Eastern Idaho State Fair wins marketing award

By MARC BASHAM The Eastern Idaho State Fair received national recognition for its advertising campaign at a recent convention in Las Vegas. The fair took home the award for Best Overall Advertising Campaign at the 127th annual International Association of Fairs and Expositions convention. It is […]

Use caution before accepting bids to avoid scams

By JEREMY JOHNSON Better Business Bureau As we enter spring, homeowners may be looking for new ways to spruce up their properties. Better Business Bureau Northwest & Pacific has seen an uptick in customers searching for general contractors to help get the work done. BBB has received […]

A hop, skip and jump

By MARC BASHAM Tori Cain has a passion for keeping kids active. Growing up in Texas, Cain would frequent a franchise called The Little Gym, which was had locations throughout the region. The Little Gym is a national franchise with more than 300 locations that focuses […]

Women’s business symposium coming to Fort Hall

By MARC BASHAM The Southeast Idaho Small Business Development Center is hosting an event next week in Fort Hall to teach women how to “balance work, learn business skills, and do great networking.” For more than 10 years, the center has hosted its Women’s Business Symposium. […]

Simple passwords may threaten your security

By JEREMY JOHNSON Better Business Bureau We all use them every day; it seems that we need a password to get into everything from our bank accounts, email, credit card accounts, work systems, plus more on top of these. The average person has dozens of online accounts, […]

Otter decries failure to reform liquor licenses

By BETSY Z. RUSSELL The Spokesman-Review BOISE — Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter scolded lawmakers Thursday for not reforming the state’s liquor license laws — a move he pushed for in 2009, but that has never succeeded. Otter allowed HB 605, a specific bill this year to allow […]

Group: Public in dark about cell tower plans

By MEAD GRUVER Associated Press CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Grand Teton National Park has inappropriately prevented the public from learning about tentative plans for more than 50 miles of fiber-optic cable and new cellphone towers at 11 locations in the majestic preserve in Wyoming, an environmental group says. […]

Gun maker Remington seeks bankruptcy protection

ASSOCIATED PRESS Remington, a company that began making flintlock rifles when there were only 19 United States, has filed for bankruptcy protection. Mounting debts at the arms manufacturer have snowballed, ironically, since the election of Donald Trump, who has called himself a “true friend” to the gun […]

Underground parking garage progressing in I.F.

By MARC BASHAM Idaho Falls has reached “rock bottom” with its latest construction project. But for this project, “rock bottom” is a good thing. This week, construction crews will cap the city’s first underground public parking garage, which is being built below The Broadway development, which […]

Scholarship red flags to watch for

By JEREMY JOHNSON Better Business Bureau For many families, once their child reaches high school, it’s time to start looking for college scholarships. Millions of dollars’ worth of scholarships are awarded each year to college-bound students. Weeding through the numerous types of scholarship offers can be overwhelming. […]

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