The Collective features handcrafted items

Scott Duff (pictured) and his wife, Tiffani, opened The Collective in May. The Park Avenue store sells items made by area artists and crafters items. Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com

Necessity is the mother of invention. It was the need for a hub to sell handcrafted items from artisans across eastern Idaho that led Scott Duff and his wife, Tiffani, to start The Collective.

Huge solar plant lags in early production

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