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PROUD TO BE THE GREATER POCATELLO/CHUBBUCK AREA
TWO CITIES WORKING TOGETHER FOR THE FUTURE
• Portneuf District Library
• Chubbuck Days Parade & Festival
• Mystique Theatre
• Major Retail Complex
• Idaho State University Community
• Exceptional Sports Programs
• T-Ball • Boys Baseball • Girls Softball
• Tennis • Beautiful Neighborhood Parks for
Families to Enjoy
www.cityofchubbuck.us
“Truly a Great Place to Live and Do Business”
– MAYOR ENGLAND
CONTENTS
Things to Do
10 Recreation
Seize Every Season
Enjoy outdoor adventures
all year long
16 Local Flavor
Pocatello Potluck
18 Arts & Culture
Never a Dull Moment
20 Sports & Recreation
Welcome, Sports Nuts
Living
24 Volunteerism
Proud to Pitch In
Volunteer spirit
drives major community
improvements and events
28 Education
Prepped for Success
31 Health
Care You Can Count On
33 Community Profile
Business
38 Business Overview
The Secret’s Out
40 Working Here
RISE and Shine
ISU’s new facility
epitomizes its positive
economic impact
45 Chamber Report
Big Impact
47 Economic Profile
On The Cover Mountain biking near Pocatello Photo by Wendy Jo O’Barr
7 Welcome to Pocatello & Chubbuck
An introduction to the community
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Pocatello
Chubbuck
Set against a Rocky Mountain
backdrop in eastern Idaho, the
Bannock County seat of Pocatello
and its surrounding smaller
communities of Chubbuck,
Fort Hall, Downey, Inkom, Lava
Hot Springs, McCammon and
Arimo all beckon newcomers with
their beautiful views, outdoor
adventure, and rich educational
and business opportunities.
COLLEGE TOWN ATMOSPHERE
Idaho State University tops the
list of largest local employers and
lends a youthful atmosphere that
comes with being a college town,
including lots of independent
businesses and restaurants near
the campus and in Old Town.
The beautiful and varied natural
environment means year-round
outdoor recreation is a big part
of life for residents, students and
nonstudents, with the most popular
activities ranging from mountain
biking, skiing and snowboarding to
rock climbing, running and fishing.
GREAT FOR GROWTH
Pocatello made Forbes’ list of
Best Small Places for Business and
Careers in 2007, evidence of its
qualities conducive to business
success and opportunities for
individual professional growth.
While the gold rush and
railroad drew people here in the
mid-19th century, the university
and an excellent quality of life
are today’s newcomer magnets.
Location and transportation assets
also lure residents, as Pocatello
is the only city in Idaho at the
intersection of two major interstates
(I-86 and I-15). The Union Pacific
Railroad and Pocatello Regional
Airport also serve the area. Besides
ISU, top employers include the
school district, medical center, and
city and county governments.
Major private companies include
the J.R. Simplot Company and
ON Semiconductor.
AT A GLANCE
Pocatello & Chubbuck, Idaho
A QUICK, COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW OF WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT THE COMMUNITY
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Pocatello-Chubbuck
Chamber of
Commerce
324 S. Main St.
Pocatello, ID 83204
Phone: (208) 233-1525
Fax: (208) 233-1527
www.pocatelloidaho.com
LOCATION
Pocatello and Chubbuck, both part of Bannock
County, are in the western foothills of the Rocky
Mountains in southeastern Idaho. The area comprises a portion
of the Oregon Trail, which passes through the Portneuf Gap.
POPULATION (MSA)
83,800
ANNUAL RAINFALL
13”
DISTANCES TO THREE
MAJOR CITIES NEARBY
Jackson, WY: 140 miles
Salt Lake City, UT: 165 miles
Boise, ID: 240 miles
National Average: 30”
Pocatello was named
one of the AARP’s
Top 5 Places to Retire
in 2013.
ACCOLADE
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Festival
PICK A PINT
Order one of 60 different
beers at 12 different
locations during the
annual Gate City
Brewfest, held every
March in Pocatello’s Old
Town district. Live bands
are also on tap, with a
shuttle transporting
people between the sites.
Downtown
SHOP OLD TOWN
Old Town Pocatello, the
city’s downtown district,
has historic buildings
filled with art galleries,
restaurants, coffee shops,
bakeries and retailers.
Old Town also hosts a
free Wednesday evening
Revive @ 5 concert series
from late May through
early September.
THINGS TO DO
Pocatello & Chubbuck’s must-do
attractions, activities and dining
Special Event
LOOK FOR THE FLAG
Join the Pocatello
POW*MIA Awareness
Association for the Rally
and Motorcycle Rodeo
every July. The world’s
largest POW*MIA flag
flies over the Bannock
County Fairgrounds for
the three-day event and
its music, motorcycle
competitions and more.
Golf Courses
FIT TO A TEE
Grab your clubs and
enjoy 18 holes at public
venues like the par-72
Riverside Golf Course
and Highland Golf
Course. Also in Pocatello,
the Billy Casper-designed
private Juniper Hills
Country Club features
10 water holes.
Spend a Day at the Park
Make a splash at the pool, lazy river or water slide at Ross Park Aquatic Complex, which welcomes swimmers
of all ages from Memorial Day through Labor Day. While at the park, don’t miss the Pocatello Zoo, with animals
like bison, cougars, turtles and a grizzly bear.
PHOTO PROVIDED BY SANDI LONG
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Festival
HAVE A BLAST
Have fun at the Biggest
Show in Idaho Music
Festival & Extravaganza,
now a four-day gathering
around the Fourth of July.
The event features bands,
food, fireworks, a parade
and more at the Bannock
County Fairgrounds and
venues throughout the
community.
