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Author Archives: Ken Levy

Development center guides would-be Teton Valley businesses (access required)

Teton County is one of the few in eastern Idaho without a full-time economic development professional, so local business owners are creating an alternative to meet that need. Communities facing the Idaho side of the Grand Tetons are trying to ...

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Botanical Garden growing through development, membership (access required)

With about 10 years still to go before full development, the Idaho Botanical Garden is either installing or planning projects annually. “The garden is now and has been in development mode for a long time,” said Julia Rundberg, executive director ...

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Risk management training gives insurance agent a leg up (access required)

With a background in risk management and safety, insurance agent Isabel Waddell said her entry into the business was serendipitous. Waddell was working as an in-house consultant for waste-management for the Idaho National Laboratory and had been toying with the ...

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Rural hospital in Teton County eyes transition to nonprofit (access required)

Teton County’s tiny rural hospital is moving toward becoming a nonprofit. Run by the county after its founding by Mormons in 1938, the 13-bed Teton Valley Health Care hospital is in the process of a conversion agreement that will lay the ...

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Dennie Arnold Farm battles weather, uncertain markets (access required)

With a batch of heavy storms delaying harvest of seed potatoes, and another batch on its way, Dennie Arnold and his sons were hard-pressed to get the tubers out of the ground before it was too late. But they managed ...

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Driggs couple wants to use ‘famous’ product for vodka (access required)

When the economy collapsed, Bill and Lea Beckett’s dream of building a luxury hotel in Driggs collapsed with it. So they turned to vodka. The retired professional couple, who own a second home in nearby Tetonia, want to put their ...

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Grand Targhee offers summer recreation opportunities, too (access required)

Music festivals, extreme race competitions, challenging biking and hiking trails and a huckleberry festival top the list of non-stop summer activities at Grand Targhee Ski Resort – so plan now for 2012. Situated on the Wyoming border with Idaho near ...

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System converts plastic into mixed light crude oil (access required)

Landfill-stuffing, low-value plastics can be turned into oil products through a converter process that is new to the United States. In use in Japan and other nations since 2006, the E-N-ergy Evolucient System uses a process known as pyrolysis that ...

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Downturn hasn’t cooled popularity of Lava Hot Springs (access required)

You can get into real hot water visiting eastern Idaho. The full-blown, vacation-destination hot springs experience can be found at Lava Hot Springs, situated about 40 miles southeast of Pocatello. Day visitors and vacationers alike will find several relaxing – ...

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