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CBI Offroad adds mountain bikes to lineup

By JEFF ROBINSON news@postregister.com It’s been a few years since the Post Register caught up with CBI Offroad Fabrications, and the business has seen a lot of changes. The last time we featured the business in 2011, owner Hal Wright and his son, Nathan, had recently purchased […]

Farmers fear crackdown on immigrant workers

By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants. […]

Subcontractor shortage is driving up costs

Subcontractor shortage is driving up costs

By Mike Price For Eastern Idaho Business Report New homes are popping up all over eastern Idaho, but there aren’t enough subcontractors to meet the demand. The Eastern Idaho Home Builders Association hopes to remedy that problem. “Statistics show that 30 percent of kids graduate and go […]

Fall River seeks board of director candidates

By JEFF ROBINSON news@postregister.com Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative is seeking people interested in serving on the co-op’s board of directors. This year three seats are open for election on the nine-member board including: • District 2: the west Victor area (west of state Highway 33 and […]

Distinguishing between IRS phone calls and tax scammers

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau The Internal Revenue Service has changed the way it deals with overdue taxes, and that means third party collection agencies may now call you on the phone. Like the IRS, the Better Business Bureau is concerned this change might give scammers […]

Commercial drone boom opens door for mechanics

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — With the number of commercial drones expected to soar into the millions in the next few years, operators whose unmanned aircraft malfunction or crash will be looking for places to get them fixed. Some repair shops authorized by manufacturers to fix smaller drones […]

Telecom lobbying muscle kills privacy rules

By TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer NEW YORK — The telecom industry’s lobbying muscle pushed a consumer privacy measure to a swift death in Congress. Republicans struck down Obama-era rules that would have imposed tight restrictions on what broadband companies such as Verizon, AT&T and Comcast could […]

Idaho gun, ammo makers cheer on Trump as their sales plummet

By ZACH KYLE Idaho Statesman Barack Obama was a godsend for companies in the gun and ammunition business. Backgrounds checks for weapons purchases increased every year during the Obama presidency. They set a record of nearly 2.8 million in December 2012, the month of the mass shooting […]

Buckle manager spends night among the stars

By JEFF ROBINSON news@postregister.com J’Dee Grover, the manager of the Buckle location in the Grand Teton Mall, received a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Friday when he and his wife traveled to New York City for Saturday’s premier of “The Fate of the Furious,” the newest entry in the long-running […]

Are you buying a house or lottery ticket?

By LIZ WESTON NerdWallet The same week legendary investor Warren Buffett put his California vacation house on the market, a friend told me her widowed mother had sold the family home in Cleveland. Buffett bought his Laguna Beach place in 1971 for $150,000 and is asking $11 […]

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