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Thanksgiving dinners will cost a little less this year

Nov 22nd, 2016 | By
Turkeys await Thanksgiving buyers at Fred Meyer in Pocatello. Wednesday brings the biggest grocery shopping day of the year and with food prices decreasing, Thanksgiving dinners will cost a little less this year.
Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal

By Sarah Glenn For the Journal POCATELLO — As turkeys fill grocery store refrigerators and cans of cranberry sauce fly off the shelves, shoppers can expect their Thanksgiving dinner to cost a little less this year due to falling food prices. The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 31st annual Thanksgiving dinner informal price survey says that
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Fred Meyer to officially unveil remodeled Pocatello store Friday

Nov 15th, 2016 | By
Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal

Fred Meyer employees Farlee Nelson, left, and Andrea Wagner slice cheese at the new cheese bar in the store on Yellowstone Avenue in Pocatello. The store will officially unveil its 5-month, $9 million remodel at 7 a.m. Friday.

By Sarah Glenn For the Journal POCATELLO — The Fred Meyer in Pocatello will officially unveil its 5-month, $9 million remodel on Friday starting at 7 a.m. The grand re-opening celebration will come complete with gift card giveaways, breakfast vouchers and activities for kids. “Really what we are trying to provide is a world class
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Costa Vida moving from Pocatello to Chubbuck in January

Nov 15th, 2016 | By
The new construction in the center of Freddy's Steakburgers and Black Bear Diner in Chubbuck will one day be a Costa Vida, complete with a drive-thru. The Costa Vida currently by Costco will move into the new building sometime in January.

By Sarah Glenn For the Journal POCATELLO — If in January you notice a “closed” sign on the Costa Vida in Pocatello, don’t panic. The popular Mexican restaurant will be moving into a brand new building in Chubbuck. Its new neighbors will be the Chubbuck interstate interchange, Freddy’s Steakburgers, The Black Bear Diner and Fuji
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A part of wine country comes to Old Town Pocatello

Nov 8th, 2016 | By
Jim Hickey, left, and his wife, Kim, have opened The Tasting Room at 328 W. Clark St. in Old Town Pocatello.

By Josh Friesen POCATELLO — When Jim and Kim Hickey had the opportunity to buy three high quality wine-dispensing machines from the closed-down Marigolds Wine & Delicacies, they knew they had the makings of something exciting. Six months later, they figured out exactly what to do with them. Now, those dispensing machines sit in The
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More Idahoans have bank accounts, but underbanked population soars

Nov 1st, 2016 | By
Bank Teller Counting Money for Customer --- Image by © Duncan Smith/Corbis

By Sarah Glenn/For the Journal POCATELLO – It’s not cheap being poor. The pinch that comes with a checking account maintenance fee or overdraft charge can make or break someone on the edge. And while the cost of banking, or the ghosts of past bad banking situations, scare some away from opening accounts altogether, the number
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More Idahoans have bank accounts, but underbanked population soars

Nov 1st, 2016 | By
Bank Teller Counting Money for Customer --- Image by © Duncan Smith/Corbis

By Sarah Glenn For the Journal POCATELLO — It’s not cheap being poor. The pinch that comes with a checking-account maintenance fee or overdraft charge can make or break someone on the edge. And while the cost of banking, or the ghosts of past bad-banking situations, scare some away from opening accounts altogether, the number
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ISU launches health informatics master’s program

Oct 25th, 2016 | By
Kevin Parker, Ph.D., teaches a course Monday for the new Masters of Science degree in Health Informatics the Idaho State University College of Business in Pocatello.
Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal

By Sarah Glenn For the Journal POCATELLO — Doctors are burning out at record rates and studies say that hours spent inputting information into clunky electronic medical records systems are to blame. Patients show up at their local pharmacy, expecting a much-needed prescription only to find that the electronic ordering system didn’t work. Modern healthcare
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ON Semiconductor in Pocatello produces products used around the world

Oct 21st, 2016 | By
ON Semiconductor employee Brody Schwab examines a silicone wafer. (Josh Friesen/Idaho State Journal)

By Josh Friesen jfriesen@journalnet.com POCATELLO — Chances are that a piece of technology you own houses a computer chip made by ON Semiconductor. And because ON Semiconductor’s manufacturing plant in Pocatello aims to double its production over the next handful of years, those chances are going to be greater that your phone, car or tablet
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Great Western Malting in Pocatello to hire a dozen more workers

Oct 19th, 2016 | By
Great Western Malting is hiring a dozen more employees at its malt plant in Pocatello.

By Journal Staff POCATELLO — Great Western Malting’s malt manufacturing plant in Pocatello is increasing its workforce from 32 employees to 44, according to a press release issued by the Idaho Department of Labor. The Pocatello site received a $39,685 training grant from the Idaho Department of Labor. The full-time, permanent positions will average $22.84
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Harper’s Homemade bread acquired by Aberdeen company

Oct 17th, 2016 | By
Harper’s Homemade Bread is sold in stores across the region, including Costco. By Sarah Glenn/For the Journal

By Sarah Glenn/For the Journal POCATELLO — There’s a new owner behind Harper’s Homemade Bread. The yellow, red or green packaging that fills shelves from Costco to WinCo and many area markets in between was recently acquired by the Aberdeen-based Driscoll Management Company. According to Jordan Driscoll, the company’s business manager, two of the three
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