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A baggage handler loads luggage onto an airplane at the Pocatello Regional Airport. Since adding a third daily SkyWest Airlines flight, the airport has seen double-digit growth in passengers. Pocatello Regional Airport’s passenger numbers soar

POCATELLO — The passenger numbers at Pocatello Regional Airport are continuing to soar. The airport has seen double-digit percentage growth in the number of passengers each month since the addition of a third daily SkyWest Airlines flight in March 2016. SkyWest Airlines serves as the Delta Connection to Salt Lake City International Airport. The addition
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Officers with the Chubbuck Police Department hold an active-shooter training exercise at the Pine Ridge Mall on May 23. Chubbuck police train for active-shooter situations at Pine Ridge Mall

By David Ashby Dashby@journalnet.com CHUBBUCK — If the unthinkable happens, management of the Pine Ridge Mall and the Chubbuck Police Department say they’re prepared. On May 23, the Police Department conducted a training exercise at the mall to help prepare officers for an active-shooter situation. The exercise was held in the early morning before business
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Pocatello resident Rick Magnuson received the 2017 American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal Award at the Rockies Awards Show and Banquet in Boise on May 13. Pocatellan gets American Advertising Federation award

By Courtney Johnson POCATELLO — Rick Magnuson, the co-owner and managing partner of MSVM Group in Pocatello, has been awarded the 2017 American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal Award by the Idaho Advertising Federation. The Pocatello resident received this prestigious award at the Rockies Awards Show and Banquet in Boise on May 13. This annual gala
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From left: Ray Fillmore, John Regetz, Mark Lupo, Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England, Mario Ciciliot, Cole Chevrolet GM Art Beery, Shaun Menchaca, Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad, Mike Ennis, Jeremy Field, Rick Eskelson, Lon Crowell and Doug Howell.
Submitted photo Cole Chevrolet donates to Bannock County Development Corp.

By Bannock County Development Corp. POCATELLO — Cole Chevrolet has contributed $5,500 to the Bannock County Development Corporation in support of BDC’s economic development programs. Art Beery, general manager at Cole Chevrolet, presented the check in front of a new Corvette, symbolic of the speed of how this area is growing. “Since arriving in Pocatello-Chubbuck,
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Fin Fun in Idaho Falls began making mermaid tails in 2010. Since their first product launch, the company has gone global and made the Inc. 500 list. Mermaid tail craze started with Idaho Falls grandmother

Press Release  IDAHO FALLS — Mermaids are diving into pools across America this summer, and it all started with a mom-and-pop shop in Idaho Falls. Karen and Jerry Browning are the founders of Fin Fun. The company originated the patented swimmable spandex mermaid tail and monofin in 2010. In 2009 Karen’s granddaughter, Emily, asked her Grandma repeatedly to
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Fin Fun in Idaho Falls began making mermaid tails in 2010. Since their first product launch, the company has gone global and made the Inc. 500 list. East Idaho ‘mermaid’ company makes Inc. 500 list

By Journal Staff IDAHO FALLS — Mermaids are diving into pools across America this summer, and it all started with a mom-and-pop shop in Idaho Falls. Karen and Jerry Browning are the founders of Fin Fun. The company originated the patented swimmable spandex mermaid tail and monofin in 2010. In 2009 Karen’s granddaughter, Emily, asked
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Commentary

Jeff Hough What Do You Value?

By Jeff Hough Values are the driving force behind everything we do. The interesting thing about values is that unless examined often, they can lead you in the wrong direction. Some moral values aren’t debatable. Treat others like you want to be treated would be a moral value that isn’t debatable. Other moral values like
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Agriculture

A combine sits in a field off Highway 91 waiting for the rain to stop so harvest can resume. Untimely rains this summer have delayed harvest, and in some cases damaged wheat, hay and barley crops in Eastern Idaho.
   DOUG LINDLEY/ IDAHO STATE JOURNAL Idaho deputy AG: Wheat commission proposal on solid ground

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State Deputy Attorney General Kay Christensen told Idaho Wheat Commission members their plan to ensure the IWC has the names and contact information of all the wheat growers in the state is on solid legal ground. The Capital Press reported (http://bit.ly/2sxGl0w ) Monday the message comes as the commission prepares to
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Transportation

Transportation loan program reduces interest rates.

Press Release The Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), in cooperation with the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and the Idaho Department of Commerce, announced Monday that the interest rates for the Rural Economic Development and Integrated Freight Transportation Program (REDIFiT) have been reduced.  REDIFiT interest rates vary by length of the loan. The newly announced rates
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Finance/Investment

The Western States Caterpillar expansion in south Pocatello was one project that that was helped with financing from the newly renamed Montana & Idaho CDC. (Photo courtesy of Western States Caterpillar) New Loan Fund to Help Small Businesses in Idaho

Press Release BOISE – The Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation and Capital Matrix have established a new loan fund to provide financing to “nearly bankable” small businesses in Idaho. The fund will allow Montana & Idaho CDC to further increase its lending to startups and existing businesses that cannot access all or part of
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Health care

Doctor Judge dismisses Idaho lawsuit over telemedicine abortion ban

By Kimberlee Kruesi /Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging two anti-abortion laws in Idaho now that lawmakers have repealed the targeted statutes. In 2015, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands sued the state over two newly enacted bans that prohibited women from receiving
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Manufacturing/Industry

WikiCommons Photo Hecla Reports Labor Strike at Lucky Friday

Business Wire COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho –Hecla Mining Company ( NYSE:HL ) reported the United Steelworkers Union Local 5114 went on strike today at the Company’s Lucky Friday Mine, located in Mullan, Idaho. “We are disappointed in USW Local 5114’s decision to walk out, because this decision benefits no one – not the workers, their families,
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Retail

Stephanie Palagi What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

By Stephani Palagi Shop in Old Town Pocatello! Dine in Old Town Pocatello! Play in Old Town Pocatello! Our shops, restaurants, and professional offices are all locally owned. It makes a positive difference in our economy when you spend your money locally. The next time you need to do some shopping, enjoy a great meal
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Pack your bags

SLC Mayor Tweets Utah’s boring? Jazz fans offer nightlife choices to Warriors

By Brady McCombs / Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City leaders and tourism officials playfully jabbed back at Golden State Warriors players who bemoaned the lack of nightlife in Utah, hoping to combat the predominantly Mormon state’s reputation as a boring place where it’s tough to get a drink. The tourism agency
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Services

Jeff Hough What your online profile says about you

By Jeff Hough I know a lot about more about you than you think.  Our world is increasingly moving online and even though you may be resisting it, “Resistance is futile.” Ignore the online world at your own risk because your information is there and how you interact with it says a lot about you.
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Business news

Chief_Theater_File Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

By Sam Hananel/Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks, ruling in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and giving a major boost to the Washington Redskins in their separate legal fight over the team name. The justices were unanimous
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