Commentary

Getting out of your mind

Sep 19th, 2016 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough What do you do when the thought of doing something paralyzes you? The average person would spend an inordinate amount of time running mentally through thousands of possible scenarios, most of which end up poorly. As your mind tries to anticipate the actions and reactions of those around you, the knot in
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Fall in love with the process

Sep 12th, 2016 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough I hate success. I am one of those people who struggle being satisfied with accomplishments because they are never good enough. Every time I reach a goal, I have a fleeting sense of satisfaction, which is chased away quickly by a sense of inadequacy. In my mind, the mountain isn’t tall enough
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Otter: Let’s celebrate private sector job growth

Sep 1st, 2016 | By
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter

Op-Ed By Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter Labor Day traditionally is a time for celebrating our working men and women, the folks who keep our society running, who keep us healthy, who build our communities, who feed and clothe us, who serve and protect us, and who sacrificed over the years to improve working conditions for
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How to make time stand still and get more done

Aug 30th, 2016 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough Recently, I noticed a help wanted ad seeking someone who could multi-task. The ad stated that this was a must-have skill. In reviewing my own skill set, I felt I would qualify as someone who is a good multi-tasker. I always have multiple projects going and find myself constantly juggling priorities to
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Gov. Otter Op-Ed: Idaho Classrooms, instruction improving as year begins

Aug 23rd, 2016 | By
Gov.Otter

By Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter As students start a new school year, they and their families should be confident that Idaho is focused on providing the opportunities and support they need to learn and achieve. Our five-year plan for improving education in Idaho is well underway, and recommendations from the Task Force for Improving Education
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That one thing

Aug 16th, 2016 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough I like to golf but I am not very good at it. There is something about the game that I just can’t seem to master, but I’m not willing to spend the time to fix the problem. Yet when the opportunity arises, I play a round and get frustrated enough to say
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Mr. White and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Aug 9th, 2016 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough It is an interesting time in American history. We are in a transitional phase between digital immigrants and digital natives in many aspects of our lives. This transition impacts many things and a number of the consequences from this transition have yet to manifest. I am a closet fan of a television
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Just in time learning

Aug 2nd, 2016 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough It started with a stressed out phone call from my son: “Dad, I’m at the ski hill and just broke the key in the ignition,” came the frantic voice on the other end. Once we figured out that he would not be spending the night on the ski hill, he calmed down
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Slow Food at the Farm Table Café

Jul 21st, 2016 | By
Janna Graham

By Janna Graham/ Pocatello Co-op outreach coordinator Business has been steady at the new Farm Table Café in the Pocatello Co-op.  Café personnel are proud of their contribution to the so-called “slow food” movement and its emphasis on good, clean, fairly-produced food.  According to Slow Food USA, this is food that is “wholesome, seasonal, local,
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Idaho has plan in place to minimize economic impact of disasters

Jul 21st, 2016 | By
Randy Shumway (Submitted Photo)

By Randy Shumway/Zions Bank Economic Advisor With the recent flooding in Texas, earthquakes in Australia, and onslaught of the ZIKA virus in South America, we are reminded that disaster can strike in myriad ways. Fortunately, Idaho has developed a specific state emergency preparedness plan that outlines what is to be done in the event of
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