Outdoors
BIKE AT MINK CREEK
Mink Creek Group Site
Campground in the
Bannock Mountain Range
is popular for birding and
wildlife viewing, and the
West Fork Mink Creek
Trail just outside the
campground provides
miles of pathways for
mountain bikers, hikers
and horseback riders.
Resort
LET OFF SOME STEAM
Slip on your bathing suit
and experience a series
of spring-fed mineral
water pools with
temperatures ranging
from 102 to 112 degrees
at Lava Hot Springs. The
resort also has an Olympic
pool complex, an indoor
aquatic center and an
indoor kiddie pool.
College Football
ROOT FOR
THE BENGALS
Tailgate before football
games as the Idaho State
University Bengals
compete in the Big Sky
Conference. ISU plays at
the Holt Arena, the oldest
enclosed stadium on a
college campus in the
U.S. Be there for an
exciting 2014 season.
Good Clean Fun
Don’t miss Don Aslett’s Museum of Clean.
Aslett started his successful cleaning
business in 1953 as an Idaho State
University student and has written scores
of cleaning books and made many TV
appearances since. He recently restored
and expanded a historic building to display
his huge collection of everything clean.
THINGS TO DO
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Seize
EVERY
Season
ENJOY OUTDOOR ADVENTURES ALL YEAR LONG
The Idaho State University Outdoor
Adventure Center helps residents stay
active by organizing rock climbing, horseback
riding, backpacking and kayaking events.
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“There are so many things to do right in our backyard that it’s just
amazing,” says Erchul, who runs the digital media marketing firm
E-Squared Creative with his wife. “It’s one of the main reasons we decided
to move our business headquarters to here in Pocatello.”
FUN IN THE SUN
When the warm weather hits, Corey Wight, a Pocatello native and avid
mountain biker, knows just how fortunate he is.
“I’d definitely rank Pocatello top ten in the nation for mountain biking,”
says Wight, who also owns local eatery The Sand Trap. “It’s a hidden gem.
We have over 50 miles of trails right outside of downtown. You could
literally ride for days.”
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ll year round, Pocatello offers so many outdoor recreation
opportunities so close to home that it can be downright
dizzying: skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking,
fishing, rock climbing, hiking, boating – the list goes on and
on. It’s exactly what attracts new residents like Rory Erchul
to the beautiful mountain city.
THINGS TO DO
Pocatello’s Upper Ross Park has a nine-hole disc
golf course that’s free and open to the public.
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Easy Access to Adventure
Area residents enjoy more than 1,000 miles of
recreational trails, plus parks with cool features,
such as the rock climbing walls at Ross Park.
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One of the most popular spots
for outdoor lovers is the City Creek
Trail System. The main trail, which
meanders alongside a creek,
is a scenic path well used by
bikers, hikers, joggers and
horseback riders.
The Portneuf Greenway, a
13-mile trail system that winds
along the bucolic Portneuf River
and through downtown, is
especially popular with anglers
thanks to the well-stocked Edson
Fichter community fishing pond.
Just south of town, the Mink
Creek Trail System contains more
than 100 miles of multi-use trails.
Throughout the summer, Pocatello
also hosts outdoor competitions
like the Pocatello Marathon, the
Pocatello Triathlon and the Pedal
Fest mountain biking race.
Residents looking to beat the
summer heat can cool off at the
Ross Park Aquatic Complex, a
family-friendly water park. Ross
Park also features a series of
natural, 35-foot-high rock walls
perfect for climbers and rappellers.
For residents who enjoy water
skiing, jet skiing or boating, the
87 square miles of open water at
American Falls Reservoir is just
a 30-minute drive away.
“The recreational opportunities
here are endless,” Wight says, “So
if you like the outdoors, Pocatello
is a sure bet.”
WINTER WONDERLAND
In Pocatello, snow is just another
great excuse to get outdoors. The
city lies within a three-hour drive
of celebrated ski resorts in Sun
Valley, Idaho; Jackson Hole, Wyo.;
and Park City, Utah, which makes
Pocatello the perfect base camp
for residents itching to hit the
slopes for some alpine skiing
or snowboarding.
Even closer to home is the
Pebble Creek Ski Area, located
just 20 miles south of downtown
Pocatello. Pebble Creek offers
54 runs on 1,100 acres of skiable
terrain, including dozens of black
diamond and double black diamond
runs for experienced snow buffs
looking for a challenge.
Cross country skiers flock to
the East Fork Mink Creek Nordic
Center, which maintains more
than 12 miles of well-groomed,
Nordic ski trails.
“It’s pretty inexpensive, and the
groomed trails are just beautiful,”
Erchul says. “It’s really a great
place to spend a day.”
The Nordic Center also provides
plenty of trails for snowshoers, and
even a sledding hill for the young
and young at heart.
by Miles Britton
by staff photographer
Wendy Jo O’Barr
Area cyclists enjoy the City Creek Trail System, the Portneuf Greenway and the Mink Creek Trail System.
Check out more fun
things to do in Pocatello
& Chubbuck at livability.
com/pocatello/id/
attractions.
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BREAKFAST
For breakfast, start out at Jeri’s
Jumbo’s Cafe on Pole Line Road
for classic diner fare, or ButterBurrs
if you want something a little more
ambitious. Or hit up Oliver’s,
a European-style café with a
selection of vegetarian dishes.
• Jeri’s Jumbo’s Cafe:
(208) 237-2158
• ButterBurrs: (208) 232-3296
• Oliver’s: (208) 234-0672
Pocatello Potluck
TAKE THESE TIPS FOR SAMPLING FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANTS
You don’t have to eat in Pocatello long to know that it’s got some big-city flavor in its amazing mix
of local and international cuisines. And there are plenty of options, from sunup to sundown and
into the late night hours (this is a college town after all).
