Pocatello News

The MEC: A closer look at Pocatello’s new events center

Jul 29th, 2016 | By
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter speaks i front of area business leaders after touring the Mountain View Event Center in Pocatello prior to its completion.

By Sarah Glenn/For the Journal POCATELLO – The  40,000 square-foot Mountain View Events Center is many things: a boon for local construction jobs, a future epicenter for regional athletics and is opening this fall. There is also something it is definitely not: a convention center. “We are not going to compete with local hotels for that
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Idaho court nominee won’t get Senate confirmation vote before September, at earliest

Jul 18th, 2016 | By
Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal
David Nye received the nomination for the Sixth District judge vacancy left by Randy Smith's mover the federal bench.

By Betsy Z. Russell/Staff Writer, The Spokesman-Review Idaho 6th District Judge David Nye won unanimous support from the Senate Judiciary Committee last week to be the state’s next federal judge, but the full Senate won’t vote on the confirmation at least until September – because they went on a summer recess Friday that won’t end until
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Passenger numbers up nearly 70 percent at Pocatello airport

Jul 18th, 2016 | By
A planned $75 million solar farm on 120 acres outside the Pocatello Regional Airport has been canceled. Developers said the required environmental review would take too long to meet power-supply agreement dates.
Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal

Journal Staff POCATELLO –– Passenger numbers to and from Pocatello Regional Airport are continuing their climb skyward. New figures compiled by airport staff show the number of travelers into and out of the airport at 6,594 for the month of June, up nearly 70 percent from the same time last year. June also saw the
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Noodles & Co. announces hiring event, opening date

Jul 14th, 2016 | By
Noodles & Co.

Journal Staff Noodles & Co. will be hosting a hiring event at its new Pocatello location from 9am-6pm Thursday, July 21, Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23. The new restaurant is hiring for all positions. A reservation is not required. If someone is interested in pre-applying, they can visit noodles.com/careers. The new Pocatello location will open on Monday,
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New Hobby Lobby set to open in September

Jun 30th, 2016 | By
Hobby Lobby will host a grand opening of its fourth Idaho store in September. The new store is next to C-A-L Ranch at the Pine Ridge Mall in Chubbuck. (Photo by Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal)

By Kendra Evensen/Idaho State Journal CHUBBUCK — Hobby Lobby is planning to celebrate its opening at the Pine Ridge Mall in Chubbuck in September. Officials confirmed Thursday that the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the 55,000-square-foot store has been set for Sept. 5 at 9 a.m. “We are constantly looking for new locations
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Fuji now open in Chubbuck

Jun 27th, 2016 | By
Fuji is located across the street from the Wal-Mart, between the new Black Bear Diner and Starbucks. (Photo by Cydney McFarland/Idaho State Journal)

By Cydney McFarland/Idaho State Journal CHUBBUCK — Another new restaurant has opened in Chubbuck near the intersection of Interstate 86 and Yellowstone Avenue. Fuji, a Japanese bar and grill specializing in sushi and hibachi, opened June 20. Chubbuck is the second location for Fuji, which opened first in Idaho Falls a little over a year
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Pocatello Stinker Store to host 80th birthday barbecue

Jun 24th, 2016 | By
Stinker Stores across Idaho, including this one on South Bannock Highway in Pocatello, are celebrating their 80th birthday this week. (Photo by Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal)

By Sarah Glenn/Idaho State Journal POCATELLO — Across Idaho, 63 Stinker Stores are celebrating an 80-year milestone. Saturday in Pocatello, the Stinker Store at 640 Pheasant Ridge Drive will celebrate with a free community barbecue, giveaways and cupcakes. The celebration will begin at 11 a.m. and wrap up at about 2 p.m. Daily drawings will
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Pocatello Fred Meyer begins $9M remodel

Jun 23rd, 2016 | By
Pocatello Fred Meyer store director Ryan Rushton shows the extent of the store's remodel on break room blueprints. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Idaho State Journal)

By Sarah Glenn/Idaho State Journal POCATELLO — A bigger pharmacy, more organic foods, online grocery ordering and a new look are on Fred Meyer’s to-do list in the next five months. The changes are part of a $9 million remodel at the Pocatello store. The remodel began about three weeks ago and will continue through
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New for-profit medical schools springing up across U.S.

Jun 22nd, 2016 | By
Students gather outside the Idaho State University Health Sciences building at the Meridian campus. Idaho’s new for-profit medical school will be based on the campus. (Photo courtesy of Idaho State University)

By Rebecca Boone/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — For-profit medical schools are starting to pop up around the country, promising to create new family doctors for underserved rural regions. Rural states like Idaho need more general practitioners, with the baby boom generation aging and expanded insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act making health care
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A&W restaurant now offers its frosty mug taste in Pocatello

Jun 21st, 2016 | By
A&W opened its first Pocatello location on Arthur Avenue on Monday. (Photo by Cydney McFarland/Idaho State Journal)

By Cydney McFarland/Idaho State Journal POCATELLO — Fast food restaurant A&W opened in Pocatello on Monday on Arthur Avenue between Carson Street and Day Street. With fast food restaurants popping up in Chubbuck in recent months, this is the first to open in Pocatello. Chet Willie, who owns both the new A&W and the Pit
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