Idaho Falls man builds custom fishing rods

By KEVIN TREVELLYAN After selling his eighth or ninth custom fishing rod to the same man in Oregon several years ago, John Patrick Rivera offhandedly said “I hope you’re happy with the stuff, and the fishing is good.” The man didn’t fish with the rods; he […]

Idaho sells 5 commercial properties

From staff and wire reports Five properties Idaho officials offered at an auction sold for above appraised value, but five others didn’t receive any bids. The auction Wednesday by the Idaho Department of Lands brought in nearly $8.5 million, about $1.6 million above the appraised value. An […]

Robison details ‘god-awful’ prison life in new book

By MARC BASHAM RIGBY — At face value Adrian Rand Robison had it all — business success, a sterling reputation and a loving family. How then did he find himself imprisoned alongside drug kingpins, armed robbers and child pornographers in a federal prison that once housed […]

Sollis named new EIRMC CEO

By NATHAN BROWN Jeff Sollis will take over as CEO of Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center after the current one retires.  Sollis is the hospital’s chief operating officer now. He will take charge on Jan. 1, after Doug Crabtree, who announced his plans to retire in […]

New tennis, pickleball facility opens near Rigby

By JEFF ROBINSON Our friend and sometimes contributor John Parsons tells us of a “splendid new indoor pickleball facility” that opened in late October near Rigby. Blake Summers, a longtime assistant tennis coach at Rigby High School, built an indoor pickleball and tennis facility at his […]

Frontline employees urged to identify holiday scams

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau Black Friday is behind us and Christmas is fast approaching, which puts us right in the middle of the holiday shopping season. At the Better Business Bureau, we are constantly working to educate the public on how to be a savvy […]

Economists expect boost from tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Economists expect a tax overhaul to provide a modest boost to the U.S. economy but are increasingly worried that a rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement will take a toll on growth. The National Association of Business Economics survey found that forecasters […]

Movie magnate plans encore

By MARC BASHAM It is one of the most beloved pastimes in the United States. Loading the kids in the car, or picking up your date for the first time, grabbing a bite to eat, and then heading out to your local movie theater for a […]

Tips to protect your personal data from thieves

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau If your Social Security number has been compromised, your chances of dealing with tax fraud jump significantly. And with the major data breaches that have occurred in 2017, many of us find ourselves in this situation. Better Business Bureau is partnering […]

Post Register to expand business news coverage

By JEFF ROBINSON Since we launched the Business Register page nearly five years ago, we have featured hundreds if not thousands of businesses, awards, announcements and business people in the Shoptalk column and in People In Business. While I haven’t gone all the way back to […]

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