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Utah’s boring? Jazz fans offer nightlife choices to Warriors

May 3rd, 2017 | By
SLC Mayor Tweets

By Brady McCombs / Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City leaders and tourism officials playfully jabbed back at Golden State Warriors players who bemoaned the lack of nightlife in Utah, hoping to combat the predominantly Mormon state’s reputation as a boring place where it’s tough to get a drink. The tourism agency
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Marriott International embraces modular construction initiative

May 3rd, 2017 | By

Press Release BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) is expanding its use of modular construction in its hotels. With the modular process, hotel guestrooms and/or bathrooms are manufactured away from the hotel site in a climate-controlled factory.  Once made, the prefabricated units get transported to the hotel site, where the hotel’s base podium has already
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State parks exceed goal in securing business sponsors

Jun 9th, 2016 | By
SUBMITTED PHOTO
A 15-acre lake within the Horse Station at Cache Valley
near Cache National Forest adds to the beauty of the nearby
physical environment. That will add to the attractiveness of
the overall project.

By Kimberlee Kruesi Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation has received $40,000 in corporate sponsorship since getting legislative approval nearly a year ago to reach out to businesses to help offset the agency’s depleted budget. The amount is double the estimated $20,000 department officials hoped to secure in
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Celebrating addition of third flight on weekdays from Pocatatello airport

Mar 8th, 2016 | By
Airport committee member John Alexander, left, in front, airport Manager David Allen and Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad cut a ribbon to celebrate the addition of a third daily flight on weekdays to Salt Lake City from Pocatello.
Cydney McFarland/Idaho State Journal

POCATELLO — The Pocatello Regional Airport held a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently to celebrate the addition of another flight from Pocatello to the Salt Lake City International Airport. The new flight is now the third weekday flight offered. “One of the biggest benefits travelers will now have is over 300 inbound or outbound connecting opportunities at
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Chubbuck skating rink up and running after one more obstacle

Feb 4th, 2016 | By
Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal
Greg Johnston races his daughter Ella on the ice at the Capell Park rink recently. Greg Johnston races his daughter Ella on the ice at the Capell Park rink recently.

By Debbie Bryce For the Journal CHUBBUCK — Jim DiSanza, president of Chubbuck Pocatello Hockey Association, said it’s been a long time in the works, but since it opened last month, attendance at the new, refrigerated ice rink at Capell Park indicates it was worth the wait. For the past three years, DiSanza and members
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Idaho ranked 6th for retirees

Feb 1st, 2016 | By

By Journal Staff Idaho was ranked sixth in the U.S. for best states to live in retirement, according to wallethub.com. The ranking considered factors such as affordability, quality of life and available health care. The No. 1 state in the nation was Florida, followed by Florida, Wyoming, South Dakota, South Carolina and Colorado. The worst
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LaQuinta opens doors on Bench Road

Jan 25th, 2016 | By
Michael O'Donnell/Idaho State Journal
Workers were busy Thursday putting up a new sign for the La Quinta Inn & Suites on Bench Road in 
Pocatello. The lodging facility was formerly an Ameritel.

By Michael H. O’Donnell modonnell@journalnet.com POCATELLO — Following a major remodel, the old Ameritel Inn on Bench Road has become a LaQuinta Inn & Suites. The Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the opening of the lodging facility with 112 guest rooms Thursday afternoon. The new LaQuinta operation is operated by Western
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Former Rexburg couple takes over renamed Palace Playhouse

Jan 25th, 2016 | By
Submitted photo
The Palace Playhouse, formerly known at the Mystique Performing Arts and Events Center, is located at 158 E. Chubbuck Road in Chubbuck.

By Amanda Beal amanda@uvsj.com Former Rexburg residents John and Trudy Bidwell have chosen to continue feeding their passion for theater by buying the theater previously known as the Mystique Performing Arts and Event Center. The theater, located in Chubbuck, has had its name changed to the Palace Playhouse, but owners and volunteers assure the public
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Theater student starts ski and snowboard rental business

Jan 13th, 2016 | By
Kendal Raleigh is shown in center with husband Ian Raliegh to the right.

By Matt Johnson sjsports@uvsj.com REXBURG — BYU-Idaho student Kendal Raleigh might be studying theater in school, but she’s got to be surprising all of her business student friends with her entrepreneurial ambition. That’s because Raleigh and her husband, Ian Raleigh, recently started a new skiing and snowboarding rental business, Raleigh’s Rentals. “We love snowboarding. It’s
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Country’s largest national parks hit visitation records

Dec 30th, 2015 | By
Jud Burkett /The Spectrum & Daily News via AP, File
Hikers climb down the Angels Landing trail in Zion National Park in Utah in this 2011 file photo. Crowds flocked in record numbers to Zion National Park in 2015, with visitation up 28 percent in the first quarter of 2015. The National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday in 2016 and has urged Americans to rediscover the country's scenic wonders or find new parks to visit through marketing campaigns that include giving free passes to every fourth-grader and their families.

 By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Many of the country’s most prominent national parks, including Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Zion, set visitation records in 2015 and are bracing for what could be an even busier new year. The National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday in 2016 and has been urging Americans
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