Posts Tagged ‘ pack your bags ’

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 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 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
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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 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 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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RV sales do well locally, nationally

Dec 26th, 2015 | By

By Cydney McFarland Sales of recreational vehicles in the United States are at their highest in nearly a decade, according to the Wall Street Journal. And John Myers, general sales manager at Bish’s RV in Idaho Falls, said the increase is a sign of economic recovery. “Banks are lending like they did before the
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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 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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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 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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