Ehardt appointed to state House

Barbara Ehardt speaks to audience members during an Oct. 19 mayoral debate hosted by the City Club in Idaho Falls. Ehardt, who gave up her seat on the Idaho Falls City Council to mount an unsuccessful campaign for mayor, has been appointed to serve out the remainder of Janet Trujillo’s term in the Idaho House. John Roark /

Idaho Falls City Councilwoman and mayoral candidate Barbara Ehardt has been appointed to the state House. 

Spud growers co-op says McCain contract is small potatoes

Representatives from the Southern Idaho Potato Cooperative say McCain Foods’ efforts to negotiate contracts direct with growers will cut into the growers’ already thin margins. In this file photograph a load of Idaho russets travel down a conveyor belt to a storage cellar at a farm south of Blackfoot. Post Register file

BURLEY — Idaho farmers who raise potatoes for making frozen fries fear a contract being offered by a Canadian food manufacturer could quash their chances of earning better profits in 2018 and 2019.

Melaleuca celebrates annual revenue benchmark

Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot speaks to employees as the company approaches $2 billion dollars in annual revenue Tuesday. Mark and Suzette Roth of Palm Harbor, Florida helped the company break the $2 billion mark with a $187.85 purchase. John Roark /

When an individual takes over a small, struggling business, it is often with visions of one day reaching the top of its industry.



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