Idaho elk ranchers see strong demand

Jan 3rd, 2017 | By
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By John O’Connell Capital Press VICTOR — Rancher Kent Bagley and his sons Greg and Stephen derive almost a third of their income from agricultural tourism, and their farm-raised elk are the main attraction. The Bagleys bought their first 15 elk in the late 1990s, seeking to diversify their beef and dairy business. They’ve since
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Old building put to new business uses

Dec 20th, 2016 | By
The former Odd Fellows building in Salmon has gone from being unused to being a thriving bakery, thrift shop and community gathering place.

By Scott W. Elliott For the Journal SALMON — Seven years ago, any out-of-towner might not have looked twice at the old Odd Fellows building in downtown Salmon, which is in central Idaho north of Challis. But volunteer Cindy Phelps and the Craig and Jessica McCallum family saw potential — a tan brick facade on
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Congress reconsiders rest rules for truckers

Dec 13th, 2016 | By

By Sarah Glenn IDAHO FALLS — Trucking companies are breathing a sigh of relief today while road safety watchdogs wring their hands. Congress tucked language into it’s short-term spending bill that begins to roll back restrictive rules for how long (and when) long-haul truck drivers are required to rest. The whole bill passed the Senate
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Addressing perceptions: Auto mechanics work to build trust

Dec 6th, 2016 | By
Vehicle owners should do basic research to find a repair facility before they need one, according to AAA Idaho spokesman Matthew Conde.

By Sarah Glenn POCATELLO — When the car breaks down, do you have a mechanic you trust? Two out of three people will likely answer “no” according to a recent AAA survey. The biggest reasons for the trust issues included overcharges, recommendations for unnecessary repairs, and poor past experiences. Although not new, the tricky relationship
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Pocatello mulls joining Chubbuck in requiring city licenses for businesses

Nov 28th, 2016 | By
Several new eateries have opened recently in Chubbuck. Chubbuck requires city licenses for businesses and now Pocatello is also considering requiring city business licenses.

By Sarah Glenn/For the Journal POCATELLO — Where Pocatello ends and Chubbuck begins isn’t always crystal clear. For decades, the neighboring cities have worked seamlessly together to build business and incubate economic growth. “We don’t just say it, we mean it with all our hearts: what’s good for Pocatello is good for Chubbuck and what’s
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Financial experts: Trump election boosting stock market

Nov 25th, 2016 | By

By Josh Friesen The election of Donald Trump to become the next U.S. president has produced record-setting highs in the stock market, according to several local financial advisers. That’s after an election night in which Trump’s surprise victory sent stock projections plunging. The next day, however, the market did nothing but trend upward. “The market
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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.
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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
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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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