Richard Drewes

Richard Herman Drewes, born in Idaho Falls, Idaho on April 18, 1928, passed in peace during his 90th year on May 6, 2018 in Sacramento, California.

Small businesses need to be aware of these scams

We all can be targets, but for some scammers, small businesses can generate a big payday. Finally starting your own business can be a dream come true, but with that dream can come a nightmare when con artists come calling. Your Better Business Bureau is partnering with state and federal agencies to stop small business scams. This is a law enforcement initiative seeking operations trying to defraud small businesses. It also is an educational outreach effort to help small businesses protect themselves from fraud. BBB joined with the Federal Trade Commission, eight state Attorneys General, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and two U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to launch the efforts.

Ski resorts make hay in the summer months

Participants in a yoga class at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming. The resort has around 600 employees on staff during the summer months compared to more than 1,600 in the winter, and the resort still plays an important role in the local economy in the summer. courtesy Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Winter is the bread and butter for many business in eastern Idaho and western Wyoming, in particular ski resorts.

Resurrecting a historic I.F. building

John Roark / Owner Jake Durtschi stands for a photo in the new 5,000-square-foot Downtown Event Center on Thursday. “I thought the building could be used better,” said Durtschi “It felt like an old-school mall. Our goal is to make it useful.” The center, which is nearing completion with a scheduled Aug. 1 opening, is located at 480 Park Ave. John Roark/

When Jake Durtschi purchased the building at 480 Park Ave. two years ago, it was a shell of its former self. 



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