New store coming to Pine Ridge Mall

Apr 27th, 2017 | By
The Pine Ridge Mall announced the addition of Shoe Dept. Encore Thursday. The 12,000 square feet addition will be one of the mall's larger non-anchor tenants.

By Sarah Glenn CHUBBUCK — Five now-shuttered storefronts at the Pine Ridge Mall are getting a new long-term lease tenant at the end of 2017. Shoe Dept. Encore will offer shoes for every size and every age, along with handbags and accessories. “With 1,123 stores operating nationwide and a focus on local community activities, Shoe
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ICCU again wins a best place to work in Idaho honor

Apr 25th, 2017 | By
Idaho Central Credit Union employees stand outside the Yellowstone branch at its grand opening last week in Pocatello. (Photo courtesy of ICCU)

By Sarah Glenn Throughout the past year, thousands of employees across Idaho scribbled and jotted responses on anonymous surveys; marketing and HR research firm POPULUS wanted to collect their unfettered opinions about the best places to work in Idaho. They released the results of their surveys in April. For the fifth year in a row,
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Association lauds Idaho for backing disruptive innovation

Apr 18th, 2017 | By
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A sampling of Airbnb listings for Pocatello. Idaho was recently lauded by the Consumer Technology Association for its friendly stance toward the sharing economy.

By Sarah Glenn POCATELLO — Idaho recently relaxed it regulations on the sharing economy and business innovation watchdogs took notice. In early April, the Consumer Technology Association labeled the Gem State as one of three leading the nation in disruptive innovation. Rhode Island and Arizona were the other states recognized for championing the sharing economy.
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ISU grad opens his own business in Pocatello

Apr 11th, 2017 | By
Idaho State University graduate Roshan Kumar from Nepal has stocked his shelves at the Himalayan Craft and Smoke Shop at 905 S. Fifth Ave. in Pocatello with food items and spices that aren’t readily available in Southeast Idaho.

By Josh Friesen POCATELLO — When Roshan Kumar arrived in the U.S. from his home country of Nepal in 2011 to study at Idaho State University, he never thought he’d one day open his own business in Pocatello. But now, six years later, that’s exactly what happened. The ISU graduate acquired what used to be
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ISU students dominate at Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge

Apr 4th, 2017 | By
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A team of Idaho State University seniors from the College of Business returned from the Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge in Boise with a first-place award and over $15,000 in prize money for the team’s Wynderhub wire fence tightening tool.

By Courtney Johnson POCATELLO — A team of Idaho State University seniors from the College of Business returned from the Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge in Boise with a first-place award and over $15,000. Three other teams from ISU also won awards over the weekend. ISU’s College of Business students were one of eight university teams at
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Rexburg woman makes mascot costumes for local, international buyers

Mar 28th, 2017 | By
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Rexburg resident Flora Ellis, who makes and sells mascot costumes for local and international markets, says each costume generally takes about 30 days to make.

By Lisa Dayley Smith Standard Journal REXBURG — Shortly after young Flora Ellis learned to crawl, she crawled over to her Dad as he held a pencil in one hand and a toy in the other. Ellis reached for the pencil. “He said, ‘Our little girl will be an artist some day,’” she said. Fast
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Idahoans buying marijuana help boost economy of tiny Oregon town

Mar 20th, 2017 | By
Diane Matthews, co-owner of 420Ville in Huntington, Oregon, says she is surprised at the diverse clientele of her marijuana dispensary. Very few of her customers come in just to get high, she said. Most are looking for relief from a variety of ailments. Many Idahoans are going to Huntington to buy marijuana.

By Sven Berg Idaho Statesman HUNTINGTON, Ore. — Huntington has become a hot destination, even if most visitors only stay long enough to buy marijuana products from the dispensaries in town. Not much more than a year ago, the city was fading, its population slowly diminishing as it has in countless small towns across the
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Realtors: Pocatello area housing market has improved

Mar 7th, 2017 | By
Workers shingle a new home at the top of East Center Street Monday afternoon in Pocatello. The local housing market has picked up considerably, according to local real estate agents.
Jordon Beesley/Idaho State Journal

By Kendra Evensen POCATELLO — For years, Gail Bishard has advised people who were interested in selling their homes to wait so they wouldn’t end up losing money on their investment. For some, it would have been a big loss. Due to the recession and recovering economy, there have been many foreclosures, short sales and
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Idaho pump prices back in the top 10

Mar 2nd, 2017 | By
Bobby Thompson, of St. Joseph, Mo., fills is gas tank at the Shop $ Hop at County Line Road and the Belt Highway Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 in St. Joseph, Mo. Retail gasoline prices rose less than a penny to a national average of $3.53 per gallon on Friday, Feb. 17, according to AAA, Wright Express and Oil Price Information Service. A gallon of regular is 15 cents higher than it was a month ago and about 38 cents more than a year ago. (AP Photo/St. Joseph News-Press, Todd Weddle)

Press Release BOISE –  National average gas prices have remained fairly flat for the last 29 days, but Idaho isn’t sharing in the good news. Local supply issues recently pushed Gem State pump prices into the nation’s top ten. Idaho’s average price today is $2.44, up seven cents in the past month and fourteen cents
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Preston area man is leather craftsman

Feb 21st, 2017 | By
Preston area resident Marvin Graham talks about this leather creations in his shop recently.
John Zsiray/Herald Journal

By Amy Macavinta Herald Journal 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 spends his
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