THINGS TO DO: LOCAL FLAVOR
MEXICAN
With more than 40 Mexican
restaurants in town, you’ll have
fun finding your favorite. Try
Mama Inez, Puerto Vallarta, or
El Caporal. For an extra spicy treat,
order a house margarita shaken
with three slices of jalapeno,
a teaspoon of jalapeno juice.
• Mama Inez: (208) 234-7674
www.mamainezid.com
• Puerto Vallarta: (208) 233-3141
• El Caporal: (208) 244-7678
www.elcaporalpocatello.com
Pair Wine With Tasty Meals & Music
Marigolds Wine & Delicacies has live music on summer Fridays, a
perfect complement to its many wines, soups, salads and wraps.
• Marigolds Wine & Delicacies: (208) 237-9463
www.marigoldswine.com
Discover more great
places to eat in Pocatello
at livability.com/
pocatello/id/food.
SPECIAL OCCASION
Need a special meal for your
special occasion? The finest dining
in town is at the Sandpiper or the
Brass Rail Steakhouse. If you do the
Sandpiper, get the filet medallions.
• Sandpiper: (208) 233-1000
www.idahosandpiper.com
• Brass Rail Steakhouse:
(208) 637-6591
www.brassrailsteakhouse.com
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Casual Fare
For American food, locals
frequent The Sand Trap
steakhouse; Chalk Horse, which
has billiards; and Sandbagger’s
Bar & Grill, where live music is on
deck. Portneuf Valley Brewing,
pictured, doesn’t serve brews that
weren’t made in house.
• The Sand Trap: (208) 232-9850
• Chalk Horse: (208) 233-1841
www.chalkhorsebar.com
• Sandbagger’s Bar & Grill:
(208) 232-9595
• Portneuf Valley Brewing:
(208) 232-1644
www.portneufvalley
brewing.com
MIDDLE EASTERN
Don’t let Marhaba’s exterior fool
you – this renovated gas station is a
hidden local gem and has some of
the best Middle Eastern fare around.
• Marhaba’s: (208) 478-1121
ITALIAN
Hit up PV’s Pasta & Vino for
Sangria Saturdays, or go to Buddy’s
for the best Italian salad this side of
the Mediterranean.
• PV’s Pasta & Vino: (208) 233-1322
www.pvspastavino.com
• Buddy’s: (208) 233-1172
ASIAN
Pocatello shines at night. If you’re
feeling more grown up than the
college bars, late night sushi at
Sumisu Asian Fusion & Sushi is
where it’s at.
• Sumisu Asian Fusion & Sushi:
(208) 232-5610
GREEK
Grecian Key Restaurant has a
smallish menu but huge taste. Two
words: “baklava” and “homemade.”
• Grecian Key Restaurant:
(208) 235-3922
www.greciankeyrestaurant.com
Enjoy a Sweet Treat
Polish any meal off with some Pocatello froyo. Kiwi Loco and
YoCrazy are both Idaho local favorites, with all the usual (and
some unusual!) flavors and toppings you love.
• Kiwi Loco: (208) 237-5494 www.kiwilocoyogurt.com
• YoCrazy: (208) 242-3762 www.yocrazy.com
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Never a Dull Moment
PLENTY OF MUSIC AND CULTURAL EVENTS ENGAGE RESIDENTS IN THE ARTS
Author Thomas Merton said, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same
time.” Here are some places you might find yourself here while losing yourself in local culture.
THINGS TO DO: ARTS & CULTURE
Admire Art, Make Art
There’s no place in Pocatello like Old Town, and no
better way to experience it than during First Friday Art
Walks. Local businesses open their doors to the arts,
giving strollers and art gazers alike a reason to stop in.
If you’re feeling inspired, the Pocatello Art Center hosts
classes from mixed media to watercolors and pottery.
Best of all, they’re not just designed for beginners, but
also priced for beginners.
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Dance, Music & Theater
CATCH LIVE PERFORMANCES
For dancers (and fans) of all
ages, Brindusa-Moore Ballet
Academy has world-class programs
of instruction and performance. If
you like your shows a little more
on the musical side, check out the
Westside Players or the Mystique
Performing Arts and Events Center’s
schedule of plays and musicals. Or
find the next up-and-coming talent
at ISU’s School of Performing
Arts events.
Step Back in Time
Pocatello and Chubbuck are
deeply rooted in history, and
you can explore that heritage at
the Bannock County Historical
Museum, or the Idaho Museum
of Natural History. You can
also immerse yourself in it at
the Fort Hall Replica, a replica
of a historic fort that served
travelers on the Oregon Trail.
Listen to Local Bands
If you’re after live music, summer
concerts rock at Lower Ross
Park, or catch the Revive @ 5
concert series, pictured. Plus,
live music throughout the year
at the college bars around town
means you never have to go far
to find good music.
MUSIC & MORE
For year-round entertainment,
Idaho State University’s $34 million
L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens
Performing Arts Center is one
of the region’s finest spaces for
watching the finest of arts, such
as concerts, plays and lectures.
The Biggest Show in Idaho
Music Festival and Extravaganza
is the place to be the week of July
Fourth. With live music, bike and
running races, and more American
flags than you can shake a stick at,
this event shows the community
at its best.
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Welcome, Sports Nuts
RESIDENTS PROUDLY SUPPORT MANY COLLEGIATE, YOUTH AND OTHER SPORTS
Pocatello is known for its outdoor recreation, from mountain biking and hiking to rock climbing
and skiing, but residents also love the fact that the city is home to a wide range of spectator and
other sports.
THINGS TO DO: SPORTS & RECREATION
Get Your Motor Running
For those with a need for speed, Pocatello has you covered.
