Venezuelans liquidate savings, stockpile food

Ramiro Ramirez pushes a shopping cart as he shops for food with his wife Tebie Gonzalez in Cucuta, Colombia, Sunday, July 17, 2016, during the temporary opening of the long-closed border with Colombia. "This is money we had been saving for an emergency, and this is an emergency," Ramirez said. "It's scary to spend it, but we're finding less food each day and we need to prepare for what's coming." (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (AP) — Tebie Gonzalez and Ramiro Ramirez still have their sleek apartment, a fridge covered with souvenir magnets from vacations abroad, and closets full of name brand clothes. But they feel hunger drawing near.

Idaho Steel’s partnerships bring jobs to the state

Shane Horsley, who does quality control for Idaho Steel, preps a blower package for painting. Idaho Steel has partnered with Tolsma, a Dutch company that designs and fabricates everything for potatoes. The Idaho Steel and Reyco Systems shop in Caldwell has grown from 17 employees in 2007 to 61 today. Katherine Jones / Idaho Statesman

Idaho Steel makes for a homegrown success story.

Ammon climbing gym to be area’s largest

Owners and brothers Ammon and Jake Hartner stand in front of the arch, one of the most prominent features of their new climbing gym, The Edge. They still have to install concrete on the walls, put in crash pads and attach climbing holds before the facility is ready to open sometime this fall. Pat Sutphin /

Brothers Jake and Ammon Hartner are building The Edge Climbing Gym in Ammon. They hope to open the facility this fall.


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