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Big truck sales slow due to oversupply, less freight

Feb 9th, 2016 | By
The Kenworth Sales Company at 2555 Garrett Way in Pocatello began selling trucks last year for the first time since 1975. Recent months have seen a slump in truck sales, mostly due to a flood of trucks and less freight to carry.
Photo by Vanessa Grieve

By Vanessa Grieve For the Journal The big-truck market is moving in low-gear compared to a few months ago when the economy looked to be improving. “The used truck market looks pretty sad,” said Floyd Herrman, a truck sales consultant at Kenworth Sales Company in Pocatello, in late-January. “I think one of the big things
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Intermountain Grain and Livestock Report for Jan. 5

Jan 6th, 2016 | By

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Farm Bureau Intermountain Grain and Livestock Report Tuesday, Jan. 5. Bids are subject to change. BLACKFOOT __ soft white wheat 4.55, unchanged; 11.5 percent hard red winter 4.10, unchanged; 14 percent DNS 4.75, unchanged; hard white 4.55, unchanged; BURLEY __ white wheat 4.71, up 3; hard red winter 3.85, up 7;
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I.F. man to pay $1.7M restitution for embezzlement

Dec 24th, 2015 | By
Russell Leonardson

By Kendra Evensen BLACKFOOT — An Idaho Falls man pleaded guilty to two counts of grand theft by embezzlement as part of a plea agreement on Wednesday. Russell Leonardson, who was charged with the crimes in Bingham County, will be sentenced Feb. 18. He faces up to 14 years in prison and a $5,000
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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.

Farmer’s corn wins People’s Choice award

Sep 11th, 2015 | By

   Richard Johnson, owner of Grove City Gardens Farm in Blackfoot, won the People’s Choice Food Award on Monday at the Eastern Idaho State Fair, with a sample of his juicy sweet corn.

By GREG EICHELBERGER For the Journal Even though Richard Johnson, owner of Grove City Gardens Farm in Blackfoot (with his autumn mazes and catering services), has had fans of his delicious, juicy sweet corn for many years now. He has just made a whole new legion of fans with his victory in the People’s Choice
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Taste Bud Bonanza: From corndogs to alligator, everybody has a favorite fair food

Sep 8th, 2015 | By

   Bernadine Cook, right, and her sister Belinda Govatos stopped and got a fried turkey drumstick Saturday at the Eastern Idaho State Fair in Blackfoot in honor of their recently deceased father, Jan Nel. He always stopped and got one when attending the fair.

By DEBBIE BRYCE    For the Idaho State Journal BLACKFOOT — The food court might just be the biggest attraction at the Eastern Idaho State Fair. Fairgoers are immediately drawn to the aroma wafting from the food court, located just inside the main gate. With choices ranging from Dutchoven dinners to deep-fried candy bars, the
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State Fair kicks off Saturday

Sep 4th, 2015 | By

   Heidi Morris enters her cajeta, a caramel sauce made from unpasteurized goats’ milk, to Jolene Farmer at the check-in for entries for the Eastern Idaho State Fair on Wednesday.

By KENDRA EVENSEN   BLACKFOOT — About 220,000 people will head to Blackfoot in the days ahead for the Eastern Idaho State Fair, which will officially kick off on Saturday and continue through Sept. 12. Manager Brandon Bird noted that the fair, considered to be the longest running annual event in the area, draws
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Bonney to join Idaho Associated o General Contractors staff

Jul 29th, 2015 | By

IDAHO FALLS — The Idaho Associated General Contractors, Idaho’s oldest statewide network of commercial construction firms, announces that Richard Bonney will be joining its staff in August as the Idaho AGC’s Eastern Idaho regional coordinator, a new position created by the organization to better meet the needs of its Eastern Idaho members. A native of
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Some public pools struggling to find qualified lifeguards

Jun 30th, 2015 | By
Lifeguard Britton Bell looks over the Ross Park Aquatic Complex.

By Kendra Evensen      When it comes to working as a lifeguard, fewer people seem to be interested in diving in these days.    Kira Dunkle, interim manager of the Blackfoot Swimming Pool, said it can be challenging to find enough lifeguards to work at the year-round, indoor facility.    “I think it
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Regional economical development group moving forward

Jun 18th, 2015 | By

By Kendra Evensen A newly-formed regional economic development organization now has an executive board of directors in place following a Tuesday election, and is already receiving financial donations and preparing for the future. The Regional Economic Development Corporation for Eastern Idaho, also known as REDI, formed when Bingham Economic Development Corp. and Grow Idaho
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