The family-friendly Pocatello Raceway roars to life on Saturdays
throughout the summer and fall, featuring a variety of cars and
classes, from stock cars to outlaw karts to Junk Yard Dogs. Or sit
back and watch motorcycles leap through the air and skid through
the dirt at the Pocatello Motocross Park, pictured, which holds
five races during the summer.
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Youth and Amateur Sports
CHEER FOR YOUR FAVORITE
Holt Arena hosts the annual Simplot Games, North America’s premier
indoor high school track and field event. In June, the arena’s stands
are packed for the Western Regionals, a youth tournament for
Olympic-style wrestling.
Throughout the summer, baseball enthusiasts head down to Halliwell
Park to watch American Legion amateur games. The regional youth
baseball league, Bannock Baseball, also hosts games in parks throughout
the city. Softball fans should be sure not to miss the Poky Shoot Out
Fastpitch Tournament. This thrilling, ASA-sanctioned event shows off
some of the best female softball pitchers in the Northwest.
For folks looking to yell yeehaw, the Idaho High School Rodeo Finals
take place every year at the Bannock County Fairgrounds. The weeklong
tournament brings to town young cowboys and cowgirls from all
around the state, going head-to-head in events like steer wrestling,
bareback bronc riding, and goat-tying competitions.
Head Out to
the Ball Game
Local college sports fans have
a lot to choose from thanks
to Idaho State University’s
strong athletics program.
Catch the Bengals football
team at a game in Holt Arena,
or don black and orange to
root for ISU’s basketball
teams. The school also has
cross country, track and
field, golf, volleyball, soccer,
tennis, and baseball and
softball teams.
Learn more about
recreation in Pocatello &
Chubbuck at livability.com/
pocatello/id/activities.
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LIVING
Schools, health care and neighborhoods
in Pocatello & Chubbuck
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Discover more photos of the area’s most
popular attractions and destinations at
livability.com/pocatello/photos-video.
College Town Culture
Idaho State University’s 123,000-square-foot
L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts
Center comprises the Jensen Grand Concert Hall,
Bistline Theatre, Rogers Theatre and the Marshall
Rotunda. The venue hosts theatrical performances and
concerts, most of which are open not just to students
and faculty but all members of the community.
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PROUD
to Pitch In
VOLUNTEER SPIRIT DRIVES MAJOR COMMUNITY
IMPROVEMENTS AND EVENTS
S
hilo Roubidoux began contributing to the
United Way more than 10 years ago and even
organized the annual United Way fundraising
drive at J.R. Simplot, where she works as human
resources manager.
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The Rotary International Rose Garden
features a statue of the city’s namesake,
Chief Pocatello. Sam Nettinga, a local
volunteer, helped make the statue possible.
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Today, Roubidoux serves on the board of United
Way of Southeastern Idaho, and all of her charitable
efforts prompted the Greater Pocatello Chamber of
Commerce to present her with its 2012 Community
Volunteer of the Year Award. Through her work with
United Way, she has become involved with other
charities such as Aid for Friends emergency shelter,
Salvation Army, Foster Grandparents elementary
school reading program, and the Pocatello Free Clinic,
all rewarding experiences among other residents
known for their generous spirit.
“Pocatello is the most giving community I’ve ever
known, with people ready to step up with volunteerism
and funding,” Roubidoux says.
One example of a recent large volunteer effort for
Pocatello residents is construction of a Brooklyn’s
Playground, the first fully-inclusive playground for
the Pocatello-Chubbuck area where children of all
abilities can play.
150-200 PROJECTS
Another resident well known for volunteer work,
Sam Nettinga, a retired representative with the Meat
Cutters Union and former Greater Pocatello Chamber
executive director, has volunteered on 150-200
projects while living in Pocatello.
“As a chamber executive in the 1990s, I was able to
help establish Valley Pride to better market Pocatello
to attract more business and industry,” Nettinga says.
“I also steered a beautification committee that resulted
in positive results like welcome signs posted at key
entrances throughout the city.”
Nettinga also worked with Bannock County
officials to make improvements at the fairgrounds,
such as establishing an RV park, plus organized a
16-foot statue of Chief Pocatello to be built at the
Rose Garden.
“I also became a member of the Pocatello Rotary
Club, whose motto is ‘service above self,’ and we
take that motto to heart,” he says. “I stay busy in
retirement and have met many good friends through
volunteerism. We often tackle projects that the local
government can’t do or doesn’t have the resources
to do, so groups of volunteers can step up and
accomplish plenty of good for our community.”
BIGGEST SHOW IN IDAHO
A massive volunteer effort involves the staging of a
Biggest Show in Idaho Music Festival & Extravaganza
that occurs every Fourth of July week.
Loren Azzola, a sales representative with Mutual
Insurance, has been a community volunteer since the
late 1980s when he joined the Gate City Rotary Club,
and today is on the committee that oversees the
Biggest Show in Idaho.
“I have always been involved in Pocatello projects
because I love living here,” he says. “I became a
chamber board member and founded the February
Fantasy chamber membership ball that celebrates its
10th year in 2014, plus today I’m a volunteer with the
Bannock Development Corporation that helps recruit
businesses to the region.”
Azzola says local resident Phil Meador ran the
Biggest Show in Idaho for 20 years but stepped aside
after 2012, so Azzola and several other volunteers
now organize the festival.
“In 2013, we added the Extravaganza to feature a
run, bike race, golf tournament, baseball tourney and
other activities to go along with all of the music festival
traditions,” he says. “Many people in Pocatello enjoy
volunteering, doing things that are right and make
sense for the community.”
by Kevin Litwin
by staff photographer
Wendy Jo O’Barr
Pocatello’s Rotary Club sponsors a garden near the visitor center that includes more than 1,100 rose bushes.
