Regional News

Still in the Saddle: Franklin County’s Marvin Graham keeps on working his magic

Feb 20th, 2017 | By
Marvin Graham talks about his various careers as he tools a piece of leather in his shop on Monday morning. (John Zsiray/Herald Journal)

By Amy Macavinta, HJ News Staff Writer 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
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Eastern Idaho State Fair wins national award

Jan 23rd, 2017 | By
   Children rocket upward in a ride at last year’s Eastern Idaho State Fair.

EISF press release For the fourth time in the past 6 years, The Eastern Idaho State Fair took home top national advertising honors at this year’s 126th annual International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) convention held at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The EISF was awarded top honors again for their 2016
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BLM approves final routes for Gateway West transmission line

Jan 23rd, 2017 | By

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management has authorized the final routes connecting the high-voltage Gateway West transmission line project between southwestern Idaho and central Wyoming. The BLM’s Record of Decision, signed Friday, means Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power can build and operate 321 miles of 500-kilovolt transmission lines on public land
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Bank of Idaho to receive Brightest Star award

Jan 3rd, 2017 | By

By Torrey Mortenson, Post Register Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, will recognize the 2016 Brightest Stars at a ceremony on Jan. 18 in the Simplot Ballroom at Boise State University. Bank of Idaho will receive the award in the Business category for 2016. Idahoans nominated the award recipients throughout the year,
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Idaho’s Second Quarter 2016 Wages Show 4.2 Percent Increase over 2015

Dec 19th, 2016 | By

Idaho Department of Labor News Release BOISE –Idaho’s private sector average weekly wage grew by $30 between the second quarters of 2015 and 2016 to $743. The state’s 4.2 percent over-the-year increase during the second quarter of 2016 was twice the national average rate of 2.1 percent and put Idaho in fourth place behind Washington,
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Idaho utility seeks to negate Oregon fish passage law

Dec 12th, 2016 | By
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By KEITH RIDLER,  Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal authorities should negate an Oregon law requiring fish passage as part of relicensing for a hydroelectric project on the Snake River where it forms the border between Idaho and Oregon, a utility company says. Boise-based Idaho Power in a notice made public last week asks
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Idaho health care provider bans Galaxy Note 7 smartphones

Dec 12th, 2016 | By
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Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A health care provider says it’s banning all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones at its facilities throughout Idaho. St. Luke’s Health System in a news release Monday says the ban applies to all employees, patients and visitors. St. Luke’s says signs about the ban will be put up in
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Idaho’s Standard Unemployment Insurance Tax Rate Drops 6.3 Percent for 2017

Dec 7th, 2016 | By

Journal Staff With a balance of $674 million, the state’s unemployment insurance trust fund remains solvent BOISE – Idaho’s standard unemployment insurance tax rate for 2017 will decrease by 6.3 percent to 1.395 percent, down from 1.488 percent in 2016. This follows the rate decrease between 2015 and 2016 of 6 percent. The standard unemployment
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Bannock County celebrates economic development success

Dec 2nd, 2016 | By
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By John Regetz, Executive of Bannock Development A lot of development projects involving Bannock Development Corporation (BDC) became reality in 2016.  The benefits to our local businesses that supply these expanding companies can be substantial and sometimes critical. The FBI data center expansion was announced and had already started. Over 300 employees, at an average of
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Study: Idaho is 8th Least Vulnerable State to Identity Theft & Fraud

Nov 30th, 2016 | By
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Journal Staff With December being National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month and 901 data breaches reported thus far in 2016, the free credit-monitoring website WalletHub today released its in-depth analysis that identifies 2016’s States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud as well as an Identity Theft Guide. To measure the level of susceptibility
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