economics

Jessi Roberts turned a small-town clothing store into a cheeky online success story

NEW PLYMOUTH — A longhorn skull studded with Swarovski crystals and adorned with leather feathers hangs on the wall behind Jessi Roberts’ desk, an eye-catching gift made by a friend.

Hidden History: I.B. Perrine’s peaches and a grocery store empire

There was nothing unusual about the day the son of a Baptist preacher purchased a freight car load of peaches from I.B. Perrine’s Blue Lake Ranch.

Hagerman students trying to help trout industry

HAGERMAN — Hagerman High School’s Academy of Agriculture & Food Science has been selected as a partner-school in a U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture-funded research project to help sustain the commercial trout industry in the Hagerman Valley.

Gooding Soil Conservation District receives grant

GOODING — The Gooding Soil Conservation District and the University of Idaho Extension in Gooding County announced they were awarded an urban agriculture conservation grant from the National Association of Conservation Districts and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Idaho Commerce opens Regional Travel and Convention Grant Program

BOISE — The Idaho Department of Commerce-Tourism Development is now accepting applications for the Idaho Regional Travel and Convention Grant Program for the 2019 cycle.

City Council will take comment on proposed $5 vehicle fee at Shoshone Falls

TWIN FALLS — It’s been 20 years since the city last raised rates at the entrance to Shoshone Falls and Dierkes Lake parks. Now, city staff are asking to increase the $3 vehicle fee to $5 in order to accept credit cards and make more improvements to the parks and roads.

Twin Falls City Council keeps cap on recycling, even if it means it’ll go to trash

TWIN FALLS — The Twin Falls City Council says it will not raise waste removal rates again this fiscal year, even if that means it’ll have to send recycling to the landfill this summer.