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Good Work, Good Results
Shilo Roubidoux, pictured, helped
spearhead a campaign to bring Brooklyn’s
Playground to the Pocatello-Chubbuck
community. The playground is all-inclusive,
enabling children of all abilities to enjoy it.
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Prepped for Success
HIGH-QUALITY SCHOOLS BENEFIT POCATELLO & CHUBBUCK FAMILIES
Students in the Pocatello & Chubbuck community are served by the Pocatello/Chubbuck
School District (#25), several charter and private schools, and Idaho State University.
“I have enjoyed the
teachers and classes. The
staff has been very helpful
with any questions and
has given sound advice
when requested. As a
non-traditional student, I
have a home on this campus.”
LEA ANN,
IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT
Read more about why the
Pocatello & Chubbuck
& Chubbuck area is a great
place to learn at livability.
com/pocatello/id/schools.
LIVING: EDUCATION
Higher Education
at Idaho State
Once students have graduated
high school, there’s no need to
travel far to receive a quality
post-secondary education.
With an enrollment of nearly
14,500, Idaho State University
attracts students from around
the world and offers access to
high-quality education in more
than 280 programs. The school
is known as “Idaho’s health-care
university,” providing about
75 percent of the state’s health
degree programs. ISU also
includes the Idaho Accelerator
Center, a top research and
development facility.
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Elementary and Secondary Education
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS
Pocatello/Chubbuck School District (#25)
comprises elementary, middle, and senior high
schools that include kindergarten through 12th grade,
including a Montessori school and an early intervention
center. Each year, the district publishes its report
card, which is created by the State of Idaho. In its
most recent report card, in 2012, Pocatello/Chubbuck
public schools exceeded the state’s goal of
graduating 90 percent of high school seniors,
graduating 95 percent. The district also reported
that it is closing the gap in the achievement scores
between white, black, Hispanic and Native
American students.
Parents interested in private school opportunities
for their children have high-quality schools to choose
from. Pocatello’s Grace Lutheran School teaches
children in prekindergarten through eighth grade and
received the National Blue Ribbon School Award by the
U.S. Department of Education. The award is given to
recognize public and private elementary, middle, and
high schools where students perform at very high levels
or where significant improvements are being made in
students’ academic achievement. The Holy Spirit
Catholic School, serving students in kindergarten
through eighth grade, is accredited through the Western
Catholic Educational Association. Calvary Chapel
Christian School of Pocatello offers a Christian
education experience for students from prekindergarten
age all the way through 12th grade.
Pocatello/Chubbuck
School District (25)
• Elementary Schools: Chubbuck, Edahow, Ellis,
Gate City, Greenacres, Indian Hills, Jefferson,
Lewis and Clark, Lincoln Center/Early
Intervention, Montessori, Syringa, Tendoy,
Tyhee, Washington, Wilcox
• Secondary Schools: Alameda Middle, Franklin
Middle, Hawthorne Middle, Irving Middle,
Century High, Highland High, New Horizons
High, Pocatello High
Charter Schools
The area also offers the alternative of two
public charter schools: Pocatello Community
Charter School, above, and the Academy
Charter School. Both schools served students
in kindergarten through eighth grade.
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Care You Can Count On
PORTNEUF MEDICAL CENTER SERVES POCATELLO & CHUBBUCK COMMUNITY
LIVING: HEALTH
Residents of Pocatello have
access to quality health care
through Portneuf Medical Center.
Its beautiful facility and staff
welcome patients and provide a
wide range of services, including
cancer treatments, emergency
services, family medicine, surgery,
heart and vascular care, and
internal medicine.
One of Portneuf Medical
Center’s goals is to ensure that
patients receive cutting-edge care.
Toward that goal, PMC developed
its Heart Hospital, which is one of
just a handful of hospitals in the
country with a hybrid operating
room, a cross between a traditional
operating room and a cardiac
catheterization lab.
The hospital uses robotic surgery
methods and has a state-of-the-art
cancer treatment center with the
latest in CT scanning technology.
PMC also uses sophisticated
technology to extend its reach to
rural and other underserved areas.
A hospital is more than its
facilities and equipment, however.
PMC’s professional health-care
providers are dedicated to patient
satisfaction. Dan Ordyna, Portneuf
Medical Center’s CEO, says that
even with a beautiful state-of-the-art
hospital with the latest equipment
and technology, it is the people who
make PMC a world-class facility.
“We have the most educated,
highly trained, and compassionate
physicians and staff imaginable,”
Ordyna says. “They are what
make Portneuf Medical Center
Portneuf Medical Center
received the Center of
Excellence Award from
Healogics for its Wound
Care and Hyperbaric
Center in June 2013.
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Chubbuck & County Residents:
- Photo ID & Proof of Residence
Pocatello Residents:
- Marshall Library Card, Photo ID,
and Proof of Residence
On your frst visit, you may
check out one book.
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why we are nationally ranked and
locally recognized.”
Indeed, several organizations
have recognized the medical center
with awards for its services, staff
and quality of care. The Joint
Commission has awarded PMC its
Gold Seal of Approval, and in June
2013, the medical center received
the Center of Excellence Award from
Healogics for its Wound Care and
Hyperbaric Center, which honors
outstanding patient outcomes for
24 consecutive months.
PMC also participates as an
Award Partner in the DAISY
Award for Extraordinary Nurses, an
international program that rewards
and celebrates the extraordinary
clinical skill and compassionate
care given by nurses. As part of the
program, the medical center honors
one of its nurses with this special
honor quarterly.
by Kelly Kagamas Tomkies
by staff photographer
Wendy Jo O’Barr
Portneuf Medical Center includes a cancer treatment center and a
heart hospital, and features state-of-the-art technology.
