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Ag Expo showcases high-tech farm equipment

Jan 24th, 2017 | By
Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal
Joe Vallery, a representative for Claas of America, which is an ag machinery manufacturer, talks about the Claas 780 combine during the Eastern Idaho Ag Expo at Idaho State University’s Holt Arena last week in Pocatello. The combine’s chassis is made in Germany before it’s shipped to an assembly plant in Omaha, Nebraska. He said it’s about 60 percent U.S. content and 40 percent German content.

By Shelbie Harris sharris@journalnet.com POCATELLO — It’s surprising there isn’t a space combine at the rate farming equipment is technologically evolving, but that’s not to say someone hasn’t started the development process. Though it isn’t threshing space corn, the high-tech capabilities of the Lexicon family of Claas combines are, perhaps, out of this world. The
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What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Jan 24th, 2017 | By
Stephanie Palagi

By Stephanie Palagi Welcome! Food For Thought Take Out is now open in Old Town Pocatello. Home of the famous Cobb Salad, Food For Thought is now open with take-out service at 540 N. Main featuring hot soups, sandwiches and fantastic salads. Stop in today! Happening this week! With a new year comes new apparel
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On employing the Five Whys Technique

Jan 24th, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough Recently, I auditioned for a local TEDx event. Giving a TED talk is one of the items on my bucket list and the opportunity was a thrill. I had an idea for a topic and spent some time trying to connect the dots I had floating around in my head. The day
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Samsung releases findings on $5.3 billion Note 7 fires fiasco

Jan 24th, 2017 | By

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said Monday that after testing more than 200,000 Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, it found defects in two sets of batteries from two different manufacturers that made the devices prone to catch fire. Samsung’s mobile division president, Koh Dong-jin, ruled out any problems with other aspects of the Note
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Economist says new NRF facility will benefit state, local economy

Jan 10th, 2017 | By

By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com The U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP) is planning to recapitalize infrastructure in eastern Idaho that handles fuel waste from the nation’s fleet of nuclear-powered warships, and a regional economist believes the project will benefit the local and statewide economy. Hope Morrow with the Idaho Department of Labor says the $1.65
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A new corporate responsibility

Jan 10th, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough A problem with America’s workforce began on Nov. 10, 1969. It began by introducing the world to a cast of characters that would become cultural icons. It began by trying to harness the power of television for the greater good. It began on “Sesame Street.” Initially, “Sesame Street” wanted to prepare children
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What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Jan 10th, 2017 | By
Stephanie Palagi

By Stephanie Palagi Welcome! X-Caliber Cuts & Color is now open at 123 N. Main St. We would like to welcome owner Reginald LaBon to the Old Town Neighborhood. With over 20 years of experience, Reginald looks forward to providing a full menu of services for your styling needs. Stop in today. All ages and
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Feds insuring bigger home loans for buyers

Jan 10th, 2017 | By
Idaho’s home prices increased 0.3 percent from August to September, and have risen 7.7 percent since September 2015. The increase has prompted the Federal Housing Administration to raise the dollar amount on the home loans it will insure.

By Sarah Glenn POCATELLO — As housing prices go up in Idaho, so do the amounts available on federally insured loans that help people buy homes. Someone seeking a single family home, who doesn’t mind paying monthly mortgage insurance, and who wants a lower interest rate, can now borrow up to $275,665 backed by the
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Idaho elk ranchers see strong demand

Jan 3rd, 2017 | By
Elk Ranching SMALL

By John O’Connell Capital Press VICTOR — Rancher Kent Bagley and his sons Greg and Stephen derive almost a third of their income from agricultural tourism, and their farm-raised elk are the main attraction. The Bagleys bought their first 15 elk in the late 1990s, seeking to diversify their beef and dairy business. They’ve since
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What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Jan 3rd, 2017 | By
Stephanie Palagi

By Stephanie Palagi Welcome! Welcome H.S. Jeshua Ministries’ Day Facility, Transitions-Life Coaching & Resource Center now located at 326 E. Center St. The ministry has been helping victims of abuse and individuals coming out of prison by coordinating with other individuals and agencies in our community for over 12 years. We are pleased to have
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