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Idaho is the 12th fastest-growing state in the country

Dec 30th, 2015 | By
Michael O'Donnell/Idaho State Journal
Portneuf Medical Center nurse Emily Taylor tends to one of eight newborn babies at the hospital Tuesday afternoon. One of the reasons Idaho is the 12th fastest-growing state is its high birthrate.

By David Ashby dashby@journalnet.com Idaho is listed as the 12th fastest growing state in the country this year, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau last week. The Gem State’s population was 1.65 million in July, an increase of 20,124 (1.2 percent) people from July 2014. From a percentage point of view, this
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Dave Welsh to lead Herald Journal in 2016

Dec 28th, 2015 | By
Eli Lucero/Herald Journal
Dave Welsh, right, has been appointed to general manager of The Herald Journal starting Jan. 1. Mike Starn will retain the title of publisher and serve as an adviser to Welsh until July.

By Kevin Opsahl  Herald Journal Working at The Herald Journal is something Advertising Director Dave Welsh knows well. Born and raised in Cache Valley, Welsh joined the paper in 1999 as an inside sales representative at age 19 after graduating high school. Through the years, he’s been promoted and most recently became the newspaper’s ad
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Alan Saunders of Stan’s Pro Tows gets national award

Dec 22nd, 2015 | By

By Journal Staff POCATELLO — Alan Saunders from Stan’s Pro Tows of Pocatello has received the American Towman ACE Award for achievement in service performance. Recipients were nominated by the nation’s major photo clubs and dispatch centers. These include Agero, CoachNet, GEICO, National Automobile Club, Nation Safe Drivers, Quest Towing Service and Road America. The
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Stewart to take helm at Pocatello Animal Shelter

Dec 21st, 2015 | By
Richard Stewart

By Journal Staff POCATELLO — A veteran of animal shelters and the U.S. Marine Corps will be taking the helm of Pocatello’s Animal Services Department on Jan. 4. The Pocatello City Council voted to confirm Mayor Brian Blad’s appointment of Richard Stewart to the animal services director position Thursday night. Stewart will move to Pocatello
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Those with S.E. Idaho ties hold several top federal jobs

Dec 10th, 2015 | By
Dave Goins/
Pocatello native Brian T. Underwood, who’s been U.S. Marshal for the District of Idaho since 2010, sits in his office in the federal courthouse in Boise.

By Dave Goins Idaho News Service BOISE — When U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson was a graduating senior at Pocatello High School in 1982, U.S. Marshal Brian T. Underwood was a sophomore roaming the same hallways. Almost 30 years later, Olson and “high school buddy” Underwood were brought back together — in Boise — in their
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National nominee: Phil Meador up for TIME magazine award

Dec 1st, 2015 | By
Michael O'Donnell/Idaho State Journal
Phil Meador, owner of Phil Meador Toyota, has been nominated for the national TIME magazine auto Dealer of the Year award.

By Michael H. O’Donnell modonnell@journalnet.com POCATELLO — Phil Meador’s drive to succeed in business has driven him into a elite group of U.S. car dealers. The president and owner of Phil Meador Toyota has been nominated for the 2016 TIME magazine Dealer of the Year. Meador will be among a select number of nominated U.S.
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Idaho Doctors’ Hospital receives award for excellent patient experience

Nov 24th, 2015 | By
Photo provided by Bingham Memorial Hospital
CEO Louis Kraml holds the Pinnacle of Excellence Award for Patient Experience awarded to the Idaho Doctors' Hospital.

BLACKFOOT — The Idaho Doctors’ Hospital at Bingham Memorial Hospital received the Pinnacle of Excellence Award for Patient Experience on Tuesday.

Eric Miller joins Pocatello Nissan KIA as business manager

Nov 24th, 2015 | By
Eric Miller

POCATELLO — Eric Miller has recently joined the sales team at Pocatello Nissan KIA as the business manager. Eric will be assisting customers in completing the necessary paperwork associated with the purchase of new and used vehicles, including loan documents and protection plans. Eric has eight years of bank experience, including direct and indirect lending,
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Malad ITD foreman tops state for tackling winter roads

Nov 18th, 2015 | By

By Journal Staff MALAD — When it comes to keeping Southeast Idaho roads clear in the winter, Malad area maintenance foreman for the Idaho Transportation Department, Doug Thorpe, sets the gold standard. The state Transportation Department initiated its Winter Performance Measures in the fall of 2011 to enhance winter maintenance, improve safety and reduce costs.
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BYU-Idaho president calls university a bright light

Nov 11th, 2015 | By
Clark G. Gilbert began serving as president of Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg during April.

By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com REXBURG — Clark G. Gilbert began serving as Brigham Young University-Idaho’s president earlier this year. Gilbert, who has eight children, is the former CEO of Deseret News Publishing Company and Deseret Digital Media. He’s also the former associate academic vice president at BYU-Idaho and a former professor of entrepreneurial management at
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