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Enjoy
• Free Wi-f
• E-Books
• Audiobooks
• Gaming
• Homework Help
• Summer Reading
• Programs for All Ages
• Huge DVD Selection
Free Checkout
• Books ................................... 4 weeks
• New Books ........................... 2 weeks
• Audiobooks/CDs ................. 2 weeks
• Backpacks & Story Kits ..... 2 weeks
• DVDs ....................................... 1 week
• Games ..................................... 1 week
• Puppets ................................... 1 week
Getting a Library Card

Chubbuck & County Residents:
- Photo ID & Proof of Residence
Pocatello Residents:
- Marshall Library Card, Photo ID,
and Proof of Residence
On your frst visit, you may
check out one book.
Contact
5210 Stuart Ave.
Chubbuck, ID 83202
(208) 237-2192
www.portneufibrary.com
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$45,486
Median Household Income
$139,205
Median Home Price
$626
Median Rent for a
Two-Bedroom Apartment
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Median Travel Time to Work
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July Average High
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Entertainment Destination
Holt Arena, located on the Idaho State University
campus, draws 300,000-400,000 people annually
with concerts, sporting events, trade shows,
conferences and more. Since opening in 1970, the
arena has hosted about 2,500 events and has had
an economic impact of about $600 million on the
Pocatello & Chubbuck area.
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BUSINESS
Info on Pocatello & Chubbuck’s top
employers, jobs and success stories
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Browse though more photos of Pocatello
& Chubbuck’s shops and businesses at
livability.com/pocatello/photos-video.
Shopping, Dining and More
Await in Old Town Pocatello
Old Town Pocatello has several specialty shops
and boutiques, such as Finders Keepers Antiques
& Furniture, Muse and Vain & Vintage. A healthy mix
of businesses, including restaurants, bars, coffee
shops, salons, spas and theaters draw people to the
city’s historic center.
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Accolades
AREA RECOGNIZED AS A TOP SPOT FOR BUSINESS
For six years in a row, Forbes.com has listed Pocatello as a Best
Small Place for Business, and Forbes.com ranks the city second
on its Cost of Doing Business index. The Milken Institute rated the
Pocatello metropolitan statistical area third in growth rate of high-tech
manufacturing companies, while Financial Times’ fDi Magazine listed
Pocatello among the Top 10 Micro Cities of the Future and ranked it
second in Best Economic Potential.
The Secret’s Out
ASSETS AND AFFORDABILITY BRING ACCOLADES
Pocatello has earned several accolades in recent times for its business achievements. Many
successful companies do business in Pocatello and the surrounding region, with the area offering
good transportation assets as well as several other positives.
BUSINESS: OVERVIEW
Target Industries
POCATELLO IS READY TO GROW
Pocatello-based Bannock Development Corporation reports that
the Pocatello metropolitan statistical area is primed and ready for seven
sectors of future growth. They are agriculture and food technology,
construction, energy, environmental, health care, manufacturing, and
medical research and development. BDC says companies interested in
Pocatello are privy to ample commercial and industrial space, low utility
rates, an educated workforce, and a lower cost of living.
It’s Easy to
Stay Connected
Pocatello’s location at the
intersection of two major
interstates – I-15 and I-86 –
proves ideal for warehousing
and distribution companies.
Also convenient are two
Union Pacific main line
railroad tracks along with the
Pocatello Regional Airport,
with passenger and corporate
jet service for Pocatello,
Chubbuck and the southeast
Idaho region. The airport
also houses Pocatello
Business Park, a prime site
for industrial economic
expansion near the city.
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Retail
PRIME SHOPPING DESTINATION
The Pocatello MSA has more than 700 retail businesses,
and many have been key contributors to the local economy
for 10 years or more. A brief list of the long-standing
retail companies includes Costco, Bed Bath & Beyond,
Fred Meyer, JCPenney, Lowes, Sears, Ashley Furniture,
The Home Depot and Wal-Mart.

(PCDA) is a non profit organization established
to bring additional business and industry to
Power County. The PCDA’s primary focus is the
redevelopment of the former FMC plant site,
which is located within five miles of the greater
Pocatello area. Zoned for heavy industry, the
property boasts ready access to electric power,
natural gas and rail transportation. It is located
within three miles of the Pocatello Regional
Airport, and has direct access to Interstate 86
and State Highway 30. Power Enterprise Park,
which consists of approximately 90 acres of
undeveloped land at Exit 58 off I-86, is ready for
development. With the area’s low cost of doing
business and low tax burden, this is a prime site
for future development.
For more information on the Power Enterprise
Park or the FMC properties, contact:
Power County Development Authority
Valorie Watkins, Director
P.O. Box 621 • American Falls, ID 83211
(208) 238-1278 • watkins50@cableone.net

CENTRAL
LOCATION
DEVELOPMENT
READY FOR
The Power County
Development Authority
Pocatello & Chubbuck Top Employers
Idaho State University, pictured, is the region’s
largest employer with more than 3,000 staffers,
while the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District
No. 25 and Portneuf Medical Center both have
more than 1,000 employees. Companies/entities with
between 350 and 800 employees include the City
of Pocatello, ON Semiconductor, Convergys, J.R.
Simplot Company, Allstate Insurance, Union Pacific
Railroad and Bannock County.
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BUSINESS
ISU’s College of Technology prepares
students for high-tech jobs through its
40 programs of study.
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The university, founded in 1901, draws
14,500 students from nearly 60 countries
to pursue education in 285 programs.
Among ISU’s areas of expertise are
humanities, business, the arts, nuclear
research, energy, engineering, and
biological sciences and health care. The
array of careers students can prepare for
is staggering – the College of Technology
alone offers its 2,000 students 40 programs
ranging from nuclear power plant operation
and fire services administration to
cosmetology and culinary arts.
