Tax season brings preparation scams

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau This tax season your Better Business Bureau is partnering with the Idaho Attorney General’s Office to warn the public about the dangers of tax identity theft. This joint warning is in cooperation with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, which takes place […]

Praying for more snow

By MARC BASHAM Eastern Idaho is a hub for outdoor activity. And during winter months, some local businesses tend to ramp up sales and support to locals and visitors in Idaho Falls as they prepare to hit the slopes and trails dotting the area. Winter sports […]

Maltese CrossFit boasts new facility

By MARC BASHAM Maltese CrossFit, a staple of the Idaho Falls fitness community for nine years, has moved into an expansive new location. It opened the doors to its new 10,000-square-foot facility at 3899 S. American Way on Oct. 31. The gym held its grand opening […]

Tax law gives unexpected break to farmers who sell to co-ops

Tax law gives unexpected break to farmers who sell to co-ops

By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Key senators and farm groups are trying to fix a provision in the federal tax overhaul that gave an unexpected tax break to farmers who sell their crops to cooperatives rather than regular companies. Lawmakers say they didn’t intend to […]

Credit unions make an impact on Idaho’s economy

By MARC BASHAM ECONorthwest, a Portland-based economic consulting firm, released its 2017 Economic Impacts of Credit Unions in Idaho report last week and reports a $638 million economic impact that can be attributed to Idaho credit unions in the last year. According to a news release […]

Scammers target college applicants

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau If you have a child thinking about college next year, you are likely dealing with the heat of the application cycle. Due dates are coming up, early decisions are coming in and high school seniors are battling senioritis. If higher education […]

Planet Fitness arrives in I.F.

By MARC BASHAM Planet Fitness Address: 200 S. Woodruff Ave. Ste. A Phone: 208-538-1812 Hours: Monday at 12 a.m. until Friday at 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. to 7 Planet Fitness has arrived in Idaho Falls offering another option for those looking to […]

Fluor Corporation honored on Forbes’ JUST 100 list

By MARC BASHAM Fluor Corporation, an environmental waste control and engineering company, has received a high honor from Forbes Magazine. The Fluor Corporation announced in a December news release that it has been named to the JUST 100 list by Forbes and JUST Capital. It is […]

Be leery of free trial offers, you may lose money

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau Free trial offers can be a great way to try out new products or services without making a long-term commitment. But, too often people are signing up for a memberships without realizing it. Better Business Bureau has received hundreds of reports […]

Retail workers feel disruption of shifting habits

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — With new options and conveniences, there’s never been a better time for shoppers. As for workers … well, not always. The retail industry is being radically reshaped by technology, and nobody feels that disruption more starkly than […]

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