Citing more than a dozen open positions that are stretching resources, Idaho Falls Police Department officers will no longer teach the anti-drug DARE curriculum in Idaho Falls District 91 schools.

Idaho Falls Power has hired the current Light Department Director from Cheney, Wash., as its new assistant general manager.

It's been more than nine years since the official end of the Great Recession in 2009. Since the Great Depression of the 1930s, there's been only one period of time when the country has gone longer without a recession: the decade between 1991 and 2001.

Idaho Falls’ City Council is slated to vote on a tentative budget Monday that would take $925,222 in “foregone balance” to pay for new employees and equipment for the police and fire departments.

The Idaho Republican Party last month held its biennial convention in Pocatello, selecting new officials for the next two years.

Discussion ranged from public relations issues to questions about a board member’s commitment to the event center project at a contentious meeting of the the Idaho Falls Auditorium District board of directors Friday.