Through the WWEEC, facility staff are shown how to identify and implement energy-conserving opportunities.

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Brown is the New Green: Pocatello WPC Facility Lowers Power Usage Equal to 17 Homes

Monday, March 5, from 4-5 p.m., Sheth will speak about what led her to becoming an author, why she continues to write, and read from her works. Sheth is the author of Keeping Corner, Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet, and children’s books Tiger in my Soup, and Sona and the Wedding Game. For her efforts, she has been awarded the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature (Honor award) by the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association, awarded the 2008 Friends of American Writers Awa...rd, and placed on the Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best Reading List in 2010.

“Being with an author in this close setting is unique and inspiring,” said Becca Hyde, Children’s Librarian with the Marshall Public Library. “In this venue we have the opportunity to engage in a dialogue with this talented writer and to celebrate the beauty in her culture of India.”

The event is free to the public and all ages are welcome.

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Meet the Author: Award-Winning Writer Kashmira Sheth to Visit Marshall Public Library

Mayor Blad was fielding the “tough” questions from students in Ms. Bollinger’s 4th-grade class this morning!

They asked him how many bike trails Pocatello has, how often he works with Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England, what the most difficult thing about being Mayor is, and much more.

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February 26, Century High School freshman Lilly Miron will assume the role of the City’s chief executive for the day. Miron’s term will begin around 8:30 a.m. and wrap up around 1:30 p.m. Currently on the schedule is a meeting with Pocatello Police Chief Scott Marchand, the Mayor’s quarterly employee communication meeting, and a taping of “Calling City Hall.”

Century High School Freshman to be Next Mayor for a Day

Have you seen these?

If not, they are along US-30 from Gould Street (milepost 335.4) to Pole Line Road (milepost 334.8).

More info on Idaho Transportation Department (ITD)'s project can be found at…/itd-experiments-with-solar-powered-…/

The unusual amount of sunshine this winter has allowed the Idaho Transportation Department to experiment with a few alternatives to typical highway work.
Pocatello Street Operations Department

Update: All lanes are now open. Thank you!

There has been a water main break on Hurley Drive at Quinn Road. Construction crews are working in the area and traffic is down to two lanes over the overpass. Please drive carefully and avoid the area if possible. Thank you!

At Thursday’s Rotary Club of Pocatello meeting, Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad, on behalf of the City of Pocatello and City of Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England, proclaimed Saturday as “Dick Fosbury Day.”

The proclamation says Fosbury is a “vital part of our community through his support of and dedication to Idaho State University, Simplot Games Track Camp and the Simplot Games – where he has served as Honorary Chairman for the past 35 years.”

This year marks the 50th anniversary of ...Fosbury’s gold medal performance in the high jump at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games. Fosbury developed the technique known as the “Fosbury Flop,” revolutionizing the sport in the process.

The high jump bar in the photos is set at Fosbury’s record-breaking height of 7 feet 4 ¼ inches.

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From May 7 to May 11, more than 50 K-9 teams will converge in Pocatello for the Idaho Police Canine Association’s conference. The event features practical training and classroom courses to help officers and canines improve their skills. The conference wraps up with a trials competition, testing the dogs’ abilities in agility, suspect apprehension, and odor detection.

Currently, Pocatello Police officers are seeking items from local businesses to be used as raffle prizes for attending officers and their canine partners as well as a “swag bag” for attendees. Previous conferences have seen items such as dog toys, coupons, and t-shirts included.

Pocatello Police K-9 Team to Host Idaho Police Canine Association Conference

Reminder: City Hall will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents' Day.

The Mayors’ Youth Advisory Council helped spread the love at the Idaho State Veterans Home Pocatello today.

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Thursday, February 22, from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center, 427 N. 6th Avenue, the two groups will provide free flu shots on a first come, first served basis to the public. Recently, the Pocatello Fire Department received a $1,000 donation from Albertsons and firefighters made the decision to inject the money back into the community. SIPH will be providing the shots at no charge after the department’s $1,000 is exhausted.

“As Emergency Medical Service providers, we... have seen how the flu has impacted our community and want to do something to help,” said Kim Stouse, Community Education/Relations Specialist with the Pocatello Fire Department.

“The flu is widespread across Idaho and will likely last until spring,” said Tracy McCulloch, Community Health Director with Southeastern Idaho Public Health. “To protect you and your family from the flu, your best defense is the flu shot.”

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Pocatello Fire Dept., Southeastern Idaho Public Health Partner for Free Flu Shot Clinic

Pocatello’s flag is returning to a TED stage and this time under better circumstances!

City of Pocatello Public Information Officer and Flag Design Ad-hoc Committee Chair Logan McDougall will be giving a talk at this year’s TEDx IdahoFalls event on “How Designing a Flag Defined Pocatello.”

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Logan McDougall: How Designing a Flag Defined Pocatello
TEDx IdahoFalls

Logan McDougall shares how a TED Talk inspired change for the City of Pocatello in his upcoming TEDxIdahoFalls talk, "How Designing a Flag Defined Pocatello." T...o learn more about Logan, the TEDxIdahoFalls event, or to buy tickets, go to

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The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will operate as normal on Presidents’ Day, February 19.

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

Sanitation Collection to Operate as Normal on Presidents’ Day
City of Pocatello - City Hall updated their cover photo.
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The dogs at the Pocatello Animal Shelter are hoping to find love this Valentine’s Day.

February 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the staff at the shelter will host a dog-kissing booth. People are invited to stop by the shelter, located at 3100 Avenue of the Chiefs, and get their picture taken while kissing one of the shelter’s dogs or bring their own dog in for a smooch.

“Even dogs deserve to feel loved on Valentine’s Day,” said Danielle Garcia, Interim Pocatello Animal Services Director. “We’re hoping a few dogs and people will be struck by Cupid’s arrow and these pets get to go to their forever home.”

Puppy Kisses: Pocatello Animal Shelter Pets Invite Residents to get Kissed Valentine’s Day