Pocatello News

Labor department announces financial assistance for former and current nuclear weapons workers, their survivors

Jun 17th, 2016 | By
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Staff Report  POCATELLO –– The U.S. Department of Labor and other federal agencies will host four town hall meetings in Idaho for retired, former and current nuclear weapons workers and their survivors. At the meetings, in Pocatello on June 28, 2016, and in Idaho Falls on June 29, 2016, federal representatives will provide information about
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New hotel opening soon in Pocatello

Jun 14th, 2016 | By
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By Cydney McFarland/Idaho State Journal POCATELLO — A new hotel will fill the empty lot in front of the Holiday Inn Express in Pocatello. A new Fairfield Marriott is scheduled to break ground today and construction will begin in late July. According to Director of Sales Joshua Bennett, the new hotel will boast roughly 80
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Christiansen Implement stores acquired by Stotz Equipment

Jun 13th, 2016 | By
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By Sarah Glenn/Idaho State Journal The Christiansen Implement stores in Burley, American Falls and Twin Falls have been purchased by Arizona-based Stotz Equipment. The announcement means very few changes for the 70 employees who work at the three stores. “We want this to be seamless for our customers,” said Rob Rosztoczy, Stotz Equipment’s vice president
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Red Robin will open on June 13 in Chubbuck

Jun 9th, 2016 | By
The new Red Robin location at 4021 Pole Line Road in Chubbuck. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Idaho State Journal)

By Sarah Glenn/Idaho State Journal CHUBBUCK — For four days, more than 3,500 hungry locals quietly came and ate at Red Robin near the Pine Ridge Mall. The staff needed training and the chain was willing to give out more than a few complimentary meals to provide it. “You can only train with no customers
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City of Pocatello to Host Attorney General Town Hall on Spent Nuclear Fuel

Jun 9th, 2016 | By
Attorney General Wasden Lawrence

  Press Release Tonight, East Idaho residents will get the chance to ask their questions about spent nuclear fuel of the Gem State’s chief legal officer. Thursday, June 9 at 6 p.m. in the Pocatello City Council Chambers, Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is holding a Town Hall meeting to discuss his decision to stop
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Work begins on $12 million Pocatello fertilizer operation

Jun 8th, 2016 | By
Participating in the official groundbreaking for the Valley Agronomics facility at the old FMC site were, from left, FMC Vice President of Operations Barry Crawford, General Manager of Valley Agronomics, Richard Lloyd, Valley Agronomics Project Manager, Sid Jensen, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, chairman of Power County Development Authority Kent Rudeen and Valley Agronomics board member Robert Swainston. (Submitted Photo)

By Michael H. O’Donnell/Idaho State Journal POCATELLO — Fifteen years after the FMC elemental phosphorus plant shut down, there are new signs of life at the site as Valley Agronomics continues to build the largest fertilizer distribution center in Idaho. Dignitaries including Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, Valley Agronomics general manager Richard Lloyd and FMC
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US home prices rise in March as spring buying season begins

May 31st, 2016 | By
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By Christopher S. Rugaber AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices kept climbing in March as the spring home buying season began, but so far the higher costs haven’t thwarted sales. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index increased 5.4 percent in March compared with a year earlier, according to a report released
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Local restaurateurs react to growing industry

May 27th, 2016 | By
Cydney McFarland/ Idaho State Journal ~ Owner of The Bridge, Lisa Willmore and her newly hired baker Cristasha "Bug" Reardon are confident that their unique food and dining experience will allow The Bridge to hold up to the competition.

By Cydney McFarland Cmcfarland@Journalnet.com  CHUBBUCK – As fast food and chain restaurants flood into Chubbuck along Interstate 86, local restaurants are taking the new competition in stride. Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England said all the new businesses are a sign of good things to come for both Pocatello and Chubbuck. “These bigger outlets wouldn’t be coming
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A look inside Western States Cat’s new Pocatello facility

May 27th, 2016 | By
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By Sarah Glenn For the Journal POCATELLO – From the Interstate-15 freeway, Western States CAT’s towering service bay doors are now one of the first things drivers see as they gaze off to the east coming north into Pocatello. Sitting on 27 acres and costing upwards of $21 million, the sales, servicing and regional training facility
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Moving Up: Pocatello Co-op expands to new location, adds café

May 27th, 2016 | By
Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal Karen Martin, assistant manager, sits at the fountain in the old Cook's Drugstore where the Pocatello Co-op has moved to.

By Janna Graham For the Journal POCATELLO – The Pocatello Co-op completed its long-planned move in April and now occupies a new space at 308 E. Center St.  The new location offers the opportunity for increased foot traffic while allowing the Co-op to continue participating in downtown events such as the First Friday Art Walk.  “This
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