Pocatello News

Christiansen Implement stores acquired by Stotz Equipment

Jun 13th, 2016 | By
CI American Falls (1)

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
Home for Sale

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
Western States CAT1

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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A Look at Local Student Debt

May 26th, 2016 | By
StudentDebt

Local graduates’ student debt lower than national average but higher than state average By Sarah Glenn For the Journal POCATELLO – Students across America face a crippling cost for their education. Nationally, student debt is climbing above $1.2 trillion. Since the start of the Great Recession, student lending has grown by 84 percent – and
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Choosing a Career: ISU helps students make an educated plan

May 26th, 2016 | By
grads

In 2015, about 69 percent of ISU graduates who answered an exit survey were employed in Idaho. In 2014, about 71 percent of those graduates were employed in Idaho.  By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com POCATELLO — Choosing and sticking to a career path in college can be like navigating a maze walled with daunting research papers,
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