ISU and Spudnik cooperate on Blackfoot apprenticeship program

Aug 15th, 2017 | By
Spudnik Equipment Co., a German-owned company in Blackfoot, recently partnered with Idaho State University Continuing Education and Workforce Training to create a registered apprenticeship program. Photo courtesy of Spudnik Equipment Co.

By Stephanie Bachman Idaho State University Do you remember reading fifth-grade history books about journeymen and apprentices? Remember learning that apprentices trained with blacksmiths or seamstresses or tailors, those age-old crafts that have advanced and aren’t as popular nowadays thanks to modern-day robots and machines? You may be surprised that apprenticeships are still quite popular
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Attorneys join forces, building Idaho’s largest business firm

Aug 4th, 2017 | By
Christine Nicholas and Nick Miller sign the agreements creating the biggest business law firm in Idaho. The gentleman with phone is Steve Thomas (Moffatt Thomas partner/now Hawley Troxell partner)  and the other gentleman in the tan jacket is Gerry Husch. (Submitted Photo)

By Sarah Glenn/For the Journal BOISE – The law firms of Moffat Thomas and Hawley Troxell teamed up Tuesday to build Idaho’s largest business law firm. Seventy-five attorneys in offices from Pocatello to Boise to Coeur d’Alene will now serve more than 2,500 active business clients under the Hawley Troxell banner. “This expansion will strengthen our core
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Company offers cheaper pet medicines

Aug 1st, 2017 | By
PetIQ, of Eagle, says it is the first and leading seller to retail stores of premium, “veterinarian grade” pet medications and health products that you could buy previously only through veterinarians.
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BOISE, Idaho — Attention pet owners: A company you’ve never heard of wants you to stop buying prescription medicines and supplements for your dog or cat from your veterinarian and buy its products in stores instead. PetIQ, of Eagle, says it is the first and leading seller to retail stores of premium, “veterinarian grade” pet
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ISU program helps grad land work at INL

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
Idaho State University graduate Tami Musante benefited from the university’s Career Path Internship program by working as a CPI intern at the Idaho National Laboratory while finishing her last semester at ISU. Musante was then hired by INL as an intern through the summer.

By Kirsten Cooper Idaho State University POCATELLO — An Idaho State University Career Path Internship assignment at Idaho National Laboratory opened a door to a new career for ISU student Tami Musante when her spring internship there turned into a job this summer. When Musante first began at INL in January, she was a senior
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Shaved ice shack gives Pocatellans A Taste of Hawaii

Jul 18th, 2017 | By
Mark Cruse, who’s from Hawaii, and girlfriend Gina Rollins are co-owners of A Taste of Hawaii, which they started about a year ago. It turns out that many Idahoans like the shaved ice treats they make as much as Hawaiians do.

By Kendra Evensen Kevensen@journalnet.com POCATELLO — There’s a shaved ice shack in town that’s serving up some tasty treats — Hawaiian style. A Taste of Hawaii at 245 Yellowstone Avenue in Pocatello is now open Tuesday-Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. The business is closed on Mondays.
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A Mall Story: Surviving in the Internet Age

Jul 12th, 2017 | By

By Sarah Glenn/For the Journal CHUBBUCK – In malls across America on a chilly April day, metal gates slowly began rattling down at defunct JC Penny stores. That spring, 21 other mall-based retailers announced closures. Retail analysts went wild but in Southeast Idaho, hardly anyone noticed. The JC Penny at the Pine Ridge Mall wasn’t
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New local convenience store to open in August

Jul 10th, 2017 | By
Shannon Guthrie, the general manager for the revitalized Country Corner gas station on Bannock Highway south of Pocatello, stands in front of the store. The business, now named Guthrie’s Country Corner, is set to open in the first week of August.
Shelbie Harris/Idaho State Journal

By Shelbie Harris sharris@journalnet.com POCATELLO — Last week, as distributors unpacked boxes and lined shelves inside Guthrie’s Country Corner gas station on Bannock Highway just south of Pocatello, General Manager Shannon Guthrie lined the windows with brown paper to help disguise the quick stop from eager patrons. While the building had sat vacant for years,
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Molinelli’s Pray for Rain Guarantee benefits newlyweds

Jun 27th, 2017 | By
Newlyweds Ryland and Jade Rammell received a check from Molinelli’s Jewelers in Pocatello after it rained on their wedding day. That’s because they participated in Molinelli’s Pray for Rain Guarantee program.

POCATELLO — For two local couples this year’s rain, flooding and high water haven’t been all bad news. Ryland and Jade Rammell, and Mandy and Crystal Peace had planned for beautiful spring weddings until heavy rain marred their special days. Despite the rain, there was a silver lining for both couples. Luckily, each couple had
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PetSmart to open new store in Pocatello

Jun 21st, 2017 | By
PetSmart will open a store in Pocatello this fall. The building, which is located at Pocatello Square in the area of Hurley Drive and Highway 91 near the Pine Ridge Mall, is currently under construction.

By Kendra Evensen POCATELLO — PetSmart is coming to Pocatello. Erin Gray, PetSmart’s senior corporate communications manager, confirmed Wednesday that the company is building a PetSmart in the area of Hurley Drive and Highway 91, and it’s slated to open this fall. “PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for
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Pocatello Regional Airport’s passenger numbers soar

Jun 13th, 2017 | By
A baggage handler loads luggage onto an airplane at the Pocatello Regional Airport. Since adding a third daily SkyWest Airlines flight, the airport has seen double-digit growth in passengers.

POCATELLO — The passenger numbers at Pocatello Regional Airport are continuing to soar. The airport has seen double-digit percentage growth in the number of passengers each month since the addition of a third daily SkyWest Airlines flight in March 2016. SkyWest Airlines serves as the Delta Connection to Salt Lake City International Airport. The addition
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