When selling online, watch for these signs

By JEREMY JOHNSON Better Business Bureau It almost that time of year when you’re ready to get a jump start on spring cleaning. Your first instinct might be to sell some of your once prized possessions to clear out the clutter. These days it’s so easy to […]

Art imitates life in rural Valley County

By JEAN PARRELLA U of I CALS intern MOSCOW — Education and apparel design have joined forces at the University of Idaho to give the public smart new ways to identify invasive and noxious plant life. And look really good doing it. University of Idaho Extension educator […]

After 38 years in Rexburg and 24 years in I.F., Porter’s Craft and Frames to close shop

By MARC BASHAM After nearly four decades of operation in eastern Idaho, a local craft and frame store will close its doors next week, and is hosting a liquidation sale beginning Thursday.  With locations in Rexburg and Idaho Falls, Porter’s Craft and Frame has become a […]

Nonprofit receives $65M federal award for projects

By MARC BASHAM A regional nonprofit has received a $65 million award through a federal program, and is looking to invest further in eastern Idaho businesses and communities. The Montana and Idaho Community Development Corporation received funding through the U.S. Treasury’s New Markets Tax Credit Program, […]

Sawtelle Resort gets facelift

By LISA DAYLEY SMITH Rexburg Standard Journal ISLAND PARK — The Sawtelle Mountain Resort is undergoing a face-lift. Plans call for a new office and new hotel rooms at the facility, which was built in the 1990s. The Sawtelle Resort needed an overhaul, said resort spokeswoman Trisha […]

Plans progressing for eCobalt plant in Blackfoot

By MARC BASHAM When eCobalt Solutions announced in October its intentions to construct a cobalt refining facility in Blackfoot, anticipation and questions arose.  What is involved with this industry? How many jobs will this plant bring to the region? But most notably, why would such an operation […]

Has my child’s identity been compromised?

By JEREMY JOHNSON Better Business Bureau If you have children keeping them safe is your top priority, but it often doesn’t cross our minds if their identities are safe. When we think of identity theft, we often think of an adult whose account has been hacked or […]

Utility scam returns to the Gem State

By JEREMY JOHNSON Better Business Bureau Scammers have been at work again convincing local residents they are with a local power company in hopes of gaining money from customers. Better Business Bureau Northwest &Pacific has received reports of a scammer calling a Rocky Mountain Power customer threatening […]

INL receives honor for environmental commitment

By MARC BASHAM Idaho National Laboratory is being honored for its achievements in environmental responsibility through its transportation system by the American Bus Association (ABA) Environmental Committee. INL was selected as a winner of the 2018 Green Spirit Award in the “special recognition” category by the […]

Q&A with Chobani’s CEO and founder Hamdi Ulukaya

By JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail Writer NEW YORK — In the span of a decade, Chobani went from being in just one supermarket to becoming the country’s best-selling yogurt brand. It hasn’t all been smooth — the company faces more competition than it used to, and has […]

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