Posts Tagged ‘ Southeast Idaho ’

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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Fertilizer distribution and retail center planned at former FMC site

Dec 16th, 2015 | By

By Kendra Evensen Construction on a fertilizer distribution and retail center at the former FMC location west of Pocatello could begin early next year, marking the first redevelopment effort at the Superfund cleanup site. After striking an agreement with the Power County Development Authority (PCDA) and FMC Corporation, Valley Agronomics LLC is making plans for
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Nearly 20 percent of Bannock County residents live in poverty

Dec 14th, 2015 | By

By Journal Staff Idaho’s median household income grew by 2 percent in 2014, according to the latest U.S. Census figures released by the Idaho Department of Labor. The number of people living in poverty in Idaho also dropped slightly from 15.6 percent to 14.8 percent compared with 2012. However, Bannock County still had poverty rate
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Those with S.E. Idaho ties hold several top federal jobs

Dec 10th, 2015 | By
Dave Goins/
Pocatello native Brian T. Underwood, who’s been U.S. Marshal for the District of Idaho since 2010, sits in his office in the federal courthouse in Boise.

By Dave Goins Idaho News Service BOISE — When U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson was a graduating senior at Pocatello High School in 1982, U.S. Marshal Brian T. Underwood was a sophomore roaming the same hallways. Almost 30 years later, Olson and “high school buddy” Underwood were brought back together — in Boise — in their
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Bannock jobless rate below state average

Nov 24th, 2015 | By

By Journal Staff Idaho’s unemployment rate for October dropped to 4 percent statewide, a decrease of two tenths of a point compared with September. Bannock County’s unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent, and Bingham matched the state average at 4 percent. Bonneville County posted a 3.3 percent rate. The unemployment rate in other Southeast Idaho
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‘Inconceivable’? Not with new fertility clinic in Idaho Falls

Nov 20th, 2015 | By
Deirdre Conway, right, reproductive endocrinologist, talks to a patient recently.

By Greg Eichelberger For the Journal IDAHO FALLS — Although most couples can conceive through much less aggressive and less expensive treatments than in vitro fertilization (IVF), providing this service locally for those who need it is a huge benefit. Before the Idaho Fertility Center opened in Idaho Falls in July, clients were forced to
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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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Free seminar on employee health and wellness programs Nov. 12

Nov 4th, 2015 | By

From Idaho Department of Labor press release The Idaho Falls Department of LaborOffice (DOL) and the Employer-Labor Partnership Committee (ELP) invites businesses to attend a free seminar covering “Employee Health and Wellness Programs.” This seminar will be held Thursday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Idaho Falls Department of Labor Office,
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Idaho’s labor force reaches record-high 800,800

Oct 19th, 2015 | By

By JOURNAL STAFF As September’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 4.2 percent, Idaho’s labor force reached an historical record high by exceeding 800,000 for the first time ever. Bannock County’s rate was below the state average at 4.1 percent. Bingham County was 4.2; Bear Lake, 4.0; Caribou, 3.9; Franklin, 4.9; Oneida, 3.9; and
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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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