“The biggest piece of economic
development is people development,
training people to work in high-tech jobs
and bringing the high-tech opportunities
to them,” says Dr. Howard Grimes, ISU
vice president for research and economic
development. “In the university we can do
the research, create the jobs and train the
workforce. Our vision is to create a premier
model for an entrepreneurial university
that drives economic development via
private-public partnerships.”
RISE COMPLEX
Those partnerships underlie the
university’s new RISE Complex (Research
and Innovation in Science and Industry), a
sprawling 215,000-square-foot facility that
can accommodate the building of large
instruments while also conducting applied
research into nano-material particles. RISE
brings together multidisciplinary partners
from the public, private and academic
F
rom providing an able, trained workforce to finding
solutions for industry to building a visionary center for
collaborative research in science and engineering, Idaho
State University helps Pocatello, and Idaho, prosper.
ISU’S NEW FACILITY EPITOMIZES ITS
POSITIVE ECONOMIC IMPACT
and
Shine
RISE
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Students Hone Their Skills,
Prepare to Join the Workforce
The College of Technology at ISU offers
programs in robotics and communications
systems engineering technology, aircraft
maintenance technology, and more.
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sectors to create innovative
applications for “real world”
business and industry, from
health care to nuclear energy.
“We’ve already patented one
of our key technologies that’s
of great interest to a regional
company in Pocatello, and
we’re looking at research
collaboration with a Fortune
500 energy company for roughly
$1 million a year to start with,”
Grimes says.
RISE’s work, he predicts, will
generate high-tech, good-paying
jobs, and benefit new and
expanding companies, both
global and local, that in turn will
attract a diversified, highly
trained workforce.
“ISU, and the state of Idaho,
are uniquely poised for dramatic
growth in economic development,”
says Grimes, who was recruited
to ISU from Washington State
and now finds Pocatello “hands
down” the best place he has lived.
“There are pockets of expertise
here that, when put together, will
be exponential in their impact.”
WORKFORCE TRAINING
ISU’s commitment to the
economic health of Southeastern
Idaho is also reflected in the range
of its workforce training programs,
which include coursework,
certificate programs, internships
and customized training. The
agribusiness J. R. Simplot
Company, which is one of the
state’s largest employers, has
had an ongoing relationship
with ISU that includes student
placements and internships
with the company, on-site
consultations, and an employee
education assistance program.
“They provide the critical
training our employees need
to get into higher-tech positions,”
says Camille Andersen, Simplot
director of organizational
development. “ISU has also
been very responsive to us as
we look at boosting automation,
engineering, instrumentation
and controls statewide.” ISU
also has been “very supportive,”
“The biggest piece of economic development is people
development, training people to work in high-tech jobs
and bringing the high-tech opportunities to them.”
DR. HOWARD GRIMES,
ISU VP FOR RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The College of Technology’s job placement rate is 91.5 percent.
The university, founded in 1901, draws 14,500 students from nearly 60 countries to pursue education in 285 programs. Among ISU’s areas of expertise are humanities, business, the arts, nuclear research, energy, engineering, and biological sciences and health care. The array of careers students can prepare for is staggering – the College of Technology alone offers its 2,000 students 40 programs ranging from nuclear power plant operation and fire services administration to cosmetology and culinary arts. “The biggest piece of economic development is people development, training people to work in high-tech jobs
and bringing the high-tech opportunities to them,” says Dr. Howard Grimes, ISU vice president for research and economic development. “In the university we can do the research, create the jobs and train the workforce. Our vision is to create a premier model for an entrepreneurial university that drives economic development via private-public partnerships.” RISE COMPLEX Those partnerships underlie the university’s new RISE Complex (Research and Innovation in Science and Industry), a sprawling 215,000-square-foot facility that can accommodate the building of large instruments while also conducting applied
F
rom providing an able, trained workforce to finding
solutions for industry to building a visionary center for
collaborative research in science and engineering, Idaho
State University helps Pocatello, and Idaho, prosper.
ISU’S NEW FACILITY EPITOMIZES ITS
POSITIVE ECONOMIC IMPACT
and
Shine
R
ISE
BUSINESS
ISU’s College of Technology prepares students for high-tech jobs through its 40 programs of study.

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she says, in helping employees
of the company’s Aberdeen plant,
which is closing in 2014.
“They have been on-site to
speak to our employees about
the services they offer, hosted an
institutional tour of the school and
been very active in helping people
plan,” says Jody Geritz, training
specialist at Simplot’s Aberdeen
facility. “They are a good partner
for us.”
by Laura Hill
by staff photographer
Wendy Jo O’Barr
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PRIME TIME AUCTIONS
Established in 1978, Prime
Time Auctions schedules several
monthly sales events, including
online auctions, a fourth
Wednesday auto and RV auction,
and a second Saturday auction
for the entire community.
www.primetimeauctions.com
PORTNEUF
VALLEY BREWING
Pocatello’s only brewpub,
Portneuf Valley Brewing features
hand-crafted beer, food and live
music. Owner Penny Pink’s brew
lineup includes Grog, Midnight
Satin, Portneuf Cocoa Porter
and Penny’s Extra Pale.
www.portneufvalley
brewing.com
MARIGOLDS
WINE & DELICACIES
An assortment of wines, weekly
wine tastings, and memorable
dining experiences are among
the entertainment options at
Marigolds Wine & Delicacies.
