The fires consuming the forests of California and Oregon and darkening the skies over San Francisco and Portland are also damaging a regional economy already singed by the coronavirus outbreak.

With recent windstorms hitting eastern Idaho and fires raging in neighboring states, preparing for a disaster, or cleaning one up has become a reality for many. September is National Preparedness Month sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Mattie Davie has joined TitleOne as an escrow assistant in the company’s Idaho Falls office. Davie has seven years of customer service experience and two years of banking and lending experience, a company news release said. Davie also has two years of title and escrow experience.

Bank of Idaho taps Vahsholtz to head SBA departmentBank of Idaho has expanded its commercial lending division by creating a stand-alone Small Business Administration department headed by Tony Vahsholtz, formerly the VP and area commercial manager of the Boise market.

In a year where uncertainty is the only certainty, there’s one bellwether industry leading the pack to prosperity. We’re talking about the housing market, of course. Several factors — a lack of inventory, low, low interest rates, and people flocking to the eastern Idaho — are driving a persi…

Fluor Idaho recently signed a mentor-protégé agreement with MarCom. As part of the agreement, Fluor Idaho will “provide both onsite work experience for employees of MarCom and business development expertise to enhance that small company’s ability to bid on future federal contracts," accordin…

Back-to-school preparations have a little different feel to them this year. Families planning to learn remotely in the fall are likely expecting laptops, tablets and other online technology to see a significant uptick in usage within their households. Unfortunately for eastern Idaho parents,…

WASHINGTON — Facing a public backlash over mail disruptions, the Trump administration scrambled to respond Monday as the House prepared an emergency vote to halt delivery delays and service changes that Democrats warned could imperil the November election.

Longtime news anchor Karole Honas will be signing off for the last time on August 28. She will be retiring from Channel 8 after 30 years.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their capsule parachuting into the Gulf of Mexico to close out an unprecedented test flight by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company.

People who care about their credit scores tend to obsess about some things they probably shouldn't, such as the possibility they might have too much credit.

As coronavirus numbers continue to rise, more companies are looking for ways to conduct business from afar. From virtual meetings to virtual parties, it seems everyone is going online these days. And eastern Idaho companies are no exception. Local business owners have had to get creative to …

ASCE awards CAES fellow receives 2020 Alfred Noble PrizeIdaho State University civil and environmental engineering associate professor and Center for Advanced Energy Studies fellow Mustafa Mashal has been honored with the 2020 Alfred Noble Prize for being the lead author on the paper “Low-Da…

Gem State Staffing will hold an end of summer hiring event at noon Aug. 4 at its Idaho Falls office. The event will allow job seekers to see what jobs are available, apply and interview during the event. While waiting for their turn to interview, those interested can enjoy food and drinks ou…

For some of us, the annual act of spring cleaning may have stretched well into summer. And why not? The added time at home has provided plenty of opportunities to clean out closets and clear away clutter. It’s no surprise, then, that all the tidying up has translated into a surge in online s…

WASHINGTON — The United States has become overly reliant on Chinese goods and services, including face masks, medical gowns and other protective equipment designed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Attorney General William Barr said Thursday as he also cautioned American business leader…

Parkinson retires from Bank of IdahoDebbie Parkinson, who delayed her retirement plans from the Bank of Idaho for several months, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officially retired on June 19 after 35 years.

Many county fairs may be canceled this summer, but that doesn’t have to stop anyone from getting their annual fair food fix. Vendors who traditionally sell their food at the fairs are coming together to offer locals their fair favorites all in one place with the East Idaho Fair Food Tour. Ve…

As businesses and cities continue to discuss making face masks mandatory, fake cards are showing up online that claim to exempt people from covering their faces. The cards are yet another unfortunate reminder that you shouldn’t believe everything you see right now, no matter how legitimate i…

FORT HALL — The Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel has indicated that a casino employee had tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was not at work for possible exposure, so there is little potential for any exposures. Contact tracers have been notified.

INL researcher selected for early career programAn Idaho National Laboratory scientist engaged in nuclear fusion research has been selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Program.

As businesses reopen, employees and customers are participating in procedures to help protect everyone’s health. But as you take part in these steps, knowing how your information is protected is essential. Navigating this type of health management is uncharted territory for businesses, and w…

Cort Pincock has never taken a single business or cooking class. He majored in chemistry and currently works as a full time chemist at the Idaho National Laboratory. But his passion has always been cooking.

Beginning this week, the Post Register will no longer print and distribute a physical paper on Thursdays. However, the paper will continue to publish its Thursday e-edition online.

It’s alarming to imagine a call stating you have been exposed to COVID-19. Anyone who receives such an alert would understandably provide the caller with whatever information they requested if it meant preserving their health. But what if you just gave your personal information to a stranger…

The Regional Development Alliance has created a reserve fund to help small businesses to recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The private, not-for-profit business financing company has put $750,000 into the program’s fund.

Seeing the suffering and struggle around us, many people want to reach into their wallets and help. For some putting their money where their mouth is, is a way they can help organizations and movements bring about the change they want to see. Making the decision where to donate is complicate…

Fourteen months ago, city officials announced at an Idaho Falls City Council meeting that Costco would finally be coming to Idaho Falls. A little more than a year later and Costco appears on to be on track to open in 2020.

Fall River Electric Cooperative will hold its annual owner-members meeting online this year. The meeting is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday. Company officials said they did this out of an “abundance of caution” due to coronavirus concerns. This will be the company’s first virtual meeting.

For weeks Samantha Clarke calmly listened to the insults and threats directed daily at her and her employees by people who learned they couldn't enter the Modesto, California, store without wearing a mask and following other coronavirus-related rules.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Facebook employees are using Twitter to register their frustration over CEO Mark Zuckerberg's decision to leave up posts by President Donald Trump that suggested protesters in Minneapolis could be shot.

Diablas Kitchen will soon be moving to a new location. Currently located on A Street, owner Deanna Bowles Brower is renovating the the former Westbank property at 525 River Parkway. Brower wrote on Facebook that the new building has a “beautiful view of the falls, much bigger dining room and…