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East Idaho ski resorts are about to open

Dec 10th, 2015 | By
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The Pebble Creek Ski Area and the Kelly Canyon Ski Resort are currently waiting for more snow to fall before opening for the season.

By David Ashby dashby@journalnet.com Ready, set, ski. The official start of winter is less than two weeks away. But for many resorts across the Intermountain West, the skiing and snowboarding season has already begun. Skiers at places like Sun Valley, Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole are already tearing up the mountains. However, many ski bums
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Ski company settling in Victor

Nov 19th, 2015 | By
Vanessa Grieve/For the Journal 
Photo taken Nov. 2 at Sego Ski Co. in Victor, Idaho. Brothers Peter Wells, production director, and Tim Wells, chief executive officer, opened Sego Ski Co. in September 2014. They moved the business from Portland, Ore.

By Vanessa Grieve vgrieve@journanet.com   VICTOR — Inside the Sego Ski Co. manufacturing facility Peter Wells applied a coat of epoxy to a pair of soon-to-be skis before applying a layer of composite material, in early November. This process in building the ski is called a layup. The small manufacturing company currently makes between eight
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When East meets West, toilet seats take a beating

Nov 18th, 2015 | By

By Mike Koshmrl Jackson Hole News & Guide JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — There were plenty of examples from the past year of Asian tourists in Jackson Hole having trouble as a result of cross-cultural misunderstandings. A lack of true wildlife in heavily populated Asian countries led to some visitors getting too close the Greater Yellowstone
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New outdoor equipment shop opens in Pocatello

Nov 13th, 2015 | By
David Ashby/Idaho State Journal
Cody Nelson, the general manager of Revival Sports Outlet, which officially opened this week. The store allows customers to sell their used skiing, snowboarding or biking equipment.

By David Ashby dashby@journalnet.com POCATELLO — Even though Revival Sports Outlet has only been officially open for about a week now, customers are already referring to the new business as “the church.” It seems appropriate, especially because Revival’s business model is to provide a new life for old outdoor sporting equipment such as bikes, skis
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Pebble Creek looks to rebound after tough year

Nov 11th, 2015 | By
Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal
It's beginning to look a lot like ski season. As of Tuesday, Pebble Creek Ski Area at Inkom has reported 6 to 8 inches of snow on top of the mountain.

By Journal Staff INKOM — Last winter was a tough one for Pebble Creek Ski Area. Hammered by record-breaking warm temperatures, the Inkom ski resort fought an uphill battle against the weather to keep snow on the ground and skiers and snowboaders on the slopes. In the end, Mother Nature won, forcing Pebble Creek to
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Central Oregon couple buys Idaho’s Soldier Mountain Ski Area

Nov 6th, 2015 | By

FAIRFIELD, Idaho (AP) — A couple from Central Oregon is buying an Idaho ski area once owned by actor Bruce Willis. Soldier Mountain Ski Area announced Wednesday that it’s being purchased by Matt and Diane McFerran of Bend, Oregon. The Times-News reports that the property in the Sawtooth National Forest was put up for sale
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Pocatello airport gets ready for SkyFest 2017

Oct 14th, 2015 | By

By Journal Staff The Pocatello Regional Airport’s second SkyFest won’t take place until 2017, but organizers are already making plans for the event they say helps build people’s interest in aviation. The next SkyFest is set for June 24, 2017, and the planning committee is tentatively looking at incorporating an air show, history displays, helicopter
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Idaho Falls indoor ice rink opens Saturday

Oct 8th, 2015 | By
HANNAH LEONE/IDAHO STATE JOURNAL

   The Joe Marmo/Wayne Lehto ice arena in Idaho Falls opens Saturday, Oct. 10, for its 2015-16 season. Crews will install ice in the rink during the prior week.

By HANNAH LEONE hleone@journalnet.com   The only enclosed ice rink in Southeast Idaho will open Saturday for its regular six-month season. While plans to open the outdoor ice rink in Chubbuck’s Capell Park are still thawing out, the Joe Marmo/Wayne Lehto ice arena in Idaho Falls is kicking off its 2015-16 season with free lessons
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Financing secured for new event center

Oct 7th, 2015 | By
Event Center
This is an artist's rendering of the proposed event center in Chubbuck.

By JOURNAL STAFF POCATELLO — Progress on the creation of a new events center near Grace Lutheran church and school on Baldy Avenue east of Interstate 15 continues as the Pocatello City Council gave a rezone for the project its final approval Thursday night. The church has also secured financing. The council approved its consent
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BFGoodrich Tires announces Outstanding Trails winners for 2015

Oct 7th, 2015 | By

POCATELLO — BFGoodrich Tires, in collaboration with Four Wheel Parts, United Four Wheel Drive Associations, BlueRibbon Coalition and Off Road Business Association, recently announced the winners of the 2015 Outstanding Trails program. Nominated for uniqueness, terrain type and enthusiast following, the trails selected and the associated clubs for this year’s program are Applegate-Lassen Wagon Trail,
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