The staff also hosts cooking
classes and live band nights.
www.marigoldswine.com
STUDIO 145 SPA & SALON
Haircuts, nails, massages, facials,
steams, body wraps, spray tans
and hair removal are some of
the services available at Studio
145 Spa & Salon. Customers can
also purchase clothing, jewelry
and makeup.
www.studio145salonandspa.com
BLACK SWAN INN
An old English Tudor building,
Black Swan Inn has 15 uniquely
themed suites, from the
Enchanted Forest to an Egyptian
Suite, all creatively appointed
and equipped with modern,
luxurious amenities.
www.blackswaninn.com
Business
Spotlight
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TOURISM
In a move proving its priority to
increase tourism, the chamber hired
a tourism administrator in January
2013, Birgitta Bright, who promotes
the area as a travel destination,
drawing attention to area museums,
cultural events and ISU activities
and informing potential visitors
about hotels and event facilities.
The Idaho Travel Council
awarded the chamber a $110,000
grant to fund its tourism promotion,
says Matt Hunter, president and
CEO of the Pocatello-Chubbuck
Chamber of Commerce.
“The grant goes toward
advertising and marketing aspects
such as developing a tourism
website and a social media strategy,
and finding the best advertising
platforms,” Hunter says.
LOWERING BUSINESS TAXES
Another recent chamber effort
urged state legislators to lower
corporate tax rates.
“The chamber helped get the
legislature to give individual
businesses an exemption on the
first $100,000 of personal property
tax, and the chamber continues to
work for full elimination of that tax,”
Hunter says.
COMMUNIVERSITY
The chamber is also involved
with CommUniversity, a program
that better links the business
community with ISU through
research programs, internships and
co-promoting what ISU offers its
students and the community.
“Speaking of schools, we also
back a scholarship program that
helps pay for dual enrollment
classes that high school students
Big Impact
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can take at ISU to earn college
credit,” Hunter says. “The chamber
has an education committee that
awards about $7,000 annually for
these dual enrollment scholarships.”
LEAD BY EXAMPLE
In addition, the chamber
administers a Leadership Pocatello
program, in which participants
spend one day a month for
10 months attending classes and
field trips to learn about various
aspects of Pocatello and Bannock
County. The class members then
complete a large community
improvement project. The current
Leadership Pocatello class has
34 participants – the largest
class ever.
“The chamber is involved
in many projects to assist our
760 members,” Hunter says. “We
are proud to be a leader in Pocatello
and have been a key part of this
community since 1901.”
by Kevin Litwin
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community, visit
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Booth Architecture
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City of Chubbuck
www.cityofchubbuck.us
City of Pocatello
www.pocatello.us
DL Evans Bank
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Facial & Oral Surgery
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Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance
Company of Idaho
www.idfbins.com
Pocatello-Chubbuck
Chamber of Commerce
www.pocatelloidaho.com
Idaho Central Credit Union
www.iccu.com
Idaho State University
www.isu.edu
J & J Auto Body
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J. R. Simplot Company
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Pebble Creek Ski Area
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Pioneer Country Travel Council
www.seidaho.org
Portneuf District Library
www.portneuflibrary.org
Portneuf Medical Center
www.portmed.org
Power County
Development Authority
www.fmc-idaho.com/redevelopment
Shoshone-Bannock Hotel
www.shobanhotel.com
Visit Pocatello
www.visitpocatello.com
Westmark Credit Union
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ECONOMIC PROFILE
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
EDUCATION LEVEL
High School Graudate
Associate Degree
Bachelor’s Degree
Graduate Degree
TAXES
0%
Local Sales Tax
6%
State Sales Tax
6%
Total Sales Tax
SCORECARD
$1B+
Annual Retail Sales
$114M
Annual Hotel
and Food Sales
5,687
Total Number of Firms
TOP EMPLOYERS
TRANSPORTATION
$100,000+
$30,000-$99,999
$29,999 and under
Source: U.S. Census
J.R. Simplot Co., Varsity
Contractors, Premier Technology,
Farmers Insurance Group, Marsh
Valley School District #21, Idaho
Department of Health & Welfare
Pocatello City Government,
ON Semiconductor, Convergys,
Union Pacific Railroad, Bannock
County Government, Wal-Mart
Idaho State University,
Pocatello/Chubbuck School
District #25, Portneuf
Medical Center
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Ad Index
48 AMERI TEL INNS
46 BANNOCK
DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
C1A-C2 BINGHAM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
47 BOOTH ARCHITECTURE
45 CITY OF CHUBBUCK
1 CITY OF POCATELLO
C4 DL EVANS BANK
32 FACIAL & ORAL SURGERY
44 FARM BUREAU MUTUAL
INSURANCE COMPANY OF IDAHO
45 GREATER POCATELLO
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
C3 IDAHO CENTRAL CREDIT UNION
2 IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY
46 J & J AUTO BODY
6 J. R. SIMPLOT COMPANY
44 PEBBLE CREEK SKI AREA
45 PIONEER COUNTRY TRAVEL
COUNCIL
33 PORTNEUF DISTRICT LIBRARY
30 PORTNEUF MEDICAL CENTER
39 POWER COUNTY
DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
4 SHOSHONE-BANNOCK HOTEL
14-15 VISIT POCATELLO
47 WESTMARK CREDIT UNION
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48 POCATELLO & CHUBBUCK
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Five generations
And we’ve only just started!
109 years
“Over one hundred years ago,
D. L. Evans started the bank
in Idaho, with $25,000
and a dream.
Despite the floods, droughts,
and the Great Depression,
we continue to grow and
prosper throughout Idaho.”
John V. Evans, Sr.
Former Governor of Idaho
D.L. Evans Bank President
We’re looking forward
to the next hundred!
ALBION BOISE BURLEY HAILEY IDAHO FALLS JEROME KETCHUM MERIDIAN NAMPA POCATELLO RUPERT TWIN FALLS
www.dlevans.com
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