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Soda mine project finishes environmental impact statement

Sep 9th, 2016 | By
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By Journal Staff SODA SPRINGS — The final environmental impact statement on the proposed Rasmussen Valley phosphate mine located on 468 acres of land 18 miles northeast of Soda Springs has been completed by the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service. The mine and reclamation plan have been proposed by Nu-West Industries doing
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New at the Pine Ridge Mall: Two new retailers announce opening dates, rue21 to expand

Sep 5th, 2016 | By
Two stores at the Pine Ridge Mall recently announced opening dates, and a third is remodeling. Discount Tire, top, will open on Oct. 1. And Pro Image Sports, bottom right, will move into the former Aeropostale location on Sept. 15. Further, rue21 is adding 2,600-square-feet of space, as well as a plus-size line as part of a major remodel. (Submitted Photo)

By Sarah Glenn/Idaho State Journal CHUBBUCK — Customers of rue21 at the Pine Ridge Mall will see a whole new store when it reopens in November. The trendy teen retailer is adding more than 2,600 square feet of retail space, knocking out a wall and taking over the empty storefront next door. All this new
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Hobby Lobby to open Monday in Chubbuck

Aug 31st, 2016 | By
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The new Hobby Lobby at the Pine Ridge Mall in Chubbuck will open Monday at 9 a.m.

By Sarah Glenn For the Journal CHUBBUCK — Rows of fabric flowers tower above freshly arranged furniture as the smell of new inventory fills Chubbuck’s future Hobby Lobby. Hobby Lobby’s doors will open to the public at 9 a.m. on Monday, as the arts, crafts, home and hobby store continues its dominating expansion across the
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Bringing big names to small towns: LaNeige aims to fill a formalwear need

Aug 29th, 2016 | By
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By Sarah Glenn/For the Journal CHUBBUCK — As teens walk into the Pine Ridge Mall’s northeast entrance, thumbing through their smartphones, Chelsea Jensen knows what’s coming. The manager of LaNeige Bridal and Tuxedos Now scrolls through carefully curated Pinterest boards, filled with pictures of the perfect prom dress — often from top name designers who
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Top online disc golf retailer opens store in Pocatello

Aug 22nd, 2016 | By
Infinite Disks, an online retailer based in Logan, Utah, opened its first brick and mortar store at Pocatello in June. It is located on South Fifth Avenue, next to the K&B Kwik Stop. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Idaho State Journal)

By Shelbie Harris/Idaho State Journal POCATELLO — Though for many the phrase “disc golf” may conjure up images of hipster teenagers tossing plastic Frisbees off trees or power poles, the truth couldn’t be more different. In fact, the professional sport of hurling a disc down a fairway and into a basket with metal chains grew
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Travel videos aim to bring German visitors to Idaho

Aug 16th, 2016 | By
Travel commentator Kathrin Kana takes a selfie with Honey, a 1-year-old bison calf, at the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum in Fort Hall during filming of a travel piece for the Brand USA group to encourage German tourists to visit Idaho. (Photo by Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal)

By Kendra Evensen/Idaho State Journal Sprechen sie Deutsch? If not, you may want to learn because speaking some German could come in handy in the future, especially if Idaho Tourism and the Southwest Idaho Travel Association are successful in their efforts to draw more German tourists to Idaho. To that end, the organizations have teamed
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Reactor plant at INL would boost area’s economy

Aug 16th, 2016 | By
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By Journal Staff IDAHO FALLS — If the Idaho National Laboratory becomes the site for the world’s first NuScale Power Small Modular Reactor plant, the economic benefits to eastern Idaho would be huge, according to a news release from the city of Idaho Falls. Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper commissioned an economic impact analysis earlier
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Noodles & Company is now open in Chubbuck

Aug 8th, 2016 | By
Lindsey Canham, general manager of the new Noodles & Company in Chubbuck, serves first-time customers JD and Breann Roberts and their son Jazton during the restaurant's grand opening Monday in Chubbuck. (Photo by Jordon Beesley/Idaho State Journal)

By Michael H. O’Donnell/Idaho State Journal CHUBBUCK — The smell of freshly cooked noodle dishes and vegetables being sliced for a variety of healthy salads shared space with a throng of customers as Noodles & Company opened its doors for business Monday. “It’s been nice and steady,” said Noodles & Company Area Manager Zach Chalkus.
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Noodles & Company opens doors on Monday

Aug 7th, 2016 | By
Noodles & Company will open for business in Chubbuck on Monday.
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By Journal Staff CHUBBUCK — The old “Green T” corner on Yellowstone Avenue will offer hungry folks yet another option starting Monday when Noodles & Company opens its doors at 10:30 a.m. “We are excited to continue to expand in the state of Idaho and bring our real food, real cooking and real flavors to
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Firm from India purchases Hoku plant in Pocatello

Aug 4th, 2016 | By
The Hoku polysilicon plant in Pocatello cost $700 million to build but never became operational. The facility might soon have a new owner, according to media reports. (Idaho State Journal file photo)

By Michael H. O’Donnell modonnell@journalnet.com POCATELLO — Polysilicon may yet be manufactured at the now-defunct Hoku plant located on the northwest corner of Pocatello off North Kraft Road near the Portneuf River. After months of negotiations with JH Kelly to purchase the manufacturing plant assets on the 67 acres owned by the Pocatello Development Authority,
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