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Women and Work Conference set Wednesday

Mar 7th, 2017 | By

By Women and Work Conference POCATELLO — This spring over 225 girls in grades 9 through 12 from regional high schools and community members will attend the 17th annual Women and Work Conference, where they learn about occupations in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The conference will be Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 2:30
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What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Mar 7th, 2017 | By
Stephanie Palagi

By Stephanie Palagi This Saturday the 7th Annual Gate City Brewfest will be returning to Old Town Pocatello. From 1 pm to 6 pm, sample 80+ handcrafted beers, enjoy great food and live entertainment at the Old Town restaurants, pubs and bars. Buy your tickets in advance at www.gatecitybrewfest.com, or tickets will be available beginning
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Touching Center

Mar 7th, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough Balance—you hear about the need to have work/life balance all the time. Yet, balance is hard to find and even harder to keep. The problem is that achievement requires a measure of imbalance. Consider pursuing mastery in a chosen field. Mastery comes at a price; there are sacrifices to make, imbalances to
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Fulfilling talent’s promise

Feb 21st, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough Talent and potential get used too often. Whenever we see someone who appears to be doing something better than the rest of the pack, we use it. Living up to the fulfillment of either term is a fragile process. Conditions must be perfect. Planets and opportunities must align for the individual to
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Preston area man is leather craftsman

Feb 21st, 2017 | By
Preston area resident Marvin Graham talks about this leather creations in his shop recently.
John Zsiray/Herald Journal

By Amy Macavinta Herald Journal Marvin Graham’s home sits on a 50-acre parcel of land southwest of Preston on a bluff overlooking the Bear River. Inside, a fire crackles in the wood stove, but ice crystals still formed on the window, framing the view of the river bottoms below. This is where Graham spends his
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What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Feb 12th, 2017 | By
Stephanie Palagi

By Stephanie Palagi Show some local love this Valentine’s Day!  The shops and restaurants in Old Town have the perfect gift for your Valentine and the perfect menu for that special night out.  Give the gift of local and help support the small businesses and restaurants that love doing business in our community. Enjoy a
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It’s OK to be great

Feb 7th, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough Recently I received an angry email from a millennial who reads my column. The reader had taken issue with some of my comments about millennials in the workplace. The closing statement, “There will always be the bad eggs of every generation that make us look bad. Please don’t judge us because we
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Dirty dishes, Pareto distribution and annual reviews

Jan 31st, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough The dishes in my sink have been there for at least three days.  I remember the first dish I put in.  In a hurry to get to work, I thought the extra step to the dishwasher would take too much time. One dish became three as my two boys had similar thoughts
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What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Jan 31st, 2017 | By
Stephanie Palagi

By Stephanie Palagi Celebrate Idaho State, a CommUniversity event, is set for Wednesday from 4-7 pm, in ISU Pond Student Union. The event features more than 50 interactive booths with family activities. This year’s events have a focus on the arts and are free and open to the public. Food, games and the opportunity to
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J.R. Simplot’s french fry pact with McDonald’s was key for company, Idaho

Jan 31st, 2017 | By
J.R. Simplot in 1999 in his high-rise office in his company’s soon-to-be-former headquarters at One Capital Center in Downtown Boise. Simplot died in 2008.

By Zach Kyle Idaho Statesman In 1967, Idaho potato magnate J.R. Simplot shook hands with McDonald’s CEO Ray Kroc, sealing a deal that made Simplot the first frozen french-fry supplier to the fast-food chain. That deal brought billions of dollars to the Idaho economy. Until then, McDonald’s had purchased only fresh potatoes. The J.R. Simplot
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