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ISU students dominate at Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge

Apr 4th, 2017 | By
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A team of Idaho State University seniors from the College of Business returned from the Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge in Boise with a first-place award and over $15,000 in prize money for the team’s Wynderhub wire fence tightening tool.

By Courtney Johnson POCATELLO — A team of Idaho State University seniors from the College of Business returned from the Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge in Boise with a first-place award and over $15,000. Three other teams from ISU also won awards over the weekend. ISU’s College of Business students were one of eight university teams at
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The duplicity of shame

Apr 4th, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough Strangers often approach me to say they read my column. I am grateful for their feedback as it inspires me to keep going. Though this column is one that I hope will inspire, I am nervous as I let my fingers dance over the keys. I have been working on a leadership
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What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Apr 4th, 2017 | By
Stephanie Palagi

By Stephanie Palagi It’s an exciting week in Old Town Pocatello! Free Sidewalk Chalk during Art Walk this Friday from 5-8 pm! Plan to bring your entire family to Art Walk on Friday and be sure to catch a complimentary ride on the Citizens Community Bank Old Town Trolley. On board the trolley each child
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Rexburg woman makes mascot costumes for local, international buyers

Mar 28th, 2017 | By
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Rexburg resident Flora Ellis, who makes and sells mascot costumes for local and international markets, says each costume generally takes about 30 days to make.

By Lisa Dayley Smith Standard Journal REXBURG — Shortly after young Flora Ellis learned to crawl, she crawled over to her Dad as he held a pencil in one hand and a toy in the other. Ellis reached for the pencil. “He said, ‘Our little girl will be an artist some day,’” she said. Fast
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Why I stopped reading motivational stuff

Mar 28th, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough This week I came across an interesting account by entrepreneur Noah Kagen. He shared the experience of walking out of a Tony Robbins seminar. Kagen’s comments were honest and heartfelt. They were a mixture of applause and shock which gave rise to a nagging thought. I have never been one to partake
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What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Mar 27th, 2017 | By
Stephanie Palagi

By Stephanie Palagi Two new businesses have joined the Old Town Neighborhood! Welcome Bailey, Hahn and Jarman Law Firm, PLLC. The firm is now open inside the Historic Seavers Building located at 101 N. Main St. Welcome partners and staff to beautiful Old Town Pocatello. Welcome Nerd Church Gaming now open at 318 E. Center
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What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Mar 21st, 2017 | By
Stephanie Palagi

Enjoy a local lunch and dinner at one of our locally owned restaurants!  Fine dining at The Bridge.  Italian, pizza, salads and more at  Villano’s Italian, PV’s Uncorked on Main or Portneuf Valley Brewing. Sandwiches and soup at Great Harvest, EFresh, The Red Poppy, or the First National.  Hand-rolled sushi or a bento box at
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What your online profile says about you

Mar 20th, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

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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Idahoans buying marijuana help boost economy of tiny Oregon town

Mar 20th, 2017 | By
Diane Matthews, co-owner of 420Ville in Huntington, Oregon, says she is surprised at the diverse clientele of her marijuana dispensary. Very few of her customers come in just to get high, she said. Most are looking for relief from a variety of ailments. Many Idahoans are going to Huntington to buy marijuana.

By Sven Berg Idaho Statesman HUNTINGTON, Ore. — Huntington has become a hot destination, even if most visitors only stay long enough to buy marijuana products from the dispensaries in town. Not much more than a year ago, the city was fading, its population slowly diminishing as it has in countless small towns across the
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Realtors: Pocatello area housing market has improved

Mar 7th, 2017 | By
Workers shingle a new home at the top of East Center Street Monday afternoon in Pocatello. The local housing market has picked up considerably, according to local real estate agents.
Jordon Beesley/Idaho State Journal

By Kendra Evensen POCATELLO — For years, Gail Bishard has advised people who were interested in selling their homes to wait so they wouldn’t end up losing money on their investment. For some, it would have been a big loss. Due to the recession and recovering economy, there have been many foreclosures, short sales and
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