Posts Tagged ‘ east Idaho ’

East Idaho legislators give mixed opinion minimum wage bill introduction

Feb 1st, 2016 | By

By Dave Goins Idaho News Service BOISE — State legislation introduced Friday by a leading House Democrat would increase Idaho’s minimum wage by $2 per hour by next year. Sponsored by House Assistant Minority Leader Mat Erpelding, D-Boise, House Bill 400 seeks to raise the Gem State’s current $7.25 per hour minimum wage to $9.25
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Two East Idahoans get D.L. Evans Bank Employee Service Award

Jan 26th, 2016 | By

By Journal Staff TWIN FALLS — D.L. Evans Bank announces the 2015 D.L. Evans Bank Employee Service Award recipients. Each recipient exemplified the standards of integrity, loyalty, hard work, teamwork, and dedication to customer service. D.L. Evans Bank is proud to honor the following individuals for their years of service. Listed are those from East
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East Idaho eyed as site for small commercial nuclear reactors

Dec 10th, 2015 | By

BOISE (AP) — U.S. Department of Energy officials and an energy cooperative with members in eight states are negotiating a plan that could lead to the construction of small commercial nuclear reactors at an eastern Idaho federal nuclear site. Officials with Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems said the 890-square-mile site containing the Idaho National Laboratory
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Idaho Doctors’ Hospital receives award for excellent patient experience

Nov 24th, 2015 | By
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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.

Idaho Falls indoor ice rink opens Saturday

Oct 8th, 2015 | By

   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   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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Some industries rebound after recession in east Idaho

May 31st, 2015 | By
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Dan Cravens For the Journal The strength of agriculture and food processing in eastern Idaho sheltered the region to a degree from the past recession. Unemployment rates in most southeastern counties never exceeded 9 percent. Oneida, Franklin, Madison, Teton and Bear Lake counties all topped out around 7 percent. Health care was another sector that
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Wicked clean — eco-friendly local carpet cleaning business opens

May 13th, 2015 | By
Michael Cowdell, left, and Skylar Phillips own Wicked Clean, a new local carpet-cleaning business.
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By Vanessa Grieve POCATELLO — Michael Cowdell and Skylar Phillips recently opened a carpet dry cleaning business called Wicked Clean. “We got tired of working for other people… and this seemed like something else to do, and there’s really nothing like this in (East) Idaho,” said Phillips, adding they also liked the idea of
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Ag leaders to be inducted into hall of fame

Mar 4th, 2015 | By

IDAHO FALLS — Five of Eastern Idaho’s most distinguished leaders in the agriculture industry will be inducted into the 43rd Eastern Idaho Agriculture Hall of Fame during the annual recognition dinner March 20. The recognition dinner will be held at Keefer’s Island in the Idaho Falls Shilo Inn Convention Center. A no-host social hour begins
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Cattle still missing in Bonneville, Bingham counties

Jan 13th, 2015 | By
   Cows feed in the Black Rock area south of Pocatello.

BY KENDRA EVENSEN   With cattle prices reaching record highs in 2014 and consumers expected to see a modest uptick in beef prices at the grocery store this year, rustling and other cattlerelated crimes may prove a temptation for some.   Idaho Brand Inspector Larry A. Hayhurst said he’s seen a slight increase in the
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New center opens to help people facing a behavioral health crisis

Dec 18th, 2014 | By
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Roughly 120 people, including Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and other government leaders, attended a ribbon cutting for the Behavioral Health Crisis Center of East Idaho in Idaho Falls on Monday morning.

By Kendra Evensen IDAHO FALLS — Roughly 120 people, including Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and other government leaders, gathered in Idaho Falls on Monday morning to celebrate the opening of a new center that aims to help people facing a behavioral health crisis and keep those who don’t need to be hospitalized or incarcerated
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